The Latest from WonderRoot
On view at the WonderRoot Gallery from November 7 through January 2 is Without Knowing
, a collaborative installation with paper-based work and video by Atlanta artists Jared Kelley and Erin Palovick. On opening night, the video captivated the packed audience through its exploration of audio messages from anonymous people giving insight into life and meaning. Palovick’s large works on paper poetically explore moments in the artists’ conversation and thought. Kelley’s paper panels feel like a map created to explore the unknown. The WonderRoot Gallery is open M, T, Th, F and Sat from 12-10pm. LOOSE CHANGE PROSE COMPETITION
WonderRoot’s literary magazine, Loose Change, invites emerging and established fiction and nonfiction writers from Atlanta and beyond to submit their work to our Winter Issue Prose Contest! Winners will receive cash prizes and be featured in the Winter Prose Issue, as well as our upcoming Best Of anthology, forthcoming in Spring 2014. Prose contest entries must be submitted by November 15 so get typing! Enter your submission here
WONDERSHIP EVENT AT KATHERINE TAYLOR’S STUDIO
(image courtesy MOCA GA)
On Tuesday, November 19, WonderShip members are invited to the beautiful studio of artist Katherine Taylor for drinks, light snacks and discussion with Katherine about her work. WonderShip seeks to connect curious, engaged Atlantans to private collections, top-flight artists and learning opportunities all while building relationships with one another. For more information about how to become a WonderShip member and attend next week, visit the webpage here. We should also mention, Katherine has a solo show opening at MOCA GA tomorrow evening!
HEALTHCARE SESSION FOR ARTISTS
WonderRoot thinks everyone should have access to great healthcare. In this spirit, we are happy to host Enroll America’s Affordable Care Act informational session on December 2 from 6-7pm at the WonderRoot Community Arts Center. All uninsured or under-insured Georgians are welcome to attend at no cost. ARTISTS, come learn about the best way for you to get access to healthcare.
DANCE CHANCE ATLANTA
DCA continues to grow with the presentation of new and challenging movement pieces by dance and movement makers in our community, and we are excited by the continued support from makers and watchers. The photograph above shows the beginning of Shawn Evangelista’s Las Chupacabras, where dancers become almost animal-like in their movement and Shawn creatively explores the facets of a mystical creature in his choreography. Join us for Dance Chance Atlanta #9 on December 7 at the Atlanta Ballet’s Michael C. Carlos Dance Centre with works by Anicka Austin, Nicole Kedaroe and Rachel Stoker.
NEW RECORDING TECHNOLOGY CLASS
Our newest Artists Helping Artists workshop is Introduction to Recording Technology! This workshop will explore the physics of sound, the history of recorded sound and technical components of audio theory in both the analog and digital realms. It will familiarize members with recording technology basics, theory, and practical applications in the studio, as well as delve into the physics and physiology of sound, acoustics, basic concepts of electronics and more user generated content. Introduction to Recording Technology will be held on the first Thursday of every month from 6-7:30pm at the WonderRoot Community Arts Center. Sign up for the December 5 class here.
CIVIL SOUND ECOLOGY AT ELEVATE
Last month for ELEVATE Atlanta, WonderRoot teamed with artist William Schweigert to create Civil Sound Ecology, a roving amplified audio and photography print work, throughout downtown Atlanta. Inspired by Elevate artist Sheila Pree Bright and her 1960 Who? mural project, Schweigert explored the historic residue left by the Civil Rights movement sit-ins in downtown Atlanta by creating contemporary sound pieces from inside the locations of the 10 Civil Rights sit-ins that were organized in 1960.
WONDERROOT SPONSORS THE LETTERS FESTIVAL!
Independent literature is a place where a variety of voices can be heard — and WonderRoot is excited to sponsor the Letters Festival, kicking off tonight at Mother on Edgewood and continuing throughout the weekend at the Goat Farm Arts Center. The festival will include author readings, an author talk, creative writing workshops, and a “Diverse Voices in Independent Literature” panel discussion featuring Roxane Gay, Matthew Salesses, Mary Miller and Chad Prevost.