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The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta is pleased to host the 2013 Dunwoody Fine Art Association Member Show. This year’s show, entitled “Key to Dunwoody,” features the historic Spruill Farmhouse.

Twenty-seven artists were given the same subject: the Spruill Farmhouse in Dunwoody, to create their own interpretation of the farmhouse and Dunwoody itself. In addition to having the same subject to work on, artists were also asked to include a key in their work – “Key to Dunwoody.”

The exhibition will be on display in the MJCCA’s Katz Family Mainstreet Gallery through March 31.

Architect and member artist Barbara Flexner notes, “The Key to Dunwoody is the people who live and work here, making this a vibrant community. To represent the farm house as historic was the most difficult part of the assignment.” Ms. Flexner continues, “The farm house is a representation of what happens as buildings change to continue being useful to their occupants as lifestyles evolve. However, in studying the building, I was struck by the fact that the window and door configurations are still true to conventions used in buildings of that genre 100 years ago.”

The MJCCA’s Katz Family Main- street Gallery: Location and Hours

The Katz Family Mainstreet Gallery is located at the MJCCA, 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody.

Gallery hours: Mondays – Thurs- days, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Fridays 6 a.m. – 6 p.m.; Saturdays 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.; and Sundays, 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Admission is Free.

About the Dunwoody Fine Art Association

In 1971, 12 artists formed the Dun- woody Fine Art Association, (DFAA). It was their hope to encourage and promote fine art in Dunwoody, Ga. and other North Atlanta areas.

The club grew steadily, incorporated in 1983, and since then the DFAA has continued to grow and thrive and has become an important part of the Atlanta art community.

More Information about the “Key to Dunwoody” Exhibition

Contact Kim Goodfriend, Gallery Manager at (678) 812-4071, kim.goodfriend@atlantajcc.org. Media inquiries: call Lora Sommer, MJCCA Public Relations Manager at 678.812.4078, lora.sommer@atlantajcc.org or visit www.atlantajcc.org.