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WonderRoot Artist Feature - JAMES MARTIN & BABACAR NDIAYE
May 24, 2016 10:57 AM PDT
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Filmmakers James Martin ("The New Orleans Sazerac") and Babacar Ndiaye ("More Than Music: Senegal") discuss their short films which won the Audience Award and WonderRoot Film Award, respectively, at WonderRoot's Generally Local, Mostly Independent Film Series screening in April. Martin delves into the historical background of the sazurac cocktail and why there's so much local interest in the beverage, while Ndaiye gives some insight into the differences in hip-hop culture in Senegal relative to the United States. Both filmmakers end the podcast by shedding some light on some of their best decisions in the past year. What an awesome conversation!

To learn more about James Martin and his work, visit:

http://iamjamesmartin.com

https://www.facebook.com/sazeracdoc

To learn more about Babacar Ndiaye and his work, visit:

https://www.facebook.com/babthafilmaker

http://morethanmusicthemovie.com

To learn more about WonderRoot's Generally Local, Mostly Independent Film Series and upcoming screenings, visit:

https://filmfreeway.com/festival/WonderRootFilm

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 - BRIT WIGINTTON
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May 23, 2016 08:07 AM PDT
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Filmmaker Brit Wigintton discusses her short film "Violet", which won the Jury Award at WonderRoot's Generally Local, Mostly Independent Film Series screening in April. Wigintton talks about the process of getting her film made as a student film, some of her favorite storytellers, and gives some hints on the future of her career as she prepares to move forward after graduation.

To learn more about Brit, visit her website:

http://www.brit-wigintton.com/

To learn more about WonderRoot's Generally Local, Mostly Independent Film Series and upcoming screenings, visit:

https://filmfreeway.com/festival/WonderRootFilm

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 - MIMI VALDES
April 11, 2016 11:22 AM PDT
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Mimi Valdes talks about her love for hip-hop, transitioning from the magazine industry to filmmaking and producing the critically recognized movie Dope (2015). A former editor-in-chief at Vibe and Latina magazines, Valdes highlights how she got her start in journalism and what she’s learned as she continues to navigate her career in her current position as Chief Content Officer for i am OTHER. Lastly, Valdes gives some perspective on mentorship and discusses which rappers would be included in her list of Top 5 Dope MCs.

Valdes visited WonderRoot as part Sundance Film Forward, a touring program which introduces a new generation of audiences to the power of story through the exhibition of film and conversations with filmmakers to create greater cultural awareness.

To learn more about Dope, visit:

http://youaredope.com

To learn more about Sundance Film Forward, visit:

http://www2.sundance.org/filmforward/

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 - PRASHANT NAIR & SWATI SHETTY
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April 05, 2016 04:00 PM PDT
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Prashant Nair and Swati Shetty talk about their journey to becoming filmmakers and some of the important decisions they made along the way in producing their first project, Umrika, which won the World Cinema Dramatic Audience Award at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.

Nair and Shetty visited WonderRoot as part Sundance Film Forward, a touring program which introduces a new generation of audiences to the power of story through the exhibition of film and conversations with filmmakers to create greater cultural awareness.

To learn more about Umrika, visit:

https://www.facebook.com/Umrika

To learn more about Sundance Film Forward, visit:

http://www2.sundance.org/filmforward/

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 - MICHAELA PILAR BROWN
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March 30, 2016 01:37 PM PDT
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Multidisciplinary artist Michaela Pilar Brown discusses her in-process work, "The Mother Wound", ahead of her Black Box presentation at the Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, how her parents' health challenges have influenced her, and how she has evolved to use her body in her artistic practice. Brown also gives some insight into how her art relates to the trauma suffered by Black female bodies and the notion of bodies as vessels for cultural memory.

To learn more about Michaela Pilar Brown and the Spelman Museum of Fine Art, visit:

http://museum.spelman.edu/events/black-box-michaela-pilar-brown/
http://michaelapilarbrown.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 - SAMMY ROSENBAUM
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March 08, 2016 10:03 AM PST
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Singer/Songwriter Sammy Rosenbaum discusses how he blends jazz, funk and ska influences with writings inspired by ancient Hebrew text to create his distinctive musical approach. Rosenbaum also gives some perspective on what has shaped his journey as an independent artist thus far, and what he's learned along the way.

To learn more about Sammy Rosenbaum, visit http://sammyrosenbaum.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 Programming Podcast - WONDERROOT CSA
March 03, 2016 07:45 AM PST
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WonderRoot Program Manager Matthew Rosenfeld joins the WonderRoot Podcast to discuss the upcoming season of the WonderRoot CSA. Rosenfeld and WR Communications & Business Manager Floyd Hall discuss the structure of the WonderRoot CSA, the arts & culture community that the CSA seeks to engage with, and what makes this season's collaboration with public art collective Forward Warrior so exciting.

To learn more about the WonderRoot CSA, visit:

http://www.wonderroot.org/public-programs/wonderroot-csa

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 - SARA SANTAMARIA
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February 29, 2016 08:40 AM PST
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Ceramic Artist Sara Santamaria talks about her journey to Atlanta from her home of Madrid, the importance of geometry and patterns in her work, and how those patterns relate to how individuals adapt to circumstances and form intercultural identities throughout their lives. Sara also sheds some light on what inspires her about Atlanta and how she's growing more connected to the city's Arts & Culture community.

To learn more about Sara Santamaria, visit http://sarasantamaria.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 - LENNIE GRAY MOWRIS
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February 20, 2016 12:39 PM PST
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Designer and Printmaker Lennie Gray Mowris joins the WonderRoot Podcast to discuss her approach to making art, her connection to nature, and how she thinks through really big ideas like her "A Year in Giving" project. Mowris also sheds some light on her youth in Florida, and why proximity to the Dekalb Farmers Market is central to her life right now.

To learn more about Lennie Gray Mowris, visit: https://lenspeace.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 - 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

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