This past December, first year textiles MFA, Soude Dadras, was sponsored by the Urmia Landart Company to curate an exhibition that would travel Istanbul, Turkey. The exhibition, “Ongoing conversation- Devam Eden Konuşma,” showcased textile work by current students and faculty from the Ernest G. Welch School of Art & Design: Jess Jones, Nicole Benner, Carla Powel, Soude Dadras, and Amanda Whitaker.… more »
“Misunderstanding is a step towards understanding. It helps you dig deeper… We are always trying to categorize ourselves and others. I try not to let that affect how I see myself as an individual.”
“Wihro’s dulcet dreamscapes are fanciful in the way the best wandering thoughts are—close to reality, but warmer, softer, gentler, better. His paintings hover between vague reflection and a complete image capture: move your eyes away too fast, and the person in the painting disappears from view, or fades, or newly appears, an outline shimmering against… more »
“Chastain Arts Gallery describes the two-person I Am Both (through March 9) as being about the “ideas and themes of duality, of systems that bridge personal and public, and the meeting of past and present.” Statements by artists Sonya Yong James and Trevor Reese reinforce what, at first impression, can seem slightly intimidating.”
“[Bright was commissioned to create a piece] for the Fulton County Daily Report building at Pryor & Trinity. The piece is part of Off the Wall ATL, an incredible effort from local arts non-profit Wonderroot. The mural pairs Richard Avedon’s 1963 group portrait of Julian Bond with Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee… more »
Artist Shanequa Gay (M.F.A. ’19) created a mural as part of a city-wide initiative led by the Atlanta Super Bowl Host Committee and the arts nonprofit WonderRoot. Her mural in the Vine City MARTA station, “Excuse Me While I Kiss the Sky,” is a tribute to homeless teens she met from Covenant House.
“When it comes to Atlanta art power couples, Whitney and Micah Stansell are in a league of their own, and they’re about to put their stamp on the city of Hapeville in a very big way. Highly sought after by local curators and gallery owners, the artists’ ambitious, collaborative — and mostly temporary —… more »
“The title of Corrina Sephora’s full-gallery installation Between the Deep Blue Sea and the Universe implies a passage from the mythic depths to the farthest reaches of the highest, and the title is accurate. Inspired by experiences following the death of her mother, the show (which opens at Mason Fine Art on more »
Ceramics MFA alumna and Welch Fellow, Michelle Laxalt, and Foundations in structor, Ellie Dent, were among the artists selected for the MINT 2019 Leap Year Artist Series. Leap Year artists are selected by a juried committee and provided with: dedicated studio space for six months; a two-week residency at The Hambidge Center; opportunities… more »
In February 2019, Atlanta will host Super Bowl LIII. In preparation, the Super Bowl Host Committee, in partnership with the arts organization WonderRoot, commissioned artists to paint murals across the city that represent it’s rich past as the birthplace of the Civil Rights Movement. MFA Shanequa Gay is one of those selected artists.