Art events continue to be sparse this summer (as usual). A few more casual Castleberry Hill openings, scattered group shows, and this year’s Animation Attack! should keep you busy all weekend.
Archive Content from Aug 2009
08/24/09 STAY TUNED: We will return!
We are sad to report today that BURNAWAY.ORG will be taking an extended one-month break in programming in honor of Labor Day. But we promise it’s a necessary evil. We need time to concentrate on our nonprofit application, our site redesign, and preparing the foundation for something truly grand in the future. Please stay tuned [...]
08/23/09 Whitfield Lovell at ACA Gallery
Held in conjunction with the National Black Arts Festival, Mercy, Patience, and Destiny: The Women of Whitfield Lovell’s Tableaux at the ACA Gallery of SCAD-Atlanta showcases charcoal portraits of African American women on found wood. As Whitfield Lovell once said, “Installations are about memory and heritage and the markings that the past have made—and continue [...]
08/22/09 Photo Tour: Westside Art Walk
Here’s another photo essay by Jessica Horwitz from last weekend’s stroll through the Westside Arts District. Click below for more photos of the walk!
08/21/09 To Do List
Seems to be another week of group efforts and festivities. Also, get ready for some indie film fun when the Atlanta Underground Film Festival arrives on the August 26!
08/20/09 Slotin Folk Fest 2009
Just because folk art is self-taught, and in some cases untaught, don’t assume it isn’t deeply rooted in tradition. At last weekend’s Slotin Folk Fest (itself a 16-year tradition), respect for the values and icons of the past were clearly in evidence. From shadow-box tributes to late, great bluesmen to a beloved grandmother’s portrait made [...]
Surprise! Creative Loafing’s College Guide hit newsstands this morning, revealing Sam Parker as the winner of its student cover art contest. (Parker is a graduate student at Georgia State.) Check out his interview online, or on page 23 of the print edition. Minus the typography, the image is a detail from his July exhibit at [...]
08/19/09 Photo Tour: Eyedrum Art Auction
According to early reports from Eyedrum insiders, the auction last Friday night exceeded their $10,000 goal. Almost every work on display was sold, and the live auction was responsible for several thousand dollars in contributions to Eyedrum. Read on for more pictures from the show.
Summer Falls is a “hit and run” installation organized by John Otte, a local artist/curator/DJ who, by all accounts, is a personality of noted charisma. Otte recruits the aid of Fereydoon Family, Richard Sudden, Karen Tauches, and Mark Wentzel for an exhibit opening Wednesday, August 19, from 7-10PM at Whitespace. Summer Falls will incorporate photography, [...]
08/14/09 To Do List
[UPDATE] Maria Artemis’ opening at MOCA GA is tonight, Friday, August 14 (not Saturday). Check below for more coming art events. And don’t forget to support Eyedrum tonight!
As a response to its financial crisis, Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery will hold an art auction benefit this Friday, August 14, from 7-10PM. Funds raised at the benefit will go directly toward operating costs and to help sustain programming at Eyedrum.
08/11/09 Photo Tour: Everybody for Evereman
Photographer Faith Ploener journeyed to the Bench this weekend for Everybody for Evereman, a group show organized by Chris Hamer of Urban Pop. Evereman is an Atlanta street artist whose signature resembles an Atari-era emoticon. Instead of spray paint, he often prefers to carve the face out of tiny wooden blocks. Over 20 guest artists [...]
08/10/09 Folk Fest 2009 opens this weekend
Folk Art is a classification used to define artists who have no formal art education and tend to use materials they encounter in their everyday life such as wood, metal, house paint, etc. This weekend at the North Atlanta Trade Center in Norcross is Folk Fest 2009, where you will find 100 folk artists exhibiting [...]