- "Sometimes Clear, Sometimes Not" Opening Celebration- Anne O Art Gallery
As we journey through life, there are times of great clarity where we see the obvious and doors open. At other times, we are walking blindly without a sense of what is to come. These artists' work encourage us to reflect upon how we journey now and what we might adjust to live with more confidence as we experience the unknown. Join us for the opening celebration: Thursday Aug 8,[masked]pm-8pm Anne O Art- Located at the Shops of Buckhead Atlanta Gallery artists: Billy Newman, Logynn Ferrall, Diana Toma, Anne Ostholthoff SELF PARKING: 0-3 hours - Complimentary parking with validation from any store or restaurant. No purchase necessary. Normal self parking rate of $3.00 applies without validation. VALET: 0 - 5 hours (In After 2pm) $8
- "Dirty Laundry" by Birthday Girls
The Bakery Atlanta proudly presents "Dirty Laundry," the inaugural show by Birthday Girls, the artist collective of Magda Dumitrescu and Jackson Markovic on view August 1 to August 15, 2019. "Dirty Laundry" exists within both the mundane and the magical, as an artifact of life lived. Examples include the weightlessness of the hot pink clothes drying in the sunlight catching your eye on your way to do your errands, the magic of routine and stability, the thrill of being alive and being surrounded by design, the airing out of metaphorical dirty laundry through the southern art of gossip, the large, warm, cloud of nothing that lingers at every porch and tree trunk, not unlike humidity, and the shadows of strangers walking midday burned into bright concrete. Birthday Girls is the artist collective of Magda Dumitrescu and Jackson Markovic, twins born 3 weeks apart to different families in the city of Atlanta. "Dirty Laundry" is a culmination of their friendship thus far, a body of work that asks the viewer to see both the artists and themselves through soft objects. The end result is a reflection of queerness, friendship, and Atlanta - filtered through the windshield of a Craigslist Honda Civic with no air conditioning. These images are offered not as an answer, but rather as an eavesdropping into someone else’s perhaps more interesting conversation. At the core of the show is an exchange between best friends who are building a new reality one might call the future. Through these works, a manifestation of love, on a large and small scale, is presented. Opening Reception: August 1, 7pm‐10pm
- “INI-SHE-ATION” artist talk Shanequa Gay
Artist Talk: Saturday, July 27th at 1 PM Chastain Arts Center is pleased to announce INI-SHE-ATION, a solo exhibition by Shanequa Gay. The concept of the work focuses on a young girl’s initiation into womanhood, the world, understanding, utopia, belief, faith, and the imaginary INI-SHE-ATION depicts the talk between a mother and daughter, as the time has come for her daughter to learn what is going on in the world around her, she must know how to move, what to say and when to be silent. She must learn the skill of masking herself for protection, to shapeshift, to call upon the spirit, to present her power and majesty or to hide in humbleness and secrecy. The work reveals these stories through painting, drawing, and video.
- Next Week: Castleberry Hill Art Opening - Ellex Swavoni
Parking: Limited! If you've never been to Castleberry Hill, there is limited street parking and several paid lots. Make a night of it - have dinner at Old Lady Gang or No Mas! and then head to the art show. See more about the artist: Instagram: @ellex_Swavoini Website: www.ellexswavoni.com Bio: Ellex Swavoni is a multi-disciplinary, contemporary artist hailing from Louisville, Ky. She was born in 1992 and as a child, she fell in love with art toy design and the onslaught of information the internet brought. Throughout her formative years, she taught herself the art of sculpting and mold making. Her love for toy design, sculpting, ancient spirituality, and graphic design, allows her to create sobering artworks that speak on her view of the world around her. She captures and translates her experiences into future ancient symbols, music, and minimal abstract works. Her philosophy: It’s is the responsibility of artists to translate the human experience into things that the senses can accept even if the mind can’t comprehend. This viewpoint informs here spiritual imagery and Future Ancient style. Artist Statement: SAGE² is a collection that reveals the makeup of my psyche. The women that surrounded me (Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother) rehearsed doctrines to me as a child. I transcribed those colloquialisms into a series of "Future Ancient" sculptures in the language of art toys. Opposite to my childhood memories which I communicate in an abstract, minimal style. The distance from these experiences delivers a vague and fragmented image, yet their impact is potentially available. The "Future Ancient" style puts ancient symbols and pop-culture references into the language of art toys. I also believe that Comic books are our modern-day mythology. I use cues from Comic book character design to develop new symbols for present-day theories. This style exhibits the scenario of our predecessors recovering artifacts from this current period in the same ways we uncovered artifacts from our ancestors.
