"the Work of Art "
-24+ artists open their doors to the public;
-Guided and exploratory tours, free parking and admission
-door prizes, refreshments
-DROP OFF: New art supplies for MUST Ministry shelter for homeless children
-"Beads of Courage" Program Flameworkers from the Atlanta area will spend two days creating glass art beads for the kids at the Aflac Cancer Center of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.
Making a living doing your art....
A.R.C.'s Open Studio event, held November 21, 22, 23 is one of two annual opportunities for public access to the center. This year, the event reflects on the working artist at ARC, their projects in the community, and will share what goes on in the studio- the nuts and bolts of producing the work in "The work of Art".
Many are often full of questions about how a particular technique was produced in various creative fields or the art trades, and, how do the artists do what they love and make a living at it?
This season's event opens the doors of twenty one participating Artists' studios . Many of these professional artists will demonstrate the nuts and bolts operations that they use in their "work of art."
Artists Demonstrations of Techniques and Process; meet the artist
Scheduled artist demonstrations posted on the web and through out the event offer an opportunity to discover the answers to "how do they do that" and to meet the artists whose work over the years is found throughout the Atlanta and International Community. This is a great opportunity for those that want to break out of one field and into the art field they are passionate about, or simply want to see what goes on in the studios of artists.
Scheduled Guided Tours or Independent Tours
This years Open Studio event will also offer for the first time, guided structured tours along with the self guided exploring tours.
Attendees can get a taste of all the studios, just as the various art schools and creative groups do through out the year through tours of the center, or they can take their own exploratory tour through out the building.
The professional artists here act as a beacon for many art students, providing community service tours during the year to art students from various private and public high schools, and area colleges and universities. Some of those very students have, in turn, become resident artists, and participated in the ongoing sharing of information to the next generations.
Public Tour Schedule, limit 15 per group
(several groups can be formed-Guarantee spot by Pre-registration)
Saturday, Nov 22 Noon- 2 sign-up link, or 770-423-0049 with day/time & number in party Sunday, Nov 23 1-3 pm sign-up link ,or 770-423-0049, with day/ time & number in party
Tour groups gather in main entry hall at large sign (more times may be announced)
Information and Guides are also found at this location
Schools & creative industry:
We are offering free guided tours of the 43,000 sq ft center to members of schools, and creative entities, along with the "public" tours .
Customary self-guided tours are always available for those that want to "explore" during the event.
We welcome your participation, just give us a call or drop an e-mail to get a reserved spot, or to find out about setting a schedule for your group, or, more info on times available.
Guided Private Tours take approximately 2 to 3 hours, and 5 or 6 specific studios you have selected will be visited, with short stops or explanations as tour group passes through other studio open for event.
Private Tour Schedule:
Sunday , Nov 23, 2pm - 5 pm THe High Museum of Art
Other time slots also available-inquire.
note number in party
Private group tours: please note the 5 or studios selected, and best times if not shown above
Professional Artists, Intertwined in the Community
Commercial and private commissions
The work of artists has an impact on our everyday experience, touching our lives in many ways. At ARC , that relationship within the community will be seen in the ongoing commissions in the studios of AFX's as Andre Freitas sculpts dinosaurs for the Plaza project at Fernbank's Natural History Museum, or in the evolution of a new sculpture for the FSU campus at the metal working studio of Marygrace Perkins. Shane McDonald is working through the Georgia Landmarks Artist Group , whose goal is to preserve the landscape of Cobb County through works of art using various media so as to have an historical record of what might otherwise be forgotten.
Many artists here routinely work on private commissions as well. The artists here are routinely working on projects for both private and corporate commissions, as seen in the mahogany boat Benjamin Osborne is creating in his studio. Evenings at ARC are abuzz with live Theatre at Blank Stage, and studios holding classes in painting, jewelry making, stained glass, quilting, stone cutting, acting and portraiture. Visitors will have the opportunity to sign up for classes at Open House .
Artists working with people in need
During Open House:
ARC is actiing as a collection location for new art supplies as they partner with Must Ministries to benefit MUST's overnight shelter for homeless children. A drop off barrel will be in the main hall, and everyone attending is encouraged to bring new crayons, paper, colored pencils, craft supplies, paint brushes and watercolor paints, yarn & looms, etc.
