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Arts group announces new gallery, new artists
by Staff Reports
September 19, 2012 11:05 AM | 1796 views | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Stone Mountain Arts Incubator powered by ART Station, is about to expand, with a new gallery space and three new artists joining the program. The new gallery, at 951 B Main St., will become part of the existing Center Town Gallery, located at 951 A Main St. Michael Labbe-Webb, a blacksmith who is also a glass blower and Christine Slocomb, who creates mosaics from stone and glass tile, are the artists whose studios will be located in the new space.

A third new artist, Anita Jordan, will open her studio in North Town Gallery, at 977 Main St. Jordan makes decorative and functional artworks from fused glass. There is still one vacancy at North Town Gallery, and efforts are underway to select another artist to join Jordan. Applications (the deadline is Sept. 30) are available under “resources” on the website:

The expanded Center Town Gallery, along with North Town Gallery and Kalonji’s Café at South Town Gallery make up SMart, Inc. East Town Gallery, operated by Susan Ryles, of Butterfly House Studio, was part of the program until Ryles’ graduation in July; her gallery remains open.

SMart, Inc. is funded by a grant from the Department of Housing and Urban Development. It is administered by ART Station Contemporary Arts Center through a contract with the city of Stone Mountain. The mission of the Stone Mountain Microenterprise Program is to plan for, build, develop, foster and nurture a creative economy in the city of Stone Mountain. The program, launched in October 2010 and is unique in the state of Georgia. The city has been recognized with several regional and statewide awards, and recently was named one of only two cities in Georgia to receive a prestigious Our Town Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Information: (770) 469-1105.

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