Tuesday, November 2, 2010

the global, the local, and this coming weekend in Decatur

Right now I am mostly writing art reviews and posting vast theoretical speculations on joculum.livejournal.com, but life is thought globally and lived locally (the old slogan evinces a firm grasp of the obvious). So for those readers who need to know that the Atlanta artworld holiday-sale season is beginning post-Day of the Dead, be aware that Decatur's Beacon Hill Studios will begin the process with a fundraiser that should be as memorable as last year's, which featured the first Atlanta screening of Sara Hornbacher's video meditation on architecture and Walter Benjamin that premiered at a conference in France and has since found its way into the wryly titled Greater Decatur Quadrennial.

Anyway, those who are looking for ideas from me should go to my joculum blog or to burnaway.org and artscriticatl.com, and those who are in need of information should read the following:

Art 4 Art’s Sake

Beacon Hill's Artists Open Studio Tour & Art Benefit for Decatur High School’s Art Programs

Beacon Hill Artist Studios
125 Electric Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030

Friday, November 5th, 5 - 9 pm

Saturday, November 6th, 3 - 8 pm

$10 suggested donation at door.

Reception: Part of Decatur Art Walk
Friday, November 5, 5 pm - 9 pm

Open Studios & Demonstrations:
Saturday, November 6, 3 pm - 8 pm

Beacon Hill Artists:
Sarah Collman, Rebecca DesMarais, Rodney Grainger, Tony Greco,
Ron Holt, Sara Hornbacher, Lynne Moody, Patty O'Keefe-Hutton, Jo Peterson

Guest Artists include:
Mario Petrirena, John Roberts, Steve Sachs, Helen Durant, Candace Hassem,
Jill Ruhlman, Judy Parady & Tom Meyer, Suzy Shultz, Melissa Walker,
Richard Walker, Andrea Emmons, Stephanie Kolpy & Matthew Sugarman,
Brian Randall, Stephanie Smith, Karen Tunnell, Eilis Crean, Nancy Hunter,
Elizabeth Lide, Terence Monaghan, Kathy Colt, Teneisha Jones, Valerie Gilbert,
Gena VanDerKloot, Michelle Jordan, Xenia Zed and more.

Directions: The Beacon Hill Artists Studio are located at the corner of
W. Trinity and Electric Ave. in downtown Decatur. (The studio entrance
is on the backside of the building off Electric Ave.) Parking is available i
in the rear lot and kitty-corner across W,. Trinity in the county government lot.

For further details contact the studio director, Rodney Grainger (404) 210-9846

1 comment:

Laurence Holden said...

Jerry - you should really take a look at Honor Woodard's recent photographic work "Reflecting on Time and Space" (http://silvermoonfrog.jalbum.net/Reflecting%20on%20Time%20and%20Space/)- which explores an intensely focused view of the local with global implications.