This month's presentation is by an urban explorer who has traversed the downtown waterways via canoe and duck waders - and has lived to tell the tale of this and other adventures in the history of Atlanta waterways and their importance to the development of our city. To attend please check in at Culture Club's site if possible - http://www.spaldingnixfineart.com/culture-club.html - you will see where to RSVP.
What do the world's most bodacious Art Heists, Hidden Gems of Paris, Persian Antiquities, and Howard Finster's Paradise Gardens have in common? They have all been recent topics of discussion at Culture Club -this month is another fun (though less arty) one - for a suggested donation to a good cause there is a wine reception at 6:30 and the lecture at 7. This month's is described as follows:
$10 suggested donation at the door to benefit the Southfork Conservancy.
Author/explorer Dave Kaufman will share his journey through Atlanta’s urban evolution. Mr. Kaufman will draw from his book, “Peachtree Creek, a Natural and Unnatural History of Atlanta’s Watershed” for the presentation. Beginning from the days when Indians and settlers were drawn to the area by its clean water and abundant natural resources, Kaufman profiles the transformation of the urban landscape and its effect on the watershed.
He used multiple sources for his research, including a notorious set of canoe trips through the City on Peachtree, Nancy, Clear, and Tanyard Creeks, where he witnessed firsthand the impact of development on the watershed. Kaufman’s methodical approach and sometimes humorous treatment of the subject matter create an entertaining opportunity to promote environmental awareness.
***** This event is held in the presentation room, off the first floor atrium of the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center.*****