The Atlanta glass bead community is gathering at Beads by Design during this event on Friday and Saturday, Nov 21-22, to support the Beads of Courage® program from the Aflac Cancer Center and Blood Disorders Service of Children's Healthcare Center of Atlanta.
Other Support ARC Artists participate in:
Resident Photographer Anne Parke works with Flashes of Hope, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating uplifting portraits of children fighting cancer and other life threatening illnesses. John Schmedes and Brent Brooks produced a film at ARC working with at risk teens by doing hands on projects in their studios with the teens. Stan King has worked with Habitat for Humanity,
2008 PARTICIPATING ARTISTS INCLUDE:
2008 PARTICIPATING ARTISTS INCLUDE:
A Warren Strickler (West Paces Design) author:"Expect Nothing Less" (book signing in rear Courtyard entry hall )
A-1 Dinah Rose- textile artist, weaving on loom
A-2 Stan King - bird houses & lighting
C-1 The Blank Stage - video production
C-3 Anne Parke Photography - photography
E -a Antonia Studios- Portrait Painter
E -b Art by Archen, Painting, classes
E Drew Shaw furniture, commercial interiors
E-1 brosborne wood design- Furniture Design, wood working & boat-making
E-2 Rip Potter Design Studio- Artisan based architectural design
F-1 Glass Graphics- Glass etching
F-2 Fabrice Alberti- Decorative Painting
G Masud Olufani - Multi-media installations
G-1 Atlanta Artworx, Dana Ruth Designs, Jewelry, Jewelry making classes
G-2 Helen Deramus, Encaustic painting
H Colonial Stained Glass - stained & fused glass, supplies & classes
I Nick Cook Woodturner
K Mary Grace Perkins "Sculpture with an Edge" -metal sculpture + FSU commission
K-1 Shane McDonald - painter , classes (designed postcard, flyers, posters)
K-1 Matthew Craven - painter , sculpture
L Beads By Design , jewelry, flame worked glass, classes "Beads of Courage" flame workers gather
L-1 Doug Turner - Furniture design, fabrication
M Cobb Gem & Mineral Society, Lapidary and Mineral Club
N AFX Studios - Special Effects, sculpture , Fernbank Plaza project
O Shades Textiles- original fabrics, classes
The Artisan Resource Center is tucked away in a huge 43,000 sq ft warehouse building at 585 Cobb Parkway S. ARC has been home to professional artists for over 20 years, with 25 studios housed in the center .
585 Cobb Parkway South, just south of the south Marietta Parkway loop
Art by Archen (Studio E) will be demonstrating the power of loose, monotone painting, creating a sepia tone figure using strong values to carry the theme. She will also be painting on other works in progress throughout the weekend, as well as displaying the beginnings of three new series, Bones, Rings and Modern Pin-ups. Hand made jewelry matching her paintings will also be on sale, and her students' works will be displayed.
Saturday: 11 am
Sunday: 3 pm
Atlanta Art Worx Jewelry | Metal Arts Center & Dana Ruth Designs Studio (Studio G-1) Join us for a demonstration on cold connections. See the process of taking raw materials and fabricating a hollow metal bead with tube rivet setting.
Friday: 8 pm
Saturday: 1 pm
Beads by Design (L-1) Stephanie White will be demonstrating flame working on the torch. Stephanie has a masterful touch in melting glass to produce sculptural art, pendants and beads. Beads made during her demos will be donated to Children's Health Care of Atlanta "Beads of Courage Project".
Friday: 5 pm
Saturday: 12 pm
Sunday: 1pm, 2pm
Blank Stage(Studio C-1)
Saturday: 11 am: Watch a real acting class from Charisma Studios
3 pm : Watch examples from The Blank Page - Blank Stage's writing team
7 pm : Come see our improv Show
Sunday: 2 pm: come see Blank Stage's video demo reel
Brosborne Woodesign (E-1) Benjie will be alternating between two demonstrations, wood burning and hand cut dovetails.
Pyrography :Benjie will be demonstrating his style of pyrography (wood burning). Watch as he transforms a blank piece of wood into a work of art. He will be using a wood burning pen and torch when necessary to create his imagery.
