Where To Walk When You Stay…. Center for Puppetry Arts

 

The city of Atlanta is filled with exciting shops, restaurants, and theaters and the Artmore is in the heart of it all! Our guests are fortunate to be within walking distance to the best that the city has to offer. In this series we will feature some of the spots that make Atlanta great.

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The Center for Puppetry Arts, located in Atlanta, is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to the art form of puppetry. The Center focuses on three areas: performance, education and museum. It is one of the few puppet museums in the world. The Center is located just five minutes away from the Artmore Hotel.

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In 1978 Founder Vincent Anthony opened the doors to the Center along with Jim Henson and famous Kermit the Frog. Since then the old Springstreet Elementary has brought joy to families around the world has been a hidden treasure here in the south.

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When you go to visit the center, make sure you are ready to explore and have fun! A full day can be lost when you visit center. Start by visiting the museum where you will see puppets from all around the world and various time periods. While most of the exhibit stays on site, there is a rotating portion that is constantly updated with fresh and new pieces. Some puppets that you may see in the collection include Wayland Flowers’ Madame, Skeksis from the film The Dark Crystal, two of the mask prototypes created by Julie Taymor for the Broadway smash-hit, The Lion King, and Jim Henson’s Muppets Rowlf the Dog, Ernie, Swedish Chef, Pigs In Space, and Dr. Teeth and The Electric Mayhem.

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After that, continue on to view one of the Center’s award winning shows. Not only are the shows performance in one of its two theaters, but they are also made in house! From conception of the idea to writing the script and songs, to building the puppets and sets, and finally practicing the show, everything is done on campus. This is a process that can take around 16 months of hard work from the directors, builders, actors, and the rest of the team at the Center.

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Not only does the Center specialize in award winner original productions, they also are famous for retelling classics that everyone in the family can enjoy. Some of these include Charlotte’s Web, The Cat in the Hat, and Rudolph the Red Nose Rendeer (which looks exactly like the 1964 NBC classic!)

After your show you are invited to create your own puppet to take home. And while your having fun detailing your very own creation, an instructor leads you with a story and teaches you an important lesson.

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The Center for Puppetry Arts offers more than just a museum or a show, they make sure you leave with a happy memory. With 13 UNIMA Awards (Union Internationale de la Marionnette - International Puppetry Association) and various other accomplishments, The Center has a ton of room to boost. But it remains humble yet entertaining, and fun yet extremely professional.

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You are able to have any discussion possible with puppets and one that makes you smile is waiting at The Center. So when you stay at the Artmore make sure you one of their shows or see an old friend in their museum.

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View their show listing here or call 404-873-3089 for more information.

 

Meet Neishata Fields Bartender

The Artmore Hotel prides itself with a staff that is committed to excellence. With our new “Meet Me” series, we want to shed a spotlight on the people who make sure our guest have top notch service.

Traveling to the city to attend Clark Atlanta University for the first time in 1997, she recently returned because her love of the city never left her heart. After being immediantly hired on her first day of searching for employment, she began working our front desk, but now, for around eight months, Neishata Fields has been serving guest of The Artmore and friends of Atlanta the best drinks in our Studio Bar.

Having in depth and funny conversations with our guest is one of Neisha’s favorite things about coming into work. She also likes to meet some of our celebrity clientele including Alicia Silverstone who she said was very nice!

When she is away from the bar, Neisha loves to improve on her Mixology and invite new and exciting drinks for our guest. She also likes to roller blade, enjoy the nightlife, eat some of the great food, make over her friends and do their hair, and browse her library for inspirational and non-fiction books.

Like our rooms, everyone that works at the Artmore is unique and the best that Atlanta has to offer. Call us at (404) 876-6100 to book your room today.

