2015 Festival Guide

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Cy Matthews Semrau
© Cy Matthews Semrau
Horizons and Intersections
Cy Matthews Semrau at 30 Trammell Street
Featuring work by: Cy Matthews Semrau

Opening Reception Oct 3 5:30- 8:30pm

With Intersections, the photographer describes people standing on street corners, crossing intersections and changing with every step the camera's perspective. These colorful, layered and abstracted, images illustrate any person's movement through time and space that is always becoming a memory, captured in one very brief moment by a photograph. Intersections is the second part in a series of photographs describing motion---first from the subject's perspective in black and white Horizons, and then, from the photographer's viewpoint by creating intense color in the images of people crossing Intersections.

Exhibition Oct 3 - Nov 14

Cy Matthews Semrau at 30 Trammell Street
30 Trammell Street, Marietta, GA 30064 - Google Maps
(678) 848-8390
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Call for hours
ACP Listing #: 46

© Exploring Light and Shadow
Exploring Light and Shadow
The Big House Gallery
Featuring work by: Nate Dorn, Max Eremine, Craig Gum, Cory McBurnett, Brent Walker

Exhibition Oct 9, 6 - 11pm

Nate Dorn is known for his unique brand of surrealist story telling & cinematic imagery, that is often laced with quirkiness & dark humor. NateDornImages.com

Max Eremine is an art portraitist & a fashion photographer. Originally from Moscow, based in Atlanta. maxeremine.com

Craig Gum puts his edgy spin on photography by layering contemporary art with comedic twists, inner turmoil & lustful desires. CraigGum.com

Brent Walker created "The Hidden South", a photo journal, documenting conversations with the unseen. He is also known for his photo-illustrative images that blurs the lines between fantasy & reality. brentjwalker.com

Cory McBurnett's current work utilizes the art of shibari while showcasing a minimalist approach to light & form. coryisamazing.com

The Big House Gallery
211 Peters Street, Atlanta, GA 30313 - Google Maps
ACP Listing #: 47

Dr. Horace Mann Bond
© Dr. Horace Mann Bond
Education of the Negro: a photographic study by Dr. Horace Mann Bond
Gallery L1
Featuring work by: Dr. Horace Mann Bond

Opening Reception Oct 3 6- 9pm

Born in 1904 in Nashville TN, Dr. Horace Mann Bond was an educator, activist, and scholar.

Beginning in the fall of 1929, Dr. Bond participated in a survey of black schools and the achievement of black children in North Carolina, Louisiana and Alabama. During this time, Bond visited more than 700 urban and rural black schools and administered standardized tests to nearly ten thousand children. The project was sponsored by the Julius Rosenwald Fund. Later, Dr. Bond and his wife, Julia Washington Bond, studied an isolated rural community, Star Creek, Louisiana. The Bonds were directed to observe and report on black schools, social and economic conditions and race relations in the rural South. These photographs are products of those studies.

The Schoolhouse series is accompanied by Bond family photographs that bare a stark contrast to the children Dr. Bond was photographing at the time.

This show was brought to life through the collaboration of James Bond, son of Dr. Horace Mann Bond, and Atlanta Master Printer, Barry Blackwell. We are honored as this is the first time these photographs have ever been printed and displayed to the public.

Exhibition Oct 3 - Oct 31

Lecture Oct 22 6:30pm -8pm

Film Screening Oct 29 6 - 9pm - Tickets here

Gallery L1
828 Ralph McGill Blvd NE, Suite L1, Atlanta, GA 30306 - Google Maps
(687) 502-0047
Fri-Sat: 11am-6:30pm
Sun: 11am-5pm
& by appointment
web: www.galleryl1.com/
ACP Listing #: 48

Kelly & Alice Lewis
© Kelly & Alice Lewis
Malice of Alice
The Creative Circus
Featuring work by: Alice Lewis, Kelly Lewis

Artist's Reception Oct 3 7- 10pm

Presented by The Creative Circus, Malice of Alice explores the misadventures of a little girl adopted into a mad world. Finding her forever home at the age of 7, Alice bonds with her mother through creative portraits and cosplay. Come meet Kelly and Alice and have a look into their imaginative world.

