June 20 “Third Saturday” Westside Art Walk

Anglebert Metoyer, Teleportation, 2009, mixed media on paper, 24 x 36 in

Anglebert Metoyer, Teleportation, 2009, mixed media on paper, 24 x 36

ATLANTA – Saturday, June 20th, 2009, The Westside Arts District will hold their monthly “3rd Saturday” art walk from 11am to 5pm.

Scheduled programming:
SANDLER HUDSON GALLERY– event at 12:30, FREE
1009-A Marietta Street, NW, http://www.sandlerhudson.com
Angelbert Metoyer /Charlie Koolhaas: “Global Static”
Co-Director Robin Sandler will lead a tour of the exhibition. “Global Static” is a combination of drawings, paintings, photographs, video, and sound.  Metoyer and Koolhaas’ work is a mix of figurative drawings and painted abstract images combined with large scale photographs which are largely influenced by Metoyer’s Creole heritage and Koolhaas’ travels to China, Africa, and Dubai. It is a commentary on globalization and cross cultures.

EMILY AMY GALLERY–event at 1:00 pm, FREE
1000 Marietta Street, Suite 208, http://www.emilyamygallery.com
Native Atlantan, local gallerist, and art appraiser, Spalding Nix, presents “The Art of the Steal”
Emily Amy Gallery will host Spalding Nix for his upcoming presentation on art theft. Using international case studies of high profile heists filled with a cast of international playboys, vicious mobsters, extremist terrorists and small time hoods, Mr. Nix will reveal how this criminal enterprise has become a global multi-billion dollar industry, third only to drug and arms trafficking.

SALTWORKS–event at 2:00 pm, FREE
664 11th St. NW,  http://www.saltworksgallery.com
Brian Dettmer, artist in the group exhibition “A Flood of Pictures”, speaks on his work on view.  Dettmer breathes renewed life into found books & encyclopedias, creating  sculptural marvels of visual poetry.

GET THIS! GALLERY–event at 2:30 pm, FREE
662 11th St. NW, http://www.getthisgallery.com
Presentation/Talk/Discussion
Chris Appleton and Alex West from WonderRoot present, Art as a Vehicle for Social Change. Art has an inherent power to shape and strengthen communities. WonderRoot is an Atlanta based arts based non profit built on the belief that community driven arts will instigate a positive social change.

Additional galleries open for viewing:

BOBBE GILLIS GALLERY–open 11 am – 5 pm, FREE
1000 Marietta Street, Suite 108, http://www.bobbegillisgallery.com
Bobbe Gillis Gallery will show a continuously evolving exhibit of works by 30 local artists. These artists are masters of paint, pastel and photography.
OCTANE COFFEE– open 8am – 1 am
1009-B Marietta Street NW, http://www.octanecoffee.com
Octane will show the work of Atlanta artist, Jerry Koepp.  His oil paintings are dark abstracts that explore the human condition. This series explores both what it means to be  wounded and finding resolution.
THE ROBERT C. WILLIAMS PAPER MUSEUM AT GEORGIA TECH — open 11     am – 3 pm
500 Tenth Street, NW, http://www.ipst.gatech.edu/amp

Not Participating in the June Art Walk:
KIANG GALLERY
1011-A Marietta Street, NW,  http://www.kiang-gallery.com
ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER
535 Means Street, NW, http://www.thecontemporary.org

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