Monday, December 6, 2010
We've got a little write up in the GSU newspaper here.
This Friday we're hosting the FORM 2010 Release Party for WE Design. It's free and open to the public and will include a gallery featuring the work of FORM: 2010 artists, a cover design competition and a used book sale to benefit WE Design Atlanta and MINT. Softcover copies of FORM: 2010 will also be available for sale.
After that, we'll be taking some time off to recuperate and enjoy the holidays. We'll see you again in January!
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
We've got the 5th Annual Postcard Pinup Show happening on Friday and it will also be a celebration of our move. We'll start the night at 8pm with an informal procession/parade from MINT Classic to New MINT. Our new address is:
145B Sampson Street
Atlanta, GA 30312
Then the party will go on until we say it's time to go home or until someone pukes on the couch in the office.
See you soon!
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Yep, we're moving. We like to call the new space "MINT 2: A Royal Engagement".
Come hear Lille, The Shepherds, Living Rooms and a lullaby set from Andre and Ryan of Book of Colors.
Refreshments provided by Asahi.
Say goodbye and wish us well on our move. We love you all.
Saturday, November 20, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
We're gearing up for the big move to the new space in December so we've planned a last few events to bid a proper farewell to the current space.
First, is our yART Sale on November 20th and 21st to get rid of all the art and random items we've accumulated over the years. If you're an artist who's left work here at some point, please come grab your work before then! Otherwise, it will be sold and all proceeds will go to facilitate our move. On the 20th, the sale will be at:
1118 Colquitt Ave NE
Atlanta, GA 30307
And on the 21st it will be at the gallery:
684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave, Unit B
Atlanta, GA 30312
Second, we've got a big closing party planned for November 27th. We'll have music from Lille and Living Rooms, a lullaby set from Book of Colors along with refreshments from Asahi.
Then, on December 3rd, we'll have our first opening in the new space! It will be our 5th Annual Postcard Pinup Show and everyone is invited to participate. This event is a great, low pressure way to get artwork in front of the MINT staff. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for submission info.
Friday, November 5, 2010
The show is an exploration of the evolution of the relationship between humanity and technology. The work presented in this exhibition seeks to explore the inherently fleeting nature of being human and how human beings cope both physically and psychologically with the rapidly expanding influence and permanence of digital technology wit...hin modern human civilization. Itʼs an exploration of how the human mind negotiates the massive proliferation of information in a visually-driven, post-literate age.
The name for the show “BOOLESH1T” was inspired by George Boole, creator of Boolean arithmetic. Boolean arithmetic is a mathematical system which precipitated the development of Boolean logic, a system used in electronics that spawned the creation of virtually every digital device and website on the Internet. The Internet has gone from being a source of information and social interaction to becoming a source of, well, a lot of superfluous... “SH1T”. BOOLESH1T is ultimately a visual investigation that seeks to answer questions like “How can we as human beings continue to lead meaningful, fulfilling existences in a world that is inevitably hurtling toward complete digital automation?”
“How has this overflow of information provided by the Internet affected the ways that we think and interact with others?”
”Are we becoming less compassionate?”
”Are we growing less aware of our physical selves and our surroundings?”
The gallery space will be transformed into an interactive physical and visual manifestation of the artistʼs interpretation of the Internet. The show will feature traditional photographic prints as well as photo-based installations and mixed media works.
For more information, visit here.
Friday, October 29, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
“The new space is a bit more manageable and a step in the direction of a traditional gallery. It also offers more outdoor flexibility and is even more accessible to the Beltline,” says Gallery Manager Mike Germon. The relocation will allow for a more secluded event space and a more diverse spectrum of programming while remaining in the same, creative Old 4th Ward neighborhood.
The final exhibit in the current space will be “BOOLESH1T” from Nikita Gale, opening on November 6th. There is a closing party for the exhibit and the space scheduled for November 27th. It will feature refreshments and music from local bands; the lineup and other information will be announced at a later date. The first exhibit in the new space will be MINT’s 5th Annual Postcard Pinup Show on December 3rd, a non-curated exhibit open to all creatives.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Accolades for "The Chronicles of Follicles"(aka the Man-Beard photo project):
The overall series received an Honorable Mention in the 2009 International Photography Awards (out of 18,000 submissions worldwide).