The Creative Circus
812 Lambert Drive N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324 - Google Maps
(404) 607-8880
By Appointment Only
web: www.creativecircus.edu
ACP Listing #: 49

Sheila Pree Bright
© Sheila Pree Bright
Flux Night 2015: Dream
Old Fourth Ward
Featuring work by: Courtesy the Artists, Aaron Gach, Chris Johnson, Otabenga Jones & Associates, Yoko Ono, Sheila Pree Bright, Pedro Reyes, Byette Ross Smith, Kamal Sinclair, Jennifer Wen Ma, Hank Willis Thomas

Exhibition Oct 3 7- 12am POSTPONED to Nov. 7th

Flux Projects's annual one-night public art celebration moves to the Old Fourth Ward and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic District. Curator Nato Thompson's theme "Dream" pays homage to the surrounding neighborhood where Dr. King served as a leader in a movement that changed the world.

In August of 1963, at the culmination of The March on Washington, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous speech that put his dreams for our nation into words. They were sweet, eloquent, hypnotic words that stirred the hopes of a country and its imagination. His dream asked for the best in people and in a sense, asked for the world as we knew it, to become the place we dreamed about.

Fifty-two years later Dr. King's call to action still rings true. Thompson has selected a diverse, provocative, and accomplished group of artists to create projects that invite us to continue dreaming of a more just and peaceful world. These projects will be a mix of visual and performance art that fills a five-block area and flows from the streets, through empty lots, up buildings, and into the sky.

Old Fourth Ward
Auburn and Edgewood Avenues at Boulevard, Atlanta, GA 30312 - Google Maps
(404) 622-7659
ACP Listing #: 50

Diane Liebeskind
© Diane Liebeskind
A2D Photography Group
Emory Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Chase Gallery
Featuring work by: Kevin Ames, Mario DiGirolamo, David Goldsmith, Al Johnson, Jay Kaufman, Diane Liebeskind, Larry Marchant, Chuck Rogers, Ron Sherman, Don Stephens

Opening Reception Oct 5 4- 6pm

Photography Exibition by A2D members

Exhibition Oct 5 - Oct 31

Emory Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, Chase Gallery
1700 North Decatur Road, Atlanta, GA 30345 - Google Maps
(404) 727-5050
Mon-Thu: 9am-6pm
ACP Listing #: 51

Shannon Davis & Virginie Kippelen
© Shannon Davis & Virginie Kippelen
Urban Wilderness + Man-Made Nature
Trees Atlanta TreeHouse at Stoveworks
Featuring work by: Shannon Davis, Virginie Kippelen

Exhibition Oct 8 - Oct 23

URBAN WILDERNESS + MAN-MADE NATURE is a photography exhibit showcasing two photographers' work beginning on October 8th with a speaking event on October 20th. The exhibit will include work on display both indoors and outdoors with images highlighting urban features of the city like the Atlanta BeltLine. Virginie Kippelen and Shannon Davis bring a fresh perspective to the urban forest of Atlanta and the importance of paying attention to how the people of a city transform the canopy.

Virginie seeks out nature in the city and creates images that reflect on her experience of walking in parks and green spaces in search of a sense of wilderness.

Shannon focuses on areas where man has consciously moved or manipulated nature in order to co-exist. She frames these innocuous reconstructed spaces as if they are beautiful natural landscapes.

Artist's Talk Oct 20 7pm -8:30pm

Trees Atlanta TreeHouse at Stoveworks
112 Krog St Suite 7, Atlanta, GA 30307 - Google Maps
(404) 522-4097
Mon-Fri: 10am-4pm
ACP Listing #: 52

Gerald Lee Hoffman
© Gerald Lee Hoffman
Goddesses of Nature
Emory University
Featuring work by: Gerald Lee Hoffman

Exhibition Oct 8 - Oct 9

This exhibition of 13 large photographs on high gloss aluminum includes images created on location in Bahia, Brazil during the filming of the documentary Yemanjá Wisdom from the African heart of Brazil, including ceremonies and processions of the African-derived Candomblé faith - thriving in Bahia, Brazil - honoring deities/spiritual energies known as Orixàs.

