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Felton Eaddy's Poetry Kitchen
Mar
22
7:00 PM19:00

Felton Eaddy's Poetry Kitchen

Come out for an evening of poetry that stirs the soul and feeds the mind.  Outstanding poets convene at the Hammonds House each month to move audiences through their written and spoken word. 

Featured poets: Sherry J. Williams, Nathaniel Borrell Dyer (pictured), Olufemi Christine Arinze, Aziza Afi
Hosted by
Felton Eaddy.

Admission is free for Hammonds House Members and $7 for non-members. Seating is limited. Reservations are required. Please register by clicking the link below.

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The Shape Up: Essential Grooming, Style and Life Tips for Young Men
Mar
9
10:00 AM10:00

The Shape Up: Essential Grooming, Style and Life Tips for Young Men

As part of our celebration of well dressed and well groomed men with the Dandy Lion exhibition we wanted to include a program for young men that would provide some basics they would be able to build upon as they make the transformation from boys to men. Welcome to The Shape Up.

The Shape Up provides a blueprint of style, grooming and other essentials for young men ages, 12 - 18. Participants will spend the day exploring the following topics:

  • Developing their own style

  • Tie Tying 101

  • Trendy vs. Classic

  • Knowing the right cut of a suit, jacket or pant

  • The perfect handshake

  • Health and Wellness

  • Money Matters

  • Hair grooming tips from on-site barbers and an optional $5.00 shape up

  • And More …

The day will be facilitated by a group of men’s style professionals and lifestyle experts. The Shape Up is perfect for young men seeking to stand out from the crowd and building a pathway to success.

Event Cost: $10/person. Note: Haircuts are an additional $5 and are optional. Financial Assistance is available on a case by case basis. Please contact Ravi Windom at 404-518-7414 for information about assistance.

Space is limited. Registration is required. Please register by clicking the link below.

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Erotique Noir: A Celebration of Black Erotic Poetry and Literature
Feb
22
7:30 PM19:30

Erotique Noir: A Celebration of Black Erotic Poetry and Literature

Hammonds House Museum and Felton Eaddy’s Poetry Kitchen co-curate an evening celebrating Black erotic poetry and literature. 27 years after the groundbreaking anthology Erotique Noire, Black Erotica continues to explore the sensuality, sexual freedom and humanity of Black people. Join us for this special evening as we explore the canon of classical, contemporary and original black erotic poetry and literature.

Seating is limited. Registration is required.

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All That Jazz: A Conversation Between Dr. Dwight Andrews and Henry Conerway
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

All That Jazz: A Conversation Between Dr. Dwight Andrews and Henry Conerway

Join Hammonds House Museum for All That Jazz: A Conversation Between Dr. Dwight Andrews and Henry Conerway. The two musicians will reflect on traditional and contemporary jazz, the craft and the challenges. We'll close the session by listening to excerpts from Conerway's latest project, With Pride for Dignity, which debuted #1 on the iTunes charts. This event is free for members, $7 admission for non-members. Seating is limited. Registration is required.

About the Artists
Henry Conerway has become a leading presence on the modern jazz scene since moving to New York in 2015. In addition to fronting his own trio he engages ongoing work with artists such as the iconic Freddy Cole; Jazz at Lincoln Center trumpeter, Marcus Printup; 2015 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocal Competition Winner, Jazzmeia Horn and Grammy nominated trumpeter, Russell Gunn. In September 2018 Henry released his debut album With Pride for Dignity. It debuted #1 on the iTunes charts. The album's liner notes were masterfully penned by composer, musician, educator, and minister; Dr. Dwight Andrews.

Dr. Dwight Andrews is Professor of Music Theory and African American Music at Emory University and Senior Minister of First Congregational United Church of Christ in Atlanta. As a musician, Dr. Andrews has appeared on over 25 jazz and "new music" recordings. Also, he has been recognized for his collaborations with playwright August Wilson and director Lloyd Richards, having served as musical director for the Broadway productions of "Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom," "Joe Turner’s Come and Gone," "The Piano Lesson," and "Seven Guitars," and the Broadway revival of "Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom" featuring Whoopi Goldberg and Charles S. Dutton. He provided the music direction for the Broadway revival production of "A Raisin in the Sun," starring Sean Combs, Phylicia Rashad, Audra McDonald, and Sanaa Latham. His film credits include "The Old Settler" starring Phylicia Rashad and Debbie Allen, "The Piano Lesson," HBO’s "Miss Evers' Boys" and the PBS documentaries, W.E.B. Dubois: "A Biography in Four Voices and Homecoming: The Plight of Black Farmers in Georgia."

