Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) Announces Upcoming Exhibits and Events

. March 31, 2011 . 0 Comments

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia announces its upcoming exhibits and other events for 2011. These exhibitions will feature a wide variety of themes and, as with all MOCA GA exhibits, will focus on Georgia visual arts talent from inside and outside of metro Atlanta. All nine exhibitions will be hosted at MOCA GA at 75 Bennett Street in Atlanta.

“MOCA GALA 2011 Art Auction + Sale” – The annual MOCA GALA Art Auction 2011 will be held on Saturday, April 2 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. The evening will include cocktails, a full bar and hors d’oeuvres. A Silent Auction will open at 6:30 p.m. The Live Auction will begin at 8:00 p.m.

“New Acquisitions” – This exhibit will run from April 12 to August 13, with the opening reception on Friday, April 15 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

“Alan Caomin Xie – Working Artist Project Solo Exhibition” – This exhibit will run from April 30 to August 13, with the opening reception on Friday, April 29 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Alan Caomin Xie is an Atlanta-based artist originally from China, who has been teaching and working as a painter in United States since 1999. He received a BFA from the China Academy of Art in sculpture and a MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in painting. Caomin Xie currently serves as head of the art program at Clayton State University. He has been widely exhibited in both the United States and abroad, primarily in China. Caomin Xie’s WAP Studio Assistant is Luis Sierra.

“Micah Stansell – Working Artist Project Solo Exhibition” – This exhibit will run from August 27 to December 3, with the opening reception on Friday, August 26 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Micah Stansell is an Atlanta-based artist and filmmaker living in College Park, Georgia. He received an MFA in Digital Filmmaking from Georgia State University. Stansell’s work has screened in galleries and film festivals across the Unites States and as far away as Beijing, China. He has also worked as a cinematographer with artists on projects and installations that have been exhibited locally and internationally. Stansell’s WAP Studio Assistants are Stephen Calsbeek and Chris Escobar.

“Art-for-Everyone Silent Auction & Party” – This annual silent art auction will be held on Friday, September 9 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. This will be the fourth time MOCA GA has hosted “Art-for-Everyone” and as in previous years, the silent art auction will sell donated art from many of Atlanta’s leading art supporters and collectors. This silent art auction will include something for everyone’s budget from first-time buyers to long-time collectors.

“Off-the-Wall Pin up Show + Sale” – On Friday, November 19, the Museum will hold one of its most popular events – its annual, un-curated show and sale of work from artists around Georgia. Artists are invited to bring their unframed work to MOCA GA to “pin up” on the museum’s walls. First-time buyers and long-time art collectors are invited to come and purchase the artwork from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. All attendees and artists must be members of MOCA GA.

“Katherine Mitchell – Working Artist Project Solo Exhibition” – This exhibit will run from December 17 to March 31, 2012, with the opening reception on Friday, December 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Katherine Mitchell is an Atlanta-based artist. She received a BFA from the Atlanta College of Art and a MFA from the Georgia State University. A retired professor from the Visual Arts Department at Emory University, Mitchell has been extensively exhibited in Atlanta, across the United States and abroad. Most recently, she was featured in the Georgia Council for the Arts publication: “Georgia Masterpieces: Selected Works from Georgia Museums.” Mitchell’s WAP Studio Assistant is Lauren Whitton.

ABOUT MOCA GA

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) collects and archives significant, contemporary works by the artists of the state of Georgia. To place its artists in a broader context, the Museum’s exhibitions include Georgia artists and artists from around the world. MOCA GA’s programs promote the visual arts by creating a forum for active interchange between artists and the community. MOCA GA is located at 75 Bennett Street in the TULA Art Center. Admission is free to members, $5 for non-members and $1 for students. Admission to MOCA GA is free 10am – 5pm every Thursday. On the First Thursday of each month, MOCA GA stays open until 9 p.m. and admission is free all day.

For more information, call 404-367-8700, visit www.mocaga.org or email info@mocaga.org. Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10am -5pm, closed Sunday and Monday.

Category: Fine Art

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