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April 27, 2017 / 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Doors open: 6:00pm
Contemporary Kids (At Heart)
Presented by ColorATL
Join us for a free and interactive adult coloring workshop presented by ColorATL and featuring local artists Geinene Carson, Angela Davis Johnson, and Headless Sage—the collaborative artwork of The Glad Scientist and plural_.
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.
Geinene Carson is a mixed media artist based in Atlanta, Georgia. Art not only gives Carson joy, but keeps her centered, creating white space needed within the chaos of life to listen, explore, and discover. Expressionistic in nature, her artwork embodies a personal intersection of art, faith, and life. Carson is intrigued with the beautiful complexity of our minds and the transformative power of neurogenisis, proving there is hope for the places in our minds yet untapped or in need of restoration.
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.
The Glad Scientist is the pseudonym of FutureArt Technologist Daniel Eric Carlos Hector Alberto Sabio. Holding a BS in Computational Media from Georgia Tech, Sabio uses bleeding edge technologies in combination with unique interaction design to create immersive artifacts for his participants. His work has been invited to festivals and conferences worldwide, from ISEA (International Symposium of Electronic Art) to FILE (Electronic Language International Festival) and beyond.
plural_ is the alias of audiovisual installation artist Avery Wright. An Atlanta native, he found his way back to the city after attaining his BFA from Columbus State University in 2013. He has built his career through diverse collaborations with various artists; from painters and sculptors to musicians. His work strives to draw out a range of emotions, thoughts, and uncertainties through the use of projecting under/overwhelming imagery accompanied by sound.
April 26 / 6:30pm
Home Is Where the Art Is
Presented by Avery Kastin
You are invited to go behind-the-scenes and see some of Atlanta’s best contemporary art collections.
May 7 / 10:30am
a yoga series
A yoga series presented by Maggie Benoit and collaborating audio and visual artists.
May 11 / 6:30pm
Join us for another Paddle Royale table tennis tournament.