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Archive for December, 2013

Atlanta couple wins $100,000 turning tequila barrel into art

Atlanta artists Micah and Whitney Stansell won $100,000 this week in a contest in which artists turned a Tequila Herradura oak barrel into a work of art.

Atlanta artists Micah and Whitney Stansell won  a contest in which they turned a Tequila Herradura hand-crafted oak barrel into a work of art. In their "Look Inside, 2013," the Stansells created a zoetrope inside the tequila barrel that features a running horse. The couple will travel to Miami in early December for a finals event in which their barrel will compete against winners from seven other cities, with the winner receiving a $100,000 prize. Photo from TEQUILA HERRADURA.

Atlanta artists Micah and Whitney Stansell won a contest in which they turned a Tequila Herradura hand-crafted oak barrel into a work of art. Photo from TEQUILA HERRADURA.

For their piece, titled “Look Inside, 2013,” they created a zoetrope inside the tequila barrel that features a running horse. It’s a tribute to Eadweard Muybridge, the English photographer who was a pioneer in the study of motion.

Red marquee capital letters encircling the outside of the barrel tempt viewers to “LOOK INSIDE.”

The Stansells’ work won $10,000 in a regional Herradura Barrel Art Collection competition in October held at Atlanta’s Mason Murer Fine Art, placing them into the finals held this week in Miami against winners from seven other cities.

The married couple is highly regarded on the Atlanta visual arts scene. Micah was a Museum of the …

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Culture notes: A MOCA GA talk on where art, disaster meet; appointments at Roswell Cultural, Rialto centers

VISUAL ART
Talk about intersection of art, disaster

Atlanta artist Katherine Taylor will give a free talk Tuesday night about her new exhibit, “Spillover,” at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia in Buckhead. The show explores engineered landscapes (such as roadways, pools and bridges) and their impact on environmental disasters. Taylor was one of three Georgia artists honored with support to create an exhibit through MOCA GA’s 2012-13 Working Artist Project. Reception, 6:30 p.m.; talk, 7 p.m. 75 Bennett St., Atlanta. 404-367-8700, www.mocaga.org. HOWARD POUSNER

ARTS
Appointments at Roswell Cultural, Rialto centers

  • Sarah Chandler has been named coordinator at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center, charged with making the CAC a greater participant in the North Fulton community’s arts scene. The Macon native has worked for performing arts companies including Pig Iron Theatre Company in Philadelphia, the Public Theater in New York City and the Berkshire Theatre Festival …

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Atlanta Symphony plans Roots Music Festival in January

Now for something completely different.

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Georgia Humanities Council have announced that they will present the Georgia Roots Music Festival on Jan. 18, a free day of concerts, discussions, exhibits and a chance to meet musicians from around the state.

Among artists presenting or playing at the noon to 6:30 p.m. event at the Woodruff Arts Center will be Chuck Leavell, members of the ASO, McIntosh County Shouters, Skillet Lickers, Mudcat, Thomas Dorsey Birthplace Choir and Albany Civil Rights Institute Freedom Singers.

The festival is timed to the opening of a Smithsonian Institution touring exhibit, “New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music,” in the Memorial Arts Building’s 1280 Gallery. Including displays and interactive features that explore early traditions of American music, the exhibit will be on view Jan. 18 through Feb. 2. It’s the final stop of an 18-month tour across the state.

More details and to reserve tickets:

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