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First Thursday Art Walk Downtown
Luckie Street Studios
Featuring work by: TROY FARINA

Art Walk: Thu, Aug 1, to Sat, Jun 7 2014


It's the perfect time to experience art inside and out. Each month we invite you to stroll with us through magnificent buildings and streets to enjoy the beauty of Downtown and the art created by our neighbors. Come take a walk with us the First Thursday of each month, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

First Thursdays ArtsWalk has grown with new programs and additional venues so that art lovers can view the arts, tour the historic districts of Downtown and enjoy various discounts at Downtown restaurants. First Thursdays ArtsWalk is a self-guided tour of galleries, with no beginning or ending point, you are free to move at your own pace. We even put together some sample itineraries for you.

Opening Reception: Sat, Oct 5, 7pm - 11pm

Luckie Street Studios
130 Cone street
Atlanta, GA 30303  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 734-4142
web: http://www.farinaphoto.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1326
ACP Listing #: 002

Joe Hoyle
© Joe Hoyle
AAC Buckhead Library Exhibit
Buckhead Library
Featuring work by: Aleta Aaron, H. Gay Allen, Andrea Baetti, W. A. Chamberlain, Cheryl D'Amato, Paul H. D'Amato, Mikki Root Dillon, Erin-Elizabeth Durham, David Foster, Ruth Gogel, Valerie Gruner, John S. Howe, Joe Hoyle, Tom G. Jenkins, Nafisa Valita Sheriff, Russell Streur

Exhibition: Fri, Sep 27, to Thu, Oct 31 2013

Artist Choice Exhibit of the Atlanta Artists Center Photographers.

Opening Reception: Sat, Oct 5, 3pm - 5pm

Buckhead Library
269 Buckhead Avenue, NE
Atlanta, GA 30305  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue: 10am - 6pm
Wed, Thu: 10am - 8pm
Fri, Sat: 11am - 6pm
p: (404) 814-3500
web: http://www.atlantaartistscenter.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1488
ACP Listing #: 069

Bill Kettering
© Bill Kettering
Gallery 4463 Celebrates Photography
Gallery 4463
Featuring work by: Hewett A. Beasley, Tom Kells, Bill Kettering, Leslie McCrary, Brent Rowlett

Exhibition: Thu, Oct 3, to Sun, Oct 27 2013

Works by five professional fine art photographers are featured; Hewett A. Beasley, Bill Kettering, Tom Kells, Leslie McCrary and Brent Rowlett all come to their craft from different backgrounds and style, but each share a lifelong enthusiam for quality work and together they offer a remarkable ensemble of talent. The exhibit opens with an artist reception on Saturday, October 5th from 6 to 9 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

On the weekend of October 19th and 20th, the gallery will host a "Push-pin" exhibit open to photographers of all ages, that will be juried by the featured artists. Any photographer of any age may submit a work to be displayed in the gallery, for a fee of $2.00. Each photographer may submit as many as 5 images. Awards will be announced on Sunday, Oct 5th at 3:30 PM.

Opening Reception: Sat, Oct 5, 6pm - 9pm

Gallery 4463 Celebrates Photography

Meet the Artists/Photographers Hewett A. Beasley, Bill Kettering, Tom Kells, Leslie McCrary and Brent Rowlett and enjoy the ambience of North Georgia's Premier Fine Art Gallery. The event is free and open to the public.

Also, on the weekend of October 19th and 20th, the gallery will host a "Push-pin" exhibit open to photographers of all ages, that will be juried by the featured artists. Any photographer of any age may submit a work to be displayed in the gallery, for a fee of $2.00. Each photographer may submit as many as 5 images. Awards will be announced on Sunday, Oct 5th at 3:30 PM.

Gallery 4463
4463 Cherokee St.
Acworth, GA 30101  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Wed, Thu: 1pm - 6pm
Fri, Sat: 1pm - 7:30pm
Sun: 1pm - 3:30pm
p: (770) 485-8554
web: http://www.gallery4463.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1361
ACP Listing #: 061

Dale Niles
© Dale Niles
Portfolio Showcase 2013
Serenbe Photography Center
Featuring work by: Various Artists

Exhibition: Fri, Oct 4, to Sat, Nov 2 2013

This exhibit features the work of six to eight photographers, selected by Laura Noel.

