Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Atlanta Celebrates Visual Artists

October is a busy month for the art world in Atlanta. Throughout October, along with it being Atlanta Celebrates Photography month there are many ongoing art shows and exhibits. Here are a few handpicked events showcasing unique visual artists:

Iain Macarthur's "Entrance" on display until October 17th at the ABV Gallery.

Margaret Fletcher's "Ocus" and Michael David Murphy's "Certainty Principle" on show until October 30th at the Spruill Gallery.

Susan Hadorn's "Empty Spaces, Piedmont Park Pool & Bathhouse" and Lloyd Benjamin's "Class One Colors" on exhibit until October 30 at the Solomon Projects Gallery.

 The last Friday of every month, The Highland Ballroom hosts LaserBeamKitty, an indie-electro-dance-rock-art party. Featured are up and coming musicians and multimedia artists from around the country. Pictured here, one of last months featured artists, Dante DeStefano.

The Saltworks Gallery features Iona Rozeal Brown's "Mythologies and Mashups" throughout the entire month of October. Artist talk and book signing October 16 1pm.

"Twinrocker: Forty Years of Hand Papermaking" open through December 17 at the Robert C. Williams Museum.

The Emily Amy Gallery presents "Down the Rabbit Hole" featuring artists, Jennifer Cawley, Zuzka Vaclavik, and Cara Enteles. On display until October 23.

"Overseas and Undertones" A Collection of New Work From 13 Transatlantic Artists Opening reception Friday October 22 7-11pm. On exhibit October 22 through November.

FLUX in the Castleberry Hills Art District is a fantastic one night art celebration showing large and small-scale projections, performance, dance, music, light installations, and other forms of multi-media projects and public interactions throughout the streets and empty spaces of Castleberry Hills. FLUX is on October 1 8pm-2am. This is where I'll be Friday night, so come and join me!

Also in Castleberry Hills this month is the Castleberry Art Stroll on October 8th at 7pm. Voted best art stroll in Atlanta!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Round up those elephants!

Throughout history elephants have been known to symbolize strength, power, perseverance, and wisdom.
My love for elephants steams all the way back to my childhood. These wonderful creatures played small cameos in two of my favorite childhood movies, A Little Princess and The Secret Garden. I used to imagine I was Sara, riding elephants in India, or young Mary protecting her small carved elephant treasure from the evil housekeeper, Mrs. Medlock. Since those days of princesses and secret gardens, my adoration for elephants have grown. Nowadays you can spot these "little" guys in many home decor trends. Here are some interesting ways these gentle giants have wiggled their way into our homes and hearts.

1. Curtain Tie Back
2. Piggy Bank
3. Dish Towel
4. Candle
5. Porcelain Statues
6. Elephant Bust
7. Laundry Hamper
8. Vase
9. Wine Stopper
10. Teacups
11. Watering Can
12. Coat Hanger
13. Eames Plywood Elephants
14. Teapot
15. Pillow
16. Salt and Pepper Shakers
17. Topiary



Saturday, September 18, 2010

carved straight from my heart

minimalist frames carved out of wood, from indie nation. umm yes, please!

now if i could only find the $120 to buy these beauties...