LOOK FOR THE RED BIN THIS SATURDAY AT GET THIS GALLERY
FOR THE PAPER TWINS EXHIBITION CLOSING !
Continuing throughout the summer local businesses and galleries will be uniting through a common cause to raise art supplies for TCP's Community Arts Program (CAP) outreach initiatives. CAP's focus is on mentoring "at-risk" youth through the arts. CAP's upcoming outreach will target programs that may not have arts education, and that struggle with resources.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE, GET INVOLVED
Paper Twins: Gone With the Twins
CLOSES THIS SATURDAY July 2, 2011
Listen to Jeremy Abernathy’s interview with the Paper Twins on AM 1690.
Click here to read reviews of the exhibition.
Get This! Gallery is excited to present the exhibition, Gone With the Twins by the Atlanta based female street art duo, Paper Twins. This is their first exhibition with Get This!
Edgar and Nica met in Atlanta when they started working in the same coffee shop. Their friendship was sudden, influenced by their love of art and music and new things. Having different backgrounds, they became infatuated with each other’s cultures, sharing music and films and spending long nights telling each other stories. Little did they know that these stories were the stepping stones of a new body of work.
Oh man oh man; they both came from the south… Two different souths, in two different hemispheres, but so similar indeed.They soon realized that since they had been working in anonymity, making work about their cultures could be a way to establish a more personal connection with their audience. They began to research, digging up old photos, calling on aunts and uncles for stories, traveling to their places of origin and gathering as much information as they could. They found that although they had different stories, their stories had similar aspects, which at times wove together and created overlapping narratives.
Their processes of making were influenced by their research, challenging them to work with new materials. Wood, sand, sound, grain, grass… They used everything they could to coax these stories and memories to come alive again. But memories will never come alive again. Don’t be fooled; experiences and stories are distorted with time and after the years you end up telling your stories the way you want to remember them, romanticizing hardship, chuckling at deep-rooted superstitions and seeing the past through affection-tinted eyes. Everyone has stories. Edgar and Nica hope you will come away from this night thinking about your own past and that you may for a moment be attentive to the power of memories. Tomorrow this night will be a memory to you and who knows what you will make of it.
2011 ART SUPPLY WISH LIST
(this year we are focusing on 2-d media)
DRAWING: graphite pencils, charcoal, pastels, india ink, colored pencils, watercolor pencils, carbon paper, tracing paper, blank sketchbooks, markers/sharpies, and all types of drawing paper: newsprint, bristol, etc.
PAINTING: paints: acrylic and watercolor (tubes & pans), various sized brushes, all types of canvas: boards, stretched, unstretched, watercolor paper, paper tape, palettes, sponges, & mural supplies: paint rollers & trays, drop cloths, & large brushes
PRINTMAKING: waterbased inks, plexiglass, spray bottles, linoleum blocks, linoleum cutters, x-acto knives and blades, brayers, wooden spoons, silkscreens, photo emulsion, and squeegees
PHOTOGRAPHY: 35mm cameras, 35mm film (b&w,color) digital cameras, camera bags, digital photo printer, flatbed scanner with film holder
MISCELLANEOUS: construction paper, glue (sticks, rubber cement, elmer's, etc...), scissors, rulers, matt board, matt cutter and blades, tape (scotch, masking, painters), drawing boards, horses & easels.
Please visit the following locations all summer to see great art and
DROP OFF NEW and USED ART SUPPLIES
to benefit YOUNG ARTISTS IN NEED!!!
Midtown: KAI LIN ART
Downtown: VSA ARTS OF GEORGIA of
Decatur: HOMEGROWN BOUTIQUE
Norcross: LARSON JUHL FRAMING
Roswell: ANN JACKSON GALLERY
Marietta Square: DK GALLERY
*indicates main drop off location for city district
(please email us if you would like your gallery or business added to our list)
PROVIDE FISCAL SUPPORT OR SPONSOR A RED BIN FOR $5.00!
FOR EQUIPMENT DONATIONS
please email us