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open improv: Gravity and Grace February 5, 2009
9:00PM - - -
Gravity adn Grace

lodged between two poles
falling from? to?
between the downbeat and the uptick
tick stuck in throat, screaming to float out mouth
down south ya'll
beat down struck up to float free
between the hardwired downpull
to out there, there,
impaled by gravity
bled to grace-full
of blast

Eyedrum's long-running Open Improv night occurs on the first Thursday of every month -- our monthly gathering for instrumentalists and improvisers of all stripes. Bring your instrument! Hosted by the indefatigable Robert Cheatham.

WPBA 30, Atlanta's PBS station, did a bit about Eyedrum's Improv Night a couple years ago for their "This Is Atlanta" show. Click for their description and the video itself (Windows Media, 2m40s).

NO REGULAR GALLERY HOURS today February 6, 2009
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free

THRIFT STORE! February 7, 2009
8:30AM - 6:00PM
Price:  $1/per square foot to sell

Saturday Feb 7th 8:30am - 6:00pm
Sunday Feb 8th 11:00am - 4:00pm

BUY OR SELL yr stuff!
or just hang out WITH OUR JUNK, bring an instrument, even. . . .

Satchel Mellon will perform live acoustic guitar . . .

Contact ktauches@earthlink.net for more information.

NO REGULAR GALLERY HOURS today February 7, 2009
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free

THRIFT STORE! February 8, 2009
11:00AM - 4:00PM
Price:  $1/per square foot to sell

Saturday Feb 7th 8:30am - 6:00pm
Sunday Feb 8th 11:00am - 4:00pm

BUY OR SELL yr stuff!
or just hang out WITH OUR JUNK, bring an instrument, even. . . .

Satchel Mellon will perform live acoustic guitar . . .

Contact ktauches@earthlink.net for more information.

NO REGULAR GALLERY HOURS today February 8, 2009
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free

private February 10, 2009

art install February 13, 2009
9:00AM - 11:00PM

NO REGULAR GALLERY HOURS today February 13, 2009
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free

NO REGULAR GALLERY HOURS today February 14, 2009
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free

Coeur Brise February 14, 2009
8:00PM - - -
Price:  FREE


The Anti Valentine's Day art show!

Exhibiting artists include:

Ben Goldman
Kenny Holland
Maxwell Sebastian
Sam Parker
Jess Hinshaw
Jessica Elaine Blinkhorn
Alexander Welton Clark
Sarah Daly
and more to come...

NO REGULAR GALLERY HOURS today February 15, 2009
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free

Post Freedumb Inc. February 16, 2009
10:00PM - - -
drums like machine guns

head molt

baylies band

the suicide magnets

tree creature


illegal beard

more tba...

16 minute sets. bam bam bam!

bands like dollars, so bring those.

The Marriage Project February 17, 2009
7:30PM - 10:00PM
Price:  Free
The Marriage Project

Bring your wedding stories
Bring your stories of not being allowed to marry
Bring your curiosity

Beacon Dance is developing a performance: see the title above.

We will gather stories, eat butter mints and Jordan Almonds and wedding cake as we gather and create material for the performance that will take place in June.

art clean February 18, 2009
7:00PM - 9:00PM

NO REGULAR GALLERY HOURS today February 20, 2009
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free

NO REGULAR GALLERY HOURS today February 21, 2009
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free

Volunteer Day: Painting and Spring Cleaning February 22, 2009
11:00AM - 5:00PM
If you have been interested in volunteering at Eyedrum, today is the day to come out and help us paint and clean the space.

Get to know board members, get to know Eyedrum and help us spring clean our space.

Bring your brooms, vacuums, paint rollers and help this volunteer run space get a pre-spring spring cleaning!

NO REGULAR GALLERY HOURS today February 22, 2009
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free

art clean February 25, 2009
12:00PM - 5:00PM

NO REGULAR GALLERY HOURS today February 27, 2009
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free

Film Love: The Fierce Urgency of Now February 27, 2009
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $5
Frequent Small Meals presents
The Fierce Urgency of Now
Part 3 of Civil Rights on Film

curated by Andy Ditzler

A program of rare short films capturing the difficulties, urgency and hopes of the Civil Rights movement and its leaders

"richer and more complex glimpses of the civil rights era than we get from history books" -- Curt Holman, Creative Loafing

