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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.