WineDown Wednesday benefiting MINT

On the final Wednesday of each show, gallery43 hosts a local non-profit in the gallery for a fundraiser. During that evening, 10% of the proceeds go directly to that organization as a charitable contribution. Purchases may be made online for those unable to attend the event. 

This month's recipient is MINT

MINT is a 501(c)3 non-profit, arts organization dedicated to cultivating an innovative arts community in Atlanta and Georgia. They support emerging artists, patrons, and creative professionals by providing studio and exhibition space, curatorial opportunities, workshops and classes, conferences, an internship program, and other resources. Through these programs, MINT fosters a generous spirit, strengthens the regional economy, and enriches the creative community.

MINT was founded in 2006 by undergraduate students at Atlanta universities, as a space for emerging artists and patrons to find their voices. Over the past 11 years, via programs and exhibitions, they have presented 1,000+ contemporary and experimental artists. MINT is accessible to creatives through many opportunities to present work in both traditional and alternative media, such as installation, sculpture, drawing, painting, photography, film, literature, and performance. Rigorously curated exhibitions and projects, community art programs, and open artist calls continue to engage and challenge the contemporary Atlanta art scene. 

Historically, MINT has hosted 8 -12 curated group and solo exhibits in its former gallery space, and now at satellite locations in Atlanta. They offer further visibility and support by purchasing emerging art for our Permanent Collection. Additional programs include Leap Year, MINT's emerging studio artist residency, and Invest-MINT, their underserved youth outreach and cultural enrichment program. Finally, MINT's intensive Internship Program trains 15 interns per year for a future in the arts. 

Artist Profile: Marcie Coltman

MARCIE COLTMAN

Coming from a family of artists, Marcie Coltman has always been driven to creative expression. Originally her passion to create led her into the hair artistry field. She quickly realized trying to appease people's expectations and interpretations of aesthetic beauty was not where she would flourish, so she turned her attention to the canvas. "Creating art on canvas allows me to fully express myself without the constrictions of complying to societal norms of visual beauty," says Coltman. "For me, art is about the emotion it provokes within the viewer."

When I stand in front of my easel with a paintbrush in my hand, I become so immersed that time seems to stand still. It is often the only place I feel calmness from anxiety; it helps me practice mindfulness as I become fully aware of my senses. Once I put the first stroke down, excitement builds as I anticipate the direction that the canvas wants to take me. A blank canvas is like the beginning of a new day: full of hope and aspiration, a fresh start.

Coltman's style of work is best described as contemporary abstract expressionism. Starting each piece by establishing a color palette, Coltman creates color studies on paper, which helps her define and refine her color schemes. Applying strokes of paint loosely and abstractly, she pays close attention to the piece's overall balance, tone, and contrast.  Adding strokes of graphite and oil pastels throughout the process adds a touch of chaos, mystery, and drama to the paintings. From afar, Coltman's paintings look soft and feminine; but up-close, viewers can explore the hidden edginess and eccentricity.

I find inspiration from colors and textures found in everyday mundane activities, things that others may overlook. I feel there is never a lack of creative stimulus if we look hard enough. I have been inspired by scars on the human skin, a rainbow after a thunderstorm, and even the texture of asphalt. The visuals of these subjects, and how I relate them symbolically to what I am going through in my personal life, have become my greatest source of inspiration. Each piece of my artwork begins with a personal experience of pain, joy, and/or self-discovery. Art gives me the courage to tell my story, to share it with the world in a way that reveals the universality of all our pain, joys, struggles, and triumphs.

We are fortunate to have Marcie in our gallery43 family, and we invite you to discover her works in person. Here is a link to her current works in inventory.

ON POINT with HIGH POINT

Twice a year, during the months of April and October, the furniture industry descends upon the town of High Point, North Carolina. Virtually every player - national and international - can be found in the city, as most product development centers around the High Point markets. Showrooms vie for the eye of buyers as they pull out all the stops to introduce their latest products. 

Working with designers on residential and commercial installations, we understand the importance of original art and its role in creating and defining an environment. So join us as we explore the Spring 2017 High Point Market and show how our artists' works complement the latest trends in furniture design.

Follow along on Instagram at @gallery43events as we explore the Spring 2017 High Point Market.

Show Opening: FLORA

DROP BY THE GALLERY AND JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF FLORA. 

