Nov 21 Art Walk Program 11am-5pm

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Fahamu Pecou: WHIRL TRADE @Get This! Gallery

Schedule of Events for the November Westside Arts District 3rd Saturday Art Walk:

BOBBE GILLIS GALLERY—event 11:30am – 12:30, open 11am – 4pm, FREE
1000 Marietta Street, Suite 108 www.gillisgallery.com
Art lecture, 11:30 – 12:30pm
Bobbe Gillis Gallery will host Gary Hughes, consultant for the “Audubon Centennial Edition” collection. Gary will discuss the “Life and Art of John James Audubon” at 11:30 am. A 40- minute video presentation will be ongoing throughout the course of the day and selections from this limited edition folio will be on display and available for acquisition.

GET THIS! GALLERY—event 1pm – 2pm, open 11am-5pm, FREE
662 11th St. NW www.getthisgallery.com
Artist talk, 1 – 2pm
Fahamu Pecou will give an artist talk about his solo exhibition, WHIRL TRADE.
“WHIRL TRADE” is a new suite of NEOPOP paintings by Atlanta artist Fahamu Pecou. Inspired by his travels, these new paintings address the impressions, interpretations and misconceptions of blackness that African descended communities perform for each other. “WHIRL TRADE” re-presents, questions and plays with the global representations reflected in popular media and entertainment.

ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER – event 1 – 4pm, open 11am – 5 pm
General admission, $5; Students/Seniors, $3; Members, Free; Children under 12, Free
535 Means Street, NW www.thecontemporary.org
Family Day, 1 – 4pm
Kids of all ages can participate in artist Mel Chin’s nation-wide FUNDRED DOLLAR BILL Project, and help support OPERATION PAYDIRT’S solution to lead-related pollution in New Orleans. Final weekend to view exhibitions, Harry Shearer: The Silent Echo Chamber, Corin Hewitt: Seed Stage, and Will Rogan: Remnant World. FUNDRED activities are free; admission fees apply to view the exhibitions.

Additional galleries open for viewing:

EMILY AMY GALLERY—event, open 11am – 5pm, FREE
1000 Marietta Street, Suite 208 www.emilyamygallery.com
Emily Amy Gallery is pleased to present our fall exhibition of new works by Sarah Hinckley, Color Logic. Drawing inspiration from a spring show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Pierre Bonnard: The Late Interiors, Hinckley began further exploration of multi-color relationships. Painting from memory and through emotion, Hinckley’s process is grounded in her appreciation of line, her automatic response to gesture, and most importantly, the logic of color.

KIANG GALLERY—event, open 11am – 5pm, FREE
1011-A Marietta Street, NW www.kiang-gallery.com
Chi Peng (Beijing), an internationally recognized artist, is known for his surrealistic staged photographs. His recent work, “The Journey to the West” blends a magical Monkey King with monsters and Buddhas and modern settings into formats reminiscent of ancient scroll paintings, made magical in content by the artist’s phenomenal use of digital media, his primary tool, bringing the ancient story to life.

OCTANE COFFEE– open 8am – 10pm
1009-B Marietta Street NW www.octanecoffee.com
Octane presents its annual staff art show, an eclectic show featuring various Octane staff, former employees, and close friends.

SALTWORKS—event, open 11am -5pm, FREE
664 11th St. NW www.saltworksgallery.com
“Ten Tigers of Kwangtung” Featuring new works on paper and sculpture by Houston-based artist Dawolu Jabari Anderson will be on view through January 9, 2010. The artist’s first solo exhibition in Atlanta, “Ten Tigers of Kwangtung” takes it name from a Shaw Brothers film of the same title released in 1979. The Shaw Brothers Studio was the Hong Kong-based Hollywood-styled film studio responsible for the large U.S. import of English-dubbed Kung Fu movies during the early 80’s. Through drawings and sculpture, Anderson has created a hybrid alternative reality full of irony and humor where the shared experience occurs simultaneously and cross-culturally, highlighting the parallels of experience and the abstraction of heroic figures.

SANDLER HUDSON GALLERY– open 11am-5pm, FREE
1009-A Marietta Street, NW www.sandlerhudson.com
Know for a wide variety of techniques and materials used in her artwork, Howardena Pindell’s exhibit will include abstract paintings, collages, “video drawings,” and “process art.” Her work explores texture, color, structures, and the process of making art; it is often political, addressing the issues of racism, feminism, violence, slavery, and exploitation. The show includes mixed media works featuring Pindell’s dot pieces, split photographs, and video drawings from 1974-2009 and is in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography.

ABOUT THE WESTSIDE ART WALK

The Westside Art Walk is a presentation of the Westside Arts District and occurs on the third Saturday of every month from 11am to 5pm, unless otherwise noted. This art-centric event is intended to encourage public interaction and education of visual art in the emerging art district in Atlanta’s Westside neighborhood. There is plenty of free parking at each venue, however, the public is encouraged to walk the approximately 1 mile route between member locations to view the exhibitions and, in many cases, attend a lecture or tour given by the art space. Events are free unless otherwise noted. Maps and exhibition information will be available at each location the day of the event. Information can be found on the website http://www.wadatlanta.org. To join our email list please send an email to wadatlanta@gmail.com.

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