Expired Black History AAFTA Exhibit

SCAA Staff

South Cobb Arts Alliance is proud to host an Exhibit by African Americans for the Arts. Our Eyes Are Wide Open is an exhibit honoring and celebrating Black History Month and artistry from local artists.

The AAFTA Exhibit will be on display from January 9, 2024  until  February 26 at the North Cobb Regional Library.

Two events will be held:  Reception on February 3 from 2 to 4pm  where you will meet the Artists who contributed their artwork to this exhibit as well as a musical harp presentation by Lyrika Holmes., who is also a Georgia Governor’s Art Award  winner (Georgia Trend Magazine article)  and Founder and Director of Artz for the Harp. 

An additional event meeting one-on-one with artists and a special artist panel discussion and workshop will be held on February 24 from 2 to 4pm.  The musical selection will be from Sebastian B, a young pianist from Powder Springs, GA. The AAFTA Interacts program is as follows:

AAFTA Artists’ Talk with  Sue Ross and Linc Bennett

2:30pm Linc Bennet, artist and sculpturer, will discuss his journey as a self-taught artist.  Linc has held many solo shows.  His process of using photographs and translating them into sculpture has won high praise for him in the art community. He has also been a part of Atlanta’s Dogwood Festival for many years.  Linc is best known for his use of fabric which he employs the way others use paint.  His works have been in museums, galleries, in movies, on television.  He is primarily a portrait artist who also creates landscapes, seascapes, and abstract pieces.

3pm Susan “Sue” Ross, known as the PhotoGriot,a documentary and fine art photographer. tells the stories of her community through the lens of her camera.  Over the  past 50 years she has photographed many of Atlanta’s high profile and important historical figures including Maynard Jackson, all of Atlanta’s African-American Mayors, writers such as Alice Walker and Toni Morrison, and at cultural events such as the National Black Arts Festivals. Her work has been featured in many books and exhibits in Atlanta and around the world. Sue will discuss “Recording your Community with your Cell Phone.”

 2:30pm Workshop- Discover Adinkra: Debra Jeter, a high school art teacher in Atlanta for the past 25 years whose journey as an artist began when she took classes to teach Calligraphy. This venture led her to pursue art as a career. Debra’s art work focuses on literacy which is her passion. She will lead a workshop titled “Discover Adinkra” beginning with a story about ancient African traditions and symbols. Participants will be shown how to make the symbols using paint, sponges , etc. and guided in making their own artwork.

2-2:30pm and 3:30-4pm Artist Forums:  Nine AAFTA artists will have a table with a work in progress or present a demonstration regarding their work. Attendees will be able to visit each artist table and discuss the processes they use to create their art. This will provide a one-on-one interaction with the artist. Artist will also answer any questions about their work on display and for sale.  Nine AAFTA artists will have a work in progress or present a demonstration regarding their work. Wycliffe “Linc” Bennett, Sylvia Breland, J. Stacey Grayson, Tae Earl-Jackson, K. Joy Peters, Susan Ross, Pame’ Sawyer-Smith, Marietta Solomon and Francine Stowe-Sinkler. 

COME EARLY TO HEAR SEBASTIAN B  and to see the Art throughout the library and on the SCAA panels.  

Do not miss this one of kind of eclectic exhibit and the work of exceptional artists.

AAFTA is a non-profit arts advocacy organization whose goal is to educate and promote diversity in the arts community and is comprised of visual artists, musicians, spoken word artists, authors, craft persons, educators and supporters of the arts.

Event is free and open to the public. Visit the Library website for hours of operation Monday- Saturday.

SCAA is an all volunteer arts organization established in 1972.

  •  January 9, 2024 - February 26, 2024
     10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Venue Phone: (770) 801-5320

Venue Website:

3535 Old 41 Highway, Kennesaw, GA, Georgia, 30144, United States

Expired Wilderness Photography Foundation EXHIBIT

SCAA Staff

Wilderness Photography Foundation Exhibit:  August 12 to October 1, 2023

Nature’s Generosity Photography Exhibition, a 2023-24 southeast traveling exhibit by the Wilderness Photography Foundation,  will be at the North Cobb Regional Library from August 12 to October 1.  Welcome to a remarkable exhibit featuring top photographers across the United States and featuring outstanding images of Nature’s Generosity for all of us to see.

The wilderness is truly defined within the adage “in the eyes of the beholder,“ interpreted by artists, poets, children, politicians, environmentalists, and more.   But only the photographer can capture the wilderness through the camera’s lens within a special moment of time, as the camera immobilizes the image, and shows the beauty, flaws, and wonders of the wilderness.

