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Past Event December 13, 2018 / 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Find the perfect gift and fall in love with your new best friend - or puppy!
To celebrate the holidays and another successful year of contemporary arts experiences, we are throwing a big party featuring specialty cocktails by our Mixologist-in-Residence, Keyatta Mincey, some good old fashioned holiday shopping, and puppies for adoption.
We are pleased to have the Atlanta Humane Society joining the fun with puppies as well as adult dogs for you to cuddle, play with, and hopefully take home with you. To learn more about Atlanta Humane Society and to see their current adoptable animals, view their website.
We will have items available in the shop from local Atlanta-based vendors including but not limited to Ashley Anderson, ColorATL, Christina Rimstad, studio artist Jaime Keiter, Maelu Designs, zines by STiLLLiFE, a new selection of books curated by Discrit as well as a new contemporary fragrance by ZAPAH_lab. Discrit’s Chris Fernald and Joey Molina will be on-site to promote their books and each person to buy a book will receive a FREE Discrit bookmark with their purchase.
Arianna Khmelnyuk of ZAPAH_lab will be on-site to share information about her new reformulation of the original Contemporary fragrance. This new iteration of the scent preserves the wondrously green and woody freshness of the original scent while adding notes of silky sandalwood, energizing rhubarb, and juicy birch leaf.
This event is free - RSVP with the link above - and runs in conjunction with a special member appreciation initiative featuring FREE drinks for members. You must be an active member of Atlanta Contemporary to get your free drink tickets at the Welcome Desk. Present your card or give a staff member your name at check-in. Not a member yet? That’s okay - become a member TODAY!
Atlanta Humane Society (AHS) is a 501(c)3 tax exempt nonprofit (IRS Tax ID# 58-0685900) and one of the oldest private charitable organizations in Atlanta, founded in 1873 as a result of an earlier visit to the city by Robert E. Lee. The animal charity was originally chartered to protect women, children, and animals and remained a child protection and animal welfare society for 79 years. AHS, now a widely recognized pet adoption center, vet center, and educational program provider, was originally located on Marietta Street and moved to its present location at 981 Howell Mill Road in the 1930s. The Alpharetta campus at 1565 Mansell Road was opened in 2011. Atlanta Humane Society serves about 30,000 animals each year, and places approximately 9,000 dogs and cats into forever homes. AHS is committed to finding homes for all adoptable pets. We do not euthanize adoptable animals, and there are no time limits for the animals once they are in our care. We only humanely euthanize those animals suffering from significant medical issues or that pose behavior concerns. We are proud to be a part of the solution to ending pet homelessness and overpopulation in the southeastern United States. The mission of the Atlanta Humane Society is to improve animal welfare in the southeastern United States by providing quality animal services including preventative initiatives, education, advocacy and adoption of animals into permanent loving homes.The vision of the Atlanta Humane Society is to be the premier leader and organizational resource for the welfare and protection of companion animals in the southeastern United States.
Discrit (“critical discourse” / “discourse critique”) is an initiative of public knowledge-sharing and discussion. Spanning lectures, seminar-style discussions, critiques, and screenings, Discrit provides the public with programming dedicated to explorations of contemporary art and culture and free, university-quality art education. Discrit is Joey Molina and Chris Fernald.
Keyatta Mincey brings a diverse background of over 20 years in the foodservice industry that melds hotel expertise with fine dining proficiency and the fast pace of dance clubs. After years of walking the runway, and gracing covers, Mincey switched her focus to bartending and found and an amazing bond between herself and the drinks that she was making. “Talking to people is what I love most about bartending, and it’s how I perfect my ideas,” says Mincey. “I love to create, so I take the time to talk to guests, find out how they’re feeling and build a relationship, so I can craft truly signature cocktails.” These days you can find Mincey partnering with some of the county’s most influential spirit brands, to bring her message of creating picture-perfect cocktails to the masses. “For me, it’s not just about the drink,” Mincey explains. “It’s about talking to people, actually listening to what they like, and making them apart of the process when creating their cocktail.”
ZAPAH_lab LLC is a Atlanta based multidisciplinary research and scent label founded in 2015, dedicated to creating unique and not boring scent blends. ZAPAH_lab works site-specific and research-based. We are inspired by pushing future possibilities of scent in media- and communication design, that open up from a better understand ourselves and the environment. Duo ZAPAH_lab LLC it is an anonymous duo of artist and a scientist, kids of the 90’s of the post-Soviet culture. And Zapah (запах - ‘zapakh’) means “smell” in the Slavic languages. We approach the smells consciously and produce trainings of olfactory experience through our art installations, smellscape walks, creative collaborations, conceptual design of air, drinks and food. Each blend is developed with the utmost care.
LocationGallery 1, Gallery 2, Gallery 3, Gallery 4, Gallery 5, Gallery 6, Lobby, Chute Space, Sliver Space, Entry
December 12 / 7:00pm
SAME | SAME with Extremely Michael
A semi-curated absurdist variety show intended for the “old timer” in you to let loose and have some fun before having to be in bed at a reasonable hour.
December 14 / 12:00pm
Curator Tour: Coco Hunday
with Jason Lazarus
Tour the Contemporary On-Site exhibition with Coco Hunday director Jason Lazarus
December 15 / 12:00pm
A free and interactive family-friendly program, Contemporary Kids introduces children to contemporary art and artists through approachable media and hands-on activities.