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Are you a fire starter? Do you want to make a difference? Do you hunger for an art scene brimming with brilliant energy, fresh ideas, and smart conversation? You’re not alone: BURNAWAY is your companion in discovering thrilling possibilities for what’s local and new. We love helping our readers, but, this time, we’ll be needing your support to take things to the next level. Your dollars ($) will count double ($$!) during BURNAWAY’s 20K Challenge matching grant from Possible Futures.

Atlanta-based foundation, Possible Futures will match up to $20,000 in fundraising from our supporters. The grant extends over a six-month period through April 30, 2012. How can you help? Visit our support page and subscribe to our newsletter to learn how you can get involved! If you have any questions, please contact our executive director, Susannah Darrow, at susannah@burnaway.org.

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Artist Loretta Mae Hirsch (left) discusses her drawings and paintings with Paul Boshear at a fund raiser for BURNAWAY at the beautiful home of Carolyn Milner. Milner provided great food, including a variety of great chili she made herself. It was a great time, and thanks to everyone who came and volunteered!! Click image for more photos and details.

A wicked party for a worthy cause: supporting the online magazine that fuels the movement for local art! The event features unbelievably affordable, limited edition artworks by select Atlanta artists, local bands, installations, performances by local creatives and commentators, door prizes from the Atlanta History Center, and much more. 

Buy your tickets for BURNAWAY’s Annual Fundraiser! 

The event page for BURNAWAY’s annual fundraiser is finally up with all of the details.  Join us on SEPTEMBER 17th at 10 KROG STREET (across from Krog tunnel) for a wicked party for a worthy cause: supporting the online magazine that fuels the movement for local art! The event features unbelievably affordable, limited edition artworks by select Atlanta artists, local bands, installations, performances by local creatives and commentators, door prizes from the Atlanta History Center, and much more. 

Click here for all the info and to purchase tickets!

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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.

Walking into Neda Abghari’s home is not unlike walking into a flea market booth. The walls are covered in local artwork, empty antique frames, and several kitschy Christ and Last Supper portraits. Every room boasts ample seating from a number of antique couches that the Atlanta native and Iranian first generation American, Abghari has been collecting since high school. As we sat in her living room discussing the latest arm of her Atlanta Creatives Project, the Creative Community Housing Project, she joked that, fittingly, her house is an extension of the inside of her mind; it is well equipped for impromptu gatherings and photo shoots.


This year, BURNAWAY is hosting our first annual Art Crush Bash Volunteer Services Auction at 7 Stages Theater in Little 5 Points of Atlanta to raise money to help us meet our $20,000 challenge grant from Possible Futures. Neda will be auctioning off a tour of the new artist residencies for the Creatives Project at the Goat Farm for a private studio visit with some of the artists, followed by a portrait of you by Neda. Get your tickets now, because we only have 200 available! 

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Allow us to introduce you to Takuro “Tak” Masuda: accountant by day, grind-house film producer, animator, and director by night. A regular Renaissance man, Masuda has been making a name for himself around Atlanta for several years through his short films and appearances at venues ranging from the Dashboard Co-op launch party to The High Museum of Art

 

Adapted from an episode of “Kana'ti and Selu”, a Cherokee origin epic myth, “Death of a Matriarch” is a impressionistic stop-motion short made for Atlanta Center for Puppetry Arts’ XPT 2007. Produced by Atlanta’s Big Party High 5 film collective.

This year, BURNAWAY is hosting our first annual Art Crush Bash Volunteer Services Auction at 7 Stages Theater in Little 5 Points of Atlanta to raise money to help us meet our $20,000 challenge grant from Possible Futures.  Tak will be helping us out by auctioning off a a private film screening at his home theater.  Get your tickets now, because we only have 200 available!  

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.

Click on the image for more photos and information.

Ladies and gents, hold on to your hats. BURNAWAY has teamed up with the greatness that is Scoutmob to bring you some magic..and easy weekend planning. This month we teamed up with Scoutmob to bring you suggestions for unique art experiences paired with cool unique restaurants around Atlanta. Think of it like a wine pairing: What sort of taste might make a nice match for that delectable art show you plan to visit next weekend?

Click through the photo to find what we’ve gotten together for you. Personally, I’m really excited to for SEAT and HD1…I mean, have you had those pork ‘n beans??

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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Thanks for the promo, Scout Mob!  

Everyone is invited to join us this weekend for our 2nd Annual Fundraiser at 10 Krog Street this Saturday, September 17th.  

Help us pay our writers, y'all!  Buy tickets in advance and save 5 bucks @ 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.

gloATL dancers were amongst over 30 artists at the FLUX 2011 event in Castleberry Hill last night, September 30, 2011. Photographers, painters, video installations, street performers and dancers entertained large crowds. A Lantern parade got things started. Click on the image to see a lot more photos of the event!