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK
FRIDAY, 05.05.17 • 6PM-9PM

Each month we mount a new themed installation. Beyond the title of the show, artists have no constraints upon their interpretation. All we ask is that the pieces reflect what that word means to them - what emotion it evokes. Language, like art, is subjective, and we cannot wait for you to see what our artists did with this theme. 

Featuring works by Marcie Coltman, Elisa Gomez, Chloe Hedden, Alea Hurst, and Cat Tesla.

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SHOW OPENING: EMERGE

DROP BY THE GALLERY AND JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF EMERGE. 

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK
FRIDAY, 04.07.17 • 6PM-9PM

Each month we mount a new themed installation. Beyond the title of the show, artists have no constraints upon their interpretation. All we ask is that the pieces reflect what that word means to them - what emotion it evokes. Language, like art, is subjective, and we cannot wait for you to see what our artists did with this theme. 

WineDown Wednesday benefiting Amy's Place

Join us Wednesday, March 1 from 5-9 at the gallery for WineDown Wednesday!

On the final Wednesday of each show, gallery43 hosts a local non-profit in the gallery for a fundraiser. During that evening, 10% of the proceeds go directly to that organization as a charitable contribution. Purchases may be made online for those unable to attend the event. 

Our March event benefits Amy's Place

Amy’s Place, the home of Caring Together in Hope, 501(c)(3), is the country’s only free standing memory care café. A gathering place for those with dementia and their caregivers, the café offers social events for families, activities for the person with cognitive impairment and serves as a community resource center for those needing information about Alzheimer’s disease/dementia. 

Amy’s Place provides community outreach to raise awareness about dementia, collaborates with local businesses to provide the resources and services available to families, and offers educational events by accredited healthcare providers. The café, located at 14 Sloan Street in Historic Roswell, will celebrate its 1 year anniversary on March 6th. To date, the café has hosted 68 events, all which are free to families.  

The mission of Caring Together in Hope/Amy’s Place is “to provide respite and support services to caregiving families who are selflessly serving those affected with dementia and related disorders.”

** Your donation allows the foundation to help families and is tax deductible. 

www.amysplace.net  ||  www.caringtogetherinhope.org

Hours of operation: Tuesday-Saturday 10AM-5PM with additional hours available upon request. 

14 Sloan Street
Roswell, GA 30075
470.349.8349

Show Opening: BARE

DROP BY THE GALLERY AND JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF BARE. 

FIRST FRIDAY ART WALK
FRIDAY. 02.03.17 • 5PM-9PM

Each month we mount a new themed installation. Beyond the title of the show, artists have no constraints upon their interpretation. All we ask is that the pieces reflect what that word means to them - what emotion it evokes. Language, like art, is subjective, and we cannot wait to see what our artists do with these themes. BARE will remain in the gallery through our WineDown Wednesday fundraiser, March 1, 2017. 

 

WineDown Wednesday benefiting Backstreet Community Arts

Join us Wednesday, February 1 from 5-9 at the gallery for WineDown Wednesday!

On the final Wednesday of each show, gallery43 hosts a local non-profit in the gallery for a fundraiser. During that evening, 10% of the proceeds go directly to that organization as a charitable contribution. Purchases may be made online for those unable to attend the event. 

Our February event benefits Backstreet Community Arts

Backstreet Community Arts exists to provide a safe, welcoming, creative environment to anyone who may benefit from the healing powers of art and community.  

Backstreet Arts reaches out to anyone who may not be aware of or have access to the proven healing power of art:  those who have experienced trauma, illness, or grief; veterans’ groups; at-risk teenagers; intellectually and developmentally disabled adults; homeless and low-income individuals who cannot afford art classes, those who are going through the recovery process, and anyone who wants to practice art in a comfortable, non-intimidating atmosphere.

Members of Backstreet Community Arts, including gallery43 artist Kimberly Ramey (far left). 0 Like

Members of Backstreet Community Arts, including gallery43 artist Kimberly Ramey (far left).

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Show Opening: ALCHEMY

JOIN US FOR THE OPENING OF ALCHEMY
FRIDAY, JANUARY 13 (rescheduled from January 6)
5PM-9PM

Each month gallery43 mounts a new themed installation. Beyond the title of the show, artists have no constraints upon their interpretation. All we ask is that the pieces reflect what that word means to them - what emotion it evokes. Language, like art, is subjective, and we cannot wait for you to see what our artists did with this theme.

