The Artmore would like to congratulate The Duty of Design on the successful launch party thrown in honor of their new website. The Duty of Design is a company formed by SCAD graduate, India Hayes, that seeks to provide quality design work for small, non-profit and charitable organizations. The Artmore was proud to serve as a community sponsor for the event.
The semi-costume party took place in the Atlantic Station gallery space on Saturday, November 2nd and brought together designers and non-designers alike in the celebration of a wonderfully creative concept, that is sure to help many great causes within the Metro Atlanta area.
For more information on The Duty of Design visit- www.designersduty.com
It’s that time again, time for another full moon. The one that falls directly after the Harvest Moon(which was Sept. 19) is called the Hunter’s Moon, and it happens this Friday night, Oct. 18. The best time to view it is 7:38 p.m. Eastern — though of course it shines brightly all night long.
Plus, there’s a lunar eclipse happening, too. It’s subtle, however, not a total eclipse but what’s called a penumbral eclipse, when the Earth’s outer shadow partially covers the lunar being. “You might see a little darkening. It happens very gradually. It’s not like a snap of the fingers,” Jim O’Leary, senior scientist at the Maryland Science Center, told Weather.com. That event begins around 5:50 p.m. eastern, peaks around at 7:50 p.m. and ends around 9:50 p.m., he added.
The total package should make for some pleasant sky gazing of this cool moon.
Its name — one of several catchy monikers including the Blood Moon and the Sanguine Moon — reputedly comes from those who used the light to their advantage, according to Science@NASA. “Hunters … tracked and killed their prey by autumn moonlight, stockpiling food for the winter ahead,” writes NASA’s Tony Phillips. “You can picture them: Silent figures padding through the forest, the moon overhead, pale as a corpse, its cold light betraying the creatures of the wood.”
Chinese lore also describes this moon as the Kindly Moon, reports the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, and the Lakota Sioux called it the Moon When Quilling and Beading Were Done.
The Hunter’s Moon isn’t just any full moon. Like with other moons this time of year, its path — called an ecliptic — is shallow. That means for several nights in a row, the moon sits farther north on the horizon, according to EarthSky. “It’s this northward movement of the moon along the eastern horizon at moonrise,” EarthSky writes, “that gives the Hunter’s Moon its magic.”
Typically this time of year, the moon rises about 50 minutes later each day. Say it appeared in the night sky at 7:00 p.m. today, tomorrow it would show up around 7:50 p.m. For several days around the Hunter’s Moon, however, it only rises 30 to 35 minutes later. (In that same example, it would emerge at 7:00 p.m. tonight, 7:30 p.m. the next.)
Why does this matter? Well, if you lived at a time when you needed the moonlight to harvest and hunt by, it clearly did. “The light of moon allowed farmers to harvest their crops later into the night,” O’Leary said of the September Harvest Moon. By the Hunter’s Moon in October, “it’s time to go hunting for Thanksgiving and the fall. The prey is easier to find. Rather than the moon being up in the sky an hour or two after sunset, it’s up in the sky sooner…. There’s less of a period of darkness.”
So go out and enjoy. But be warned: “While you’re staring at the sky, you might hear footsteps among the trees, the twang of a bow, a desperate scurry to shelter,” NASA’s Phillips writes. “That’s just your imagination.”
Unplugged in the Park @ Park Tavern is celebrating it’s 11th year in existence sponsored by the Artmore Hotel. Unplugged in the Park has become one of the most popular Summer concert series in Atlanta. The concert is held in Park Tavern which is a tented, air-conditioned event facility with an amazing sound system located inside Piedmont Park. It’s perfect way to wind down your weekend “UNPLUGGED” and admission is FREE!
To show our excitement about being a sponsor and as an effort to show our appreciation to our social media presence; the Artmore will be posting several trivia questions on Facebook & Twitter to give our bookers & tweeters the chance to win cool prizes. So log on to our Facebook page, follow us on twitter and be sure to read the blog on the Artmore’s website. Look for your first trivia question Tuesday, May 21st. Questions will be posted on a weekly basis and winners will be announced via social media as well.
