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Reminder: Lalla Essaydi, Thurs. at High Museum of Art

October 26th, 2016
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A quick reminder about Thursday's lecture from Morrocan-born photographer Lalla Essaydi, who will give an artist's talk at the Hill Auditorium at the High Museum of Art. Her work focuses on Arabic female identity, and she hand-paints Arabic calligraphy in henna on the fabric, bodies, and walls that inhabit her images. 

Thurs., Oct. 27th, 7pm
High Museum of Art, Hill Auditorium

1280 Peachtree St., NE, Atlanta, GA 30309
Call 404-733-5000 to reserve free tickets.


This Week's ACP events & #acpfest Participating Venues:

Oct. 26, Wednesday
ACP Spotlight on Local Talent - "Inspired Georgia" artist’s reception & poetry reading, 6:30pm
Sue Williamson artist’s lecture at SCAD, 6:30pm

Oct. 27, Thursday
John Reuter artist’s talk at Hathaway, 6pm
Jeff Rich artist’s reception at SCAD, 6pm
ACP Lecture Series Presents: Lalla Essaydi at High Museum of Art, 7pm

Oct. 29 & 30th, Saturday & Sunday
[UNTITLED] Art Book Fair at Atlanta Contemporary, Sat., 11am-5pm; Sun., noon-4pm, featuring keynote presentation from Doug DuBois, Sat., 5pm, followed by a reception.

Oct. 29, Saturday
Black Love Matters artist’s talk at Stonecrest Library, 2pm
Arnika Dawkins Selects juror talk at APG, 2pm

Oct. 30, Sunday
Day of the Dead in Oaxaca one-day exhibition at Atlanta History Center
Our Cities, Our Souls closing reception at F64, 7pm

Nov. 4th, Friday
Photo Abstraction opening reception at dk Gallery, 5pm

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This Week With ACP (Oct 24th)

October 24th, 2016
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Three ACP featured events remain; a spotlight on local talent on Wednesday, celebrating the new book "Inspired Georgia" featuring Georgia photographers and poets; an artist's lecture from Lalla Essaydi at the High Museum of Art on Thursday, and the new, two-day [UNTITLED] Art Book Fair at Atlanta Contemporary on Saturday & Sunday!

Wednesday, celebrate Georgia-based photographers (and poets!) with an artist's reception at Westside Cultural Arts Center.  The new book, "Inspired Georgia," is a dual-anthology of Georgia photography and poetry, and there'll be a poetry reading, plus a one-night exhibition of photos and #acpfest merriment!

Thursday, Morrocan-born photographer Lalla Essaydi will give an artist's talk at the Hill Auditorium at the High Museum of Art. Her work focuses on Arabic female identity, and she hand-paints Arabic calligraphy in henna on the fabric, bodies, and walls that inhabit her images. 

Saturday & Sunday we'll be celebrating the art of the photobook with [UNTITLED] Art Book Fair at Atlanta Contemporary. Nazraeli Press, 21st Editions and TBW will be in attendance along with our favorite local photobook makers, artists and purveyors.  Plus, there will be a keynote artist's talk from Doug DuBois on Saturday!  

This Week's ACP events & #acpfest Participating Venues:

Oct. 26, Wednesday
ACP Spotlight on Local Talent - "Inspired Georgia" artist’s reception & poetry reading, 6:30pm
Sue Williamson artist’s lecture at SCAD, 6:30pm

Oct. 27, Thursday
John Reuter artist’s talk at Hathaway, 6pm
Jeff Rich artist’s reception at SCAD, 6pm
ACP Lecture Series Presents: Lalla Essaydi at High Museum of Art, 7pm

Oct. 29 & 30th, Saturday & Sunday
[UNTITLED] Art Book Fair at Atlanta Contemporary, Sat., 11am-5pm; Sun., noon-4pm

Oct. 29, Saturday
Black Love Matters artist’s talk at Stonecrest Library, 2pm
Arnika Dawkins Selects juror talk at APG, 2pm

Oct. 30, Sunday
Day of the Dead in Oaxaca one-day exhibition at Atlanta History Center
Our Cities, Our Souls closing reception at F64, 7pm

Nov. 4th, Friday
Photo Abstraction opening reception at dk Gallery, 5pm

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Stephen Shore on Saturday, Robert Frank on Sunday!

October 20th, 2016
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As a quick reminder, there are two rare opportunities this weekend; on Saturday, Stephen Shore will be on a panel discussing Instagram at the High Museum of Art, and Sunday brings the Atlanta premiere of the new documentary about master photographer Robert Frank.

