EVENT PHOTOGRAPHS BY:
Erin Ashford courtesy of Luxe Crush
Tabia Parker of Teka Photography
THE SECOND COMING BENEFIT EXHIBITION MARKS OUTSTANDING SUCCESS FOR THE CREATIVES PROJECT
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: NOVEMBER 2, 2011 (Atlanta, Georgia):
In a night deemed mysterious, ethereal, and hauntingly beautiful, The Creatives Project (TCP) welcomed more than 300 guests to THE SECOND COMING Art Exhibition and Benefit on Friday, October 14th. Held at The Goat Farm Arts Center in West Midtown, the celebratory evening included a captivating video presentation, abstract art installations, a sculpture garden, and free-floating gallery walls of paintings and photography. Works by critically acclaimed artists TINDELMICHI, Corrina Sephora Mensoff, Amandine Drouett, Shana Robbins and Neda Abghari were featured in the main gallery, while a side gallery showcased artwork from TCP’s newly announced resident "Artists in Studio": Justin Rabideau, Brandon Sadler, Ashley Schick, Marcy Starz, Nikki Starz, Hannah Perner-Wilson, Margaret Hiden, Jerushia Graham, and the work of the youth they mentor through TCP’s nonprofit beneficiary One Love Generation .
Keeping with the spirit of collaboration, the evening also featured musical performances by members of Jack of Hearts, BOSCO, and special guest violinist Lindsay Fisher, with cocktails courtesy of Grey Goose Vodka and light bites from Westside Pie and Ormsby’s. Guests were treated to a Dewar’s Scotch tasting while they browsed the exhibition. The magical mood for the evening was set courtesy of designers Branden M. Collins and The Big Up Collective.
The diverse crowd included artists and musicians, entrepreneurs, business and gallery owners, and community leaders such as Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall. "The future of Atlanta lies in the hands of our creatives and in innovative groups like The Creatives Project. They deserve all the support we can give," said Hall.
TCP founder and Executive Director Neda Abghari remarked on the evening’s success: “It was truly touching to share this special night with Atlanta. So many individuals came together to bring this vision to life and we are so grateful to every one of them. We strived to create an intimate evening, inviting each of our guests to join the TCP family, and we feel so rewarded with the results. Thank you all.”
The Creatives Project would like to extend a special thank you to the Host Committee and Advisory Board, the volunteers, the staff at The Goat Farm Arts Center, all of the artists who performed and participated, the set designers, the media supporters, and all of the TCP sponsors – Grey Goose Vodka, FUZE Beverage, BINDERS, Colorchrome, Trinity Productions and Teka Photography. For 2012, The Creatives Project looks forward to a lively year, supporting the community even further through the expansion of its studio and housing initiatives, arts education, and exhibition programs.
To learn more about The Creatives Project or to set up an appointment to view the exhibition, please contact us!
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Not only did TCP participate in this year's Atlanta Arts Festival but we were named AAF's Official Nonprofit Partner for 2011! We look forward to this new partnership enabling us to further connect with our community. We hosted a number of great youth activities at the festival this year including kites, chinese lanterns, and sock puppets with our lovely friends from the AI FACTOR sponsored by: BINDERS ART SUPPLY. Vagabond arts conducted two youth jewelry workshops while John Tindel painted live. Our t-shirts were screenprinted by Velocity.
After collecting art supplies all summer we attended the One Love Generation Student Exhibition where we presented the students with the supplies that were raised.
CAP worked with Jacob's Ladder Neurodevelopmental School and Learning Center (JLNSTC)during summer semester. The participants are members of JLNSTC's "Openings" class, a small group of teenagers who express mid-high functioning levels of autism. We used photography to build their artistic and academic skills,as well as to encourage healthy interaction with the environment. These students were given a special opportunity to participate in a group photo exhibition where clebration and praise aided in each student's sense of accomplishment.
Our dear Vicki Powell hosted a fundraiser for us at her BOOMBOX party helping us to reach our Kickstarter fund-raising goal... 100% of the tax deductible donations went to TCP's Kickstarter Campaign and we raised over $1300.00!!!
After a long winter hiatus, FLUX returned to The Sound Table on Saturday March 26th with a brand new name: BOOMBOX
The Creatives Project (TCP) is pleased to announce the first fundraiser for its outreach initiative, The Creative Community Housing Project (CCHP). A non-profit organization, CCHP will provide housing and financial support to creatives, while pioneering community and social responsibility, and encouraging creativity and growth through the arts and arts education.
The February 4th fundraiser, entitled "JUNG at HeART" will be the first of many to support CCHP's goals. Featuring the collaboration of revered artists Fahamu Pecou and Bethany Marchman as photographed by Neda Abghari. "JUNG at HeART", a play on the phrase "young at heart," infuses the three artists' exploration of psychological and sociological conditioning as conveyed in the research and writings of psychoanalyst Carl G. Jung.
Marchman's beautiful exploration of the internal child as an adult Jungian archetype compliments and contrasts Pecou's witty critique of adult males; the external child trapped in a second childhood. Using Neda Abghari's camera as a bridge, Bethany Marchman and Fahamu Pecou both interpret and examine various aspects of Jungian Theory. The three artists, through varied approaches and points of view, meet at a crossroads of shared sentiments and bring with them a host of loyal and diverse family, friends and fans.
This exhibition marks the first collaborative effort by these three dynamic and respected artists. Each has developed solid individual reputations through their craft. Their union represents an unprecedented fusion of Atlanta's art community and truly reflects how diverse groups can come together to expand boundaries as well as minds.
Begun in Atlanta as a photo-documentary project, The Creatives Project (TCP) is an ongoing series of photographic portraits of artists, musicians, DJ’s and others that seeks to provide insights into the lives and lifestyles of creative individuals. TCP will continue to use its documentary series to bridge gaps of creative community, introduce artists to new audiences, support the community through arts based outreach, and inform the public about the mission and goals of CCHP.
The Creatives Project ATL welcomed well over 500 guests throughout the evening November 6th 2009 to browse NEDA ABGHARI's collection of 30 of Atlanta's hottest DJs and producers photographed in their studios with their favorite childhood objects. Those toys did not go unnoticed by the students of Parks Middle Schools book club. The children, who arrived prior to the official opening, had an opportunity to roam the walls and have an interactive experience of the exhibit.
DJ Kemit set the tone for a rotation of talent with DJ Cullen, DJ Trauma, Kai Alce, Injex and Kevin-O. A pleasant surprise for the evening was the pseudo-reunion atmosphere and camaraderie. Everyone in attendance was inspired by Neda's intimate portrayal of the diverse, iconic Atlanta musicians brought on nostalgia as DJs continuously commented they were happy to be reminded of the beginning of the city's music scene. Adron, Black Lips, Butch Walker, Cartel, Deerhunter, Prefuse 73, The Selmanaires, and Snowden were on display in the smaller gallery.
Other highlights were a tasting of Chef Courtney's holiday menu that included a roasted turkey, stuffing crouton, gravy aioli and cranberry relish hors d'oeuvre that tasted like the perfect bite of Thanksgiving dinner and custom cocktails inspired by music courtesy of Crystalhead Vodka. That crowd favorite was Crystal Method: a drink that was reminiscent of the band's edgy yet organically synthesized sound made with Crystalhead Vodka, ginger ale and a float of agave nectar.
Deemed a success by a crowd of artists, attorneys, musicians, entrepreneurs, doctors and more; there are already whispers of another show in the Spring!