Friends gathering Friday to praise Mr. Imagination
Gregory Warmack, the folk artist who was known as Mr. Imagination, only lived in Atlanta for three years, but he managed to strike some deep friendships nonetheless.
Warmack died in late May at 64. His comrades will gather at his local neighborhood bar and restaurant, Hottie Hawgs BBQ, on Friday from 3 to 10 p.m. They will swap stories, admire his art for sale and visit with his mother and other relatives.
The event, hosted by the Riverside Neighborhood Association, also is a benefit to help pay for Warmack’s final expenses. For $30, there’s all-you-can-eat food, draft beer, music and, of course, memories.
Hottie Hawgs BBQ is at 2065 Main St N.W. (off Bolton Road), Atlanta. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org. The restaurant’s phone number is 404-794-5224.
To read Warmack’s obituary by AJC writer Michelle Shaw: http://bit.ly/K38IlU/ HOWARD POUSNER
Look, in the sky, it’s public art!
If you happened to catch Brad Downey’s aerial work of public art, “Portrait of My Father,” in the skies above intown Atlanta on Father’s Day (or if you simply want to catch up to it), Huffington Post has just published a fascinating account of the Flux Projects-commissioned piece.
The story is by Atlana writer and burnaway.com founding editor Jeremy Abernathy. Here’s a link: http://huff.to/L94VnB. HOWARD POUSNER