Stephen Shore, John Pilson, and Bill Boling will be discussing "Instagram as Atelier & Salon" in a conversation moderated by Whitney Richardson of the New York Times, on Saturday, at 2pm.  Call the Woodruff Box Office to reserve your free ticket today! (404-733-5000) This program is in partnership with Art Papers Live and the High Museum of Art.

Sunday's Atlanta-premiere of "Don't Blink - Robert Frank" is a revealing portrait of a master of photography, whose photographs, books & films have inspired and influenced a generation.  See you at Midtown Arts Cinema for this free screening at Noon!

This Week's events at #acpfest Participating Venues:
Oct. 20, Thursday
Enrique Samson artist's talk at Mexican Consulate, 6pm
Atlanta Legal Aid Society artist's reception, 6-9pm

Oct. 21, Friday
Arnika Dawkins Selects opening reception at APG, 6:30pm
Atlanta Photography Society opening reception at Unitarian Universalist, 7pm
Matthew Terrell opening reception at whitespec, 7pm

Oct. 22, Saturday
Bill Yates artist's talk at Hathaway Contemporary, 11am
Ben Helton artist's talk at Brickworks Gallery, 11am
Refuge artist’s reception at Refuge Coffee Co., 4pm
A Photography Walk at Serenbe at The Ballog, 4pm
3rd Annual Studio Open House at Douglas Stratton's Photography Studio, 5:30pm
#weloveatl Annual Gallery Show at 787 Windsor, 7pm
Loyall Hart artist’s reception at Highland Yoga, 7:30pm

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This Week With ACP (10/17)

October 17th, 2016
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It's a huge week for ACP events, from Tuesday through Sunday; two provocative panel discussions, a Robert Frank documentary, another installation of The Georgia FENCE, and the last day of My Atlanta!

Tuesday brings a unique collaboration between ArtsATL and ACP to SCADshow; "It All Started with Thomas Askew", a panel discussion on the life & work of Atlanta's first African-American professional photographer, a furthering of Floyd Hall's insightful piece from last week.

Saturday, Stephen Shore, John Pilson and Bill Boling will discuss "Instagram as Atelier & Salon" at the Rich Theater, in a conversation facilitated by Whitney Richardson of the New York Times. Partners in this program include Art Papers Live and the High Museum of Art.

If you're heading south for the weekend, swing by Thomasville for a look at The Georgia FENCE, which makes its debut on Saturday.

Sunday, our Film Series will be presenting the Atlanta premiere of "Don't Blink - Robert Frank" at Midtown Arts Cinema, at noon.

(And don't forget to pick-up your photograph at My Atlanta Exhibition, on Friday or Saturday, 12-4pm!)

This Week's ACP events:
ACP Knowledge Series - “It All Started with Thomas Askew” Tuesday, Doors at 6, lecture at 7pm
ACP My Atlanta Exhibition at Spencer Sloan Studio, last day, Thurs., pick-up photos Fri. & Sat., 12-4pm
ACP Public Art - The Georgia FENCE on view in Thomasville, Sat.
ACP Lecture Series: "Instagram as Atelier & Salon" at Rich Theater, Woodruff Arts Center, Sat., 2pm
ACP Film Series: "Don't Blink - Robert Frank" at Midtown Arts Cinema, 12noon

This Week's events at #acpfest Participating Venues:
Oct. 20, Thursday
Enrique Samson artist's talk at Mexican Consulate, 6pm
Atlanta Legal Aid Society artist's reception, 6-9pm

Oct. 21, Friday
Arnika Dawkins Selects opening reception at APG, 6:30pm
Atlanta Photography Society opening reception at Unitarian Universalist, 7pm
Matthew Terrell opening reception at whitespec, 7pm

Oct. 22, Saturday
Bill Yates artist's talk at Hathaway Contemporary, 11am
Ben Helton artist's talk at Brickworks Gallery, 11am
Refuge artist’s reception at Refuge Coffee Co., 4pm
A Photography Walk at Serenbe at The Ballog, 4pm
3rd Annual Studio Open House at Douglas Stratton's Photography Studio, 5:30pm
#weloveatl Annual Gallery Show at 787 Windsor, 7pm
Loyall Hart artist’s reception at Highland Yoga, 7:30pm

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Nine: Art of the Photo, opening reception at pb&j gallery, Saturday, 7pm

October 12th, 2016
Longtime #acpfest participating venue pb&j gallery (in downtown Kirkwood!) has an opening reception on Saturday night that was mistakenly left out of our This Week update.

