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Holy Innocents' painting Métamorphose headed to exhibition

Holy Innocents' painting Métamorphose headed to exhibition

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- An 18th century French map was the inspiration for a painting produced by three Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School students that will be featured at the exhibition “Putting the U.S. Southeast on the Map,” Oct. 29 through Nov. 30 on the Georgia Tech campus.

The exhibition is part of the annual Festival France-Atlanta, sponsored by the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and the Georgia Institute of Technology, focuses on cooperation between France and the Southeastern United States.

French and art students Jack Sullivan, Evan Thomas and Isabella Vear -- under the guidance of art teacher Charles Watson -- created the painting, Métamorphose, after drawing inspiration from one map in a unique French collection of antique Southeastern U.S. maps. The maps are housed in a collection in the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Copies of the maps will also be on display.

Elevate Week begins Oct. 18

Elevate Week begins Oct. 18

ATLANTA -- Elevate Week, the Office of Cultural Affairs' large scale public art project, will begin Friday, Oct. 18 at locations throughout the city.

Muralists and performance groups will create art with the theme "Transit: Time, People and Places" through Saturday, Oct. 26.

"I am excited by this year's program because it is a testament to the evolving role of public art in the cultural and economic development of Atlanta," Eddie Granderson, public art program manager for the Office of Cultural Affairs, said in a statement. "We are growing Atlanta's reputation as a cultural destination through public art."

MARTA has partnered with the program to design a special Elevate bus. Route 49 will drive past much of the Elevate artwork, giving riders the opportunity to see it.

'Redemption 316' debuts in Atlanta

'Redemption 316' debuts in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Atlanta-based independent production company Zulu Pictures premiered Redemption 316 on Thursday Sept. 12 at the beautiful Woodruff Arts Center. Redemption 316 is a riveting tale of a college sophomore convicted for killing her fiance. Jessica Wood maintains her innocence throughout the course of the trial. Cast away into a world of the criminal minded, Jessica strives to survive prison life amid brutal assaults and gang affiliates who stand to gain nothing but respect in the mist of the weak. While in prison, Jessica crosses paths with Zane, a diehard gang leader who wants her for a sex slave, while Krime, a repeat offender serving life without the possibility of parole, wants Jessica split between them for peace to reign, a decision Zane calls a slap in the face. Things heats up as inmates are being killed in numbers while corrupt officers play both sides.

2013 Suzi Awards nominees revealed

2013 Suzi Awards nominees revealed

ATLANTA -- The nominees for the 2012-13 Suzi Bass Awards were announced Monday.

This year's Suzi Nomination Party was held at 7 Stages Theatre in Little Five Points and was hosted by past Suzi winners Ingrid Cole and Glenn Rainey.

RELATED | See last year's Suzi nominees
RELATED | See last year's Suzi winners

The Suzi Awards are named for Suzi Bass, a well-loved Atlanta actress who died of cancer in 2002. Every year, they honor some of the best theater productions in metro Atlanta.

Center for Puppetry Arts Celebrates 35th Anniversary

This September, the Center for Puppetry Arts is celebrating 35 years as an institution in both the puppetry community and the Atlanta attraction scene. Since 1978, the Center has introduced millions of visitors to the wonder and art of puppetry and has touched their lives through enchanting performances, interactive workshops and museum exhibits, as well as Distance Learning and Outreach Programs.

'Ghost The Musical' to open Broadway in Atlanta season

'Ghost The Musical' to open Broadway in Atlanta season

ATLANTA -- The supernatural power of love is taking Atlanta by storm as the new Broadway and West End musical Ghost The Musical, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, will play a limited engagement at the Fox Theatre from Nov. 5-10 as part of the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2013-2014 season.

Tickets for Ghost The Musical go on sale Aug. 18. Tickets will be available at the Fox Theatre box office (660 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30308), by visiting www.FoxAtlTix.com or by calling 1-855-ATL-TIXX. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 404-881-2000.

Morgan Stanley sponsors Atlanta Mountainfilm on Tour Travelling Film Festival

ATLANTA -- Morgan Stanley is the presenting sponsor of the Mountainfilm on Tour ATL event, held on Sept. 6 and 7 at the Plaza Theatre in Atlanta. Mountainfilm on Tour is a traveling showcase of inspiring, adventurous and humorous short films spotlighting the environment and outdoor activity. All screenings during the two-day event are curated from the 2013 Mountainfilm in Telluride Film Festival held earlier this year.