Ruud van Empel talks photography

Plus, Healium Center hosts Open Studio Saturdays and Raven Roxanne exhibits at Chrome Yellow

Image IN BLOOM: Ruud van Empel's "Analogy #1," 2016Courtesy Jackson Fine Art

In conjunction with the High Museum, Jackson Fine Art presents artists talks for Matthew Brandt and Ruud van Empel, whose work challenges the perceptions of traditional photography. Brandt employs handmade photographic processes reminiscent of the mediumbs earliest days, while Empel's digital composites are assembled from hundreds of the artist's own photographs into one photorealistic image. Brandt artist talk: Reservations required: Free-$14.50. 2 p.m. Sat., April 29. Hill Auditorium at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree St. N.E. Ruud van Empel artist talk: 3:30 p.m. Sat., April 29. Jackson Fine Art, 3115 E. Shadowlawn Ave. N.E. 404-233-3739. www.jacksonfineart.com.

Candler Park's Healium Center hosts Open Studio Saturdays as "creative therapy for your busy life," offering a nonjudgmental space where all are welcome to create art, no matter the skill level. The event will feature interactive art, an open jam, meditation, organic food and more. Healium provides all art materials, including recyclables. This event is BYOB with limited space open on a first-come basis. 18+ only. $10-$15. 2-5 p.m. Sat., April 29. Healium Center, 344 Candler Park Drive N.E. 404-216-8877. www.healiumcenter.com.

Dr. Willie Parker stops by the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library for a lecture and signing of his new book, Life's Work: A Moral Argument for Choice. In Life's Work, Parker, a reproductive justice advocate and abortion provider, explains how his personal and professional journey has led him to help women in need, without judgment. 7-9 p.m. Mon., May 1. Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, 441 Freedom Parkway N.E. 404-865-7100. www.jimmycarterlibrary.gov.

Tell Me I'm Sexy is a group exhibition opening this Friday at Murmur that "presents a satirical perspective on the objectification of women, reinforcement of gender stereotypes and Eurocentric beauty standard in contemporary mass media." Featuring the work of Grace Allison Perkins, Graciela NuC1ez Bedoya and Kyle Payne, the exhibition kicks off the 1/4 (Quarter) Program, a curatorial residency for emerging DIY artists. Opening reception: 7-10:30 p.m. Fri., April 28. Murmur, 100 Broad St. S.W. www.murmurmedia.org.

Chrome Yellow hosts Raven Roxanne's first Atlanta art show, featuring more than 30 original works and prints of the Charleston, South Carolina-based artist's abstract and impressionist paintings from her latest series, Ladies in Conversation. In addition to the artwork, the evening will feature light bites provided by Eat Me Speak Me, and attendees will be able to peruse items available for purchase in Chrome Yellow's retail space. 6-8 p.m. Thurs., April 27. Chrome Yellow, 501 Edgewood Ave. S.E. www.chromeyellowtradingco.com.

Image ON VIEW: Raven Roxanne surrounded by her artLillie WeatherfordThe graduating graphic design class of Georgia State University presents a free one-night showing of its work. The exhibition, No. 468: A Graphic Design Show, will feature more than 30 designers. Stop by, have a drink and wish the hardworking students good luck. Free. 7-11 p.m. Fri., April 28. Westside Cultural Arts Center, 760 10th St. N.W. 678-218-3740. www.westsideartscenter.com.

Hops and the High combines Atlantans' love for good art and good beer. Join the High Museum at Monday Night Brewing for a tour and tasting of Monday Night's offering. Attendees will receive a coloring book to express themselves artistically. Oh, and there'll be cornhole. $12. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thurs., April 27. Monday Night Brewing, 670 Trabert Ave. N.W. www.mondaynightbrewing.com.

For better or worse, Bronson Pinchot will perhaps always be best known as Balki Bartokomous from the late b80s/early b90s sitcom "Perfect Strangers." Also, little known fact: Pinchot voiced fashion designer Dietrich DuChamp on Nickelodeon's "Aaahh!!! Real Monsters" (an often overlooked and highly underrated cartoon from the channel's early b90s lineup, IMHO). Pinchot has appeared in numerous other film and TV projects, including Beverly Hills Cop, but this weekend he'll grace Dad's Garage's stage for a two-night stay. $21-$31. 10:30 p.m. Fri.-Sat., April 28-29. Dad's Garage Theater, 569 Ezzard St. S.E. 404-523-3141. www.dadsgarage.com.

Are you an artist trying to get your work shown? Stop by Eyedrum's Show and Tell to meet board members and volunteers and propose solo or group shows for its 2018 series. Eyedrum plans to curate 12 exhibitions beginning in January. Check Eyedrum's website for more information on the proposal process. Noon-4 p.m. Sun., April 30. Eyedrum Music and Art Gallery, 88 Forsyth St. S.W. www.eyedrum.org.

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