Weekend Arts Agenda: Art Party and 'Colleagues' August 27 2015
? If you haven't yet, grab your tickets the Atlanta Contemporary's annual Art Party fundraiser. The block party is taking over Means Street this Sat., Aug. 29 from 7 p.m. to midnight. Three new solo exhibitions from John Riepenhoff, Marlon Mullen, and Aleksandra Domanovic will be displayed inside the museum during the party. The event offers not only art, but great food and cocktails from delicious restaurants around town, and a roller-skate rink hosted by Atlanta Rollergirls. So, be ready to learn some skating moves. Late night performances by Narcy and DJ/Producer Sandhill will have you testing your dance shoes. All proceeds from the Art Party fundraiser go to the Atlanta Contemporary's exhibitions, public programs, and Studio Artist program. Plus, if nothing else, celebrate the Atlanta Contemporary's upcoming free admission starting Sep. 1.
?Heather Greenway and Stacie Rose will be giving an artist talk at the Swan Coach House Gallery on Thurs., Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. It's a perfect chance to hear the artists discuss their new abstract work on the Abstraction x 2 exhibition. The dual exhibition explores two different approaches to abstract painting — Greenway's intuitive take and Rose's organized approach. Also, while you're there, stop by and see the accompanying exhibition with works by Katie Troisi, Fred Wise, Kathrin Mattox, and Eric Hancoc.
? Survey opens at Trick 3D Gallery on Fri., Aug. 28, from 6-9 p.m. Featuring work from both national and international artists Ross Cantrell, Srabani Chakraborty, Chad Eikhoff, Jason Key, Henrich Kimerling, Mark McJunkin, Greg Petchkovsky, Kris Pilcher, and Dan Roarty. Curated by Chad Eikhoff, the exhibition explores how technology has influenced the diverse world of visual arts in new, more creative ways. From photo-real portraiture to virtual reality, the works on display were all created digitally using different techniques.
? >> For those who like to party late, stop by Paragon 7 Studio and Art Gallery for the first part of the Muse Art Series: Sex Sells. The works on display look into sex as a muse for erotic art. There will be live painting throughout the night, with different models rotating as well as body painting. With performances by burlesque dancers, the art show starts at 9 p.m., and goes on until 1 a.m. Buy your tickets here.
? Everything is better with beer, including art, right? Second Self Beer Company is hosting a group art show, Alter Ego, on Sat., Aug. 29, from 7-10 p.m. Curated by Keith P. Rein, the show's art work looks into secret identities, the idea of a second self, double lives, and otherness. There will be music by DJ Seoul0 and a special cask by Rein and Second-Self's own Jason Santamaria. Your $15 ticket includes beer and a souvenir glass or alternatively, you can just pay $5 for cover. Dress up as your favorite alter ego and win some great prizes during the costume contest. Buy your tickets here.
? LAST CHANCE
======>> Don't miss your last chance to see Colleagues, as Kibbee Gallery is holding a closing reception on Fri., Aug. 28. The exhibition features works from Don Robson and Robert Sherer as they investigate memory, storytelling, symbols, and metaphor through imagery appropriation. The artists went to grad school together and now teach together at Kennesaw State University and used this collaboration as inspiration to explore "the social schema of male competition." The closing reception is from 7-9 p.m.