Opening Reception: Sat, Oct 5, 6pm - 8pm

Serenbe Photography Center
9110 Selborne Lane Suite 220
Upstairs Between Elite Fitness and The Hil Restaurant
Chattahoochee Hills, GA 30268  [map: Google Maps]
p: (770) 463-9098
web: http://www.serenbephotographycenter.com/
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1397
ACP Listing #: 062

Carolyn Meltzer
© Carolyn Meltzer
Under Wraps
Big House Gallery
Featuring work by: Sophia Aley, Carolyn Meltzer

Opening Reception: Sat, Oct 5, 6pm - 10pm

Under Wraps: Photography with a voyeuristic view of nature's erotic minutiae paired with poetry of love--beyond reach--and the desire for close proximity to love's source. Photography by Carolyn Meltzer. Poetry by Sophia Aley.

Art Walk: Fri, Oct 11, 6pm - 10pm

Big House Gallery
211 Peters Street
Atlanta, GA 30313  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 221-0201
web: http://www.bighousegallery.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1315
ACP Listing #: 060

Artists Reception: Tue, Nov 12, 7pm - 10pm


Under Wraps will be on display at Carroll Street Cafe from November 5th through 28th.

Carroll Street Cafe
208 Carroll Street SE
Atlanta, GA 30312  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun: 8am - 12am
Fri, Sat: 8am - 1am
p: (404) 577-2700
web: http://www.apresdiem.com/carroll_street

Alexandra Marrero
© Alexandra Marrero
The Big House Gallery / Granite Room
Featuring work by: Alexandra Marrero

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 5, to Fri, Oct 11 2013

We all have experienced loss in our lives: the death of someone important in our lives or even the rupture of a meaningful relationship; the kind of loss that shakes us to the core and challenges the way we perceive ourselves and interact with the world.

When we are challenged by loss, we go through an emotional state in which everything we know stops making sense. Then, slowly and painfully, we start to understand that we will never be the same again.

ETHEREALITY is a surreal visual metaphor for the emotional space that envelops us when we experience such loss.

Artists Reception: Fri, Oct 11, 6pm - 11pm

The Big House Gallery / Granite Room
211 Peters St.
Atlanta, GA 30313-1223  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Fri: 6pm - 11pm
Sat: 6pm - 12am
p: (404) 221-0201
web: http://bighousegallery.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1346
ACP Listing #: 068

Heather Phillipson
© Heather Phillipson
Flux Night 2013
Castleberry Hill Arts District
Featuring work by: Atlanta Ballet FellowshipDancers, Deanna Bowen, Pablo Bronstein, Virginia Byers, Benita Carr, CORE Performance Company, Sophie Farewell, Aria Finkelstein, Frog and Toad's Dixie Quartet, Pablo Gnecco, Lance Haugen, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre, Sasha Krieger, Evan Levy, Oswaldo Macia, Trevor Mahovsky, Éric Marty, Meko Michi, Stefanie Nelson, Open Music Archive, Bill Orisich, Fahamu Pecou, Heather Phillipson, Kai Riedl, Kathleen Ritter, Whitney Stansell, Micah Stansell, Justin Randolph Thompson, Jason Thompson, Bradly Dever Treadway, Rhonda Weppler, Ion Yamazaki

Other: Sat, Oct 5, 7pm - 12pm

Flux Night is a one-night public art celebration presented by Flux Projects in the streets and empty spaces of the Castleberry Hill Arts District. This free, family friendly event is unlike any other experience in Atlanta. From 7:00 p.m. until midnight, 20 public art projects fill the neighborhood with projections, dance, performance, music, sound and light installations, and more.

Random encounters, chance discoveries, and sensory overload are the hallmarks of Flux Night, now in its fourth year. The 2013 theme, Free Association, builds on this spirit of unexpected juxtapositions and patterns of call-and-response. Free Association explores the ways in which images, information, and identities proliferate and mutate, online and off. It also looks beyond the visual, to senses and experiences that catch us unaware.

International curator Helena Reckitt selected 6 projects, and an additional 14 projects were chosen from an open call for proposals.

A complete list of artists, projects, and sponsors, as well as directions on parking, riding MARTA, and cycling to the event, can be found at the Flux Projects website at www.fluxprojects.org.

