Mario Schambon is a Colombian-born artist and musician currently living and working in Atlanta. Recent projects have included multimedia art installations in Wicker Park Chicago, a US tour with Atlas Sound, and Performances in New York, NY, Portland, OR, Indianapolis, IN, Orlando, FL Chicago, IL and San German, Mayaguez, San Juan and Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico.
In addition he has performed with Laetitia Sadier, Sonia Sanchez, and Damo Suzuki. Currently He is part of Roberto Lange's Helado Negro and Epstein Projects in New York as well as a collaborator with several projects in Atlanta, GA, Mayaguez, PR, and Toronto, ON, Canada.
In the visual arts, Schambon has been involved primarily with sculpture and installation. Highlights include a commission for the Wander National Monument in Jekyll Island, GA and a temporary installation at the American Institute of Architects headquarters in New Orleans with Christophe Gauspohl as part of the show DesCours 2009.
I'm an illustrator, fully. Where my art comes from is simply a middle ground from looking at other people I really feel have something interesting and most importantly FUN to say. Although it would be neat to develop a relationship with my art and feelings that could reflect some sort of deeper meaning in the end it seems more trouble than it's worth to me. I like drawing and I'm going to keep doing it till either my hands fall off or enough people tell me I should just stop and go back to dragon slaying.
Adam Pinney is the Multimedia and Graphic Artist at Dad's Garage Theatre in Atlanta. In addition to creating posters and promos for the theatre, he also does freelance work for various events and organizations, such as The Last Seen Improv Festival and Pretty Ambitious Records. Occasionally, he does prop design for feature films and television. Most recently, Adam showed work at the Star Wars inspired art show, Skywalk With Me at the Highlander.
Amanda Hunter is an aspiring artist, vocalist and improviser from Lilburn. Her stint as an elementary English teacher in Korea inspired her to find art in unlikely places, as exaggerated drawings of cheeseburgers, farm animals and old people turned out to be a valuable communication tool. She can be found temping as a product tester for Calphalon, archiving old reviews at Dad's Garage Theatre, and eyeing dog-owners enviously. Some of her work was included in Skywalk With Me, and she is extremely excited to be a part of this project.
After years of working as a web designer and freelance illustrator, Ben Goldman returned to college to receive his BFA from Kennesaw State University, and then his MFA in painting and drawing from Georgia State University.
He regularly shows in galleries and museums around the Atlanta area. His latest bodies of work include; a body of work about stress and modern life which involves self portraiture rendered in mixed media and video, a series of satirical social commentary works done on game boards, and paintings and drawings about the 21st century Human Animal. Ben Goldman is currently living in Marietta, Georgia.
He works as a gallery manager of Kibbee Gallery in Atlanta, GA, an active curator at art venues around Atlanta, an art instructor at Kennesaw State University, and a very, very busy artist.
Tori Tinsley is an artist, art therapist and licensed professional counselor who lives and works in the East Atlanta Village.
In 2010, Tori founded the Mom's Laugh Project, which seeks to raise awareness of frontotemporal degeneration (FTD) through artwork. Tori's mother was diagnosed with this fatal disease in 2009 and Tori has been an advocate for research and caregiver support ever since. The Mom's Laugh Project offers patrons the opportunity to take a stand against the effects of dementia and 20% of all sales benefit the Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration (www.theaftd.org).
To learn more about the Mom's Laugh Project, view current artwork, and contribute to FTD research, please visit Tori's website www.ToriTinsley.com
I had a short documentary, Girl Talk screened at Eyedrum last year as well as a Video Installation Piece, Experimental Rider designed for the Ducati exhibit at MODA (Museum of Design Atlanta) this spring. I also teach introductory courses in design and type at GSU as well as write an art column bi-monthly for Brookhaven Patch. I enjoy cooking, watching epic battle movie marathons, and doing dog things with my super cute pups, Xena and Pete. www.catnormoyle.com
The starting point for the CL + Art on the Beltline Scavenger Hunt is at Memorial Drive and Bill Kennedy Way, west of H. Harper Station, 904 Memorial Drive SE, 30316.
Walk-ups are welcome, and need to arrive by 9:45 a.m. The hunt starts at 10. Price to play is $10. All proceeds benefit the Beltline.
The First Place team will win original artwork by Hense and Kyle Brooks of Black Cat Tips, tickets to Bodies: The Exhibition, The High Museum of Art: Picasso to Warhol, the Georgia Aquarium and Netherwold Haunted House.
Print the clue card from here, or get a hard copy at the starting line.
She teaches full-time at SCAD Atlanta in the Painting and Foundations Department. Manker founded and directed ArtSpot gallery from 2001-2004. The gallery was awarded "Best Alternative Art Space 2003", in Atlanta by Creative Loafing Magazine. In 2005 she formed Golden Blizzard art collective with fellow artist Alex Kvares, leading to its current 8 member status. She was awarded the Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award grant for 2006. She was also selected for Transatlantic 2006, Artists in Residence International, exhibiting in Berlin, Germany. Manker has exhibited widely throughout Atlanta and the Southeast, as well as in Los Angeles at Sabina Lee and Ruth Bachofner galleries.
Manker is a Hambidge Fellow of 2009. In 2010, she was selected for the 2010 Women to Watch Biennial Exhibition at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, in Washington D.C. Currently she is represented by Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta, GA and exhibited a solo exhibition titled "Softcore War" September - October 2010. She is also on the advisory board for Burnaway.org and is the current gallery liaison, volunteering to curate and direct exhibitions, at Kibbee Gallery in the Poncey-Highland neighborhood of Atlanta.
On the Web: www.mankerart.blogspot.com
What began as hand-printed t-shirts and an uncanny knack for self-promotion eventually paved the way for more grand opportunities and contractual design work for some of the city’s most reputable establishments (Atlanta Spirit, Zoo Atlanta, Creative Loafing, etc…).
On the web » esperanza-atl.com