Where to walk when you stay… High Museum of Art

The city of Atlanta is filled with exciting shops, restaurants, and theaters and the Artmore is in the heart of it all! Our guests are fortunate to be within walking distance to the best that the city has to offer. In this series we will feature some of the spots that make Atlanta great. The High Museum of Art is the leading Art museum in the Southeast United States. Since being founded in 1905 it has become the holder of more than 14,000 works of art. It is located on Peachtree Street, just 10 walking minutes away from The Artmore Hotel. With art from the 1300′s to the present, there is truly something for everyone at the High. The High has an extensive collection of 19th- and 20th-century American, decorative art, European paintings, African American art, modern and contemporary art, photography, folk art and African art. Highlights of the permanent collection include works by Giovanni Battista Tiepolo, Claude Monet, Martin Johnson Heade, Dorothea Lange, Clarence John Laughlin, and Chuck Close. In 1958, 29 Renaissance and Baroque paintings and sculptures from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation were donated which rounded out the collection. Currently at The High you can view some of the fantastic photography of Abelardo Morell, who is able to see common items and location in a new and fantasticway. “Abelardo Morell: The Universe Next Door” is the first major retrospective of Morell’s photography in 15 years. The exhibition, which ends on May 18, 2014, includes works that span his career presented alongside new works the Museum commissioned in 2013 for its ongoing “Picturing the South” series, which asks noted photographers to turn their lenses toward the American South. Coming soon to the High Museum is the “Dream Cars” exhibit where the Museum will present a major exhibition of innovative automotive design that will bring together 17 concept cars from across Europe and the U.S. On view from May 21 through Sept. 7, 2014. “Dream Cars: Innovative Design, Visionary Ideas” will feature concept cars from the early 1930s to the 21st century that pushed the limits of imagination and foreshadowed the future of design. The exhibition will pair conceptual drawings, patents and scale models with realized cars, demonstrating how their experimental designs advanced ideas of progress and changed the automobile from an object of function to a symbol of future possibilities. All 17 cars that will be on display will have to be transported from atruck on the street behind the museum to the second floor of The High! One of the most exciting exhibits coming to The High will be the “Make A Joyful Noise”. This presentation will feature three marble panels from Italian sculptor Luca della Robbia’s famed organ loft created for Florence Cathedral that will travel to the U.S. for the first time. From Oct. 25, 2014 to Jan. 11, 2015, The High will place these panels in the musical environment for which they were originally created by displaying them with other musical objects, including hand-decorated choir books from the cathedral and a lectern designed to hold them. Along with the pieces, music from the choir books featured in the exhibition will be performed on the accompanying audio tour. In addition, live concerts and recitals by professional singers and musicians, church choirs, school groups, and others will be held in an adjoining gallery, further exploring the relationshipbetween the visual and performing arts. The High’s neighbor, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, will provide assistance to the Museum as it develops this aspect of the exhibition. The High Museum is an unique location in Atlanta that has an uncanny ability to inspire and touch the common man. The collection at the high brings beauty and pieces that have an amazing ability that make you think and feel. You can go to The High to be alone and in thought, or you can go on a guided tour every day at 1:00 pm and learn more about its unique collection. Take your family on a Satuday or just bring your toddler and enjoy their “Toddler Thursday” where your toddler can learn about the ABC’s of art through activities involving the High’s permanent collection. You can even bring your date on a Friday and have an affordable and unique experience during Friday Night Lates with extended hours until 9 p.m. and half-price admission from 4 to 9 p.m.

Meet Carlotta Burrow Front Desk Agent

The Artmore Hotel prides itself with a staff that is committed to excellence. With our new “Meet Me” series, we want to shed a spotlight on the people who make sure our guest have top notch service.

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Carlotta Burow has been a smiling face here at The Artmore for a little over 8 months. A native of Mobile, Alabama she moved to Georgia with her family to Peachtree City before they settled down in Fairburn There, she graduated from Creekside High.

Here at the Artmore, Carlotta takes pleasure in her coworkers and pleasing the guest. She enjoys meeting new people and giving them suggestions about the local area.

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One of her greatest moments here at the hotel is another reason why we take pride in our employees. When a deaf lady was having problems communication with the staff, Carlotta was able to talk to her using sign language! She said the lady was overjoyed to talk to someone without the use of a notepad and Carlotta was happy that her special talent could help a guest learn more about our city.

When Carlotta is not studying nursing at a local college, she can be found going to see the body exhibit at Atlantic Station or another museum, cooking, traveling, and spending time with anyone’s kids.

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Like our rooms, everyone that works at the Artmore is unique and the best that Atlanta has to offer. Call us at (404) 876-6100 to book your room today.

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Where To Walk When You Stay…. DaVinci’s Pizza

1425438_612343382155128_2058449628_oThe city of Atlanta is filled with exciting shops, restaurants, and theaters and the Artmore is in the heart of it all! Our guests are fortunate to be within walking distance to the best that the city has to offer. In this series we will feature some of the spots that make Atlanta great.

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DaVinci’s Pizza has always given the people of Midtown Atlanta quality food, fast delivery, and great customer service… all at an affordable price. The hip lifestyle and young professional clientele is an exciting advantage that the location brings to this Midtown eatery.

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Located just 266 feet from The Artmore, DaVinci’s offers great personalized service to go along with the best pizza that Midtown has to offer. At DaVinci’s there is no compromise for freshness as they prep from midnight to opening. Inside it isn’t uncommon to sing with your favorite song while the best top 40 plays over the speakers, or catch up on work using their free wifi. If you just cant leave where you are and stay within 3 miles, DaVinci’s offers the fastest delivery of the freshest ingredients around midtown.

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Each customer is the perfect guest at DaVinci’s pizza and each employee is excited to see them come in. The workers at DaVinci’s are all nice and fun and they are honored when they see a customer smile. Each customer gets a personalized experience when they enter and a full, blissful feeling when they leave.