Dovetail joinery : Benjie will also be demonstrating how to hand cut dovetails. Benjie shows you step by step how to create this beautiful and functional joint. He will explain the strengths of dovetails and why they are not as common as they used to be.
Friday: 7 pm
Saturday: 2 pm, 5 pm
Sunday: 3 pm
Cobb County Gem & Mineral Society - Studio M. Learn how lapidary arts takes a rock and transforms it into beautifully polished flat-backed stones. Club members will walk you through the steps of cutting a rock into slabs, trimming it into a pleasing shape, grinding it, and polishing it to reveal a beautiful cabochon ready to be used in a jewelry design.
Saturday: Noon, 3 pm
Sunday: 3 pm
Colonial Stained Glass (Studio H) will demonstrate the basics of constructing stained glass panels and show you the differences in the two methods of construction, lead came and copper foil (Tiffany method). There will be displays showing the steps used in fusing glass and making mosaic stepping stones, as well as a wide assortment of finished projects.
Friday: 7 pm
Saturday: 11 am,1 pm, 4 pm
Sunday: 3 pm
Nick Cook Woodturner (Studio I) will be demonstrating the art of turning spinning tops and Christmas tree ornaments. He will show you how to take a square block of wood and turn it to a round cylinder then use a detail gouge to shape a variety ornaments and toys.
Friday: 6pm, 8 pm
Saturday: 10 am,Noon, 3 pm, 6 pm
Sunday: 2 pm, 4 pm
Helen DeRamus (Studio G-2) demonstrates a modern version of the ancient technique of encaustic painting, creating an image using beeswax, pigment, and resin fused with heat to a wood panel. The technique is known to have been used by the Greeks as far back as the 5th century B.C.
Saturday: 11 am, 2 pm, 4 pm
Sunday: 2 pm
Glass Graphics (Suite F-1) will be demonstrating the step by step process necessary to design, layout and sandblast graphics onto glass.
Friday, Saturday Sunday: Short demos ongoing through out event
Shane McDonald (studio K1) will demonstrate the differences between pastel painting and painting with oils when working on a portrait. Step-by-step photos of the processes will be shown and explained as Shane works on two portraits side-by-side of the same subject. Shane will also display several of his "alla prima" field paintings of local Georgia landmarks.
Friday: 8 pm
Saturday: 11 am, 3 pm
Anne Parke Photography (Studio C-3) Anne's demonstration will give you an inside view of all the elements that go into a portrait session--a seemingly simple task that actually equates to keeping many "balls in the air" at once to produce a successful session with pleasing results.
Friday: 8 pm
Saturday: 2 pm, 4 pm
Dinah Rose (Studio A-1) Dinah Rose will be demonstrating weaving on a floor loom and showing how the weaving draft (which is the set of instructions to weave a particular pattern,) relates to the different parts of the loom. She will also demonstrate Kumihimo, which is a Japanese braiding technique done on a Maru Dai. Another weaver will be demonstrating weaving on a rigid heddle loom.
Friday, Saturday Sunday: Ongoing through out event
Friday: 7 pm
Saturday Noon, 2 pm
Sunday: 4 pm
Shades Textiles( Suite O) Stacy will be demonstrating some really great tricks for cutting her Hawaiian appliqué blocks. With or without scissors you can get a fabulous effect. Her Rainbow swirl project demo will show you a couple of useful techniques that will help you perfect your patchwork quilting. On hand also will be the latest in machines.
Friday: 7 pm, 2 for 1 Hawaiian Appliqué
8 pm, 2 for 1 Hawaiian Appliqué With Out Scissors
Saturday:one all day demonstration: Hawaiian Appliqué - Wall Hanging size,
1 pm & 4 pm: Rainbow Swirl - A Basic Patchwork Demonstration
Sunday: 2 pm: 2 for 1 Hawaiian Appliqué
3 pm: 2 for 1 Hawaiian Appliqué With Out Scissors
Doug Turner (Studio L-1) presents: Why Custom Furniture? Find out what to look for in quality furniture and how to get exactly what you want. Learn the ins and outs of the process. Know what your designer is talking about, alleviate compromise and confusion. Be informed to get what you need and have always wanted.
Friday: 6 pm
Saturday:11 am, 1 pm
Sunday: 1 pm, 3 pm