Lilburn Living - May 2018

Lilburn Living Covering Lilburn, Mountain Park & Snellville • LOCAL, POSITIVE COMMUNITY NEWS H ometown n ews A tlAntA Volume 28, No. 5 • MAY 2018 PRICELESS ISSUE! Guest Speaker & Spring Show Highlight Lilburn Arts Alliance 5th Anniversary Prominent Lilburn artist Peggy Sullens will be the guest speaker for the May 9 Lilburn Arts Alliance (LAA) meeting to be held at the Wynne Russell House, 4685 Wynne Russell Drive NW, Lilburn, 30047. Sullens will share her expertise on the proper method for framing your artwork. Cake and refreshments will be served to help celebrate LAA’s 5th anniversary. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. and as always guests are welcome to attend. While enjoying painting a variety of subjects, Peggy Sullens’ true passion is painting on canvas. Sullens pre- fers the versatility of oils to create realistic pictures in a traditional realistic manner. Whether capturing unique still life, landscape, flowers, or nostalgic scenes, she also seeks out historical subject matter to remind us of our heritage. With a desire to preserve beauty and accuracy in her paintings, her goal is to capture the essence of her subject in a way that will evoke a feeling of emotion from the viewer. Sullens teaches adult and children’s art classes and has won many awards for her paintings. Continued on page 3 Envisioning a Greenway Connected Gwinnett Creative concept to have major destinations along a vast trail system in a large area in the county. (Rendering from Sugarloaf CID). The ATL area in in the Piedmont in a sense began with a network of Indian trails connecting the extensive environs from the Chattahoochee to Stone Mountain. Now in the New Millennium an innovative pathway approach is gaining a vision. This past winter the Sugar- loaf Community Improvement District (CID) received a $100,000 grant from the Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) for a “scoping study” of a bold proposal. Called the Loop Trail, it would be an ambitious greenway system linking areas surrounding Gwinnett Place to the Infinite Energy Center. Continued on page 13