The people at DaVinci’s would like for the guest of The Artmore to enjoy their stay in this area and to come in to enjoy an affordable lunch or dinner that is less than a minute from the hotel.

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This coming spring at DaVinci’s, the guest are invited to play team trivia on Thursday nights for amazing prizes. Fans of DaVinci’s can also enjoy live music inside the restaurant or catch a show at Center Stage with some delicious pizza by the slice. Guest of The Artmore can drop into DaVinci’s for $2 drafts or take a peak at the menu and call in for fast delivery at 404-249-7800.

 

Meet Yassin Rherrass Valet

The Artmore Hotel prides itself with a staff that is committed to excellence. With our new “Meet Me” series, we want to shed a spotlight on the people who make sure our guest have top notch service.

Meet Yassin Rherras. A native from the Kingdom of Morrocco, Yassin moved to Atlanta 10 years ago to be with his wife. He has been a valet here at the Artmore for over 3 1/2 years.

532273_10203336698643347_847398884_nOne of the many things that Yassin enjoys at the Artmore is meeting all of the famous people. So far he recalls meeting Fantasia, and the Insane Clown Posse. He also likes to learn about all of the interesting cultures that come to stay at the Artmore.

One of the best memories that Yassin has here at the Artmore is when he saved a young girl from a drug overdose. He was the first on the scene and was able to get her the attention that she needed. The next day the lady came up to him and gave him the biggest hug he ever received.

When Yassin is not wowing people with his excellent personality, or conversing in either Arabic, French, or German, he can usually be found in a Jaimacan Club “jamming to Bob Marley” or enjoying some Blues. Most of his time away from the Artmore, he is either fishing, swimming, jet skiing, or most likely, spending time with his 3 year old son.

Like our rooms, everyone that works at the Artmore is unique and the best that Atlanta has to offer. Call us at (404) 876-6100 to book your room today.

Meet Scott Franklin Assistant Front Office Manager

The Artmore Hotel prides itself with a staff that is committed to excellence. With our new “Meet Me” series, we want to shed a spotlight on the people who make sure our guest have top notch service.

This upcoming september will mark Scott’s 7th year at the Artmore. A native from New Orleans, he relocated to Atlanta after the horrors of hurricane Katrina.

Some of his favorite memories memories at the Atmore are dealing with all of the celebrities that stay here. “A lot of the superstars stay here because its a smaller less public hotel that can offer privacy, the comforts of home, and splended rooms.” He said that he has met Charles Barkly, Faith Evens, Fantasia, Mint Condition, Christina Milian, Gucci Mane, Tamar Braxton, Wesley Snipes, Terrell Owens, Miguel, Carley Rae Jenson, The Insane Clown Posse, Kerry Washington, and George Clinton.

When Scott isnt making sure that all of the customers are happy, he can be found shopping at his favorite Atlanta mall Lenox, eating at Bennihanna or Pappadeaux, enjoying the nightlife, or bowling.

Like our rooms, everyone that works at the Artmore is unique and the best that Atlanta has to offer. Call us at (404) 876-6100 to book your room today.

Top Five Art Pieces in the Artmore

The Artmore is littered with photographs that support its modern vintage style. Here are some of my personal favorites:

This floor length piece can be found on the club level in our workout room. It always makes me want to get a little more fit!

This stunning photo captures the intensity of a man during his performance at a play. It can be found in our business center.

Ms. Marilyn Monroe watches you as you go up and down the stairs from the first floor level to the club level.

The Beetles are back in the States in these floor length pieces.

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The stunning Ms. Audrey Hepburn is glances over her shoulder in the office of our Event Manager.

These were just my personal favorite but there are hidden gems all over this hotel! Call us at (404) 876-6100 to find yours today.

Meet Rashan Glover Assistant Director of Housekeeping

20140303_123428_AtlantaThe Artmore Hotel prides itself with a staff that is committed to excellence. With our new “Meet Me” series, we want to shed a spotlight on the people who make sure our guest have top notch service.

Rasan Glover has been a loyal employee to the Artmore for the better part of three years. A New Orleans native, she moved to Atlanta with her family and was able to complete high school locally at Benjamin E Banneker in College Park.

20140303_123329_AtlantaAn employee who constantly smiles, she said she appreciates working in “Such a beautiful place!” and she enjoys getting to know each new guest and making sure that all of their needs are met.

One of her favorite memories was at a game night that was thrown one night for all of the guest of the hotel. Interacting with the clients and partaking in the Artmore’s special Hot Toddies was a moment that will last with Rashan forever.

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When she isn’t at the Artmore Hotel she can be found beside a karaoke machine belting out her favorite tune or dancing. “I’m a thrill seeker!” she told me. “I love all of the rides at Six Flags and one day I’m going Skydiving!”

Like our rooms, everyone that works at the Artmore is unique and the best that Atlanta has to offer. Call us at (404) 876-6100 to book your room today.