Paul Anthony Smith's "Walls Without Borders" at Atlanta Contemporary
Apr
13
Jul 30

Paul Anthony Smith's "Walls Without Borders" at Atlanta Contemporary

  • Atlanta Contemporary

All details taken from: https://atlantacontemporary.org/exhibitions/paul-anthony-smith

Walls Without Borders

"Paul Anthony Smith’s oil-on-canvas paintings and unique picotages on pigment print explore the artist’s autobiography, as well as issues of identity and the African Diaspora. In his picotage images, which Smith creates using a ceramic tool to pick away at the surface material of photographic prints—obscuring or altering his subjects’ face and skin and alluding to tribal masks and scarification—he achieves textures whose surfaces appear almost iridescent."


Jessica Caldas's "Climbing the Walls" Performance at Mint in Hambidge Hive
May
26
11:30 am11:30

Jessica Caldas's "Climbing the Walls" Performance at Mint in Hambidge Hive

  • Colony Square

All details taken from: https://mintatl.org/exhibition/welcome-youre-welcome-hambidge-hive-colony-square

You Are Welcome, You're Welcome

Colony Square, 1197 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30361

"MINT is pleased to partner with Hambidge and Colony square for our interactive project You Are Welcome, You’re Welcome. Throughout the two months, ten MINT Hive artists will be activating their spaces with spontaneous pop-up performances, several planned events, and also various interactive projects that will engage audience participation. Artist profiles, project imagery, performance dates, and other information will be shared via social media and MINT’s website.

Featured artists are: Jane Garver Foley, Hasani Sahlehe, Lauren Peterson, Terp Vairin, Danielle Deadwyler, Kaye Lee Patton, Shae Edman, Amanda Grae Platner, Jessica Caldas, and Natalie Escobar.

Through June 3, 2017
Gallery Hours: Wed – Sat, 11:30am – 2:30pm

  • Every Friday through June 3: Climbing the Walls by Jessica Caldas, performance
  • Date TBD – MINT Hive Party: The Artists Are In: Join us in our Hambidge Hive and celebrate the culmination of our 2 month residency in Colony Square. Amanda Grae Platner will perform This Part’s Private, Hasani Sahlehe will host a live confessional, and more. All 10 spaces will be activated and interactive for viewers."

Additional details: https://mintatl.org/exhibition/welcome-youre-welcome-hambidge-hive-colony-square

Jessica Caldas artist website: http://jessicacaldas.com

Southern Fried Queer Pride's "Digital Queerness" Opening Reception at Eyedrum
May
25
6:00 pm18:00

Southern Fried Queer Pride's "Digital Queerness" Opening Reception at Eyedrum

  • Eyedrum

All details taken from: http://burnaway.org/events/opening-digital-queerness-southern-fried-queer-pride/

Digital Queerness

Southern Fried Queer Pride is proud to present our first gallery show, Digital Queerness – a exploration of queerness and identity in this digital age. Featuring artwork and performances spanning as many mediums as the acronym, this exhibition questions how the virtual world has morphed our lived realities.

Featured Artists:
Aaren Khazmir
CooRain Devin
DEAD ART STAR
Holly McGraW
Joey Molina
MOMMA TRIED
Moriah Mudd-Kelly
ROYES (https://www.facebook.com/r0yes/)
Tori Grace Nichols

Digitial Queerness opens at Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery on Thursday, May 25th, with an opening event from 6PM to 10PM as a part of Southern Fried Queer Pride 2017! | #SFQP. The show will run until Monday, May 29th.

Southern Fried Queer Pride is a queer & trans people of color-led, arts festival and activist organization based in Atlanta, GA. Built on the backbones of MondoHomo, SFQP is a Southern echo of the Stonewall Riots for queer liberation. SFQP offers a platform for artists, activists, and community to expand Southern narratives of gender, race, sexuality, and politcal power.

SFQP is a community organized and funded event. All SFQP events have a suggested $5 to $20 sliding scale door cover, however, no one will be turned away due to lack of funds. All funds raised help keep SFQP going and help the venues that host our events.

