The Mt. Scopus group of the Greater Atlanta chapter of Hadassah has organized a fundraiser at the art gallery to benefit its various goodwill endeavors. The women’s organization is most known for supporting medical research at the Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, said Edie Barr, fundraising vice president for the local group, which represents the intown and northeast areas of the Atlanta metro region.
“[The art gallery is] usually open every Sunday, but this particular Sunday, they’re going to give 10 percent of anything that is bought that day to Hadassah to support the work of Hadassah,” Barr said.
The organization has held several fundraisers in the past — including a fashion show, an Israeli film festival and a tour of homes — but this is the first art fair fundraiser.
“I hope it will continue once a year,” Barr said.
The Decatur Market and Gallery tags itself as a co-operative gallery for emerging artists and unique artisans, said manager Mali Harrell. The gallery displays the work of 21 local artists, who create paintings, pottery, glasswork, mosaics, jewelry, pen and ink drawings, and more.
“In addition to the gallery itself, we are having an outdoor market with our artists from the gallery, so there’s more work available for purchase,” she said.
Two artists are slated to perform demonstrations, she added. Rosa McMurtray will give a painting demonstration, and Michell Grosenick will give a demonstration on gyotaku, a Japanese art form.
“It is an ancient Japanese handcraft that was used by Japanese fishermen in order to record their catches,” Harrell explained. “She inks a dead fish and presses paper on it for the image, and then she embellishes it with watercolor.”
In addition to the visual art, a harpist will perform live music and food will be available, Barr said. She added there is a variety of art available at the gallery at multiple price levels, and the event also serves to support local, up-and-coming artists.
If you go:
What: Fine Art and Crafts Fair fundraiser for Hadassah
Where: Decatur Market and Gallery, 153 Ponce de Leon Place, Decatur
When: Sunday, from noon to 5 p.m.
Contact: (404) 377-0755