Posts Tagged ‘art’

Celebrate Local Artists at Ocean Market During a Special Opening Featuring the Work of Chris Strawbridge

November 4th, 2015 | Events | 0 Comments

Ocean Market, a Parisian-inspired bistro located in Downtown Atlanta, will host an opening for its Local Artist Series on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 during a special cocktail celebration for artist Chris Strawbridge from 7 to 9 p.m. Open to the public, guests are invited to mix and mingle with the featured artist as they sip on complimentary libations and enjoy bites created by Chef Shane McIntosh of Ocean Market and Ocean Catering Company while perusing Strawbridge’s work, which will also be available for purchase.  Co-owners Chef Shane and Sage Stewart rotate works from local artists of various mediums every few months. The event is free to attend and open to the public. For more information about the opening night reception visit www.Facebook.com/OceanMarketAtlanta.

The Atlanta-based artist has shown his artwork in multiple art galleries and festivals throughout Atlanta and his artwork hangs in commercial buildings, restaurants and in private collections. Enjoying a 30-year long career within architecture and interior design firms has influenced how Strawbridge’s incorporates line, form, space and composition. Working mostly in acrylics, grease crayon, and graphite on canvas, his art has been described as architectural, minimalistic, abstract, and sometimes even, whimsical.

Ocean Market is located at 489 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30308. For more information and please visit www.oceanmarketatl.com. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/oceanmarketatlanta and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/oceanmarketatl.

OCEAN MARKET CONTINUES ITS LOCAL ARISTS SERIES WITH ENCAUSTIC ARTIST PENNY TREESE

February 23rd, 2015 | Events | 0 Comments


Ocean Market, a Parisian-inspired bistro located in Downtown Atlanta, is excited to welcome the second installment of its local artist series, featuring work from Atlanta-based, encaustic artist Penny Treese.

Kicking off with an opening night event on Thursday, February 26, 2015, the evening will feature a live encaustic art demonstration by the artist from 7 to 9 p.m. As art-lovers peruse Treese’s work, which will also be available for purchase, they can enjoy complimentary cocktails and hors d’oeuvres created by Chef Shane McIntosh of Ocean Catering Company and Ocean Market.

Observing the way our culture treats aging as an evil to avoid, Treese’s technique begins with an out-of-focus photograph of a nude woman on thin paper. She distresses the image with water, wine, coffee, salt and cold—natural elements that age the human body. Finally, applying heat to layers of molten unbleached beeswax and vivid pigment, Treese creates a beauty and integrity from her “aged” work—ultimately answering the question “Are beauty and aging contradictions in terms” with an empathic and absolute No.

In a relatively short time, Treese has been accepted and won awards in a number of juried exhibitions including, most recently, winning Best of Show in a group show and competition at the Decatur Market and Gallery, juried by internationally renowned art critic Bill Arnett. In addition to the numerous private and public collections to display her work, Ocean Market is proud to be the latest host of Treese’s most recent collection. For more on Penny Treese, visit www. www.pennytreese.com.

Ocean Market Kicks Off Local Artist Series with Photographer Amy Simone

July 28th, 2014 | Events, News | 0 Comments

Ocean Market, a Parisian-inspired bistro located in Downtown Atlanta, will kickoff its Local Artist Series on Friday, August 1, 2014 during a champagne celebration for photographer Amy Simone from 6 to 9 p.m. Open to the public, guests are invited mix and mingle with the featured artist as they sip on complimentary champagne and enjoy bites created by Chef Shane McIntosh of Ocean Market while perusing Amy’s work, which will also be available for purchase.  Co-owners Chef Shane and Sage Stewart will rotate works from local artists of various mediums every few months. For more information about the opening night reception visit, www.Facebook.com/OceanMarketAtlanta.

“The majority of my photographs depict energy that has been imprinted onto objects – a snapshot of words, emotions and actions that have been left behind.  Some are echoes of past grandeur that provoke a visual nostalgia. Others are vignettes of a suspended moment in time,” says Amy while discussing her work.

A self-taught Atlanta based photographer, Amy balances medicine and art on a daily basis.  She is a proud employee of Emory Healthcare and loves exploring the world through her patients and her lens.  Photography and ballet have been lifelong interests, which she has always studied alongside science and medicine.  Her favorite subject matter includes defunct objects and structures that embody the energy of the people who have touched them – her photography is an attempt to tell a moment of their story.  For information about Amy Simone and her photography, visit www.amysimonephotography.com.

Ocean Market is located at 489 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, Georgia, 30308 and is open for lunch Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  For more information and please visit www.oceanmarketatl.com. Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/oceanmarketatlanta and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/oceanmarketatl.

CALLING ALL EMERGING ARTISTS FOR THE OLD FOURTH WARD ARTS FESTIVAL

June 11th, 2014 | News | 0 Comments

Calling all emerging artists! The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces (AFFPS) and Binders Art Supplies & Frames are excited to announce the launch of the “Emerging Artists” program. Making its debut at the Old Fourth Ward Arts Festival on June 28 and 29, 2014, the program aims to support new artists and artisans that have never previously exhibited outside of the classroom or studio by providing the opportunity for them to participate in a juried outdoor art festival.

“AFFPS and Binders strongly support the arts and especially the development of new talent.  We recognize the challenges new artists face when developing a body of work and finding exhibition opportunities.  Participating in a juried outdoor art festival can be viewed as a ‘rite of passage’ among new artists who wish to introduce their work in an unbiased public setting,” explains Patrick Dennis, Executive Director of the AFFPS.

Artists eager to participate are encouraged to apply through the AFFPS by completing a one-page application and submitting photos of their artwork. A reduced rate opportunity for artists to participate in a juried outdoor art festival, AFFPS and Binders will provide basic display tools including the tented pavilion, tables and/or easels.  The application fee is $25, in addition to a booth fee of $75.  Participating artists will retain all proceeds from sales during the event. The deadline to submit applications is this Friday, June 13, 2014. For more information, or to submit an application, visit www.oldfourthwardparkartsfestival.com.

THIRD ANNUAL PEACHTREE HILLS FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS THIS WEEKEND

May 29th, 2014 | Events | 0 Comments

The Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces will celebrate the Third Annual Peachtree Hills Festival of the Arts this weekend on Saturday, May 31 and June 1 in Atlanta, Georgia. The two-day festival will bring 125 artists to the shady, tree-lined neighborhood along with live acoustic music, delicious local food and drinks, a new children’s area and much more.  The event is open to all ages and is free to attend; pets are welcome.

Held in and around the Peachtree Hills Park & Recreation Center, festival goers can are invited to enjoy live entertainment while they pursue the carefully selected line-up of fine artists and crafters.  This year’s featured performers include: Mary Kate Farmer, Nena Dubois, Caryn Womack, Brandon Gunter, Destitute Way, Madison Shea, Rachel Wiggins, Sarah Mootz, Laughlin, Sara Barbara, BJ Wilbanks.

Festival goers can also explore local food and beverage concessions and gourmet food trucks such as Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q, Mobile Marlay, Texas Tacos, A Movable Feast, the King of Pops, Roly Poly, the Bubble Tea food Truck and more.  Beer and wine will be available for purchase at several locations throughout the festival. Revenue from on-site beverage sales will be benefit the Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces scholarship program.  Visit www.peachtreehillsfestival.com for more information.  Stay connected on Facebook at www.facebook.com/PeachtreeHillsFestival.