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Culture notes: Arts Institute of Atlanta-Decatur to host color experts; photographers focus on childhood; Dad’s Garage temporarily moving to 7 Stages

VISUAL ART
Arts Institute of Atlanta-Decatur to host color experts
On April 27, the Art Institute of Atlanta — Decatur will host a Color Summit, presented by the International Association of Color Consultants (IACC) North America, for artists, designers, color consultants and small business owners.

The 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. summit is to present expert advice on lighting, color and color rendering; help with business strategies; and offer the opportunity to network with consultants, artists and vendors from around the world. Environmental designer Frank Mahnke, IACC International president, will give the keynote address.

Registration fee for non-IACC members is $15 (and includes a networking reception, 6-9 p.m. April 26 at Sycamore Place Gallery). Go to 2013colorsummit.eventbrite.com. Art Institute of Atlanta — Decatur is at One West Court Square in downtown Decatur. HOWARD POUSNER

Two photographers focus on childhood
The Arnika Dawkins Photographic Fine Art Gallery holds a 6-8 p.m. April 26 opening reception for New York photographer Builder Levy and his show, “Platinum, Gold, Silver Photographs,” and Los Angeles photographer Aline Smithson and her’s, “Spring Fever.” Builder has documented the lives of children from around the world, while Smithson has tried to get at what it means to be a little girl and the road to womanhood. Free. 4600 Cascade Road, Atlanta. 404-333-0312, www.adawkinsgallery.com. ROSALIND BENTLEY

THEATER
Dad’s Garage temporarily moving to 7 Stages
Dad’s Garage Theatre Company has announced that it has to depart its long-time Inman Park home at 280 Elizabeth St., in a complex that is being redeveloped. The improv-loving troupe will take up temporary quarters at 7 Stages in Little Five Points in August. Dad’s plans to launch a capital campaign for a permanent home. Keep up at www.dadsgarage.com. HOWARD POUSNER

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