Capturing life
Portraits on display at Gwinnett rec center

The oldest all-volunteer portrait art organization in the country has work on display at Gwinnett's Pinckneyville Park Community Recreation Center.

The Portrait Society of Atlanta's fall juried exhibit includes first, second and third place oil portraits as well as a piece titled "Raine" by Anna Gillon, who received the member's choice award. From a portrait of a baseball pitcher throwing a pitch to a young girl playing a violin, the pieces exhibited capture face and features. In one portrait, a girl grasps a young woman's necklace as it hangs around the woman's neck.

The Portrait Society of Atlanta's exhibit can be viewed from 9 a.m. to

6 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays through Jan. 23. For more information on the exhibit, call 770-417-2200 or visit www.portraitsocietyofatlanta.org.

Other local event happening this weekend

The Donna Hughes Band will perform two 45-minute shows, the first starting at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Everett Brothers Music Barn, 4065 Stonecypher Road in Suwanee. Admission is by a suggested donation of $15 for adults. For more information, visit www.donnahughes.com or www.everettbrothers.com.