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ART PARTY is this Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 7pm-midnight. Join multitudes of art lovers at the opening of Exquisite Exhibit: Parlour Games from the Studio Artist Program, savor unique food and drinks, and visit the Open Studios with our 14 Studio Artists.

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Proceeds from ART PARTY directly support Atlanta Contemporary Art Center through its exhibitions, educational and public programming, and Studio Artist Program.

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Exquisite Exhibit: Parlour Games from the Studio Artist Program

Curator Joey Orr presents Exquisite Exhibit: Parlour Games from the Studio Artist Program opening in conjunction with ART PARTY, and on view through October 11. Orr has invited 21 artists from the last decade of The Contemporary’s Studio Artist Program—some of whom had studios years ago and some of whom have just recently moved in—to collaborate on seven unique “exquisite corpse” collaborative artworks. The “exquisite corpse” was a parlour game taken up by the Surrealists in which three artists collaborated on a portrait or drawing without being aware of what came before or after their respective contributions.

Participating artists include: Steven L. Anderson | Laura Bell | Paul Stephen Benjamin | Lillian Blades | Jonathan Bouknight | Craig Dongoski | Craig Drennen | Sarah Emerson | Matt Haffner | Mark Leibert | Eric Mack | Faith McClure | Michi Meko | Jiha Moon | Joe Peragine | Michael David Murphy | Ben Roosevelt | Ann Rowles | Dayna Thacker | Gregor Turk | Marcia Vaitsman 


Artists' names will be concealed on the seven walls until 10pm. Use your ART PARTY program ballot to guess which artists worked together on each wall! The guest with the highest number of correct answers will receive a special edition Exquisite Exhibit box set. Artists' names will be revealed at 10pm.


Studio Artist Program:
Steven L. Anderson | Stephanie Dowda | Sarah Emerson | Jane Garver | Bojana Ginn | Jill Frank  | Beth Lilly | Faith McClure | Michi Meko | Jiha Moon | Jan Rattia | Nathan Sharratt | Christina West | Stewart Ziff

Including Scott Ingram & Joe Peragine


David D'Agostino and Atlanta Poets Group present a fluxus-style performance and interact with audiences in our galleries from 8-10pm during ART PARTY.


Article 14 | Bad Dog Taqueria | Campagnolo Restaurant + Bar | Dennis Dean Catering | Eclipse di Luna | HENRY’S Midtown Tavern | Sun in My Belly

Mixologists from The Lawrence and Top Flr will stir things up in the VIP Pavilion along with Chef Tyler Williams who will present two culinary performances


El Prez | Santiago Paramo | Trey West


Patrons / Lucinda Bunnen | Nancy & Gene Hooff | Bill Lowe Gallery | Lauren & Tim Schrager Maria & Mickey Mixson | Elizabeth & Chris Willett

Hosts / Alan Avery & Michael Newton | Julie Jones Boulée & Jean-Paul Boulée | Robert Brawner | Susan Bridges | Jane Romberg Chance & Benjamin Chance | Annette Cone-Skelton & Robert Hipps | Jennifer Cooper | Louis Corrigan | John Eckel | Angel & Aaron Goldman | Jiong & Baxter Jones | Carter & Forde Kay | Ronnie & Peter Kessenich | Veronica Kessenich | Jenny King | Mitchell Klink | Emily Kolbinsky | Abe Kruger | Marianne Lambert | David Marvin | Missi McMorries | Hormuz Minina | Karen & Andy Much | Amy Nelson | Amy Parry | Andrea Piana | Sangeetha Ramkumar | Michael Rooks | Suzanne Shaw & Daniel Biddy | Amna Shirazi | Spencer Sloan | Greg Smith | Cindi Fetch & Preston Snyder | Debra & Robert Stone | Anne Lambert Tracht | Lee Walker | Jennifer Waters & Jesse Dunn | Jessica & Matthew White


Major funding for this organization is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Fulton County Arts Council. Major Support is provided by the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. This program is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly.  Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency - the National Endowment for the Arts. Funding and support for this organization and its programs is provided in part by AAA Parking, ART PAPERS, ArtsATL, Atlanta Foundation, Atlanta Magazine, The Atlantan, Binders Art Supplies and Frames, BLDGS, BURNAWAY, Carriage Works, CFLane, The Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Creative Loafing, CV Fine Art Services, Lettie Pate Evans Foundation, The Forward Arts Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Aaron & Angel Goldman Family Foundation, Hotel Indigo, Jezebel Magazine, Knoll, LUBO Fund, MailChimp, Massey Charitable Trust, Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund, Midtown Bowl, Octane Coffee Bar & Lounge, Panton Capital Holdings, PennHouse Productions, Perennial Properties, Possible Futures, The Rich Foundation, Rosenthal & Kaplin, P.C., The Sara Giles Moore Foundation, Tim & Lauren Schrager Family Foundation, The Tull Charitable Foundation, Vasser Woolley Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Marcia Weber Gardens to Love, Wells Fargo, The Willett Group of Janney Montgomery Scott, Winter Properties, WISH Foundation, Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia, and David, Helen and Marian Woodward Fund.