Today is the final day to register to vote in the states of Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana (in-person or by mail), Mississippi, South Carolina (by mail), and Tennessee.
Upcoming deadlines to register to vote in this fall’s general election include the following:
October 9: North Carolina
October 13: Virginia, West Virginia, Louisiana (online voting only)
October 15 – October 31: North Carolina (in-person voting only)
October 19: Alabama
Many Women Talk: Artists from here.there.everywhere. in conversation — Tuesday, October 6, 7 – 9 pm EDT
Artists featured in MINT’s current exhibition here.there.everywhere. join curator Sierra King for a conversation about Black futurity and their experiences exhibiting their work during such a socially and politically tumultuous time. Additionally, a second group show—Good Trouble, curated by Mary Stanley Studio—is on view at MINT in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography, featuring artists including Genevieve Gaignard, Savana Ogburn, and Patrick Di Rito.
Virtual Film Screening with Sasha Wortzel, followed by Q&A with Patrick Moser — Thursday, October 8, 5 pm EDT
The Crisp-Ellert Art Museum and Flagler College welcome artist and filmmaker Sasha Wortzel as the CEAM Artist in Residence from October 5 through 15. During this event we will screen four of Wortzel’s short films, including This is an Address (2020), Somewhere between (2019), Happy Birthday! Marsha (2018), and We Have Always Been on Fire (2018). The screening will be followed by a Q&A between Wortzel and Patrick Moser, Kenan Distinguished Professor of Art at Flagler College.
The Talk: Carrie Mae Weems and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms in conversation, moderated by Dr. Andrea Barnwell Brownlee — Thursday, October 8, 6:30 pm EDT
This year’s edition of ELEVATE, the annual public art festival hosted by the Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, celebrates the the culture and legacy of the historically Black neighborhood West End. As part of this year’s programming—most of which is taking place virtually—venerated artist Carrie Mae Weems and Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will speak about navigating the COVID-19 pandemic in a conversation moderated by Dr. Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, director of the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. Currently featured on billboards across Atlanta, Weems’s RESIST COVID / TAKE 6 campaign visually investigates the devastating political, cultural, class and racial impact of COVID-19 on Black and Brown communities.
Live Studio Visit: Morel Doucet with María Elena Ortiz — Thursday, October 8, 7 – 7:30 pm EDT
Tune in for Pérez Art Museum Miami’s (PAMM) Live Studio Visits, a series that highlights local artists through virtual visits with PAMM curators. This month, artist Morel Doucet will join in conversation with PAMM curator María Elena Ortiz to discuss ways in which he employs ceramics, illustrations, and prints to examine the realities of climate-gentrification, migration, and displacement within the Black diaspora communities.
History Is Present: A Conversation with Alan Michelson and Chrissie Iles — Thursday, October 8, 7 pm EDT
A Mohawk member of the Six Nations of the Grand River, Alan Michelson uses photography, painting, video, and installation to create dynamic spaces of visual and auditory immersion. In this discussion, Michelson sits down with Chrissie Iles—who cocurated his 2019 exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art—to discuss his career and the power of contemporary Indigenous art. This conversation is presented as part of a series of public programs accompanying the Fall 2020 issue of Aperture magazine, Native America, guest edited by artist Wendy Red Star.
Mark Scala and Rina Banerjee in conversation — Friday, October 9, 3 pm EDT / 2 pm CDT
Artist Rina Banerjee joins curator Mark Scala in a conversation about her exhibition Make Me A Summary of the World, opening at the Frist Art Museum in Nashville this Friday. Learn more about Banerjee’s artistic practice and how exhibiting at the musuem, which occupies Nashville’s former main post office, symbolizes the ideal of egalitarian communication that is at the core of her work.
On Remembering: A Conversation with Monique Verdin and Rachel Breunlin in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day — Monday, October 12, 11 am EDT / 10 am CDT
In honor of Indigenous Peoples Day, the Newcomb Art Museum, in partnership with the New Orleans Center for the Gulf South, will host a conversation between indigenous artist Monique Verdin, a citizen of the Houma Nation, director of the Land Memory Bank & Seed Exchange, and a member of the Another Gulf Is Possible Collaborative, and Rachel Breunlin, Co-founder and Director of the Neighborhood Story Project, which will be filmed in an historic location. The video of their conversation will premiere online on Monday morning, with a live Q&A via Zoom scheduled for 7 pm EDT/6 pm CDT.