Andrew Alexander, long-time contributor to ArtsATL, has been selected to participate in the Art Writing Workshop, a partnership between the International Association of Art Critics (AICA) and the Arts Writers Grant Program supported by Creative Capital and the Warhol Foundation.
The program, which offers a six-month mentoring arrangement, will pair Alexander with Peter Plagens, art critic for Newsweek and the Wall Street Journal. Plagens elected to work with the Atlanta native based on writing samples. Alexander, already one of Atlanta’s busiest critics (and the Creative Loafing 2013 “Best critic” winner) aims to work on such issues as voice and argumentation. We look forward to benefiting from the fruits of their partnership in future criticism on this site.
Also from Georgia, Melissa Messina, senior curator at the Savannah College of Art and Design, will be writing an article on the late Atlanta artist Mildred Thompson.
Artist Deanna Sirlin, a 2010 winner, just published She’s Got What It Takes: American Women Artists in Dialogue, the book she worked on during her mentorship year.