News briefs: Flux Night, BeepBeep Gallery, C4 Atlanta and Governor’s Awards

NEWS-BRIEFS

Stymied by the rainy weather, Flux Projects plans to try again. It will mount Flux Night 2015: Dream on November 7. All 12 original projects planned for October 3 will be on view.

Mark Bashore and James O'Connell relaxing in front of their gallery.
Mark Basehore and James O’Connell in front of their gallery.

BeepBeep Gallery, the scrappy storefront space in Midtown, is closing. It’s been a labor of love for owners James O’Connell and Mark Basehore, but after nine years their energy and attention had dwindled, and they felt it was time to let the next generation of DIY gallerists take over.

The gallery with close in December with a retrospective, including work by many of the artists who showed there and a history of the gallery. O’Connell and Basehore have created an archive of images from its exhibitions.

C4 Atlanta, a nonprofit incubator for artists and arts organizations, has selected 14 local artists to help pilot Hatch, a new program designed for artists working in community. They are Michael Jones, Angela Davis Johnson, Jessica Caldas, Orion Crook, Danielle Deadwyler, Nick Madden, William Massey, Charmaine Minniefield, Lauren Pallotta, Sheila Pree Bright, Kris Pilcher, Scottie Rowell, Hez Stalcup and Shannon Willow.

Funded by a $100,000 grant from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Hatch will teach the legal, financial and “soft” skills necessary to effectively lead community-based art projects. “The first round of artists represent an artistically diverse pool of professionals who are already participating in community-based art,” said Jessyca Holland, C4 Atlanta’s executive director. “Their input will help us shape the program so it fits the needs and wants of the working artist interested in working in community.”

The 2015 Governor’s Award for the Arts and Humanities honors 13 Georgians who have made significant contributions to Georgia’s civic and cultural vitality. The metro Atlanta recipients include Susan Booth, artistic director of the Alliance Theatre; actress Brenda Bynum; visual artist Joyce Perdue-Smith and Mausiki Scales, musical director and keyboardist for Common Ground Collective and a professor in African-American Studies at Georgia State University. The awards are presented in partnership with Georgia Council for the Arts and Georgia Humanities.

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