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Textiles, Art History, Gardens, and a Little Mental Traveling with Courtney Barnes 2006-2016


Leaving Summer, Entering Fall

Above, autumn panels from Annie Butrus' installation, Peach Tree Trail, a five-year study of nature's seasonal impact on farmers' orchards in Chilton County, Alabama. Although the exhibition at UAB has ended, and many of the panels have sold, interested collectors may inquire about remaining pieces at Amanda Schedler Fine Art.

Do Janet Blyberg's photographs of produce put you in the mood to experiment in the kitchen? In Atlanta, Simple Abundance cooking classes continue through September. Top Chef contestant Chef Kevin Gillespie of Woodfire Grill will teach three ways to prepare pork on August 24th from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Cook's Warehouse, Midtown. Cost of the demonstration and tasting is $55, with proceeds benefiting the Atlanta Community Food Bank. For a look at September classes, detailed menus and registration information, visit Simple Abundance. (September is Hunger Action Month.)

[Morning on the St. Johns, Florida, Thomas Moran (American, 1837 - 1926) ca. 1881, etching on paper, 11 1/4 x 15 inches, Orlando Museum of Art]

And a reminder: August 21 is the registration deadline for the Orlando Museum of Art's continuing education course tailored for interior designers, “Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Art But Were Afraid to Ask: Conservation, History, Framing, Aesthetics and the Pitfalls of Criticism.” The seminar is open to all, but ASID professionals who participate can earn 10 CEUs and satisfy Health, Safety, and Welfare Requirements.

Class dates are August 28, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and August 29, 9 a.m. to 12 noon. Cost is $350 including lunch on Friday. For details or to register, contact Associate Curator Jan Clanton by email,, or by phone (407) 896-4231 x 261.

Cheekwood botanical garden and museum in Nashville continues to offer extended hours through September 30. Visitors are invited to stay until 8 p.m. each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday night. Cheekwood in August photographed by Intrullin.


P.Gaye Tapp at Little Augury said...

Yes, I do feel that way about Janet's photographs-rather wish she were a neighbor! The peachtree images are lovely. It does seem there is a change-but oh the weather still hot, and always seems so. la

Style Court said...

LA -- Yes, definitely the weather screams summer. It will be a long time before it feels like fall is in the air!

Southern Aspirations said...

Oh I love Annie Butrus' work! I wish I had known of her earlier.. I would have gone. Chilton County peaches... there aren't any other kind in Alabama (so I've been told!)

Rebecca Corvese said...

I would love to go to that cooking class! I'm a bit far away in California! Lovely artwork!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

I would love to go to that cooking class too. Just saw Julie and Julia and in the mood to experiment in the kitchen!

Karena said...

Love Annie's is so fresh and bright!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for showing us that beautiful Florida Thomas Moran etching.

YOU are all invited to view a mass of J.M.W. Turners at

Douglass Montrose-Graem
Director The Turner Museum and Thomas Moran Galleries Sarasota Florida

Pigtown*Design said...

LOVE Janet's photographs. I think the one under the peach one is Neil's Yard Cheeses in Covent Garden.

Zelda said...

I allways love to stop by and drink your colours in the various art work your are posting ,.

Style Court said...


That makes me happy!

Janet said...

Ooooooh, yes, I feel it too. Apples, corn, and pumpkins showing up at the market. Some of the area public schools even opened today. As always, thank you for the sweet words. :)

P.S. Ms. Meg is spot on!