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Weekend Arts Agenda: The low down on what's going down. October 23 2009



Here's the weekly rundown of the fiercest arts events happening around town this weekend.

TONIGHT (Friday)

Tweet Design presents their Second Annual "Day of the Dead" art show at Eyedrum. The show features over 80 mini-coffins decorated by artists from all over the country. See this cool tribute to the departed and join them from 8pm-12 am for their opening night fiesta. Get ready for some mean sangria, tasty taquitos and tunes from Uncle Daddy and the Kissin' Cousins. Free. 8 p.m. Eyedrum. 404-522-0655. www.eyedrum.org.

SATURDAY

Howardena Pindell stops by the Sandler Hudson Gallery to discuss her latest exhibition, "Autobiography: Strips, dots, and video drawings". The show includes work from Pindell's 25-year career.  Most known for her use of varied techniques and mixed-media works, her work also explores a multitude of socio-political issues such as racism and feminism. Free. 2 p.m. Sandler Hudson Gallery. 404-817-3777. www.sandlerhudson.com.

Ever wonder how your favorite old-school Saturday morning cartoons came to life?  Through ASIFA-Atlanta's "Animation Draw" you can get a little insight. This workshop presented by WonderRoot Community Arts Center explores the core principles of traditional hand-drawn animation. By the end of this five hour workshop you'll have learned how cartoons are made and have  several short animations of your own to brag about. Free. 2 p.m. WonderRoot Community Arts Center. 404-254-5955. www.wornderroot.org.

For the first time ever Brotherman Comics is showcasing their unique brand of comic book art in exhibition format.  “Drawing from the Soul: The Official Brotherman Comics Art Experience” opens Saturday night and gives fans an inside look into the Brotherman World.  See how the creators go from concept to development to finished product and craft an original philosophy and an edgy visual experience along the way. Free. 7 p.m. Studio Clout. 404-688-2787. www.studioclout.com.

SUNDAY

The Marcus JCC of Atlanta invites you to "Lunch and Learn with Lorraine Peltz." The latest exhibition of the Artist's work–"Excellent Hostess: Paintings and Works on Paper"– is an homage to her mother's survival of the Holocaust.  The series of paintings contrasts the exterior world with an interior space of comfort and memory. Go for the talk. Stay for the lunch. Free. 11:30 a.m. Dunwoody, The Marcus JCC of Atlanta. 678-812-4000. www.atlantajcc.org.

The Contemporary developed a day of sculpture and photography activities for the family inspired by Corin Hewitt's "Seed Stage".  "Seed Stage"–presented at the Whitney in NYC–investigated the processes of harvesting, consuming, building, documenting, and recycling.  For months the artist worked in an exhibition space/science lab/kitchen/art studio as an audience watched.  After an educational day of family fun make sure you check out Hewitt's photographs of his experimental New York exhibition. Free. 1-4 p.m. The Contemporary. 404-688-1970. www.thecontemporary.org.

The High Museum teams up with Mattress Factory Studios for a Membership Drive Kick-off Party. Visitors will have the opportunity to meet emerging and established artists, tour their studios, and learn more about the High's Art Partners program.Original works will be raffled off throughout the evening . Take a look at some of the featured artists works beforehand on the Mattress Factory Studios website. Free (reservations necessary RSVP @ high.org/mattressfactory). 4 p.m. Grant Park. www.high.org. 404-733-4444.

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