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Thursday
Sep252014

TCP's 2014-2016 Residency recipients announced! 


2014-16 Housing Residents: Spencer Murrill, Megan Mosholder, and Namwon Choi outside the Metropolitan Apartment

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(Atlanta, Georgia- 25 September, 2014)

The Creatives Project Proudly Announces the
2014 CCHP Artist-in-Residency Recipients


press inquiries: info@thecreativesproject.org
 
The Creatives Project (TCP) is proud to announce the recipients its second  "Artist in Residence" cycle for Atlanta's only residency opportunity to grant local artists with subsidized housing. In exchange, each of the selected artists will serve Atlanta's community as mentors and teachers through TCP’s Community Arts Program (CAP) to provide arts education and outreach for youth and adults throughout the community. The residents will complete much of their outreach service in partnership with TCP's nonprofit beneficiaries: One Love Generation and VSA Arts of Georgia.
The 2014 CCHP Artist-in-Residency recipients are:

Namwon Choi: painter
Megan Mosholder: mixed-media installation artist  
 Spencer Murrill: painter/ muralist

Chosen from a talented pool of applicants by TCP’s Artistic Advisory Board, the finalists are a diverse group, stylistically and otherwise. What each of these artists has in common, however, is a desire to not only further their talents, but also help others in doing so.
I find myself most productive when I empty my creative vessel in order to fill it with new experiences and challenges. To let my creativity flow, the knowledge I have acquired through my studio practice must be shared. This process clears my mind for the next inflowing innovative ideas for my art to come. The meaning of the word, ‘teacher’ in Korean is she who learned ahead.  The TCP Outreach program is to fill in the gap between local artists and the local audience those who in need of artist as educators. -Namwon Choi
 
I believe that there is strength in community. Being a TCP artist ensures that I will be more closely united with the Atlanta artist community and through that network, my practice will be nurtured and have space to grow.  Residency programs are hugely important because not only do they give artists time and space to work and think but also they provide artists with a sense of community.  Residencies have not only nurtured my practice but my sense of self as an artist. The overall network I have developed as a result of my residency attendance has given me some of the strength I have needed to preserver in this very difficult state of establishing my emerging career. After living without a studio space for the past year, I cannot wait to get into my TCP studio/home and get to work!  I look forward to working with Atlanta’s youth and encouraging them to use art as a way to express themselves.- Megan Mosholder
 
Friday October 10th during TCP's 4th Annual Exhibition and Benefit: CONTINUUM  the community will welcome these new individuals to the TCP family as they support the organization's ongoing initiatives.
One of the primary challenges for a working artist is to acquire the time, money, and space to make their work. The TCP residency program provides very affordable housing which relieves me of a lot of these pressures. It is oftentimes difficult to know how to market oneself and what opportunities to invest time into. I consider programs like TCP to be a gesture that many emerging artists benefit from. It allows entry into a community that supports them, and gives them a chance to give back. Working independently for long stretches can be very isolating. I am excited about the opportunity to get involved with a growing community of interesting people and the larger art community in Atlanta.  Programs like this remind me that people do care about art, what I can bring to it, and that the energy I put out always comes back in the best way.- Spencer Murrill

READ TCP's INTERVIEW WITH THE ARTISTS HERE
VIEW ARTISTS' PORTFOLIOS HERE

A SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR PATRONS WHO MAKE THIS RESIDENCY POSSIBLE:

Edward and Liv Nyankori

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Tuesday
Jun102014

The High Museum of Art Acquires drawings by Lucha Rodriguez.

Our lovely and talented resident Lucha Rodriguez has been added to the High Museum of Art's Permanent Collection of Contemporary Drawings by Local Artists!

The three pieces below were purchased by the High for this growing collection!

We send out a big congratulations to Lucha while we are thankful to the High Museum of Art and Michael Rooks, the High's Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, for their belief and investment in local talent!

