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FEBRUARY 2020

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Love is in the air

A PERFECT WINTER AT PAWS UP

WHEN ART MAKES A HOME

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May I suggest a winter vacation in Montana at The Resort at Paws Up? My report is on page 14.

FEBRUARY 2020 PUBLISHER

Jim Newman | jnewman@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

Sue Collins | scollins@lifestylepubs.com

Hello friends, WHAT IS ART TO YOU?

MARKET AREA ADMINISTRATOR

Darce Richardson | darce.richardson@lifestylepubs.com SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER

Karyn Slovin | karyn.slovin@lifestylepubs.com AD DESIGNER

A painting that tells a story? A photograph evoking memories? A sculpture revealing personality and emotion? A poem that at first confounds then confirms? A craft that reflects a bygone era, modernized for today's palate? Here in Alpharetta, we are surrounded by talent, with access to galleries, markets and museums. And in this issue, we bring you stories of institutions and artists that can feed your hunger for beauty and color.

Kaylee Mitchell LAYOUT DESIGNER

Emily Stout CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Sonia Fuller, Ashley Mullins CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Christy Lee, CatMax Photography, Rick Limpert

In the home, art can be much more than just decor. Mary Ellen Vanaken, a local real estate consultant and her husband have been collecting art for 20 years and nearly every inch of their Hamby neighborhood home is covered in original art. The art tells a story of their travels and taste, with contemporaries mingling with classics in the 2-story foyer. What a welcome!

CORPORATE TEAM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Steven Schowengerdt CHIEF SALES OFFICER Matthew Perry CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DeLand Shore

Also, we bring you a preview to the American Craft Show, returning to the Cobb Galleria

ART DIRECTOR Sara Minor

Centre on March 13 – 15. The show, in its 31st year, is a three-day celebration of all things

OPERATIONS DIRECTOR Janeane Thompson

fine craft. Attendees can shop crafts from over 230 of the country’s leading artists spe-

AD MANAGER Chad Jensen

cializing in contemporary jewelry, clothing, furniture, home goods and décor.  The Atlanta

REGIONAL SALES DIRECTOR Eric Williams

show, presented by the national nonprofit American Craft Council, offers a once-a-year

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opportunity for collectors, supporters, and enthusiasts of design, craft, and art to discover and shop the best quality crafts in the  U.S.  Each year, more than 45,000 people flock to cities including Atlanta, Baltimore, St. Paul, and San Francisco to attend these shows. Inspiring! Enjoy your February and take someone you love to a museum, a show or gallery.  ARIZONA | CALIFORNIA | COLORADO | CONNECTICUT | FLORIDA | GEORGIA

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IDAHO | ILLINOIS | KANSAS | MARYLAND | MASSACHUSETTS | MICHIGAN MINNESOTA | MISSOURI | MONTANA | NEVADA | NEW JERSEY | NEW YORK NORTH CAROLINA | OHIO | OKLAHOMA | OREGON | PENNSYLVANIA SOUTH CAROLINA | TENNESSEE | TEXAS | VIRGINIA | WASHINGTON

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INSIDE THE ISSUE FEBRUARY 2020

FEATURES 18 Keeping crafts alive Save the the date for American Craft Show featuring local artists.

22 Sparkling wine for your Valentine Love is in the air and there is no better way to celebrate than with a nice bottle of bubbles.Â

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26 Home is where the art is Realtor shares her collection and home.

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Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Travel Destination

22 Locally Owned 26 Locals Only 32 Lifestyle Calendar


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GOOD TIMES

Miss Universe in Alpharetta Buca di Beppo in Alpharetta hosted the 2019 Miss Universe contestants for a special dinner celebrating Best Buddies-Â a nonprofit dedicated to establishing a global volunteer movement that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development, and inclusive living for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Atlanta and Tyler Perry Studios hosted the 2019 Miss Universe competition. RICK LIMPERT PHOTOGRAPHY

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Paint Gwinnett Pink Raises More than $150,000 Committee members from Paint Gwinnett Pink, a 5K walk/run benefiting breast cancer patients in Gwinnett County and beyond, recently presented a $150,269.09 check to the Gwinnett Medical Center Foundation. Proceeds fund diagnostic technology, screening services and comfort items for breast cancer patients undergoing treatment at Northside Hospital Gwinnett.

