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Friday September 10, 2010 11:09 am EDT

  • Courtesy Marcia Wood
  • Timothy McDowell



New work from some Atlanta's most talented opens this weekend. Ann-Marie Manker, Blake Beckham, and others deliver the goods. More after the jump.

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Tuesday September 7, 2010 04:00 pm EDT
Mapping the Present Just Went By at the Madison-Morgan Cultural Center offers a community collage | more...

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Friday September 3, 2010 10:05 am EDT

  • Johnny Waggener


"Experimental Writers" and "Great American Novelists" mix in Decatur while Cornbred gallery serves up ribs and a solo show. Details after the jump.

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Thursday September 2, 2010 03:30 pm EDT
Atlanta's no New York - and that's a good thing | more...

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Thursday September 2, 2010 04:05 am EDT
Eight of Atlanta's most interesting talents to follow this fall | more...

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Thursday September 2, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Ann-Marie Manker is among the busiest artists in Atlanta. Aside from teaching at SCAD and directing the new Kibbee Gallery, her drawings and paintings showed at the Roq la Rue Gallery in Seattle earlier this summer, and are currently on view at the National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C. And all this while she works on a new body of work for Whitespace Gallery called Softcore... | more...

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Thursday September 2, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Best bets for plays, exhibits, film fests and more | more...

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Thursday September 2, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Barely seven months after public arts organization Flux Projects produced its first official event, it's hard to imagine the Atlanta art scene without it. While the recession has forced some arts organizations to cut back, executive director Anne Archer Dennington has helped the Louis Corrigan-founded organization set a new agenda for public art. In doing so, she has assumed an ambitious... | more...

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Thursday September 2, 2010 04:00 am EDT

One of the animating forces behind the early punk scenes in San Francisco and Washington, D.C., was the fact that many of the musicians made almost no distinction between themselves and their audiences. In those DIY days, the musicians were on stage not because they were doing something you couldn't do, but precisely because they were doing something you could — and often did — do.

Jason...

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Thursday September 2, 2010 04:00 am EDT

Atlanta actress Jill Hames doesn't exactly run away from her stage image as a bubbly wisecracker. She wears a "Cutie Pie" T-shirt to an interview and, whether in person or on Facebook, makes jokes with the frequency of a wacky neighbor on a sitcom. You feel like a laugh track should follow her around.

For years, Hames has proven her musical chops in lighthearted shows ranging from Once Upon a...

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Thursday September 2, 2010 04:00 am EDT

On stage, Kevin Gillese finds it easy to switch into "party guy" mode. The 29-year-old Canadian director, poet and improviser can comfortably portray loud, oblivious, floppy-limbed Will Ferrell types who brim with beery bravado. Off stage, he tries to keep his energies focused and disciplined as Dad's Garage Theatre's new artistic director.

Gillese moved from the wind chill of Edmonton,...

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Thursday September 2, 2010 04:00 am EDT

"The solar annulus is the intact anus of her body at eighteen years to which nothing sufficiently blinding can be compared except the sun, even though the anus is night," reads the last line of Georges Bataille's "The Solar Anus," the surrealist text for which authors Blake Butler, Jamie Iredell, and Amy McDaniel named their upstart reading series in October 2008.

The three writers were...

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Wednesday September 1, 2010 04:00 pm EDT
Doomed romances make spectacular theater at Actor's Express | more...

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Wednesday September 1, 2010 10:00 am EDT
Decatur Book Festival showcases fresh voices of contemporary Southern authors | more...

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Tuesday August 31, 2010 11:14 am EDT

  • Whirligig by R.A. Miller and two works of Tramp Art



The term "folk art" gets thrown around too often. It's a broad term, of course, meant to encompass a wide variety of styles and skills and approaches that don't fit comfortably in the canon of western art. Lately though, it brings to mind the imitators cranking out work for the shopping mall style booths at neighborhood festivals,...

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Friday August 27, 2010 09:18 am EDT

  • Nic*Rad and Brock Scott explore dreams at MINT Gallery tonight


Home videos of Basquiat, dreaming boys at MINT Gallery, and subterranean cinema at Eyedrum this weekend. Details after the jump.