The exhibit is sponsored in part by The Heinz Endowments' Small Arts Initiative.

Emory University, Candler School of Theology (RARB) 360 and Atrium
1531 Dickey Drive, Atlanta, GA 30322 - Google Maps
Thu: 12-6pm
Fri: 9am-12pm
ACP Listing #: 53

My Atlanta Exhibition
Ponce City Market

Oct 8 11am- 2pm

Exhibit your photographs at Ponce City Market - open to the public!

Hours for viewing:

Thursday & Friday 11am- 2pm (October 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16, 22)
Saturday 10am - 4pm (October 3, 10, 17)
Sunday 12pm - 4pm (September 27, October 4, 11, 18)
Fri, October 23rd & Sat, October 24th, photographs removed 10am-1pm

This is an opportunity for photographers of all ages and with all levels of experience to exhibit their work and to compete for prizes. You are invited to hang your best photo; the best you've ever taken, or the best you've taken this week!

The general public (yes, you!), Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, High Schools and Senior Centers are encouraged to participate. Prizes will be awarded in nine categories, judged by the staff of Creative Loafing.

Photographs must be hung on Saturday, September 26th, between 10am and 4pm, and must be picked up Friday, October 23rd or Saturday, October 24th, between 10am and 1pm. Please bring unmounted, un-matted photographs, as images will be adhered to the wall with painter's tape. Framed photographs cannot be used.

This event is free and open to the public. Parking on-site, or arrive via the BeltLine.

In Partnership with Ponce City Market and Creative Loafing.

Ponce City Market
Pop-up Gallery (across from Anthropologie - North Avenue entrance)
675 Ponce de Leon Ave., NE
Atlanta, GA 30308 - Google Maps
ACP Listing #: 23

Scott Lowden
© Scott Lowden
From the Heart: Portraits Celebrating People of All Abilities
The Frazer Center Atrium
Featuring work by: Scott Lowden

Opening Reception Oct 8 5:30- 8pm

Celebrate truly inclusive community in honor of the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act at a special showing of portraits at the Frazer Center, located in the historic Cator Woolford Gardens and Forests off Ponce de Leon Avenue. Photographer Scott Lowden donated his talents in service to adults with disabilities for a moving series of portraits showing them working, volunteering and enjoying life. Every day more than 110 adults work with staff and volunteers at the Frazer Center to recognize their talents and explore ways to truly become an active, vital part of the community. Join this one-night only exhibition, meet the photographer as well as his subjects, and browse the artwork and other creative offerings made by Frazer's adult participants. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free but tickets are required and limited for this special event.

The Frazer Center Atrium
1815 S. Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30307 - Google Maps
(404) 377-3836
ACP Listing #: 55

The Disfarmer Project & Terminus Films
© The Disfarmer Project & Terminus Films
ACP Film Series
Featuring work by: Oraien Catledge, Mike Disfarmer

Film Screening Oct 8 Doors at 6pm, Screening at 7pm, followed by a talkback.

Please join us for a unique "double-feature" screening of two documentaries about photographers of the south; Mike Disfarmer & Oraien Catledge.

"Disfarmer: A Portrait of America" is an exploration into the photographic journey of Mike Disfarmer and his quintessential portraits of the people of Arkansas. Hava Gurevich, associate producer of the film, will join us for a talkbalk, after the film.

"Picture Man" is a video portrait of Atlanta photographer Oraien Catledge, whose iconic perspective of the residents of Cabbagetown depicted an old Atlanta on the verge of becoming something new. Steve Bransford, producer of the video, will also join us for the post-film talkback.

This event is free. Park in the deck next-door to theatre on Juniper St., or take MARTA to Art Center or Midtown station.

