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Culture notes: KSU to fete Flourish Award honorees; Carrollton quilt museum opens Sept. 15

Hanthorn among Flourish Award honorees
Former Atlanta Opera general director Dennis Hanthorn, who quietly parted ways last month with the organization he guided for eight years, will be one of those honored Sept. 28 with a Flourish Award presented by Kennesaw State University College of the Arts.

Joining Hanthorn (selected in the arts leader category) as honorees at the Final Flourish Luncheon at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre will be Alfred L. Watkins (arts educator), who has served as Lassiter High School director of bands since 1982; Pam Carsillo, retired Cobb County art educator (community service); and the Center for Puppetry Arts (arts organization).

In its fifth year, the $100-per-person luncheon (with higher sponsorships available) is expected to raise more than $100,000 to benefit KSU College of the Arts scholarships and student-learning initiatives.

 It also will honor College of the Arts dean Joseph Meeks, who plans to retire next Februarycq, 2013 after 38 years at KSU, 14 of them as the college’s founding dean. 770-499-3214, HOWARD POUSNER

Quilt museum preview in Carrollton
Years in the planning, the Southeastern Quilt and Textile Museum in Carrollton draws closer to reality on Sept. 15 when it opens in a temporary location at 306 Bradley St.

That location, a converted 20-by-24-foot office space, is adjacent to the 10,000-square-foot red brick warehouse — formerly a textile mill — that eventually will house the museum’s collection. Long range plans for the museum include extensive interpretive exhibits, classrooms and a gift shop.

At 10 a.m. Sept. 15 the museum will open its temporary quarters with the exhibition “Celebrating 25 Years,” featuring some 40 works made by the West Georgia Quilt Guild, which has drawn quilters from Carroll, Haralson, Heard and Meriwether counties.

Information: 770-301-2187, BO EMERSON

Dramatic enounter with Troy Davis
Actor Daniel Glenn brings his one-man show “My Date With Troy Davis” to the Dancing Goat Theatre, a troupe he co-founded in Johns Creek, at 8 p.m. Sept. 22.

Glenn previously performed the monologue about a “rich white boy” on death row whose life became coincidentally intertwined with Davis’, at the New York International Fringe Festival.

At Performing Arts North, 10700 State Bridge Road, Johns Creek. $15. HOWARD POUSNER

Faith and interracial relationships
The Atlanta-based Hallelujah Workshop, a community- and faith-based theatrical company, will take a humorous look at interracial relationships in “Blacks, Whites & Blues,” Sept. 13-16 at Southwest Arts Center.

The play was written by Tangela Wideman Foster, founder of the Hallelujah Workshop. The group was formed 15 years ago and includes performers from different metro churches.

915 New Hope Road, Atlanta. Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 (cash only) at the door. For tickets or information, call Foster at 404-791-4200, SHELIA POOLE

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