May 13, 2013 Slideshows

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WonderGlo 

For the second year, Atlanta arts organizations WonderRoot and gloATL combined their collective forces for the fundraiser Wonderglo on Saturday night. The event attempts to rethink the typical - and typically stuffy - approach to the arts benefit by transforming the W Midtown with art installations and experiences. Dinner was served in the main ballroom on tables created by artists as gloATL dancers interacted with the crowd, sometimes popping their heads up through openings in the tables. There were live and silent auctions of art works during dinner, and, throughout the hotel, dancers poised on platforms and lay splayed across staircases, a multi-part video installation of filmmaker Micha Stansell's collaboration with glo "the search for the exceptional" was a beautiful use of space, and on the top floor, Soul Food Cypher warmed up the crowd with some freestyle before DJ Vicki Powell got the after-party started. WonderRoot Executive Director Chris Appleton says the 2013 event was an even bigger success than last year's.
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At dinner, some tables had Glo dancers' heads sticking through them.
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After dinner and the silent and live auctions, the "migration" throughout the W Hotel began.
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Guests were treated to edible flowers.
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A string installation in the courtyard accompanied by a Molly Rose Freeman mural.
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Video artist Micah Stansell's projections dotted a long hallway.
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Attendees toast their drinks in front of a video projection.
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Guests ride the elevator to the top floor where the activities continued.
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Silhouettes boogied in a room that the elevator stopped at on its way to the top.
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A projector displays an ongoing stream of words meant to be included in the MC's freestyles.
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Zano plays a verbal improv game for a presentation by Soul Food Cypher.
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Another MC lays it down during the freestyle games.
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A brave audience member came out to try her rap skills out.
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At dinner, some tables had Glo dancers' heads sticking through them.
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