Full festival details can be found at southernfriedqueerpride.com/sfqp2017

*Southern Fried Queer Pride (SFQP) is dedicated towards creating spaces that are open and responsive to the needs of the communities we serve. We always intend to uplift and include the most marginalized voices. SFQP wants to maintain accountability for our actions and practices. Please email us at contact@southernfriedqueerpride.com if you have comments, questions, and/or concerns.

"Fresh Blood" Opening Reception at Mason Fine Art
May
25
6:00 pm18:00

"Fresh Blood" Opening Reception at Mason Fine Art

  • Mason Fine Art

All details taken from: http://masonfineartandevents.com/exhibitions/

Fresh Blood

Featuring the work of two of our #OKSpotlight artists, C. Rose Smith and Amelia Phythian! 

"ARTIST RECEPTION THURSDAY MAY 25, 2017 FROM 6PM-9PM

ARTIST TALK: MAY 27, 2PM-3PM

SHOW DATES: MAY 25, 2017 – JUNE 10, 2017

Come join us for a night full of fresh talent from recent SCAD MFA and BFA graduate students. Everything from painting to sculpture to photography will be on show at this extensive exhibition. This isn’t a night you’re going to want to miss."

 

"Tell Me I'm Sexy" Closing Reception and Artist Talk at Murmur
May
24
7:00 pm19:00

"Tell Me I'm Sexy" Closing Reception and Artist Talk at Murmur

  • Murmur Media

All details taken from: https://www.instagram.com/p/BT7Dw99gBB9/?taken-by=what_up_g_perks

Tell Me I'm Sexy!

"WEDNESDAY, MAY 24TH is our closing reception of TELL ME I'M SEXY with an artist talk at @murmur_media !! Drinks and prints will be for sale during what we hope to be a conversation about gender stereotypes, eurocentric beauty, and normalized sexualization in media. Let's encourage a discussion on how these social constructs affect all of us."

"Wake Up" Monthly Resistance Comedy Show at Murmur
May
21
7:30 pm19:30

"Wake Up" Monthly Resistance Comedy Show at Murmur

  • Murmur Media

All details taken from: https://www.instagram.com/p/BUHpz_qFAAR/?taken-by=murmur_media

Wake Up!

Doors 7:30 | Show 8pm
$5 Suggested | cash or card

"Amber North and her comedian homies are taking on fascists, culture vultures, body policers, and white supremacists alike for this monthly resistance comedy show. Wake Up presents fresh pop culture analysis, live stand-up, weird surprises and more! House band The Good Names brings the grooves. It all goes down at Murmur one Sunday each month —CHUCH, baby!"

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Lineup:
Krystle Pierce (Andrea Krys)
Joseph Highsmith
and Kareem Plug Chapman (as seen on Kevin Hart’s “Hart of the City” on Comedy Central)
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Plus: Verbal Kent (retired rapper, government name withheld) brings us his favorite conspiracy theory
Live music by our house band, The Good Names!
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Chriss Clark's "Funny Girl" Exhibition Opening
May
21
6:00 pm18:00

Chriss Clark's "Funny Girl" Exhibition Opening

  • The Blank Canvas

All details taken from: https://www.instagram.com/p/BUWu5cTAUYw/?taken-by=joshua_rashaad

Funny Girl

A SCAD MFA Thesis Exhibition by Chriss Clark 

Location: The Blank Canvas 

321 Nelson Street SW

Atlanta, GA 30313

Time: 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm 

 

Concrete Jungle Ramble!
May
21
3:00 pm15:00

Concrete Jungle Ramble!

  • Orpheus Brewing

All details taken from: https://www.concrete-jungle.org/event/concrete-jungle-ramble/

Spectacular Fruit Ramble and Fundraiser!

It’s that time of year once again! The berries have hit the snooze button long enough, and it’s time for them to wake up and get picked, eaten and donated! Come join us at Orpheus Brewing on Sunday May 21st as we lead bike and walking tours of fruit trees around Atlanta and have lots of fun carnival games.

Get your tickets here!

"About Concrete Jungle: 

Concrete Jungle was started in 2009 by Craig Durkin and Aubrey Daniels as a volunteer-run, Atlanta-based organization that helps to distribute neglected fruit to the hungry.

