Artist debuts newest composition at homecoming show
by Sally Litchfield
December 17, 2013 10:36 PM | 1599 views | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Shamichael Traylor, co-founder of Loving Arms Cancer Outreach, and Thomas Arvid.
Shamichael Traylor, co-founder of Loving Arms Cancer Outreach, and Thomas Arvid.
The Vinings Gallery hosted the Thomas Arvid Annual Holiday Homecoming Show the first weekend of December with a VIP reception on Dec. 5.

Arvid, who is from Cobb County, is a nationally acclaimed artist known for his oversized still life compositions of wine and the rituals surrounding. During the show, Arvid debuted his newest composition, “Well Red.”

The gallery partnered with Loving Arms Cancer Outreach, raising $4,600 for the non-profit through a raffle that included the first sculpture created by Arvid, a gift basket, and a wine tasting at the gallery. Loving Arms “supports cancer patients in their fight against cancer by providing support groups, wigs, meals, gas cards, financial assistance, and warm hugs (our specialty),” according to

Among the attendees were Thomas Arvid and his wife, Vanessa, Renee and Ken Bomar, Lynn and Jeff Fishback, Patty and Robert Hermann, Shamichael Traylor (co-founder of Loving Arms Cancer Outreach), and Karen and Phil Siegel.

Vinings Gallery is at 4686 South Atlanta Road, Suite F, Smyrna, and at 10 Elizabeth Way, Roswell. Gary Handler owns the gallery. His mother, Micky Handler, assisted through the event. To learn more, visit


A group of Korean English teachers recently earned their English as a Second Language certificates from KSU’s College of Continuing and Professional Education. These educators were spending time in Georgia teaching in elementary and secondary schools. They reflected on their experiences in the Georgia classroom and worked on improving their writing and editing skills with KSU’s ESL courses.

For more information on the program, contact program manager Lyn Cohen at, call (770) 423-6765 or visit

Sally Litchfield is a longtime Marietta resident. She formerly practiced law in Marietta and now stays home to raise her two children. Send Sally news at Call Sally at (770) 425-8106.
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