Indie Craft Experience

As I'm sure you may know, I.C.E. is this weekend and Centennial Olympic Park.

WonderRoot Community Art Center One Year Anniversary

One of my favorite places in town, WonderRoot, is celebrating its one year anniversary. This also serves as the opening for their newest exhibit, and "I love Atlanta" themed art show.


Noot d'Noot's "Fingers Like Steeples" Video

You may have seen the video for "Fingers Like Steeples" by local funk outfit Noot d'Noot posted on one or more of Atlanta's music blogs lately. But I dug up a little info about the guys who made the video: "Steven Key did the animation at 24 frames per second with 250 drawings for the hands turning into a stegasaur scene alone. steven and his friend Will Potter edited and shot it with the 'after effects' program, final cut pro, ballentines, and super sour diesel over 4 days in LA with a $0 budget." Check out the video below, as well as a fresh new poster from Squanto for their "Cash for Gold" record release next month.

Portfolio Review+Thy Mighty Contract at Beep Beep Gallery

For the closing of Beep Beep Gallery's visiting exhibit, Southern Comfort via Nashville's Twist Gallery, they have lined up a couple of really cool things. This Saturday, May 30th starting at 7pm you can bring in your portfolio to be reviewed by Beth Gilmore of Twist Gallery to be considered for upcoming shows at their space in Nashville. Then at around 9pm one of my favorite local acts, Thy Mighty Contract will play a free set.


Art Shows This Saturday

There are a couple of openings I'll be checking out this Saturday, May 23rd. The Harold Group hosts their quarterly art show/house party and MINT Gallery hosts another graduate show, this time for Ryan Nabulsi.


Gather Atlanta Benefits

If you haven't heard about Gather Atlanta yet then here you go. MINT Gallery, BurnAway.org, WonderRoot, and ThoughtMarker got together to create an event that will introduce emerging creative entities, underground galleries, artists, and designers to each other and to the public. Its going down on June 6th, from 6-9 at Eyedrum, so don't miss it. This week there are two events that will benefit Gather Atlanta, the first being a midnight dance party at Lenny's Bar on Thursday, May 21st thanks to Bean who will also be the DJ for the evening. The second is a show put on by Atlanta Creative Conscious at WonderRoot this Saturday, May 23rd featuring one of my new favorite bands, Dead Rabbits. Both shows are asking for a $5 donation. To learn more about Gather Atlanta, check out our website at GatherAtlanta.com


MINT Gallery Volunteer Orientation

Find out how you can help MINT Gallery tomorrow from 3-6 at their space.


ASIFA Animation Draw

Saturday May 16th at 3pm at WonderRoot.
ASIFA-Atlanta presents a unique opportunity to animate on paper! No experience necessary! We will have multiple light tables set up and lots of paper. Artists are encouraged to switch and continue where another artist left off, making an "exquisite corpse" type of animation. The resulting collaborative animated film will be submitted to WonderRoot TV, ASIFA-Atlanta's "Roll Yer Own", and other animation screenings.

Here is the end result of the first Animation Draw that ASIFA did in conjunction with the Atlanta Film Festival last month.

This weekend

For other art stuff this weekend in Atlanta, check out the to do list at BurnAway.org.


Gold Attic Vintage

Here is an artsy commercial for the Gold Attic Vintage trunk show at MINT Gallery this Saturday from 1-6.

Kraftwork tonight at Youngblood Gallery

Youngbloodgallery.com for details.


Southern Comfort at Beep Beep Gallery

Artists from Nashville's Twist Gallery show at Beep Beep Gallery. Opens this Saturday, May 9th from 8-11.


Call for Artists: I love Atlanta

WonderRoot is seeking submissions for an I Love Atlanta themed art show to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the WonderRoot Community Arts Center. Artwork should comment on your love for Atlanta. Submission deadline is Saturday, May 23. Please email kristy@wonderroot.org for details. We love Atlanta and we know you do to!

image stolen from myself via threeblindmikes.blogspot.com


The Internet

Chances are you are on the internet right now. Here are some things for you to check out.

Local artist Sam Parker has started blogging about his current projects at samonwholewheat.blogspot.com

Atlanta culture blog Drive A Faster Car is looking to relaunch with expanded content. Find out how you can help.

Local illustrator Chris Hamer has launched his website, UrbnPop.com

As usual, there is some great concert photography at Ohmpark.com

image stolen from Sam Parker via samonwholewheat.blogspot.com


My Twelve Favorite Boards at Youngblood Gallery

Youngblood Gallery's Sk8 or Die IV will be on display through the end of May. Here are some of my favorites from the show.

Top row, left to right: Jason Kofke, David Hale, Tyler Kline, Laura Bell, Stenvik Mostrom, Matthew Curry.
Bottom row, left to right: Chris Carder, Megan Blackburn, Andrea Offerman, Ken TwoFour, Ann-Marie Manker & Todd Briner, Crystal Morey.


This weekend

There are openings at both Aurora Coffee locations tonight, Travis Dodd at L5P, some sort of group exhibit in the highlands.
Then on Saturday, May 2nd, beyond the skatedeck exhibit at Youngblood that I already mentioned, there are two more openings that I've been very excited to see. Joe Tsambiras opens "Golden Feelings" at Eyedrum's small gallery from 6-8 and then Jess Hinshaw's "Let's Exchange the Experience" opens at MINT Gallery between 8-11.