The works seen below were acquired by the High through the support of the Lambert Fund, which was established by the late art patron and gallerist Judith Alexander. Native Atlantan, Judith Alexander, was one of the city's most influential art patrons and supporter of Atlanta and Georgia artists until her death in 2004. The Fund was named in recognition of her friend, the Atlanta-based curator and advocate for Georgia artists, Marianne Lambert. The collection and corresponding exhibitions are a result of a multi-year collaboration between Lambert and the High's Wieland Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Michael Rooks. In addition The Antinori Fund has also been creates to support this ongoing project as works are acquired for a second exhibition of the works entitled: “Sprawl: Drawing Outside the Perimeter”.

(from left to right)

Brightness Cinco, 201412"x16"
Marker on paper

Brightness Seis, 2014
12"x16"
Marker on paper

Brightness Tres, 2014
12"x16"
Marker on paper

Tuesday
Mar182014

The AJC reviews TCP Resident Jason Kofke's exhibition “Encyclopaedia: A Compendium of Modernity”

Click here to read a recent article in the Atlanta Journal Constitution highlighting Jason Kofke's most recent exhibition "Encyclopadea: a Compendium of Modernity" at Kai Lin Art!

 Atlanta artist explores angst and failures of the past


Wednesday
Mar122014

TCP resident Lucha Rodriguez featured in Creative Loafing! 

A FEW QUESTIONS WITH LUCHA RODRIGUEZ

Lucha talks to Creative Loafing about her exhibition The Brightness at Beep Beep Gallery. Find out how she challenges herself as an artist and curator, her love of the color pink, and how TCP has enabled her to find a sense of place in Atlanta! Click here to read the full interview! 

BIG PATTERNS: "Brightness Cuatro" by Lucha Rodriguez

Wednesday
Oct232013

A thank you from TCP: Momentum; Exit to the Future

WHAT A GREAT WEEKEND...MOMENTUM was a success... BURNAWAY gives TCP love... & RED BULL's ATL #canvascooler selects will head to SCOPE Miami this December!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

This past Friday marked The Creatives Project’s annual fall fundraiser & exhibition, Momentum: Exit to the Future, honoring the 2011-2013 artists-in-residence. press inquiries: info@thecreativesproject.org

photo by Terry Kearns

Goodson Yard of The Goat Farm was transformed into an art gallery of elaborate musical textures and installations for the 3rd annual benefit presented by The Creatives Project and The Goat Farm Arts Center. Momentum: Exit to the Future hosted hundreds of Atlantans; including long-time supporter Atlanta councilman, Kwanza Hall, Marianne Lambert, a cornerstone in Georgia’s contemporary arts scene, and San Francisco based Billy Franchey, General Partner at The Arts Fund and Term of Art who commented, "TCP has produced an exhibit that exemplifies what we mean at Term of Art by creating a community of influence. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and look forward to TCP's future and influence in the arts community."

The benefit honored the 2011-13 artists-in-residence and shared their progress and commitment to the youth and the city of Atlanta, as they journey into new stages of their careers. Momentum: Exit to the Future was a celebration and philanthropy featuring 2011-2013 artist-in-studio residents: Jerushia Graham, Justin Rabideau, Ashley L. Schick, Marcy Starz and Nikki Starz as well as exhibiting artist: 2012-14 housing residents: Gyun Hur, Andre Keichian, Masud “MAO” Olufani, Charlie Watts. This year’s exhibition not only marked the culmination of the 2011-13 artists-in-residence, but welcomed the 2013-15 Artist-in-Studio residents: Fatimah Abdullah, Jason Kofke, Molly Rose Freeman, Lucha Rodriguez, Matthew Terrell, Angus Galloway, and Nick Madden. “MOMENTUM: Exit to the Future was about honoring our exiting artists-in-residence as well as welcoming our new group.” said Neda Abghari, Executive Director of The Creatives Project. “Tonight was about creating an environment for intimate storytelling and allowing each TCP artist to share their unique version of that dialogue.”