Check out their group show on Saturday night!
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This Week With ACP (10/11)

October 11th, 2016
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This Week brings a plethora of events and exhibitions, including three ACP highlights: Baldwin Lee's artist talk and reception at MOCA GA on Thursday; Photo Battle on Friday night; and Eye South Photography Symposium in Columbus on Friday & Saturday!

This Week's ACP events:
ACP Georgia FENCE on view in Columbus, Tues.
ACP Lecture Series: Baldwin Lee, reception & lecture at MOCA GA, Thurs., 6pm
My Atlanta Exhibition on view Thurs.-Sat.
Photo Battle at Aviation Community Cultural Center, Friday, 6pm
Eye South: Photography Symposium in Columbus, Fri.-Sat.

This Week's events at #acpfest Participating Venues:
Oct. 11, Tuesday, Tonight!
Iran Beyond Politics opening reception & lecture at Art Institute, at 6/7:30
Douglas Kirkland artist's talk at Creative Circus, 7pm

Oct. 12, Wednesday:
Nathan Dean artist's reception at Restaurant Eugene, noon
Craig Bromley opening reception at Carroll Street Cafe, 5pm

Oct. 13, Thursday:
Corinne Adams & Teen Spirit open studio at Wing & A Prayer, 1pm
Picturing Justice opening reception at Atlanta Legal Aid Society, 5pm
Deborah Llewellyn opening reception at ADAC, 6pm

Oct. 14, Friday
Corinne Adams & Teen Spirit open studio at Wing & A Prayer, 10am
Arts Clayton Annual Competition opening reception, 5pm
Santiago Vanegas artist's talk at Gallery 180, 5pm
SHOTS 16 opening reception at Showcase School, 6pm
ELEVATE opening reception at Gallery 72, 6pm
RPS Open Exhibit opening reception at Roswell Visual Arts Center, 7pm
Atlanta Photography Society Salon on view at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Atlanta

Oct. 15, Saturday: UPDATED
Derived from Nature opening reception at Blue Heron, 10am
Corinne Adams & Teen Spirit open studio at Wing & A Prayer, 10am
Atlanta Artist Center's Photography Salon at Artist Atelier, noon
Mike Shaefer artist's reception at Atlanta Cuban Club, 3pm
Decature Fine Art opening reception at Decatur Fine Art Gallery, 6pm
Women in Focus artist's reception at Digital Arts Studio, 6:30pm
Nine: Art of the Photo opening reception at pb&j gallery, 7pm

Oct. 16, Sunday
Atlanta Photography Salon Juried Show artist's reception at Atlanta Artists Center, 4pm
Thomas Struth: Nature & Politics on view at High Museum of Art

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Eye South Photography Symposium at Columbus State, Friday & Saturday

October 11th, 2016
Columbus is just an hour and a half away on 85, and this Friday and Saturday, Columbus State University is hosting "Eye South", a photography symposium that is also the regional SPE conference. Here's the Festival Guide listing(s) for Friday and Saturday, with much more information and links below.

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"Event: Eye South Photography Symposium and SPE Conference
Location: CSU Department of Art/ Corn Center for the Visual Arts
Address (GPS Only): 921 Front Avenue, Columbus, GA 31901
Date: October 14 – 15
Website: eyesouthphoto.org or art.columbusstate.edu/
Contact: Hannah Israel, Gallery Director
Email: Israel_hannah@columbusstate.edu

Columbus State University Department of Art will host Eye South Photography Symposium and the Society for Photographic Education Conference October 14 -15, 2016 in Columbus, GA. This event will feature artists’ lectures, panels and portfolio reviews at the Corn Center for the Visual Arts and the RiverPark Theatre Complex, CSU RiverPark campus. Exhibitions will also be featured in multiple venues around the downtown area of Columbus and at the Columbus Museum.

Eye South and the SPE conference is a two-day photography symposium (October 14 - 15) writers to CSU to bringing photographers, artists, publishers, curators and explore key themes in contemporary photography including landscapes and portraits of the American South, the narrative image, and the challenges of making visual history.

