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Weekend Arts Agenda: New Mavericks Film Series and 'Living Case' August 20 2015


? If you didn't stop by last weekend, head over to the Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery to check out, Living Case, an exhibition curated by Orion Crook. A practicing psychotherapist, Crook's vision for the exhibition was to honor living art forms and transform the gallery into a greenhouse-like science lab. Artists include Morgan Lugo, JD Koth, Pandra Williams, Shana Robbins, Karen Tauches, Rose M Barron, naked headless, Stephanie Pharr, Derek Dondeville, and many more. The exhibition runs through Sep. 5.
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? FRIDAY
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?Grab the popcorn and head over to Synchronicity Theatre on Fri, Aug. 21, as the Atlanta Film Festival presents the New Mavericks Film Series. The film series is based around short films produced by cinema's earliest female pioneers that were left out of film history books. The event is open to the public and it includes opening and closing night films, an animation workshop and a block of local short films, all directed by women. While the Sat., Aug. 22, film, The Herstory of the Female Filmmaker, is free, the other films and workshops in the two-day event cost between $5-10 to attend. The opening film starts at 8 p.m. with a happy hour reception starting at 7 p.m. at the theatre. You can buy tickets in advance and see the film schedule here.
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? SATURDAY

? The Zuckerman Museum of Art is premiering five (you heard us right! FIVE) exhibitions this Sat., Aug. 22. First, Forget Me Not, a female artist group exhibition that "focuses on conceptual practices that mirror the process of memory through forgetting—blurring, gaps, irregularities in a normally regular format, bit rot, decay, hidden value, erasure." The exhibition will also include an oral history into past art events and local organizations in the 1970s that were run or organized by women and are still an essential part of the Atlanta's arts community.
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? Secondly, En Route program artist Fahamu Pecou curates a group exhibition titled Rites. The exhibition features works from Alexis Peskine, Cosmo Whyte, Jon Goode, Robert Hodge, and explores the rites of passage of becoming a black man as well as challenge concepts of ideal manhood. 
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? The other new exhibitions include Introductions, in KSU's Joe Mack Wilson Building, and Anamnēsis & Maria Artemis selects Ruth Zuckerman in the Mortin Galleries 1-2 and Zuckerman Pavilion respectively. All five exhibitions are connected under the exploration of the term "legacy," the passing down of information and knowledge through generations.
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? Visit the gallery during its opening reception this Sat., Aug. 22 from 6 - 8 p.m. If you don't catch them this Saturday, don't worry, most exhibitions run until December 2015.
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? LAST CHANCE / ONGOING
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? >> The Bill Lowe Gallery's 26th anniversary celebration continues with the exhibition, Ancestors: Origin & Return. The show includes several principal sculptural forms from Africa and Oceania, along with select contemporary paintings. Some of the pieces date back to the 15th Century. The gallery is open all day until 5:30 p.m. this weekend.
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>> On Sat., Aug 22, stop by the Big House on Ponce for the closing reception of Danielle Brutto & Charlie Key's exhibition in the Rabbit/Cicatrix galleries. Brutto and Key explore mixed media and bright colors in their works. With a music performance by Din & Sick Fox, the party goes on until 10 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. with light refreshments and the band starts at 9 p.m.
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? >> Visible: A Parallel Georgia Project is up until Sep. 25. Featuring the work of Parallel Georgia Project's two August grant recipients, Greg Painter and Legendary Grant Mullins, the exhibition is displayed at the WonderRoot Gallery. The works displayed explore the stylistic spectrum of self-taught art by both artists.



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