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Arts Clayton hosts antiques programs today

This painting of Robert Montgomery and Rosalind Russell is part of a movie poster made for the old Loew’s Grand Theater in Atlanta to promote their film, “Night Must Fall.” It is part of an two-month exhibit of vintage movie posters on display at the Arts Clayton Gallery. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

This painting of Robert Montgomery and Rosalind Russell is part of a movie poster made for the old Loew’s Grand Theater in Atlanta to promote their film, “Night Must Fall.” It is part of an two-month exhibit of vintage movie posters on display at the Arts Clayton Gallery. (Staff Photo: Curt Yeomans)

JONESBORO — Antiques aficionados beware, for Arts Clayton will offer programs that may be close to your heart Saturday.

The nonprofit organization will host a pair of speakers who will teach attendees some good old-fashioned advice about dealing with antiques from 10:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. at the Arts Clayton Gallery, 136 S. Main St., in Jonesboro. The presentations are intended to tie into the gallery’s new “Reflections of Hollywood’s Golden Era,” which opened this week.

The exhibit features vintage movie posters made specifically for display at the old Loew’s Grand Theater in Atlanta between the 1920s and 1950s. The theater, which closed after it burned in 1978, was famous as the location of the world premiere of “Gone with the Wind,” but no posters from that movie are in the exhibit.

Grant Wainscott will speak on the topic of how to determine an antique’s value at 10:30 a.m. Wainscott is Clayton County’s economic development and film office director, and an antique bookseller. He also runs the National Museum of Commercial Aviation in Forest Park.

At 11:30 a.m., Tina Seetoo, conservator of the Delta Transport Heritage Museum, will take over and give a presentation on how to preserve antique items.

Both presentations are free and open to the public.

The gallery is planning several more programs in the coming weeks to tie in to its Hollywood exhibit.

They include:

“Canvas and Corks” with watercolor artist Kay Ridge Aug. 30. Participants will make watercolor paintings under the tutelage of Ridge. This event costs $35 per person and advance registration is required. Call 770-473-5410 to make a reservation.

“Saturday Matinee — Cartoons and Red Skelton” Aug 17 at 11 a.m. at 1 p.m. It will tie in to the gallery’s “Creation Station” children’s program. Children will get to watch vintage cartoons while parents watch a Red Skelton movie. This event is free.

“Friday Night at the Movie: ‘That’s Entertainment’” Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. The gallery will show a movie chronicling a history of cinema from the 1920s until the 1950s. This event is free.

“Bridging The Past With The Future” with collector Herb Bridges Sept. 7 from 1 p.m. until 3:30 p.m. The movies posters on display at the gallery for the “Reflections of Hollywood’s Golden Era” exhibit are from Bridges’ collection. This event is free.