Castleberry Hill Arts District
Walker & Nelson Streets, SW
Atlanta, GA 30313  [map: Google Maps]
p: (404) 245-5853
web: http://www.fluxprojects.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1417
ACP Listing #: 067

Double Zero
© Double Zero
Panel Discussion: Feminist and Performative Practices vis a vis “Ready for My Close-up”
Hagedorn Foundation Gallery
Featuring work by: Double Zero, Jill Frank, Mónika Sziládi, Wendy Vogel

Panel Discussion: Sat, Oct 5, 12pm - 2pm

Perhaps no two tendencies have influenced contemporary photography more than feminism and performativity. Over the last half-century, artists informed by feminism have critically questioned traditional gender roles, modes of representation, the position of the photographic subject and the dominating photographic gaze. The theory of performativity, elaborated by philosophers like Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick and Judith Butler, asserts that gender, along with other markers of identity, are social constructions. In other words, rather than fixed or natural categories, gender, sexuality and identity must be continuously “performed” in everyday life through actions such as dress, grooming and mannerisms. The artists in this exhibition do not represent a fixed or naturalized category of female-ness; rather, they consider the reiteration of gender and identity and its slippages.

In this panel discussion, the exhibiting artists — Jill Frank, Hannah Ireland and Annie Vought (Double Zero) and Mónika Sziládi — will discuss how identity is “performed” in their works through gestures like masquerade, intimate exchanges between couples, posing for pictures and reiterative speech. Wendy Vogel, Associate Editor at Modern Painters, will moderate the conversation.

Image credit: Cha cha cha changes, production still, Double Zero, 2013

Hagedorn Foundation Gallery
425 Peachtree Hills Avenue, #25
Atlanta, GA 30305  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri: 10am - 5pm
Sat: 11am - 5pm
p: (404) 492-7718
web: http://www.hfgallery.org
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1438
ACP Listing #: 059

Myrtie Cope
© Myrtie Cope
Women in Focus
Digital Arts Studio
Featuring work by: Susan Beallor-Snyder, Vicki Bethel, Debora Cartagena, Myrtie Cope, Gail Des Jardin, Bobi Dimond, Harriet Dye, Sheri Garza Pope, Ruth Gogel, Valerie Gruner, Susan Helber, Jan Kapoor, Lynne Klein, Peggy McKinney, Carolyn Meltzer, Chris Mitts, Tracy Moore, Niki Murphy, Gittel Price, Linda Rathke, Denise Savage, Theresa Sicurezza, Virginia Twinam Smith

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 5, to Sat, Nov 2 2013

Women In Focus is a non-profit artist-initiated organization of women photographers who have joined together to support and promote the photographic arts. It was founded in 1993 by a group of women who recognized the need for a formal network of women photographers who could assist in each others' personal, professional, and artistic growth. Women In Focus has become a thriving organization whose diverse membership includes photographic artists ranging from beginners to seasoned professionals, all brought together by their passion for photography. Women In Focus values each individual member for the unique contributions that she brings to the organization and strives to provide all members with the resources that they need to thrive as artists. Women In Focus is dedicated to facilitating a forum for open dialogue regarding photography in all of its forms. Educational programs address both technical proficiency and scholarship by incorporating lectures, workshops, and critiques and by covering topics relating to the history and business of photography as well as the creation of images. Women In Focus engages in community activity by hosting events all around Atlanta. The scope of the group's activities is further extended past the geographical area of its home base through an Internet presence and joint projects with women photographers around the world.

Opening Reception: Sat, Oct 5, 6pm - 9pm

Digital Arts Studio
1082 Huff Road
Atlanta, GA 30318  [map: Google Maps]
p: (866) 352-9979
web: http://digitalartstudio.net
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1477
ACP Listing #: 063

Chris McClure
© Chris McClure
The Eternal Eye
Kibbee Gallery
Featuring work by: Chris Carder, John Paul Floyd, Chris McClure, Wretrick Rausaw, Justin Weaver

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 5, to Sat, Oct 26 2013

The Eternal Eye is a photographic exhibit showcasing the work of four dudes and their constant exploration of the southeast with their cameras.

Outdoor video installation, "You Slowwalker" - An examination of Society and the paradigms it creates to right our ideals for casual behavior dubbed cool.

