On January 30, 12 Atlanta-based artists are gathering at ABV Gallery to create art for Drink + Doodle Volume 23. The event opens to the public at 8 PM and all works go on sale at the end of the evening. Music and drinks will be provided!
Featured Artists: Greg Mike Ash Lethal Aaron Crawford Jert Pierre Cerrato Jonny Warren Brandon Mcdonald Mattiel Brown Justin Unger Raz Nathaniel Morris San Smith Fabian Williams
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!!
Fahamu will also be featured in our upcoming Art Crush Auction Fundraiser on February 25th, 2012 at 7 Stages Theater in Little 5 Points of Atlanta. He will be auctioning off a “Michael Jordan Cosmic Bowling and Beer” experience with the artist and four friends. Don’t miss out on purchasing tickets, we have a 200 person limit!
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.
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.
"Drawing on his new and evolving body of imagery depicting human and animal figures, Gaia’s work reflects on the ancient themes of animal and human sympathies, but now in the context of the city and the human built environment. Working with myth and symbolic animal figures, Gaia’s street murals are like the works of an urban shaman drawing on a positive force from animal protectors. Gaia employs recognizable animal figures to remind us of lost human connections to nature and the environment. He constructs an image of a reversal of the “natural order” where animals intervene as protectors and avatars for a new awareness of the human condition in the natural world. He is known world-wide for street murals placed in areas to elicit surprise and reflection by passers-by who encounter the symbolism and fragile narratives of his work.” -Martin Irvine, of the Irvine Contemporary Gallery
"On Thursday, the Swan Coach House Gallery will exhibit
Fluoressence, a solo exhibition of work by Atlanta’s Lucha Rodriguez. Rodriguez received the Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award last year, which includes a $10,000 grant and culminates in a solo exhibition a year after the award.
Rodriguez says that Fluoressence
will combine both installation work and framed pieces aimed at exploring “various definitions and conceptions of the ”internal.”” -WW
Congratulations to Chelsea Raflo (whose video from her February show at MINT is seen here), one of three young local artists who receive an amazing package of perks, including free studio space at the Goat Farm, a residency at the Hambidge Center in the northern Georgia mountains, and free memberships to WonderRoot, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, and C4 Atlanta, as they begin their yearlong journey as honorees of MINT Gallery’s Leap Year program. (Click here for BURNAWAY’s radio interview with Erica Jameson of MINT.) This is Leap Year’s first round of awards, so its “inaugural class” has both the pleasure and burden of setting the tone for next year’s winners and, hopefully, artists for years to come. Selected by an independent panel of judges, the three winners are John Paul Floyd, Chelsea Raflo, and Jane Garver. Congratulations!
Continuing the dialogue amongst emerging creative organizations in the metro Atlanta area, GATHER ATLANTA is back for the Third Annual Creatives Networking Market to be held Saturday August 6th, at SCAD 3:00pm-7pm. Presented by BURNAWAY, MINT, ThoughtMarker and WonderRoot, GATHER ATLANTA 2011 is a networking market promoting and facilitating collaboration between Atlanta’s independent and emerging galleries, creative collectives and non-profits.
"Atlanta is a city in which organic partnerships can be difficult, if not impossible to make under ordinary circumstances” says Erica Jamison, “Ours is a car culture that, depends on the public and our peers being willing to make the effort to drive to and participate in the various events and happenings around the city. Gather Atlanta seeks to address this issue and facilitate partnerships between emerging arts organizations and the public."
Attendees will have the opportunity to network, learn about a cross section of visual and performing arts groups, discover new cultural offerings and learn how they can support their local artists as well as metro Atlanta creative industries through volunteerism and active participation. In addition to these opportunities, there will also be a panel discussion focusing on the topic of “Partnerships and Collaborations”.
“There is rising tide in Atlanta arts community, and many of the organizations participating in Gather Atlanta this year are at the center of the movement,” says WonderRoot’s Chris Appleton. “We are excited to bring such a diverse group of artists, arts organizers and patrons together into one room. We hope that Gather Atlanta continues to trigger partnerships and collaborations that are necessary to our thriving arts community.”