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Thursday August 19, 2010 10:01 pm EDT

  • Twin Kittens gallery opens Saturday night



This weekend is packed full of artist / curator talks, mixed in with a few gallery openings, an experimental film festival and a shot of nudity—in case all that intellectual crap gets boring.

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Thursday August 19, 2010 04:00 pm EDT
Theatrical Outfit offers an awkward but generally pleasing world premiere production | more...

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Wednesday August 18, 2010 11:56 am EDT

Theatrical Outfit and Theater Emory something in common this year, as both companies use the Pulitzer Prize as a unifying theme for their 2010-2011 season.

Theatrical Outfit applies the Pulitzer label a bit loosely. Its season began last week with A Confederacy of Dunces, artistic director Tom Key's adaptation of John Kennedy Toole's Pulitzer winning novel. It ontinues Jan. 26-=Feb. 20 with...

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Tuesday August 17, 2010 09:00 am EDT
Author's second crack at the Crescent City resounds with NOLA's smells, sights, and vibe | more...

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Monday August 16, 2010 06:00 pm EDT
Process Theatre takes a chance on Mark Ravenhill's play and succeeds to mixed effect | more...

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Monday August 16, 2010 03:30 pm EDT
Discarded rubber works and photogravures examine the artist's process and place | more...

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Friday August 13, 2010 09:14 am EDT

  • Jason Murphy


International street artists are pouring into Atlanta this weekend and that's not even half of it. Check out all the details after the jump.

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Friday August 13, 2010 09:05 am EDT
Street artists are descending on the city for a weekend of mural-painting and trouble-making. Will Atlanta even notice? | more...

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Wednesday August 11, 2010 11:47 am EDT

  • "Dali's Mustache" by Philippe Halsman
  • 3,534 people?! Damn!

Clearly I was out of mind to think that last Saturday's Surreal Soiree, an opening party for Dali: The Late Work at the High with a wearable-art fashion show by local artists including Sister Louisa, R.Land, Andy Moon Wilson, Lucha Rodriguez, Cooper Sanchez, Kelly Teasley, and HC Warner among others, would be low key.

My sister and...

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Monday August 9, 2010 05:30 pm EDT
Stage adaptation rises to the challenge of the film version | more...

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Monday August 9, 2010 05:00 pm EDT
Cash makes two Atlanta appearances Sat., Aug. 14 | more...

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Friday August 6, 2010 09:00 am EDT

  • A detail from "Assumpta Corpuscularia Lapislazulina," which hasn't been exhibited publicly since 1959



So, you might have heard about this exhibition at the High with paintings by that Spanish guy with the moustache? Dalí and more in Atlanta this weekend.

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Wednesday August 4, 2010 03:47 pm EDT



What's a MFA graduate got to expect these days? A good job waiting tables? A decent-sized debt? A profile on CNN?

SCAD student Stephen Hayes's installation at Mason Murer Fine Art has been getting well-deserved attention from local critics, and now he's got national coverage thanks to a feature on our local cable news network.

You can check out Cash Crop for yourself at Mason Murer until...

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Tuesday August 3, 2010 10:00 am EDT
Hurricane Katrina's five-year anniversary informs three new exhibits | more...

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Friday July 30, 2010 08:25 am EDT

  • Dayna Thacker


Catch up with some of the summer's best shows before they close this weekend and then head over to Gather Atlanta like you know what you're talking about. All the details after the jump.

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Wednesday July 28, 2010 10:00 am EDT
Local playwrights Peter Hardy and Gabriel Dean reveal inspiration for new plays | more...

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Tuesday July 27, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Solo show at Twin Kittens examines the psychology of the watcher | more...

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Friday July 23, 2010 09:02 am EDT

  • Plastic Aztecs are among the artists showing at the Goat Farm on Saturday


Dashboard Co-op hosts some Fresh Meat at the Goat Farm and gloATL performs twice over the weekend at the Woodruff Arts Center. More details after the jump.

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Sunday July 18, 2010 01:59 pm EDT

  • The Color of Hope, 2010



Chakaia Booker's massive, intimidating sculptures are composed almost entirely from used car tires. They may have been on the wheels of a Honda, driven a thousand times from home to work and home again on a boring daily commute from the suburbs. They could have been part of semi-truck, ferrying loads of lettuce from California to Florida in a never-ending caravan...

