Atlanta’s Creatives Project, a nonprofit art organization established in 2007, recently announced the artists selected for its second biennial Artist-in-Residency program, which offers studio space as well as housing. Painter and recent Georgia State University MFA Namwon Choi, mixed-media installation artist Megan Mosholder [watch for our upcoming conversation between Mosholder and Jason Peters], and painter and muralist Spencer Murrill, have established studios at the Goat Farm Arts Center and, via a subsidized lease from Pohl Real Estate and Edward and Liv Nyankori, have taken up residence in a Southwest Atlanta neighborhood.
The two-year live/work residency program started in 2012, which expanded upon TCP’s existing studio program at the Goat Farm. Both the Artist-in-Residency and Artist-in-Studio programs work with such organizations as Jacob’s Ladder, One Love Generation, Perkerson Elementary School, VSA Arts of Georgia, and the Year of Boulevard campaign. As part of the residency, the artists are required to interact with the Atlanta community, whether through arts education, like facilitating studio classes and lectures for local youth, or through collaborative art production, like a recently completed mural at Perkerson.
On October 10, TCP will hold its fourth annual exhibition and fundraiser, dubbed “Continuum,” featuring works by the six residents of the 2013-15 studio program—Fatimah Abdullah, Molly Rose Freeman, Angus Galloway, Nick Madden, Lucha Rodriguez, and Jason Kofke—and the first three housing residents—Andre Keichian, Charlie Watts, and Masud Olufani. Atlanta poet and musician David Courtright has curated the music for the event, which features Allen Taylor’s music project Feast of Violet. Go to the TCP website for more information on attending.