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A Talk with Paria Almasi

By WonderRoot Interns | Feb 23, 2017 | 0 Comments

Interviewed by Naya Clark   If anyone sits for a conversation with Paria Almasi, one of the easiest characteristics to mark is her interest in understanding the perspective of the people around her. She loves asking questions about people and their experiences, not to be nosey, but out of pure curiosity. It is no surprise…

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PeachDish and the Parallels of Art, Food, and the Art of Food

By WonderRoot Interns | Feb 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Broiling, scrambling, simmering, and flambéing are all processes involved in the craft of cooking. They aren’t painting, sculpting, illustrating, or blending, as in visual art, but the similarities between art and cooking are endless. The two forms have ability to cater to our senses, emotions, and desire to create. Similarly, both art forms require an immense need…

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What is going to Happen to Art Funding in the Next Four Years?

By WonderRoot Interns | Jan 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Wait, What’s Happening?  Despite only using about .02% of governmental funds, arts and humanities organizations across the nation will face budget cuts as the government seeks to save federal spending by $10.5 trillion over the next 10 years. Agencies such as the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for Humanities will face complete…

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New Gallery Show: Marks of Discipline by LYNX

By WonderRoot Interns | Jan 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

On Friday, January 13, WonderRoot welcomed Lynx Nguyen to its gallery by hosting the opening of his Marks of Discipline exhibition. In 1985, Lynx came to America with his family as refugees in from Vietnam, escaping war and violence. Since then, he has graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art from Georgia State University…

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ArtEd: A Letter from Brandon Sadler

By Jasmine Amussen | Dec 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

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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CSA Season 10 Artist Highlight: Spencer Sloan

By Iman Person | Dec 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

CSA Season 10 Artist Highlight: Spencer Sloan Spencer Sloan is a mixed-media artist here in Atlanta. He received his BFA in Painting from the University of Georgia and studied graphic design at The Creative Circus. Sloan’s recent body of work involves digitally manipulating paparazzi photographs into abstract works of art. His background is rooted in his…

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Interview with Imaginary Million Artists: Austin Blue

By Jasmine Amussen | Nov 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

  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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WonderRoot Launches CSA Season 10 in Collaboration with Allie Bashuk

By Iman Person | Nov 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

WonderRoot is excited to announce our six CSA Season 10 artists. This season WonderRoot has collaborated with curator and organizer Allie Bashuk to select the final six artists, whose work considers topics of police brutality, immigration, mental health and more. Our CSA Season 10 artists are: Brandon English, Natalie Escobar, Antonio Darden, InkYoung Chung, Andrew…

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We Gonna Be Alright, We Gonna Be Alright

By Jasmine Amussen | Nov 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

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

By Jasmine Amussen | Oct 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
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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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