Art Walk Saturday May 16, 11-5

Ben Worley // Bean Summer at Get This! Gallery

Ben Worley // Bean Summer at Get This! Gallery

Saturday, MAY 16th, 2009, The Westside Arts District will hold their monthly “3rd Saturday” art walk from 11am to 5pm.

Scheduled programming:

BOBBE GILLIS GALLERY–open 11 am – 5 pm, FREE
http://www.gillisgallery.com
1000 Marietta Street, Suite 108
Painting Demonstration
Bobbe Gillis Gallery presents our very own “Painter of Light,” Amanda Carder.  Please join us for a free, day long painting demonstration as Amanda Carder takes us on an intriguing journey of light, reflection and movement.

EMILY AMY GALLERY–event at 12:00 pm, FREE
http://www.emilyamygallery.com
1000 Marietta Street, Suite 208
Margie Stewart will discuss her recent exhibition currently on view.
Margie Stewart: New Paintings is the artists’ first solo exhibit at Emily Amy Gallery.  She is intrigued with the contradictions and complexities that abound with still lives and landscapes such as positive and negative shapes, real versus implied lines and the structure and fragmentation that is caused by the way the light falls on her subjects.   Intrinsically she is a ‘seer’ who reproduces a banal landscape or still life by looking past what everyone else sees and discovering a unity that exists between shapes, forms and color.

ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER–event from 1:00-4:00 pm
http://www.thecontemporary.org
535 Means Street, NW
**General admission, $5; Students/Seniors, $3; 12 and under/members, Free.
FUNDRED Project Family Day. Our Resource Room is being temporarily converted into a bank vault repository for the creation and display of FUNDRED dollar bills, the currency of artist Mel Chin’s FUNDRED and OPERATION PAYDIRT projects. This pro-active collaboration with teachers and three million students around the United States takes on the problem of lead pollution in New Orleans. Join us in drawing activities while learning more about this innovative and restorative work of art. See http://www.fundred.org for more information about workshops, templates, and how to get involved.
*FUNDRED activities are Free; admission fees apply for the exhibitions on view.

GET THIS! GALLERY–event at 1:00 pm, FREE
http://www.getthisgallery.com
662 11th St. NW
Bean Summer / Ben Worley will discuss his recent exhibition currently on view at
Get This! Gallery
Information is Bean Summer’s or Ben Worley’s first solo exhibition with Get This! The exhibit     will feature experimental digital prints, video installations and explores ideas within new     media.     Bean Summer / Ben Worley is an Atlanta based artist.  Gallery open from 11 am – 5pm.

SALTWORKS–event at 1:30 pm, FREE
http://www.saltworksgallery.com
664 11th St NW
Director Brian Holcombe hosts a tour of selections of the “Elsewhere” exhibition.      “Elsewhere” is a group show curated by acclaimed New York-based artist Shinique Smith.  Works     in the exhibition share a Romantic sensibility and utopian ideals.  The show encompasses video,     painting, mixed-media and collage.

SANDLER HUDSON GALLERY—event at 2:30, FREE
http://www.sandlerhudson.com
1009-A Marietta Street, NW
Co-Director Robin Sandler hosts a tour of  the two exhibitions on show, “Kaleidoscapes” by Carol Mode and “Flux” by Caroilne Lathan-Stiefel.
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 that are drawings in space and intricate, abstract system drawings from Atlanta native, Caroline Lathan-Stiefel.

Additional galleries open for viewing:

KIANG GALLERY–open 11am – 5 pm
http://www.kiang-gallery.com
1011-A Marietta Street, NW
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 am
http://www.octanecoffee.com
1009-B Marietta Street NW
Michaelangelo Wolfe
Chicago native Michaelangelo Wolf is a full spectrum artist; from graphic design and     digital/    electronic music to performance musicianship, sculpting and painting. “Sacred”, his art     show at     Octane Coffee during the month of May 2009, displays paintings that represent the ebb     and     flow of the seen world with the unseen, the physical with the spiritual, and how we relate to     them both.

THE ROBERT C. WILLIAMS PAPER MUSEUM AT GEORGIA TECH — open 11am – 3 pm
http://www.ipst.gatech.edu/amp/exhibits/index.htm
500 Tenth Street, NW
Jiha Moon/Nate Moore: Recent Works
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).  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).

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