There is so much intriguing stuff going on in Atlanta over the next month that I’m getting an anxiety attack about seeing and doing it all. But I’m not complaining.
Here are a few of the many opportunities in just the coming week.
ATLANTA CELEBRATES PHOTOGRAPHY opens officially on Thursday, September 30, with a 5-to-8 p.m. reception at the Hagedorn Foundation Gallery. (Paul Hagedorn’s “Drop Zone” is at left.) Its annual public-art commission, Karen Brummund’s meditation on memory inspired by the pre-Civil War home of the Huff family, kicks off on Saturday.
Now in its 12th year, ACP is firmly established as a major player in Atlanta’s art community. As in the past — only more so, it seems — ACP has lined up a meaty program of visiting artists, special exhibitions and events. Metro area galleries, coffee shops, schools and the like are participating with their own offerings. To get all the details, check the online catalog or look for a paper copy in galleries.
FLUX 2010. The Castleberry Hill district will be hopping on Friday night, October 1. More than 20 projects — video projections, dance, performance art, light and sound pieces, even arm wrestling — will fill the narrow streets between 8 p.m. and 2 a.m. during this street-party-as-art-exhibit extravaganza. The website has maps, parking and transportation information, detailed listings and a schedule.
This weekend is also your last chance to see “ART ON THE BELTLINE,” when it closes with a bang. Check the schedule of performances on the website.
There’s no rest for the weekend arts warrior: two major events will occur at the beginning of next week.
Showman and artist JEFF KOONS will speak Tuesday, October 5, at 7 p.m. in Symphony Hall. Hosted by the High Museum of Art to complement its Salvador Dali exhibition, the talk is part of the museum’s new series of “Conversations With Contemporary Artists.” A cocktail reception with cash bar will follow. You can purchase tickets online or through the Woodruff Arts Center’s box office, 404-733-5000.“THE OATH,” LAURA POITRAS’s eye-opening documentary film, chronicles the divergent fates of two men who worked for Osama bin Laden. Of local music interest, the film’s soundtrack is by Osvaldo Golijov. A favorite on the international film festival circuit, “The Oath” will be screened October 6 at 7 p.m. in the Woodruff Arts Center’s Rich Theatre. Poitras will lead a Q&A session following the presentation. The film is free, but seats are limited and must be reserved. Get your tickets through the Woodruff Arts Center box office at 404-733-5000 or online.
The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, which is co-hosting this program with the Woodruff and the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, will open “O’ Say Can You See?,” the award-winning director’s first gallery film and video installation, on October 9.