April 18 “3rd Saturday” Westside Art Walk

Nate Moore

Nate Moore

ATLANTA – Saturday, April 18, 2009, The Westside Arts District will hold their monthly “3rd Saturday” art walk from 11am to 5pm.  We are pleased to announce that the Robert C. Williams Paper Museum is joining the Westside Art Walk and will be hosting an event.

Schedule of Events for the April 18 Westside Art Walk

ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER — Artist Talk at 11:00 am.  Open 11 am–5 pm.
535 Means Street, NW
www.thecontemporary.org

  • *General Admission, $5; Students and Seniors, $3; Members, Free; Children under 12, Free.

Artist Talk: Exhibiting artist Rae Goodwin discusses her work, focusing on personal history, collaboration, and documentation.
Goodwin’s installation, Relativity, examines aspects of her family history and constructions of identity, as well as gender-based fears of the unknown and of nature.

THE ROBERT C. WILLIAMS PAPER MUSEUM AT GEORGIA TECH — Artist/Gallerist talk 1:00pm.  Open 11am-3pm.  Free.
500 Tenth Street, NW.  Closes at 3pm.
http://www.ipst.gatech.edu/amp/exhibits/index.htm
Atlanta-based contemporary artists Nate Moore and SALTWORKS Director Brian Holcombe will discuss the current exhibition at The Paper Museum.  Nate Moore’s Origami jets rely upon rigorous geometry and give dimension, depth and sometimes movement to found object paper.  Mr. Moore is represented by Get This! Gallery (www.getthisgallery.com).   Brian Holcombe will present the works of artist Jiha Moon.  Ms. Moon creates beautiful, dream-like landscapes on Japanese hanji paper inspired by the opposing social norms and cultural references experienced throughout her travels in the East and West.  Mrs. Moon is represented by SALTWORKS (www.saltworksgallery.com).

Additional galleries open for viewing:

BOBBE GILLIS GALLERY–open 11am-4pm.  FREE.
1000 Marietta Street, Suite 108
www.gillisgallery.com
Spring Forward
This exhibition will feature the artwork of all 30 of our extremely talented artists, with artwork ranging in styles from contemporary to traditional.

EMILY AMY GALLERY–open from 11am-5pm.  FREE.
1000 Marietta Street, Suite 208
www.emilyamygallery.com
Paint as Subject: new works Dorothy Goode, James Leonard, Melanie Parke and Carl Plansky
Paint is not often thought of as the subject matter or genre of a painting.  Quite the contrary, subjects usually include landscapes, figures, or still lives, but for these four talented artists, paint takes center state in their vibrant and colorful compositions.  By studying their application, manipulation, and removal of paint from the canvas with brushes, trowels, palette knives and other tools, it is clear that each of the artists featured in this upcoming show value the importance of paint.

GET THIS! GALLERY–open 11am-5pm.  FREE.
662 11th St. NW
www.getthisgallery.com
Final day of the exhibition “_______ is not always a bad thing.”  This is artist Ben Roosevelt’s first solo exhibition with Get This! The exhibit will feature new works including large mixed media installations. Ben Roosevelt is an Atlanta based artist and was the recipient of the 2007-2008 Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award.

KIANG GALLERY–open 11am-5pm.  FREE.
1011-A Marietta Street, NW
www.kiang-gallery.com
Meng Jin: Every Room is Illuminated
Beijing based artist Meng Jin, photographs chandeliers in meeting rooms in the People’s Parliament House in Beijing, and other power boardrooms with similar institutional context.  The artist is deliberately inviting a conversation about the ambiguity between reality and perception, perhaps about the impact on political or corporate power on society.

OCTANE COFFEE– open 8am-1 pm.  FREE.
1009-B Marietta Street NW
www.octanecoffee.com
Artwork on view~Hayley Gaberlavage.  Hayley Gaberlavage’s painted canvases are perceptual eye-candy: the visual consequences of color and design experiments.

SALTWORKS– CLOSED FOR INSTALLATION.
664 11th St NW
www.saltworksgallery.com
Upcoming exhibition: Elsewhere curated by Shinique Smith.  Opening reception, Saturday, April 25.

SANDLER HUDSON GALLERY– open from 11am-5pm.  FREE.
1009-A Marietta Street, NW
www.sandlerhudson.com
Carol Mode:  Kaleidoscapes- Abstract paintings
Nashville native, Carol Mode explores the properties of space in nature to create abstracted topographies that reference personal time and space.  Her work intertwines art, architecture and nature in a luminous and tactile fashion.
Caroline Lathan-Stiefel:  Flux- Installations and drawings
This exhibition will feature large-scale mixed-media installations and intricate, abstract system drawings from Atlanta native, Caroline Lathan-Stiefel.

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