Art

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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New Gallery Show: Marks of Discipline by LYNX

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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CSA Season 10 Artist Highlight: Spencer Sloan

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

  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

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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En Route Announces the Completion of King Memorial Mural

WonderRoot is proud to announce the completion of a mural displayed on the King Memorial MARTA station, as a part of a community-based public art project, En Route. The concept for the mural was created by lead artist Fahamu Pecou, with a particular respect to both the history of the neighborhoods surrounding the station and…

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Getting To Know the King Memorial Station Neighborhood

Atlanta’s past is one that has been historically tied up in transportation. Born from the railway connecting the Savannah port to the Midwest, the accessibility of the city continues to define it as a constantly growing hub of culture, business, and lifestyle. Unfortunately, the ever-changing nature of the Georgia capital can sometimes inhibit the ability…

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WonderRoot Hosts CSA Season 08 Pick Up Party!

Wrapping up Season 08 of WonderRoot’s Community Supported Art program, the CSA pick up party hosted on Friday, May 20th brought together local artists, shareholders, and friends to celebrate the works of this season’s artists. The talents of BlackCatTips, Molly Rose Freeman, Peter Ferrari, Brandon Sadler, Sanithna Phansavanh, and Fabian Williams were showcased in the…

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WonderRootxChange: The Dread Scott Experience

On May 10th, WonderRoot hosted artist and activist Dread Scott as a lecturer in the most recent discussion in the WonderRootxChange series. A program that features leading thinkers on topics of social change, WonderRootxChange stimulates conversations within communities and provides a platform for exchanging perspectives. The latest dialogue featured Dread Scott as he delved into…

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WALTHALL ARTIST FELLOWS ON OSSABAW ISLAND

In March the WonderRoot Walthall Fellows were once again privileged to spend a week on Ossabaw Island through a partnership between WonderRoot and the Ossabaw Island Foundation. Georgia’s coast is one of the wildest and most beautiful stretches of coastline in the US and the wildest on the east coast. Of all the large islands…

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WonderRoot Creative Reuse: WRCRatl blog ribbon cutting!

Ok, so we didn’t REALLY cut a ribbon to celebrate contributing this blog, BUT we have included an image of some ribbon in our inventory or reclaimed/recycled materials: If you have found us here already, you’re one of our awesome supporters and we really couldn’t do this without you.  While we write more fabulous and…

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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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On The House – The Story of WonderRoot’s Pro-Bono Rebrand

It’s not every day that you are given something worth $100,000 for free—nor is it every day that you get to lend your talents to an organization that’s helping reshape the community you love. That’s the beauty of ‘On The House,’ a full-service brand identity project that’s awarded to one Atlanta nonprofit each year by…

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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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