Hope to see you in the park!
May 2013 Events
Pull out your picnic blanket & a bottle of wine and enjoy the soulful sounds of John Legend on May 1st @ Chastain Park. If you need to acquire the perfect piece of Art; the Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery’s spring show is May 1st thru the 11th. See if the Braves can knock one out of the park on the 3rd @ Turner Field as they battle the Mets. Don’t hesitate to LOL @ the Fabulous FOX when Larry the Cable Guy & Bill Engvall perform. AmericasMart is holding their Atlanta Spring Immediate Delivery Show from May7th thru the 9th. Rev up your engines on May 18th & 19th for the Octane 2013 Classic Exotic Performance Car Show @ GA World Congress Center. Music and culture will take over downtown and midtown Atlanta @ the end of May. Come celebrate the 25th Annual Caribbean Festival on May, 25th beginning on Joseph E. Boone Blvd NW/Simpson St NW and ending with the Festival Village on Martin Luther King Jr Dr SE. There will be food, fun & festivities and the event is FREE. Memorial Day weekend come down to Piedmont Park & enjoy some smooth Jazz @ 36h Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival.
Want to know what the best things to do in Atlanta are this April? We have you covered. Our event investigation team has hunted down the best events in Atlanta for our guests! Whether you are in the mood to not stray too far from the hotel with the Artmore’s own Courtyard Kick Off Party OR go out to the Rihanna Diamond Tour!
Shapoholics can go on the Atlanta Chic Boutique tour while their sport crazed significant others watch the NCAA Final Four game on April 6th. Don’t miss the Artmore Courtyard Kickoff Party that is sure to be an amazing event. As of today we already have over 100 RSVPs, don’t be the one at the office who wasn’t at the best party of the month! Comic Bill Burr will also be in town on April 13th. He is performing at The Tabernacle! Both Taylor Swift and Rihanna are in town this month at Phillips Arena gracing the great Peach State. You know that we love our four legged friends and that we are a pet friendly hotel but don’t be fooled the Dogwood Festival has absolutely nothing to do with animals! This arts festival is held in Piedmont Park which is a beautiful walk from the Artmore Hotel.
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Back in 1983 the Dixie Classic Festivals were formed. The festival is open to all performance arts groups including (concert, band, choir and orchestra). This type of open festival is to inspire the growth and artistic expression. Although the festival gives out awards it is purely on a non-competitive basis.They are judged by a group of nationally known adjudicators.
Atlanta happens to be one of the six locations for the festival this year. Hickory High School Orchestra from Chesapeake, VA will be performing in the Dixie Classic Festival on Friday, April 12th. They are staying at Artmore Hotel this weekend and we couldn’t be more excited. We wish them luck and applaud them for their dedication to the Arts. We are sure they will receive many accolades and hope to see them back next year.
There are so many things to do in this great city and the Artmore Midtown Atlanta Hotel is in the middle of all the action. Only for a limited time will there be such amazing performances at the Fox Theatre such as the amazing comedian, Louis C.K. (February 2nd) and iconic musicals such as Flashdance (February 5th through 10th) and Fela! (February 28th through March 3rd) Not to mention that the Artmore Hotel is only a short 5 minutes away from the Fox Theatre.
Speaking of music, if you would rather go to a concert, there are many musical acts coming to town such as the Georgia State University Symphony Orchestra at the Rialto Center (February 10th through March 3rd), Corey Smith at The Tabernacle (February 23rd), and the one and only Bon Jovi will be at the Philips Arena on February 27th.
Valentine’s Day is also coming up. What better way to spend it than with a relaxing getaway to Valentines in the Garden at the Atlanta Botanical Gardens, followed by a romantic night at The Artmore Hotel. All of this leading up to a day at the Theatre with the renowned Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre at the Fox – the perfect gift for that special someone.