Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Art in your city

In my opinion it's important to support the arts in your space place. Don't you think? Culture is local. I think Shakespeare says it best "To be or not to be? That is the question." So, what did The Bard intend? To be or not to be, what? Involved! So, with your extra time off for the holidays stay in your town and catch some exhibits, music, dance, plays... yes! by all means play! And you may find your creative-self revived for the new year.

A few musts for my town:

Susan Crawley, curator of Folk Art at the High Museum presents a lecture on Henry Church find the 411.

I will definitely be checking out the Kiki Smith exhibit at the High, as well.

At Moca be sure to catch the Dec. 3 Gretchen Hupfel event. Here's a great article by Karen Tauches from Burn Away.

Gyun Hur's solo show opens on Dec. 6 at Hudgens Center for the Arts. Hur won the Hudgens prize for 2011.

Poem88 is one of my new favorite galleries in Atlanta. Located in the trendy West Side, Poem88 is a clean, beautiful space. This month Kristin Gorell shows Abstractions. These paintings are layered in drip and cloud like softness, floating experiences... check it out http://poem88.net/kristen_gorell_2011.html

As always there is the Swan Coach House Art Gallery that offers small pieces for the art collector on your list. http://www.swancoachhouse.com/art_gallery/current_exhibition/little_things_2011.aspx

I'll give an update of other arts events for the month of December next month! Until then, support you local art and culture. It's where great design begins.-sc