Past Event April 16, 2020 – April 30, 2020
ColorATL + Meet the Artists
A Virtual Adult Coloring Night
Presented by ColorATL
Join us for virtually for a community coloring event with ColorATL!
Atlanta Contemporary and ColorATL will be streaming a community coloring event - print off an amazing ColorATL coloring page, and enjoy a Q&A between ColorATL and participating artists. We’re going back to basics and relaxing with these coloring pages drawn by local Atlanta artists.
Click here to watch the entire event on YouTube.
For every coloring book purchased, ColorATL donates a another to a person in the Atlanta community facing hardship. Right now, in response to the COVID-19 outbreak they are focusing on donations to medical facilities like Wellstar, Grady, and the Atlanta Medical Center.
ColorATL, Atlanta’s adult coloring book, combines the power of creative activity with the thriving art culture of Atlanta to benefit those in difficult circumstances. Not only does ColorATL offer a deeper, more interactive look into Atlanta’s artists, but they believe creative activity has the ability to decrease stress, anxiety, and despair - and cultivate peace, joy, and hope. ColorATL strives to unify our city through creativity by workshops, events, and through our 1:1 model - for every book sold, one is given to a person facing hardship at local partnering organizations. William Massey, Amber Guinn, and Connor Dwyer began organizing this project in Spring of 2016 and released ColorATL Volume 1 in October.
Angela Davis Johnson, informed by the wisdom of the matriarchs in her family, creates paintings, sculptures, installations, and ritual performances to examine and archive the technologies of black folks. Merging art into a contemplative practice she embodies Live Dreaming - a process of deep listening, imagining, constructing, and recording personal + community ancestry. She generates experiential spaces to bring personal and communal healing around poverty, displacement, and state sanctioned violence. Co -creator of the Hollerin Space, an ongoing experimental healing installation, Davis Johnson has performed in several states in the regional south. Her works can be seen in galleries, museums, and private collections throughout the United States. When she is not traveling, the mother of two, lives and holds space in Atlanta, GA.
Julio Ceballos was born in Bogotá, Colombia and moved to Atlanta at the age of 9. He began drawing when he was 3 and has nurtured that passion for creating into adulthood. He earned his Bachelor’s of Fine Arts in 2013 from Georgia State University. Julio’s work ranges from realism to abstract, surreal to conceptual, two and three-dimensional and installation work. Julio is based out of Atlanta GA. He has done work for several Atlanta organizations including the Georgia Building Authority, The Georgia Department of Veteran Affairs and The Atlanta Beltline. While primarily trained in traditional painting and studio art, Julio’s most recent work is focused on public spaces, employing a mixture of installation, sculpture and interactive art to engage and challenge a more diverse audience. His overall body of work is informed by science, technology and society. He uses these themes to create work that comments on contemporary social trends and how we interact and shape our environment.
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