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Thursday October 20, 2011 04:00 am EDT
A few months ago, the Atlanta Book Exchange closed after 35 years of buying and selling used books. The store had been tucked into an old cottage on North Highland Avenue, like a musty altar to literature, forgotten by the endless line of customers waiting for popsicles on the nearby corner. Publisher's Weekly ran an obituary. It was just the latest closing in what seems like an endless... | more...

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Thursday October 20, 2011 03:59 am EDT
A list of 'Don't Miss' events and artists from local tastemakers | more...

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Tuesday October 18, 2011 07:59 pm EDT
Samuel Parker has lived and worked in metro Atlanta as a professional artist and tattooist since 1995. Sam finished his MFA in drawing and painting earlier this year at Georgia State University. His current work deals with the artist as an individual of potential influence within larger social spheres. Sam currently works at Memorial Tattoo in Cabbagetown where he happily tattoos some of... | more...

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Tuesday October 18, 2011 05:57 pm EDT

Mario Schambon is a Colombian-born artist and musician currently living and working in Atlanta. Recent projects have included multimedia art installations in Wicker Park Chicago, a US tour with Atlas Sound, and Performances in New York, NY, Portland, OR, Indianapolis, IN, Orlando, FL Chicago, IL and San German, Mayaguez, San Juan and Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.

In addition he has performed with...

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Tuesday October 18, 2011 03:50 pm EDT
Originally from the panhandle of Florida, I've been living in Georgia for what only seems like forever. Course that doesn't mean I love it any less. Having garnered a penchant for dragon slaying and art I decided to go with the ladder and cultivate my abilities at the Art Institute of Atlanta. 3 to 4 years later I graduated, found some work, lost some work, found some more work and the lost it... | more...

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Monday October 17, 2011 08:41 pm EDT

Adam and Amanda are obviously the most awesome couple in Atlanta. They met while Adam was doing an off-color stand-up routine in front of a crowd of three rednecks at Twisted Taco. Amanda was smitten. Adam was drunk. The rest, as they say, is boring. They live and paint and sing in Midtown, and things couldn't be better.

Adam Pinney is the Multimedia and Graphic Artist at Dad's Garage...

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Monday October 17, 2011 06:39 pm EDT

After years of working as a web designer and freelance illustrator, Ben Goldman returned to college to receive his BFA from Kennesaw State University, and then his MFA in painting and drawing from Georgia State University.

He regularly shows in galleries and museums around the Atlanta area. His latest bodies of work include; a body of work about stress and modern life which involves self...

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Monday October 17, 2011 05:37 pm EDT

Tori Tinsley is an artist, art therapist and licensed professional counselor who lives and works in the East Atlanta Village.

Although originally from Atlanta, Tori earned her BFA in Painting & Drawing from the University of Michigan School of Art & Design. After college, Tori obtained a Masters of Art in Art Therapy from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and currently works as an...

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Sunday October 16, 2011 11:00 am EDT
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Saturday October 15, 2011 12:12 pm EDT

Originally from Boston, I moved to Atlanta and received a Bachelor's in Industrial Design from Georgia Tech. After graduating, I worked in marketing and branding for a while, designing for print and web mostly, but also worked in multimedia, video, and supergraphics.

I've worked in and around Atlanta for the last decade as a freelance designer and have worked on some cool projects with Titan...

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Saturday October 15, 2011 09:00 am EDT


It's game time!

The starting point for the CL + Art on the Beltline Scavenger Hunt is at Memorial Drive and Bill Kennedy Way, west of H. Harper Station, 904 Memorial Drive SE, 30316.

Walk-ups are welcome, and need to arrive by 9:45 a.m. The hunt starts at 10. Price to play is $10. All proceeds benefit the Beltline.

The First Place team will win original artwork by Hense and Kyle...

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Friday October 14, 2011 06:10 pm EDT

Ann-Marie Manker was born in Long Beach, California and lives and works in Atlanta, GA. She received her BFA at The University of Southern California, Los Angeles and her MFA in Drawing and Painting at Georgia State University.

She teaches full-time at SCAD Atlanta in the Painting and Foundations Department. Manker founded and directed ArtSpot gallery from 2001-2004. The gallery was awarded...

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Friday October 14, 2011 04:06 pm EDT

Esperanza is a burgeoning Atlanta-based apparel and design company started in the mid 2000’s by Bart Sasso, Daniel Barbalho, and Eric Kelly. Through unrelenting passion, determination, and self-reliance Esperanza has quickly risen to prominence in an emerging scene of Atlanta creatives.

What began as hand-printed t-shirts and an uncanny knack for self-promotion eventually paved the way for...

