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Kessenich Contemporary
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Kessenich Contemporary
Featuring work by: Various Artists

Exhibition: Wed, Sep 19, to Wed, Oct 31 2012

A group photography show curated by gallery owner, Veronica Kessenich, celebrating the works of young photographers working today.

Kessenich Contemporary
Marquis Tower II
285 Peachtree Center Ave
Atlanta, GA 30303  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Fri: 10am - 3pm
Thu: 10am - 3am
p: (404) 630-7886
web: http://www.kessenichcontemporary.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1151
ACP Listing #: 024

Lumière
© Lumière
ACP Collaboration with Lumiere
High Museum of Art - Hill Auditorium

Lecture: Wed, Sep 19, 7pm - 8:30pm

"Art in the Digital Culture... Threat or Opportunity?"

In this, the sixth installment of the Lumiere Fall Lecture Series, Shannon Perich of the Smithsonian Institution and Irfan Essa of the Georgia Institute of Technology, will each speak to the future of art in a rapidly expanding digital culture. Their commentary will be followed by a panel discussion with audience participation.

The panel will address the threats and opportunities created by a growing range of capabilities to create, distribute and interact with art.

Ms. Perich is the curator of the Photographic History Collection at the National Museum of American History. She teaches the History of Photography at the College of Art in Baltimore. She has recently authored, "The Changing Face of Photography... From Daguerreotype to Digital". She also contributes to National Public Radio's website.

Perich has a particular interest in how technology can be exploited to broaden public access to the Museum's collections and knowledge base.

Prof. Essa is an internationally recognized figure in the research and development of new technologies that impact and support intelligent interaction with people and machines. His fields of expertise embrace Computational Photography, Digital Video Special Effects and Computer Animation.

His doctoral research at MIT (at the Media Lab) was in the Analysis and Synthesis of Human Behaviors. At Georgia Tech, in addition to teaching and research, he is affiliated with several cross disciplinary research centers.

Essa has held visiting and consulting positions with Carnegie Mellon University, Google, Microsoft and Disney Research, as well as being a Fellow of the IEEE.

(Additional information available at lumieregallery.net)

High Museum of Art - Hill Auditorium
1280 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 733-4400
web: http://www.high.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1166
ACP Listing #: 023

Stephen Marc
© Stephen Marc
Relative Connections: New Work by Stephen Marc
Emory Visual Arts Gallery
Featuring work by: Stephen Marc

Opening Reception: Thu, Sep 27, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Stephen Marc is a contemporary American griot who uses photography to construct thematic mélanges of metaphor and memory. He is a digital montage artist whose work provides a visual interpretation of American history with an emphasis on the black experience. His images weave more than 500 years of African American life, history and culture into a digital quilt comprised of family snapshots, photographs of historical sites, documents and other remnants alongside modern cultural references. Woven together, Marc’s images create powerful narratives that obviate the boundaries of time and space, which converge to produce moving and evocative commentaries.

Marc’s work has been published in numerous books and publications, and in three monographs, including his most recent, Passage on the Underground Railroad. He has been awarded the Aaron Siskind Foundation Fellowship and the Visual Arts Fellowship in Photography, and he received the Elizabeth and Mallory Factor Prize in 2009. Marc is a tenured professor at Arizona State University.

Exhibition: Wed, Sep 19, to Sat, Dec 8 2012

Relative Connections: New Work by Stephen Marc

Stephen Marc will present new work at the Visual Arts Gallery on Emory’s main campus and concurrently at the Catherine Hunt Gallery in Candler Hall at Emory’s Oxford College.

Emory Visual Arts Gallery
700 Peavine Creek Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 10am - 5pm
Sat: 12pm - 4pm
p: (404) 727-6315
web: http://visualarts.emory.edu/
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1090
ACP Listing #: 035

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