"The Cult Leader" photo received a top Nominee title in the 4th Annual Photography Masters Cup Color Awards (another international competition).
P.S. The piece won in the "Nude Category".
Please join us for a fun night of community, networking, and some "Dorn-Good" art!
"You cannot grow a beard in a moment of passion." G. K. Chesterton
"Of the seven dwarves only Dopey had a shaven face This should tell us something about the custom of shaving." Tom Robbins"
"Kissing a man with a beard is a lot like going to a picnic. You don't mind going through a little bush to get there!" Minnie Pearl
"He that hath a beard is more than a youth, and he that hath no beard is less than a man." William Shakespeare
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Posters, T-shirts, paintings, drawings, 3D creations, jewelry, engravings, and more.
One night only! Don't miss it.
Saturday, September 25, 2010
WHAM will feature a summer-themed art gallery curated by yours truly and live performances from Tracer Metula, Eclectic Roots Ensemble, Pyramidal Prisms, The King Congregation and DJs Tom and Rusty from Noni’s “Common Sense/Nonsense” Saturday night dance parties.
We will have plenty of yummy treats courtesy of The Good Food Truck, the Sugar Dolls and our very own corn on the cob bar. Feel free to knock down a cold one thanks to Asahi! If that weren’t enough, we’ve got a pool tournament, beer pong competition, water balloon dodgeball, 80’s costume contest and much more, with awesome prizes for the winners!
We would like to extend a heartfelt and huge thank you to the following organizations for their generosity and support!
The Goat Farm, Asahi Beer USA, SOHO Office-Atlanta, Octane Coffee Westside, Salon Red Candler Park, Hop City Craft Beer and Wine, YoungBlood Gallery, WonderRoot, Urban Pl8, Creative Loafing Atlanta and BurnAway.org and Dashboard Co-Op.
This event is $5 and is open to 18+, we can’t wait to see everyone!
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Thanks to all the readers who voted and the wonderful staff at CL for putting it all together. Come celebrate with us at The Goat Farm this Saturday!
Looking forward to a great 2011.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
We're open tonight to take submissions for WHAM (Wet Hot American Mixer) happening this coming Saturday. Stop by between 6 and 8 to drop off your work or to see the Dreamer Boy Dan exhibit and have a beer.
WHAM will feature music from local bands and DJs, games, a corn on the cob bar, street food vendors and more! Doors are at 5pm at the Goat Farm.
We'll see you soon!
Sunday, September 19, 2010
We're open today from 3 to 6 if you'd like to drop off artwork for the Wet Hot American Mixer party happening next Saturday at the Goat Farm. If you can't make it today, do not fear! We'll also be open on Wednesday evening from 6 to 8pm.
If you purchased anything from our last couple of events (Nevermind the Lines, Dreamer Boy Dan, our fundraiser at WonderRoot) you can grab that stuff today as well.
We've been having lots of meetings with different art folks (and Terry Gilliam) and we've got some exciting plans for the coming year. If you've got an exhibit in mind that you'd like to have at the gallery, send Mike (the gallery manager) an email at email@example.com.
If you have a chance tonight, stop by Convergent Frequencies (a pop up gallery put together by i45) happening right around the corner. I (Erica) had a chance to see it last night and you really shouldn't miss it.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
- assisting the gallery manager with installing and uninstalling exhibits
- potential curatorial opportunities at our gallery and partner venues
- marketing, outreach and grantseeking
- working with our in house record label to book music events, etc.
- doing gallery hours, assisting with events, etc.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
MINT/WE Design will be receiving 50% of art sales. Please label the back of your artwork with your name, contact info (phone number and e-mail), and price.
All artwork should be dropped-off at MINT on Sunday, September 19th between 3 and 6pm or on Wednesday, September 22nd between 6 and 8pm. If neither of those times work, please call (404) 946-8982 to set up a time for your drop off.
