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.

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 (

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 (

For a preview of the show, click here.