Art and Music Curated by ThoughtMarker

This Thursday, December 4th we celebrate ThoughtMarker's 2nd full year of existence with a hand picked art show and music at WonderRoot. If you have not been to WonderRoot's community art center yet, this is a perfect excuse to check out it's facilities.

I asked artists of my favorite shows of the past year to contribute work to the exhibition. Included are pieces by Lindsay Appel, Steven Dixey, Evereman, Sunni Johnson, Dosa Kim, Michi, Sam Parker, Shaun Thurston, Jason Travis, Joe Tsambiras, and Jenny "Bunny Buns" Young. This work was shown over the past year in alternative spaces and galleries including Youngblood Gallery, Beep Beep Gallery, Aurora Coffee, MINT Gallery, Eyedrum, Foundation One Gallery, and others.

Come by early for the reception from 7-9. It's free and we'll have some refreshments, you can meet some of the artists, and check out WonderRoot if you haven't yet. Or come a little later for the concert in WonderRoot's performance space. It costs $5, gets started around 9:30 and we'll have music from Olympus Mans (Athens) Andre Paraguassu, Sealions, and Era of the Stereograph. The art will be on display throughout December so if you can't make it out to the opening, stop by at some point. I promise you this art and WonderRoot are worth the trip.

Thanks to everyone who has supported the blog over the past two years and everyone in Atlanta for being creative by making and doing stuff around town. A big thank you to WonderRoot for hosting the event and Haveyouheard.net for help regarding booking bands.


Black Friday

Go buy some art. And go see "Majestic Hours" at Beep Beep Gallery. The show is amazing and this is your last chance to see it.


WonderRoot T-Shirt Design Competition

WonderRoot T-Shirt Design Contest

Who can participate? Anyone.

When is the deadline? December 3.

What kinds of designs? 1,2,3, and 4-color. Front, back, front and back. Whatever you can think of.

What if I want to use the WonderRoot logo? Click here to get an .eps version of the logo.

What do you get for participating? The winner will bask in the glory of having their design chosen by WonderRoot and worn around town. Also, you will get a t-shirt for yourself and a three month membership to the WonderRoot Community Arts Center.

How do I submit my design? Please send it to wrtshirt@wonderroot.org. Please send a .jpg file and have an editable file available if your design is chosen.

What if I have questions? Email info@wonderroot.org.


Thanksgiving Artstravaganzas Part Two!

"Fun Art Time" is the newest, and long awaited, showing from local artist Squanto, and it opens at the MINT Gallery this Saturday at 8pm. There's not much I can say to describe Squanto's work that hasn't been said before: Read a comparison to The Wizard of Oz's transition to technicolor from Creative Loafing here, a personal account that just scrapes the surface of Squanto's perplexity at Art Relish, a visit to Squanto's lair with plenty of quotes from Ben Grad at Burnaway, an all business press release type description of the show at MINT Gallery's site, and a whimsical, dream fueled prophecy of what awaits you from Noot d'Noot (who will perform in some capacity at the opening) on their blog.

There is also all sorts of info and colorful things to look at on Squanto's blog. Here are some flyers and the only image you'll get of the teepee before the show:


Thanksgiving Artstravaganzas Part One

Click on this picture to read the fine print. Saturday November 22nd at WonderRoot.


Lindsay Appel's Photography at Radial

Radial Cafe is hosting a reception for the photography of Lindsay Appel that hangs on its walls from now through December. The reception will take place this Thursday, November 20th from 7-9. Lindsay is one of my favorite artists that I discovered over this past year and I'm excited to see what she has been working on.


Neon Apocalypse

This Saturday November 15th at the Eyedrum, Plastic Aztecs present "Neon Apocalypse", an installation of artifacts from the near future. The reception is a long, daytime affair, from 1 in the afternoon to 8pm. You may have read about the project in the most recent issue of FALSE Magazine and there is a bunch of info and images at the Plastic Aztecs website.