For Googling references, MINT’s address is:
684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave, Unit B, Atlanta, GA, 30312
If you have any further questions or comments, feel free to contact Mike Germon (MINT’s Gallery Manager) at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call.
The party will also feature games, music, a corn on the cob bar, and more! We're expecting at least 300 attendees so this is a great way to get your name out to a large group of people.
We look forward to seeing your work!
Friday, August 27, 2010
An exhibition of paintings and a live performance by the ten member band opens August 27th.
In the spirit Grimm's Fairy Tales, insomnia, and the collective unconscious Dreamer Boy Dan is a gothic fairy tale swirling through a parade of original chimera and contemporary nightmares.
Creators Nic*Rad and Brock Scott began working together while Rad attended the Savannah College of Art and Design, and Scott studied at SCAD Atlanta-- the duo enlisted ten eerily talented musicians to help complete the vision.
The show will be up through September 19. The team hopes to continue with the Dreamer Boy Dan series of nightmares until someone wakes them up, semi violently.
Learn more here.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Attendees will have the opportunity to network, learn about a cross section of visual and performing arts groups, discover new cultural offerings and learn how they can support their local artists as well as metro Atlanta creative industries through volunteerism and active participation. In addition to these opportunities, there will also be a panel discussion, curated by Jeremy Abernathy of BURNAWAY focusing on the topic of “Art and the Public Sphere”.
Participants include: BURNAWAY, MINT, WonderRoot, ThoughtMarker, Beep Beep Gallery, YoungBlood Gallery and Boutique, Kibbee Gallery, Eyedrum, B-Complex, The Photographer's Print Studio, Plaza Theatre, Relapse Theatre, PushPush Theater, Out of Hand Theater, Twinhead Theatre, ASIFA-Atlanta, WE Design, Wren's Nest, i45, Westside Arts District, MondoHomo, SAAS, Dashboard Co-Op, Purge ATL, The Avant Guardian, Picaflor Studios, Railroad Earth, Atlanta Printmaker’s Studio
Sponsors include: SOHO Office-Printing Dunwoody, Bang! Arts Management and Promotions, PBR, Lotus Cleanse
Doors at 6pm, FREE and open to the public.
We'll see you there!
Monday, July 19, 2010
Music from The Back Pockets, Roman Photos, Social Studies, Buffalo Bangers, and Muleskinner MacQueen
Vintage clothing from PonyUp!
A Magical Merlin Polaroid Photobooth
and of course, artwork from Sam Parker, Jason Travis, Harold McNaron, Nikita Gale and more! Art will be sold via silent auction throughout the month of July and the winners can take home their pieces during the closing party on the 24th.
Help MINT keep doin' it's thang for the rest of 2010. We love you guys!
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Featuring work created by some of America's finest citizens: Tindel and Michi, Sam Parker, Stephanie Dowda and John Paul Floyd, Brandon Crawford, Bethany Collins, Teresa Bramlette Reeves, Ashley Anderson, Jessica Scott Felder, Mike Germon,Brandi Supra, Erin Bassett, Jim O'Donnell, Chris Walter, Katy Malone, Andrew Cho, InKyong Chun, Katie Coleman, James McConnell, Paul Rodecker, Claire Paul, Bean Summer, Baxter Crane, Preston Snyder, Jessica Orlowski, Don Robson, Travis Smith, Andrea Sanders, Jimmy Alvarez, Marcy Starz, Kelly O'Brien, Beau Torres, Edward Smucgyz, Edie Gonzales, Nikki Grote, Jessica Miller, Mike Devine, Egg Tooth, Ben Goldman and many many more.
Opens at 7, goes late. See you there!
Saturday, June 26, 2010
We are very excited to be hosting a benefit for the Living Walls Conference that is happening August 13th-15th. The conference is focused on street art and its role in engaging public space. The organizers have invited a whole slew of accomplished artists who are very ready to participate. They just need a little cash to make it all happen. So, you should come out tonight, have a drink, bid on some art, buy a raffle ticket and have a good ole time. Doors open at 7 pm and we aren't going home til we've raised a million dollars. See you there!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
We were so very sad to see Loren (aka Southern Dropout) move back to NYC but we're excited to welcome PonyUp! to MINT. Pony Up! is a vintage clothing business that began as an outlet for two best friends' (Marji and Jacqueline) passion for style, travel, and vintage threads. They offer unique, superior, quality vintage clothing and feature a selection of international vintage.
