Posts by WonderRoot Staff

Walthall Artist Fellow: Macey Ley

In the lead up to the 2017 Walthall Fellows’ exhibit at MOCA-GA this summer, we will be featuring an interview with each of the Fellows from this year’s cohort. This round, our intern Grace Gardner interviews Macey Ley. Macey Ley is a mixed-media artist in Atlanta, Georgia. The form of her work follows the concept…

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Walthall Fellow Spotlight: Steve Morrison

In the lead up to the 2017 Walthall Fellows’ exhibit at MOCA-GA this summer, we will be featuring an interview with each of the Fellows from this year’s cohort. This round, our intern Grace Gardner interviews Steve Morrison. Steve Morrison received his MFA in painting from Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta in 2015.…

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Artist Market Vendor Spotlight: Alea Hurst

Alea Hurst, a local artist, works to produce two-dimensional pieces, particularly drawings and paintings, which range from traditional to experimental and mixed media approaches. She is currently completing her masters in painting as the Savannah College of Art and Design. When asked how she first got into painting and drawing Alea responded, “For as long…

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Walthall Fellow Spotlight: Joe Camoosa

In the lead up to the 2017 Walthall Fellows’ exhibit at MOCA-GA this summer, we will be featuring an interview with each of the Fellows from this year’s cohort. This round, our intern Grace Gardner interviews Joe Camoosa. Joe Camoosa lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia and makes concise, bold, graphic works on paper, Mylar…

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Walthall Fellow Spotlight: Wihro Kim

In the lead up to the 2017 Walthall Fellows’ exhibit at MOCA-GA this summer, we will be featuring an interview with each of the Fellows from this year’s cohort. This round, our intern Grace Gardner interviews Wihro Kim. Wihro Kim is an artist based in Atlanta, GA, where he received his BFA from Georgia State…

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Walthall Fellow Spotlight: Ali O’Leary

In the lead up to the 2017 Walthall Fellows’ exhibit at MOCA-GA this summer, we will be featuring an interview with each of the Fellows from this year’s cohort. This round, our intern Grace Gardner interviews Ali O’Leary.   Ali O’Leary (b. 1988) grew up in Chapel Hill, NC. She received her Bachelor’s degree from…

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Walthall Fellow Spotlight: Tori Tinsley

In the lead up to the 2017 Walthall Fellows’ exhibit at MOCA-GA this summer, we will be featuring an interview with each of the Fellows from this year’s cohort. First up, our intern Grace Gardner interviews Tori Tinsley.   Tori Tinsley is an Atlanta-based painter and sculptor. She received a BFA from the Stamps School…

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A Note on this International Working Womens Day

March is Women’s History Month, and in this time, this world, this March 8th feels even more important, more radical, more visceral, more strange, bizarre, confusing!, than ever. The changes between January 20th and now feel like a jump, a jump into something we’ve never experienced before, as women, as women working towards a better world.…

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ArtEd: A Letter from Brandon Sadler

My experience as an instructor for the ArtEd program was fun and highly fulfilling. The students were receptive and showed an active level of interest in the subjects covered. I was pleased to see them come into the program with a notable amount of technical ability and desire for information. We all seemed to share…

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Interview with Imaginary Million Artists: Austin Blue

  Austin Blue is a 25 year old emerging artist from San Francisco who is participating in this year’s Imaginary Million.  We spoke to him about his work, who he is most looking forward to bidding on, his favorite local artists and more!   WR: How did you find out about WonderRoot? What medium do you…

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We Gonna Be Alright, We Gonna Be Alright

2016 has been a year of many changes in our community, our city, and our world. Tragedies have befallen our communities of color, our LGBTQ communities, and our friends and lovers and families are facing an unprecedented level of fear. Over the past several days, we have heard from so many people looking for spaces…

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Degrees of Visibility & A Future Without Prison

Atlanta stands as a unique city in many ways. It’s thriving music scene, it’s diversity, beautiful weather, and it’s constantly working, too busy to hate lifestyle. Atlanta is also the only American city with a Federal Pen inside it’s city limits.   from the atlanta time machine   The building dominates the landscape at the end…

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The Intern Blog: WonderRoot Welcomes Fall Interns!

Say hello to Fall! WonderRoot has welcomed Britton Rogers, Jasmine Gardner, Paria Almasi, and Abby O’Callaghan as Fall 2016 interns. Interns focus on Arts Administration and Management, Social Media and Communications, and Marketing and Design as well as assist staff with programming and the day-to-day functioning of the community arts center. Learn more about Britton, Jasmine,…

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WonderRoot Welcomes New Interns!

WonderRoot is proud to announce that Parisa Frost, Elizabeth Poland, and Ariel Thilenius have joined us as interns for Spring 2016. We are thrilled to have their energy and input around the WonderRoot Community Arts Center and also while assisting the staff in programmatic administration. All three are currently enrolled in Atlanta-area colleges, and bring…

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WonderRoot Hosts Its First DEBATE & DRAW!

On Saturday, November 14th, WonderRoot hosted its first DEBATE & DRAW event, where makers, doers, and thinkers were invited to assemble at the WonderRoot Community Arts Center and watch the 2016 presidential debates while creating artwork. Participants watched the debate in real time on a large projection screen and were provided space and materials to…

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What Are People For – Public Art Walking Tour

What Are People For is a public art project to uplift the stories of the people involved in shaping Reynoldstown through 9 artistic markers. It is meant to honor the past and look forward to the future. On October 17th, there was an inaugural Public Art Walking Tour, highlighting the sense of community and history…

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New Gallery Show: Divine Zamir’s “(In)ter”

On October 9th, the WonderRoot Gallery hosted the opening reception for its new exhibition, (In)ter, a solo show by Divine Zamir. Zamir is a bold and empathetic re-emerging artist that is quietly finding a place for herself at the artist table. Albeit a newcomer to the world of art as an abstract artist, she has…

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Howardena Pindell Joins the WonderRoot Podcast

In this far ranging conversation for the WonderRoot Podcast, Mixed Media Artist Howardena Pindell joined Floyd Hall to discuss some impactful moments over her life and 50-plus year career, including important moments from her youth in Philadelphia, confronting racism and sexism in the professional art world, working as a curator at the Museum of Modern…

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Vote for WonderRoot for Groundbreaker of the Year!

In its September 2015 issue, Atlanta Magazine recognized WonderRoot as a finalist for its fourth annual Atlanta Magazine Groundbreakers awards, this year honoring smart work in development, preservation, parks, public art, and environmental stewardship. The 2015 Groundbreaker of the Year is decided by an online vote, and we would appreciate it if you considered voting…

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All Signs Point to a New Brand for WonderRoot!

We’re so thrilled to introduce our new brand to the world, and that includes a new sign for the WonderRoot Community Arts Center! Be sure to stop in the Arts Center to check out the latest exhibition in the WonderRoot Gallery or for a tour of our Open Access Studios. WonderRoot’s individual artist memberships to begin…

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