173 14th St., Atlanta, GA 30309 - Google Maps
(404) 253-2740
ACP Listing #: 56

© Mark Chandler
Focus on Photography
The Art Station - Big Shanty
Featuring work by: Cobb Photographic Society Members

Opening Reception Oct 8 6- 8pm

Please join us as Cobb Photographic Society displays some of the best work by their member photographers. Cobb Photographic Society is a camera club established in 1974. Many members are advanced photographers but they also feature works by budding artists in the area. Cobb Photo Society meets the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at Marietta Enrichment Center. Please view our website for times, dates and programs. The exhibit will be at The Art Station- Big Shanty Museum. www.cobbphotosociety.com

Exhibition Oct 8 - Oct 31

The Art Station - Big Shanty
2050 Kennesaw Due West Road, Kennesaw, GA 30152 - Google Maps
(770) 514-5930
By appointment only, call for hours
web: www.artstationcobb.org
ACP Listing #: 57

P. Seth Thompson
© P. Seth Thompson
P. Seth Thompson: Good Exposure
Arnall Golden Gregory
Featuring work by: P. Seth Thompson

Opening Reception Oct 8 6- 8pm

With influences ranging from quantum physics, to cinema, to mythology, Thompson considers the image's role in the creation of selfhood within the collective imaginary. His work is constructed by blending original and appropriated digital imagery to reveal a new, somewhat alien aesthetic. Through this technique Thompson's work highlights the slowly elusive boundary between images and our reality, resulting in an identity that has been formed, is mediated, and is constantly compromised by a Mcluhanesque barrage of media imagery.

Exhibition Oct 5 - Jan 8, 2016

Arnall Golden Gregory
171 17th Street, Suite 2100, Atlanta, GA 30363-1031 - Google Maps
(404) 545-1766
By Appointment Only web: www.agg.com
ACP Listing #: 58

Susan Michal
© Susan Michal
Flowers in Transition
LeJardin Francais
Featuring work by: Susan Michal

Artist's Reception Oct 8 7- 8:30pm

Flowers in Transition is a photography exhibition featuring the fine art flower photography of Susan Michal.

This show is in partnership with one of Atlanta's reknown florist, LeJardin Francais

A note form the artist: When you look at a flower through the camera lens you see things that you may never have noticed when viewing them with the naked eye. I love the complex textures the intense colors and the unexpected shapes. Some are soft and gentle in their beauty, some are bold, many are funny and some are just strange, proving that God has an intense sense of humor and a strong imagination. I am very aware of the short life that flowers have, and have been very interested in photographing them as they transition through the stages of bud to full bloom and death. As flowers transition through different stages colors change drastically and the textures become intense. Many of my favorite images are of blooms well past their prime.

Susan Michal's fine art book, Flowers in Transition will be available for pre-purchase during the exhibit
Prints exhibited will be available for purchase.

Please visit the artist website at www.susanmichalfineart.com

Exhibition Oct 8 - Oct 17

LeJardin Francais
LaJardin Francais, 1100 Howell Mill Road, Westside Provision District, Atlanta, GA - Google Maps
(404) 792-1680
Mon-Sat: 10am-6:30pm
web: www.LeJardinFrancais.com
ACP Listing #: 59

Alicia Collins
© Alicia Collins
Art Products LLC
Featuring work by: Alicia Collins

Opening Reception Oct 23, 6-10pm

Home showcases work that both investigates and challenges the ideals of motherhood, family dynamics, and home while examining the intense and fiercely close relationship the artist shares with her mother. Within Collins' eccentric upbringing, "home" was never clearly defined. Throughout the artist's life, her mother has always been her constant-her one safe place where she finds acceptance and belonging. Collins' mother is her home. The act of photographing her mother has become a ritual for the artist. Anxiety and tenderness fuse together, creating complex relationships where boundaries and normalcy are regularly challenged.

Visually, this work functions as pictorial evidence that begins to tell a maternal story of mother and daughter. Within this process, Collins' and her mother learn from one another and their painful history in order to rewrite their own brand of personal truth while simultaneously creating a body of work, where their private moments become artifacts for public viewing. This work bears witness to an understanding: a private language between mother and daughter, where each party has assumed the role of an artist, and where the concept of home is understood.

Exhibition Oct 23 - Oct 29

Art Products LLC
565 Northside Drive SW, Unit #2, (Abrams Fixture Building), Atlanta, GA 30310 - Google Maps
(810) 333-2311
Sat. 24th, Sun. 25th, Thurs. 29th: Noon-4PM (or call for appointment)
ACP Listing #: 60

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