JAN 16 Art Walk Schedule

Westside Arts District 3rd Saturday Art Walk

Saturday, January 16, 2010, 11am-5pm

ATLANTA – Saturday, January 16, 2010, The Westside Arts District will hold their monthly “3rd Saturday” art walk from 11am to 5pm.

Visit our website http://www.wadatlanta.org or contact us by email at wadatlanta@gmail.com.

Schedule of Events for the January Westside 3rd Saturday Art Walk:

ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER – Event 11am – 12pm, open 11am – 5 pm
Members, Free; General admission, $5; Students/Seniors, $3; Kids under 12, Free
535 Means Street, NW www.thecontemporary.org
Guest Lecture: Richard Flood
Richard Flood, Chief Curator at the New Museum in New York, discusses his projects at the New Museum and Walker Art Center, including solo exhibitions with Jeremy Deller, Matthew Barney, Robert Gober, and Sigmar Polke. This will be Flood’s first talk in Atlanta. This event is part of our Artist Survival Skills series.

BOBBE GILLIS GALLERY— Event @ 12:30pm – 1pm, open 10am – 4pm, FREE
1000 Marietta Street, Suite 108 www.gillisgallery.com
On January 16th, Bobbe Gillis Gallery will host the first in a series of lectures entitled, “Start with Art.”  Bobbe Gillis, BFA in Interior Design, will lead a discussion through the process of finding a piece of art that you absolutely love and designing an entire room around it.  This month’s featured artist will be Alisa Coffey.  Alisa is a “green” artist.  She uses found materials and repurposes them to create a modern masterpiece.  The discussion will begin at 12:30pm and last approximately 20 minutes.

SANDLER HUDSON GALLERY– Event @ 1pm, open 11am-5pm, FREE
1009-A Marietta Street, NW, www.sandlerhudson.com
Susan Robert -Reductions, January 15 – February 20
Atlanta artist, Susan Robert will discuss her new body of work involving an investigation of art history icons.  In these new paintings, Robert considers different aspects of various masterpieces, focusing her inquiry upon deconstruction, color field arrangement, and formatting the paintings into a modern grid like context.

KIANG GALLERY— Event 2pm – 3pm, open 11am – 5pm, FREE
1011-A Marietta Street, NW www.kiang-gallery.com
Artist talk: Hoang Van Bui
Kiang Gallery is pleased to present an installation of new prints, sculpture, and installation works by Vietnamese born American artist, Hoang Van Bui,. This will be his fourth solo show at the gallery, his first since 2004.  Homefronts III:  Born-Again, explores complex issues of culture and identity, combining traditional sculpting materials and gathered objects.  Van-Bui coaxes meaning out of exquisitely rendered materials, based on culturally specific symbols, such as the navel, which to Vietnamese is the physical center of human emotion, much like the heart to Westerners, searching for the emotional ground he calls home.  His process often forces incompatible materials into elegant harmonious compositions, reminding us that this is a poignant self –portrait.

Additional galleries open for viewing:

EMILY AMY GALLERY—open 11am – 5pm, FREE.
1000 Marietta Street, Suite 208 www.emilyamygallery.com
Winter Salon: Studies, Sketches, and Selections from the Flat Files
Emily Amy Gallery is pleased to present our winter salon featuring new small works, studies and works on paper from the current stable of gallery artists.

OCTANE COFFEE– open 8am – 10pm, FREE.
1009-B Marietta Street NW www.octanecoffee.com
Local Atlanta artist Kombo Chapfika showcases his unique perspective on ordinary life through colorful bricolages of abstracted backgrounds and figures resulting a modern, eclectic peices.

GET THIS! GALLERY— Closed for installation.
662 11th St. NW www.getthisgallery.com
“repose” new work and installation by Gyun Hur, opens January 23.

SALTWORKS— Closed for installation.
664 11th St. NW www.saltworksgallery.com
“Blue Peony and Impure Thoughts, new work by Jiha Moon” opens January 23.

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.  To join our email list please send an email to wadatlanta@gmail.com.

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