Read Creative Loafing's cover story about Civil Rights on Film

still from NOW! by Santiago Alvarez

Black Power, White Backlash (excerpt) (CBS-TV, 1966) 15 min., color, shown on DVD
Perfect Film (Ken Jacobs, 1986) 22 min., b&w, 16mm
Malcolm X: Nationalist or Humanist? (Madeline Anderson, 1968) 14 min., b&w, shown on VHS
NOW! (Santiago Alvarez, 1965) 6 min., b&w, shown on DVD
I Have a Dream (speech by Martin Luther King, Jr., Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC, August 18, 1963)
Phyllis and Terry (Eugene and Carole Marner, 1964) 36 min., b&w, 16mm

A group of rare films from the 1960s, from a wide range of media sources, capture the difficulties, urgency, and hopes of the Civil Rights movement and its leaders. A network TV special (Black Power, White Backlash) gives a glimpse of mainstream media coverage of the tensions between Martin Luther King Jr. and the Black Power movement, and a film on Malcolm X (Nationalist or Humanist?) is shown as an example of the first Black-produced network TV show. Two films consist entirely of images taken from the media – one by a noted avant-gardist who simply left the raw footage alone to speak for itself (Perfect Film), and another by a master propagandist who edits for maximum emotional effect (NOW!). Martin Luther King Jr.'s legendary speech "I Have a Dream" is seen here in its entirety as it appeared live on television screens in 1963. The second part of the program is a little-seen documentary gem about two teenage girls on New York’s Lower East Side (Phyllis and Terry), made by independent filmmakers in 1965.

THE FIERCE URGENCY OF NOW is part 3 of CIVIL RIGHTS ON FILM, a four-part series of rare films on African-American life, 1941-1968. The programs take place from February 20 to 28, 2009, at the Atlanta Cyclorama, Eyedrum, and Emory University. For complete program details, visit the website or download the pdf schedule (300 KB).

CIVIL RIGHTS ON FILM is a Film Love event. The Film Love series provides access to rare but important films, and seeks to increase awareness of the rich history of experimental and avant-garde film. The series is curated and hosted by Andy Ditzler for Frequent Small Meals. Film Love was voted Best Film Series in Atlanta by the critics of Creative Loafing in 2006.

Classes at Eyedrum: Please look at description February 28, 2009
1:00PM - 6:30PM
Price:  varies
Ninja Puppet Productions Workshops
These workshops are designed to give the participates an academic and hands on overview of
both the performance and building aspects of the puppet. We will be covering on several different
styles of puppetry that are the basic backbone of all forms. These workshops will take a hands on
approach to some of the endless avenues that puppetry can take. Each participate will have the
opportunity to create and design their own puppet in class that will evolved throughout the
Some of the topics that the workshops will cover will include:
Writing for Puppetry (visual vs verbal)
Basic building (what a puppet needs to move)
Basic Performance skills (Capturing the illusion of life)
Puppetry for Video (exploring the option of digital media)
Life of a Puppeteer (practical options for a professional puppeteer)
Putting a show together (bringing it all together and performance options in Atlanta)

Saturdays, 1-3pm
Feb 28th and March 7th
Rate - $60 +$20 materials fee

Creating your Digital Portfolio is a class for artists that need to get their portfolios online. We will discuss successful website design, the specific needs of each participant, how to acquire a domain name, proper photographing and documentation of artwork, grouping of images to create the strongest portfolios and how to write a résumé and artist statement. We will also research and find different website creation routes and ultimately choose the tools that work best for each artist. The goal is for each student to have a functioning professional artist portfolio website by the end of the session.
February 28th - April 18th
Saturdays, 4PM-6PM
Rate - $120/$15 per class
Materials List:
computer and digital camera

NO REGULAR GALLERY HOURS today February 28, 2009
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free

Small Change screening/Oicho kabu/Big&Tall February 28, 2009
9:00PM - - -
Experimental films and videos and music videos from PHILADELPHIA

Fantastical deteriorating video narratives, metaphysical workout videos, music videos, Wu-Tang, TGIF nostalgia, and experimental animations and documentaries by Philadelphia artists including Ryan Trecartin, Sarah Christman, Dave Dunn, Ted Passon, Andrew Jeffrey Wright, Chris Ward, and Michael Robinson.

The Small Change film screening series has spent the last four and half years bringing the best experimental work from around the world to Philadelphia and now is hitting the road to bring the best experimental work of Philadelphia to the rest of the world.

Oicho Kabu

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