January's theme is ALCHEMY.

al·che·my
ˈalkəmē/
noun

  1. the medieval forerunner of chemistry, based on the supposed transformation of matter. It was concerned particularly with attempts to convert base metals into gold or to find a universal elixir.

  2. a seemingly magical process of transformation, creation, or combination

Featured pieces include those from gallery43 artists Wellon Bridgers, Gina Cochran, Chloe Hedden, Nicole Kutz, Jim Martin, Patrick Nevins, and Cat Tesla.

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WineDown Wednesday: Wednesday, February 1, 5pm-9pm

On the final Wednesday of each show, gallery43 hosts a local non-profit in the gallery for a fundraiser. During that evening, 10% of the proceeds go directly to that organization as a charitable contribution. Purchases may be made online for those unable to attend the event. 

 

 

 

 

January WineDown Wednesday Recap: Roswell Arts Fund

On January 4, 2016, we opened the gallery doors for our inaugural WineDown Wednesday. On the final Wednesday of each show, gallery43 hosts a local non-profit in the gallery for a fundraiser. During that evening, 10% of the proceeds go directly to that organization as a charitable contribution. Purchases may be made online for those unable to attend the event.

Our January event benefited the Roswell Arts Fund. The Roswell Arts Fund was founded to strengthen the scope of public arts in the city and to champion the ability of the arts to excite the imagination, strengthen public places, and encourage conversation. The Fund was established in September 2014 and was designated as the arts agency for the city in October 2015. It was created as a direct outcome of the Imagine Roswell Arts and Culture 2030 Study.

Below are select shots from the evening. We hope you join us at our next WineDown Wednesday, February 1, 2017 where we will wind down our installation: ALCHEMY. In the meantime, stop in the gallery and see the beautiful pieces of ALCHEMY in person.

Thank you for all of the love and support. We are blessed to do what we love!

Sincerely,

Bonnie, Richard, and Stacy

If you are interested in submitting your organization for WineDown Wednesday, please visit this page.

 

Many thanks to Thomas Spravka for covering our event.

WineDown Wednesday benefiting the Roswell Arts Fund

JOIN US FOR WineDown Wednesday
January 4, 2017
5pm-9pm

On the final Wednesday of each show, gallery43 hosts a local non-profit in the gallery for a fundraiser. During that evening, 10% of the proceeds go directly to that organization as a charitable contribution. Purchases may be made online for those unable to attend the event. 

Our January event benefits the Roswell Arts Fund

The Roswell Arts Fund was founded to strengthen the scope of public arts in the city and to champion the ability of the arts to excite the imagination, strengthen public places, and encourage conversation. The Fund was established in September 2014 and was designated as the arts agency for the city in October 2015. It was created as a direct outcome of the Imagine Roswell Arts and Culture 2030 Study.

The focus of the Roswell Arts Fund is on making the city of Roswell a destination for the arts and to make the arts a part of the city’s brand by:

  • Investing strategically in public art — temporary exhibits like ArtAround Roswell, and permanent, like Bucket Brigade for Fire Station #4.

  • Exploring how to build, buy, or renovate a new multifunction performance space.

  • Cultivating a culture of philanthropy and identify revenue sources to drive initiatives.

  • Forging meaningful and collaborative relations between artists, art organizations, creative industries, and business and political leaders. 

gallery43 is fortunate to have one of the public art installations outside our front door in the Roswell Square: Smoke, by Marc Moulton. 

Made of aluminum and self-weathering steel, Smoke captures the lyrical beauty of smoke as it drifts toward the sky.  Just imagine: is this smoke rising from a campfire or from the nearby Roswell Mill in days gone by?

Marc Moulton is a Georgia native whose artistic direction has focused on creating art works for public spaces, successfully responding to project boundaries while creating sculpture that is conceptually and visually compelling.

Location: Town Square
Material: Aluminum and self-weathering steel


Bubbles + Bites: A Celebration

On a crisp Friday night in December, we opened the gallery doors to friends and family to preview our initial installation. Artists in attendance included Savonna Nicole AtkinsWellon Bridgers, Marsha ChandlerArdith Goodwin, Alea Hurst, Nicole Kutz, and Jen Starwalt.

