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Inspiration from Travel and Being Curious: An Interview with Erin Palovick

By WonderRoot Interns | Apr 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Erin Palovick is an Atlanta-based visual and performance artists featured at WonderRoot’s “The Gathering”, where her four part “Glossary of a Shrine” is displayed. Palovick’s work is subtly fortified with her experiences and interpretations from travel and experiences that are divine and transcendent in nature. Palovick’s work, whether making marks on paper, sounds in space,…

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Magical Realism and Chicana Pride with Laura Vela

By WonderRoot Interns | Apr 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Written and Interviewed by Naya Clark Laura Vela is a Chicana, interdisciplinary based in Atlanta. Vela’s welcoming charm without having to say much at all. Although limited words may give the first impression of being timid, it is offset by great hair, tattoos, and pizza socks, which she sported during our conversation. Graduating from Kennesaw…

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Talking Healing, Ritual, and Connectivity with Angela Davis Johnson

By WonderRoot Interns | Apr 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Interviewed and Written by Naya Clark A conversation with Angela Davis Johnson is a conversation of peace and wisdom. Johnson’s voice maintains the soothing quality of speaking to a relative which gives her work a deeper context. Johnson, an interdisciplinary visual artist, does work in between Atlanta and Little Rock, Arkansas. Her work primarily consists of her painted…

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Textures within Textures: The Works of Manty Dey

By WonderRoot Interns | Apr 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Written by Naya Clark   Manty Dey is an Indian Born, Atlanta raised artist who painting, paper, and acrylic in a way that expresses texture, emotion, and process. Dey is very well achieved, having originally gained artistic education at Georgia State University, where she earner her Bachelors in Drawing and Painting and later, her MFA in…

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At our Artist Market

By WonderRoot Interns | Mar 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Oscar Gittemeier explains Transliteracy and the New Role of Libraries Written and interviewed by Naya Clark   Oscar Gittemeier is a modern librarian indeed. The last two weekends of March, he appeared stylishly with a button up and suspenders. Gittemeier is a very amiable and informative fellow,  zealously passionate about his role as an Adult…

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Generally Local, Mostly independent Film Series Kicks off the 41st ATL Film Fest

By WonderRoot Interns | Mar 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

Written by Naya Clark (above: Electronic musician 10th letter, who will be live scoring an original short film) WonderRoot is kicking off The 41st Annual Atlanta Film Festival with our latest edition of the Generally Local, Mostly Independent (GLMI) film series. GLMI is an ongoing partnership between WonderRoot, Plaza Theatre, and the Atlanta Film Festival.…

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A Note on this International Working Womens Day

By Jasmine Amussen | Mar 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

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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Zines for the Culture

By WonderRoot Interns | Feb 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

  Since the technology of self-publishing ideas in leaflet and pamphlet form have been available, members of marginalized and minority groups have been distributing information themselves. By definition, zines are a cheaply made, cheaply priced independent magazines that cover broad topics from politics, art and design,fan fiction, personal journals, single-topic obsessions, sex, social theory, intersectional feminism, and…

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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 | 1 Comment

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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