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Friday May 17, 2013 11:05 am EDT

  • JOEFF DAVIS
  • The Cyclorama



Queer "idea collective" John Q take over the Cyclorama this weekend for "The Campaign for Atlanta: An Essay On Queer Migration." We've got more details about the performance, which runs tonight and tomorrow at 6:30 pm.

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Tuesday May 14, 2013 11:10 am EDT
For the second year, Atlanta arts organizations WonderRoot and gloATL combined their collective forces for the fundraiser Wonderglo on Saturday night. The event attempts to rethink the typical - and typically stuffy - approach to the arts benefit by transforming the W Midtown with art installations and experiences. Dinner was served in the main ballroom on tables created by artists as gloATL... | more...

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Friday May 10, 2013 01:03 pm EDT

  • Dustin Chambers
  • Wonderglo 2012



WonderRoot and gloATL join forces for the second time on Saturday May 11 to present Wonderglo at the W Hotel Midtown. Tickets range from $10 for access to the after party (presented by CL!) with tunes from DJ Vicki Powell to $50 for access to the art installations throughout the hotel and the after party to $250 for the total three-course dinner/art...

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Wednesday May 8, 2013 04:00 am EDT
'The Game' Brain-teasing competition contains larger artistic ambition | more...

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Tuesday May 7, 2013 04:00 am EDT
c4 holds a fundraiser at FUSE and the Westside Cultural Arts Center finally gears up to open | more...

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Friday May 3, 2013 09:00 am EDT

  • WELCH SCHOOL GALLERIES



This is the opening weekend for the BFA Spring Exhibition at the Welch School Galleries. The show opened last night with a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. and will run through May 10.

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Thursday May 2, 2013 04:00 am EDT
Whimsical video effects enhance monologue play at Dad's Garage | more...

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Wednesday May 1, 2013 04:00 am EDT
Local young adult novelist takes a dark, illicit turn with her fifth novel | more...

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Monday April 29, 2013 05:59 pm EDT

http://www.southern-poetry-anthology.com/vol5.html

  • cover image courtesy of The Southern Poetry Anthology

This week brings the close of National Poetry Month and Atlanta is ending its celebrations on some high notes. Perhaps the largest festivity of the week is Georgia Center for the Book's release celebration for the Southern Poetry Anthology Vol. 5. Well over a dozen poets will be sharing...

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Friday April 26, 2013 10:28 am EDT

  • GET THIS
  • phenomena, by Jenene Nagy



phenomena, an exhibition of works by Jenene Nagy, opens tonight at Get This! Gallery with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. Nagy presents expansive works on paper, often in graphite, featuring bold geometry. The exhibition will run through June 8.

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Thursday April 25, 2013 08:24 am EDT

  • Courtesy of Lionsgate
  • COME SAIL AWAY WITH ME LAD: Tye Sheridan, Matthew McConaughey and Jacob Lofland in 'Mud'

The Southern coming-of-age drama Mud doesn't so much introduce the title character as conjure him from the imagination of two adolescent boys. Ellis and his sidekick Neckbone (Tye Sheridan and Jacob Lofland) live in a dying Arkansas river community and enjoy sneaking off to their...

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Tuesday April 23, 2013 04:16 pm EDT
The exhibition marks the end of a yearlong fellowship program | more...

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Monday April 22, 2013 02:46 pm EDT

  • image compliments of the author
  • Visiting author Mo Willems

I have a very clear memory of writing Patricia C. Wrede a letter when I was about 9 years old. Totally consumed by her Enchanted Forest series, I passed many a childhood hour alongside her heroine, Princess Cimorene, and her slapdash group of adventuring friends. Writing Ms. Wrede about my enthusiasm for her endless imagination and...

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Monday April 22, 2013 04:00 am EDT
The Atlanta-born choreographer will perform at the Southwest Arts Center | more...

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Friday April 19, 2013 09:00 am EDT

  • GOAT FARM ARTS CENTER
  • Artistic License



Tonight from 8 to 11 p.m., The Goat Farm Arts Center will host Artistic License. The event will merge installation and intimate performance, billed as "an evening of boundary blurring," in which "artists test new ideas in the context of a seamless sensory experience."

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Tuesday April 16, 2013 04:00 am EDT
Five artists tackle the unstable nature of Michelangelo Antonioni's filmic reality | more...

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Monday April 15, 2013 01:40 pm EDT
I Want to Show You More explores infidelity and faith | more...

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Friday April 12, 2013 10:19 am EDT

  • ART AGAINST HIERARCHY
  • "Untitled" by Alexandra Hoffman



Art Against Hierarchy, a one-night-only group show, opens tonight at the Arts Exchange from 7-11 p.m. Organizers made a call for submissions in any medium on the theme of "community." The night of installation, interaction, and live music will raise funds for a new Altanta Social Center, which organizers hope to open this summer, likely...

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Friday April 12, 2013 09:00 am EDT

  • BETHANY SPRINGER
  • "Signal-to-Noise Ratio," by Bethany Springer



This is the inaugural weekend of Seismic Reflections, a new exhibition of work by Bethany Springer at Twin Kittens. Springer calls her works - in photography, video, and sculpture - "experiments monitoring awareness in a constantly accelerating world." Seismic Reflections opened yesterday and will run through May 24.

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Wednesday April 10, 2013 04:00 am EDT
How does Saiah's adaptation of Melville's classic stack up against the original? | more...