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Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style Book Signing & Talk with Shantrelle P. Lewis
Feb
14
7:00 PM19:00

Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style Book Signing & Talk with Shantrelle P. Lewis

Hammonds House Museum welcomes Dandy Lion curator Shantrelle P. Lewis back to Atlanta for a discussion about her critically acclaimed book Dandy Lion: The Black Dandy and Street Style and a book signing. Members Free. Non-Members $7. Books will be available in the Hammonds House Museum Gift Shop. Seating is limited and registration is required. Please register by clicking the link below.

About the Book
Suits that pop with loud colors and dazzling patterns, complete with a nearly ubiquitous bow tie, define the style of the new “dandy.” Described as “high-styled rebels” by author Shantrelle P. Lewis, black men with a penchant for color and refined fashion, both new and vintage, have gained popular attention in recent years, influencing mainstream fashion. But black dandyism itself is not new; originating in Enlightenment England’s slave culture, it has continued for generations in black cultures around the world. Now, set against the backdrop of hip-hop culture, this iteration of dandies is redefining what it means to be black, masculine, and fashionable. 

About Shantrelle P. Lewis (Author)
Shantrelle P. Lewis is a U.S.-based curator and researcher specializing in diasporic aesthetics, and the survival and evolution of African retentions. She was a 2014 United Nations Program for People of African Descent Fellow and a 2012–13 Andy Warhol Curatorial Fellow. Lewis has curated exhibitions for several institutions including the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts; Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art; Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture; and the African American Museum in Philadelphia. Her traveling curatorial initiative, The Dandy Lion Project, examines global black dandyism through photography and film.

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Felton Eaddy's Poetry Kitchen
Jan
25
7:00 PM19:00

Felton Eaddy's Poetry Kitchen

Come out for an evening of poetry that stirs the soul and feeds the mind.  Poets from throughout the community convene at the Hammonds House each month to move audiences through their written and spoken word.  Featured poets: Queen Sheba, Honeysuckle Moon, Sabreen Jolley and the Almighty Supreme. Hosted by Felton Eaddy.

Admission is free for Hammonds House Members and $7 for non-members.

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Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity Curator's Talk
Jan
19
2:00 PM14:00

Dandy Lion: (Re)Articulating Black Masculine Identity Curator's Talk

Join Hammonds House Museum at Auburn Avenue Research Library for what promises to be a dynamic conversation between Dandy Lion curator, Shantrelle P. Lewis and Dr. Fahamu Pecou


About Shantrelle P. Lewis
Shantrelle P. Lewis is an independent curator based out of Brooklyn and Philadelphia. Previously, Lewis served as the Executive Director and Curator of the McKenna Museum of African American Art as well as the Director of Public Exhibitions and Public Programming at the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI). A 2014 United Nations Programme for People of African Descent Fellow and 2012-13 Andy Warhol Curatorial Fellow, Lewis has curated shows for several institutions including the United Nations, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts; Aljira, A Center for Contemporary Art; the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture and the African American Museum in Philadelphia.

She is currently conducting research in the Netherlands and the Dutch Caribbean in preparation for a forthcoming exhibition.

About Dr. Fahamu Pecou
Dr. Fahamu Pecou is an interdisciplinary artist and scholar whose works combine observations on hip-hop, fine art and popular culture. Pecou’s paintings, performance art, and academic work addresses concerns around contemporary representations of Black masculinity and how these images impact both the reading and performance of Black masculinity.

Fahamu received his BFA at the Atlanta College of Art in 1997 and an PhD from Emory University in 2018. Pecou maintains an active exhibition schedule as well as public lectures and speaking engagements at colleges and museums nationwide.


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Dandy Lion (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity Opening Reception
Jan
18
6:30 PM18:30

Dandy Lion (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity Opening Reception

Hammonds House Museum kicks off the 2019 season with Dandy Lion: (Re) Articulating Black Masculine Identity. Dandy Lion is a photography exhibition curated by Shantrelle P. Lewis which highlights the contemporary expressions of the Black Dandy phenomenon in popular culture. The first comprehensive exhibition of its kind, Dandy Lion highlights young men who defy stereotypical and monolithic understandings of Black masculinity by remixing Victorian-era fashion with traditional African sartorial sensibilities. Using their self-fashioned bodies as sites of resistance, contemporary Black dandies are complicating modern narratives of what it means to be Black, masculine and fashionable in the 21st century.  


