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SPRING 2019 AFFPS FESTIVAL LINEUP

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/19/19

Eighth Annual Spring Festival on Ponce – 4/6-4/7 
Eighth Annual Sandy Springs  Artsapalooza – 4/20-4/21
Third Annual Duluth Spring Arts Festival – 4/27-4/28
Second Annual Roswell Spring  Arts and Crafts Festival – 5/4-5/5
Eleventh Annual Chastain Park Spring Arts & Crafts Festival – 5/11-5/12 

Spring 2019 AFFPS Festival Lineup: 

Eighth Annual Spring Festival on Ponce

The eighth annual  Spring Festival on Ponce will be held Saturday, April 6 and Sunday,  April 7, 2019 in Atlanta’s historic Olmsted Linear Park. The sister festival to  the  Fall Festival on Ponce (October 12 and 13, 2019), the Spring Festival on  Ponce will transform the park, which was carefully restored by the Olmsted  Linear Park  Alliance, into an outdoor art gallery to the backdrop of budding spring foliage.  The two-day event will feature over 125 displays of  local and regional fine art and crafts, utilizing the gorgeous landscape  designed by one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick  Olmsted, Sr. In addition to the abundance  of  unique art, there will be  a children’s area, local gourmet food trucks, beverages and a stage for acoustic musical performances. The event is free, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome.  For more information, please visit http://festivalonponce.com or http://www.affps.com

Eighth Annual  Sandy Springs Artsapalooza  

The eighth annual Sandy  Springs Artsapalooza presented by The Atlanta Foundation For Public Spaces  returns on Saturday, April 20 and Sunday, April 21,  2019. Featuring more  than 150 painters, photographers, sculptors, leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers and more, the festival will  transform the  beautiful tree-lined streets of Sandy Springs into an expansive outdoor art gallery. Festival goers have the opportunity to view  artist demonstrations, participate in  hands-on art activities  and enjoy live acoustic performances. The award-winning, two-day festival  will also have a children’s area, gourmet food trucks with healthy  alternatives  and beverages. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs  are welcome.  For more information about the festival, please  visit  http://sandyspringsartsapalooza.com or www.affps.com.

Third Annual Duluth  Spring Arts Festival  

The  Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces is thrilled to present the third annual Duluth Spring Arts Festival on Saturday, April 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  and  Sunday, April 28, 2019 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The two-day festival will be held in the fun, vibrant and culturally diverse City  of Duluth; recognized as one of the  fastest growing communities in the North  Atlanta region and home to the largest and most enthusiastic art buying  communities.  Created for artists by artists, the festival will feature  more than 85 painters, photographers, sculptors, metalwork, glass artists,  jewelers and more.  Festival goers will  also have  the opportunity to view artist demonstrations and enjoy gourmet food trucks  with healthy alternatives, live acoustic music, dance performances and much  more. The festival is free to attend, open to all ages and dogs are welcome.   For more information about the festival, visit http://www.duluthartsfestival.com  or www.affps.com.

Second Annual Roswell Spring  Arts and Crafts Festival 

The  second annual Roswell Spring Arts and Crafts Festival will be held on Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, May 5, 2019 in the historic Roswell Town Square. Known for its preservation of history, celebration of the  arts and cultivation of the entrepreneurial spirit, Roswell is recognized as a family-friendly and enthusiastic art buying  community.  An ideal locale for a free outdoor festival that welcomes all ages and furry friends, the two-day juried event features approximately 100 painters, photographers, sculptors,  metalworkers, glass blowers, jewelers and more. Festival goers will also have the  opportunity to view artist demonstrations, live  acoustic music and dance  performance while enjoying gourmet food trucks with healthy alternatives, craft brews, and much  more. For more  information about the festival,  visit  www.roswellartfestival.com  or   www.affps.com.

Eleventh Annual  Chastain Park Spring Arts & Crafts Festival  

The  eleventh annual Chastain Park Spring Arts Festival will return to beautiful Chastain  Park along  Park Drive in Buckhead on Mother’s Day weekend on Saturday, May 11 and  Sunday  May 12, 2019.  Produced by the Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, the  award-winning, two-day festival features more than 185 painters,  photographers,  sculptors,  leather and metal craft artisans, glass blowers , jewelers and more.  Event goers are also invited  to view artist demonstrations, enjoy live entertainment, and participate  in hands-on activities.  The festival will also have a children’s area, food trucks, beverages and a small stage for live acoustic music performances.  The festival is free to attend, open to all ages, and dogs are welcome. For  more information, please visit   http://chastainparkartsfestival.com or www.affps.com.  

PONCE CITY MARKET HOSTS SPALDING NIX FINE ART POP-UP

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 3/8/19

THROUGH MARCH 31ST AT PONCE CITY MARKET

FEATURING WORKS BY LANDON NORDEMAN, JERRY SIEGEL & SPENCER SLOAN
Located Between Ponce Denim Company & COCO + MISCHA

Ponce City Market, the mixed-use community hub in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, has teamed up with Spalding Nix Fine Art to host a photography pop-up gallery this month featuring works from renowned artists Landon Nordeman, Spencer Sloan and Jerry Siegel. Curated by local art expert and gallerist Spalding Nix of Spalding Nix Fine Art, the pop-up will be open through the end of March, and is located between Ponce Denim Company and COCO + MISCHA.
Looking for the eternal in the ephemeral, NYC-based Landon Nordeman is one of the world’s most sought-after fashion photographers. He has photographed events from the Oscars to the Met Gala, and his images have been featured in Vanity Fair, The New York Times, The New Yorker, National Geographic and many more. Though his photographs often appear staged, Nordeman pulls back the curtains to give viewers a look into backstage scenes where his subjects are shown in candid moments that are surreal and even surprising. His first monograph, “Out of Fashion,” was published by Damiani in 2016 and was named one of the best photo books of 2016 by TIME.

Jerry Siegel’s most recent body of work is titled “REVEAL” and celebrates Atlanta’s community of drag artists. He is a portrait and documentary photographer whose monograph “Black Belt Color,” features images from decades documenting his hometown of Selma, Alabama, and the surrounding area. These images set forth the unique cultural landscape of that area, known as the Black Belt. His photographs are in many private and corporate collections, including those of the Ogden Museum of Art, the Birmingham Museum of Art as well as eleven other Southeastern museums. Works from both “REVEAL” and “Black Belt Color” are on display at Ponce City Market.

Spencer Sloan is an Atlanta native whose background as a pop-culture blogger led to the creation of his most recent abstract work. For this show, Sloan has digitally manipulated paparazzi photographs into abstraction using a series of image-corrupting applications. Creating works that are large in scale and made with digital bursts of color, patterns and noise-induced shapes, Sloan’s experimentation results in distinctive photographs which reflect on the chaos that is pop culture. Most recently, Sloan completed a large-scale “digital noise” commission for Dolby’s headquarters in San Francisco.

“There is a thread that ties all three artists together – our obsession with celebrity culture,” says Nix. “Landon shows us new perspectives in the world of celebrities – often mysteriously hiding them in plain sight. The drag artists create the illusion of celebrity in intimate behind-the-scenes photographs by Jerry Siegel, and Spencer Sloan destroys paparazzi photos of celebrities to create something new, abstract and beautiful from annihilated celebrity candids. These artists don’t attack our obsession with celebrity culture, but encourage us to examine it in new ways.”

All works in the gallery are available for purchase.

Hours:
Tues. – Thurs., 11-6pm
Fri. – Sun., 11-7pm
Closed Monday