Thursday
Aug292013

TCP recieves Emory's 2013 Creativity & Arts Community Impact Award

We are over the moon! TCP has been nominated and selected to receive Emory University's 2013 Creativity & Arts Community Impact Award! We thank all of our donors, sponsors, and volunteers for making our work possible and Emory University for aknowledging our efforts!
Charlie Watts, Neda Abghari, Jerushia Graham, and Ashley L. Schick accept Emory University's 2013 Creativity & Arts Community Impact Award on behalf of TCP.
Read an excerpt from Emory's Official press release below:
August 29, 2013

Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts announces the recipients of the 2013 Creativity & Arts Awards, recognizing Atlanta and Emory community members who have made significant artistic and administrative contributions to the arts.

Among the winners are Cathy Fox, founder and editor of ArtsATL.com; Neda Abghari, executive director of The Creatives Project; Marium Khalid of Saïah; gallery owner Yu-Kai Lin; and Professor Matthew Bernstein of Film and Media Studies.

The awards will be presented at the 6th Annual Creativity & Arts Soiree, September 6, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. in Emory’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts. The soiree celebrates the beginning of the Arts at Emory season with performances and activities; it is free and open to the Atlanta community. 

Read more about this year’s award winners: 

Community Impact Arts Administrator: Cathy Fox

Cathy Fox is executive director and editor of ArtsATL and its chief art critic. ArtsATL was founded in 2009 and serves as the only news source for comprehensive coverage of the arts in Atlanta. Fox was art and architecture critic at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for 27 years, during which time she was Cox Writer of the Year, twice winner of Cox awards in criticism, and received Green Eyeshade Awards and an award from the American Association of Sunday and Feature Editors. She holds a master’s degree in art history from the University of Michigan. She was assistant curator of the Arts Festival of Atlanta's 1981 Site Works Program, has written for ARTnews and other publications, and is a co-author of Noplaceness: Art in a Post-Urban Context, the first volume of Atlanta Art Nowdevoted to critical discussion of Atlanta's visual artists. She and her publication have significantly impacted countless arts organizations, artists, and the community as a whole.

Community Impact Artist: Marium Khalid

Marium Khalid, is a founding member of Saiah, an Atlanta-based performing arts group located at The Goat Farm. From Pakistan, Bangladesh, England, the United Arab Emirates to the United States, her family's relocation for business throughout her childhood shaped her. These experiences led her to major in drama at Kennesaw State University, and Khalid runs Saiah with her husband and KSU drama alumni Phillip Justman. She performed in "City of Lions and Gods" (2011), based on the experiences of her great-grandmother during the struggle for Pakistani independence, and she directed "Moby Dick" (2012). She received Arts Atlanta's 2011 Critics' Choice Award for best theatrical performance, and she was praised by the Prague Fringe Festival reviewers for her performance and 'sensitive and nuanced direction.'  Her 2012 production was mounted in a huge, decrepit warehouse, but was noted for being visually enthralling in its use of space.

Community Impact Organization: The Creatives Project

The Creatives Project offer arts education opportunities to under-served youth, as well as opportunities for long term housing, studio and art space residencies for artists. These artists in turn provide mentorship to young, under-privileged teens and teach them their crafts. Artists awarded with work space or housing must dedicate a portion of their time to structured youth-arts outreach, developed and overseen by Neda Abghari, executive director. These programs often target low-income communities or special-needs youth. With programs like the Capture Project, The City-Wide Art Supply Drive, photo-journalism projects with Jacob's Ladder Learning Center, and the Do Good Beautification Project in south Atlanta's Capitol View neighborhood, the organization has impacted over one-hundred students throughout metropolitan Atlanta.

Alumni: Yu-Kai Lin

A 2001 Emory graduate with a degree in music, Yu-Kai Lin is owner and director of Kai Lin Art. For more than a decade, he has worked with curators, architects and designers to collect art. Named 'Top 50 Most Creative Atlantans' and voted 'Best of Atlanta' by Jezebel Magazine, he is active in the Atlanta art community, and giving back to his alma mater as president of the newly formed affinity group Emory Alumni Creative (EAC). Kai Lin Art hosted the group’s first social event. He has served as a speaker for Emory’s industry night for undergraduates, and he also enjoys teaching piano.

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The Emory College Center for Creativity & Arts (CCA) advances the creation, scholarship and enjoyment of the arts. The CCA aims to make encounters with art and creativity cornerstones of the Emory experience by encouraging artistic collaboration, experimentation, and participation.

 

 

Monday
Jul082013

Art Supply Drive Donations Travel with One Love Generation

Not only do your DONATIONS COUNT, they TRAVEL!!!

 

Supplies you donated in last year's ANNUAL ART SUPLY DRIVE will be used in launching One Love Generation's new youth studio in Liberia! With your help we will raise more supplies for local atlanta youth AND send more supplies over to Liberia by the end of the summer!

CLEAN OUT THOSE CLOSETS, AND LOOK FOR THE RED BIN!

Visit the following locations ALL SUMMER to see GREAT ART
and DROP OFF new and used ART SUPPLIES
benefiting YOUNG ARTISTS IN NEED!!!

Buckhead: BINDERS, MASON MURER, *MOCA GA, SAM FLAX

Eastside: BEEP BEEP, DOOKIBBEEMINT, OCTANE,
THE ARTS EXCHANGE, WHITESPACE & *YOUNG BLOOD BOUTIQUE

WISHLIST & MORE DETAILS HERE

 

More details about the OLG International Art Service Trip!

