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Jerry Siegel
© Jerry Siegel
Jerry Siegel: Geraldine
Barbara Archer Gallery
Featuring work by: Jerry Siegel

Exhibition: Fri, Sep 16, to Sat, Oct 29 2011

Alabama photographer Jerry Siegel explores identity and self-image in this compelling portrait series of Geraldine. Both artist and subject challenge the viewer to consider the choices we make in our appearance when we present ourselves to the world each day. In Geraldine’s case, her persona is deliberately bold and fanciful, yet she remains undaunted by how others might perceive her.

: Fri, Sep 16, 7pm - 9pm

: Sat, Oct 29, 11am

Gallery Talk with Jerry Siegel

Photographer Jerry Siegel tours the exhibition Jerry Siegel: Geraldine, while discussing his most recent subject and his exploration of identity and self-image in this compelling portrait series.

Barbara Archer Gallery
280 Elizabeth Street
A-012
Atlanta, GA 30307  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Thu, Fri: 11am - 6pm
Sat: 11am - 5pm
p: (404) 523-1845
web: http://www.barbaraarcher.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/772
ACP Listing #: 028

Monica Cook
© Monica Cook
ACP Public Art Presents: "Volley" from Monica Cook
Grant Park
Featuring work by: Monica Cook

Other: Sat, Oct 29, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

The Public Art Project for ACP will be a sound activated, interactive animation (stop motion/claymation) by Monica Cook Monica Cook's first stop-motion animation video "Deuce" was selected by the Guggenheim Museum as one of 25 works featured in the "YouTube Play. A Biennial of Creative Video." The global online initiative is a joint venture of the Guggenheim and YouTube, in collaboration with HP, and aims "to discover and showcase the most exceptional talent working in the ever-expanding realm of online video." Cook's work was selected from more than 23,000 videos submitted.

Her work “Volley” commissioned by ACP and co-sponsored by Flux Projects, will explore human-animal interface: Interspecies communication; animals as totems and deities in early human cultures, etc.

This animation will be activated by the sound of the audience's applause. In order for the animation to play, clapping must continue, once it ceases the visuals stop. The participation with the audience is key, they must give in order to receive, yet, if something appears slightly questionable to be applauding they must decide to continue to partake or withdrawal, knowing that they could be equally judged if their interest overrides their ideology.

Thanks to i45, this Grant Park screening of "Volley" will include a screening of the finalists from the Guggenheim's "YouTube Play" biennial.

Grant Park
Boulevard at Confederate Ave
Atlanta, GA 30315  [map: Google Maps]
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/909
ACP Listing #: 142

Adam Shi - Critic's Choice, 2010
© Adam Shi - Critic's Choice, 2010
My Atlanta Exhibition
Piedmont Park Community Center
Featuring work by: Various Artists

Other: Sat, Oct 29, 9am - 1pm

Annual Push-pin show – open to the public

Saturday, October 1st, from 9am – 1pm
All photographers are invited to hang their best photo in the Piedmont Park Community Center!
Saturday, October 8th – CLOSED
Saturday, October 15th open to the public (for viewing) from 9am – 1pm
Saturday, October 22nd open to the public (for viewing) from 9am – 1pm
Saturday, October 29th – photographs are removed from 9am – 1pm

This is an opportunity for photographers of all ages and with all levels of experience to exhibit their work and to compete for prizes. You are invited to hang your best photo (the best you’ve ever taken or the best you’ve taken this week)!

The general public, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools and Senior Centers are encouraged to participate.

Prizes will be awarded in nine categories, judged by art critic Jerry Cullum and Creative Loafing.

Critic’s Choice
Viewer’s Choice
Best Use of Color
Best Use of Black and White
Best High School
Youth under 12 (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)
Teen 13 -18 (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)
Adult (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)
Senior (1st, 2nd and 3rd place)

Photographs must be hung on Saturday October 1st between 9am and 1pm, and must be picked up on Saturday October 29th between 9am and 1pm. Please bring photographs 11 x 14 or smaller. Framed photographs are not allowed.

This event is free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Piedmont Park Conservancy, The showcase School, the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation, KPMG and Creative Loafing.

Piedmont Park Community Center
1071 Piedmont Avenue
(Park Entrance at 12th street)
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Sat: 9am - 1pm
p: (404) 876-4024
web: http://www.piedmontpark.org/visit/directions.html
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/926
ACP Listing #: 143

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