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I had the pleasure and privilege to join fellow Atlanta artists Laura Asherman, Peter Brooks, Chandler Cox, Kelly Crosby, Crystal Desai, Larry Holland, Hillary Jourdan, Nick Madden, Sara Santamaria, and Dallas Ward as part of WonderRoot Gallery’s Members Only exhibition which runs from July 24 to September 9 at WonderRoot Community Arts Center in Reynoldstown. I had to miss the opening because I had to work, but the missus and I went over there this morning to check out the exhibit. I know a couple of the other artists, but hadn’t seen work by many of them before. It’s a variety of mediums, crafts, and sizes that come together nicely. I had hoped to post a few pictures of the exhibit, but this morning was a very busy time for the arts center. In the gallery, aspiring dramatists awaited their auditions for a casting call downstairs while a candle-making class took up most of the gallery and the entire building shook with the live drums coming from the recording studio. It was a little too cramped and all the actors were sitting underneath the pieces so it would’ve been presumptuously invasive of me to start snapping photos. If you live in Atlanta, I definitely encourage you to check it out.

Here’s a picture of my piece:

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These are some Halloween decorations that Jasmine and I made today at Wonder Root. They’ll be on display presumably until Halloween, but there’s two Halloween parties planned there this week and the party hosts may choose to discard these decorations we toiled over today. Above is a tribute to Lou Reed. After making all the pumpkins, I really was in the mood for a banana.
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Jasmine made this bat, but I made all the other decorations. The whole project rests however upon her having some candy in her car, which ignited the fire and keeps it burning deep, deep into the future.

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Here’s a Frankenstein made from construction paper and a little bit of duct tape.

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Classic Jack-o-lantern, loosely based on Pontius Pilate.

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The Boo and Happy Halloweeen are also made from construction paper, as is the blood. Fair warning to you vampires- you cannot survive on construction paper blood.
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This is where our little Halloween project began- some candy, a bowl, and a dream featuring four deadly handsome pumpkins inspired by the Pringles guy, Kool-Aid Man, and a panda.

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I’ve been volunteering at Wonder Root Community Arts Center in the Reynoldstown neighborhood of Atlanta for the past few months. It’s a great place that offers a recording studio, performance venue, darkroom, digital media lab, art gallery, and community garden to its members for a very low rate ($10 a month or $60 a year) and it also participates in scores of community programs and activities. I drew the picture of the center above and it now hangs in the Wonder Root community library, which houses a lot of issues of ArtPapers, many rare art publications, and a cigarette machine turned art dispenser. Last week I was asked to draw a picture on the door, which the center has been sporting for a few days so far. While chalk has frustrated me as a medium, particularly when I was teaching, I managed to make a friendly doodle that I figured I’d share with y’all. It contains elements of Wonder and elements of Panda.

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