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Friday March 8, 2013 09:06 am EST

  • MARCIA WOOD GALLERY
  • "Grappling Mandala: Funk Roll" by Joseph Peragrine



Visit Marcia Wood Gallery from 7 to 10 p.m. tonight for the opening reception for Grappling Mandalas, an exhibition of paintings from Atlanta's own Joseph Peragrine. Wrestlers shapeshift into mandalas, populating a visual experience that promises to be both "entertaining and confounding." The exhibition runs through...

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Wednesday March 6, 2013 04:00 am EST
CDC exhibition brings attention to solutions for urban plight | more...

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Friday March 1, 2013 09:00 am EST



Creative Loafing's annual Short Cuts FIlm Contest returns this year at the Plaza Theatre. On Monday, March 4 at 7:30, we'll screen the finalists in our five-minute film contest. Our good friends Stella Artois will be there with libations while the winners will get $250 and the chance to screen at the Atlanta Film Festival. More details here.

What's happening over the weekend? Check the...

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Friday March 1, 2013 04:00 am EST
Big ambitions and small magic at the High's blockbuster exhibition | more...

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Tuesday February 26, 2013 10:00 am EST
Artworks are paired with responses from the community | more...

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Tuesday February 26, 2013 10:00 am EST
The musical Fela! returns with another Atlantan in the lead | more...

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Friday February 22, 2013 09:00 am EST

  • JACKSON FINE ART
  • Top: "Ishak Pasa Palace" by George Georgious, bottom left: "Snow Clad Trees" by Michael Kenna, bottom right: "Corredor Verde" by Andrew Moore



Three photography exhibitions open at Jackson Fine Art today - George Georgiou's Fault Lines/Turkey/East/West, Michael Kenna's Works from 2011 - 2012, and Andrew Moore's New Works from Cuba. Taken together, the exhibitions span...

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Tuesday February 19, 2013 04:00 am EST
Mike Lew's play looks at America from the seat of a bicycle | more...

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Friday February 15, 2013 10:25 am EST

  • THE HIGH MUSEUM
  • Film still from Frida



Frida & Diego: Passion, Politics, and Painting opened yesterday at the High - just in time for Valentine's Day. More than 75 works situate husband and wife Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo within their political and aesthetic moment in Mexico's history and the history of the world. The exhibition will run through May 12. Every Saturday for the duration,...

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Friday February 15, 2013 04:00 am EST
Atlanta's favorite playwright finally shows some rage | more...

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Tuesday February 12, 2013 01:41 pm EST

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After festering in the weird part of the Internet for the last six months or so, the Harlem Shake dance meme thingy went mainstream like a mug last week, thereby proving that the only thing worse better than snoozing on the latest viral craze is being tardy for the party.

Now, dads and sons home alone are doing it:


Firefighters are doing it:


The UGA Men's Swim & Dive Team is doing...

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Friday February 8, 2013 09:00 am EST

  • SPELMAN MUSEUM OF FINE ART
  • Multiple Choice: Perspectives on Spelman College




Students, faculty, staff, and friends entered the uncommon permanent collection of the Spelman Museum of Fine Art and chose 50 pieces to display as Multiple Choice: Perspectives on the Spelman College Collection. The resulting exhibit includes the responses from the lucky 50 - written and recorded - alongside...

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Tuesday February 5, 2013 09:10 am EST
Black tattoo artists are getting attention - good and bad - from a new reality show | more...

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Friday February 1, 2013 09:00 am EST

  • DASHBOARD CO-OP
  • Under the Rainbow, Kelly O'Brien


Dashboard Co-Op will present Boom City, Saturday from 7 p.m. to midnight. The free, one-night-only exhibit will remake 117,000 square feet of vacant space in the M. Rich Building downtown, 115 Martin Luther King Jr Drive. View portfolios from the 12 featured artists and other Dashboard collaborators.

More after the jump.

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Wednesday January 30, 2013 10:45 am EST
The end of some local galleries doesn't mean the end of local arts. Or at least it shouldn't. | more...

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Wednesday January 30, 2013 08:30 am EST
Photoshop works by Debbie Grossman sum up the ambitions of the group exhibition | more...

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Wednesday January 30, 2013 04:00 am EST
Recent mural dustups reveal the unfortunate truth that we lack a language of compromise | more...

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Friday January 25, 2013 09:00 am EST

  • MOCA GA
  • Ruth Laxson Retrospective at MOCA GA



Eighty-eight-year-old Ruth Laxson will exhibit a collection of more than 100 original drawings, paintings, sculptures and other projects in a retrospective exhibition of epic proportions at MOCA GA, curated with the help of local gallery owner Marcia Wood. Some of the pieces displayed have never been seen by the public before. This extensive...

