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2011 Fall Open Studio Event, this weekend!
  info: 770-423-0049
(Last updated 11-18-2011)
 A.R.C.'s Open Studio event,  is one of two annual opportunities for public access to the center. On November 18, 19, 20 the artists at the 43,000 sq ft Artisan Resource Center are launching their annual Fall Open Studio event.

Arc houses professional artists and craftsmen in residence working in the fields of  sculpture, portrait painting, photography contemporary painting, screen printing, custom furniture making, ceramics, wood turning, textiles, architecture, wood working, decorative arts, jewelry, graphics, advertising, theatre, film production and stained glass studios.


2011 PARTICIPATING ARTISTS INCLUDE: (Updated  frequently)
(link to artists found at: )

A-1   Afterlight Pictures :  Independent Film Distribution studios 

A-2    Stan King : bird houses & lighting , Story Telling, Raffle for hand made craftsman style tea light. 

C-1    The Blank Stage Special Event: Kidz Connect  Networking Event, Saturday, November 19 :11:00am -3:00pm 

C-1    Charisma Studios Studio : Helping the actor train, develop, and grow both in the craft of acting 
and in the business of acting.

C-2   KSU Exhibit  Students  "Vision November  Art Show"; Juried Exhibit. Reception Friday  evening.
Exhibit: in several locations. Map at event.

E -b   Art by Archen: Live Costumed models for drawing opportunities throughout event. Bring your  sketchpad. 
         Images, painting , illustration  
 Student Exhibit.    Live models: Check Schedule for times.

E-1   brosborne wood design: Furniture Design, wood working & boat-making.
Gift items .

E-2   Rip Potter Design Studio: Artisan based  design-scale models on display. Special Sculptures ,
        Currently producing movie sets for Brothers Young Productions. Close out SALE:   decorative ornaments for furniture 
        building, legs for tables.

E-3   brosborne wood design:  Furniture Design, wood working

F-1   Glass Graphics: Glass:  Etching  Sandblasting  Filming  Signage

F-2   Brothers Young Productions, Green Screen room; theatre/films production,  Ongoing  "shorts" films;
        Link to facebook info

G     Brothers Young Productions, Stage set :"Galactic Perry's Learning Starship" theatre/films production, Ongoing 
       "shorts" films;  Link to facebook info

G-1 Atlanta Art Worx Jewelry Metal Arts Studio - jewelry / metal arts classes and workshops, studio 
rental, tools, and supplies

G-1 Dana Ruth Designs - Goldsmith, metalsmith, hand-crafted fine jewelry, by me | for you | by hand 

G-2   Helen Deramus: Bold encaustic paintings,  textural and abstract & also  employs the use of 
         silk photographs .  SALE ; Student Exhibit 

H      Colonial Stained Glass :stained & fused glass, supplies & classes ; Demos and displays of stained glass, fusing,
         and mosaics. On Saturday there will be a group making stained glass lampshades. Gift items are available.  Classes
          and workshops.

I       Nick Cook Woodturner: an Atlanta institution, work showcased world wide, demonstrations

J-1    Ehecatl Studio- Vision Bear: Painting, classes;  Indian stories, poetry, Drumming .Ehecatl  demonstration. Student
         Exhibit, Demonstrations; SALE

K-1   Shane McDonald :Allegorical paintings, figurative images,classes . New work: "Man/Machine"  series.

K-1   Matthew Craven : painter , sculpture , contemporary pottery

L      Beads By Design :"Beads of Courage" flame workers gather, Jewelry, flame worked glass, classes, hand  crafted

M     Cobb Gem & Mineral Society: Lapidary and Mineral Club -also at the gem & mineral show  @ Cobb  Civic  Center

N    AFX Studios :Special Effects, sculpture , masks, Film industry. Producing special effects  for movies and TV series
        including: "Vampire Diaries", "Teen Wolf" series, feature film "Footloose", "Big Mama's House 3",  

O     Shades Textiles:Hand Dyed Textiles by Stacy Michell, International quilter, artist, author, teacher  & lecturer.

The Artisan Resource Center is tucked away in a huge 43,000 sq ft warehouse building at 585 Cobb  Parkway S. ARC has been home to professional artists for over 20 years, with  more than 25 studios housed in the center .

585 Cobb Parkway South, just south of the south Marietta Parkway loop
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contact: 770-423-0049


1.     From I-75 use exit 263 at South Marietta Parkway (Hwy 120 Loop South)

2.     Turn West toward Southern Polytech University. (Traveling North on 75, make sure you take the westbound clover leaf.)

