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Friday, May 18, 2012

Weekend Arts Agenda: The Tannhauser Gate

74 Seconds (Christa Made it)

See how Freddie Krueger turned a kid into a fine art photographer instead of a serial killer at P. Seth Thompson's MFA exhibit The Tannhauser Gate, opening Saturday night. Also, A Kevin Cole retrospective opens at MOCA GA Friday, the Westside Arts Walk got all kinds of things going on, and the Faith Ringgold exhibit wraps at the Spelman museum Saturday. More details and events after the jump.


Duncan Shirahs Grow Gun, 2010, Mixed Media, 6 x 15 x 9 Inches
  • Duncan Shirah
  • Duncan Shirah's "Grow Gun," 2010, Mixed Media, 6 x 15 x 9 Inches

Mason Murer highlights more than 40 emerging artists in Fresh Blood, opening Saturday from 7-10p.m. Check out our preview.

Leaning Toward Heaven I by Kevin Cole

Kevin Cole: Straight From The Soul, 25 Years In The Making has dual openings this weekend at MOCA GA and the Southwest Arts Center. The MOCA GA show will present works from 2006 to present, and the SAC will exhibit earlier works by the renowned Atlanta artist.

Teresa Cole, Curling in on Itself, relief prints on paper with with cotton and silk saris, dimensions vary
  • Courtesy Whitespace Gallery
  • Teresa Cole, "Curling in on Itself," relief prints on paper with with cotton and silk saris, dimensions vary

Whitespace opens Between Origin and Present: Prints and Installation by Teresa Cole from 7-10 p.m.

Photo by Heidi Lender
  • Courtesy Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
  • Photo by Heidi Lender

Heidi Lender's Self Time[d] opens 6-9 p.m. at Jennifer Schwartz Gallery.

Group show Illustrative, with work by SCAD professors Larry Anderson, Dale Clifford, Tom Francis, Kent Knowles, Carl Linstrum, Mike Lowery as well as a handful of graduates, opens from 7-10 p.m. at Kai Lin Art.


The Tannhauser Gate

P Seth Thompson's MFA thesis show The Tannhauser Gate opens in the former Solomon Projects space off of Monroe. Check out our interview with Thompson, in which he discusses his sci-fi/fantasy influences.


North Georgia artist retreat the Hambidge Center hosts a fundraising auction and performance gala at the Goat Farm from 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $35-$150.

The Flag is Bleeding by Faith Ringgold

American People, Black Light: Faith Ringgold’s Paintings of the 1960s ends its run at the Spelman Museum of Fine Art.

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