Don’t let the gloomy weather stop you from missing the first day of Yong Ju Lee and Brian Brush’s project SEAT, presented by Flux Projects. Sure, the installation is up until September, but there really is no reason to put off seeing good art.

Click through to find more information about this amazing piece.

Photo, courtesy of the artists, was taken from the Flux Projects website.

That was my idea by Catherine normoyle

Catherine Normoyle, a Boston native, is a graphic designer who specializes in brand strategy, brand identity, and communications. She studied industrial design at Georgia Tech and is currently completing her masters in graphic design at Georgia State University. Catherine’s exhibition, "There Isn’t Much We Can Do," opens tonight, Monday April 16th at the Georgia State University Welch School of Art Galleries / Regular Hours: 10AM–6PM. Catch it while you can!!

Now in its 36th year, the Atlanta Film Festival from March 23 to April 1 has chugged along in fits and starts. A major blow came in 2010 when the Board of Directors of ATL Film 365 fired the bulk of its staff after a financially disappointing festival.

The festival returns this year with a very visible emphasis on local film, from a heartfelt documentary about Clermont Lounge celebrity nekkid dancer Blondie and another about the man who build Atlanta’s skyline architect John Portman, to a short about the King(s) of Pops Steven and Nick Carse. At its best this year’s Atlanta Film Festival is an opportunity to bask in the warm glow of the idiosyncratic Atlantans who helped shape and continue to shape our city’s landscape.

Despite a little hassle from a neighborhood resident known to watch for graffiti vandals from treetops, the Puerto Rican duo La Pandilla and Atlanta local Trek Matthews gave homes to two new murals in Cabbagetown this week thanks to Living Walls. The project is taking shape over several days near the corner where Carroll Street changes names and becomes Wylie Street. The week culminates with a gallery show opening at 7-11PM this Saturday, March 24, 2012, at the Jane building in Grant Park featuring installations, prints, t-shirts, and a video by Albert Lebron. All profits will go directly to the artists, although donations can be made to Living Walls, who recently received their nonprofit status.

Dodge & Burn is a series of photo essays documenting local culture with a focus on artful imagery, movement, and light.

For those who are familiar with the East Atlanta area, you may have noticed a vintage car lot on Glenwood slowly coming to life. Mike Bland and Travis Owen have recently resurrected the garage, and opened it in March under the name Village Garage and Custom.

On the inside, it appears as if you’ve stepped back in time; the waiting room is lined with vintage memorabilia, including service-station signs, radios for sale, typewriters, and cameras. Inside the shop, the walls are lined with service equipment and even an old PBR sign that came from the originalAustin Avenue Buffet (now the Albert).

“We’re trying to have all kinds of old Atlanta stuff in here,” says Mike Bland. Beautifully renovated vintage Cadillacs and Mustangs fill the bays. Even though their specialties are classic American and VW cars, Bland says, “we don’t discriminate against any kind of vehicle here, so you can bring in anything.”

Although they may still be in the process of renovation, the shop is off to a great start. Look soon for the garage’s new sign, which simply exclaims, “SERVICE Y’ALL”.

Jason Travis, or “J Trav” as he’s known among friends, is a jack of all trades. After graduating from Georgia State University with a graphic design degree, he began taking on several creative roles around Atlanta. His curatorial debut was the recent Rest is Space show at Aurora Coffee. Travis also plays guitar and sings for local band Sealions, is a known sartorialist and The Atlantan contributor, and is the design brains behind Atlanta’s new online culture mag, PURGEATL. But Travis is mostly known as the guy who asks hipsters to empty their bags so he can take portraits of them with their stuff.  Read full interview here

This year, BURNAWAY is hosting our first annual Art Crush Bash Volunteer Services Auction at 7 Stages Theater in Little 5 Points of Atlanta to raise money to help us meet our $20,000 challenge grant from Possible Futures.  J Trav will be helping us out by auctioning off a photo session and corresponding Persona portrait for the winner.  Get your tickets now, because we only have 200 available!  

Drink and Doodle Volume 9 @ ABV Gallery 12 artists gather at one long table once a month to drink and draw.  All the work goes up for sale at the end of the night.  Held once a month at ABV- check it out.

gloATL dancers were amongst over 30 artists at the FLUX 2011 event in Castleberry Hill last night, September 30, 2011. Photographers, painters, video installations, street performers and dancers entertained large crowds. A Lantern parade got things started. Click on the image to see a lot more photos of the event!

Thanks to all of the artists who came out to entertain the crowd at the BURNAWAY Fundraiser Saturday night on Krog St. Also thanks to those artists who donated art for the art sale. Finally, thanks to all the people who came to the event to support art journalism in Atlanta!

One of several dancers to entertain the crowd at the BURNAWAY fundraiser Saturday night. It was quite a party and a large crowd. Thanks to everyone for coming out to support Atlanta’s online Visual Arts magazine!

Lloyd Benjamin began riding freight trains when he was nineteen. He settled in Atlanta at the tail end of a six-year period spanning over 15,000 miles, he says, “traveling hard” throughout the United States and Canada. Today he’s the owner and director of Get This! Gallery, and he’s also a participating artist in BURNAWAY’s Second Annual Fundraiser this Saturday, September 17, 2011, 8PM-12Midnight.  

Check out my interview with him about riding on trains and making Trax, his print series available this weekend for purchase at the event.  

Sally Mann attracted a throng of fans to her opening reception at Jackson Fine Art in Buckhead earlier tonight. Click on the photo to see more pictures of the event, and then make plans to drop by Jackson Fine Art to see the “Proud Flesh and other works” exhibit for yourself.

Katherine Taylor, Terminus, 2011.

Taylor created 20 individual prints for this year’s BURNAWAY fundraiser that will be avaiable for purchase at the event!  I can’t wait to get mine!

Katherine Taylor grew up in Biloxi, Mississippi. She now lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia and is an  Assistant Professor of Drawing  and Painting at Kennesaw State University. Taylor is represented by  Marcia Wood Gallery, exhibitions include the Quebec City Biennale,  The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Diverseworks, Houston, The Albany Museum of Art, Florida State University Museum of Fine Art, Marietta Cobb Museum.

Louis Corrigan and Cinque Hicks discussed Atlanta Art Now’s Noplaceness book at The Seen Gallery during the Decatur Books Festival on 9/3/2011. The book will feature 36 Atlanta artists and will be distributed to over 500 curators around the world. The text will be in English, Portuguese and Chinese. Reversing the trend of the High Museum’s importing art from around the world for Atlantans to see, Noplaceness will export Atlanta’s art to new audiences around the world. The book comes out in November and is available for pre-order. The plans are to make a new volume every 2 years. Click on the image to see more photos and more details about the talk.

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PLF show at Octane Coffee opens tonight!

Seeing as how I’m jealous of whoever picked this little number up at Living Walls last month, I’m excited that he is showing more large aerosol panels- and from what I hear: at reasonable prices. Check it out tonight @ 7PM

Don’t miss it!