Photos: Working Class Heroes

Below are photos from the "Working Class Heroes" photography show put on by 4th Ward Heroes currently on display at MINT Gallery. Co-organizer of the show, Travis Thatcher of Judi Chicago, will be sitting in at the gallery tomorrow, Thursday April 1st from 2pm until around 9pm if you didn't make it to the opening.
Below: Jessica Lewis with her work, Eric Dixon teaches me about inverse square law, and photography by Matt Smith.

Weekly Street Art: Beware the Curmudgeon Stickers

Just a couple of stickers I found recently.

The Wonderful World Of

The Wonderful World Of opens up at Aurora Coffee L5P this Friday, April 2nd from 7-10. Flyer art for this show was made by local designer Branden Collins who is also featured in the show. Check out his blog here and some of his work for the show below.


Laser Beam Kitty

Live art from Chris Hamer and this guy:
pillow fight

Buried Alive Film Festival Call For Submissions

More info at BuriedAliveFilmFest.com

Complaints of an Art Critic

"Power Ups" at The Highlander

Process Spring Collection

Epidemik Coalition's line We Are The Process will be released this Friday at Graveyard Tavern. Check out the video below to get a preview.

Living Walls: The City Speaks

ThoughtMarker is proud to be a sponsor of Living Walls: The City Speaks, a conference on street art and urbanism taking place at Eyedrum this summer. Until the event, I'll be keeping you up to date with announcements and ways to participate, like this call for artists. For more information, visit LivingWallsConference.com or their facebook page.


TM Tee Shirt Giveaway

Post a comment one of the last 3 post to be entered into a drawing for your chance to win the new ThoughtMarker tee. Give me some feedback on the site, feedback on the shirt, or say anything. On Thursday I'll randomly pick a winner.

New Site

About time for an upgrade. ThoughtMarker.net has finally arrived. I've kept the site simple, but it should be more functional and little easier on the eyes thanks in part to the help of WonderRoot's Alex West. Along with the updated site, I plan on updating the content to better explore the art and creativity in Atlanta. I'll still be promoting alternative art events, photographing street art and graffiti, and featuring work by local artists and designers, but I'll be focusing more and more on image driven content. If there is anything you'd like to see happen with the new ThoughtMarker site, leave a comment.


Limited Edition TM Tee by Ashley Anderson

New limited edition ThoughtMarker tee illustrated by Ashley Anderson and printed on Alternative Apparel's Eco-Heather Crew in full color by Fallen Arrows. Only 20 printed ever, this super limited tee commemorates ThoughtMarker's relaunch tomorrow afternoon. To get your hands on one of these shirts, be one of the first to comment on the first post of the redesigned site, or email me at ThoughtMarker@gmail.com to purchase one for $25 (plus shipping) while supplies last.


Photos: Dashboard Co-op Launch Party

Photo from Dashboard Co-op's launch party at Blue Tower Gallery. Below is work by Paper Twins, Baxter Crane with her piece "The Meadow", and sculpture by Nikki Starz.


Gather Atlanta Mixer at Emily Amy Gallery

This Saturday, March 20th from 7-9 (preferably before heading to the Dashboard Co-op Launch Party, and after enjoying the Westside Arts Stroll) stop by Emily Amy Gallery for a chance to relax and/or network with members of the emerging arts community and find out what's in store for Gather Atlanta this summer.

Nathan Phaneuf's Stencils at The Bench

Check out Nathan Phaneuf's stencil work this Saturday, March 20th at The Bench Atlanta.

Dashboard Co-op Launch Party

Dashboard Co-op is a new online gallery focussing on local, emerging artists. Not only are they kicking off with a big party, but they've already got some of my favorite artists on board including the Paper Twins, Jason Travis, and Baxter Crane, whose fantastic pieces below will be shown at the event.
Below: Seaside Zombie Rondezvous and The Meadow by Baxter Crane.


Friday at RIOT Atlanta

This Friday, March 19th from 7-10, local post-production house RIOT Atlanta is throwing a little party and happens to feature a lot of great work by local artists on their walls. Some favorites of mine include Kombo Chapfika, Bobb Lovett, Chris Carder, and Harrison Keys. Plus the whole thing was organized by Chelsea Raflo, whose work you can see here.


Sam Parker's "Pink Passenger"

The closing reception for Sam Parker's GSU thesis show "The Pink Passenger" is this Friday, March 19th from 7-10 at the Earnest G. Welch School of Art and Design Gallery.


Photos: "Grow" at Beep Beep Gallery

"Chantelier" by Dorthy Stucki was a favorite of mine in the sea of creativity that was Plastic Aztec's Grow at Beep Beep Gallery. Check out more photos from the opening below and on ThoughtMarker's Flickr.


Cobra Mural by Shaun Thurston

More images of Shaun Thurston's ridiculous mural in Martin Luther King Middle School's gym found on his blog.

Plastic Aztecs' "Grow" opens at Beep Beep Gallery

Plastic Aztecs' new collaborative show title Grow will open this Saturday, March 13th from 8-11 at Beep Beep Gallery. In case you missed it, check out some photos from my studio visit here.


Aleon Craft design by Esperanza

This artwork for the upcoming Aleon Craft release is some of my favorite local design work in recent memory. Follow design team Esperanza's blog for updates on the project.

Carnivores' "Heart of Copper" video

Local artist Allen Taylor, whose work currently hangs as part of Aurora L5P's "Harmonics" show, put together this music video for Carnivores' tropical garage number "Heart of Copper."


"Cycle Through" at Youngblood

In a Strange Place

Ben Goldman's MFA thesis show, In a Strange Place, is an "examination of modern life through self-portraiture." The opening takes place at Kibbee Gallery this Friaday, March 5th from 6-10pm.



Harmonics, featuring new work by Adron, Allen Taylor, Lindsey Elcessor, Matt McCann, and Stephen Key, opens this Friday, March 5th from 7-10 at Aurora Coffee L5P.


Plastic Aztecs Studio Visit

Plastic Aztecs' show Grow opens in a couple of weeks at Beep Beep Gallery. I got a chance to check out their progress. More images on flickr.