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 by Amanda Sutton
6:30 Coloring and Intro by ColorATL 
7p Meet the Artists - Max Beeching and Shanequa Gay.

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

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.

Shanequa Gay

Shanequa Gay, an Atlanta native, has drawn praise and critical acclaim for her depictions of southern life and black women. Her current work, The FAIR GAME Project, is art as advocacy which challenges the unyielding violence and injustices committed in America and across the globe against the black body. Gay has exhibited her work at prestigious venues and events including the Chattanooga African American Museum, the Hammonds House Museum, the Hunter Museum of American Art, the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, Emory University, Mason Murer, and the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center. Her work is among public and private collections including actor Samuel L. Jackson and the permanent collection for SCAD Hong Kong. Gay’s work was featured in the 2014 Lions Gate film Addicted, the television series Being Mary Jane, the BET series Zoe and the 2016 OWN series Greenleaf. She was chosen by The Congressional Club to be the illustrator for the 2013 First Lady’s Luncheon hostess gift. First Lady Michelle Obama and more than 1,800 attendees received the gift. She is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and the Art Institute of Atlanta. She was one of 6 artists chosen for WonderRoot’s 2015 Community Supported Arts Program and is currently an Artist-in-Residence at The Goat Farm through The Creatives Project Artist-in-Studio Program (2015-2017).

Max Beeching

Max is a mixed-media, Atlanta-based studio artist attracted to the rough, rugged, and raw side of life. From particle board dumped out by construction sites, to the pavement of the streets, I see raw beauty in these elements of humanity that are often discarded and overlooked. I combine photography, sculpture, and painting in order to fully convey this point. I believe it is my personal task to dissect, examine, and reveal the true beauty of these elements for everyone to see and appreciate. 


Upcoming Events

September 26 / 7:00pm
Special Event

Creative Capital

Grant Information Session

Presented by Creative Capital
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Learn how artists can apply for the Creative Capital Award valued at $100,000, all dedicated to supporting artists complete their innovative project ideas.

September 29 / 12:00pm
Contemporary Kids

Contemporary Kids

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A free and interactive family-friendly program, Contemporary Kids introduces children to contemporary art and artists through approachable media and hands-on activities.

October 3 / 7:00pm
Nexus Award

Nexus Award 2019

Honoring Annette Cone-Skelton and Kevin Cole

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Atlanta Contemporary honors Annette Cone-Skelton and Kevin Cole with the 2019 Nexus Award at a reception on Wednesday, October 3.

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