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Award-winning writers, activists artists at Spelman for Octavia Butler Celebration

Award-winning writers, activists artists at Spelman for Octavia Butler Celebration

ATLANTA -- An accomplished group of writers, activists and artists from the speculative fiction and film communities will converge at Spelman College, April 16-17, for the Octavia E. Butler Celebration of Arts and Activism.

Charlotte’s Web Spins “Terrific, Terrific, Terrific” Show April 10 - May 25

Charlotte’s Web Spins “Terrific, Terrific, Terrific” Show April 10 - May 25
Zuckerman’s Famous Pig Brought to Life at Center for Puppetry Arts
 
 
Everyone’s favorite friendly spider and barnyard crew are heading back to the city April 10 - May 25 for all generations to enjoy their tale of friendship. E.B. White’s timeless story, Charlotte’s Web, will wow guests at the Center for Puppetry Arts with its heartwarming wisdom as Charlotte the spider saves Wilbur the pig by using her wits, words and webs.

Center for Puppetry Arts to Display Iconic Mask and Puppets Featured in Disney’s THE LION KING

Center for Puppetry Arts to Display Iconic Mask and Puppets Featured in Disney’s THE LION KING
THE LION KING: Up Close” Exhibit Set to Open on March 11
 
ATLANTA (March 4, 2014) – In partnership with Disney’s THE LION KING and Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta, four iconic masks and a puppet from the world famous Broadway musical will soon be on display for Atlanta fans to enjoy. Beginning Tuesday, March 11, THE LION KING: Up Close will be featured at the Center for Puppetry Arts, leading up to the limited engagement of THE LION KING at the Fox Theatre, April 10-27.

Center for Puppetry Arts to Display Iconic Mask and Puppets Featured in Disney’s THE LION KING

Center for Puppetry Arts to Display Iconic Mask and Puppets Featured in Disney’s THE LION KING
THE LION KING: Up Close” Exhibit Set to Open on March 11
 
ATLANTA (March 4, 2014) – In partnership with Disney’s THE LION KING and Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta, four iconic masks and a puppet from the world famous Broadway musical will soon be on display for Atlanta fans to enjoy. BeginningTuesday, March 11, THE LION KING: Up Close will be featured at the Center for Puppetry Arts, leading up to the limited engagement of THE LION KING at the Fox Theatre, April 10-27.

Kids encouraged to 'Plug into Nature'

Kids encouraged to 'Plug into Nature'

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has brought back its Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest for 2014.

This year's theme is Plug into Nature, emphasizing the importance of experiencing wildlife and plants firsthand.

All Georgia students in grades kindergarten through 5 are invited to enter the contest. The top 12 winners' posters will be displayed on the DNR's Flickr site and at the Go Fish Education Center in Perry during the first two weeks in May.

Contest entries are due Apr. 16. Three winners will be picked in four categories (kindergarten, grades 1-2, grades 3-4, grade 5).

Visit georgiawildlife.com for more information about the contest.

The Artist’s Inspiration: An artist lecture by Renée Stout, Feb. 16

ATLANTA -- Spelman College Museum of Fine Art will host an artist lecture with Renée Stout in conjunction with the new exhibition Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman, Sunday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m. Stout will discuss the people, places, and things that influenced the works featured in the exhibition.

The African-derived folk beliefs of hoodoo and conjuring are explored in Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman. Featuring Stout’s multimedia works, the exhibition, on view through May 17, 2014, brings together painting, sculpture, printmaking, photography, glassblowing, installation, and compelling storytelling.

Doodle 4 Google contest accepting entries

Doodle 4 Google contest accepting entries

(WXIA) -- It's back! The wildly popular Doodle 4 Google contest, which gives children the opportunity to create a Google Doodle, is now accepting entries.

Students in grades K-12 can enter the competition by drawing the Google logo with the theme, "If I could invent one thing to make the world a better place ..."

"So many of the world's greatest inventions started out as simple doodles -- just think of Leonardo da Vinci's drawings of flying machines long before airplanes were made. We hope students will think big and surprise us with their creative ideas, just like they've done in years past!" Google said in a release.

Google will choose one finalist from each state. Last year's Georgia winner was Christine Jeong, a 5th grader at Wilson Creek Elementary School in Johns Creek. Meet Christine and see her winning doodle.