Saturday, September 22, 2012

Fall Reading List & Featured Book

Featured Book

A Suspension of Mercy
by Patricia Highsmith

15 Seconds by Andrew Gross
And She Was Good by Laura Lippman
A Foreign Country by Charles Cumming 
Backfire by Catherine Coulter
Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter
Calico Joe by John Grisham
Creole Belle by James Lee Burke
Deadlocked by Charlaine Harris
Dearie:The Remarkable Life of Julia Child 
by Bob Spitz
Die a Stranger by Steve Hamilton
Earth Unaware by Orson Scott 
Fearless by Eric Blehm
Friends Forever by Danielle Steel
Home by Toni Morrison
I, Michael Bennett by James Patterson 
In One Person by John Irving
Judgment Call by J. A. Jance
Kiss the Dead by Laurell K. Hamilton
Line of Fire by Stephen White
Mortal by Ted Dekker
Night Watch by Linda Fairstein
Off the Grid by P. J. Tracy
Red Ink by David Wessel
Sneaky Pie for President by Rita Mae Brown 
Stolen Prey by John Sandford
The Admirals by Walter R. Borneman
The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
The Amateur by Edward Klein
The Bourne Imperative by Eric Van Lustbader
The Inn at Rose Harbor by Debbie Macomber
The Kingmaker’s Daughter by Philippa Gregory
The Kings of Cool by Don Winslow
The President’s Club by Nancy Gibbs & Michael Duffy
The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian
The Spymasters by W. E. B. Griffin
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
Tuesday’s Child by Fern Michaels
Tumbleweeds by Leila Meacham
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Yes, Chef by Marcus Samuelsson

Compiled by FOSL Volunteer

Saturday, September 1, 2012

En Plein Air" by Betty Martin Loud Opens in Art Gallery

On Display Through October 31, 2012

Always a lover of the outdoors and the beauty of nature, painting “en plein air” provides a creative energy and excitement for her paintings. The changing light, color and values are a great teacher.

In addition to painting on location, she paints in her studio. Inspiration comes from extensive travel. Her favorite places include the southeast, California, Washington, Alaska, Arizona, Spain, Greece, Italy, Germany and Thailand. She finds beauty watching a sunrise or sunset, in a field, by a river or ocean and in the woods or desert. She paints mostly in oil and also enjoys working in pastel.

She has taken classes or workshops with oil painters Bill Davidson, Ann Templeton, Debra Nadelhoffer and Philip Carpenter and pastel instruction from Marsha Savage, Duane Wakeman and Fred Somers, among others.

Betty has a studio at Kudzu Art Zone in Norcross and is also a member of the Atlanta Artists Center, Dunwoody Fine Art Association, and Southeastern Pastel Society.

Basketry by Georgia Basketry Association Opens in Display Gallery

On Display Through October 31, 2012

The purpose of the Georgia Basketry Association is to perpetuate the art of basketry, stimulate interest and share knowledge in all phases of basketry.

They also work dilligently preserve the importance of basketry as a heritage craft. Membership is open to anyone.

The Georgia Basketry Association (GBA) was formed from the Greater Atlanta Basket Guild. The GBA hosts a convention in the Atlanta area in February each year with members attending from more than 15 states.

Learn more about the Georgia Basketry Association from their website.