ColorATL + Meet the Artists: An Adult Coloring Night
Presented by ColorATL:
Join us for a free and interactive adult coloring workshop presented by ColorATL.
Meet select artists from Volume I + Volume II.
6p Doors + Bar with Contemporary Cocktails
6:30 Coloring and Intro by ColorATL
7p Meet the Artists - Yoyo Ferro and Brooke Powell
This event is in conjunction with Contemporary Cocktails. Grab a drink from out Mixologist-In-Residence. Cash/card bar.
This is a FREE event- Skip sign in at the front desk! All you need to do is RSVP with the link above or click here.
Parking is free in the lot at Bankhead & Means streets. You can access the lot via Bankhead Avenue and proceed past the parking attendant booth.
ColorATL, Atlanta’s adult coloring book, combines the power of creative activity with the thriving art culture of Atlanta to benefit those in difficult circumstances. Not only does ColorATL offer a deeper, more interactive look into Atlanta’s artists, but they believe creative activity has the ability to decrease stress, anxiety, and despair - and cultivate peace, joy, and hope. ColorATL strives to unify our city through creativity by workshops, events, and through our 1:1 model - for every book sold, one is given to a person facing hardship at local partnering organizations. William Massey, Amber Guinn, and Connor Dwyer began organizing this project in Spring of 2016 and released ColorATL Volume 1 in October.
Yoyo Ferro was born in Piracicaba in the state of São Paulo, Brazil but now makes his home in Atlanta. His first venture into the arts was through music playing bass in a Brazilian punk rock band (which was a rare “thing” in country Brazil). That sense of nonconformity can be seen in his murals even today. His whimsical abstract art features bright primary colors bounded by a single continuous looping black line. Yoyo Ferro’s public art can be found in murals, and on building façades all over Atlanta.
While Brooke Powell is originally from the Deep South of Mobile, Alabama, Atlanta has been her beloved home now for nearly six years. She studied music in Missouri, Art Education in Memphis, and finally graduated with a degree in Studio Art from Brenau University in 2013. Powell’s work is a mixture of vintage dark-whimsy and contemporary illustration, pulling inspiration from printmaking, tattoo flash, and Southern Gothic themes. Her go-to mentality is to paint hard truths and honest thoughts; creating becomes a vehicle for speaking her truth, no matter how uncomfortable. If she’s not feeling vulnerable or exposed by the end of the piece, she’s not doing something right.