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Hammonds House Museum Pop-Up Holiday Bazaar
Dec
8
to Dec 9

Hammonds House Museum Pop-Up Holiday Bazaar

It’s the most wonderful time of the year and Hammonds House Museum is the perfect backdrop for holiday cheer! You are invited to shop at Hammonds House Museum's Holiday Bazaar for the holidays and get unique artworks, jewelry, textiles, home decor and more for everyone on your list!  Free parking! Free entry! 

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Black Metropolis Closing Event - INFINITIM Preview
Nov
25
3:00 PM15:00

Black Metropolis Closing Event - INFINITIM Preview

Black Metropolis: 30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation, Decapitated Chickens, Heroes, Villains and Negroes closes with a preview of Tim Fielder’s epic Afrofuturism graphic novel, INFINITUM. The fully rendered graphic novel will be revealed to an audience with a LIVE reading and accompanying music.

EPIC!!!

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Felton Eaddy's Poetry Kitchen
Nov
16
7:00 PM19:00

Felton Eaddy's Poetry Kitchen

Come out for an evening of poetry that stirs the soul and feeds the mind.  Poets from throughout the community convene at the Hammonds House each month to move audiences through their written and spoken word. 

Aziza Afi, Rita Awan, “Giovanni” (Daniel Cammon) and Barry Wright close the year out as the featured poets for November.

Admission is free for Hammonds House Members and $7 for non-members.

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Movement in Focus: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Film Screening and Conversation
Oct
19
6:00 PM18:00

Movement in Focus: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Film Screening and Conversation

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Hammonds House Museum is excited to announce a new partnership with Destination Dance Ailey Atlanta that will connect and engage aficionados of dance and visual arts, as well as cultivate new dance and museum lovers. It is in this spirit that Hammonds House Museum and Destination Dance Ailey Atlanta collaborate to present a special screening event titled “Movement in Focus: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater” with a post-screening dialogue between Ailey II Artistic Director, Troy Powell and WABE's Rose Scott.  A reception will immediately follow.   

About the Film: Designated by a U.S. Congressional resolution as a vital American “Cultural Ambassador to the World,” the Ailey company is known for its spectacular range, diversity and artistry, which are showcased in the film, culminating in a performance of its beloved signature work, Revelations. Revelations is an iconic masterpiece of American dance, described by The New York Times as “one of the great works of the human spirit.” This stunning, soulful tour de force draws on African-American spirituals, song-sermons, gospel songs, and holy blues.  Audiences will also get to see three additional dynamic pieces: Chroma by Wayne McGregor, Grace by Ronald K. Brown and Takademe by the company’s Artistic Director Robert Battle. Matthew Diamond directs for television.

This event is presented in partnership with Destination Dance Ailey Atlanta and Auburn Avenue Research Library. Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s production of RevelationsChromaGrace, and Takademe for Lincoln Center at the Movies: Great American Dance is supported by a grant from the Howard Gilman Foundation.

Photo: Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater's Yannick Lebrun. Photo by Andrew Eccles

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Opening Night - Black Metropolis: 30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation, Decapitated Chickens, Heroes, Villains and Negroes
Oct
12
6:30 PM18:30

Opening Night - Black Metropolis: 30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation, Decapitated Chickens, Heroes, Villains and Negroes

Join us for the opening night of Black Metropolis. Black Metropolis presents decades of published and unpublished work by artist Tim Fielder. The primary focus of this show is to bring to light work that was part of the visual foundation that exists in this present ’Age of Afrofuturism’. Black Metropolis is the visual and emotional ideal, not necessarily the physical construct, of an infinite cosmopolitan space where Black People can be anything or anyone they choose in the PAST, PRESENT or FUTURE.

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Black Metropolis: 30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation, Decapitated Chickens, Heroes, Villains and Negroes
Oct
12
to Nov 25

Black Metropolis: 30 Years of Afrofuturism, Comics, Music, Animation, Decapitated Chickens, Heroes, Villains and Negroes

Black Metropolis presents decades of published and unpublished work by artist Tim Fielder. The primary focus of this show is to bring to light work that was part of the visual foundation that exists in this present ’Age of Afrofuturism’. Black Metropolis is the visual and emotional ideal, not necessarily the physical construct, of an infinite cosmopolitan space where Black People can be anything or anyone they choose in the PAST, PRESENT or FUTURE.

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The Gathering: Arts Brunch
Sep
30
2:00 PM14:00

The Gathering: Arts Brunch

The 30th Anniversary Weekend closes with a special brunch for artists, curators, scholars, presenters and others who ensure the forward movement of Black visual culture in Atlanta and beyond through their effort, talent, time and resources.  Stay tuned for a list of special people who will be recognized.

