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Poets, Artists & Madmen

As an entertainment writer, I’ve definitely had my share of doubts. I think to myself, “should I be covering politics, something the typical reader might consider more newsworthy?” But it is in this dark time of political discourse that covering the arts is more vital than ever. It is individualized thoughts and emotions that art provokes that keep viewers curious and grounded. It isn’t so much what is actually on the canvas, but the chance to start dialogue. This issue’s Poets, Artists, and Madmen are doing their thing to bring life to whitespace and ignite a conversational fire, and it is our hope that they will continue to set the tone for creative awareness through art made for the people, by the people.

— Lauren Leathers, Events Editor



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Best Street Character BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Brenda Carlyle

Best Street Character BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
(tie): ATL TVHead / Baton Bob

Best Stripper Other Than Blondie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Brittany Flaherty

Best Stripper Other Than Blondie BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Amnesia

Best Tattoo Artist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Maya Bailey

Best Tattoo Artist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Charles Chatov

Best Theater Company BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Actor's Express
For 30 years, Actor's Express has been taking risks and breaking boundaries. They've always aimed high artistically and (almost) always meet or exceed audience expectations. Artistic director Freddie Ashley chooses challenging comedies, musicals, and dramas, and the directors he hires pull brave, gutsymore...
For 30 years, Actor's Express has been taking risks and breaking boundaries. They've always aimed high artistically and (almost) always meet or exceed audience expectations. Artistic director Freddie Ashley chooses challenging comedies, musicals, and dramas, and the directors he hires pull brave, gutsy performances from some of the best actors around. less...

Best Visual Artist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Greg Mike
Greg Mike has left a lasting impression on art in the city and has killed it this year between consistently painting huge murals, putting together and founding Outerspace Project, building up ABV Agency and Gallery, and locking himself in a room for two weeks this past July with nothing but black ink,more...

Greg Mike has left a lasting impression on art in the city and has killed it this year between consistently painting huge murals, putting together and founding Outerspace Project, building up ABV Agency and Gallery, and locking himself in a room for two weeks this past July with nothing but black ink, brushes, and the bare necessities to fill eight walls at Restaurant Holmes. To keep the party going, he has more than 20 new works in progress. Mad props.

Courtesy of Greg Mike Art

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Best Visual Artist BOA Award Winner

Year » 2018
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Fahamu Pecou

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