A preview of the current state of the Atlanta Art community during the Coronavirus Pandemic.
FALL ARTS PREVIEW 2020 GUEST EDITOR
In August of 2019, Creative Loafing published a preview guide to static and performance arts events scheduled for the fall season. This year, we’re checking in with many of those same arts organizations to find out what is in the offing this fall for Atlantans interested in the arts, given the new reality imposed by the coronavirus pandemic.
The New York Times has released its annual list of the year's top 100 books, and works by local authors Amber Dermont and Kevin Young have made the cut. Young, a poet and Emory University professor, was recognized for the nonfiction The Grey Album: On the Blackness of Blackness, an insanely thorough examination of African-American culture that former CL writer Wyatt Williams called a... | more...
Paco was born and raised in Maracaibo, Venezuela. He is a designer, artist and musician living in Atlanta.
His work is minimalist in nature with bright colors and geometric forms favoring small details such as dots and patterns. You'll get a great sense of his clean lines and direct aesthetic by checking out his site. Paco's box now lives in front of Beep Beep Gallery - 696 Charles Allen...
For this year's arts issue, we talked to seven of Atlanta's most captivating creative minds working in everything from theater, comedy and photography to literature, dance, filmmaking and B-movie style stop-motion animation samurai movies. Plus, an oral history of pioneering underground art and music space Eyedrum and the people and projects to watch in the coming year.
Oliver Cesair is a self-taught artist who listens, looks and learns from other artists. While living in a loft
community with Georgia State and Georgia Tech artists, Olivier was birthed as an artist by picking up a paintbrush after being asked by another painter/published artist to paint.
His first painting is titled “Power,” and was inspired by seeing the pain of other artists selling...
Jesse “Commence” Jager has been part of the Mindzai team for nearly five years and he comes and
goes as frequently as the CSX cars he hops. Although not formally trained in art, Jesse found inspiration
in the urban street art and BMX scenes, and that can be seen in his personal designs, as well as his paid
commissions. Jesse pretty much flies below the radar but has been part of several...
Aside from being an art school dropout, hip-hop flunky, tour DJ and proud father, Sam manages Mindzai Creative's screenprint operations, designs apparel and is the mastermind behind the illustrations of Mindzai's quarterly Hell Naw! event. This guy finds inspiration around every corner and believes a truly high-end vodka is about as rare as a white whale — and we’ll toast to that! This box... | more...
For this year's arts issue, we talked to seven of Atlanta's most captivating creative minds working in everything from theater, comedy and photography to literature, dance, filmmaking and B-movie style stop-motion animation samurai movies. Boom!
Comedian Jamie Ward kills with weapons of mass hilarity.
Filmmaker Eric Haviv conquers Cannes with serious shorts.