Inaugural Atlanta Artwork Week set for fall; Modern will get Warhol grant

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Pleasure and curiosity are constructing within the Atlanta artwork group in regards to the lately introduced Atlanta Artwork Week, scheduled to happen September 29 by way of October 2. It’s being touted because the inaugural week, which means that if it’s profitable will probably be held yearly.

In accordance with the initiative’s web site, lots of Atlanta’s well-known artwork areas are scheduled to take part, amongst them Atlanta Modern, Invoice Lowe Gallery, the Excessive Museum of Artwork, Kai Lin Artwork, Marcia Wooden Gallery, MINT, MOCA GA, September Grey Artwork Gallery and whitespace. Particular programming shall be introduced in August.

Kendra Walker, an artwork adviser and author, is the founder-director. Walker says she anticipates galleries and museums will schedule receptions, artist talks, panels and different programming in the course of the four-day occasion. She can be hoping Atlanta Artwork Week will appeal to collectors and artwork lovers from different cities and put Atlanta on the map as an artwork metropolis. In accordance with the occasion web site, the initiative’s lead associate is Sutton, an arts communications agency with workplaces in New York, London and Hong Kong.

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Atlanta Modern is the one artwork group in Georgia to obtain a grant this summer time from the Andy Warhol Basis for the Visible Arts. “It means quite a bit,” stated Modern government director Veronica Kessenich of the $100,000 award, which is a part of the spring 2022 cycle of the inspiration’s grants. “It’s affirmation of our curatorial method that honors a range of inventive voices and curatorial management.” Fifty % of the grant is for use for administrative bills, a pandemic-era allowance from the inspiration that’s designed to contribute to long-term restoration and stability.

“We’re happy to assist Atlanta Modern, which has been an necessary platform for modern visible arts within the Southeast for practically 50 years,” stated Rachel Bers, the inspiration’s program director, in a press launch. “By guest-curated exhibitions, the group connects with inventive communities throughout the southeast to spotlight the complete spectrum of experimental apply going down within the area.”

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Greater than 30 artwork professors from faculties and universities all through Georgia are exhibiting their work in a juried exhibit at eyedrum Gallery July 16 by way of August 13. The present is juried by Michael Marling de Cuellar, a lately retired, tenured professor from the College of North Georgia, Dahlonega, and is the primary leg of a three-part initiative. One artist from the exhibition shall be chosen to obtain an Award of High Honor and can work towards a solo exhibit at eyedrum in 2023.  The gallery is planning a 2024 juried group exhibition of labor by MFA candidates in Georgia.



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