Westside Art Walk

The monthly third Saturday Westside Art Walk will quench your art thirst with artist-centric talks, new exhibitions and Summer Salons!

Schedule of special events

The Creatives Project Art Supply Drive (through August)
Drop off new and used art supplies to benefit young artists in need at any of the Westside Arts District participating galleries. Just look for the red bins! This year the focus is on 2D art work – so we’re collecting items for drawing, painting, printmaking photography as well as miscellaneous items such as glue, glue sticks, scissors, rulers, matt boards, tape, etc. You get the idea!

Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
*Event 11am-12pm*
535 Means Street NW (404) 688-1970
Open 11am-5pm
Members Free, General admission $5, Students $3, Seniors $3, Kids Free
*Event: Artist Talk: Artists and Materials
Exhibiting artists including Melvin Edwards, Elonda Billera, Seana Reilly, Brion Nuda Rosch, and Weston Teruya discuss why materials matter. On view: Inside & Out: Melvin Edwards and Peter Saul, and Material Deposits
Two new exhibitions that explore the physical world in various real and represented ways. Minerals, food, found objects, tools, and pop culture are manipulated by emerging and acclaimed exhibiting artists.

Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
*Noon – Director Talk, “Building a better Photographic Series”*
1000 Marietta St. NW Ste 118 (404) 351-1050
Open 11am – 5pm.
Ryan Nabulsi, Director at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, will give a talk about how photographers can craft better and more cohesive photographic series. Showcasing some of the books found at Fall Line Press, the talk will highlight what makes a cohesive, successful and meaningful body of work.

{ Poem88 }
*1PM Artist Talk – Jon Ciliberto*
1100 Howell Mill Road Suite A03 (404) 735-1000
White Provisions District (behind Perrine’s and Garden)
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
Open Noon to 6PM
In conjunction with the exhibition “WORKS ON PAPER,” artist Jon Ciliberto will talk about his artistic practice, using found and donated materials and bestowing his drawings as gifts. In many ways, this activity is tied to his study of Buddhism and a practice of mindfulness, compassion and renunciation of material things. In keeping with this practice, his works on view at {Poem88} have been gifted to the gallery to be sold or not. His work recently appeared in ArtsCriticATL.com illustrating performances at Sonic Palooza.

Sandler Hudson Gallery
*2PM – Artist Yanique Norman present*
1009-A Marietta St. NW 404-817-3300
Open Tuesday-Friday 10-5, Saturday 12-5.
The show continues until September 3, 2011. Sandler Hudson is pleased to present Yanique Norman in a solo show. Norman’s new body of work, “Middle Passages Redux,” will feature graphite drawings that introduce the experimental use of collage and gouache. This new body of work grew out of the artist’s search for understanding how to visually capture the emotional and psychological.

For additional galleries, location information, and to learn more about the Westside Arts District, please visit http://wadatlanta.org/.

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