President Dwight Eisenhower, poet e.e. cummings and singer Usher were all born on October 14, the same date on which pilot Charles Yeager broke the sound barrier in 1947.
In Atlanta, this October 14 will be remembered as the day when art aficionados were spoiled for choice: six artist talks in one three-hour period. Credit Atlanta Celebrates Photography in large measure for this harmonic convergence. but the fact is that we’re growing.
Here are the scheduled talks, in no particular order. If I left any out, please send us a line.
Maggie Taylor (that’s her work at left) and Jerry Uelsmann, both photographers of the fantastic, will discuss their work, on view at the Art Institute of Atlanta and the AIA-Decatur. 7-9 p.m., Robert C. Williams Paper Museum.
“Photography & the Shoah: A Lecture by Jason Francisco.” A historical overview that will also consider the perils and the necessities of undertaking remembrance of atrocity through photographs, on the occasion of “Testaments of the Heart” in the Visual Arts Gallery. 7 p.m., Emory University Visual Arts Building, Room 145.
James Victore (that’s his work at left), graphic designer extraordinaire, will sign his new book, “Victore or, Who Died and Made You Boss,” at 6 p.m. and will speak at 7. A cheeky guy; bound to be interesting. Portfolio Center.
Fahamu Pecou, Atlanta painter and performance artist, will discuss recent work. 6-8 p.m., CAU Art Gallery, Trevor Arnett Hall, Clark Atlanta University.
Photographer Phillip Spears will speak about architectural photography, on the opening of “Envisioning Breuer.” 6 p.m., Atlanta-Fulton Public Library downtown.
Steven Charny, senior art director of “Rolling Stone” magazine, will discuss his path from illustrator to art director, as well as the magazine’s artistic process, from concept sketches to final art. 7 p.m., SCAD Events Space.