I'm so, so thrilled that ArtsATL has the chance to team up with our friends at The Bitter Southerner again, this time to celebrate the 30-year legacy of photographer Jerry Siegel.
I'm so stoked about this series at ArtsATL, "Conversations from the Executive Suite," where I speak with c-level executives about the importance of art. My first conversation was with Ben Chestnut of Mailchimp, an incredibly inspiring leader.
"The art is closely tied to what MailChimp’s business is all about, however abstract. Hopefully we can reflect that creativity back into the work we do every day."
Anthony Harper and I go way back -- Vouched Books was hosted at the Goatfarm Arts Center in the first generation of their programming. A lot of changes have happened over the years. It was good to catch up with Anthony and ask him some hard but important questions about the Beacons project.
I'm so thrilled about this acquisition the High Museum has made from Bill Arnett's Foundation, Souls Grown Deep. The 54-work acquisition is one of the most significant acquisitions by the High’s folk and self-taught art department since its establishment in 1994! Read all about it.
Since February I've had the pleasure and honor of getting to know Louis Zoellar Bickett II, an artist and lifelong Kentuckian. It's an incredible honor to have my piece about him, his struggle with ALS and his work with THE ARCHIVE up at Oxford American.
Endless thanks to Rebecca Gayle Howell, Phillip March Jones, Patsy Jones, LZB, Guy Mendes, Stuart Horodoner, Aaron Michael Skolnick, Julian Dalrymple and Matt Hill for helping make this happen.
Excited to finally have this collaborative piece with Allie Goolrick up at ArtsATL. Over the past few months we've spoken with an endless amount of sources to take a deeper look at Art on the Atlanta BeltLine.
I had the joy of speaking with Valley Maker's Austin Crane about songwriting, regionality and his relationship with the South for ArtsATL. He'll be performing tomorrow night at Smith's Olde Bar in Atlanta.
Hey team! So many wonderful things have been afoot. So many good things that I made you my favorite thing: a list. This one goes backwards in time, so make sure you're ready to time travel.
1. I wrote my first-ever visual art review! Read my review of It Can Howl, up at Atlanta Contemporary through August 7th, here!
5. Is that it? That might be it.