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Does your smile make you look older than you really are? Short, dark, brokem teeth can actually add years to you appearance. We all want to look our best and it starts with your smile. Dr. Sandra Vargas uses advanced training in cosmetic dentistry with an artistic touch to transform your smile back to its natural beauty. A well-designed smile makeover can be life-changing and take years off your appearance. Dr. Vargas is also experienced with implants and Teeth in a Day transformations. This can all be done while you sleep with sedation dentistry. Call Dr. Sandra Vargas to schedule your smile consultation today.

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AROUND TOWN

HAVANA NIGHTS The Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce Gala is set for February 8, 6:30 PM at The Manor Country Club in Milton. The theme of the annual is Havana Nights and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the chamber’s member non-profit charitable organizations. The Alpharetta Chamber of Commerce was established in November 2013 by a group of business leaders who wanted to build a business identity for Alpharetta much like the Chambers in Johns Creek, Sandy Springs, and the Roswell INC do for their cities. It was a goal to create an organization that Alpharetta businesses would be proud to be a member of, and use to grow its current and prospective business base. AlpharettaChamber.com for tickets and details.

LAKE OCONEE FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL   A three-day food and wine festival hosted at The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee featuring over 200 wines from vintners across the globe as well as the most sought-after international liquors for your tasting pleasure. The festival, March 20-22, highlights our region’s most creative chefs and culinary talent and includes an eclectic mix of performers and visual artists. Lake Oconee provides a scenic backdrop for this fabulous lakeside food and wine festival.

I LOVE THE BEACH PROMO February is the perfect time of year to enjoy a fun-filled, romantic escape to South Walton and Destin’s beaches. Stay three nights or more in a participating Newman-Dailey vacation rental home or condominium and enjoy 15% off your stay along with a bottle of champagne at check-in CONTINUED >

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HAIR & SKIN: FIGHTING WINTER AIR WITH SMARTER CARE Book an appointment with us today and visit our MedSpa for refreshed, glowing skin. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay on top of our monthly specials and professional MedSpa services.

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AROUND TOWN and free daily activities and movie rentals, from  February  1-29.  *Some restrictions apply. Offer with new reservations on short term stays only. Cannot be combined with any other offer.   Visit  DestinVacation.com  or call  1-800-225-7652. Lifestyle readers' promo code: LUVTHEBEACH

MUSIC IN ALPHARETTA The

City

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Alpharetta

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launched a new 2020 music program to help support businesses and musicians in Alpharetta. The program is called Alpharetta Music Match which is a part of a larger ongoing strategy called Alpharetta Music Project Strategy (AMPS). The AMPS strategy was created to give a framework for music culture in Alpharetta through live performances, educational support of all ages, exposure to all music

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genres, classes at the Alpharetta Arts Center, utilizing local venues, providing multiple listening oppor-

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tunities and fun music engagements. The Music Match program launched with the support of Fulton County Arts & Culture and the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau. By completing an online application, a business can simply request a music genre. The City will match their music funds and a

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TRAVEL DESTINATION

GET OUTSIDE AT THE RESORT AT PAWS UP

ARTICLE SUE G. COLLINS | PHOTOGRAPHY SUE G. COLLINS & PROVIDED

S N OW Y BLISS 14

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Have you ever tried skijoring? The Resort at Paws Up in Montana will have you loving everything about winter.