Concrete Jungle harvests almost all of its food from the thousands of fruit and nut trees growing in the Atlanta area — in yards, on the side of the road, next to buildings. Most of these trees are untended and ignored, with their bounty being wasted to wildlife while only miles away many poor and homeless struggle to include any fresh produce in their diet.

We also grow vegetables to donate on our small urban farm in Southwest Atlanta, Doghead Farm. Our farm allows us to host volunteer events and make donations year round.

With your generosity, we pick these fruits, nuts, and vegetables throughout metro Atlanta and the surrounding areas and donate as much of the harvest as possible to organizations serving Atlanta’s poor and hungry." 

Queer Threads: A Pop-Up Thrift Shop at Eyedrum
May
21
12:30 pm12:30

Queer Threads: A Pop-Up Thrift Shop at Eyedrum

  • Eyedrum

All details taken from: http://www.southernfriedqueerpride.com/events/2016/11/13/queer-threads-a-pop-up-thrift-shop

A new season means new threads! And who doesn’t like to thrift? Get ready for the next QUEER THREADS!

"Queer Threads is a one-day pop-up thrift shop where you can buy clothing, house items, literature, knick-knacks, electronic media, and more! Items are sold at cheaper prices than local thrift stores and all items go back to the community! Proceeds from the event benefit Southern Fried Queer Pride, while items not sold will go to aid the Southeastern Prison Abolitionist Book Fund and also local queer and trans organizations and non-profits!

DONATE TO US! Queer Threads operates on donations from the community. Have some clothes or items you don't need anymore? Message Southern Fried Queer Pride to setup a dropoff/pickup! Please bag or box all donations. If you are donating clothes, feel free to seperate by type and size! It helps us out a lot if you do! Like....a lot!

The thrift shop price list is:
SHIRTS/BLOUSES/TOPS.....$3
DRESSSES.....$6
SHORTS/SKIRTS.....$3
PANTS.....$5
JACKETS/HOODIES.....$8
DRESS PANTS/BLAZERS/ETC.....$5/$10
SOCKS/UNDERGARMENTS.....$1/$3
SHOES.....$5/$10
HATS/CAPS.....$3
DVDS/VIDEO GAMES.....$2
CDS/VHS.....$1
BOOKS/PAPER MEDIA.....$1/$5
TVS.....$15
*All prices are negotiable*
**We do a special POWER HOUR where everything bought during that hour is ONLY $1 per item! It happens randomly, so be prepared!**

The thrift shop will run from 2 PM to 8 PM at Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery. The thrift shop is fully ADA accesible. Parking can be found on Mitchell Street, South Broad Street, MLK Jr Drive, and nearby lots and garages. Street parking is FREE on Sundays, fyi. :)"

Georgia Artists for Progress + TILA STUDIOS Presents "Our Rights Matter. Our Body Matters."
May
20
7:00 pm19:00

Georgia Artists for Progress + TILA STUDIOS Presents "Our Rights Matter. Our Body Matters."

  • Tila Studios

All details taken from: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/georgia-artists-for-progress-tila-studios-our-rights-matter-my-body-matters-tickets-34029412890

OUR RIGHTS MATTER. OUR BODIES MATTER.

Saturday, May 20, 2017 

Time: 7:00 pm -- 10:00 pm 

Suggested Donation: $10 *Free and Open to the public 

TILA Studios partners with local non-profit Georgia Artists for Progress to raise awareness and money for the Magnolia Fund. The Magnolia Fund is an organization in Atlanta that helps identify and eliminate barriers to abortion access in the Southeast through financial and practical support. This events is a fundraising event. All proceeds go to support Magnolia Fund projects. All artwork has been donated by local artists and will be auctioned to support this project.

About Georgia Artists for Progress

Georgia Artists for Progress is a nonprofit organization with the mission to bridge the gap between Georgians and politics through art. Art is powerful - and GAP believes it can catalyze progressive change in Georgia. Artists have the ability to convey nuanced and complex messages that inspire diverse audiences.