3.     Make a left on Wylie Road less than a quarter-mile from I-75.(no light, but has it's own turn lane)

4.     Make a right into the 4th driveway on right ( you'll see a small sign to the Artisan Resource Center.)

5.    Park along the alleyway. Enter by following directional markers at any open studio door. Be sure to get a brochure  which has a floorplan with studio names from any participating studio, or, find them in the main hall areas.


From Hwy 41,
From the south:  make a right at the Artisan Resource Center sign, just past McDonals, and before the Hwy 120 South Marietta Parkway Loop

From the north, we are on the left, about 1 mile south of the Big Chicken, and about one block south of the Hwy 120 South Marietta Parkway Loop. 

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Matthew Craven creates contemporary paintings, K-1
Brothers Young -view "Shorts" films throughout event, F-2, G
Stan King, craftsman style birdhouses
Nick Cook Woodturner
Artists' Market
Ongoing throughout the 43,000 sq ft center

Great opportunity to obtain one-of-a-kind, or 
limited edition work by professional artists at great prices!

(see participating artists details in listings below)

Special Events:

Artists' Demonstrations , showings
Through out the building
Flame-worked beadmaking :Studio  L
Woodturning: Nick Cook Studio J
Stained Glass lampshades Saturday; Glass Fusing, Mosaics:
 Colonial Stained Glass Studio H
Process of Ehcatyl Art: Studio J-1
Pottery on the Wheel, KSU at K-1

Bring Your Sketch Pad, or use ours:
Live Costumed models, posing for illustration. 
Check Schedule for times.
Archen, Studio Eb

Brothers Young Film Production Studios Tour
Continuous, variety of "Shorts" film screenings in F-2 and G
Friday, Saturday, Sunday :
 GreenScreen room: F-2
"Galactic Perry's Learning  Starship" Stage sets: G

AFX Special Effects Studios Open-tour in studio "N"
Recent projects include Special Effects 
for "Walking Dead","Teen Wolf"

"Beads of Courage" Program
A Unique Program for Children Coping with Serious Illness
 Flameworkers from the Atlanta area will spend 
two days creating glass art beads for the kids at the 
Aflac Cancer Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. 
Held at Beads By Design: Studio L

Poetry, Stories, Drumming & and song
Ehecatl Art
Ongoing art demonstrations of the Ehecatl Art process during Open House by different students

November Artists' Open Studio Event
Friday Nov 18, 6 PM-10 PM (opening)
Saturday , Nov 19, 11 am - 6 PM 
Sunday, Nov 20, 1 PM - 5 PM 
(The weekend before Thanksgiving)
Free Admission* & Parking

24+ Professional artists and craftsmen in residence open for this event & showing :
Sculpture, Encaustic paintings, Fine Jewelry,
 Photography, Portrait painting, Landscapes , 
Contemporary painting, 
Hand-crafted furniture, Contemporary Pottery, 
Stained Glass, Wood turning, Textiles,
Film making, Movie sets

Special Exhibit:

a series of paintings by Shane McDonald, "K-1"
Beads By Design Flame Worked Beads, Studio L
Colonial Stained Glass, Studio H,woven Fused glass
Artist Market: Archen Images
Brothers Young -view "Shorts" films throughout event, F-2, G
KSU Students Exhibit
Bring your Sketch Pad: Studio " E-b"
Helen Deramus Encaustic painting, G-2
AFX Special Effects Studio "N"
Special student exhibits in many studios throughout building:
C-3, E-a, G-2, G-3, H,  J, K-1

Kennesaw State University:
"Vision November  Art Show" 
Juried Exhibit
C-2, reception Friday evening,
 Roaming show:Green wing, E-a, C-2
Pottery on the Wheel Demonstration
by  one of the students, main hall, K-1

Photography Club Exhibit:
Rob Knight Studio C-3
Shane McDonald: Man/Machine Series: Warrior
Dana Ruth Designs G-1
Colonial Stained Glass, Lamp making demo Saturday, Studio H
AFX Special Effects Studio: N
Beads by Design, Flame-worked Beads of Courage Program
Terry Vick checks etched glass. "F-1
Shades Hand Dyed Textiles, "O"
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Ehcatl Art Studio J-1
Shane Mcdonald Man/Machine Series
Dana Ruth Designs , G-1