THE FIREPLACES AT THE RESORT AT PAWS UP IN MONTANA REQUIRE LOGS THE SIZE OF A BARBELL. So, when the fire in the dining room’s

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mammoth stone fireplace dimmed to flicker rather than roar, my friends and I (encouraged by staff) got up from the dinner table and clean and jerked a WOD-worth of giant logs across the hearth and manhandled a 6’ wroughtiron poker to bring the flames back to life. Back at the table, we were rewarded with a five-course meal fit for an Olympic champ (with a refined palate). The stand out was the elk tenderloin with juniper berry, celery root puree, braised fennel, apple, and red wine

New Year’s wishes from Dr. Golsen and her team!

bordelaise — likely all the tastier since we plucked the plump purple juniper berries ourselves that afternoon while snowshoeing along the banks of the Blackfoot River with Chef Sunny Jin. He had corralled us after lunch, between snowmobiling and electric biking, and like magic, a Paws Up van loaded with our snowshoes and all the gear met us at the river and we clambered through the deep powdery snow trying to keep up with the energetic Jin, acting more like an excitable child on Christmas

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morning than the accomplished culinary king that he is. This level of energy and enthusiasm for Montana and all it offers runs deep at The Resort at Paws Up, across 37,000 acres of pristine wilderness, snowy this time of year. Once the snow melts (midMarch or so), the dude ranch, a working cattle ranch explodes with even more activity - trail rides, cattle drives,

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the highest level of service (you dream it, they make it happen), luxurious accommodations and five-star amenities that draw Hollywood celebs as well as families returning annually. The beauty at Paws Up is more than skin deep, with careful land management, sustainable farming and an equestrian program that rescues wild mustangs bringing young wranglers into the ring for education, not just recreation. “Wild mustangs have been roaming the plains and kicking up dust for centuries. Here at Paws Up, we’re privileged to have the resources and facilities to not only welcome them into our hearts and our herd, but also to spend countless hours ‘gentling,’ or desensitizing and training them. It’s something most cattle ranches won’t consider taking on—and unlike anything any other resort offers, says  Equestrian Manager Jackie Kecskes. “It’s a humbling experience to watch an animal transform from skittish to socialized, and we consider it an honor to share it with our guests.” Jackie worked with we three city slickers in the beautiful indoor arena for two hours “cow horsing” - corralling calves and mama cows while on horseback, first clockwise, then counterclockwise before moving them gently through gates. She and her team (beautifully clad and friendly as can be) patiently and professionally queued us on how to work WITH our horse toward a common goal. I channeled my great grandmother, a ranch owner in South Dakota and climbed off my horse feeling confident and curious, falling more in love with Montana every minute.  Driving back to our guesthouse (where a wood fire lay at the ready and a path to the hot tub on the deck shoveled) our Kia Soul (each guest group gets one) we wondered what could possibly top that experience with Jackie.  That night after another stunning dinner at Pomp, we retired to the cozy lodge bar, Tank, with yet another fireplace the size of a walk-in closet and were treated to an intimate show with three Nashville giants who were at Paws Up for a songwriter’s weekend. By the end of the evening, we were all trading phone numbers promising to keep in touch like kids leaving summer camp.  Falling asleep after a day at Paws Up was easy, nestled among plump pillows and high thread count bedding, happily exhausted from basking in Montana’s fresh air, never-ending sky and the conviviality of the cowboys, cowgirls, and new friends.

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Before becoming The Resort at Paws Up’s executive chef, Sunny Jin’s culinary journey took him around the world, cooking for some of the planet’s finest restaurants—Napa Valley’s French Laundry, Catalonia’s El Bulli and Australia’s Tetsuya’s. On this sunny February afternoon, he took us foraging by snowshoe along the Blackfoot River for juniper berries which he used in that night's third course.


01 Dogsledding along the Blackfoot River, sitting low in the sled behind eight excited Alaskan Huskies will be a highlight of your winter trip to Montana. One and two hour trips are available with pup meet-and-greets and a chance to drive the sled with Jessie Royer and “The J Team.

