2015 Festival Guide

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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

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

Andrew Feiler
© Andrew Feiler
Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color
Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library & Galleries
Featuring work by: Andrew Feiler

Opening Reception & Book Signing Oct 23, 5:30-8:30pm

Opening of the premier exhibition and book signing for "Without Regard to Sex, Race, or Color", published by UGA Press in conjunction with the Georgia Humanities Council with photographs by Andrew Feiler.

A large bell hangs in the clock tower overlooking the now quiet campus of Morris Brown College. Its inscription reads, in part, "Dedicated to the Education of Youth, Without Regard to Sex, Race or Color". Founded by African Americans in 1881, Morris Brown lost its accreditation to financial pressures and scandal in 2002. Today its campus is largely abandoned.

Andrew Feiler was granted unique access to Morris Brown's hauntingly silent campus. His documentary artistic photography portrays a proud past, a challenging present and an uncertain future, not only for this one institution but for all of America's historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). This significant work surfaces issues at the heart of the debate raging in our society: How do we create opportunity for all in America? How do we create onramps to the middle class?

Exhibition Oct 23 - Nov 29

Artist's Talk Nov 7, 10am

Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library & Galleries
111 James P. Brawley Drive, SW, Atlanta, GA 30314 - Google Maps
(404) 978-2000
Mon-Thu: 8am-12am
Fri: 8am-6pm
Sat: 12-6pm
Sun: 12pm-12am
ACP Listing #: 95

Chriss Clark
© Chriss Clark
Life in Palmetto
Cherrylion Gallery
Featuring work by: Chriss Clark

Opening Reception Oct 11 5- 9pm

Exhibition Oct 11 - Oct 18

Cherrylion Gallery
889 Morris Street, Atlanta, GA 30318 - Google Maps
(404) 350-4040
Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm
Sat: 10am-4pm
ACP Listing #: 75

Hastings Huggins
© Hastings Huggins
Collective One Gallery
Featuring work by: Hastings Huggins

Artist's Reception Oct 2, 7 - 10pm

Transcendent, a series of Final Works, are reflective, personal inventories of the past. They are re-experienced feelings of adolescent loss and trauma that were truths, once upon a time. Ironic discoveries, borne out of a sequential process make many of these works function as triggers. Triggers, as British science historian as alluded, that can change past perceptions and act as a stimulus for "new truths."

The build process for the Final Works is a sequential one. It begins with the creation of the chemograph, which, through a ballet of light exposure and chemical development, is allowed to mature. Particular chemographs are singled out and scanned at high resolutions to produce an archival document, which can then be optimized for further scrutiny, exploration and closer inspection. It is through the mining of these documents, using post-processing tools that the documents are decoded and become Final Works. Transcendent in their affect, many have become portals and at times harbors, which grant sputtering connections to the unconscious and to some of the most displaced memories.

Exhibition Oct 2 - Nov 6

Artist's Talk Oct 10, 11am - 1pm

Collective One Gallery
760 10th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 - Google Maps
(678) 218-3740
Tue-Fri: 11am-5pm
ACP Listing #: 64

Aldo Ramirez
© Aldo Ramirez
Atlanta RollerGirls
Crazy Cuban Sandwich Shop
Featuring work by: Kevin Borke, Jennifer Fairchild-Pierce, Tim Moxley, Aldo Ramirez

Opening Reception Oct 17 11am- 3pm

The "Best Shots" of the Atlanta RollerGirls 2015 season. Featuring action shots, portraits, video, & live appearances the Atlanta RollerGirls on opening day October 17. Come see the photos and meet the women that continue to make Atlanta a strong derby town. Photography exhibition will be available October 17 -31.

