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Get This!/Saltworks Gallery double feature Friday

Art recommendations can be tricky. The hardest part is finding events that will both entertain and educate, that is, art shows that are genuinely fun without compromising standards of taste. You shouldn't have to check yer' brain at the door, nor should we needlessly, endlessly suffer for the sake of "civilized" culture.

With that caveat in mind, I can confidently direct you towards two openings on the Westside this Friday. Saltworks Gallery and Get This! Gallery are literal next-door neighbors, located in a grayish block of storefronts on 11th Street near Georgia Tech (across the street from Six Feet Under, the popular pub and fish house). The two venues jump-start the fall visual arts season this weekend with a Friday double feature: Get This! opens Bill Daniel's solo exhibition, Ground Score, alongside Everything In-between, a new group show at Saltworks.



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Wednesday September 16, 2009 06:19 pm EDT

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The official ACP blog reports that What's Happening Now: A Cell Phone Photography Project will be the festival's second largest exhibition this year in terms of artist participation. That means: more than 45 photographers + camera phones = lots of cool photos.

Coproduced by Christian Bradley West and Susan Todd-Raque, the show is limited exclusively to images shot "on the go"...

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