Opening Reception: Sat, Oct 5, 6pm - 10pm

Closing Reception: Sat, Oct 26, 7pm - 9pm

Kibbee Gallery
688 Linwood Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30306  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Thu, Fri, Sat: 2pm - 6pm
p: (404) 271-6340
web: http://www.kibbeegallery.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1482
ACP Listing #: 064

Charlie Harbin
© Charlie Harbin
Four Play
Stop the Clock Photo
Featuring work by: Jack Bara, Craig Cornmesser, Charlie Harbin, Rob Knight

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 5, to Sat, Nov 2 2013

Four Play is a diverse group of four photographers and videographers bringing you their best images in a cozy setting nestled in downtown historic Norcross where fine dining, casual restaurants and pubs abound.

Jack Bara, videographer, will be showing videos on diverse and interesting topics.

Craig Cornmesser is a photographer whose widely collected works include surreal images of rural northern and southern Georgia. He also enjoys shooting with his buddy, studio owner Charlie Harbin. These two often go where others do not dare as they capture grunge, rust and graffiti throughout the South.

Charlie Harbin has recently returned from a photographic expedition to the Southwest and will be sharing photos of his remarkable and colorful adventure. Charlie is a widely collected photographer whose work has been published internationally.

Rob Knight is a photographer, videographer, and classroom instructor. He is best known for his travel and landscape photography. “I try to show the viewer something they have never seen before, or show them a familiar place in a new way. When you’re attempting to tell the story of a place with pictures, you learn to notice graphic elements and details that a lot of people miss.”

Opening Reception: Sat, Oct 5, 6pm - 10pm

Stop the Clock Photo
29 S. Peachtree St
Norcross, GA 30071  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu: 10am - 4pm
Fri: 10am - 9pm
Sat: 6pm - 9pm
Sun: 5pm - 8pm
p: (678) 687-6849
web: http://www.stoptheclockphoto.com
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1486
ACP Listing #: 065

Exploring Light & Shadow
© Exploring Light & Shadow
Exploring Light and Shadow
The Big House Gallery
Featuring work by: Stephanie Anderson, Thomas Dodd, Dorn Brothers, Max Eremine, Craig Gum, Dwen Stuart

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 5, 6pm - 10pm

-Thomas Dodd is an Atlanta-based photographer whose work blurs the lines between photography, surrealism & classical art. His work has been featured in many galleries and publications around the world. Please visit: thomasdodd.com

-The DornBrothers have been creating cinematic, & surrealistic work for well over a decade. Recently, Brother Travis has been raising a new set of DornBrothers while Brother Nate continues to represent their style with new and innovative ways of story telling. Please visit: DornBrothers.com

-Max Eremine's style is rooted in the search for underlying balance between chaos & order & often features the use of Dadaist photographic techniques. Please visit: maxeremine.com

-Dwen Stuart's photography sheds light on the deep dark recesses of the human mind conveying imagery from the realms of dreams and nightmares, all in his uniquely cinematic style. Please visit: dwenstuart.com

-Craig Gum uses his unique talent enables him to put an edgy spin on traditional photography by layering contemporary art with everything from comedic twists and inner turmoil to lustful desires. Please visit: CraigGum.com

-Stephanie Anderson (Neon Armour) orchestrates live body painting events, organizes art shows & creates avant-garde images with fellow photographers and artists. For more info please visit: neonarmour.com

Art Walk: Fri, Oct 11, 6pm - 10pm

The Big House Gallery
211 Peters Street
Atlanta, GA 30313  [map: Google Maps]
web: http://www.facebook.com/ExploringLightandShadow
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1490
ACP Listing #: 066

Evelyn Ahnrud
© Evelyn Ahnrud
My Atlanta Exhibition
Piedmont Park Community Center
Featuring work by: Various Artists

Exhibition: Sat, Oct 5, 10am - 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 the staff of 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 September 28th between 10am and 1pm, and must be picked up on Saturday October 26th between 10am 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, Creative Loafing and KPMG.

Saturday, October 5th - open to the public (for viewing) from 10am – 1pm
Saturday, October 12th – CLOSED
Saturday, October 19th - open to the public (for viewing) from 10am – 1pm
Saturday, October 26th – photographs are removed this day 10am – 1pm

Photograph from My Atlanta Viewer's Choice Award Winner: Evelyn Ahnrud

Piedmont Park Community Center
1071 Piedmont Avenue (Park Entrance at 12th St.)
Atlanta, GA 30309  [map: Google Maps]
hours: Sat: 10am - 1pm
p: (404) 876-4024
permalink: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1502
ACP Listing #: 058

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