Art is all around us. 2

Art really is all around us. It is in the messy stick figures our kids proudly bring home from school. It is in the art we admire at local craft shows. It is in the beauty of the bright spring days March has in store for us. The trick is to open our eyes to the art of life.

This month, we are featuring stories that showcase how the arts are alive and kicking in our neighborhoods. From an innovative live music program at Nickajack Elementary School, to the locally-created masterpieces available at Vinings Gallery, to the professional crew and actors working their craft in the “Hollywood of the South,” art is everywhere in Vinings.

Are you interested in starting or extending your art collection? Check out the tips in “Art Collecting for Beginners.” For those who feel music is the artistic expression of choice for themselves or their children, read about all the unique offerings at The Music Studio at Vinings. And for those moms and dads who are knee deep in their summer camp planning, be sure to read “Choosing the Right Overnight Camp” first.

March is a season of renewal and my wish for you is to find yourselves refreshed, restored, and reawakened to the beauty all around you. Have a happy St. Patrick’s Day and Easter too. Until next month, I’ll be behind you in line at Target, on swing pushing duty at Taylor-Brawner Park, or romping through the fields at several area Easter Egg hunts.

In My Bag

In my bag this month are two wearable pieces of art. The cashmere and silk “Cherry Blossom” scarf from Atlanta-native Annika Connor is based off one of her paintings. The recycled metal “Love birds” wall hanging was crafted in Haiti by a local artisan as part of Macy’s Heart of Haiti line.