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Wednesday January 23, 2013 04:00 am EST
A half century later, Gordon Parks 1956 segregation series still speaks volumes | more...

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Sunday January 20, 2013 07:37 pm EST

  • Joeff Davis/CL File
  • Happier times

Annnnnd it's over.

The Atlanta Falcons couldn't best the San Francisco 49ers at the Georgia Dome. Thus ends the team's hopes of visiting the Super Bowl in New Orleans.

Fans are tossing jerseys in the trash. Samuel L. Jackson has said hasta luego. And sports reporters are tweeting photos of mysterious tanks that would have been used during some sort of...

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Friday January 18, 2013 10:17 am EST

  • Purge ATL
  • Invent Room Pop 21 takes place at Beep Beep Gallery tonight.



Invent Room Pop, the monthly impromptu music creation project that pairs duets or trios of musicians together to make music at Beep Beep Gallery is back for another installment. The musician pool this week consists of Jason Butcher (synth), Zack Hollback (sax & electronics), Michael Hollis (guitar), Stephen Molyneux...

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Wednesday January 16, 2013 04:00 am EST
The new Actor's Express production plays with political anachronisms | more...

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Monday January 14, 2013 03:20 pm EST

  • Joeff Davis



View a photo gallery of the Atlanta Falcons playoff victory

The Atlanta Falcons took their fans on a roller coaster ride during an epic game before delivering the first playoff victory of the Matt Ryan-Mike Smith era at the Georgia Dome on Sunday, winning 30-28 after taking the lead in the game's final seconds.

The Falcons did little wrong in the first half, hammering the...

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Monday January 14, 2013 11:39 am EST

Local poet, essayist, and Emory professor Kevin Young is among the finalists for the National Book Critics Circle prizes announced this morning. His first book of non-fiction, The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness, is a finalist for criticism along with books by Paul Elie, David Mendelson, Mary Ruefle, and Marina Warner.

For a full list of the finalists, head over to the Washington...

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Monday January 14, 2013 07:30 am EST
The group exhibition offers an indirect portrait of an artist | more...

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Friday January 11, 2013 09:25 am EST

  • Whitespace Gallery
  • Constance Thalken presents 1.2 cm= at Whitespace Gallery, a photographic response to her battle with breast cancer.



Artist and GSU Photography professor, Constance Thalken, is exhibiting a collection of photographs titled 1.2 cm = at Whitespace Gallery. This intimate collection of photographs chronicles the artist's battle with breast cancer, documenting her body's...

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Friday January 4, 2013 10:58 am EST

  • Get This! Gallery
  • In Unison at Get This!



Get This! Gallery is exhibiting its first group show of the new year and each artist has been hand selected by William Downs. Downs, who has built a reputation as a curator in both Atlanta during his undergrad work and in Baltimore during his graduate days, has chosen artists based on a connection he created with them during his career. In Unison...

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Friday December 28, 2012 10:03 am EST

  • Whitespace Gallery
  • A window vignette installation at A Moveable Feast



The annual December show at Whitespace Gallery titled A Moveable Feast will be closing this weekend. The show which encompasses both the Whitespec and Whitespace galleries, with works from gallery artists on paper in the main gallery and work from emerging artists in the Whitespec space. In addition, artists utilized...

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Friday December 21, 2012 09:00 am EST

  • Catlanta
  • Sweatshirt featuring Atlanta's favorite feline street art



Atlanta's elusive street artist, Catlanta, has created a large litter of T-shirts, sweatshirts, cloth bags, iPhone cases, and more to sell at a holiday pop-up at the W Midtown. These gifts are perfect for fans of his work or someone who hasn't been able to find one of his highly-coveted kittens in the street. Given his fame...

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Wednesday December 19, 2012 02:30 pm EST

  • DUSTIN CHAMBERS
  • Hyuro's Living Walls commissioned work



Complex Magazine released a global list of the top 25 murals of 2012 today, including a number of works commissioned by Living Walls in Atlanta. Among works painted in South Korea, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Israel and elsewhere, Philadelphia blogger and Vandalog editor RJ Rushmore included Hyuro's controversial (and now buffed)...

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Tuesday December 18, 2012 08:20 am EST
The collaborative duo has no use for Southern cliche in this Barbara Archer exhibition | more...

