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The Block Party exhibited in Johns Creek Fresco Art Galerie and Café to host

First display of Arts on the Creek's traveling art show

November 13, 2013
JOHNS CREEK, Ga. – Arts on the Creek Inc. has announced the debut exhibition of The Block Party will be hosted by Fresco Art Galerie and Café Saturday, Nov. 16.

The Block Party is a public art project and traveling exhibit. It is a collective journey of exploration in which participants will use a block of wood to express their unique vision of a particular concept. AOTC selected "community" as the theme.

The show will run from 12:30 to 4 p.m. with the awarding of cash prizes at 3 p.m. Artists, families and the general public are invited to this free exhibition. Fresco Art Galerie and Café is at 11164 State Bridge Road, next to Regions Bank.

The Home Depot is the main sponsor of the project and donated the blocks.

Cash prizes will be given for first place winners in each age bracket: $50 for students and mixed-aged groups, $75 for adults and $125 for professionals.

The block is a 6-inch long piece of standard 2-inch by 2-inch pine lumber, a small and humble piece of wood with which artists have to create something of meaning and value.

It may be beautiful, surprising, humorous, satirical or ironic. But above all, it will be an original. Submissions have varied from cutting the block into pieces and attaching them to a multimedia painting to being used as connectors in a coffee table. Children's submissions include a group project by Girl Scouts from Troop 3008, of Johns Creek.

Arts on the Creek will show the exhibition at numerous locations in metro Atlanta.

Information on Arts on the Creek Inc. and The Block Party is at www.artsonthecreek.org. Fresco's website is www.frescoartgalerie.com, and hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 770-777-4773.

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