But in any case, here's a quick breakdown of my upcoming projects:
January 15th-WonderRoot CSA project Due
This is WonderRoot's new program which features 9 artists they selected viz committee. Each artist is paid $1000 to produce 50 pieces f work for boxes that will be released three times a year (I'm in the first box and there are 3 artists in each box). People who subscribed paid $300 for a set and will get 9 pieces of art from local Atlanta artists! I'm doing 10 unique prints, each an edition of 5 for 50 pieces-work based on stories of Domestic Violence Survivors.
Michael Molina, who I worked with on the Elevate project, has been working on this production called Mass Transit muse which uses storytelling, petry, singing, dancing, and visual elements to tell the story of a young man returning home and exploring the city he grew up in, particularly the people who inhabit it. It's really quite amazing and I've been asked to design the sets and other visual elements for the production. On the 17th at 7:30 at seven stages we have the workshop to invite possible producers, funders, and others for feedback and information about the project. The actual run of the show is to be in the late winter/early spring of 2014.
February 15th-WonderRoot and boys and Girls Club of America Project-75 blue doors
25 artists will each design/paint/art the back of three blue doors based on interviews with youth from the boys and girls club of America. It's to honor the 75th year of the organization and the doors will be installed throughout the city in the month of April. the intveriws start in February, the doors are due March 15th
March 30th-BEEP BEEP GALLERY SOLO SHOW
This is the big one! Ha ha, my solo show at beep beep. I'm still exploring a lot of ideas but I'll be working hard the month of February to get to near completion on new work so that I can do Studio visits and get enough feedback and exploration done to produce a really awesome show. Scary but exciting. I'm bringing Mom down from Michigan and Alec and Jessie up from Savannah for this.
|From Beep Beep's Preview of 2013 shows!|
Mural project in Athens at New Earth Music Hall
Adrian, who is the director I think, asked me to work on a mural on the wall of this building. He's looking to have it be an arts center, I think similar to WonderRoot. He has great ideas and has given me free reign of the 140 ft wall, with a longer term goal of getting it done. Exciting stuff and I'm hoping to enlist some of my other artsy friends to help complete it.
I'm still working on a commission that keeps getting pushed back for Tamara's friends. It's a portrait commission and another of Tamara's friends has said they want one too.
That's the major stuff! I'm also entering into a few shows and contests and the like but its hard to keep it all wrapped up in my head. I have a huge calendar at the studio that's helping me keep track these days.