ArtsATL is throwing two parties on Friday, April 19. The first party is “Cocktails and Critics” from 6-8 p.m. at JCT. Bar, upstairs from JCT. Kitchen. Enjoy food, drinks and conversation with some of ArtsATL’s writers. Tickets are $150. The second party, held at The Goat Farm Arts Center from 8-11 p.m., is “Artistic License.” Atlanta artists will test new ideas in the context of a seamless sensory experience. Tickets are $30. Artists and Students may purchase tickets at a discounted price of $15. [Note: Each “Cocktails and Critics” ticket includes a ticket and shuttle to “Artistic License.”]
Artists participating in “Artistic License”:
Bojana Ginn: A former physician, Ginn explores the intersection of science and art in an installation and multiple projections on the floor, ceiling, walls and places you’d never expect.
Mike Stasny: A totemic array of giant hovering panels featuring his signature surrealist images. Made for this event, they continue a series he began in St. Louis but has not shown in Atlanta.
Michael Haverty and 7 Stages Theatre: A shadow play based on the fantasy adventure “The Navigator,” using live silhouettes, shadows and animation, mirrors, reflective fabric and multiple light sources. A preview of the full production coming to the Goat Farm later this year.
“HIDDEN AWAY, the library at night”: Nicole Livieratos and Phillip DePoy present this movement and theatrical piece, to be performed for only two people at a time. Expect movement, poetry, sound, risk and possibly some chewing gum. Created in partnership with and produced with the Lucky Penny, the full-length piece will debut at the DeKalb County Library later this year.