 

On July 13th, six teen artists from One Love Generation will be traveling to the City of Liberia, located on the northwestern edge of Costa Rica. Here, in partnership with RAW Tours, we hope to create a heart opening experience and lasting impact on the community through the arts. We’ll be working closely with the Museo de Guanacaste— once an armory, then criminal housing center — with plans of being renovated into a museum and community gathering space. In its current state, the museum looks deserted. With art and art projects, we hope to transform this space into a more inviting and welcoming environment. With the help of local teen artists, we will achieve this through various projects including: the installation of murals, building a message board in the plaza, and building a table composed of found materials. An exchange of cultures will take place throughout our trip-- OLG teens will offer printed portrait photography for local families. We will host a workshop on how to make jewelry made from ordinary objects. Students of Costa Rica will teach us traditional folk dances. Collectively we will host a film viewing at the museum. We will offer local teenage artists a presentation on contemporary murals from around the world; reflecting on current trends, techniques, contextualization, narratives, and styles. We will engage in dialogue with them to learn about their own interpretations of muralism and their visions for the future of the art-form.  Finally, we will share our technical expertise with them regarding installation processes that may be helpful in the creation of their own murals and designs. The week will culminate with a celebration of the various installations and a program of local artisans.

OLG hopes to form a lasting relationship with the arts community of Liberia. We hope to offer our Studio Program at the museum this fall, free of charge, serving teen artists in the area. We are excited about the possibility of international expansion and developing a global sense of community through the arts.

Please support One Love Generation and this year’s team of international teen artists in their mission to make a positive impact in the world! DONATE directly TO THIS YEAR'S TRIP!

 

Monday
Jul012013

2013 Summer Art Supply Drive Starts today!

it's that time again...

The 3rd Annual ATL Citywide Art Supply Drive

is JULY 1st- September 30th!

 

Just a few of the supplies collected from Binders Art Supply,
last year's most successful drop off location!

Donate new and gently used art supplies at participating galleries & businesses this summer to help us expand our impact to include other invaluable programs that struggle with resources and to benefit 2013-14 outreach initiatives through TCP's Community Arts Program.

last year's donations knocked our socks off!

          

Over twenty galleries, businesses, and hundreds of donors helped raise thousands of dollars worth of art supplies for Atlanta's youth! Supplies were donated to young ATL artists! Pictured above are some of the  supplies you donated... Kashi's KidsArt volunteers took art projects to two local children’s hospitals and portfolio care packages were presented to One Love Generation.. supplies and were also used in our arts programming throughout Atlanta


The supplies above will be used in launching One Love Generation's new youth studio in Liberia! With your help we will raise more supplies for local atlanta youth AND send more supplies over to Liberia by the end of the summer! READ MORE HERE

let's do it again!

Visit the following locations ALL SUMMER to see GREAT ART
and DROP OFF new and used ART SUPPLIES
benefiting YOUNG ARTISTS IN NEED!!!

Buckhead: ALAN AVERY ART COMPANY, BINDERS, MASON MURER, *MOCA GA, SAM FLAX

Eastside: BEEP BEEP, DOOKIBBEEMINT, OCTANE,
THE ARTS EXCHANGE, WHITESPACE & *YOUNG BLOOD BOUTIQUE


CLEAN OUT THOSE CLOSETS, AND LOOK FOR THE RED BIN!

@CREATIVESPRO #LOOKFORTHEREDBIN


2013 TCP's GENERAL ART SUPPLY WISH LIST

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:

digital cameras: DSLR & point and shoots, camera bags & cases

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.

SPECIAL REQUEST MATERIALS for TCP's outreach beneficiary: One Love Generation

35 sets of standard acrylic brushes
35 sets of drawing pencils (4H, 2H, HB, B, 2B, etc.)
35 erasers
35 blending stumps
35 pencil sharpeners
35 sketchbooks
10 drawing boards
Acrylic paint (ROYGBV Black White)
Canvases of all sizes
All types of papers (bristol, marker, sketch, mixed)
Sharpies (all colors, all widths)
Paint markers (all colors, all sizes)
Spray paint (all colors)
Adhesives (elmers, hot glue, rubber cement, 3m spray)
Sculpting wire
Exacto knives

*please label your One Love donation "for OLG" and we will make sure it arrives to them safely!

PROVIDE FISCAL SUPPORT OR SPONSOR A RED BIN FOR $5.00!

FOR EQUIPMENT DONATIONS 
please email us

REMEMBER YOUR DONATIONS ARE 100% TAX DEDUCTIBLE

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT !!!

Sunday
Feb102013

The HeART house residency hits a bump(blaze) in the road.

TCP is buying a house! YES that's right! With financing support from a local patron we placed the property at 1474 Metropolitan Pkwy under contract for purchase as of late September 2012. We secured partnerships with local businesses and organizations to help with material and labor costs. As we waited patiently for the bank to complete repairs in preparation, we had no reason to believe the property would not close over the next week(s).

HOWEVER,

This morning Friday, Feb. 8th, at around 5:30AM the house caught fire. We are not sure what the cause of the fire was but the entire house was taken. 

HELP US REBUILD. READ MORE + WSBTV: NEWS COVERAGE


Future site of TCP's HeArt House goes up in flames prior to closing. Image courtesy of John Spink, jspink@ajc.com
 
Friday
Dec282012

Thanking you for a great year!

part of TCP family at our annual benefit and exhibition

As 2012 comes to a close, all of us at The Creatives Project - our residents, our board, and our outreach recipients - would like to say thank you for your incredible support this year. You have made a tremendous impact through your contributions of time, space, dollars, and ideas! You have enable us to reach more youth through the arts, engage more communities through collaboration, support more artists' careers, and strengthen the foundation of our young organization! We are so thankful for you.


We send you wishes for health, prosperity, and happiness in the New Year as we look forward to sharing it with you!

Please consider supporting the launch our latest outreach program with an year-end gift before Monday Dec. 31st!