Saturday, May 21, 2011

Westside Artwalk May 21st 11am-5pm

All of this information is from the Westside Art District's website:

*11AM – 5PM Open House – New Location*
White Provision residential bldg
1100 Howell Mill Road, Suite A03
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
tel 404.735.1000
11am – 5pm:  open house for the new {Poem88} location
7pm: opening for “Marwencol: photographs from Mark Hogancamp and David Naugle”
8pm: film screening, “Marwencol” (2010) by director Jeff Malmberg
{Poem88} has the distinct pleasure of presenting  Marwencol: photographs from Mark Hogancamp and David Naugle. In 2000, Mark Hogancamp, a resident of a tiny, upstate New York hamlet, was brutally beaten as the result of a bar room brawl.  The victim of a hate crime (Hogancamp is a cross-dresser), he suffered significant brain damage and after completing what government-funded rehabilitation was available, Hogancamp embarked on his own self-prescribed therapy to restore his imagination.  David Naugle, a local photographer, after befriending Hogancamp, was welcomed into the unbelievable story that is Marwencol.

*11AM Artist Talk – Gregor Turk*
1170 Howell Mill Rd., Ste. P-16.  (404) 307-0215. Open 11am – 4pm.
Astolfi Art presents artist Gregor Turk in “Shift”.  This new series will be exhibited at Astolfi Art at White Provisions in Atlanta with an opening reception on May 19, 2011. Turk’s work typically references mapping and place-making and often incorporates elements of institutional markers, signs, symbols, iconography and pictograms. The new series features panels and sculptures that are all pairings of trapezoidal shapes that in turn form a visual portal.

*1PM – 2PM Coffee Flight Tasting.*
664 11th St. NW.  (404) 881-0411. Open Noon – 5pm.
In celebration of the exhibition “Black Drawings” work by Alejandro Aguilera, Saltworks will offer a free tasting of a flight of African coffees.  The artworks on view were created using coffee as an ‘ink’ and medium of artistic expression with forms inspired by African art.  Stop in from 1 to 2 PM to enjoy a free tasting of African bean coffee provided by Octane Coffee and crafted by one of their excellent baristas!

*2PM Gallery Talks*
1000 Marietta St. NW Ste 118.  (404) 351-1050. Open 11am – 5pm.
*Final Day* for Still.Life. which features work by Julie Blackmon, Michael Marshall, Aline Smithson and Maggie Taylor.  Ryan Nabulsi, Director of the Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, will be holding an informal discussion about the work and the status of photography in the digital age.
*Opening of Fall Line Books + Discussion*  Fall Line is a project undertaken by photographer and writer Bill Boling to establish a fine art photography press in Atlanta.  Fall Line has many projects scheduled for the rest of 2011 and for the future.  Bill and other artists and writers involved will hold a talk following Ryan’s talk to give a peak into what Fall Line has planned.

*Event 5PM – 8PM*
535 Means Street NW (404) 688-1970 Open 11 am – 5 pm
Members, Free; General admission, $5; Students/Seniors, $3;
Kids under 12, Free
*Event: Open Studios.  
The 14 participants in our Studio Artist Program open their spaces to share recent works and talk with the public about their ideas and interests. Plus music, snacks, cash bar. General admission $5, Members $3.
On view: Jessica Jackson Hutchins: The Important Thing About A Chair, and John Heward: Things
Two exhibitions that combine expressive gestures, sensual materials, and space-altering invention. Works by Jessica Jackson Hutchins bring together glazed ceramic vessels nestled into altered furniture, and mixed media works on paper combining printmaking, collage, and drawing/writing. Hutchins was an acclaimed participant in the 2010 Whitney Biennial. John Heward is one of Canada’s most respected artists, and his formal investigations into the possibilities of painting and sculpture are well known in that country. He is also an internationally known jazz drummer. This is the first major presentation of his work in the United States.


*Opening Reception 7PM-11PM*
662 11th St. NW.  (678) 596-4451. Open Noon – 5pm.
On view will be the exhibition, Gone With the Twins by Atlanta based street art duo, Paper Twins. This is their first exhibition with Get This!  An opening reception for the artists will be held from 7 to 11PM.


EMILY AMY GALLERY—*New Exhibition*
Open 11am – 5pm
1000 Marietta Street, Suite 208 Open 11am – 5pm
May 6 – June 18, 2011
Growing up in Rensselear County in upstate New York would eventually have a profound influence on Michael Abrams’ artistic career, although he was not aware of it then.  The views out his childhood bedroom window of the Hudson River Valley became deeply engrained in his subconscious and have since become the predominant subject of his work.  The landscapes are loosely based on these Hudson River Valley vistas he remembers but are also partially fabricated in his imagination.  The combination makes for atmospheric, luminescent and ethereal paintings created from layering glazes from semi-transparent to opaque.  The result is a beautifully rendered edenic nature of Abrams’ own personal invention.

1011-A Marietta Street. (404) 892-5477. Open Noon – 5pm.
Danille Roney: On the Edge of Self. In collaboration with Jeff Conefry and contributions from Penny Aviles. Roney’s newest multimedia project deftly sets the stage of a poignant moment in time, a choice, “to stay or to leave”. Circumstances are deconstructed through a series of parallel, bifurcating movements in which randomization software plays a key role, allowing a third and final author to participate, beyond the artist’s creation. Roney explores the psychological space “ in between”, where hybrid identity is crystallized and personal and social identities are transformed by multicultural and virtual influences in a real-time world.

1000 Marietta St. NW. (404) 815-9886. Open 10am to 10pm.
Group exhibition pop-up show!

1009-A Marietta Street NW  (404) 817-3300 Open 12pm to 5pm.
Linda Armstrong and Donna Mintz will show together May 20-June 25, 2011. Reception, May 24, 2011, 7-9pm.
In Linda Armstrong’s new body of work, “Mycological Meanderings,” The artist uses topical contour drawings as an aesthetic terrain with narrative marks alluding to her movements through the landscape. Sculptural, fantastical, colored fungi pieces simulate movements of mycorrhiza (a symbiotic association between a fungus and the roots of a vascular plant) growth.
Donna Mintz will present four monochrome paintings titled, “Gray Paintings.”  Mintz’s Labor intensive and process oriented large scale oils with collage represent a further

Ants and Grasshoppers, 7-10PM  at 364 Nelson Street in Castleberry Hill

The Westside Art Walk is a presentation of the Westside Arts District and occurs on the third Saturday of every month from 11am to 5pm, unless otherwise noted.  This art-centric event is intended to encourage public interaction and education of visual art in the emerging art district in Atlanta’s Westside neighborhood.  There is plenty of free parking at each venue.  Information can be found on the group's website

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