On the Greek island of Lesvos, hundreds of thousands of life vests discarded by refugees fleeing war blanket the shoreline. When art professor Pam Longobardi saw these acres of litter, she found a creative way to bring attention to refugees from many nations.
Georgia State University Welch Art & Design alum, Sonya Young James was awarded one of four juror’s prizes for her work in “Gathered III” at the The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia – MOCA GA. The exhibition features 58 works of art by 36 Georgia artists, selected from over 356 submissions and representing cities… more »
GSU faculty, William Downs has been in numerous and acclaimed group exhibitions across the region in a span of only a few months: “Third Space” at the Birmingham Museum of Art, AL; “The Reroute” at Tempus Projects, Tampa, Fl; and most recently “Black Pulp!” at the USF… more »
GSU’s Sara Santamaria has a solo exhibition at Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery, “Who comes today and stays tomorrow.” She mentioned this and the transition of her artistic practice in her interview featured on CommonCreativ Atlanta and ArtsATL.
The art and curatorial work of GSU alumni were reviewed in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “Domestic Structures,” which opened at Athica (the Athens Institute for Contemporary Art) was curated by GSU alum Candice Greathouse and featured GSU alumni InKyoung Chun & Elizabeth Lide.
MFA alum, Bethany Collins was one of three artists on the “Covert Histories” panel at the Wexner Center for the Arts in junction with the group show, “Gray Matters.” The exhibition features 37 contemporary women artists examining the space between black and white; the discussion brought to the surface “overlooked histories—or gray areas—buried… more »
Craig Dongoski created the album cover art for Bent Frequency’s first CD. Diamorpha, featured the BF Duo Project (Jan Berry Baker, saxophone, and Stuart Gerber, percussion) of GSU’s music department. Robert Scott Thompson recorded and engineered the project. Available on Apple Play here!
GSU MFA alumna, Tori Tinsley has been getting a great deal of attention and gallery representation. The Atlanta Magazine headline reads: “Atlantan Tori Tinsley uses art to cope with the slow loss of her mother to dementia. Her works will be featured at the Zuckerman Museum of Art’s Racecar exhibition starting June 3.”
MFA candidate, Shanequa Gay was featured on Figure and Ground ATL in her studio at the Goat Farm Arts Center. “Figure and Ground focused on capturing the creative versus their body of work; Figure & Ground aims to showcase the artist behind the art, the photographer behind the camera, and the writer behind the story.”
BA alum and fashion designer, Charity Harris introduced wearable fashion sculptures made from recyclable materials at The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia – MOCA GA Gala, May 20. She was also one of the recipients of ArtsATL.com‘s 2017 IDEA capital awards. http://www.charityharris.com