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Friday April 5, 2013 09:00 am EDT

  • WHITESPACE
  • "Swan Song," by Ann-Marie Manker



Under the Rainbow, an exhibition of works by Ann-Marie Manker, opens tonight at Whitespace, with a reception from 7 to 10 p.m. In mixed media, Manker creates images of female figures poised between "desire and sexuality" and "destruction and war." The exhibition will run through May 11.

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Wednesday April 3, 2013 12:00 pm EDT
For downtown Atlanta's underground economy, the shock treatment continues | more...

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Tuesday April 2, 2013 04:00 am EDT
World premiere production at Theatrical Outfit hits too many contrived notes | more...

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Friday March 29, 2013 09:00 am EDT

  • FILM LOVE ATLANTA
  • Mr. Coperthwaite by Anna Grimshaw



Film Love and the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center will present part one of Anna Grimshaw's Mr. Coperthwaite: a life in the Maine woods tonight at 8 p.m. The filmmaker will be present for the work's debut. Parts two and three will follow later this year.

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Thursday March 28, 2013 03:27 pm EDT

  • Charlie McCullers/Atlanta Ballet
  • THE PLAY'S THE THING: The Atlanta Ballet's 2013-14 season includes a production of "Hamlet." It's one show in a season that's likewise full of story ballets based on theatrical works.

"The play's the thing wherein I'll catch the conscience of the king," Hamlet famously says. For the Atlanta Ballet, the play is certainly the thing for its 2013-14 season. The...

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Monday March 25, 2013 09:25 pm EDT

http://chelsearathburn.com/poetry/a-raft-of-grief.html

  • cover art compliments of Autumn House Press
  • A Raft of Grief



This week, Autumn House Press releases Chelsea Rathburn's latest collection of poetry, A Raft of Grief, with an intimate celebration at Inman Park's White Space Gallery. The collection, which was awarded the 2012 Autumn House Poetry Prize, is Rathburn's first release since...

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Friday March 22, 2013 09:49 am EDT

  • KAI LIN ART
  • "Old Marks" by Kent Knowles



Kai Lin Art opens its new Westside gallery tonight from 7 to 10 p.m. with two solo exihibitions: Nathaniel Galka's Cloud Bouncing and Kent Knowles's Avalanche. The new gallery space (shorthand: KLA 3.0 Westside) shares a building at the corner of 10th St. and Brady Ave. The exhibition will run through May 2.

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Tuesday March 19, 2013 04:00 am EDT
How a butch in pantsuits gave liberal media its balls back | more...

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Monday March 18, 2013 12:00 pm EDT
Three-part exhibition showcases the perspective of photographers in foreign lands | more...

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Friday March 15, 2013 09:56 am EDT

  • THE GOAT FARM ARTS CENTER



The Sketchbook Project will hold library hours all weekend at The Goat Farm Arts Center, starting today at 4 p.m. The crowdsourced art project (participants receive a sketchbook, fill it up, and mail it back to the headquarters in Brooklyn) leaves Sunday, and will continue its tour in Toronto this summer.

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Tuesday March 12, 2013 10:00 am EDT
Dance troupe gloATL plans to drench the senses with intimate world premiere | more...

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Monday March 11, 2013 01:00 pm EDT
Here's a thought: Rather than celebrate the Ides of March the old-fashioned way this year, why not join Loose Change Magazine's revelry over at the Highland Ballroom? WonderRoot's literary magazine is back with a vengeance (sorry ... I couldn't resist) and celebrating the release of its third issue with an evening of readings, raffles, and dancing. Listen to Floyd Hall's interview with Managing... | more...

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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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Monday March 4, 2013 01:00 pm EST

Somehow, even with the Association of Writers and Writing Programs hosting its annual conference in Boston this week, Atlanta still has a myriad of literary events taking place. We have too much momentum to stop now! http://https://app.etapestry.com/cart/DeKalbCountyPublicLibraryF/default/item.php?ref=1850.0.39386145

  • image via the DeKalb Library Foundation
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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.

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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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Monday February 25, 2013 03:12 pm EST

http://english.osu.edu/people/hudgins

  • Photo Compliments of Ohio State University
  • Andrew Hudgins reads at GA State

This week brings the return of staple events Writing With Intent and Carapace. Peppered throughout the week are a flurry of book releases and readings from esteemed authors such as Young Adult giant Maureen Johnson and poet and essayist Andrew Hudgins.

Writing With Intent
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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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Friday February 22, 2013 04:00 am EST
Blogger Deb Perelman stumbles into success | more...

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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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Monday February 18, 2013 01:00 pm EST

  • Courtesy the author
  • Cynthia Arrieu-King

Since late last year, I've carried Cynthia Arrieu-King's collection People Are Tiny in Paintings of China at the Vouched table - it's a brilliant, multifaceted collection that addresses the conflict between her own heritage and the culture she was raised within. It's always really exciting to hear one of the authors represented at Vouched read their...

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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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Wednesday February 13, 2013 04:00 am EST
The MacArthur Genius novelist reads Feb. 21 at GSU | more...

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Monday February 11, 2013 04:18 pm EST
Over the past few years, Ivy Hall and SCAD's writing program have brought some real heavyweights to the city (Chuck Klosterman, Andre Dubus III, and Sandra Beasley, to name a few). With their new Potlatch series, Ivy Hall and SCAD draw their focus inside the perimeter and bring Atlanta's literary talent center stage. The first of these readings will take place this Friday evening, with readings... | more...

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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...