MINT Gallery is a 501(c)3 non-profit community oriented art gallery located at 145 B Sampson Street in Atlanta, GA's Old Fourth Ward. Behind the Irwin Street Market, look for the orange door.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

What have we been up to lately?

Mike's been waxing nostalgic:

Postcards from Atlanta Galleries We Miss from BURNAWAY on Vimeo.



Erica's been planning a mentorship program:


And we've all been planning our 6th Annual Postcard Pinup Show. Everyone is invited to participate! Email erica@mintatl.org for more info.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

supra+natura, Saturday 7 to 10pm

supra + natura presents six mini-installations that directly explore or allude to the supernatural in the most open sense of the term. Curator, Rebecca Hanna, wanted to open the conversation to include the idea that the supernatural may be 'part of a larger nature'.

According to this view, held by process theorists, "supernatural" is not merely attributed to magic or religious experience, nor does it imply that a mystery is infinitely unsolvable. Instead, the term is applied to parts of nature that modern science and philosophy do not yet properly understand. The artists were asked to consider what is supernatural in their lives and how they reconcile the parts of human experience that are unexplainable and mysterious.

The artists are:

Truett Dietz (http://fetusmeatus.blogspot.com/)
Mike Germon (http://www.threeblindmikes.com/)
Jennifer Morris
Jim O'Donnell (http://jamesodonnellart.com/web.htm)
Sarah Shipman (http://www.sarahshipman.com/)
Caroline Worth

Friday, September 9, 2011

Trashwater Tee Breakout happening tomorrow

Trashwater has partnered with Fallen Arrows and several of Atlanta's finest artists including Joe Tsambiras, Ash Lethal, Travis Smith, Catlanta and many more tTrashwatero create a new line of tees. We're proud to host the launch event to help them raise money for future clean water initiatives.

The amazing Book Club and The Viking Progress will be performing live and Good Food Truck will be serving up Poodles and other delicious treats. One of their sponsors Pabst will be making sure we don't run out of PBR's. So, come out, see their new shirts, meet the artists, enjoy some fabulous music, food, and $2 PBR's and support Trashwater's efforts to provide innovative clean water solutions in developing nations.

Their tees are printed on American Apparel shirts and will be available for purchase online at trashwater.org after the event. All proceeds go to their work in Nicaragua and Egypt.

This will also be the last weekend to check out "Informaladies" by Emily Maxwell. We hope to see you there!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Tonight! "Informaladies" opens at 8pm


We're thrilled to be presenting Emily in a solo exhibit at MINT. Her support of and participation in past MINT events has been invaluable and we're honored to work with her again.

From the artist:

"As a body of work, Informaladies is, by-and-large, me-centric, addressing the specific comforts, fears, pleasures and questions I derive from everyday life. Weaving together bland observations, aspects of popular culture, family lore, and matters of personal health, Informaladies functions as a formerly private personal lexicon now laid bare. One may assume that by sharing my specific narrative I presume it to be exceptional. This is not the case. Rather, in exploring my own ordinariness and putting my concerns under the microscope, I hope to initiate a more general discussion about self-scrutiny and why we love what we love. While my interests and obsessions are my own, the need for them and the pleasure derived from them is perhaps something more universal. I don't claim to be the first person to have loved a song, to have wrestled with vice, or to have had an alarming dream. Instead, I seek to address these common themes in my own way, embrace the clich├ęs inherent to them, and personally invite the viewer to do the same."

The exhibit will run through Sunday, September 11th.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Fundraiser at WonderRoot - Saturday, July 30th

MINT has been a totally volunteer run organization for over 5 years. We've worked with more than 200 artists, hosted upwards of 60 exhibits and partnered with numerous organizations such as BurnAway, Flux Projects, and Young Blood Gallery and Boutique, and we've recently launched a mentorship program that will allow 3 emerging artists to develop their creative voices.

We've been lucky to garner immense support from so many members of the community but sometimes we need to raise just a little more cash.

So, we're busy gearing up for our annual fundraiser at the WonderRoot Community Art Center. As always, we've got art for sale via silent auction for the month of July. Then, on July 30th, we'll host musical performances from Shepherds, The N.E.C. and The Clap in addition to a photobooth.

All proceeds go towards organizational and programming expenses. We hope to see you there!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Art Through Resistance tonight!

Art Through Resistance is a group show curated and hosted by MINT and Georgia Students for Public Higher Education (GSPHE). Through this show, we hope to highlight the devastating effect of budget cuts on students, workers, immigrants, and artists that are sweeping our city, state and nation. It seems as though whenever there is economic turmoil, those that ...can afford it the least end up bearing the burden. But across the world, people are fighting back. Here in Atlanta there has been a constant struggle against the budget cuts, from students fighting against the direct attack on public education to artists resisting the defunding of arts program in our city.

Opening tonight from 7 to 11pm. Stop by, see the work and have a drink. See you soon!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Horrible Adorable opens tomorrow

Horrible Adorable, a joint exhibit from local artists Olive lynch and Travis Knowles, shows two approaches to dealing with the gap between truth and perception. Lynch, through a series of framed prints and installations, shows her views on the 'tumourous failure' of art to communicate intention: "Definitions and concepts compound upon themselves until they are so complex that they lose relevance to the audience-but still retain traces of the idea. I can only trace the outlines. But there is something mystical in the impenetrable: like darling, malformed, monstrous children."

Knowles uses contrastingly dark, and vibrantly colorful paintings, as well as large wooden sculptures to show these gaps through the lens of the supernatural. "Whether through ancient creation myth or modern day superstitions, humanity is constantly trying to explain gaps in knowledge and understanding with fantastical creatures and grandiose situations. I try to access the same humanity that caused our ancestors to name constellations after gods and create rituals in fear of angering local animal spirits. I assign Spirits to humerus bones and make colorful Mystic priests out of newborn babies."

Lynch, an Atlanta transplant, graduated from Georgia State in 2011 with a B.F.A in printmaking and currently works as a graphic artist. She uses a variety of mediums for this exhibit, but focuses on printmaking and painting. She has most recently exhibited in the Georgia State "Spring BFA Exhibition." More info can be found on her website (www.olivelynch.com)

Knowles studied at the Atlanta College of Art and graduated in 2006 with a degree in Painting. He currently freelances as a painter and artist and is active in the Atlanta music scene. More info can be found on his website (traviseldon.blogspot.com)

For a preview of the show, click here.