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Culture notes: gloATL, Atlanta Opera in first-time collaboration this weekend; grassroots group funds ‘risky’ art

When movement becomes operatic

Four Atlanta Opera vocalists with one accompanist and 17 gloATL dancers will join forces Friday
and Saturday nights for a “Liquid Culture” performance.

Atlantans and Atlanta architecture are integral ingredients in these performance art happenings,
and these two will have a dramatic setting: Sol LeWitt’s “54 Columns” sculptural installation, at
Highland Avenue and Glen Iris Drive in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood.

The free 8:30 p.m. performances, concluding Liquid Culture’s second year, will tap Atlanta Opera
vocalists Elizabeth Claxton, Megan Mashburn, Tim Miller and Heather Witt along with accompanist Catherine Giel. It’s a first-time collaboration between the opera and gloATL, set to some of opera’s masterpieces, including La Boheme and the Barcarolle duet from “Tales of Hoffman.”

Earlier installments of Liquid Culture this year took place at Colony Square, MARTA’s Lindberg
Station and storefronts in Little Five Points

More information: HOWARD POUSNER

Sixth annual drive to fund the ‘risky’

Idea Capital, an Atlanta independent arts funding group with the mission of supporting “Atlanta
artists who make risky and challenging work that might not otherwise receive funding,” is seeking
support for its 2012 cycle.

The group, which has bestowed 16 grants totalling more than $13,000 over five years of giving,
will host a kickoff party for its sixth round of funding at 4 p.m. July 29 at an arts advocate’s private
home. There will be food, drink, entertainment and the chance to meet artists and other arts
supporters. RSVP required (with address to be forwarded later) at

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