The sale this weekend will feature:
Great vintage clothing! (international vintage and other fly things.)
Sounds provided by DJ Zano
Seductive Sangria and ice cream cupcakes- delicously sweet!
Alright y'all Pony Up!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Friday, June 11, 2010
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Instead of our regular 3 to 6 hours today, we'll be open from 8 to 11 for a Beltline Party After Party. Stop by and see "Solid Gold" by the Cheap Paper Collective, have a drink and check out the art on the Beltline (from the Paper Twins) right outside our door!
We look forward to seeing you there!
Friday, June 4, 2010
This year's event features affordable art by local emerging artists, music by some of Atlanta's most compelling musical acts, a full craft market, and some fellow arts organizations!
Bands include Carnivores, Thy Mighty Contract, Abby Go Go, El Fossil, Mermaids, Lindsay Appel, Buffalo Bangers, Mule Skinner MacQueen, and the Black and White District.
Saturday June 5th
10:00am - 7:00pm
Druid Hills Baptist Church (Corner of Ponce and Highland)
1085 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30306
The MINT table will have new t shirts designed by Emily Maxwell and will feature art from Sam Parker, Jason Travis, Chris Diamond, Matthew Manning, Sean Fahie, Nikita Gale, and more!
Instead of being open our normal Saturday hours, we'll be at the festival.
Come meet Mike and Erica and some of the interns!
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
From member Larissa Erin Greer:
"Just a few short months after our initial exhibition, The New Alchemy, the collective is busily preparing for our second collaborative show: Solid Gold. The goal of our first exhibition was to show how the work of individual artists could coexist within a side-by-side grouping of multifunctional interdisciplinary works. Our upcoming show is focused on the idea that the same group of individuals can shift that energy to collaborate on a singular interdisciplinary installation.
The formation of our group was a direct reaction to a rough economic climate – we worked together to support one another amidst shrinking art budgets, loss of employment, rising supply costs, and a local art community that was shuttering gallery doors and cutting creative jobs left and right. We were forced to bring our artistic practices down to the very essence of what we wanted to share with others, which brought up a discussion littered with ideas of worth and value, failed systems of commerce and patronage, and everyday people starving for some kind of positive mental stimulation to inspire them through hard times.
The installation itself is an explosion of paper, sound, performance and new media. The opening and closing receptions are essentially giant “happenings,” with the participating artists on hand for performances, the creation of on-the-spot original commissioned works and plenty of patron-to-artist dialogue. We are providing art, but also an intriguing, all-encompassing experience.
Cheap Paper is: Emma Adair, Katie Coleman, Patrick Davis, Jane Garver, Robin Gillis, Larissa Erin Greer, Joe Karg, Kelly McKernan, Meriam Salem, Geoffrey Smith, and Amy Yochum
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Walk to Run Records has a great line up for tomorrow's music night. Just a reminder to you, doors open at 8:30 and music starts at 9pm. Also, there is a cover charge of only $4. That's super cheap for 3 awesome bands!
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Friday, April 16, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Opening Saturday April 17th 8-11pm
Eric Weber visits us again with a sequel to his highly successful and entertaining "We Are Going to Eat You" show that debuted in 2009.
Weber is curating this eclectic show featuring all new artwork from local Atlanta artists, as well as artists from all over the country. Each piece is inspired by the world of cult cinema, either a genre or a specific film. So it's certain that there will be some unusual things hanging on our walls, and we can't wait for you guys to see.
Here's the Facebook event so you can RSVP. We hope to see you there!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Opening this Saturday 27th 8-11pm
A photography show presented by 4th ward heroes featuring photographic work by Atlanta artists ranging in subject matter and style. Music will be provided by Baron Saturday of Judi Chicago. Celebrate Spring and party with us!
Check out the Facebook event for more details and RSVP.