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Saturday July 17, 2010 04:00 am EDT
There's more than a whiff of darkness in Georgia Poet Laureate David Bottoms' new collection of essays and interviews. Crack the spine and the sensation might sting your eyes and nose with an acid odor, like you've been slicing up onions rather than reading a book. The Onion's Dark Core, as Bottoms explains it, is the undeniable fact of death, the human condition of mortality. That scent of... | more...

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Friday July 16, 2010 07:47 am EDT

  • Gyun Hur performs at Get This! on Saturday


Exhibitions are coinciding with The National Black Arts Festival all across town and the Westside Arts District unleashes a horde of events for this month's art walk. All the info after the jump.

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Thursday July 15, 2010 03:00 pm EDT
The High Museum's Signs of Life: Photographs by Peter Sekaer is the sleeper photographic exhibition of the summer. A contemporary of Walker Evans and a student of Berenice Abbott, Sekaer was well-known in the 1930s and '40s but slipped through the cracks after his death in 1950, only to be rediscovered in the last few decades. Under its outgoing curator of photography, Julian Cox, the High has... | more...

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Wednesday July 14, 2010 04:00 pm EDT
Douglas Tappin's play encompasses the influence of the civil rights icon | more...

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Tuesday July 13, 2010 04:00 am EDT

There are no pictures of anything "BARELY LEGAL," "XXX," "ADULT," or "SHAVED" in Kevin Sampsell's memoir, A Common Pornography. There wouldn't be any pictures in the book at all if a few wholesome family photos hadn't been added in a postscript by the publisher. If one was truly looking for "common pornography," you could do much better than this book.

The title isn't a total misnomer,...

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Friday July 9, 2010 09:41 am EDT

  • Shana Robbins



The Contemporary starts the weekend off with a massive opening, Poncey Highlands gets two new group shows from Kibbee and Young Blood, and more. All the details after the jump.

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Thursday July 8, 2010 01:00 pm EDT
Horizon succeeds in Shakin' the Mess Outta Misery | more...

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Monday July 5, 2010 11:00 am EDT
Artist readies for the biggest exhibition of her career | more...

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Saturday July 3, 2010 03:35 pm EDT

  • Daniel Weir


When Creative Loafing dropped by Eyedrum yesterday evening, artists were still hard at work on their drawings for this year's edition of Chalk Off, a chalk-only exhibition that the gallery hosted once before in 2008. Daniel Weir's piece in the corner of the main gallery was especially eye-catching, as he was hand-smearing the chalk to give it a paint-like texture and glow....

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Friday July 2, 2010 09:25 am EDT

  • Courtney Burton


Our nation's birthday isn't stopping Aurora Coffee, Eyedrum, and MINT Gallery from putting on a weekend full of killer group shows while Dodekapus raises funds for Living Walls. Check out the details after the jump.

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Friday July 2, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Caroline Lathan-Stiefel, curator and participating artist for Seepages, invited six artist friends and colleagues from both Atlanta, where she used to live, and her present hometown of Philadelphia to join her in the exhibition at Whitespace Gallery. As the title suggests, ideas pass back and forth between artists, and techniques seep into one artist's work through connections with others.... | more...

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Monday June 28, 2010 05:00 pm EDT
Shrew: the Musical and Love's Labour's Lost run in repertory at the playhouse | more...

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Monday June 28, 2010 04:00 am EDT
Graphic novel The Trap-Door Maker offers interesting prequel to popular musical | more...

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Friday June 25, 2010 09:00 am EDT

  • Sean Desmond's Tenderloin Project opens at ABV Gallery tonight



ABV Gallery shows The Tenderloin Project during the Studioplex art walk, Living Walls raises funds and celebrates badasses, and more this weekend. Details after the jump.

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Friday June 18, 2010 09:19 am EDT


The Westside Art District returns with another art stroll, BurnAway hosts a fundraiser at the Goat Farm, Atlanta Printmakers Studio hosts a members exhibition, and more this weekend. Check out the details after the jump.

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