Justin Rabideau was awarded “Best of Show” for his installation by Michael Rooks of the High Museum, who stated, “Congratulations to each of the exhibitors in TCP's 2013 exhibition. Their explorations of self-hood, which touch upon both personal and collective responsibilities, expand the understanding of community and the potential of individual agency within it. Justin Rabideau's installation The Distance of the Moon operates in the space of the imaginary where the formation of the world or the universe is in equal parts poetic meditation and irrepressible curiosity. His installation suggests the desire to overcome human limitations and frailties, unapologetically and beautifully entering into the realm of emotion.” Justin Rabideau, gained his MFA in sculpture at the University of Georgia and was a 2011-13 TCP artist and studio resident. His work is known to incorporate metamorphosis and ritual through sculptures and drawings of elements and ideas rooted in exploring the natural realm.

TCP's newly named musical curator David Courtright AKA Suno Deko; an experimental pop one-man band created layers of sound courtesy of a musical installation in collaboration with Amy Godwin’s dreamlike breed of ukulele based folk completed the exhibition. Guests were invited to enter this whimsical fabric sculpture to share intimate interactions with the musicians during the ongoing performance as other's experienced the piece from the main exhibition hall. The beautiful light sculpture emitted melodic textured sounds as guests also enjoyed complimentary Ole Smoky Moonshine cocktails and small bites courtesy of Earth Biscuit Foods.

NOTE: A full gallery of hi-res still images available upon request for editorial use for all media channels including television, film, print, mobile and digital. Please contact neda@thecreativesproject.org for files.


A SPECIAL THANK YOU:

Best of Show Recipient Justin Rabideau & Kwanza Hall ; Atlanta City Council District 2 (photo: Brianna Roth)

Sending a very warm thanks to those that made MOMENTUM possible: our housing patrons: Edward Nyankori & Liv Nyankori, & Scott Pohl, our guest juror: Michael Rooks, our sponsors: Colorchrome Atllanta, Trinity Productions, Ole Smoky Moonshine & Earth Biscuit Foods, our hosts: Dr. Niall & Sian Galloway, David Goodrowe; Goodrowe Hobby , Bethann Grella & Sander van Erk, Kwanza Hall; Atlanta City Council District 2, Anthony Harper; Hallister Development,Peter Leafman; Digital Arts Studio , Mark Karleson; Mason Murer Fine Art, Molly Mackenzie; Jamestown Properties, Dan McGraw & Jennifer Zember McGraw; Hope Industrial Systems, Chris Melhouse; Hallister Development, Laura Moody; Midtown Alliance, Derek Murphy & Wanda Dunaway, Mark Peterson; Paraline, Adrianne Proeller; CVMNA, Laurel Rummel; Good Clean Design, John E. Seay, Esq.; The Seay Firm LLC, Jay Wiggins & Martha Wilber & our Goat Farm Family Mark Field DiNatale, Justin Newton, Tian Justman, David Sturgis, Deisha Oliver-Millar, Danny Davis and the press: Atlanta Magazine, BurnAway, Scoutmob & last but not least Our TCP Family of board members, advisors, volunteers, artists & musicians.

SEND US YOUR PHOTOS for inclusion in the MOMENTUM image gallery
info@thecreativesproject.org
@creativespro #tcpATLbenefit #MOMENTUMexit @thegoatfarm



A GREAT WEEK WITH FRIENDS:

TCP executive director; Neda Abghari, judges Red Bull Curates Canvas Cooler Project to send two ATL artists to SCOPE Art Show Miami this December.

Atlanta Business Cronicle's Red Bull Curates Atlanta event and winners (SLIDESHOW) by: Jacques Couret

BURNAWAY's "Preview and Interview: David Courtright on The Creatives Project’s Fund-raiser at the Goat Farm Arts Center" by Sherri Caudell REGISTER for BURNAWAY's Artist Statement Workshop now!

ArtsATL's "30 under 30: Molly Rose Freeman's wall paintings evolve like works of nature" by Faith McClure.

 

THIS WEEK WITH FRIENDS: