Join us in welcoming artist Makiko Maekawa for another family friendly Contemporary Kids program. Makiko will be teaching kids how they can use a variety of objects, paint, and paper to create contemporary works of art.

Joining Makiko is artist Timothy Curtis, whose artwork is currently on view in Inkblots and Feelings Charts. Timothy’s art underscores the pervasive influence of emotions and
feelings that guide us through our days and shape our interactions. Timothy will guide the group in making their own inkblots and feelings charts.

This is a drop-in event. Doors open at 12pm and visitors may begin the project any time until 2pm. Most visitors complete their artwork in 30-45 minutes and are invited to view the exhibitions before they leave. Contemporary Kids is open to all ages. Register online here. 

Parking is free in the lot at Bankhead & Means Street (Google Maps Location). You can access the lot via Bankhead Avenue and proceed past the parking attendant booth.


Makiko Maekawa

Makiko believes kids have magical power in creativity and imagination. She is originally from Japan and studied photography in Baltimore, MD. As a child she learned that art is universal language that allows kids express their power. She currently lives in Atlanta and creates art in mixed media including photographic images.

Timothy Curtis
  • Timothy Curtis [b. 1982] is a self-taught artist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania who works in New York City.

Since establishing a focused studio practice in 2015, Curtis had his first solo exhibition in November 2017 at Kaikai Kiki’s Hidari Zingaro gallery in Tokyo, Japan, curated by Takashi Murakami. His work was debuted publicly in the U.S. at the Brooklyn Museum as part of the group exhibition Coney Island Is Still Dreamland (To a Seagull) by the artist Stephen Powers (November 2015-2016).

Curtis had his first solo show in New York City with Albertz Benda Gallery and was featured in the group exhibition The Pencil is a Key: Drawings by Incarcerated Artists, The Drawing Center, New York City in 2019.

Recent shows include Negotiating Grids, at The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA), Philadelphia, Pa. 2022. Self Watering Flowers, at Almine Rech Paris, France 2023 and also included in The Echo of Picasso at Museo Picasso Málaga 2023-24 as well as the New York City Exhibition The Echo of Picasso, Almine Rech, New York City 2023.

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