Collage Society Show

By hosting an established group of collage artists, Gallery 4945 is highlighting the variety of styles and techniques that their artwork represents. Collage as an element of fine art was first introduced by Picasso and Braque over 100 years ago. Today it is valued for its immediacy, expressiveness, and tactility.  Collage is an art form launched by the simplicity of glue – and sustained by the expanse of creativity. PLASTERED Art Exhibit by Members of the Atlanta Collage Society, through June 3. 4945 High Point Road, Sandy Springs

Bright Side at Northside

Northside Hospital employees are overwhelmingly optimistic about Northside’s future. The hospital has won an award for Best Company Outlook for 2019 from workplace culture and compensation monitoring site Comparably. Northside ranked 17th on the list of top large companies (more than 500 employees) across the United States, was the 2nd highest Georgia company ranked, and the only hospital. Comparably’s annual “Best” lists showcase companies that receive the highest ratings on Comparably.com throughout the year based on anonymous feedback from employees about work environment, compensation, leadership and more. This is the third award Northside has received from Comparably in recent months. The hospital previously was recognized with awards for Company Culture and Company for Women.

Georgia wants YOU to be a Dementia Friend

An estimated 5.4 million Americans are living with dementia, and it’s likely you will encounter someone at the park, the bank, the grocery, or your gym. Georgia held the Inaugural Dementia Friends Champion training at the Emory Center for Brain Health and wants to share how you can support your family, friends, and neighbors. Robin Andrews Smith will host the first workshop at Orchard at Brookhaven May 23 from 7-8:30 p.m. 1634 Afton Lane Brookhaven  DementiaFriendsUSA.org

Time to Thank The River

The Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) released a report documenting its ten most significant accomplishments of the past 25 years. The report demonstrates the organization’s positive impact on the health of the river, which provides drinking water for more than five million people, and on the habitat for countless fish and wildlife. Executive Director Juliet Cohen says, “Over the organization’s 25-year existence, thousands of donors invested a total of $28 million in CRK’s mission to restore the river system. With this support, and the leadership of the Board of Directors and staff, along with the help of thousands of members and volunteers, CRK has led a transformation of the Chattahoochee River.” Every $1 donated to CRK yielded at least $80 in benefits to the Chattahoochee River watershed and its people. Chattahoochee.org

Book Launch

Mary Kay Andrews will be celebrating the launch of her new novel Sunset Beach at the Atlanta History Center on Sunday, May 5, at noon. Come for light refreshments, door prizes, and plenty of giveaways. Tickets are $40 for general public, $35 for members, and include a copy of Sunset Beach. Purchase tickets at AtlantaHistoryCenter.com. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Atlanta History Center and 100% of prize drawing sales at the launch event benefit the DeKalb Library Foundation.

Mizuno drops Peachtree shoe

Celebrate the nation’s birthday with a bright red, white and blue “Stars & Stripes” design! Mizuno has just released the 4th edition of their custom-designed running shoe, the Limited Edition Peachtree 50th Rider WAVEKNIT™, which boldly stands out in white with a complementary, yet different design between the right and left shoe. As a nod to the 50th Running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race, 50th golden logos were placed on the heel and tongue. Runners can expect golden miles ahead as they prepare for the festivities along Peachtree Street on July 4, 2019. MizunoUSA.com