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Call out for Art on the Beltline artists, performers; Mint Gallery names artist in residence


Call out for 6th Art on the Atlanta Beltline

Visual and performing artists, take note. Art on the Atlanta Beltline, the city’s largest temporary art project, is accepting proposals for works to be displayed or performed along the city green space for its 2015 edition, scheduled for September through November.

Potential projects should reflect the historic, environmental, cultural, functional, urban design, and/or aesthetic aspects of the sites and should be well‐researched, well‐planned and feasible, according to an Art on the Beltline release.

The projects might include:

  • Temporary art, sculptural or visual installations

  • Gateway or entrance works

  • Performance works of all kinds

  • Utilization of fences or screening devices

  • Amenities for visitors — such as benches, bike racks, shade structures, recycling and trash collection receptacles

  • Loan of existing artwork, such as sculptures or assemblages

  • Murals

  • Plantings or environmental works

  • School or class projects

Interdisciplinary approaches, innovative uses (or re‐uses) of materials and new technologies are encouraged. Applicants may wish to consider ways to encourage community involvement in the creation of the project.

Deadline: 5 p.m. April 22. For examples of previously funded projects and more information, visit art.beltline.org.

First artist selected for Mint Gallery residency

Mint Gallery has announced the selection of Rachel Simone James, a Canadian artist who now calls Brooklyn home, for a new residency program, Process Residency.

James will utilize the Poncey-Highland gallery’s space as a working studio from May 1 to 17, with the studio and resulting project open to the public for an exhibit from May 17 to 31.

On her website, James describes herself as “a sound-based artist interested in the profundity of embarrassment as a human condition. My narrative practice centers on documentary assemblage: placing sound and visual narratives onto a surreal plane in the spirit of bricolage and improvisation.”

Her work has been showcased at institutions including New York’s La MaMa and MoMA PS1.

The gallery is at 636 N. Highland Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 770-595-4248, www.mintatl.org.


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