Exhibition Oct 17 - Oct 31

Crazy Cuban Sandwich Shop
290 14th St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 - Google Maps
(404) 607-7348
Mon-Sat: 11am-3pm
ACP Listing #: 83

Debora Cartagena
© Debora Cartagena
Lasting Impressions: A Artist Choice Exhibit by Women In Focus
Digital Arts Studio
Featuring work by: Jenny Bell, Vicki Bethel, Cindy Brown, Kaneesha Brownlee, Debora Cartagena, Myrtie Cope, Margery Diamond, Bobi Dimond, Harriet Dye, Sheri Garza-Pope, Melissa Gillespie, Ruth Gogel, Valerie Gruner, Susee Harkins, Jeannie Bartow Hartman, Jan Kapoor, Lynne Klein, Laura Kresmin, Carolyn Meltzer, Chris Mitts, Niki Murphy, Anne Nettles, Maureen Anne Petrilli, Amira Price, Gittel Price, Lesley Ann Price, Linda Rathke, Lisa Streib, Kelly Thompson, Lee Anne White

Artist's Reception Oct 10 6- 9pm

Women In Focus is a non-profit artist-initiated organization of women photographers who have joined together to support and promote the photographic arts.

Founded in 1993 by a group of women who recognized the need for a formal network of women photographers who could assist in each others' personal, professional, and artistic growth, Women In Focus has become a thriving organization whose diverse membership includes photographic artists ranging from beginners to seasoned professionals, all brought together by their passion for photography.

Women In Focus values each individual member for the unique contributions that she brings to the organization and strives to provide all members with the resources that they need to thrive as artists. Women In Focus is dedicated to facilitating a forum for open dialogue regarding photography in all of its forms.

Educational programs address both technical proficiency and scholarship by incorporating lectures, workshops, and critiques and by covering topics relating to the history and business of photography as well as the creation of images. Women In Focus engages in community activity by hosting events all around Atlanta. http://www.womeninfocusatlanta.com

Exhibition Oct 3 - Oct 31

Digital Arts Studio
1082 Huff Road NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 - Google Maps
(404) 352-9779
Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm
Sat: 10am-5pm
ACP Listing #: 70

© Albert Chong
Absolute Chong
Hammonds House Museum
Featuring work by: Albert Chong

Opening Reception Oct 18 2- 5pm

Albert Chong, an artist of African and Chinese descent uses photography, sculpture, and installation art to explore his ancestry and identity. His early photography works earned critical recognition for its contribution to the multi-culturalism movement in the visual arts. He specifically creates visual narratives on race, identity, family, nationalism, mysticism and spirituality. Mr. Chong's perspective ranges from aesthetic beauty for its own sake to the personal, political and numerous other concerns that constitute his artistic vision.

The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Chong teaches art and photography at the University of Boulder and will be at Hammonds House Museum's 2015 VAN (Visual Art Network - of the National Performance Network) artists in residence.

Exhibition Sep 6 - Nov 8

Artist's Talk Oct 18 3 -4pm

Hammonds House Museum
503 Peeples Street SW, Atlanta, GA 30310 - Google Maps
(404) 612-0500
Wed-Fri: 10am-6pm
Sat-Sun: 1-5pm
ACP Listing #: 91

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

C. A. McCullers
© C. A. McCullers
Pas de Deux: A Piece for Light and Motion
Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre
Featuring work by: Charles A. McCullers, V. Elizabeth Turk

Opening Reception Oct 16 6- 9pm

In Pas de Deux, artists V. Elizabeth Turk and Charles A. McCullers collaborate with Atlanta Ballet to create a suite of pictures that tap the potential and real energy of photography, process, and performance.

Masters of contemporary and antiquarian processes, Turk and McCullers channel the origins of photography to capture dance - human bodies expressing the exuberance of movement against gravity, serendipity and its risks, art at the moment creation-and its instant ephemeral passing.

This suite of images underscore the artistic qualities and collaborative energies that appeared as paintings thousands of years ago on the walls of caves. The patina and warmth, in these photographs are a bow to the liturgy of the photographic arts, and testimony to an alchemy that defies explanation. The recipe is magical and irreproducible: humanity + expression + collaboration = the sublime poetry of art.

