2012 deFINE ART Honoree Fred Wilson

“Life’s Link and Other Projects: A Talk by Fred Wilson, 2012 deFINE Art Honoree,” SCAD Atlanta.

The world’s renowned conceptual artist Fred Wilson is coming to SCAD, Atlanta on February 22, 2012. DeFINE ART 2012 will honor Fred Wilson for his work and influence on contemporary art. Wilson will discuss his overall practice and approach to both his museum installations as well as individual artworks.

Wilson’s installations and large-scale singular works are subjected around social justice of African Americans.   His approach is to examine, question, and deconstruct the traditional display of art and artifacts in museums.  With the use of new wall labels, sounds, lighting, and non-traditional pairings of objects, he leads viewers to recognize that changes in context create changes in meaning.

He will also touch on the process of producing his original exhibition with works from the Walter O. Evans Collection of African American Art at the SCAD Museum of Art.

 This event is free and open to the public! The Artmore Hotel is pleased to offer special rates to all traveling guests attending this event. For more information and availability, contact reservations (404) 201.7555 today!

 

76th Annual Dogwood Festival!

It’s hard to believe that this time last year it was about 20 degrees colder! Now it seems like winter has forgotten to show up. So for those of you who can’t wait for the arrival of spring, you’re in luck! As confirmed by Gen. Beauregard Lee, the season of love is just around the corner. You know what that means…

That’s right! The 76th annual Dogwood Festival held in Piedmont Park!

 

The festival celebrated its Diamond Anniversary last year, and on April 20-22 this Atlanta staple will yet again fill our city with joy and excitement.

If you’ve never had a chance to experience this incredible three-day event, rest assured that you will be fully entertained by the variety of activities and festivities. Ever since Walter Rich, founder of Rich’s department store, first made the blooming of the Dogwoods an internationally recognized event in 1936, the Dogwood Festival has remained an annual tradition for the city of Atlanta.

There is something for kids and adults of all ages at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Explore local food vendors, a kid’s village, canine competitions and the ever-popular artists market. See the local jewelry and have fun in the arts & crafts area. People come from miles away to enjoy the best of what spring brings to the biggest city in the south. For all of the foodies out there, don’t miss out on some of the most delicious local eats. The live entertainment might be the best part of all. The Dogwood Festival never fails to showcase the best artists in the southeast.

Don’t forget to top-off your amazing weekend with a stay at The Artmore Hotel in Midtown Atlanta. Our Studio Bar + Lounge is the perfect place for you to wine down after each day of excitement!

Be surrounded by the best cultural attractions the city of Atlanta has to offer. Best of all, The Artmore is right across the street from Arts Center MARTA station, making it effortless to travel to and from Piedmont Park.