We are merging Contemporary Cocktails with Contemporary Kids to bring you Contemporary Kids (At Heart) -- A free and interactive adult coloring workshop that encourages adults to get back to the basics. A contemporary look at coloring inside and outside of the lines.
Presented by Color ATL, workshop led by Geinene Carson and Angela Davis Johnson.
Color ATL, Atlanta's adult coloring book, combines the power of creative activity with the thriving art culture of Atlanta to benefit those in difficult circumstances. Not only does ColorATL offer a deeper, more interactive look into Atlanta's artists, but they believe creative activity has the ability to decrease stress, anxiety, and despair - and cultivate peace, joy, and hope. ColorATL strives to unify our city through creativity by workshops, events, and through our 1:1 model - for every book sold, one is given to a person facing hardship at local partnering organizations. William Massey, Amber Guinn, and Connor Dwyer began organizing this project in Spring of 2016 and released ColorATL Volume 1 in October.
Geinene Carson is a mixed media artist based in Atlanta, Georgia. Art not only gives Carson joy, but keeps her centered, creating white space needed within the chaos of life to listen, explore, and discover. Expressionistic in nature, her artwork embodies a personal intersection of art, faith, and life. Carson is intrigued with the beautiful complexity of our minds and the transformative power of neurogenisis, proving there is hope for the places in our minds yet untapped or in need of restoration.
Angela Davis Johnson, informed by the wisdom of the matriarchs in her family, creates paintings, sculptures, installations, and ritual performances to examine and archive the technologies of black folks. Merging art into a contemplative practice she embodies Live Dreaming - a process of deep listening, imagining, constructing, and recording personal + community ancestry. She generates experiential spaces to bring personal and communal healing around poverty, displacement, and state sanctioned violence. Co -creator of the Hollerin Space, an ongoing experimental healing installation, Davis Johnson has performed in several states in the regional south. Her works can be seen in galleries, museums, and private collections throughout the United States. When she is not traveling, the mother of two, lives and holds space in Atlanta, GA.