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Three ‘Working Artists’ win fellowships from MOCA GA

  • 10:44 pm Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 by Bo Emerson

A filmmaker, a photographer and a muralist are recipients of fellowships from the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, intended to support local artists, and to keep them, by the way, local.

Winners of Working Artist Project grants were announced Tuesday night at the Midtown museum, where alumni from previous fellowships gathered to congratulate their new colleagues.

Chosen for the grants were multimedia artist and filmmaker Jonathan Bouknight, painter Sarah Emerson and portrait photographer Sheila Pree Bright.

The project was created to support artists from the 23-county metro area. Each year it grants three established artists a monthly $1,250 stipend, a $3,000 salary [More]

4 noteworthy visual art shows opening this weekend

  • 7:00 am Wednesday, July 9th, 2014 by Howard Pousner

Radcliffe Bailey curates at Gallery 72

The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and the Cyclorama will present “Art Against the Wall,” a group exhibit opening Saturday at downtown Atlanta’s new Gallery 72 that will examine the consequences of the Civil War and wars in general. It’s being curated by Radcliffe Bailey, the nationally noted Atlanta artist who frequently layers images, found objects and text to explore themes of ancestry, race and memory.

Through Aug. 22. 8 a.m.-6 p.m. weekdays. 2 City Plaza, 72 Marietta St., Atlanta. 404-546-6815, www.ocaatlanta.com.

‘Be Here Now’ at the Contemporary

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