This week marks the end of an Atlanta exhibit commemorating the 150th anniversary of the famous Civil War battle that was a turning point in the city. But the Art Against the Wall exhibit at Gallery 72 in downtown Atlanta doesn't just focus on one particular war or time period. GPB’s All Things Considered host Rickey Bevington recently talked with the exhibit's curator, Radcliffe Bailey.
It’s show time in the projection booth of the Parkway Discount Theater in Warner Robins. Second run blockbusters, sometimes only weeks past their top grossing prime, snake around the room on 35 mm film. Superheroes and giant robots flicker and bounce on the screens below. Alicia Bowers manages this theater. With 10 years in the business, she’s worked with both digital and film. "When we first got rid of film it was kind of nostalgic to come back to it, but now it’s like ‘This is a lot of work’," Bowers said.
Soon, visitors at the High Museum will get the chance to experience two completely different parts of the art world. Atlanta’s High Museum of Art will open two new exhibits on Nov. 3. One explores the art and history of Paris’ Tuileries Garden and another showcases the art and artifacts of the American West.
The High Museum of Art in Atlanta has brought Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with a Pearl Earring” to the Southeast for the first time. The painting has become a cultural icon thanks to Tracy Chevalier’s book and the 2003 movie starring Scarlett Johansson and Colin Firth.
Water barrels decorated by artists are being auctioned off in Athens as a way to raise money and promote water conservation efforts. The Athens Banner-Herald reports that the rain barrels can help fight drought by catching rainwater to use on lawns or gardens.
Cain started out as a more traditional painter in Alabama. She moved to Savannah in 1981 and says her move to abstract art years later was to explore thought and memory in her work. Cain’s is the kind of non-representational art that makes viewers step back and ask, "What is it?"