Join us for a free and interactive adult coloring workshop presented by ColorATL.

Meet select artists from Volume I + Volume II.

SCHEDULE:
6p Doors + Bar with Contemporary Cocktails
6:30 Coloring and Intro by ColorATL
7p Meet the Artists - Yoyo Ferro and Brooke Powell

This event is in conjunction with Contemporary Cocktails. Grab a drink from out Mixologist-In-Residence. Cash/card bar.

This is a FREE event- Skip sign in at the front desk! All you need to do is RSVP with the link above or click here.

Parking is free in the lot at Bankhead & Means streets. You can access the lot via Bankhead Avenue and proceed past the parking attendant booth.

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ColorATL

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.

Yoyo Ferro

Yoyo Ferro was born in Piracicaba in the state of São Paulo, Brazil but now makes his home in Atlanta. His first venture into the arts was through music playing bass in a Brazilian punk rock band (which was a rare “thing” in country Brazil). That sense of nonconformity can be seen in his murals even today. His whimsical abstract art features bright primary colors bounded by a single continuous looping black line. Yoyo Ferro’s public art can be found in murals, and on building façades all over Atlanta.

Brooke Powell

While Brooke Powell is originally from the Deep South of Mobile, Alabama, Atlanta has been her beloved home now for nearly six years. She studied music in Missouri, Art Education in Memphis, and finally graduated with a degree in Studio Art from Brenau University in 2013. Powell’s work is a mixture of vintage dark-whimsy and contemporary illustration, pulling inspiration from printmaking, tattoo flash, and Southern Gothic themes. Her go-to mentality is to paint hard truths and honest thoughts; creating becomes a vehicle for speaking her truth, no matter how uncomfortable. If she’s not feeling vulnerable or exposed by the end of the piece, she’s not doing something right.


Upcoming Events

September 25 – September 26
Contemporary Dance

Dance Canvas Summer Artist Residency: Closing Performances

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Atlanta Contemporary and Dance Canvas are partnering on a new initiative that provides time and space to dance artists in metro Atlanta.

October 8 / 12:30pm
Contemporary Talks

A Conversation Between Sister Cities

Les Abattoirs and Atlanta Contemporary

Presented by Cultural Services of the Embassy of France in the United States
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Atlanta Contemporary and Les Abattoirs partner together for a dynamic conversation between executive directors, Veronica Kessenich and Annabelle Ténèze, and how they steward their respective organizations through these unprecedented times.

October 17 / 12:00pm
Contemporary Talks

Discrit

Presented by Idea Capital
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Join us for Discrit, a free art education initiative spanning lectures, screenings, workshops, and panels designed to foster lively conversation and speculation about contemporary art and culture. This installment of Discrit features Nathan Lee, Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Film and Media at Emory University. Lee will share his lecture “Theory is Cancelled: Donald Trump and the trolling of critique.”

On September 4, 2020, the White House released a memorandum ordering federal agencies to identify and eliminate any spending on “critical race theory.” The professed goal of this directive was to initiate an ideological purge of any suggestion that “the United States is an inherently racist or evil country.” That critical race theory should find itself thus mischaracterized and dragged into the swamp of bareknuckle electioneering is part of the longer story of conservative hostility to academia—and the latest chapter in the peculiar entanglement of the Trump administration with critical theory.

Did postwar philosophy give rise to “fake news” and “alternative facts”? Why has it been suggested that a theoretical questioning of truth, language, reality, and power is equivalent to the rantings of a reality TV president? Is Trump the walking, tweeting embodiment of postmodernism? This talk examines the way recent commentators have posed such questions and speculates on what theory can – and cannot – tell us about the Trumpist derangement of truth.

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