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Friday December 14, 2012 09:00 am EST

  • Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs
  • A sculpture created by Ayokunle Odeleye on Hank Aaron Drive



Famed sculptor and Kennesaw State University professor, Ayokunle Odeleye, will be giving an artist talk tonight at MOCA GA in conjunction with his retrospective show covering the last 32 years of his extensive career. The artist talk starts at 6:30 p.m. and is free to the public. More art after...

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Wednesday December 12, 2012 09:20 am EST
Haunting production views corporatism and pornography through a kaleidoscope | more...

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Tuesday December 11, 2012 11:00 am EST
Cawley leaves a memorable mental note at Emily Amy Gallery | more...

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Monday December 10, 2012 09:13 am EST

  • Vinnie Sherfield
  • The painting "Voter Suppression" was displayed in the airport's T Gallery as part of a group exhibition

An artist whose work was displayed at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport is crying censorship after his work was removed by the air hub's officials.

Vinnie Sherfield submitted two paintings as part of a group exhibition sponsored by the National Arts Program...

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Friday December 7, 2012 04:53 pm EST

  • Dustin Chambers
  • French artist Pierre Roti's mural along University Avenue sparked intense debate in surrounding communities

Get a peek at what's left of French artist Pierre Roti's mural along University Avenue in southwest Atlanta while you can. The Georgia Department of Transportation says the controversial Living Walls mural near the Pittsburgh neighborhood will be painted over as early...

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Friday December 7, 2012 09:00 am EST



Kevin McDonald, member of Canadian sketch comedy group The Kids in the Hall, will be performing at the Laughing Skull in Midtown all weekend. There will be two performances on Friday and Saturday at 8 and 10:30 p.m., and a final 7:00 p.m. show on Sunday night. More art after the jump.

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Friday November 30, 2012 02:00 pm EST
Dad's Garage sends up Dickens' Christmas classic with annual improv adaptation | more...

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Friday November 30, 2012 10:23 am EST

  • Emily Amy Gallery
  • 'Follow/Forget' Jennifer Cawley



Atlanta-based SCAD MFA candidate Jennifer Cawley will be hosted by Emily Amy Gallery for her collection of recent paintings, prints, and books titled You Can't Get There From Here. Her work, which touches on a surrealist aesthetic, explores the feeling of limbo while working to the completion of a rigorous degree and will be accompanied by...

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Thursday November 29, 2012 04:10 am EST
From the city's new DIY lit scene to the U.S. Poet Laureate, Atlanta is home to a diverse - and growing - literary culture | more...

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Thursday November 29, 2012 04:08 am EST
I love the South because it is mine.' | more...

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Thursday November 29, 2012 04:07 am EST
Behind the rise of the city's new DIY literary scene | more...

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Thursday November 29, 2012 04:06 am EST
The who, what, where and when of Carapace, Write Club, True Story and more | more...

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Thursday November 29, 2012 04:05 am EST
'I've found Atlanta seeping into my work, frequently, in small ways' | more...

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Thursday November 29, 2012 04:03 am EST
'Luxury helicopters and gowns and cliff-hangers and catfights' | more...

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Thursday November 29, 2012 04:01 am EST
'The concrete illuminates the abstractions we can't quite touch' | more...

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Wednesday November 28, 2012 03:43 pm EST
The New York Times has released its annual list of the year's top 100 books, and works by local authors Amber Dermont and Kevin Young have made the cut. Young, a poet and Emory University professor, was recognized for the nonfiction The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness, an insanely thorough examination of African-American culture that former CL writer Wyatt Williams called a... | more...

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Wednesday November 28, 2012 04:00 am EST
New owner, a film buff and veteran, plans major renovations, first-run features | more...

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Tuesday November 27, 2012 01:00 pm EST

  • Courtesy C4 Atlanta
  • Lobby of C4 Atlanta's new Arts Entrepreneurship Center

Local arts organization C4 Atlanta, a nonprofit that assists artists in the business of being creative, has announced the opening of an "Arts Entrepreneurship Center" in downtown Atlanta. The center, which will be located in the M. Rich Building at Peachtree Street and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, will host C4's...

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Friday November 23, 2012 11:20 am EST

  • Image courtesy of the artist
  • Atlanta painter Chris Hammer will be giving a painting workshop at the HIGH today.



The HIGH Museum invites Atlanta to come out of its turkey-induced comas and enjoy a day of art and activities at the museum from noon to 5 p.m. Local artists (like painter Chris Hammer featured above) will be giving workshops all day at the museum, covering mediums like ceramics,...

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