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2011 Index of Winners


Best restaurant trend BOA Award Winner

Farm to table

Best tapas BOA Award Winner

Pura Vida


Best crowning moment for a hometown art hero BOA Award Winner

Memory as Medicine

Best emerging visual artist BOA Award Winner

Gyun Hur
Is it a coincidence that artist Gyun Hur's trademark technicolor lines of chopped cemetery flowers convey the urgency of a launch pad? Perhaps not. Ever since her solo show at Get This! Gallery in early 2010, Hur's been moving at warp speed: Last year she initiated (and was awarded a grant for) the "Staymore...
Is it a coincidence that artist Gyun Hur's trademark technicolor lines of chopped cemetery flowers convey the urgency of a launch pad? Perhaps not. Ever since her solo show at Get This! Gallery in early 2010, Hur's been moving at warp speed: Last year she initiated (and was awarded a grant for) the "Stay Here in Atlanta" project, a series of studio visits and conversations with local artists to encourage them to, well, stay in Atlanta. In December, the 27-year-old Hur was awarded the inaugural and unprecedented Hudgens Prize, a $50,000 cash purse for a Georgia artist courtesy Duluth's Hudgens Center for the Arts. She was featured in MOCA GA's annual Movers and Shakers exhibition in early 2011, and last March, undertook a massive installation of her work at Lenox Square mall. Situated between Macy's and Sephora, Spring Hiatus blanketed a section of the mall's busy thoroughfare in razor-straight lines of saturated color, including psychedelic red, purple, blue, green and yellow. Hur paused throughout the painstaking installation to chat with shoppers and visitors and explain the ritual inspired by her mother's Korean wedding blanket. Hur's moving up fast, and leaving something beautiful in her wake. gyunhur.com. less...

Best reason to read between the lines BOA Award Winner

"10 Stories High"
What do Horace Burgess, the Biltmore House, Southern women and a $10 bill have in common? Beats the hell out of us. But if you can answer that question, you'll be a lot closer to solving the "10 Stories High" mystery than we are. In April, a series of numbered envelopes declaring "Follow Your Narrativemore...
What do Horace Burgess, the Biltmore House, Southern women and a $10 bill have in common? Beats the hell out of us. But if you can answer that question, you'll be a lot closer to solving the "10 Stories High" mystery than we are. In April, a series of numbered envelopes declaring "Follow Your Narrative Urge!" and holding a variety of enigmatic, seemingly random clues began popping up around Atlanta. They were found dangling from trees, nestled between volumes in local bookstores and in the mail piles of local reporters. The public and local media instantly became captivated with the peculiar art project and committed en masse to solving the mystery. One ambitious code-cracker even created a wiki-style page to catalogue all of the clues. Two of us here at CL set out to solve the case, and ended up on a wild goose chase that took us all over the city. Which got us thinking, was the "10 Stories High" project about the proverbial journey and not the destination? When we wondered as much aloud in a blog post, the man/woman behind the curtain spoke up, commenting that, yes, such a notion was "at the heart of" the project. But, 'My story needs an ending," the mysterious wordsmith conceded. "10 Stories High" is spreading westward across the nation, with a new wave of envelopes recently arriving in Chicago, Minneapolis and Denver, among other cities. So, how does this frustrating, thrilling, engrossing, obsession-inducing story end? Maybe it does, maybe it doesn't. less...

Local poet BOA Award Winner

Kodac Harrison

Museum BOA Award Winner

High Museum of Art

Opening BOA Award Winner

Gone With the Twins, Paper Twins

Play BOA Award Winner

Advenue Q

Best breakfast BOA Award Winner

Flying Biscuit Cafe - Roswell
And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best breakfast BOA Award Winner

Flying Biscuit Cafe - Candler Park
And multiple metro Atlanta locations.

Best cover band BOA Award Winner

Yacht Rock Review

Best gay-themed night BOA Award Winner

The ManShaft

Best local blues act BOA Award Winner

Joe McGuinness

Best rock club BOA Award Winner

The Earl

Best sex club BOA Award Winner

Trapeze

Best DJ to lose your cool to BOA Award Winner

Martina McFlyy

Best event space-turned-dubstep destination BOA Award Winner

King Plow Arts Center
When it's not reserved for wedding receptions or other traditional events, West Midtown's King Plow Arts Center hosts monthly Haute Mess dubstep parties and world-renowned electro acts such as Mount Kimbie. Sizable enough to accommodate impressive laser shows and large dance crowds, King Plow even hasmore...
When it's not reserved for wedding receptions or other traditional events, West Midtown's King Plow Arts Center hosts monthly Haute Mess dubstep parties and world-renowned electro acts such as Mount Kimbie. Sizable enough to accommodate impressive laser shows and large dance crowds, King Plow even has an overflow space perfect for those who need to put the flashing lights on pause. 887 W. Marietta St. 404-885-9933. kingplow.com. less...

Best karaoke for closet freaks BOA Award Winner

Karaoke Melody

Best local producer BOA Award Winner

Ben Allen

BEST MTV-approved arena rock BOA Award Winner

Manchester Orchestra
On the heels of releasing Simple Math, Manchester Orchestra nabbed two MTV VMA noms this year and booked its first international headlining tour. But none of that compares to the band selling out its first Tabernacle show last May. Welcome home, boys; you've finally arrived. themanchesterorchestra.com.more...
On the heels of releasing Simple Math, Manchester Orchestra nabbed two MTV VMA noms this year and booked its first international headlining tour. But none of that compares to the band selling out its first Tabernacle show last May. Welcome home, boys; you've finally arrived. themanchesterorchestra.com. less...

Best elementary school BOA Award Winner

Mary Lin Elementary School
586 Candler Park Drive, 404-802-3200, www.marylinelementary.com

Best new (born) thing in Atlanta BOA Award Winner

Zoo babies

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