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WonderRoot Artist Feature - WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE
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February 02, 2016 10:16 AM PST
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In this artist feature special presentation, Atlanta Public Schools students Kelly Scollard, James Hunt, and Tahira Bradley join WonderRoot Program Manager Matthew Rosenfeld and Atlanta Public Schools Fine & Performing Art Coordinator Betsy Eppes to discuss WHAT A TIME TO BE ALIVE, WonderRoot's inaugural gallery exhibition collaboration with APS.

The students share some thoughts on participating in the exhibition and how they currently see themselves as artists, while Eppes and Rosenfeld shed some light on the selection process and the vision for the collaboration between WonderRoot and Atlanta Public Schools. The students were recognized from the exhibition in the following categories:

Jury Selects Award: Tahira Bradley, South Atlanta High School, "A Beautiful Mess"
WonderRoot Selects Award: James Hunt, North Atlanta High School, "Sa Belle"
Audience Choice Award: Kelly Scollard, Grady High School, "ATL Series"

To learn more about this exhibit, visit:

http://www.wonderroot.org/community-arts-center/wonderroot-gallery/gallery-show-what-a-time-to-be-alive/

WonderRoot is an Atlanta-based non-profit arts and service organization with a mission to unite artists and community to inspire positive social change. By providing production facilities to Atlanta-based artists and coordinating arts-based service programs, WonderRoot empowers artists to be proactive in engaging their communities through arts-based service work. For more information, please visit:

http://wonderroot.org
http://facebook.com/wonderpage
http://twitter.com/wonderroot
http://instagram.com/wonderroot

WonderRoot Artist Feature - RENEE MUSSAI
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January 28, 2016 09:27 AM PST
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Renee Mussai, curator of Autograph ABP (London), joins the WonderRoot podcast to discuss the "Black Chronicles II" exhibition at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. Mussai details the social and political context that surrounds the photography in the exhibit, which highlights representations of black people present in Britain during the Victorian era, as well as the process by which the images were discovered.

This conversation is presented in conjunction with the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, where Howardena Pindell has a current exhibition on display, and was recorded in the Spelman College Faculty Cloisters. Special Thanks to Spelman College and the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art for helping produce this conversation.

To learn more about "Black Chronicles II", as well as the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, please visit:

http://museum.spelman.edu/upcoming-events/black-chronicles-ii-opening-reception-vimeo

To learn more about Mussai and her work at Autograph APB, please visit:

http://autograph-abp.co.uk

WonderRoot is an Atlanta-based non-profit arts and service organization with a mission to unite artists and community to inspire positive social change. By providing production facilities to Atlanta-based artists and coordinating arts-based service programs, WonderRoot empowers artists to be proactive in engaging their communities through arts-based service work. For more information, please visit:

http://wonderroot.org
http://facebook.com/wonderpage
http://twitter.com/wonderroot
http://instagram.com/wonderroot

WonderRoot Artist Feature - LEISA RICH
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January 20, 2016 02:29 PM PST
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Fiber artist Leisa Rich talks about her journey to Atlanta, her earliest days as an artist growing up in Canada, and enjoying the tactile nature of her work. Rich also delves into the different forms she experiments with in her work, how she embraces modern techniques like 3D printing, why she still considers herself an emerging artist.

To learn more about Leisa Rich, please visit: http://monaleisa.com

WonderRoot is an Atlanta-based non-profit arts and service organization with a mission to unite artists and community to inspire positive social change. By providing production facilities to Atlanta-based artists and coordinating arts-based service programs, WonderRoot empowers artists to be proactive in engaging their communities through arts-based service work. For more information, please visit:

http://wonderroot.org
http://facebook.com/wonderpage
http://twitter.com/wonderroot
http://instagram.com/wonderroot

WonderRoot Artist Feature - Transgression Reading Series
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December 29, 2015 11:38 AM PST
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In this special presentation of the WonderRoot Podcast, the Transgression Live Reading Series presents a reprise of its second volume of readings, "Born Under a Bad Sign: Southern Gothic Literature Realized". Co-curators John Carroll and Laura Relyea join Floyd Hall to discuss Transgression's start and how they select themes and the writers/readers who ultimately present the work. The featured artists include Nick Tecosky, Travis Broyles, Cristin Conger, Derek Prall, and Elizabeth Jarrett.

To learn more about Transgression, visit: http://www.deerbearwolf.com/transgression

WonderRoot is an Atlanta-based non-profit arts and service organization with a mission to unite artists and community to inspire positive social change. By providing production facilities to Atlanta-based artists and coordinating arts-based service programs, WonderRoot empowers artists to be proactive in engaging their communities through arts-based service work. For more information, please visit:
http://wonderroot.orghttp://facebook.com/wonderpagehttp://twitter.com/wonderroothttp://instagram.com/wonderroot

WonderRoot End of Year Review - Chris Appleton
December 28, 2015 02:38 PM PST
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WonderRoot Executive Director Chris Appleton joins the podcast to discuss some of the organization's 2015 highlights and the exciting promise of 2016, including the progress on the new WonderRoot Center for Arts & Social Change, a visual re-branding, and a new strategic plan.