Featured speakers: Alec Soth, Jeff Rich, Taylor Curry, Mark Dorf, Molly Lamb, Lauren Henkin, David Chickey, Jessica Auer, Carl Martin, Ben Alper, Jessica Ingram, Susan Worsham, Marni Shindelman, Chuck Hemard, Stanley Wolukau- Wanambwa, Joshua Dudley Greer, and Carson Sanders.

Columbus State University Department of Art has partnered with the Do Good Fund, The Society for Photographic Education, The Columbus Museum, Uptown Columbus, CSU Rankin Photography Center, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, MOCA GA, Aint-Bad, SCAD, and the W.C. Bradley Co. Museum to make this event possible."
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This Week With ACP (10/3)

October 2nd, 2016
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This Week With ACP (10/3)

 
A modern master of photography, Duane Michals will be giving an artist's talk at Woodruff Arts Center on Thursday night. It's going to be a special night, and we hope you'll join us.

On Saturday, the ACP Portfolio Walk will be showcasing the work of photographers attending the ACP Portfolio Review. The Portfolio Walk is open to the public from 6-8pm at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center.

We've really been enjoying your instapics & tweets tagged with #acpfest, please keep them coming!

This Week's ACP events:
ACP Lecture Series presents Duane Michals at Woodruff Arts Center, Thurs. 7pm
ACP Portfolio Walk, Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center, 2nd Floor, Sat. 6pm
My Atlanta Exhibition on view at Spencer Sloan Studio, Thurs.-Sat.

This Week's events at #acpfest Participating Venues:
Tuesday, in Columbus:
Photographs from the Collection of Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia and Elsewhere on view at Ilges Gallery
You, Me, Us, and Them: Pictures from the Do Good Fund on view at W. C. Bradley Co. Museum

Wednesday:
Atlanta Photography Salon Juried Show on view at AAC
Ben Helton opening reception at Brickworks, 5:30pm

Thursday:
The Natural World artist's reception at Atlanta Central Library, 5pm
Women in Focus XXIII opening reception at Bill Lowe, 6pm
Photography Exhibit artist's reception at Big Shanty, 6pm
My Mom's House artist's reception at RCAM Building, 7pm

Friday:
Arts Clayton Gallery photography competition exhibition on view
In Focus: Storytelling through the Lens, exhibition at Allatoona Book Festival
Duane Michals / Trine Sondergaard opening reception at Jackson Fine Art, 6pm
#InHonor opening reception at Arnika Dawkins Gallery, 6pm
Révélateur artist's reception at Mason Fine Art, 6pm
ACP at MFA opening reception at Mason Fine Art, 6pm
Continuum opening reception at Dodd Galleries, 6pm
Joshua Rashaad McFadden opening reception at Mason Fine Art, 6pm
Creature of what You are opening reception at Day and Night Studios, 7pm
The Photography of Ilia Varcev artist's reception at Pace Academy, 7pm

Saturday:
The Science and Art Behind Ruination, panel discussion at Spruill Gallery, 1pm
Myrtie Cope, artist's reception at Smyrna Public Library, 2pm
AAC Exhibit artist's reception at Buckhead Library, 3pm
Fall Exhibit - Artist's Choice opening reception at Downtown Gallery, 4pm
Hapeville Gallery Crawl, Hapeville Depot Museum & Gallery, 4pm
The Georgia FENCE on view in Columbus, GA
Artist's Talk & Book Signing at Jackson Fine Art, 11am
Perspective artist's reception at Gobi Photography, 6pm
Ralph Watkins opening reception at The Apex Museum, 6:30pm
Tell Me a Story opening reception at the B Complex, 7pm

Sunday:
AIR Serenbe: Serenbe Home Tour open house at Serenbe, 1pm
A2D Photography Group Show opening reception at Emory, 3pm
Voices & Visions opening reception at Decatur Public Library, 3pm
AIR Serenbe: Aaron Coury Portraits artist's reception at Serenbe, 4:30pm

As always, the online Festival Guide has all of the latest info, and you should download the #acpfest iPhone app if you haven't already! (Thanks to artcloud and Motion Mobs, respectively.)

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This Week With ACP (9/27)

September 27th, 2016
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It's Auction Week here at ACP, and even though the auction is now SOLD OUT, you can bid through Thursday on live auction & Ones2Watch photographs, via Paddle8

Three hundred and fifty-seven kids, teens, adults & seniors participated in My Atlanta Exhibition on Saturday, and you can check-out the winners (as judged by Joeff Davis and Dustin Chambers from Creative Loafing) Thursday through Saturday.

