We often receive notices about events & exhibitions that are not officially part of the Festival, and here are a few of those!
© David Foster
David Foster – an award-winning local nature photographer, and ACP Festival regular – has a new solo exhibit, entitled “Joy”, currently at the Clarkston Community Center [3701 College Ave., Clarkston]. The exhibit includes a number of new images along with an array of viewer favorites. You are cordially invited to the Meet the Artist reception next Wednesday, September 17th, from 5:00 to 7:00pm. The exhibit continues at the Clarkston Community Center until October 28th.
Local photographer Judy Kuniansky has photographs in this show at Georgia Perimeter College, which opens tonight (Thursday!) in Clarkston:
Layers – a curated exhibit of works by members of Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia: August 11 — September 26, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 6:00-8:00 PM
in the 4th Floor Jim Cherry Learning Resources Center Gallery
Library Building – Building L — Clarkston Campus
Georgia Perimeter College
555 North Indian Creek Drive
Clarkston, GA 30021
And photographer Mary Anne Mitchell is participating in a group show that opens on Friday night at Cherrylion Gallery.
Check out Oxford American for a preview of Slow Exposures from Chris Curry!
“This year, Alexa Dillworth from the Center for Documentary Photography at Duke and Aline Smithson from L.A. chose seventy images that will hang in the 1895 R.F. Strickland Building in Concord. The wood floor creaks and dust motes from one hundred years of groceries, dry goods, cotton filter through the late afternoon sun. This setting provides a unique context for the work—standing in front of an image, the visitor hears the cadences of an elderly man reminiscing about picking cotton. People resonate with images of food, red clay, and dogs. The changing relationship with the land echoes in pictures of scalded subdivision tracts, abandoned farms, and small town industry. The profits from the show go to help preserve historic buildings in the county—this year’s beneficiary is the 1870 Whiskey Bonding Barn that is, like all the venues, on the National Register of Historic Places.”
“Botanical Dwellings will display silkscreened imagery of native and rare flora on two canopy-like installations as part of Art on the Atlanta Beltline. The silkscreened fabric panels will be created from original cyanotype photographs and will be cut into linear strips and fixed to a grid on a steel armature. Each blue and white panel will flow with the wind and mimic the movement of tall grasses that surround our installation site on the Beltline.
The installation will serve as place for visitors to retreat and enjoy the organic forms. Botanical Dwellings seeks to educate visitors of Atlanta Beltline on the importance preservation and conservation by showcasing the area’s native and rare flora via the arts.
Art on the Atlanta Beltline has awarded us $2,500. We are asking for your help to fund the remaining $2,200 in order for us to complete this project. To learn more about Art on the Atlanta Beltline please visit http://art.beltline.org/“
“Presentism is a philosophy of time that states nothing in the past or future exists. The only reality is the present moment, which is redefined. A moment is no longer like the blade of a knife, gone the instant it is felt. Rather, it is an extended duration of conscious experience. Reality is also redefined. The world is no longer characterized as a set of historic and anticipated facts, as in “once and for all.” The presentist defines reality as a world that relies on constant survey. And when events happen in multiple places simultaneously, they are part of the same reality.” — From the curator, Ruth Dusseault.
Friday, August 15th at 8:00 pm
814 Edgewood Avenue | Atlanta, GA 30307
There’s a reception for Nafisa Valita Sheriff’s show this Saturday, August 9th, 2:30-4:30pm.
We see a lot of announcement flyers for photo-projects & exhibitions here at the office, but I think it’s fair to say we’ve never seen anything like this: Real Hens of Atlanta, opening at Showcase School of Photography on August 8th.
And yes, in case you’re wondering, the hens will be attending their own opening.
Photographs from Joeff Davis (top image), John Glenn, Tim Redman (above), Renee Brock, David Tulis, Rachel Parrish, Ramon Taylor, Stephen Morton, Lesley Ann Price, Lindsey Lingenfelter & Chris Hunt exploring poverty in Georgia will be on display at Colony Square for the month of August. There will be an opening reception on Tuesday, August 5 at 5:00-7:30 p.m.
“Some 1.8 million Georgians currently live below the federal poverty level. Despite these large numbers, too often the plight of the most unfortunate among us is hidden or simply ignored.
That’s why St. Vincent de Paul Georgia has launched “Profiles in Poverty,” a photography exhibit that chronicles the plight of Georgia’s most vulnerable populations. The Kickstarter-funded exhibit features photos from the state’s most talented photojournalists, including John Glenn, David Tulis, Joeff Davis, Stephen Morton, Chris Hunt, Tim Redman and more.
The exhibit depicts the issues affecting the poor, including homelessness, hunger, healthcare accessibility, homebound seniors and unemployment. Despite the seriousness of the subject matter, the exhibit captures the indomitable spirit of many in tough situations, their moments of hope in the midst of despair.
The gallery will be on display at Colony Square for the month of August. We invite you to the opening reception event on Tuesday, August 5 at 5:00-7:30 p.m.”