Art events abound in
Roswell and Alphaetta
One of the works by Mary Booth Cabot from her collection entitled "Birds and Flowers: A Realistic Focus on the Beauty in Nature" Cabot's works will be on display in the lobby of Roswell Cultural Arts Center from Sept. 4 to Oct. 31. Those wishing to view the collection have the opportunity Monday through Friday from
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. / Special-Roswell CAC
North Fulton residents with interests in art and literature won't have to go far to find activities in the coming week.
Painting with a Twist in Alpharetta will host a special Painting with a Purpose event Sunday from 3 to 5 p.m. The studio will donate 20 percent of its proceeds to TurningPoint Breast Cancer Rehabilitation in Sandy Springs. TurningPoint is a community-based healthcare non-profit organization with the mission of improving the quality of life for patients with breast cancer by providing physical therapy, specialized massage therapy, nutritional counseling, exercise, education and emotional support.
The price for the event is $35. To register and see the painting that will be instructed, visit https:/ / www.paintingwithatwist. com/ studio / Alpharetta/ event/1661510.
September's A Novel Idea event will be held Sunday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Alpha Soda on Haynes Bridge Road in Alpharetta. This month's theme is Memoir/Non-Fiction. Five award-winning authors will give a brief presentation of their latest work-Mark Beaver, "Suburban Gospels;" William Rawlings, "The Strange Journey of the Confederate Constitution;" Keryl Oliver, "All the Light Inside of You;" Mike Buchanan, "Stealing First;" and Jody McDaniel Lowery, "Eula: The First Woman in Georgia to be Sentenced to the Electric Chair." Attendees to this monthly author meetup can join in for dinner and drinks or dessert and coffee at the newly remodeled Alpha Soda. These events are free and open to the public.
Beginning this week, Roswell artist Mary Booth Cabot's work will be on dis-play at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center at 950 Forrest Street. Those wishing to view the collection have the opportunity Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 31.
Cabot's paintings are said to "capture the essence and beauty of flowers and native birds, and her love of nature is evident in the details of each botanical painting and lithograph." Meet the artist at her opening reception Oct. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.mboothcabot. com or call 770-594-6232.
Holiday Message from Mary Ann:
Happy New Year to Each of You!!!
Thank you for all your love, support, good wishes, smiles, laughter, joy, comradery and caring. I appreciate each of you so very much!
I wish each of you a year filled with all good things that you enjoy and the good health to dive right in to enjoy all it can be.
Bob and I have had a busy year…we looked at each other last month and said “where did it go so fast”.
I’ve been busy enjoying the students in all the new art classes I’ve been teaching. We share so many different things in class it is really stimulating and interesting. And it is especially rewarding to see their growth and to see them all do so well with their projects. I feel really blessed by them.
I’ve been really diligent about trying to keep up with the yard. With the help from a friend I found two gardeners that are worth their weight in gold. They always smile and are so helpful! Just last week in 70 degree weather they moved a tree and 11 shrubs to different locations in the yard. It was a huge day’s work and something I have long been wishing for!
We’ve been working on upgrading the booth display for the shows and now have a gorgeous set up. This year we will be able to do more shows and hope to be able to visit with you. My severely dislocated right elbow seems to be almost well….I am back to painting, and finally lifting, and carrying now. It is amazing what you cannot do with one arm. The new show schedule is attached and there may be a few changes later on in the year. You might check out the website as time goes on for changes.
We were able to see my friend in Richmond twice this year. She is known as the “Moss Lady” nationally as her garden is all perfectly carpeted by mother-nature in moss. The moss snuggles up to each shrub and tree. It is glorious to see its beauty and how it all fits together. You can probably google it to see something of her garden. We also had a friend I have known for close to 40 years visit with us at our home for a week this summer. For me, friends are so special!
We lost our two cats a month apart from fox or coyote dinner and were so saddened that 3 weeks later we decided not to put up with the heartache any longer and went to the humane shelter and came home with 3…Ripley (believe it or not we got a GREAT cat from the pound with an apricot orange belly that he loves to have rubbed), Serafina (She has raccoon rings on her tail and ticked fur overall. I found that she answers to Fifi), and Tewee Teaser (a great all around good cat and we have to chase this too fast cat when it time to come in…and rarely catch her…then she turns and comes in when the game is over). And, now there is a 4th cat who came to us last week, Simon, who belongs to my nephew…a large pretty male, gray with white paws, and who thinks he should always be in the bedroom).
Bob is playing recreational tennis on two teams, exercising, working in realstate and loving life each day. We have the blessing of seeing his children and family off and on thru the year.
We hope that we will get to see each of you on our travels this year. We send you love and wish for many blessings to come your way.
Mary Ann and Bob
Mary Ann is now being represented at the Swan Coach House Gallery, Atlanta, GA and Gibbs Gardens “Seasons Gift Shop”, Ball Ground, GA
• Roswell Patch - feature article on Mary's recent recognition by National Hydrangea Society (Click here to read more) 2011
• Roswell Neighbor Newspaper- color feature article, May 2007.
• Decatur Daily Newspaper - feature article, p. A12, 2005.
• InformArt Magazine - "Mary Booth Cabot Finds Her Joy Through Art", p. 24, Winter, 2005.
• InformArt Magazine - "The Power of Color and Light", p. 50-52, Spring, 2005.
• Cincinnati Post Newspaper - Feature on Northern Flicker, Living Section, 2001.
• US Art - Gallery of Women Artists, Volume 6, #4, p.65, April, 2000
• Alpharetta Roswell Review & News - Front-page color article, May, 2000.
• US Art - Gallery of Women Artists, Volume 6, #7, p.6, July, 2000
• Lenox China - Catalog, holiday , p. 20, 2000.
• Roswell Neighbor Newspaper - Front-page color feature article, May, 1999.
• Georgia of Women in the Visual Arts - named as one of the "Women who have made a significant contribution to the visual arts in Georgia", Honoree, 1997.
• Across Atlanta - Jane Schneider & Marge McDonald, Peachtree Publishers, Ltd., P. 144, 1992.