This exhibit is a collaboration between SCAA and the Wilderness Photography Foundation. SCAA was honored to be a part of the original group’s conversations beginnings with SCAA member artist, Mike Ramy, in featuring such an exhibit as the Nature’s Generosity Photography Exhibition.  Created by top-tier fine art nature photographers the exhibit showcases the beauty and diversity of nature, plant and animal life surrounding us and in faraway places.

Reception on August 19 from 2-4pm with Whitefield Academy Jazz Band opening the program.  Light refreshments will be served.

A special thanks and so appreciate North Cobb Regional Library for continuing to support SCAA’s public exhibits of art.

Enjoy this public exhibit, and let the visual power of photography heighten the importance about nature, conservation and the fine art nature photography.  Experience the blending of the arts with Children Book Readings activities about nature at on September 25; registration information for North Cobb Regional Library listed on SCAA website .

More information about the Wilderness Photography Foundation and the accompanying hardback book containing details of the photographers, photos and more can be found at this link.  SCAA can also be contacted regarding purchase of the books.

  • Exhibit August 19 to October 1
     August 12, 2023 - October 1, 2023
     10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Venue Phone: (770) 801-5320

Venue Website:

3535 Old 41 Highway, Kennesaw, GA, Georgia, 30144, United States

Expired Art at the Avenue 2023

SCAA Staff


Welcome to a great public art event:  a National Juried Exhibit, Blending of the Performing and Craft Arts, Middle and High School Juried Exhibit, Artisan Market, and Community fun and entertaining event open to all with no entry fee from July 15 to August 5 at the Avenue West Cobb.

The South Cobb Arts Alliance (SCAA) is pleased to announce its National Juried invitation event of artists for its 2023 Juried Exhibition featuring all types of genres, mediums, styles, and techniques in arts to be held at a unique 10, 499 sq ft exhibit space at The Avenue West Cobb, Marietta, Georgia and open to the public beginning July 15 until August 5 (Friday-Sunday) with hours of Friday-Saturday from 10am to 5pm; and Sunday noon to 5pm, unless indicated below for special events including the two receptions and membership meeting.

During this special event the SCAA Artisan Market will be open.  Other events within this Exhibit include collaborative presentations by the Georgia Ballet (The Georgia Ballet | Home of Classical Ballet); Children’s Reading Circle and arts event weekend July 22-23 with local authors and illustrators; artists showcasing their artistic skills up close and in person.

July 15 the venue will open at 2pm.  Opening Reception and Awards will be on Saturday, July 15 with music by Valerie Waters and two major eventsMiddle School – High School Student Awards from 4 to 5 PM presented by 8RobinsonsTVNational Juried Reception at 5-7pm with Awards presented by Juror Kathy Rennell Forbes.

Closing Reception will be on Friday, August 4 from 5-7pm with music by the Whitefield Academy.

Children’s Reading Circle:  July 22 from 1-3pm,  July 23 from 2-4pm

Membership Meeting, July 22 from 5-6pm

Georgia Ballet, Interactive classes/no fee, July 29 and August 5, 11am

Artz for the Harp, August 5 at 1pm

Live Painting Demonstrations, July 22, 29 and August 5

Other Event dates TBD and activities will be updated shortly. SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE or Check the SCAA EVENT CALENDAR for updates.

Location: The Avenue West Cobb is an open-air lifestyle shopping center in Marietta, located at Suite 830 at the Avenue at West Cobb, 3625 Dallas Highway, Marietta, GA 30064, and has estimated annual foot traffic of 2.5-3 million. The venue is an ample open space with smaller rooms to accommodate a gift shop and interactive community events. Located 15 miles northwest of Atlanta, the location features an open-air, pedestrian-friendly setting with a unique mix of retailers and restaurants to encourage guests to stroll, relax and stay awhile. Suite 830 is located near the west side of the complex.

SCAA continues to bring art to public settings as Art makes our communities stronger.  SCAA is celebrating 51 years of art inspiration.

Join us in bringing public art to our communities. Learn more about becoming a member or volunteer. Volunteer Information.

Come see why SCAA was nominated for 2023 Best Art Gallery and Best Non-Profit and was among the top Best of Cobb 2022 Non-Profits.

Bringing public art to our communities.

  • July 15-Aug 5 Art at the Avenue
     July 15, 2023 - August 5, 2023
     10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Venue Phone: (678) 594-6738

3625 Dallas Highway, Suite 830, Marietta, Georgia, 30064, United States