In glow of $50,000 challenge
The Atlanta foundation Possible Futures has awarded a $50,000 challenge grant to the performance group gloATL, which has performed in public spaces as varied as Lenox Square mall, the High Museum of Art’s plaza and the streets of Castleberry Hill. The gift marks gloATL’s first public fund-raising drive since its 2009 founding. “They have taken innovative performance work directly to the people and literally into the streets, transforming not just our public spaces but our sense of what role art can play in our city,” Possible Futures founder LouisCorrigan said in a statement. www.gloATL.com. HOWARD POUSNER
Essaying Atlanta’s scene
>The Atlanta foundation Possible Futures will celebrate the publication of “Noplaceness: Art in a Post-Urban Landscape,” the first book in a planned “Atlanta Art Now” biennial series about contemporary art in Atlanta, with a party on Nov. 8. The “creative black tie affair” will be 7-11 p.m. at Poem88 Gallery, White Provisions building, 1100 Howell Mill Road, Suite A03, Atlanta. Tickets ($25) and information about “Noplaceness,” which features writing by long-time Atlanta art critics Cinqué Hicks, Catherine Fox and Jerry Cullum, among others: www.atlantaartnow.com.
>Atlanta Art Now also is sponsoring “The Somewhere Summit” art symposium, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 12 at Emory University’s Michael C. Carlos Museum. Featuring a panel of art professors, artists and museum leaders, it’s described as a “dialogue designed for Atlanta-based artists, scholars, arts administrators and other cultural workers interested in gaining a deeper understanding of how Atlanta artists are positioned within a global contemporary art framework. 571 S. Kilgo Circle, Atlanta. Symposium and lunch are free for those who RSVP: www.atlantaartnow.com/Somewhere_main.html. HOWARD POUSNER