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Past Event June 21, 2018 / 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Thirsty Thursday + Young Professionals Happy Hour
Presented by Association of Fundraising Professionals
Join us as we welcome the AFP’s Young Professionals for Thirsty Thursday. Enjoy music by DJ Mike Stasny and cocktails by our Mixologist-in-Residence.
Thirsty Thursday +AFP Happy Hour is a networking opportunity for anyone interested in contemporary art and our weekly program, Contemporary Cocktails. Admission is free. Cash/card bar.
Parking is free in the Carriage Works lot at Bankhead & Means streets. You can access the lot via Bankhead Avenue and proceed past the parking attendant booth.
Mike Stasny is an installation artist, performance artist, and sculptor from the midwest currently working out of Atlanta. He primarily works with raw building materials and broken furniture converting them into “creatures” inspired by natural history museums, sci-fi, and his grandfather - an eccentric taxidermist whom let Mike play in his basement with numerous dead things. His most notorious work to date is “what what in the butt” - a youtube viral video that conflates homosexuality, blackness, and religion into an absurd / escapist cartoon like universe. On occasion, he provides “MUSIC YOU NEED” for art related events.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) is the professional association of individuals responsible for generating philanthropic support for a wide variety of nonprofit, charitable organizations. Founded in 1960, AFP (formerly the National Society of Fund Raising Executives) advances philanthropy through its nearly 30,000 members in more than 200 chapters throughout the world. AFP Young Professional Membership is open to individuals (age 30 and under) who are looking to network, develop their skills, and gain a career advantage that helps one stand apart.
August 1 / 6:00pm
Dance Canvas Summer Artist Residency
The Summer Dance Residency choreographers present their in-progress works
September 18 – September 20
Fall Exhibition Openings
Celebrate the openings of the new exhibition.