About TILA Studios: 

TILA Studios is a unique business model intersecting community development and engagement with the unique voices and stories that lie therein. We exist as an arts incubator charged to empower female artists in the Greater Atlanta area; more specifically East Point.

ogether we work, collaborate, and exhibit our work to create a more inclusive art industry where women's voices are heard and recognized.

The Magnolia Fund: 

http://magnoliafundga.org/

Paint Love Artist Challenge
May
20
6:30 pm18:30

Paint Love Artist Challenge

  • Ponce City Market

All details taken from: http://www.gopaintlove.org/challenge/

6 ARTIST TEAMS. 6 BLANK CANVASES. ZERO ART SUPPLIES. 

"Help your favorite artist team complete a painting while raising money for Paint Love's art programs for youth facing poverty or trauma. Join us on Saturday, May 20th 2017 at Ponce City Market (Between Dancing Goats & Google Fiber) for a challenge unlike any other.  Artists will be given a 60" x 48" blank canvas. Armed with only an idea inspired by a Paint Love theme and three hours on the clock, artists will be completely dependent on event attendees to purchase every brush, can of paint, and supply they will need to complete their painting. The supplies are already on site, the artists need the guests to help unlock them through donations.

6:30pm - Doors Open & Live painting begins
5pm - VIP event begins and includes artist panel Q&A and meet & greet.  
General Admission $15. VIP Tickets $25*.

*Every general admission ticket purchased covers the cost of one student to attend a Paint Love program.  
Every VIP ticket covers the cost of two students."
WonderRoot Activist Print Studio Opening
May
20
5:00 pm17:00

WonderRoot Activist Print Studio Opening

  • Ponce City Market

All details taken from: http://www.wonderroot.org/public-programs/public-programsarts-activism/public-programsarts-activismactivist-design-studio/

WonderRoot is proud to announce the opening of our new screen printing studio at Ponce City Market!  

Please join us for the launch of this exciting social justice-oriented screen printing space, which includes:

Open-Access Studio: WonderRoot will host and staff an open studio. Visitors can receive a tutorial on how to screen print, learn more about WonderRoot’s mission and the importance of accessible messaging, and try their hand at making a print. This no-cost workshop space is open to the public and all-ages. WonderRoot will provide practice stencils.  

Local artist collaboration: Every few weeks, we will tackle a different social justice issue. Our first focus is on transportation access and public transit. WonderRoot will burn designs by local artists onto screens that visitors can then use to create large-scale screen prints. Each design will be aesthetically imaginative, high quality, and explores issues of access, mobility and public transportation. These prints will be for sale; proceeds support participating artists and the print studio space.

Learning and Library Space: WonderRoot will dedicate a section of the studio to information about our featured social justice issue. In this way we will give a platform for people who are already doing important community work surrounding these topics–while also giving visitors a way to be more involved.    

Exhibition space: Some prints made in the space will be hung for display.

Check out the current theme of the Activist Screen Print Studio here! Purchase prints here!"

 

Final day of Dashboard's "Unloaded" Exhibition at Marcia Wood
May
19
May 20

Final day of Dashboard's "Unloaded" Exhibition at Marcia Wood

  • Marcia Wood Gallery

All details taken from: http://www.dashboard.us/unloaded

42 ARTISTS RESPOND TO ISSUES SURROUNDING

DOMESTIC GUN VIOLENCE.

UNLOADED PRESENTED BY DASHBOARD, CURATED BY SUSANNE SLAVICK
LOCAL ADDITIONS CURATED + COMMISSIONED BY DASHBOARD

On view April 28 - May 20, 2017
Gallery Hours: Tues to Sat, 12-5pm 

Marcia Wood Gallery
263 Walker St SW

"UNLOADED is a multimedia group show that explores historical and social issues surrounding the availability, use, and impact of guns in our culture. The artists touch upon issues surrounding access to and use of firearms such as age, gender, race, mental health, political affiliations,and philosophical stances.  The purpose of UNLOADED is to provoke dialogue surrounding domestic gun violence, both locally and nationally. 

UNLOADED opened the same weekend that the National Rifle Association held its annual conference
in Atlanta, bringing 80,000 people to downtown just a mile away from the location of the show."