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Past Event March 16, 2018 / 11:00am – 2:00pm
Today Maybe Forever
Today Maybe Forever is a conversation experience hosted and produced by Floyd Hall, featuring compelling ideas and extraordinary people, and highlighting the importance of context and cultural memory in the arts, sciences, design and pop culture.
On tap for this week:
- Alex Acosta, Executive Director of Soul Food Cypher
- Shannon Evans of Studio No. 7.
- T. Lang of T. Lang Dance.
Floyd Hall is a cultural producer, storyteller, writer and documentarian from Atlanta, Georgia. His professional work often relates to the intersection of media and technology as platforms to bring cultures together and make the world a more fulfilling place. As an artist he is interested in the process of how we come to define and design ourselves, and is passionate about how history, culture and art blend together to construct narratives of place. Learn more about his work here: floydcreates.com
Alexander Acosta is a Community Leader, Arts Advocate, and the Executive Director of Soul Food Cypher. In 2011, he had a vision of creating the cypher while mentoring at-risk teenagers at the Whitefoord Intel computer clubhouse in in Atlanta, Georgia. Originally, he aimed to teachstudents media production at the clubhouse, but quickly found he could reach them directly through their shared passion of hip-hop. Experiencing their brilliance and spontaneous ingenuity, he became a believer in their ability improve themselves and their communities through their words. From this Soul Food Cypher was born in 2012. Since then, he has lead Soul Food Cypher from the basement of Wonderroot community arts center to stages at Atlanta’s High Museum of Art, A3C Music Festival, and Coca-Cola Headquarters and to classrooms on Emory University and Georgia State University’s campuses.
Hey there! My name is Shannon and I’m an event curator. I started working in events over 10 years ago as part of my communications roles at the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance and the World Bank in Washington, DC. A series of adventures led me to open a restaurant, bar and art gallery in Atlanta called Studio No. 7. I quickly learned that I hated running a restaurant, but I loved food and beverage and more importantly, I loved crafting experiences focused on both. At my core, I’m a storyteller and I believe that telling a good story is at the heart of curating a good experience. In 2016, Studio No. 7 became a full time event space. I’m now able to use my years of writing, crafting cocktails, photography, travel and general curiosity to help me tell stories around food and beverage. In addition to the space, I run a street food and cocktails dinner party series called Midnight Barbecue. I also curate experiences for clients such as Blackwell Rum, Martell Cognac and Heineken USA.
T. Lang Dance creates a poetic expression of movement, illustrating deep, rousing investigations regarding identity and historical narratives. Through the vehicle of modern dance, Lang’s work communicates perspectives with depth and style that capture the viewer with evocative physicality, emotional range and technical feats.
May 1 / 6:00pm
Young Professionals Happy Hour
at Whitespace Gallery
Join other Young Professional members of Atlanta Contemporary for a special happy hour at Whitespace Gallery in Inman Park.
May 1 / 6:30pm
Fashion in Bloom
Presented by Dream Warriors Foundation
Dream Warriors Foundation presents Fashion In Bloom, a celebration of creative expression, bringing together local designers/makers who are moving the art of slow fashion forward with the local dance community in a unique fashion show experience.
May 9 / 7:00pm
Join Us for our Spring Exhibition Openings with solo shows by William J. O’Brien and Erin Jane Nelson. New Project Space exhibitions will open concurrently. Check our website for details!