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Shannon McCollum
© Shannon McCollum
Soul of Soul: Capturing A Movement
Sight+Sound Gallery
Featuring work by: Shannon McCollum

Exhibition: Fri, Sep 13, to Sat, Nov 9 2013

The 1990s was a relentlessly thrilling time to be in Atlanta. The city, with its burgeoning flock of industries executives, was in the midst of becoming an outpost of the commercial music industry. At the same time, there was a significant underground soul music scene building. In clubs and bars across the city, an ebullient group of young musicians, singers, producers, visual artists and listeners were breathing new life into traditional soul music by blending elements of classic soul with hip hop, jazz, afrobeat, house and indigenous music from the African Diaspora. It was one of those fleeting moments when a city is just accessible enough, just undiscovered enough, to allow something unique to grow and take hold.

Photographer Shannon McCollum began documenting these moments in the 90s, and has continued to amass photographic chronology of Atlanta’s neo soul scene as it’s grown from a fresh stirring to a long-rooted roar.

Soul of Soul: Capturing A Movement is curated by Leatrice Ellzy for Beatrix Moss, A Cultural Curation Firm.

Opening Reception: Fri, Sep 20, 7pm - 9pm

Artists Talk: Wed, Oct 16, 7pm - 8:30pm

Sight+Sound Gallery
659 Auburn Ave. #G4
Atlanta, GA 30312  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Thu, Fri, Sat: 12pm - 5pm
p: (888) 419-3113
web: http://www.sightandsoundgallery.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1450
ACP Listing #: 020

Ruth Gogel
© Ruth Gogel
Abstractions - Celebrating Altered Photography
Abernathy Arts Center
Featuring work by: AAC Photographers

Exhibition: Fri, Sep 20, to Fri, Oct 25 2013

Abernathy Arts Center invites the Atlanta Artists Center Photography Salon for a themed exhibit on conventionally and digitally altered photography. People’s Choice awards will be given, so come and vote for your favorites. Regular gallery hours apply.

Opening Reception: Fri, Sep 20, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Abernathy Arts Center
254 Johnson Ferry Road, NW
Sandy Springs, GA 30328  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu: 9am - 7pm
Fri: 9am - 5pm
Sat: 9am - 2pm
p: (404) 613-6172
web: http://www.fultonarts.org and http://atlantaartistscenter.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1320
ACP Listing #: 028

Cynthia Henebry
© Cynthia Henebry
SlowExposures Photography Festival
R.F. Strickland Center

Exhibition: Fri, Sep 20, to Sun, Sep 29 2013

The 11th annual photography festival features exhibitions, workshops, satellite shows, and social events that celebrate the rural American South. Located one hour from Atlanta, the events are housed in historic buildings that tell the story of this cotton-growing region of the Lower Piedmont. The main exhibition features 70 images by over 50 photographers chosen by 2013 jurors Rob McDonald of Lexington, Virginia and Kevin Miller of Daytona Beach, Florida. Opening weekend events include an Invitational Show curated by John Bennette of New York, a Paul Conlan retrospective, Holga Wet Plate Collodion workshop by Gayle Stevens, the Sunday Jurors Talk and Opening Reception, a satellite show of Rob McDonald's latest work and the inaugural "Dinner on the Grounds" at the Whiskey Bonding Barn. All of the exhibitions are open during the second weekend along with Photo 101 and 102 classes presented by the staff of The Showcase School of Photography.

Panel Discussion: Sun, Sep 22, 11am - 12pm

2013 Jurors Talk

2013 Jurors Rob McDonald and Kevin Miller discuss their process in selecting 70 images from over 850 submitted for this year's show.

Opening Reception: Sun, Sep 22, 12pm - 1pm

SlowExposures Opening Reception

Join 2013 Jurors and Photographers at our Opening Reception following the Jurors Talk. Anderson Scott will sign his highly-acclaimed book, "Whistling Dixie". Meet and talk to the participating 2013 photographers at the main exhibition in the inaugural "J.A.M." (Jurors and Artists Mingling) after brunch!

Artists Talk: Sun, Sep 22, 1pm - 3pm

J.A.M.

Join 2013 Jurors and Photographers at J.A.M. (Jurors and Artists Mingling) in an informal "meet and greet" as they discuss their images at the main exhibition.

R.F. Strickland Center
144 Main Street
Concord, GA 30206  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Fri: 2pm - 5pm
Sat: 11am - 5pm
Sun: 12pm - 5pm
p: (770) 567-3600
web: http://www.slowexposures.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1347
ACP Listing #: 030

Exhibition: Fri, Sep 20, to Sun, Sep 29 2013

Southern Memories, Part 3

John Bennette presents his third and final installation of "Southern Memories" at the Whiskey Bonding Barn during SlowExposures. Entitled "Fin, Fur, Feathers and Foliage" the show will bring together images from photographers across the country in the historic Whiskey Bonding Barn. The Opening Reception will be on Saturday, September 21st from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The Whiskey Bonding Barn
9263 Old Zebulon Road
Molena, GA 30258  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Fri: 2pm - 5pm
Sat: 11am - 5pm
Sun: 12pm - 5pm
p: (770) 567-3600
web: http://slowexposures.org

ACP Photography Auction
© ACP Photography Auction
ACP Photography Auction
King Plow Arts Center
Featuring work by: Various Artists

Other: Fri, Sep 20, 6:30pm - 10pm

ACP proudly presents our 8th annual photography auction and gala, featuring Denise Bethel, Director of the Photographs Department of Sotheby's New York.

At 6:30pm the evening will begin with a reception and silent auction. The piece de resistance of the silent auction is the section called "Ones to Watch" – work by up and coming photography superstars from all over the country, guest curated by Jennifer Schwartz.

Immediately afterward at 7:30pm we will be ushered into the dining room for the delicious seated dinner by Bold American Catering and the exciting live auction.

The ACP auction features a dazzling array of photographers.

Many internationally known photographers and galleries have donated work to benefit ACP. Atlanta's premier fine art framer Myott Studio has donated the framing for this event.

Advance purchase of tickets required. Seating is limited.

View the Auction Catalog at ACPinfo.org

King Plow Arts Center
887 W. Marietta St. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 815-1178
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1494
ACP Listing #: 027

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