Exhibition Oct 16 - Nov 20

Artists' Talk by V. Elizabeth Turk and Charles A. McCullers Nov 2, 7pm - 8:30pm

Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre
1695 Marietta Boulevard, NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 - Google Maps
(404) 873-5811
Wed-Fri: 12-5:30pm
ACP Listing #: 79

Omar Victor Diop
© Omar Victor Diop / Magnin-A
ACP Collaboration: On Being Black Panel Discussion
Spelman College Museum of Fine Art
Featuring work by: Sheila Pree Bright, Kirsten Pai Buick, Ph.D, Allen Cooley, Renee Cox, Delphine Fawandu, John Pinderhughes, Deborah Willis, Ph.D

Panel Discussion Oct 17 11am- 12:30pm

Please join us for a unique collaboration with Arnika Dawkins Gallery & the Spelman College Museum of Art for a panel discussion "On Being Black" featuring artists Sheila Pree Bright, Albert Chong, Allen Cooley, Renee Cox, Delphine Fawandu, John Pinderhughes, and Deborah Willis, Ph.D. The panel discussion will be moderated by Kirsten Pai Buick, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Art History at The University of New Mexico.

This event is in support of the exhibition "On Being Black" at Arnika Dawkins Gallery from Oct. 16 to Jan. 22, 2016. This provocative and groundbreaking exhibition will feature work by 23 nationally renowned, mid-career and emerging fine art photographers and explores issues of race, colorism and racial identity.

This event is free and open to the public.

Some free parking on site or park in nearby deck.

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art
Auditorium, Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ed.D. Academic Center
350 Spelman Lane, SW
Atlanta, GA 30314 - Google Maps
(404) 270-5607
ACP Listing #: 84

Kelly Kline
© Kelly Kline
A Decade of the Heisman Trophy Imagery
Treehouse Photo Studio
Featuring work by: Kelly Kline

Opening Reception Oct 15 7- 10pm

For the past 10 years Kelly Kline has been the exclusive staff photographer of the Heisman Trophy Presentation. For a week each December she has documented the history of the most prestigious award in college football capturing imagery of past and present Heisman Trophy Winners. Her unparalleled access to the event is a rare behind the scenes look at moments shared between football's most revered icons.

This retrospective will feature portrait and candid images from the 2005-2014 Heisman Trophy Presentations including recent winners Tim Tebow, Mark Ingram, Cam Newton, Robert Griffin III, Marcus Mariota as well as past winners Barry Sanders, Bo Jackson, Archie Griffin and Roger Staubach. Special Guest appearance by 1996 Heisman Winner Danny Wuerrffel.

Exhibition Oct 15 - Oct 18

Treehouse Photo Studio
751 James P. Brawley Dr NW Suite 4, Atlanta, GA 30318 - Google Maps
(404) 254-3349
Mon-Sun: 10am-6pm
ACP Listing #: 77

© Sistagraphy
When Spirit Calls Me
South Fulton Arts Center

Opening Reception and Artist's Talk Oct 3 1 -3pm

The exhibition represents the diverse perspectives of spirituality from a collective of African-American Women Photographers.

Exhibition Oct 1 - Oct 31

The exhibition represents the diverse perspectives of spirituality from a collective of African-American Women Photographers.

Opening Reception and Artist Talk Oct 7 6 - 8pm

Sistagraphy, a collective of African-American Women photographers presents an exhibit of the new & emerging members. This exhibition is juried by Michi Meko. This event and exhibition will take place at West End Performing Arts Center, 945 Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, SW Atlanta, GA 30310 [Google Maps]

South Fulton Arts Center
4645 Butner Rd., Atlanta, GA 30349 - Google Maps
(404) 612-3087
ACP Listing #: 42

© Instagram
ACP Spotlight: Instagram Panel
Westside Cultural Arts Center

Panel Discussion Oct 21 7pm, doors open at 6:30

There's no debate that Instagram has changed (and is changing!) the nature of what it means to take pictures & share photographs. These local makers use Instagram in innovative ways to express themselves, reach new audiences, and participate in the global image conversation.

This unique panel discussion, moderated by Tyson Wheatley, professional Instagrammer, will explore the ins-and-outs of how Instagram is changing the way we visually communicate. From Grant Mimms to Whitney Ott, this cross-section of Instagrammers will discuss how the platform has affected, inspired, and elevated their photography. We can't wait!

Featured Panelists:
Stephen McMennamy
Tim Lampe
Grant Mimms
Vanessa Toro
Whitney Ott

Westside Cultural Arts Center
760 10th St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30318 - Google Maps
(678) 218-3740
ACP Listing #: 93

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