Tickets: $50
Early Bird Discount: Purchase by September 10 for 25% Off

Group Discount: 20% Off For Groups of 6 or More

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The Gathering: Russell Gunn's Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra with Dionne Farris
Sep
29
8:00 PM20:00

The Gathering: Russell Gunn's Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra with Dionne Farris

Prepare for an amazing night of music under the stars at Hammonds House Museum with Russell Gunn and the Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra. The Royal Krunk Jazz Orkestra is an ultra modern contemporary Jazz Big Band. It is led and conducted by trumpeter Russell Gunn and features vocals by Dionne Farris. The ensemble is the unique vision of Gunn and pays homage to the tradition of jazz while extending the boundaries into funk, hip hop and soul. If you have never experienced this 19-piece ensemble of some of Atlanta's finest musicians, now is your opportunity!

Seating for this event is divided into tables of 8 seats. Guests can bring their own food and drink or order a meal from our caterer. Beer and wine will be on sale. 

Tickets: $50
Early Bird Discount: Purchase by September 10 for 25% Off

Group Discount: 20% Off For Groups of 6 or More

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The Gathering: 30 Years of Black Visual Art In Atlanta
Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

The Gathering: 30 Years of Black Visual Art In Atlanta

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Hammonds House Museum invites an esteemed group of scholars, artists, curators and administrators to reflect on 30 years of Black Visual Art in Atlanta. Panels will explore the impact and influence of institutions, agencies, artists and collectors on Black visual arts in Atlanta and give us a peek into the future to imagine what the next 30 years might look like. 

SCHEDULE

10:00 AM
Opening Remarks

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Vision and Influence: The Impact of Institutions, Agencies and Artists

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Archiving Black Visual Art in Atlanta

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Reclaiming and Engaging Communities Through Art

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM
Lunch

1:20 PM - 1:55 PM
RSVP: Artists as Activists, Truth Seekers and Critics 

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Peters Street Station

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
State of the Arts in Atlanta

3:15 PM
Closing Remarks

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Yoga at the Hammonds House
Sep
29
9:00 AM09:00

Yoga at the Hammonds House

Hammonds House Museum partners with A Life Aware Yoga and Wellness to offer a unique movement experience centered around art from the O.T. Hammonds - Hammonds House Museum Collection. This yoga practice is suitable for the new and curious and seasoned yogis alike. Join Dia Johnson of A Life Aware on Saturday mornings for a combination of art and movement to nourish your mind, body and spirit. Namaste.

The cost for the class is $15 at the door. You must reserve your space in advance. What to Bring: Yoga Mat, Towel & Water.

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Community Day
Sep
22
1:00 PM13:00

Community Day

We believe everyone should have access to great art and avenues for creativity. Bring the entire family to Hammonds House Museum for Community Day onSeptember 22. Check out the latest exhibition, engage in hands on activities and hear stories from around the African Diaspora as told by the award winning Kuumba Storytellers. Admission is free!

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Yoga at the Hammonds House
Sep
15
9:00 AM09:00

Yoga at the Hammonds House

Hammonds House Museum partners with A Life Aware Yoga and Wellness to offer a unique movement experience centered around art from the O.T. Hammonds - Hammonds House Museum Collection. This yoga practice is suitable for the new and curious and seasoned yogis alike. Join Dia Johnson of A Life Aware on Saturday mornings for a combination of art and movement to nourish your mind, body and spirit. Namaste.

The cost for the class is $15 at the door. You must reserve your space in advance.
What to Bring: Yoga Mat, Towel & Water.

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Felton Eaddy's Poetry Kitchen
Aug
31
7:00 PM19:00

Felton Eaddy's Poetry Kitchen

Come out for an evening of poetry that stirs the soul and feeds the mind.  Poets from throughout the community convene at the Hammonds House each month to move audiences through their written and spoken word. 

Rita Awan, Kemi Bennings, Giovanni (Daniel Cammon), F. Geoffrey Johnson, Dee Robinson and Barry Wright are the featured poets for August. Church is in session! 

Admission is free for Hammonds House Members and $7 for non-members..

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Off The Wall Community Conversation
Aug
28
7:00 PM19:00

Off The Wall Community Conversation

Hammonds House Museum invites you to engage in an Off The Wall Community Conversation this Tuesday, August 28. The question on our minds is how do you engage members of underserved communities in creating tools that drive civic action, communal growth and personal development? Join us and let's discuss.

Off the Wall is a city-wide initiative led by WonderRoot and the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee. Through murals, media, and community conversations Off the Wall will share elements of Atlanta’s civil rights and social justice journey, elevating key stories and ideas present in our city’s pursuit of civil rights, human rights and a more equitable future for all Atlantans. 