WonderRoot is an Atlanta-based non-profit arts and service organization with a mission to unite artists and community to inspire positive social change. By providing production facilities to Atlanta-based artists and coordinating arts-based service programs, WonderRoot empowers artists to be proactive in engaging their communities through arts-based service work. For more information, please visit:

http://wonderroot.org
http://facebook.com/wonderpage
http://twitter.com/wonderroot
http://instagram.com/wonderroot

WonderRoot Artist Feature - LARRY WALKER
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December 14, 2015 09:23 AM PST
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In this far-ranging conversation, Larry Walker discusses some of the critical transitions in his life as an artist, including moving from Georgia to New York as a child, his academic studies in Detroit, and his stint in California before finally settling in Atlanta. Walker also delves into the notion of Black Art and the historical context of his work, as well as what inspires him and how he would like to be remembered.

WonderRoot is an Atlanta-based non-profit arts and service organization with a mission to unite artists and community to inspire positive social change. By providing production facilities to Atlanta-based artists and coordinating arts-based service programs, WonderRoot empowers artists to be proactive in engaging their communities through arts-based service work. For more information, please visit:

http://wonderroot.org
http://facebook.com/wonderpage
http://twitter.com/wonderroot
http://instagram.com/wonderroot

WonderRoot Artist Feature - PETER FERRARI
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November 20, 2015 10:43 AM PST
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Visual Artist Peter Ferrari talks about his early start as a graffiti artist, his background as a Montessori teacher, and his evolving role as an Arts Administrator via his Forward Warrior project. Ferrari also talks about what challenges him as an artist, why he doesn't place too much importance on Social Media feedback, and which public spaces in Atlanta inspire him the most.

Keep up with Peter and Forward Warrior here:

https://instagram.com/peterferrariart
https://instagram.com/forwardwarrior

WonderRoot is an Atlanta-based non-profit arts and service organization with a mission to unite artists and community to inspire positive social change. By providing production facilities to Atlanta-based artists and coordinating arts-based service programs, WonderRoot empowers artists to be proactive in engaging their communities through arts-based service work. For more information, please visit:

http://wonderroot.org
http://facebook.com/wonderpage
http://twitter.com/wonderroot
http://instagram.com/wonderroot

WonderRoot Artist Feature - DIVINE ZAMIR
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October 26, 2015 09:53 AM PDT
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Visual Artist Divine Zamir joins the podcast and discusses when she feels most victorious, her love of music, and some of the most important decisions and moments that have impacted her life, including what brought her to Atlanta and the accident that served as the catalyst for her career as a painter.

To learn more about Divine Zamir, please visit: http://wizdivinearts.com

WonderRoot is an Atlanta-based non-profit arts and service organization with a mission to unite artists and community to inspire positive social change. By providing production facilities to Atlanta-based artists and coordinating arts-based service programs, WonderRoot empowers artists to be proactive in engaging their communities through arts-based service work. For more information, please visit:

http://wonderroot.org
http://facebook.com/wonderpage
http://twitter.com/wonderroot
http://instagram.com/wonderroot

WonderRoot Artist Feature - ALBERT CHONG
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October 18, 2015 08:01 AM PDT
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Photographer Albert Chong joins the WonderRoot Podcast to discuss his early life growing up in Jamaica and some of the important decisions that shaped his 30-year career as he moved to and throughout the United States. Chong also highlights some of the challenges he faced in the art industry as a black artist, and what inspires him to move back to Jamaica in the near future.

This conversation was recorded at the Hammonds House Museum, and is presented in conjunction with their upcoming exhibition, "Absolute Chong":

http://www.hammondshouse.org/absolute-chong---the-work-of-photographer-albert-chong.html

WonderRoot is an Atlanta-based non-profit arts and service organization with a mission to unite artists and community to inspire positive social change. By providing production facilities to Atlanta-based artists and coordinating arts-based service programs, WonderRoot empowers artists to be proactive in engaging their communities through arts-based service work. For more information, please visit:

http://wonderroot.org
http://facebook.com/wonderpage
http://twitter.com/wonderroot
http://instagram.com/wonderroot

WonderRoot Artist Feature - FAHAMU PECOU/ELEVATE ATLANTA
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October 12, 2015 12:16 PM PDT
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Artist, Scholar, and Curator Fahamu Pecou stops by to discuss Elevate Atlanta and its current theme: F(orever) I L(ove) A(tl) – F.I.L.A. Pecou also delves into why it was important to highlight the legacy of Atlanta recording artists/producers Organized Noize, and what shaped his curatorial approach in helping bring the event to life.

To learn more about Elevate Atlanta, please visit:

http://www.ocaatlanta.com/?programs=elevate

To learn more about Fahamu Pecou, please visit:

http://www.fahamupecouart.com

WonderRoot is an Atlanta-based non-profit arts and service organization with a mission to unite artists and community to inspire positive social change. By providing production facilities to Atlanta-based artists and coordinating arts-based service programs, WonderRoot empowers artists to be proactive in engaging their communities through arts-based service work. For more information, please visit:

http://wonderroot.org
http://facebook.com/wonderpage
http://twitter.com/wonderroot
http://instagram.com/wonderroot

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