We want to stay connected and creative with our community during these unprecedented times. 

Our first opportunity we are sharing is our Virtual Pop-Up. For the next few weeks, arts instructor Elisabeth Herrera is sharing virtual activities to keep you inspired. Follow along with each activity and share your creations with us on Instagram (@atlantacontemporary) with the hashtag #ACMAKES

We look forward to seeing everyone’s creations and continuing the excellent conversations we usually have in person in a digital space.

Exploring International Contemporary Artists: Aida Muluneh

Aida Muluneh has a degree in film from Howard University and has worked as a photojournalist for the Washington Post, in addition to her many international exhibitions and photography awards. She is one of the leading experts on photography from Africa and is the founder and director of the Addis Foto Fest (AFF), as well as, an arts advocate through her work with DESTA (Developing and Educating Society Through Art). She lives and works in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Learn more about her and her work by visiting her website: www.aidamuluneh.com

This week we will be exploring her photo collection: The Wolf You Feed

    The Wolf You Feed

    “The Wolf You Feed collection is a reflection on the personal and outer battles that people face. The battle between good and evil, between the path we choose and the one that is chosen for us. In our busy day of living this life, we often forget that the most basic elements of our lives are based on the choices that we make and how these choices have an impact on our families, communities and society.” – Aida Muluneh

          “Many of the themes in this body of work relate to human nature and interaction. The problems of this world are a manifestation of the deterioration of our societies and the obsession of our own mortality. Some of us believe in God, some of us believe in spirituality, some in money and others in fame and so forth. Does anyone dream of a better world or have we grown comfortable in accepting the nightmare as a reality? We have become like by standards of an accident, watching with passivity for our own self-satisfaction, yet in the distance the world burns. Which is the wolf you are feeding?’ – Aida Muluneh

              From Addis Ababa to Atlanta, the themes of Aida’s work are extremely relevant in our shared global society.

              This week as you participate in your artist practice we challenge you to consider choices that you make and choices that are made for you and how those choices effect your art making and daily living.

              If you choose to explore artmaking in the style of Aida Muluneh consider using mixed media, such as photography, painting and drawing.

              Interested in working with repeating patterns? Check out our Zentangle pop-up for some tips and points of reference on our website atlantacontemporary.org

                      Share your work!

                      We love seeing how you use our prompts in your artist practice. Share your work with us on social media using the tag: #ACMakes

                      All information and photos in this week’s pop up were taken directly from Aida Muluneh’s website: www.aidamuluneh.com

                        Bio

                        Elisabeth Herrera-Very

                        Elisabeth Herrera-Very is an art educator working in Atlanta. After nearly a decade as a public school visual arts teacher she shifted her focus to community engagement and museum education. As a teaching artist she develops programming that provides inclusive, thoughtful, and relevant art experiences for all participants. Her programming at Atlanta Contemporary encourages patrons of all ages to explore their own creative process through contemporary art making practices and thematic instruction.

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                        Upcoming Events

                        July 7 – July 28
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                        Contemporary Classroom

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                        Contemporary Classroom is a program that teaches children about various artistic mediums in accordance with national Fine Arts standards.

                        July 7 – July 28
                        Virtual

                        Contemporary Classroom

                        Andrea Arreguin

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                        Contemporary Classroom is a program that teaches children about various artistic mediums in accordance with national Fine Arts standards.

                        July 13 / 12:00pm
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                        Meditation Monday

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                        Atlanta Contemporary hosts a session of mindfulness-based activities to inspire awareness, creativity, and healing for everyone.

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