Small and Cheap



Support your local non-profits that support your local art.

Don Hertzfeldt at Midtown Arts Cinema

There are still tickets left for tonight's "Evening with Don Hertzfeldt" at Landmark Midtown Art Cinema presented by ASIFA Atlanta. The event will comprise of animator Don Hertzfeld showing some of his older work and a brand new film "I Am So Proud of You" on 35mm.

TUESDAY, November 11th 9pm


New SOPO Bikes Tee

Epidemik Coalition, who ThoughtMarker recently collaborated with, is putting out another tee through their PROCESS line. This time its for Sopobikes and in true EC fashion, you've got to come by El Bar to get your hands on one. This Thursday night, the party starts at ten, tees are $15, and music provided by Cristo Disco.


ME/WE @ Aurora Coffee Friday


Zarlacc and Harrison Keys

Shaun Thurston and Michi

Stephanie Howard and Metatronic

Mike Germon and Born

This Friday, November 7th is the opening for "Me/We" a collaborative show where each piece is started by one artist and completed by another. You can preview all of these gems here.


Aurora Coffee
468 Moreland Avenue
Atlanta, Ga 30307



Barack Obama x Z-Trip x Shepard Fairey x Fresh Pressed from Barack On! Obamathon on Vimeo.

The long awaited "Majestic Hours"

There has been a ton of well deserved hype for the upcoming collaboration between local printmaker/wheatpaster/illustrator Joe Tsambiras and local tattoo/graffiti/etc. artist Sam Parker. It's called "Majestic Hours" and you might have read a great interview with the artists at BurnAway, seen the video made by Bean on Beep Beep's site, or checked out their myspace page.

The show opens this Saturday, November 8th at Beep Beep Gallery, from 8-11.
But wait... there's more!

If you want to get your hands on a copy of the "Majestic Hours" book, with a whole bunch of images from the show before Saturday rolls around, ThoughtMarker can hook you up!

What world renowned artist, at the age of seventy-five, proclaimed himself to be, "Manji, Old Man Mad about painting"?

On Thursday I'll pick one commenter at random who posts the correct answer. So leave your email address in case you win. For everybody else, pick up a copy at the opening this Saturday.

Majestic Hours

Above: cover for "Majestic Hours" book


Busy Week

There is a lot of cool stuff going down in Atlanta this week. It starts off with Raymond Carr's "Ninja Puppet Extravaganza" at Eyedrum this Monday through Wednesday, shows starting at 8pm. Then on Thursday, November 6th, Travis Smith (Mr. Purty) opens "The Square Show" at San Francisco Coffee's Poncey Highland location. Opening goes from 7-10pm. On Friday, there are two openings in Little Five points. "The Knife Trade" opens at Southern Drawl (inside of The 5 Spot) at 7-10, and "ME/WE 2" opens at Aurora Coffee from 7-9. As if that wasn't enough, on Saturday, Beep Beep Gallery opens it's newest collaborative exhibit "Majestic Hours." I'll post more details and flyers as the week continues. Also, don't forget to vote on Tuesday!

Ninja Puppet Extravaganza

This Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday! (November 3-5) Shows start at 8.
featured music DJ Rene Dellefont, and the Sealions

Ninja Puppet Productions and MINT team up with the Eye Drum to bring Atlanta
The Ninja Puppet Extravaganza -

Get ready to expose yourself to this showcase of puppetry, film, music, and still art from all around Atlanta that will change you brain. This The Ninja Puppet Experience will be the launching pad for several new emerging artists, as well as a spectacular venue for several ventures of the craft. This year we are taking the experience to the next level by inviting some of Atlanta's hottest DJ's and bands to come blow up the spot. There is literally no other showcase like this anywhere (that we know of. we honestly haven't been everywhere in the world to verify that). So take it in, and witness The Ninja Puppet Extravaganza.