The AJC highlighted 8 ways Atlanta Celebrates Photography on Friday, and it's worth a look.  And we're happily seeing all of your instapics & tweets tagged with #acpfest.  Keep 'em coming!  

This Week's ACP events:
ACP Auction [SOLD OUT] - Bid via Paddle8 through Thurs.
My Atlanta Exhibition, Thurs. through Sat. at Spencer Sloan Studio, 12-4pm. 

This Week's events at #acpfest Participating Venues:
Thursday:
Our Cities, Our Souls on view at Little Tree Art Studios
Considering Mortal. opening reception at Ger Art Gallery, 6pm
Peter Bahouth opening reception at Swan Coach House Gallery, 6pm
The Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink opening reception at Hathaway Contemporary, 6pm
In the Real World opening reception at Hathaway Contemporary, 6pm
Objects of Thought opening reception at Hathaway Contemporary, 6pm

Friday:
APG@ATL: The Airport Show on view at Hartsfield-Jackson
Creative Focus: Juried Exhibit by The Roswell Photographic Society on view at Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce
Keith Taylor opening reception at Anne O Gallery, 5pm
Lucinda Bunnen opening reception at Arnall Golden Gregory, 6pm
Atlanta Friends Meeting Photography Exhibit artist’s reception at Atlanta Friends Meeting, 6pm

Saturday:
Molly McCall online exhibition at mollymccall.com
Logynn B. Ferrall on view at Anne O Gallery
Ben Helton on view at Brickworks Gallery
In Focus: Storytelling through the lens opening reception at Main Street Gallery
20th Annual RPS Open Exhibit art walk at Roswell Visual Arts Center, 8am
Double Vision artist's reception at Chattahoochee Nature Center, 10am
Southern Heritage gallery talk at Lumiere, 11am
Black Love Matters opening reception at Stonecrest Library, 2pm

Sunday:
Virginia Twinam Smith opening reception at Woodlands Garden, 10am
Ones2Watch Brunch & artist's talk at The General Muir, Noon

Monday:
Jeff Rich on view at SCAD
Sue Williamson on view at SCAD

As always, the online Festival Guide has all of the latest info, and you should download the #acpfest iPhone app if you haven't already! (Thanks to artcloud and Motion Mobs, respectively.)


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This Week With ACP (9/20)

September 20th, 2016
FRONTOFGUIDE-My_Atlanta This Saturday marks the installation/drop-off day for My Atlanta Exhibition, our annual, open-to-all exhibition, which has moved this year to Spencer Sloan Studio at TULA on Bennett St. [map]

If you're a seasoned pro, or you've just started making pictures and have a great print to share, bring it by My Atlanta Exhibition from noon to 4, where it will share wallspace with hundreds of photographs during the festival, vying for prizes from the judges at Creative Loafing.

There are divisions for kids, teens, schools, adults & seniors, and each year brings its own surprises. We'll see you there!

This Week's ACP events:
My Atlanta Exhibition at Spencer Sloan Studio, 12-4pm. Saturday is the day to hang your best photo! Participate in an open-to-all push-pin exhibition, judged by Creative Loafing!

This Week's events at #acpfest Participating Venues:
Click Colombia opening reception at Consulate General of Colombia in Atlanta, Thurs., 6pm
What is Seen artist's reception at Perimeter College, Clarkston, Thurs., 6pm
Land Inhabited and Works of Baldwin Lee opening reception at MOCA GA, Thurs., 6:30pm
New Work by Jill Frank opening reception at MOCA GA, Thurs., 6:30pm
Iran Beyond Politics: Natural, Cultural and Anthropogenic Perspectives on Iran on view at Art Institute of Atlanta, starts Thursday
Espiritu opening reception at Treehouse Photo Studio, Friday, 6pm
The Navel of the Moon (El Ombligo de la Luna) on view at Consulate General of Mexico, starts Friday
Museum Day Celebration open house at David J. Sencer CDC Museum, Saturday, 10am
Meet me in My Dreams artist's reception at Chastain Arts Center, Saturday, 1pm
Atlanta Friends Meeting Photography Exhibit on view, starts Monday
Visions of Roswell opening reception at Roswell City Hall, Monday, 6pm

Here are the exhibitions that are currently on view (from last week), so be sure to check them out. The online Festival Guide has all of the latest info, and you should download the #acpfest iPhone app if you haven't already! (Thanks to artcloud and Motion Mobs, respectively.)

We'll see you at My Atlanta Exhibition on Saturday, if not sooner!

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