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Friday October 14, 2011 02:55 pm EDT

I suppose we'll never know, but while you're pondering that question, you can peruse the artwork of Selections, a collection of illustrations, paintings and drawings that reveal the relationship between science and art, and meet the artists who made the works this Friday, Oct. 14, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

The meet-and-greet is included in the admission price for Martinis & IMAX, where you can sip on...

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Friday October 14, 2011 10:00 am EDT

  • COURTESY THE ARTISTS
  • Shana Robbins and Neda Abghari, "Exercise in Self Location"



An exhibition of collaborative works at the Goat Farm, instant photography at Jennifer Schwartz, and more. Details after the jump.

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Thursday October 13, 2011 05:47 pm EDT

You may not be familiar with the name R. Land, but his work should be recognizable. His style has graced the cover of the New York Press, covered the walls of local restaurants like Righteous Room and even been featured on an Aqua Teen Hunger Force DVD.

The reach of the Jacksonville native may have been most felt with his “Lost Cat” flyers which wandered the streets of Atlanta and all the...

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Thursday October 13, 2011 04:43 pm EDT

Allen Taylor grew up away from the mean streets of Atlanta in the suburbs on the mean streets of Lawrenceville.

He’s been drawing for a long time but never really meant end up on this path. “I used to be a writer, but somehow drawing took over my life,” Taylor says. He’s only taken two art classes since middle school but still finds art consuming his time. He is the main designer for Double...

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Thursday October 13, 2011 03:37 pm EDT
Nica and Edgar A. English met each other while making coffee. Their love for Os Mutantes, Manu Chao, French films and river dancing brought them together. It was clearly love at first cream and sugar. Their friendship grew so strong that they started to dress alike. During the summer of 2009 (a time of Trader Joe's wine, tree climbing and biking), they started to make art and decided to share... | more...

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Wednesday October 12, 2011 06:15 pm EDT

Tedwood Richard Strong II is a product of Colorado Springs, Colo., but New Hampshire is the place he calls home.

He enjoys watching terrible movies, pretending to be an intellectual, and window-shopping in meat markets despite his vegetarianism. That’s just how he rolls. The inspiration for Strong comes from an experience during his youth in which he was forced to watch his family being...

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Wednesday October 12, 2011 05:12 pm EDT

Lucha Rodriguez was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela. She earned a BFA in graphic design from the Art Institute of Atlanta, and an MFA in printmaking from the Savannah College of Art & Design.

She has produced various “pink projects,” ranging from etchings, monoprints, serigraphy and immersive surreal environments. Rodriguez develops a series of organ-inspired “Creaturettes,” which...

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Wednesday October 12, 2011 04:23 pm EDT

You already know that the prize for winning the CL + Art on the Beltline Scavenger Hunt is pretty sweet — tickets to Bodies: The Exhibition, The High Museum of Art: Picasso to Warhol, the Georgia Aquarium and Netherwold Haunted House.

But Hense and Kyle Brooks of Black Cat Tips have generously donated artwork for the First Place prize!

Their work is featured in the Art on the Beltline...

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Wednesday October 12, 2011 04:01 pm EDT

Baxter Crane has lived in Georgia all her life, growing up in Paulding County and eventually pursuing a BFA from Kennesaw State.

It took some time, but Crane eventually moved into the metro-area (with help from some friends) and found a gallery (Beep Beep!) to share her vision with the city. Crane also belongs to a group called Dashboard, a fast-growing Atlanta artist collective created by...

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Wednesday October 12, 2011 03:37 pm EDT

About once a quarter, Creative Loafing puts out a call to Atlanta's artists to help us decorate our boxes. The artists are allowed to apply whatever materials they'd like to the box, and have very few requisites other than including the CL logo, and the logo of a sponsor (not every art box series is sponsored).

To ramp up to our next series of Art Boxes, we'll be profiling the artists...

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Tuesday October 11, 2011 04:00 pm EDT
The Atlanta author works his unresolved memories into an insomniac's rabbit hole | more...

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Monday October 10, 2011 06:00 am EDT
Site-specific Water Study makes a splash at Emory | more...

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Friday October 7, 2011 01:02 pm EDT

  • NIKITA GALE
  • Nikita Gale will exhibit as part of Dashboard's Ground Floor



Dahboard Co-Op takes over Edgewood with Ground Floor on Saturday. More details after the jump.

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Friday October 7, 2011 07:00 am EDT
Get This! Gallery shows photographs taken around the world and artist's native Philly | more...

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Thursday October 6, 2011 11:56 am EDT
If you've been waiting to register for the Art on the Beltline Scavenger Hunt, here's some inspiration: The First Place prize is a big ol' pack of tickets to Bodies: The Exhibition, The High Museum of Art: Picasso to Warhol, the Georgia Aquarium and Netherwold Haunted House. And just for participating, all scavenger hunters will receive a fun prize. The first-prize winner(s) will receive their... | more...