 

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2018 Atlanta Quilt Festival: Collage and Applique Class
Aug
25
1:00 PM13:00

2018 Atlanta Quilt Festival: Collage and Applique Class

Latifah Shakir’s quilts were featured in a solo exhibit at last year’s festival. She will teach you how to create unique works of art. Last year’s workshop was sold out, and the students loved it!  Materials will be provided. Limited to 25 students. $30. 

About the Festival
The 10th Anniversary Edition of the Atlanta Quilt Festival is here! The Atlanta Quilt Festival promotes African American quilting with a month long festival each August. Activities include an exhibit, lectures and classes. Visit AtlantaQuiltFestival.com for details.  Each year the creative talents of quilters and doll makers from around the country are showcased. As always participants are invited to join the joy by participating in classes, lectures and voting.
Visit https://www.atlantaquiltfestival.com/ for more information!

 

 

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2018 Atlanta Quilt Festival: Trunk Show and Reception
Aug
25
11:00 AM11:00

2018 Atlanta Quilt Festival: Trunk Show and Reception

Renowned master story quilter Phyllis Stephens will share her quilts and the stories behind them. $5 admission. Doors open at 10 a.m. Light refreshments will be served.  

About the Festival
The 10th Anniversary Edition of the Atlanta Quilt Festival is here! The Atlanta Quilt Festival promotes African American quilting with a month long festival each August. Activities include an exhibit, lectures and classes. Visit AtlantaQuiltFestival.com for details.  Each year the creative talents of quilters and doll makers from around the country are showcased. As always participants are invited to join the joy by participating in classes, lectures and voting.
Visit https://www.atlantaquiltfestival.com/ for more information!

 

 

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Kim Coles Conversation and Book Signing
Aug
22
6:30 PM18:30

Kim Coles Conversation and Book Signing

Join Hammonds House Museum for an intimate conversation and book signing with actress and comedian Kim Coles from the hit television show, “Living Single”! Her latest book, Open Your G.I.F.T.S. will encourage you to unearth your authentic positioning and discover what your empowering destiny in this world really is.

Created by actress and comedian Kim Coles, who shares her own personal hardships and survivals, this anthology with 22 co-authors will support you in regaining your spiritual resiliency to design a life of passion. Centered on the core themes of gratitude, intention, forgiveness, triumph, and self-love, each chapter reveals the necessary elements of purposeful living and how to acquire them. The intimate expressions herein will help you liberate your inner child, collect all the life lessons you’ve obtained so far, and welcome them into the abundance of your future. Enlightening, accessible, and rooted in real people’s experiences, this book is a required reading for women seeking satisfaction and fulfillment in their lives!

   

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2018 Atlanta Quilt Festival: Doll Making Class
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

2018 Atlanta Quilt Festival: Doll Making Class

Learn the basics of doll making from Patricia Green. Your class fee of $50 includes kit. Sewing machine required. 

About the Festival
The 10th Anniversary Edition of the Atlanta Quilt Festival is here! The Atlanta Quilt Festival promotes African American quilting with a month long festival each August. Activities include an exhibit, lectures and classes. Visit AtlantaQuiltFestival.com for details.  Each year the creative talents of quilters and doll makers from around the country are showcased. As always participants are invited to join the joy by participating in classes, lectures and voting.  Visit https://www.atlantaquiltfestival.com/ for more information!

 

 

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Atlanta Quilt Festival: Beginning Quilting Class
Aug
18
10:00 AM10:00

Atlanta Quilt Festival: Beginning Quilting Class

Master Quilter Nina Moore will teach you how to make a quilt from start to finish. Kit Provided. Sewing machine required. 

About the Festival
The 10th Anniversary Edition of the Atlanta Quilt Festival is here! The Atlanta Quilt Festival promotes African American quilting with a month long festival each August. Activities include an exhibit, lectures and classes. Visit AtlantaQuiltFestival.com for details.  Each year the creative talents of quilters and doll makers from around the country are showcased. As always participants are invited to join the joy by participating in classes, lectures and voting. Visit https://www.atlantaquiltfestival.com/ for more information!

 

 

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Felton Eaddy's Poetry Kitchen
Jul
27
8:30 PM20:30

Felton Eaddy's Poetry Kitchen

Come out for an evening of poetry that stirs the soul and feeds the mind.  Poets from throughout the community convene at the Hammonds House each month to move audiences through their written and spoken word.  Admission is free for Hammonds House Members and $5 for non-members..

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