Below are select shots from the evening. Our current installation will remain in the gallery through our WineDown Wednesday fundraiser, January 4, 2017. 

We hope you join us at our next Art Walk, Friday, January 6, 2017 where we will reveal our next installation: ALCHEMY. In the meantime, stop in the gallery and see these beautiful pieces in person.

Thank you for all of the love and support. We are blessed to do what we love!

Sincerely,

Bonnie, Richard, and Stacy

 

 

Many thanks to Nina Parker Photography for covering our event.

2017 SHOW SCHEDULE

We have quite the lineup scheduled for 2017! 

Each month we will mount a new themed installation. Beyond the title of the show, artists have no constraints upon their interpretation. All we ask is that the pieces reflect what that word means to them - what emotion it evokes. Language, like art, is subjective, and we cannot wait to see what our artists do with these themes.

Please join us as we open each show for historic Roswell's monthly First Friday Art Walks, Roswell's popular Alive in Roswell events, or as we wind down the installation at our monthly WineDown Wednesdays.

First Friday Art Walks

On the first Friday evening of every month, the eight galleries of the vibrant Roswell Art District open their doors for First Friday Art Walk. Various art openings, art talks, music and libations can be found at each gallery. The Roswell Art District was formed to build a cohesive bridge from the art community to the greater Atlanta area and promote artists of regional and international acclaim. roswellartdistrict.com

WineDown Wednesdays

On the final Wednesday of each show, gallery43 hosts a local non-profit in the gallery for a fundraiser. During that evening, 10% of the proceeds go directly to that organization as a charitable contribution. Purchases may be made online for those unable to attend the event. gallery43events.com/winedown-wednesday

Alive in Roswell

Alive in Roswell is a free family-friendly festival held concurrently at Historic Canton Street and Historic Roswell Square every 3rd Thursday evening (5:00-9:00 pm) from April through October. Free regular trolley service connects the two venues. The festival features live bands, food trucks, kids games, face painting, balloons, etc. and enjoys participation from the many boutiques, small businesses and restaurants surrounding the venues aliveinroswell.com

 

 

JANUARY - ALCHEMY
Install: 01.05.17
Show Opening: 01.06.17
WineDown Wednesday: 02.01.17
Deinstall: 02.02.17

FEBRUARY - BARE
Install: 02.02.17
Show Opening: 02.03.17
WineDown Wednesday: 03.01.17
Deinstall: 03.02.17

MARCH - REMIX
Install: 03.02.17
Show Opening: 03.03.17
WineDown Wednesday: 04.05.17
Deinstall: 04.06.17

APRIL - EMERGE
Install: 04.06.17
Show Opening: 04.07.17
Alive in Roswell: 04.21.17
WineDown Wednesday: 05.03.17
Deinstall: 05.04.17

MAY - FLORA
Install: 05.04.17
Show Opening: 05.05.17
Alive in Roswell: 05.19.17
WineDown Wednesday: 05.31.17
Deinstall: 06.01.17

JUNE - FAUNA
Install: 06.01.17
Show Opening: 06.02.17
Alive in Roswell: 06.16.17
WineDown Wednesday: 07.05.17
Deinstall: 07.06.17

JULY - FLUIDITY
Install: 07.06.17
Show Opening: 07.07.17
Alive in Roswell: 07.21.17
WineDown Wednesday: 08.02.17
Deinstall: 08.03.17

AUGUST - FRACTURE
Install: 08.03.17
Show Opening: 08.04.17
Alive in Roswell: 08.18.17
WineDown Wednesday: 08.30.17
Deinstall: 08.31.17

SEPTMEMBER - INGENUE
Install: 08.31.17
Show Opening: 09.01.17
Alive in Roswell: 09.15.17
WineDown Wednesday: 10.04.17
Deinstall: 10.05.17

OCTOBER - BRANDED
Install: 10.05.17
Show Opening: 10.06.17
Alive in Roswell: 10.20.17
WineDown Wednesday: 11.01.17
Deinstall: 11.02.17

NOVEMBER - WANDER
Install: 11.02.17
Show Opening: 11.03.17
WineDown Wednesday: 11.29.17
Deinstall: 11.30.17

DECEMBER - WONDER
Install: 11.30.17
Show Opening: 12.01.17
WineDown Wednesday: 01.03.18
Deinstall: 01.04.18