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The Artmore would like to congratulate The Duty of Design on the successful launch party thrown in honor of their new website. The Duty of Design is a company formed by SCAD graduate, India Hayes, that seeks to provide quality design work for small, non-profit and charitable organizations. The Artmore was proud to serve as a community sponsor for the event.
The semi-costume party took place in the Atlantic Station gallery space on Saturday, November 2nd and brought together designers and non-designers alike in the celebration of a wonderfully creative concept, that is sure to help many great causes within the Metro Atlanta area.
For more information on The Duty of Design visit- www.designersduty.com
It’s that time again, time for another full moon. The one that falls directly after the Harvest Moon(which was Sept. 19) is called the Hunter’s Moon, and it happens this Friday night, Oct. 18. The best time to view it is 7:38 p.m. Eastern — though of course it shines brightly all night long.
Plus, there’s a lunar eclipse happening, too. It’s subtle, however, not a total eclipse but what’s called a penumbral eclipse, when the Earth’s outer shadow partially covers the lunar being. “You might see a little darkening. It happens very gradually. It’s not like a snap of the fingers,” Jim O’Leary, senior scientist at the Maryland Science Center, told Weather.com. That event begins around 5:50 p.m. eastern, peaks around at 7:50 p.m. and ends around 9:50 p.m., he added.
The total package should make for some pleasant sky gazing of this cool moon.
Its name — one of several catchy monikers including the Blood Moon and the Sanguine Moon — reputedly comes from those who used the light to their advantage, according to Science@NASA. “Hunters … tracked and killed their prey by autumn moonlight, stockpiling food for the winter ahead,” writes NASA’s Tony Phillips. “You can picture them: Silent figures padding through the forest, the moon overhead, pale as a corpse, its cold light betraying the creatures of the wood.”
Chinese lore also describes this moon as the Kindly Moon, reports the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, and the Lakota Sioux called it the Moon When Quilling and Beading Were Done.
The Hunter’s Moon isn’t just any full moon. Like with other moons this time of year, its path — called an ecliptic — is shallow. That means for several nights in a row, the moon sits farther north on the horizon, according to EarthSky. “It’s this northward movement of the moon along the eastern horizon at moonrise,” EarthSky writes, “that gives the Hunter’s Moon its magic.”
Typically this time of year, the moon rises about 50 minutes later each day. Say it appeared in the night sky at 7:00 p.m. today, tomorrow it would show up around 7:50 p.m. For several days around the Hunter’s Moon, however, it only rises 30 to 35 minutes later. (In that same example, it would emerge at 7:00 p.m. tonight, 7:30 p.m. the next.)
Why does this matter? Well, if you lived at a time when you needed the moonlight to harvest and hunt by, it clearly did. “The light of moon allowed farmers to harvest their crops later into the night,” O’Leary said of the September Harvest Moon. By the Hunter’s Moon in October, “it’s time to go hunting for Thanksgiving and the fall. The prey is easier to find. Rather than the moon being up in the sky an hour or two after sunset, it’s up in the sky sooner…. There’s less of a period of darkness.”
So go out and enjoy. But be warned: “While you’re staring at the sky, you might hear footsteps among the trees, the twang of a bow, a desperate scurry to shelter,” NASA’s Phillips writes. “That’s just your imagination.”
Unplugged in the Park @ Park Tavern is celebrating it’s 11th year in existence sponsored by the Artmore Hotel. Unplugged in the Park has become one of the most popular Summer concert series in Atlanta. The concert is held in Park Tavern which is a tented, air-conditioned event facility with an amazing sound system located inside Piedmont Park. It’s perfect way to wind down your weekend “UNPLUGGED” and admission is FREE!
To show our excitement about being a sponsor and as an effort to show our appreciation to our social media presence; the Artmore will be posting several trivia questions on Facebook & Twitter to give our bookers & tweeters the chance to win cool prizes. So log on to our Facebook page, follow us on twitter and be sure to read the blog on the Artmore’s website. Look for your first trivia question Tuesday, May 21st. Questions will be posted on a weekly basis and winners will be announced via social media as well.
Hope to see you in the park!
Come to the Artmore Hotel this and every Thursday night from 6PM-10PM in the month of May to hear Atlanta’s Own DJ Merrick. DJ Merrick is a Progressive, Deep & Tech House DJ & Producer. He’s taking over the Courtyard! Enjoy the sounds of DJ Merrick while you sip on a Signature drink @ The Studio Bar. It’s going DOWN in Midtown @ the Artmore Hotel 1302 West Peachtree St. Atlanta, GA 30309.
Artmore Hotel is in Midtown Atlanta, conveniently located at the Art Center Stop off of the MARTA. The Artmore offers valet but nearby garages are available too! For more info click here for contact info and directions.
Here is a sample from DJ Merrick’s Sound Cloud account:
May 2013 Events
Pull out your picnic blanket & a bottle of wine and enjoy the soulful sounds of John Legend on May 1st @ Chastain Park. If you need to acquire the perfect piece of Art; the Mason Murer Fine Art Gallery’s spring show is May 1st thru the 11th. See if the Braves can knock one out of the park on the 3rd @ Turner Field as they battle the Mets. Don’t hesitate to LOL @ the Fabulous FOX when Larry the Cable Guy & Bill Engvall perform. AmericasMart is holding their Atlanta Spring Immediate Delivery Show from May7th thru the 9th. Rev up your engines on May 18th & 19th for the Octane 2013 Classic Exotic Performance Car Show @ GA World Congress Center. Music and culture will take over downtown and midtown Atlanta @ the end of May. Come celebrate the 25th Annual Caribbean Festival on May, 25th beginning on Joseph E. Boone Blvd NW/Simpson St NW and ending with the Festival Village on Martin Luther King Jr Dr SE. There will be food, fun & festivities and the event is FREE. Memorial Day weekend come down to Piedmont Park & enjoy some smooth Jazz @ 36h Annual Atlanta Jazz Festival.