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Art auction to benefit ailing Eyedrum

Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery couldn’t be more radically different from your typical white box gallery space. For one thing, it’s located in something akin to a concrete bunker surrounded by an asphalt parking lot and cyclone fencing off Memorial Drive. For another, once inside you’re as likely to witness a concert by a pair of dueling theremin players and a catwalk show of garbage bag-inspired, post-apocalyptic fashions as you are an art exhibition. But that is part of the charm of this eclectic venue where pushing boundaries is the status quo. Sadly, money troubles have put the place in peril of closing. In an effort to be keep the wolves at bay, an art auction benefit will be held Aug. 14 at the space at 290 MLK Drive. The $10 admission gets you one free drink, some snacks and the chance to bid on artwork and art services. The event is co-sponsored by Stella Trattoria, Cabbagetown Market and Decatur Atlanta Printing. For details see www.eyedrum.org.

Indicative of the unexpected nature of Eyedrum’s aesthetic: “Untitled” (Lady) by Julia A. Fenton, pictured above, from a show in 2007.

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