The Atlanta Botanical Garden has announced its Concerts in the Garden lineup: Jonny Lang (June 3), Indigo Girls (July 8-9), Steve Earle and the Dukes with Allison Moorer (July 15), Emmylou Harris (July 22), Los Lobos (Aug. 26). Tickets go on sale May 6 via www.ticketalternative.com, but garden members get first dibs starting Friday.[4/22] HOWARD POUSNER
Meadows at Dad’s
Tim Meadows, still probably best known “The Ladies’ Man” from “Saturday Night Live” though he’s been all over TV and the movies since, will be improvising with the zany Dad’s Garage Theatre Company crew for four shows, May 12-14. Online reservations, $15-$28; phone or door, $17-$30. 280 Elizabeth St., Suite C-101, Atlanta. 404-523-3141, www.dadsgarage.com. HOWARD POUSNER
Recognition for Rome fest
Northwest Georgia’s Rome International Film Festival has been named one of MovieMaker Magazine’s “Top 25 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2011.” New York-based MovieMaker said RIFF, the only Georgia fest recognized, boasts “a pure love of great cinema. A little dose of southern hospitality doesn’t hurt either.” “MovieMaker Magazine is the premier indie periodical,” RIFF executive director Harry Musselwhite said, “and we are so excited to be recognized in this way on the national level.” The issue is now on newsstands, but the story not yet available online. RIFF, whose slogan is “Where independent film is monumental,” takes place Sept. 9-10 in downtown Rome. www.riff.tv. HOWARD POUSNER
New High curator
Sarah Schleuning , a curator at the Wolfsonian Museum at Miami’s Florida International University, is the High Museum of Art’s new curator of decorative arts and design.
Starting in mid-May, Schleuning will be responsible for the High’s collection of more than 2,250 works, including the Virginia Carroll Crawford Collection of American Decorative Art and the Frances and Emory Cocke Collection of English Ceramics.
Recent High acquisitions have focused on design from the 20th and 21st centuries, to be showcased starting June 4 in conjunction with “Modern by Design,” an exhibit drawn from the Museum of Modern Art’s collection.
Schleuning organized the exhibition “MetalCraft: Architectural Metalwork from The Wolfsonian,” opening this summer at the Wolfsonian. She has organized numerous exhibitions there including “+5: Recent Acquisitions from The Wolfsonian Collection” (2010) and “Fashioning the Modern French Interior: Pochoir Portfolio from the 1920s” (2007).
At the Miami museum, she was a leader in organizing and developing the Visionaries Group, comprised of leaders and enthusiasts in Miami’s art and design community who fundraise and serve as ambassadors for the Wolfsonian.
“I look forward to working with her to continue to nurture the High’s traditional strength in the decorative arts and to introduce modern and contemporary design to Atlanta and the region,” said High curator of collections and exhibitions David Brenneman. HOWARD POUSNER