02 The resort has a carefully curated calendar of events throughout the year. Winterfest - February 14 - 17. Culinary weekend featuring some of the country’s hottest independent winemakers plus hot Los Angeles chefs. Spring Break, Montana Style - March 12- 18 and April 6 19. Sporting clays, fly fishing, ATV trails, wilderness workshops. Plus the Spring Songwriter Weekend, trunk shows, a cowgirl spring roundup, Montana Master Grillers.

03 Glamping (a trend coined by Paws Up in 2004) From mid-May through mid-October, guests “camp” on the Blackfoot River under the stars in a luxe safari-style tent with a butler. Campfire Chefs and Campfire Stars are booked throughout the summer. Big-name talent comes to your campfire and a James Beard Award finalist or Top Chef competitor cook for you outdoors.

04 Bedtime is also special at Paws Up in a selection of 28 vacation homes, each nestled within a forest of tall timbers that overlook rolling meadows, majestic rivers, pastoral creeks and panoramic mountainscapes. The robes are thick and thirsty and each home has a wood burning fireplace with a butler ready to answer your every whim.

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LOCAL ARTISTS HONORED

SAVE THE THE DATE FOR AMERICAN CRAFT SHOW

Dave Pansen

Robert Patterson

Firoozeh Bowden

THE AMERICAN CRAFT SHOW (ACC), A THREE-DAY CELEBRATION TAKING PLACE MARCH 13 - 15 AT THE COBB GALLERIA CENTRE IN MARIETTA, FEATURES OVER 200 OF THE COUNTRY’S LEADING ARTISTS SPECIALIZING IN CONTEMPORARY JEWELRY, CLOTHING, FURNITURE, HOME GOODS AND DÉCOR. This year’s show has a strong representation of artists and crafters from the southeast with more than 20 Atlanta-area artists participating, including Debra Kidd from Brookhaven, Firoozeh

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Bowden from Alpharetta, Robert Patterson from Milton and Dave Pensen of Cumming.


“I believe art and craft are becoming more and more intertwined, and love promoting craft in the southeast to keep our strong traditions alive while also supporting the new directions we are taking,” said Lynn Pollard, a Buckhead artist who works with textiles. Pollard, along with Atlanta artist Rachel Garceau, joined the board of the American

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HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS MARY ELLEN VANAKEN LOVES COLOR.

love and passion to grow as an artist. Yanke

Her dining room walls are rich red, a vibrant

has been influenced by abstract painters like

backdrop for world-renown works of art

Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell and

she and her husband have collected over

Jackson Pollock. When studying art history,

20 years of travel and exploring a palate of

Yanke became fascinated by abstract and

contemporary art. Her two-story foyer is an

impressionist styles, further motivating him to

impressive gallery, nearly every inch covered

become an artist. He approaches his works

with framed works from favorite artists. “Our

with an idea in mind, but doesn’t always

artwork is our decoration and everything

know what colors he’ll use until he has begun,

else works around it,” she says. “We keep

adding an organic layer to his technique. He

our artwork consistent on our walls we don’t

draws viewers in with a variety of media,

change them around. We do group with the

whether it’s with written words, spray paint,

colors and artist and do like to put different

chalk or acrylics, causing them to ponder his

artists work together.” They have made

messages while finding their own meanings.

purchases while traveling and locally at Ann

Born in France in 1949, self-taught artist

Jackson Gallery in Roswell.

