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Bows ArtSS Bash revving up
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From left, BOWS ArtSS Bash curator Ellen Kierr Stein, holding a piece by Maureen Engle, event chair Terry Tomasello and curator Lauren Bernazza stand among Aston Martins at Motorcars of Georgia.
Staff/Samantha M. Shal From left, BOWS ArtSS Bash curator Ellen Kierr Stein, holding a piece by Maureen Engle, event chair Terry Tomasello and curator Lauren Bernazza stand among Aston Martins at Motorcars of Georgia.
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The convergence of goodwill, art and fancy cars is right around the corner.

Translation: Art Sandy Springs is hosting its fourth annual Bows ArtSS Bash May 3.

The fundraiser and art sale for the nonprofit’s lead program — ArtSS in the Open — and other such projects will be the centerpiece of the Motorcars of Georgia’s showroom.

“The bash is a great party for a great cause,” said show co-curator Lauren Bernazza. “Art Sandy Springs gives back to our community through the arts and this [event] helps us achieve that goal.”

The dual galleries — artwork and automobiles — on display at the venue in question should only serve to accentuate the carefully orchestrated nighttime milieu there.

Original lavish paintings, sculptures, photographs and mixed-media offerings among other things will comprise the artist/artisan market. Organizers are touting its broad range of style and price.

“There’s a fun sense of expectation with a curated sale,” said bash co-curator Ellen Kierr Stein, herself a mixed-media artist. “What will be included and what will sell?

“Our artists appreciate the opportunity for visibility beyond the solitude of their studios … and our guests value the opportunity to collect high quality art in an event that is both festive and purposeful.”

Meanwhile, Aston Martins, Lamborghinis and Lotus models will hold up their ends of the bargain for the catered, cocktail-laden affair by simply sitting pretty.

The event will also include jazz and blues music by Billy Wilkie, who is scheduled to perform throughout the evening.

For all its intriguing combinations of sights and sounds, for some participatns behind the scenes, the art within reach will anchor the festivities.

For Bernazza, also the program director of the Abernathy Arts Center in Sandy Springs, the experience of putting it all together will be worth the effort.

“The most challenging aspect of curating this show is making sure that you exhibit a diverse collection, so that you have something for everyone,” she said. “The most rewarding part is making that happen.

“We were successful this year and I know our guests will be pleased with the artwork for sale.”

IF YOU GO:

o What: Bows ArtSS Bash

o When: May 3, from 7 to 10 p.m.

o Where: Motorcars of Georgia, 7865 Roswell Road, Sandy Springs

o Tickets: $75 per person; reservations requested

o Information: www.ArtSandySprings.org

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