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Culture notes: Georgia potterymaking survey at MOCA GA; Contemporary publishes book on the creative life

VISUAL ART
The potterymaking state
Providing a current and detailed take on the craft of ceramics around the state, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia has opened “Georgia Clayworkers,” an exhibition of 50 ceramic works by 25 Georgia ceramicists.

Curated by Rick Berman, long-time Atlanta potter and Pace Academy pottery instructor, the show runs through March 31. A ticketed reception is planned 6:30-9 p.m. Feb. 17 ($20), and a ceramics marketplace of Georgia clay workers, including several of the exhibition artists, is set for 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Feb. 18 (marketplace is free, and normal admission will be waived with any purchase).

The 25 artists are: A.J. Argentina, Rick Berman, Jennifer Ashcraft Berman, Jorie Berman, Sandy Culp, Glenn Dair, Tom Egan, Mary Engel, Roger Jamison, Lauren Gallaspy, Chris Kelly, Diane Kempler, Mark Knott, Ron Meyers, Andy Nassise, Marcia O’Brien, Margaret Patterson, Donald Penny, John Roberts, Lora Rust, T. Saupe, Vernon Smith, Tim Sullivan, Sunkoo Yuh and Tom Zwierlein.

MOCA GA is at 75 Bennett St., Atlanta. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays. $5, $1 students. 404-367-8700, www.mocaga.org.

Creative guidebook
The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center is about to publish what is described as a “how-to manual” on living a creative life, “The Art Life: On Creativity and Career.”

Due out Jan. 31, the 180-page book is a collection of solicited and selected texts that address the philosophical and practical issues that affect art-making and the marketplace. Made possible through a grant from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, “Art Life” taps artists, curators and others in creative fields, many whom have taken part in exhibitions and programs at ACAC since 2007.

The book will retail for $25, but is available for pre-purchase before Jan. 15 for $20 at the Contemporary, 535 Means St. N.W., Atlanta. Or contact Stacie Lindner, slindner@thecontemporary.org or 404.688.1970, ext. 218. More details: www.thecontemporary.org/shop. HOWARD POUSNER

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