François Ledan (Fanch Ledan as he signs

As a realtor, she advises clients to keep

himself) has a wide-established reputation

their artwork up while listing a home, “unless

with works that are appreciated by a growing

it’s a piece that is x-rated - which might

number of international collectors. Using the

offend a buyer.”

rhythms and elements from today’s visual

Meet some of Mary Ellen’s favorite artists.

environment, Fanch gives us a distinct, original,

Tim Yanke was born in Detroit in 1962

contemporary vision of his work. In the past

as the youngest of six siblings. Yanke’s fas-

decade he has turned his talent to something

cination with Southwest American began to

he calls “Interiorscapes”, which have become

take hold in 1974 during his visits to see his

his signature style. Using a playful and color-

sister at Northern Arizona University. It was

ful technique he blends together interior and

at this time that his parents encouraged him

exterior settings to create a happy marriage

to pursue his artistic inklings. The unfortu-

between art and architecture. By intentionally

nate passing of his sister a couple of years

leaving the interiors uninhabited by human

later deepened his love for the Southwest

figures, he invites the viewer to imagine him-

as it reminded him of her, and he used this

self in this balanced and harmonious space.

ARTICLE SUE G. COLLINS | PHOTOGRAPHY CATMAX PHOTOGRAPHY

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MARY ELLEN WITH WORK BY TIM YANKE, TARKAY AND LINDA LE KINFF

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Itzchak Tarkay was an Israeli painter known for his PostImpressionist portraits done in watercolor and acrylic. Influenced by the work of both  Henri Matisse  and  Henri de ToulouseLautrec, Tarkay’s expressive, use of color lent a dream-like quality to his serigraphs, prints, and paintings. Born in 1935 in Subotica, Serbia, Tarkay and family settled in Israel after Allied forces freed them from a Nazi concentration camp during World War II. The artist went on to study at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem and later the Avni Institute of Art and Design in Tel Aviv. Later in life, Tarkay mentored younger Israeli artists, including Yaacov Agam and Yuval Wolfson. Mary Ellen Vanaken, Real Estate Consultant 678.665.2887 NorthAtlantaLuxury.com

TOP LEFT/RIGHT IMAGES: THESE TWO PAINTINGS BY TARKAY ARE AMONG MARY ELLEN’S FAVORITES, COLLECTED OVER YEARS OF TRAVEL AND EXPLORING GALLERIES AND PRIVATE COLLECTIONS. BOTTOM IMAGE: TIM YANKE

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WORKS BY CSABA MARKUS, LINDA LEKINFF, TARKAY, FANCH LEDAN AND AUTUMN DEFOREST

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PETER MAX, LEFT AND FANCH, RIGHT

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1 CROCHET WITH ME WORKSHOP Alpharetta Arts Center

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1 BOOK SALE

Alpharetta Library, 10 Park Plaza

CALL CHRIS SEARS BEFORE FEBRUARY 1 AND RECEIVE A 20% DISCOUNT ON DESIGN SERVICES.

Book sales feature a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction, reference books, history, biography, children’s books, paperbacks, books on tape and rare editions. All of the books have been donated to the Friends for the book sales.

4 CRAFTERNOON IN ALPHARETTA Alpharetta Branch Library

Come create a fun craft for Valentine's Day. Cost: Free and Open to the Public Suggested

Audiences:

Preschool,

Elementary, Middle School.

5 DISCOVERY DAYS KIDS CLUB 6365 Halcyon Way

Each Wednesday morning, Halcyon will offer caregiver and child classes for preschool-aged children. Each class will feature a different seasonal theme with a story, song or opening activity.

7 NORTH ATLANTA HOME SHOW Infinite Energy Center

The North Atlanta Home Show is a vibrant marketplace where you can shop for home-related products and services, experience stunning displays to help inspire your next

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8 ROTARY POLAR BEAR PLUNGE Willis Park Pool

FEBRUARY

LIFEST Y LE CALENDAR

Alpharetta Rotary Club is hosting the 2nd Annual Alpharetta Polar Bear

Plunge.

Rotary

members

are challenging local non-profits,

school clubs and churches to put a team together and raise money

for the benefit of their choosing. AwesomeAlpharetta.com

13 JERRY FINNEGAN’S SISTER Alpharetta Arts Center

Date night in Alpharetta, complete

with complimentary wine and des-

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