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Atlanta arts magazine BurnAway is throwing their first ArtCrush BASH this Saturday, February 25th at 7 Stages in Little Five Points. It’s going to be a great time, and is a crucial part of their fundraising. Part of the event is an auction of dates with Art Crushes, including some folks you may recognize from our podcasts. In case you missed it, here’s our interview with the founders of BurnAway. Come out and support a great cause!

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gloATL performed The Search for the Exceptional for the first time last night at the old Fourth Ward Skateboard Park. It was an amazing display of talent, balance and high risk as the dancers performed while the skateboarders were skating. The skaters came close but no collisions on Friday night. Checkout photos from the event here, and then go see it for yourself tonight at 8:30pm or tomorrow, Sunday, May 13 at 8:30pm.

Experimental Film expert Craig Baldwin came all the way from San Francisco to present a set of experimental films in Atlanta on Thursday, April 12, 2012. Baldwin, a film artist and educator himself, operates an underground cinema in the mission district and distributes/promotes experimental film.

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The Center for Puppetry Arts premieres it’s new show, Ruth and the Green Book, tomorrow, February 7, 2012. The family friendly puppet show tells the story of a black family traveling from Chicago to Alabama and facing open discrimination. Young Ruth is excited to go see her grandma, but is shocked by the “Whites Only” signs and the restaurants and hotels that refuse service simply because they are black. The Green Book was a real traveling guide for black families that listed places and services that welcomed and served black motorists. Click on the link for many more photos and more details, and look for the upcoming article on BURNAWAY.ORG.

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The dancers of gloATL surprised the shoppers, diners and partiers of Little Five Points with their appearances in store windows and occasional sidewalk performances. They were performing Utopia Station #3, part of their Liquid Culture series. Watching the dancers was a lot of fun, but seeing the surprised reactions from passers by was just as much fun. Click here to see many more performance photos.

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Saturday, April 14, 10am-4pm

Can you imagine using a steamroller as a printing press? No? Well, it’s happening on April 14, 2012 at Atlanta Printmakers Studio - the only non-profit organization of its kind in the southeast. Watch as 10 groups from Georgia, featuring artists, community organizations, and college, university, and high school students, ink up giant images carved into 4x8 ft. woodblocks and then run over them with a steamroller to produce amazing prints! Have questions or want to volunteer or sponsor this event? Please email Stephanie Smith at ssmith@atlantaprintmakersstudio.org 

There are certain things about Fahamu Pecou that we know. He is The Shit. He has a badass haircut. And he has managed to become one of Atlanta’s most recognizable artistic figures in only a few years.  Check out his sexy interview on BURNAWAY.org

Fahamu will also be featured in our upcoming Art Crush Auction Fundraiser on February 25th, 2012 at 7 Stages Theater in Little 5 Points of Atlanta.  He will be auctioning off a “Michael Jordan Cosmic Bowling and Beer” experience with the artist and four friends.  Don’t miss out on purchasing tickets, we have a 200 person limit!

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A new ACP show at Matre Gallery in Buckhead features photos that were taken and processed on Apple’s iPhone. Stephanie Roberts (right) was on hand to sign her new book “The Art of iPhoneography” that features not only the work of iPhone photographers, but tips on how to take and process photos on the iPhone. The variety of styles and subjects was large, and the body of work impressive from such a small device. The exhibit runs through Monday, October 31.

Sarah Emerson’s Vinyl Window Installation looks great at night. See more Elevate:Art Above Underground progress photos and scenes from last night’s VIP party by clicking on the image. 2 Kids and a Dream performed a sneak preview of their larger performance on September 23 for Elevate. Elevate is coming along very nicely. Don’t miss the grand opening on Friday, August 26, from 5pm to 8pm. Public art at a grand scale!

Todd Gray was Michael Jackson’s personal photographer from 1979-1984. Gray explores the story behind his adventures with Jackson and the impact this had on him through Act 1 of his performance piece, Caliban in the Mirror.  The exhibition and performance are in conjunction with Atlanta’s National Black Art Festival. Gray also signed his book, Michael Jackson, Before He Was King. Please click on the image above to see more photographs from the event.

The Inman Park Dance Festival played to a standing room only crowd on Saturday, April 28, 2012. Five different local dance organizations performed, followed by a Q&A session. The five very different performances were all electrifying. Click on the image to see many more photographs, then head on down to the Inman Park Festival, where the dance festival will run again today at 4pm at the Trolley Barn on Edgewood Avenue.

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