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Staff Picks: August 24, 2020

From the most recent issue of Terremoto — Mario Soro, Untitled, 1989; analog photograph. Lorenza Böttner drawing and performing within an artistic installation of her authorship, Galería Bucci, 1989. Image courtesy of Mario Soro and Terremoto Magazine.

Drag Drawing: Hi-Lo PressMonday, August 24, 6 pm EDT

Drag drawing night is back with Hi-Lo Press at Piedmont Park in Atlanta. Masks are required and a suggested $10 donation, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Bring your drawing supplies and a blanket or folding chair. 


Roundtable Discussion with TerremotoWednesday, August 26, 5 – 6:30pm UTC-5

This issue of Mexico City-based magazine Terremoto casts a number of urgencies, concerns, banalities, failures, and joys; a polyphonic temporality of powerful possibilities in spite of capitalism. Of Passageways and Portals, is, thus, a call to feel/think together these strange days accompanying us through valuable self/reflections. With the participation of our Editor-in-Chief, Diego del Valle Ríos, and the featured collaborators aliwenMaya Juracán and Yina Jiménez Suriel. The event is free but RSVP required.


Open House: 3-Sided Square at Marcia Wood Gallery, AtlantaSaturday, August 29 and Sunday, August 30, 12 noon – 5 pm EDT (by appointment)

This three-person exhibition at Atlanta’s Marcia Wood Gallery includes works by artists Clark Derbes, George Long, and Mery Lyn McCorkle. Masks are required in the gallery, which is limited to four guests at a time. Long and McCorkle will be available on the back terrace for socially distant conversation.


We Need Not an Archive, but SongsMultiple dates through Sept. 4

Celebrating artist-run platform Pleasure Dome’s thirtieth anniversary and curated by Tak Pham, We Need Not an Archive, but Songs features work from Bo Fan, Sky Hopinka, and Basma Alsharif considering collective approaches to cross-generational trauma and disasporic experiences. The project is available as a pay-what-you-can rental.


Cat Eye Creative: Virtually Close, Socially DistantOngoing through Tuesday, September 22

The first exhibition in Cat Eye Creative’s Virtual Reality Gallery, this show features over thirty-five quarantined artists from around the globe exploring the current state of humanity during this historic moment. Email info@cateye-creative.com to receive the collectors catalogue.


7th Annual HBCU Art Showcase at the Ogden Museum of Southern ArtOngoing 

In collaboration with the New Orleans Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art is pleased to present the seventh annual HBCU Art Showcase, a curated show of works from students attending Xavier University of Louisiana, one of the state’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).


Southern Fried Queer Pride: Crispy BeetsOngoing 

Atlanta-based arts and advocacy organization Southern Fried Queer Pride is has announced Crispy Beets, a new monthly music compilation highlighting Southern queer and trans musicians. 


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