Openings and events in Castleberry Hill, the Contemporary, Beep Beep Gallery, Alcove, and more this weekend.
The 15 Project returns to the Contemporary tonight. Hosted by the inimitable Fahamu Pecou, the live talk show features local guests illuminating topics of art and culture. Tonight's show features CL's own Mara Shalhoup, Jerry Cullum, and DJ Toomp. If those guests are any indication, expect the conversation to range from the details of cocaine distribution to touring with 2 Live Crew. The 15 Project gets started at 7:30. Details at the Contemporary.
Atlanta's newest artist collective is throwing a massive debut party tonight. As Jessica Blankenship wrote earlier this week, Dodekapus counts about 50-75 members and tonight's party should be "7,500 sq. ft. of everything colorful, loud, and kinetic they could think of." The event isn't limited to visual arts, either, expect music from the Back Pockets, Sonen, and few other bands, as well as film screenings, dance performances, body painting, and bike racing. The party gets started at 8 pm but should last into the wee hours tomorrow. Collective Conscious: Dodekapus Launch Event, April 9, 8 p.m. 4 a.m. Raw Space, 431 Fair Street.
Castleberry Hill's monthly art stroll happens tonight. Check out the new colorful work from Robert Sagerman at Marcia Wood and buy some art to benefit the Red Cross Haiti Relief Effort at Castleberry Point's Project Pushpin.
Sandler Hudson Gallery hosts an opening reception for Kenn Kotara's exhibition of recent work, "the in between is mine." Brett Smith will also be on hand to perform "15 seconds." Reception begins at 7 pm. Details at Sandler Hudson.
Kelly McKernan's "Fight or Flight" opens at Beep Beep Gallery. McKernan's latest work blends photography and painting to create fantastical imagery. Culture Surfing profiled her in the studio earlier this week. Reception begins at 8 pm. Details at Beep Beep.
Alcove Gallery hosts the latest show in their "Cartoon Madness" series. This installment, "The Lunchbox Show," focuses on the "critical accessory" and "personal statement" that lunch boxes embodied for decades. A bevy of local artists contribute. Details at Alcove.
Louisiana-based Troy Dugas' work elevates quotidian materials like beer labels or playing cards to psychedelic, nearly spiritual levels by weaving them into flawlessly repetitive mandalas or tapestry-like abstractions. His new show, Centered, continues tonight at Barbara Archer and on through May 8.
MINT Gallery's Working Class Heroes, featuring photography from Erik Dixon, Jessica Howell, Jessica Lewis, Lynn Taylor, and Matthew Smith, will host a closing part at 3 pm on Sun., April 11.
Obscura, "an exhibition of new works that are created to be self-illuminated and thereby only fully revealed and understood in an environment of total darkness," continues at Eyedrum until April 24.
Atlantan Pandra Williams and Athens, Ga. resident Annette Gates continue their run with In Significance at Kiang Gallery, through May 1.
For EVEN MORE art events this weekend, visit clatl.com/events.
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