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New York art critic and poet Raphael Rubinstein visited Atlanta on October 13-15 to participate in BURNAWAY’s Art Writers Mentorship Program . He gave a talk on October 13 at Atlanta Contemporary about…

Ed Woodham and Samantha Hill speak with Ed Hall (on right) in the StoryCorps Atlanta booth at the Atlanta History Center.

Samantha Hill and Ed Woodham met during their abbreviated tenure in a Macon Arts Alliance residency . The tenure ended on July 26, 2016, when (according to a press release on the organization’s website) MAA terminated…

BURNAWAY invited Rainey Knudson, founder and director of the Texas visual arts website Glasstire, to Atlanta as a mentor in our Art Writers Mentorship Program. She also gave a spirited talk on regionalism and negative criticism at Atlanta Contemporary, our…

We hung out with Lauren Michelle Peterson as she readied for her MINT Leap Year Solo Exhibition, titled “on Going.” Her project involved sweeping the sidewalks of Little Five Points for 24 hours, in three-hour increments over eight weeks. Inside…

Seana Reilly‘s show “Docking on the Orphic Shore” just opened at Whitespace gallery on September 9. The Atlanta artist is known for her atmospheric abstractions, many of which suggest landscapes or seascapes, which she creates using various techniques to manipulate liquid graphite. Ben…

We visited with Joe Peragine  in his studio as he readies work that will appear in the Zuckerman Museum of Art‘s upcoming exhibition “Transitions: States of Being.” Opening on September 10, “Transitions” analyzes how the recontextualization of cultural artifacts changes…

Longtime and sharp-eared listeners to Atlanta public radio may recall hearing Lisa Alembik’s last name in the days when Alembik, Fine & Callner, her father’s law firm, was an underwriter of programming on WABE-FM 90.1. By the time I began hearing…

Chance seemed to militate against my path and Kojo Griffin’s crossing for what feels, in retrospect, like a weirdly long time. I first saw his work — those unnerving drawings juxtaposing anthropomorphic animals that now strike me as adults…

We met with Atlanta Contemporary curator Daniel Fuller to hear about the shows that are on view through August 7. Dapper Bruce LaFitte has filled a gallery with vibrant and compositionally packed marker drawings that illustrate the school marching bands of his native…

Carlos Thompson and I met through WonderRoot’s now-defunct Dance Chance program, though not at one of those much-missed showcases. Dancer/choreographer Morgan Carlisle Thompson recognized me at what was probably the second Dance Chance evening I attended, and she introduced…

My first visit to the property at 814 Edgewood Avenue, where gallerist Susan Bridges makes her home, occurred years before Whitespace opened in the carriage house out back. Among Bridges’s pre-gallery presentations of art, she played host to an…

Amused by the interaction of restlessness and contemplation that occurs while driving on the Interstate, photographer Beth Lilly captures portraits of drivers behind the wheel as she passes by in her car. BURNAWAY joins Beth in her studio and…

Pastiche Lumumba won me over instantly the first time he introduced himself. I am, after all, obsessed with words and wordplay in general, and with the names people have—or, as in Lumumba’s case, in part assume. The second time…

This film focuses on the LOW Museum, located in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward. The gallery was started by three artists (Pastiche, Theodore & Jordan) who turned their residence into an exhibition space that positions itself opposite the city’s High Museum of Art….

A long card meant to simulate a stereogram brought Karen Tauches and me together. And the Cabbagetown house it depicted in faux antique 3-D style remained a supporting player in our friendship for years thereafter. Back in 2003, I…

We recently visited the studio of Atlanta artist Robert Sherer to watch him at work on a new series of wood-burning paintings. Sherer is known for his subtly provocative paintings and drawings, often made with blood, that address issues of race,…