In collaboration with local artists, both young and old, new and experienced, Distillery of Modern Art is bringing art to life and making it approachable in a whole new way. We are committed to supporting and encouraging a thriving art community.


October 27th - December 31st
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Casual Conversation and Holiday Card Making

Saturday November 18, 5-7pm

Artist Talk and Showcase, Terri Dilling

Friday December 15, 7-8pm

Artist Talk and Showcase, Ali O’Leary

Saturday December 16, 7-8pm



Ali O’Leary

Ali (Halperin) O’Leary grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, received her Bachelors from Barnard College at Columbia University in New York City and earned a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD. She went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before returning to the South, Ali worked for several years in design studios in New York City. She has experience in Photography and Graphic Design. Ali is now fully immersed in academia and loves teaching art to a wide range of students. She has exhibited in galleries across the Southeast and currently works as a Professor of Art at University of North Georgia. Ali lives in Atlanta, GA with her husband and two toddler sons.


Terri Dilling

Terri Dilling is an Atlanta-based artist inspired by the beauty and complexity of nature. She received a
BA from Indiana University and a BFA from Georgia State University. As the child of a German mother and an American father, she grew up with an interest in culture and travel, leading her to attend art programs in England, South Africa, Spain and Italy. In the U.S. she was awarded project grants to work with scientists from the Center for Chemical Evolution (supported by the NSF and NASA) and create related exhibitions. She also helped found the Atlanta Printmakers Studio and served on the board for many years. All of these experiences continue to influence her art. Terri has received numerous grants and awards, and has been featured in several professional publications, including Studio Visit Magazine and New American Paintings. She has exhibited both nationally and internationally, and her work is in collections around the world. She is represented in Atlanta by
Thomas Deans Gallery and more of her work can be seen there.


THRESHOLDS” – Terri Dilling and Ali O’Leary
Watson Gallery, Distillery of Modern Art, Chamblee GA
October 27- December 31, 2023
Opening Reception, Friday October 27, 7-9pm

Terri Dilling and Ali O’Leary both create mixed media works that explore ideas about shifting perspectives and crossing thresholds – from internal to external, from micro to macro, and from digital to material world.

Murals around the Distillery

​LELA BRUNET (b. 1985) is a visual artist living in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her BA in Art Education from Kennesaw State University in 2014. With her main subject being the female form, Lela explores the contrast created when the grace of the figure and the tension of energetic patterns and colors collide together. Lela’s work explores this visual battlefield of pattern, color, and form. She works in a variety of media including murals, painting, drawing, and design. She has exhibited her work and murals in multiple galleries and events throughout the United States and internationally. Her clients include Adidas, Microsoft, MailChimp, Facebook, Starbucks, Pepsi, NCR Corporation, Orpheus Brewing, Mellow Mushroom, and Soul Cycle.

Lela's Mural


Chapin, that’s what everyone calls a Guatemalan from immigrant descend.
Armando Chacon who came to this country due to unforeseen family and political
events and circumstances that changed his life. He won a national art contest in
native country at age twelve. Competing with more than 40,000 students for a
grand prize. Winning best of show and a one of a lifetime trip to Spain with all
expenses paid. All of these events allowed him to uncover his love for art.

Armando's Mural


Chris Alvarez and Courtney Hicks are an artistic power-couple based out of Atlanta, Georgia. Chris is originally from Spain, and studied animation. Courtney is from Philadelphia where she studied illustration and fine arts. For the past ten years, they have created content for some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry. In their free time, they create murals, illustrations, gallery and public art, all over GA and the surrounding states.  They also enjoy comics, Mariokart, and pizza.

Courtney Hicks & Chris Alvarez's Mural


Art of Cocktails

A Fusion of Artistry and Mixology: Distillery of Modern Art and Jen Boaz Art proudly present their collaboration, where Jen’s vibrant artwork intertwines with six new summer cocktails. Overflowing with textures and bursting with colors, this collection celebrates the essence of seasonality. Each drink is a masterful blend of flavors, mirroring the vibrant hues and lively sensations of summer, inviting you to savor the fleeting moments of this sun-kissed season in every refreshing sip. Art available for purchase.



If you’d like to showcase your work at Distillery of Modern Art, please fill out the form below or email gallery@distilleryofmodernart.com.