November 2019 Newsletter
Tucker Arts Guild is excited about the new "Cuba" show at Keller Knapp 2344 Main Street in Tucker. Essentially a two man show with photographers Les Scarborough and Mikel Yeakle and their insights on their respective trips to Cuba. This show has an incredible blend of their talents and some truly remarkable perceptions into life in Cuba. A must see, the Public Reception will be Thursday, November 14th from 6-8PM. Come, bring friends and meet the men who have made this possible. Light refreshments will be served.
Our regular Tucker Arts Guild Meeting will take place November 21st - Meeting Room at First Baptist Church, Tucker.
August 2019 Newsletter
We worked fast and furious to get the changeouts done at Tucker Rec Center, City Hall and City Hall Annex. Once again, I don’t know how we did it. Many thanks to everyone who worked so hard to get these exhibitions up and shining. TAG looks fantastic. What a fabulous group. The Keller Knapp exhibit is up and it is very exciting to see our work represented on Main Street.
The Reception at Keller Knapp is Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 6PM to 8PM. Come, bring your family, friends and neighbors to see what we are doing. Snacks are being provided by Keller Knapp, wine and beer is being brought by our exhibiting artists. The fun – that’s what we will all bring.
A Very Special August Members’ Meeting
At our members’ meeting, August 15, 2019, Patty McIntire will be conducting a special workshop on alcohol inks. Check you email. Patty has sent out an outline for this exciting event. This will be super fun for those who have never even considered playing outside their chosen medium and a real treat for those who dabble in many media. First Baptist Church, 10:30AM. See y’all there.
The Beat the Badge 5K is back!!!
DeKalb County Police Headquarters
1960 West Exchange Place
Tucker, GA US 30084
Our member Amy Hall will be running for TAG (well, she also represents Decatur PD). Let’s make it a TAG day outing to cheer Amy on and to celebrate the end of Summer together. If we have other runners in our midst, please, sign up and run. This is a great fun race.
NEW FOR 2019:
Electronic "chip" timing for faster, more accurate results
Pre-race packet pick up the day before the race = less stress race day
Fresh new law-enforcement themed T-shirt (Dri-Fit)
Kid’s Fun Run and Toddler Dash
Exciting new vendors and sponsors
RACE DETAILS: Have fun legally outrunning the police! Come visit the police K-9 memorial and 9/11 Memorial in front of Police Headquarters. After the race is a mini-festival at Police HQ with food, music, SWAT trucks, police motorcycles, fun stuff for kids and more! Course is well supervised by DeKalb’s finest officers. If you can’t run, please consider registering as a “phantom runner”. All proceeds will benefit the DeKalb Police Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that works to support all DeKalb County based law enforcement officers.
COURSE: Course is flat and fast! Out & back course through beautiful Tucker neighborhoods.
AGE GROUPS/AWARDS: Overall M & F, top Law Enforcement runners, Masters M & F, and First Place M & F in each of the following age groups: 10 & under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65 & over.
REGISTRATION: Limited to 1000! Register early!
Individuals: $25 if received by June 30th ; late and race day registration = $30 (Phantom runner - same)
Law enforcement runners/walkers (P.O.S.T. certified): $20
Register online –
Download form and mail race entry at: (pending)
On-site registration at DKPD Police Headquarters in front of building beginning at 7:00 am on race day.
Make checks payable to: DeKalb Police Alliance; Mail to: DeKalb Police 5K, 4451 Lawrenceville Hwy, Tucker, Georgia, 30084
T-SHIRTS: All participants registered by September 10, 2019, will receive a commemorative T-shirt with a law enforcement theme.
PARKING: There will be plenty of free parking around the police headquarters and in surrounding business lots. Many great restaurants nearby to patronize after the race.
PACKET PICKUP: Friday, September 27, 2019, from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm. inside the lobby of the DeKalb Police Headquarters, 1950 W. Exchange Place, Tucker. After 8:00 pm, packet pickup will be on race day beginning at 6:30 am.
PETS/STROLLERS: No pets allowed except certified service animals. Strollers are allowed (please be careful of runners!)
COURSE CERTIFICATION: We are exploring making the course a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier. Stay tuned.
Around the Town
At the High Museum:
On view through November 10, 2019
Dubbed “The Father of American Surrealism,” Clarence John Laughlin (American, 1905-1985) was the most important Southern photographer of his time and a singular figure within the burgeoning American school of photography.
The more than one hundred works in this exhibition attest to Laughlin’s innovative approach and prescience for the future of the photographic medium. From allegorical social commentary, to expertly constructed narratives, to bizarre material experimentation, Laughlin’s effort to access a higher artistic potential for photography is evident throughout his career. His desire to push the limits of photographic possibility paved the way for generations of artists and the growth of the medium into a tool of magical potential.
At the Michael C Carlos
Allegory and Faith in Netherlandish Prints from Lucas van Leyden to Rembrandt
August 31 - December 1, 2019
Jan Sadeler (Flemish, 1550-1600), after Dirck Barendsz (Netherlandish, 1534-1592). Hell, late 16th century. Engraving. Gift of Walter Melion and John Clum. From 1500-1700, printmakers in the Low Countries were, as a group, the most skilled and prolific in all of Europe, and prints, often combined with text, played an important role in Netherlandish religious culture during this period.
Newsletter: December 2019
I am hoping everyone received their copies of by-laws and policies and procedures. Please review them and, if you have not sent in comments, proposed corrections or changes, and you wish to, please do so by December 6th. The board wants to review everyone’s wishes earlier rather than later. Normally, this would just be done regularly, during the year but, we decided to try to get all suggestions now and be done. If you have not received them, let me know.
Tucker First Baptist Church, who donates our meeting space, display space and does so much for us is sponsoring a very important event this season. Perhaps we can, as we are able, repay in a small way their kindness. I know many of us have favorite charities and other important commitments this season but, please read this link and see if you want to add this to your list. Thank you.
Our annual Holiday Party will be December 14th, from 4:30PM to 7:30PM at Lois Shingler’s home. This will be Potluck so, please email your RSVP to Lois with what you will be bringing. Easy to get to, and timed so that those who have multiples (it’s that time of year) can, hopefully, see everyone and do everything on their lists. This is a spouses welcome event. We will have our usual optional “gift exchange”. I forget what it’s called but, it’s the stealing game and we usually have a great time. It has become a tradition but, it is optional. The “gifts” can be anything you can think of. White elephants allowed. No minimum price but, please, do not spend much – that would be counter to the fun of it. This is a “just for the fun of it” thing that most everyone gets laughs over. Some members bring SMALL versions of their work which I love. Consider this your official warm invitation. Anyone wanting to carpool, please let me know so that we can make arrangements.
Most everyone at our Thursday meeting opted out of doing The Tucker Holiday kick-off celebration.
Following is a link to Holiday on Main in Tucker, which includes the application link for those who might want to have a booth. I would not wish to discourage anyone from doing this event on your own, or in tandem with someone else if you want to.
Love, Joy, Peace and all Best Wishes for a wonderful Winter Season, Happy Thanksgiving everyone.
Post Script: 2020 dues are due for all members - it will really help our Treasurer if you can bring your dues to the Holiday Potluck. Those who paid their dues in November, your dues are paid through 2020...