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Tuesday October 4, 2011 12:00 pm EDT
Georgia Shakespeare, Actor's Express and other local playhouses take steps to stay open | more...

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Monday October 3, 2011 06:00 am EDT
Atlanta-trained actor and director portrays the rebel musician in touring Broadway musical | more...

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Friday September 30, 2011 11:05 am EDT

  • COURTESY MONICA COOK
  • Monica Cook's "Volley" will be part of Flux 2011



Flux 2011 arrives in Castleberry Hill, Ponce Crush returns, and more. Details after the jump.

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Friday September 30, 2011 06:00 am EDT
Local photographer presents the art of others' private junk at Callanwolde | more...

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Tuesday September 27, 2011 12:00 pm EDT
Three new productions capture the zeitgeist of different eras | more...

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Monday September 26, 2011 12:00 pm EDT
Cultural critic and author Toure explores the concept of post-Blackness in his new book | more...

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Friday September 23, 2011 06:00 pm EDT
Emily Amy Gallery show marvels at the world around us | more...

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Friday September 23, 2011 10:51 am EDT

  • COURTESY ABV GALLERY
  • Ola Bad



Street artist Ola Bad shows at ABV Gallery, Elevate keeps rising, and more this weekend. Details after the jump.

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Thursday September 22, 2011 11:33 am EDT

  • COURTESY ATLANTAPLANIT



A broad group of Atlanta-based arts organizations, ranging from the Atlanta Opera to WonderRoot, have announced a large-scale co-branding campaign. The effort, called “Atlanta Art Lives Here,” is a gem of common-sense thinking: in essence, the organizations are pooling resources to create visibility, like billboards, that would be otherwise impossible on smaller...

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Thursday September 22, 2011 04:00 am EDT
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Tuesday September 20, 2011 07:00 am EDT
Artist's solo show celebrates the seamy side of Atlanta life | more...

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Monday September 19, 2011 01:29 pm EDT

  • Theatre in the Square

This evening Georgia Shakespeare holds its Go Big or Go Home Cabaret fundraiser, part of a campaign to save the beloved, beleaguered company. This afternoon, however, yet another local playhouse puts its name on the endangered list as Marietta's Theater in the Square announced news of its own dire financial straits. Co-founder and producing director Palmer Wells has...

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Sunday September 18, 2011 12:03 pm EDT

  • Andrew Alexander
  • Liz Hartnett performs in "Microfictions" at Underground Atlanta.

Atlanta's Théatre du Rêve in cooperation with France's Dérézo theater company presented Microfictions, a free public site-specific performance at Underground Atlanta this weekend on Friday evening and Saturday afternoon as a part of Elevate/Atlanta, a two-month-long city-sponsored series of public art works and...

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Friday September 16, 2011 05:00 pm EDT
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Friday September 16, 2011 10:03 am EDT

  • COURTESY THE ARTIST AND SOLOMON PROJECTS
  • Lloyd Benjamin



BurnAway raises funds with a massive party, openings proliferate on the Westside, and more. Details after the jump.

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Thursday September 15, 2011 11:49 am EDT

It's a scavenger hunt! We'll provide the clues and a couple prizes, you hunt down the art — and support an oh-so-worthy organization, the Atlanta Beltline.

Click here to register and learn more. The hunt begins Saturday, Oct. 15, 10 a.m.-noon.

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Tuesday September 13, 2011 05:00 am EDT
Photographer captures her husband's physical charms in the face of his muscular dystrophy | more...

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Monday September 12, 2011 07:00 am EDT
Alliance Theatre production of Sondheim classic is as relevant as ever | more...

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Monday September 12, 2011 06:00 am EDT
Atlanta's longest-running modern dance company gives free performances to mark its anniversary | more...

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Friday September 9, 2011 10:24 am EDT

  • COURTESY BEEP BEEP GALLERY
  • BORN



New work from Born and the Plastic Aztecs anchors Ponce Crush, Sally Mann exhibits at Jackson Fine Art, and more. Details after the jump.

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Thursday September 8, 2011 12:14 pm EDT

http://clatl.com/culturesurfing/archives/2011/08/17/bears-on-the-beltline

  • Courtesy Kyle Brooks
  • Detail of artist Kyle Brooks' 237-foot mural "The Beltline Bears"

Round two of Art on the Atlanta Beltline opens Fri., Sept. 9. Today, the official map of artworks and September's performance schedule were released. Download a PDF of the map here.

Performance schedule (location links include...

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Thursday September 8, 2011 09:00 am EDT
A vibrant and singular local movement takes shape | more...