Oct 15: Westside Art Walk 11am to 5pm

 This Saturday’s Westside Art Walk features a special performance by the Atlanta Ballet at 5 Seasons Brewery.


Atlanta Ballet OFF Stage Kick-Off Party
* 12-2pm
Five Seasons Brewery-Westside
Atlanta Ballet is taking a walk on the Westside! Join us on the 5 Seasons rooftop for live music, specialty cocktails and tasty bites, a meet-and-greet with Atlanta Ballet dancers, and a chance to win some great Atlanta Ballet prizes. It’s the official kick-off party for our 11-12 season. Visit atlantaballetblog.com/off-stage for more information.

*11am-12pm Artist Talk
535 Means Street NW, (404) 688-1970
www.thecontemporary.org, Open 11am-5pm
Members Free, General admission $5, Students $3, Seniors $3, Kids Free
*Artist Talk: Exhibiting artists from Sex Drive join painter Mike Howard to talk about issues of sexuality, politics, advertising, and sports.On view: Sex Drive, and Mike Howard: Good Ole BoySex Drive brings together artworks that address sexuality in a variety of ways. The participating artists bring their own pleasures and political dispositions to bear on issues of identity and gender, romance and lust, religious and legal strictures, and public scandals. The survey of paintings by Mike Howard examines some of the artist’s consistent themes, including hunting and fishing, food, art, and popular culture.

{ Poem88 }
*1pm Artist Talk
1100 Howell Mill Road Suite A03 (404) 735-1000
White Provisions District (behind Perrine’s and Garden)
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
www.poem88.net  Open Noon to 6PM
In conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Poem88 presents Holly White: Cinematic Language. Atlanta photographer Holly White creates images that, despite the minimal presence of human beings, nonetheless suggest they are markedly there: in lawn chairs, or footprints on dewy grass, or the lone automobile on an otherwise empty street. There is an enormous feeling of fullness in that emptiness.  And, for the viewer, there is, also, a natural inclination to construct a narrative even if it is only loosely bound by the remnants of people.  Holly White seems to be warming up as a mis-en-scene  directing the story of mystery, or of longing, or of melancholy, or of something else entirely fleeting. Agnes Varda, in her essay “On Photography and Cinema” (1984) says: “To my mind, Cinema and Photography are like a brother and sister who are enemies…. after incest.” Holly White’s photographs seem to undo such a transgression of time. She allows the flickering view to be happily stilled.

Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
*2PM Impossible Film Demo with David Bias
www.jenniferschwartzgallery.com (404)885-1080, open 11-5
Join us for a demo of Impossible film by David Bias, Vice President of Impossible USA and a die-hard instant-film lover. In October 2008, The Impossible Project saved the last Polaroid production plant and started to invent and produce totally new instant-film materials for traditional Polaroid cameras.

Sandler Hudson Gallery
*2pm Didi Dunphy will be present to answer questions.
1009-A Marietta St. NW  404-817-3300
www.sandlerhudson.com Open Tuesday-Friday 10-5, Saturday 12-5. Sandler Hudson is pleased to present Marshall Davis and Didi Dunphy in a two person show. Marshall Davis’ new body of work, “Recent Work,” uses a variety of media.  Didi Dunphy’s new body of work, “Cross Stitch,” is made up of QR images that when scanned by smart phones, link to a video work created by Dunphy.

*3PM Gallery Talk*
664 11th St. NW  (404) 881-0411
www.saltworksgallery.com Open Noon – 5pm.
Founder/Director Brian Holcombe hosts an informal talk on the concepts in “buscame en el torbellino: but also time itself”, a project by artist William Cordova.  The exhibition “focuses on the duality and recourses of collective memory within our spatiotemporal continuum. Slowing down our visual sensors in order to comprehend and disseminate the parallels between familiar and distant historical moments in many cases forgotten or displaced.”  -William Cordova


Emily Amy Gallery
1000 Marietta Street NW, Suite 208
Atlanta, Georgia 30318   tel 404.877.5626
www.emilyamygallery.com hrs: 11-5
Emily Amy Gallery’s first-ever photography exhibition, “Echoes of the Sublime,” curated by Stephanie Dowda is on view.  Loose ideas and interpretations of the sublime are present in the artists’ work, which is mainly process-driven.  The show will be on exhibition through October 22nd and is presented in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography.

Get This! Gallery
662 11th st.
www.getthisgallery.com, (678) 596-4451, Open 12-5pm
Michael M. Koehler solo photography exhibition, In Between, is on view at Get This! through October 29th. This exhibition is in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography.  

Kiang Projects
1011 A Marietta Street
www.kiangprojects.com. 404.892.5477. Open Wednesday – Friday 11-5pm, Saturday 12-5pm.
Join us this October art walk to view our current exhibition, Existential Emptiness by Cui Xiuwen. Cui pursues a critical inquiry into the philosophy of emptiness and the phenomena rising from the Buddha’s observation that nothing possesses an essential enduring identity and that acceptance leads to wisdom and inner peace. This narrative is re -imaged in the dynamic between the artist and her alter ego or dopplegänger. The show continues through November 18, 2011.

PLF at Octane
1009-B Marietta St.  (404) 815-9886
www.octanecoffee.com Open 8am – 11pm
Artist Peter Ferrari’s (PLF) latest show at Octane consists of 7 large panels painted in aerosol.  As with much of his work, this show seeks to combine both biological and industrial imagery with an attractive yet slightly sinister aesthetic.  He has been working on many large murals throughout Atlanta lately, and this show was intended to be a way for people to own a piece of his larger paintings.  PLF’s work is inspired by central American art, African art, Celtic knots, cathedral windows, graphic design, typography, graffiti, women, sex, love and hate.  He hopes that this show will expose his aerosol works to an even larger audience, and inspire creativity and curiosity in those who see it.     


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