by Wendy Lane Beck, Columnist, The Decatur Daily
“The Art and Life of Adelaide Mahan” is a retrospective glimpse into the creative life of an Alabama woman born in 1872. Educated at the prestigious and innovative Cooper Union School in New York, Mahan, through her art, offers a view into history as well as her talented life. Also included in the exhibit are personal artifacts, sketches and photographs. Come explore this wonderful exhibit through Aug. 8 at the Carnegie Visual Arts Center on Church Street Northeast.
It’s not too early to make your plans now to attend the Butterfly Garden Ball on Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. This culmination of the Arts Aflutter outdoor trail exhibit will feature live music by Group 6, hors d’oeuvres, beverages and a live auction of select butterflies from the exhibit, plus new 1-foot garden-sized reproductions and complementary designs of most butterflies from the exhibit. Cost for this festive arts ball is $75 per person and summer cocktail attire is appropriate. Reservations are required, so call the Carnegie at 341-0562 today.