The Good Food Truck, to Tide You Over

[wpfblike] While I’m still working on the video from last week’s Print Big! at the Atlanta Printmakers Studio, here’s a tasty morsel from the Good Food Truck (always at the best art events) where Rich Gere and I learn the secret origin of “The Poodle.” And if you’re looking for lunch around 10th and Peachtree this Thursday, they’ve got you covered. Also avaiable on: YouTube – iTunes – Blip.tv   Continue reading The Good Food Truck, to Tide You Over

Art Relish needs you

Since 2007 I’ve been documenting the art community around Atlanta as a service to the city’s visual art ecology. Art Relish continues to improve in quality and coverage, while traffic and attention keeps going up. That growth requires a substantial investment of both money and time. From the feedback I’ve gotten, and the ever-increasing visits, video views, and fan growth, I can see that you find value in the site too. The Internet allows us to reach beyond the confines of geography. Art made in Atlanta has been seen by people in at least 39 countries around the world at … Continue reading Art Relish needs you

We Care Academy Art Auction

We Care Academy will host an art auction fundraiser on January 29, 2011 at The Beehive Atlanta, 1250 Caroline Street, Ga., 30307 from 6-10 p.m. The fundraiser is for program development, community outreach, art supplies for Title I Schools, and to develop a daycare center with a focus on early childhood development for children in Metro Atlanta. Submissions in many mediums can accepted, for more information visit wecareacademy.org. We Care Academy is a nonprofit organization that focuses on youth development, education, community, and childcare. We are eager to introduce our new and innovative learning experience to the institution of education … Continue reading We Care Academy Art Auction

$50,000 Hudgens Prize Winner Chosen

Just received word on the Hudgens Prize Winner, and it’s Gyun Hur! At tonight’s award ceremony, prize committee Chairman Linda Lindeborg announced that Hur would receive the $50,000 prize and a solo exhibit in December of 2011 at the Hudgens Center. Jurors were David Kiehl, Curator of Prints at The Whitney Museum of American Art; Sylvie Fortin, Editor in Chief of ART PAPERS Magazine; and Eungie Joo, Keith Haring Director and Curator of Education and Public Programs at The New Museum. Hur’s piece in the Finalists Exhibition is called “She Prays Happiness,” described in the press release as “a complex … Continue reading $50,000 Hudgens Prize Winner Chosen

Art Papers benefit night at Shaun's

On Thursday, September 30th, the award-winning Shaun’s restaurant is holding a benefit for ART PAPERS. Twenty percent of the proceeds from the entire evening’s food and drink will donated to support ART PAPERS’ programs. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED, SEATING IS LIMITED. Call Shaun’s directly at 404.577.4358 Shaun’s restaurant 1029 Edgewood Avenue NE Atlanta, Georgia 30307 Continue reading Art Papers benefit night at Shaun's

Time flies … three years of AR

Me for CL profile It’s hard to believe Art Relish launched three years ago. In those dark days of yore, there weren’t many outlets for keeping up with visual arts events around Atlanta. Now we have a plethora of options and I’m proud of the contribution Art Relish has been able to make to the community. The site remains pretty well focused on its original ideas, Brett Osborn’s thought on a calendar specific to visual arts, and the ongoing evolution of artist interviews from the model established by the Photo Awesome group at SCAD.

Art Relish is primarily a documentary project committed to highlighting the events, artists, and others involved in Atlanta’s visual art community in order to bring attention to the vibrant and diverse work being produced here. I feel strongly that it is important to enable this kind of one-on-one correspondence between artists and the public. As information hierarchies have collapsed and the gatekeeper system shrinks, it is imperative that vehicles exist to bring people together. That takes commitment, consistency, and credibility. I’ve worked hard on these over the years, with varying success. Your continued visits and readership, even when updates have been less frequent or of lower quality than I would like, have inspired me to carry on and keep the site going. Continue reading “Time flies … three years of AR”