- Next Sat: We're Headed to Art at The Shops Buckhead!
What we're going to see: YEARS ago, I saw the talented Diana Toma's work and remembered her name. Her painting is emotional and haunting. We are all invited to her opening show at Anne O Art, right in the heart of Buckhead. Day/Time: May 18th, 6-9pm Parking: Validated for 3 hrs if you park in the garage, so come early & shop, stay and eat dinner. From the gallery: Anne O Art is a gallery of illumination and inquiry. Where ideas are expressed through the arts to shed light on truth and ignite curiosity and investigation.
- Second Saturday at the Tannery Row Artist Colony
This event is in Buford, GA, but worth the 39 mile drive north if you live in town. The historic Tannery Row building was built around 1873 and is now home to a large artist colony, the Tannery Row Ale House & a yoga studio. Make a day of it, or just come for the evening juried art exhibition. There are two events at the same place & the same day. One is an ongoing monthly open house and the other is the evening juried art exhibition. 12pm - 4pm Tannery Row's Second Saturday - Meet the 16 artists & see all kinds of art, from sculpture to watercolor to jewelry. Many give lessons, take commissions and of course, sell their work. 5pm - 8pm Opening Reception for the Juried Art Exhibition - A juried art exhibition means that judges will be handing out awards in various categories. This is a big resume builder for an artist. * live music * light apps & beverages For both events, artist Anita Martinez will be our host, so make your way to her studio to say hello! If anyone would like to volunteer as co-host, that would be awesome. I'm going to be out of town - and super sad about it.
- Sat Nov 10 - Prayer Flags & Meditation Opening
Local artist Sara Hendrix brings her mindful art to Grant Park's Art Haus gallery. This is a smaller venue, so we will be able to find each other! Parking - Free street parking Event cost - Free
- Fri 10/5: Light Art Show & German Street Festival
Free event! If you've attended First Thursdays, you know that the downtown public library frequently hosts art events. On Friday 10/5, there's a very unusual one - a light art show. You may also know that the library was almost torn down. It's design has been controversial the last few years. Parking - $4 @ 100 Peachtree Parking deck on the corner of Williams and Fairlie or street parking. 6pm - Dance performance by the Flying Steps, a DJ & German food 8pm - Light show More: Light-Art Meets German Architecture: The minimalist building of Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System—designed by Bauhaus architect Marcel Breuer—will interact with the dynamic motion of “Superposition,” a light show created by German artist collective URBANSCREEN, accompanied by the motion of young local dancers from Dance 411. The pre-show will be Berlin-based urban dance crew "Flying Steps" at 6 pm. They have been thrilling audiences all around the world since the 90s. The Light-Art show will start at 8:15 pm. As a special part of the street festival, Wiesn in a Box – a mobile mini Oktoberfest – will be offering Hofbräu beer and pretzels in its first of many stops along a nationwide tour. The event is part of Wunderbar Together: The Year of German-American Friendship 2018/19 – an initiative funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, implemented by the Goethe-Institut, and supported by the Federation of German Industries (BDI). More information at www.wunderbartogether.org.
- First & Best Event of 2018!
• What we'll do We've been invited to a special pop-up show by Blank Canvas Art Collective! This is an early event, so take an "Atlanta Friday" and get there as close to 3pm as possible. There will be a talk by the curator, wine, appetizers & entertainment. I've been warned that the action starts close to 3pm, so this is the only time you'll want to be on time for an art opening. Street & lot free parking. They've asked us to RSVP on eventbrite so that they can get a headcount. They want to limit the show to 100 people, so RSVP right away. If that's too many links, at least RSVP on meet-up. RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-pop-up-gallery-event-tickets-42568374153 If you are still ready to go after Mason, member Mackenzie Bristow let me know about another fantastic event starting at 5pm. The Besharat Gallery in Castleberry Hill is having an opening featuring Ron Saunders: https://www.facebook.com/events/195843444301776/ • What to bring • Important to know