Artist Exhibit: “For the Love of Romeo: Urban Peace” – Monday, March 14, 2016 – Friday, May 13, 2016 10:00 AM-6:00 PM East Atlanta Branch Library 400 Flat Shoals Avenue, S.E. Atlanta, GA 30316
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EXHIBITION:UNCOMMON THREADS XIII – April 22, 2016 to May 20, 2016
– Friday, April 22, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday, April 26 – Friday, May 20, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 pmThe SewJourner Quilters Guild evolved from a class its founding members took years ago at Southwest Arts Center. Its annual exhibition of traditional and contemporary quilts features some of the area’s finest quilters. This event is free and open to the public. Southwest Arts Center
915 New Hope Road Atlanta GA, 30331
EXHIBITION OPENING: “BLACK FLIGHT 144” – Dates April 15, 2016 to June 30, 2016
Opening Reception – Friday, April 15, 2016 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
A conceptualized body of work, illustrated through the grouping of 144 black paper airplanes in various recognized symbols. The work addresses 144 years of emancipation, presented within a contemporary artistic context. Here, Hutchinson’s work offers a new dialogue, furthering the intellectual continuum spearheaded by the Harlem Renaissance in the 20th Century. Aviation Community Cultural Center 3900 Aviation Circle NW Atlanta, GA 30336 404-612-8600
Exhibit: Shocophoto Imagery & Connie Cross – April 1-April 30, 2016. Tuesday-Friday 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m
This photography exhibit reflects the body as a delicate subject. Capturing images with fluidity, creative angles, and dynamic spatial structure. This embodiment has formed into the creation of Shocphoto Imagery. South Fulton Arts Center, Butner Road, College Park, GA, United States
Exhibition: Carolyn Grady Opening Reception –
Tuesday, April 19 – Friday, May 13, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 pm
Opening Reception – Friday, April 15, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Carolyn Grady is a photographer who documents and explores hip-hop culture by capturing live performances of classic, “golden age” rap legends and icons. Examples of her work can be seen at www.rhythmicimages.com.Â This exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information and to schedule group tours, call 404-613-3220. Southwest Arts Center 915 New Hope Road Atlanta GA, 30331
Looking Forward and Backward: The View from my Grandmother’s Porch – Sunday, April 3, 2016 – Friday, April 29, 2016 Central Library Lower Level, Art Gallery 1 Margaret Mitchell Square Atlanta, GA 30303
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This is a fiber arts exhibition of both traditional and art quilts featuring Aisha Lumumba with Marquetta Johnson, O.V. Brantley, and Elaine Parker. The exhibit is a journey through the progression of quilts through time in the African American community.
Current Exhibit: Between the Sweet Water and the Swarm of Bees: Works by Susanne Wenger on view at the Carlos Museum – 571 South Kilgo Circle NE Atlanta, GA 30322 FREE – April 17th May 15, 22, 29.
Between the Sweet Water and the Swarm of Bees brings together nine screen prints and one waxbatik by Austrian artist, Susanne Wenger (1915—2009),who lived and worked in Nigeria for nearly 60 years. These prints and batik are syncretic compositions of oriki (praise poetry about Yoruba deities such as Obàtálá and Osun) and European mythology. The depictions are extensions of the Osun sacred grove, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which Wenger redesigned in the 1960s. Although Osun was a significant figure in Wenger’s work, Obàtálá, who is charged with forming every human being, ultimately influenced her the most. Six months after Wenger arrived in Osogbo, she fell ill with tuberculosis. She attributed her recovery one year later to the god Obàtálá and not only created work depicting his stories, but also became a priestess in the Obàtálá society.
The series was given to the Carlos Museum by Graham and Maryagnes Kerr, who purchased the works from the artist at her home in Osogbo, Nigeria in 1965. The prints, ephemera, and batik in this collection are rare and have never before been exhibited together.
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1280 Peachtree Street, N.E.
Atlanta, Georgia 30309
Vik Muniz – until August 21, 2016 – Free On select Days at the High Museum of Art. (Free Second Sundays, Bank of America Free First Full Weekend, Fulton County First Saturday)
Iris van Herpen Transforming Fashion – until May 15th – Free On select Days at the High Museum of Art. (Free Second Sundays, Bank of America Free First Full Weekend, Fulton County First Saturday)
Basquiat: The Unknown Notebooks – Until May 29th – Free On select Days at the High Museum of Art. (Free Second Sundays, Bank of America Free First Full Weekend, Fulton County First Saturday)