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open improv: Communication Breakdown May 1, 2008
9:00PM - - -
Price:  free
Communication Breakdown

NO GALLERY HOURS today May 2, 2008

Please join us Saturday, May 3, for the opening receptions of our new art exhibits.

NO REGULAR GALLERY HOURS today May 3, 2008
12:00PM - - -
Please join us tonight from 6-8PM for Seaberg Multimania in the Small Gallery and 7-11PM for the opening reception of Oliver Smith's exhibit Absence of Need in Gallery 2 and Curtis McHardy photography in Gallery 1.

Small Gallery opening: Seaberg Multimania May 3, 2008
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free
Seaberg Multimania: Photos by Jeff Thies, including The Lineup, The Last Mime Supper, Santa's Visit, At The Big House, plus T-shirts, printed poems and more. All parts played by Ronnog and Steve Seaberg. Steve Seaberg creates an entire cast of characters, prisoners, crippled war veterans, cockroaches, terrorists, shriners and mimes.

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Through May 24

Curtis McHardy Photography May 3, 2008
7:00PM - 11:00PM
Price:  Free
ROOTS and CULTURE, an exhibit of photography by Curtis McHardy

Opening May 3rd

Closing reception Sat June 14th 7pm-11pm


"In 1999, I returned to Trinidad and Tobago to live a fantasy most people only dream of – life on a Caribbean island close to the ocean and free from the trappings of a cosmopolitan lifestyle.

After a years of absorbing the cultural rhythm of island life, I felt very inspired to pick up my camera. For some unknown reason, an overwhelming compulsion came over me to photograph the roots of trees. I became fascinated with the visual characteristics of the tree roots and the way in which they function. This became the foundation for this extraordinary photographic journey.

I spent the next two years traveling between the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Photographing the cultural and spiritual parallels between nature and humanity by the juxtaposition of hair worn in locks and the organic structure of tree roots.

This body of work grew out of my spiritual journey towards a greater consciousness about God’s manifestation in nature. Roots and Culture explores the spiritual parallel between nature and humanity as it pertains to hair worn in locks. The spiritual parallel between hair in locks and tree roots became clear to me when I was able to grasp the simple expression, “One Love,” and its use within the Rastafarian culture to acknowledge Jah, an abbreviation of Jehovah.

Before photographing the roots of each tree, I asked the tree’s permission, and asked to be led to its most beautiful roots. I believe there is a strong spirituality in nature. If you respect and embrace it, a reciprocal reflection of this spiritual energy is returned.

As part of my discovery of these images, I now exist within a harmonious balance of knowing that all things physical and spiritual are connected and are part of one divine consciousness. I hope that it will increase awareness and understanding about the relationship, we all share with nature on a physical and spiritual level.

This photographic body of work was produced over a two-year period on the twin islands of Trinidad and Tobago. Mr. McHardy visually explores the spiritual and cultural parallels between nature and humanity by the juxtaposition of hair worn in locks and the organic structure of tree roots found in nature.

If you would like to know more about Roots and Culture, I’d be happy to answer any questions you have at curtismchardy@aol.com .
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for more information visit:
www.curtismchardyfineart.com

Opening: Oliver Smith Photography May 3, 2008
7:00PM - 11:00PM
Price:  Free
In Gallery 2:
Photography by Oliver Smith

Absence of Need:Images of Urban Abandon

A business moves to a more profitable location. Logos and other identifying signs are removed but the architecture is instantly recognizable. A car dealership suddenly fails leaving behind acres of asphalt and empty showrooms. Remnants of a former need, these structures are now useless or impractical. The images presented are not historic sites or famous landmarks. They were built to serve a commercial purpose and are are altogether disposable. Still you drive by and think, wasn’t a muffler shop there, or a Shoney’s? Place and memory are connected. Even if it was a fast food restaurant you remember. These empty sites are part of an interior landscape that resist change.

Vacated properties become a ghost town. You look in a window and see discarded furniture, closed doors, a darkened room. People occupied this space on a daily basis and now they are gone. A building once occupied this corner and now it is gone. Memory traces are everywhere. Sun bleached signs, office documents scattered on the floor recall a purpose no longer required. They’ll stay where they are until future occupation, renovation or demolition. Then they will be slowly forgotten. All of the photographs were taken in the Atlanta and Decatur area during the past six months.

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Oliver Smith, 2008

This exhibit runs through June 14.


regular gallery hours May 4, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

Bent Frequency May 6, 2008
8:00PM - - -
Price:  10
Bent Frequency is pleased to announce our Spring Concert program, featuring solo and ensemble music from composers we know and love, plus some we're just discovering, and one we'll miss.

* John Luther Adams - Red Arc/Blue Veil (2002)
* Jason Freeman - Syntax (2008)
* Carolyn O'Brien - Formicary (2008)
* Giacinto Scelsi - Tre Pezzi (1956)
* Karlheinz Stockhausen - Komet (1994-99)
* Amy Williams - Sextet (2001)

FOOT VILLAGE May 7, 2008
10:00PM - - -
Price:  $6


LA's Foot Village, feat members of Gang Wizard (Ecstatic Peace/Load) and Friends Forever (Load), are bringing drums to your town. And nothing more. This is no electricity hardcore. No jamming. No drum circles. Just solid hardcore played with 4 drum kits and a ton of boy/girl screaming.

Foot Village have created their own country and the songs on their new album, Friendship Nation, are reports on what life in Foot Village is like. It is a nation unlike any other and only by visiting can you really know. Life is fucking beautiful.

http://deathbombarc.com

Opening up will be Atlanta's Autistic Mother...raking the sonic spectrum with all manner of electronic noisy manipulations...so nice.

Megazandosis, Wilson & Heath, Recompas May 8, 2008
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $5
MUSIC TO SCRATCH WHAT ITCHES
A night of noise, hijinks and scattered applause, starring:

MEGAZANDOSIS
What ICP would sound like played by giant robots. Jazz to fear.

WILSON & HEATH
Two Robins searching for a Batman. Are you ready to smash some fruit?!

RECOMPAS
Dance music for the woman at the end of Superman III when she is enshrouded in the master computer. A one and a two and a...



regular gallery hours May 9, 2008
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

Persona Non Grata w/Animation by Brett W. Thompson May 9, 2008
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $7
ASSTOW - Total nerds. drony apocalyptic freebase


THEM'S - Folk drone acoustipop with some bossanova overtones.

SHIP AT SEA - Mellow. Make this your next stop after visiting the methadone clinic


Arkasia - N. Georgia experimental rock.


WITH SPECIAL GUEST BRETT W. THOMPSON OF ASIFA-ATLANTA SHOWING SPECIALLY CURATED ANIMATION!



regular gallery hours May 10, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

private May 10, 2008

wedding

regular gallery hours May 11, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

HEADACHE INFERNO May 11, 2008
8:30PM - - -
Price:  $5 donation
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HEADACHE INFERNO
A Play Written/Directed/Acted by William D. Tucker

Evenson takes pictures. He works his subjects hard (homeless people, lunatics, prostitutes, curious and willing members of the upper classes, students), and pays them well. Evenson keys into a seismic, migraine-brain-explosion inducing abyss of madness/playfulness within himself-and the work just keeps getting better and better. Come see a man martyr himself for the imagery!

HEADACHE INFERNO May 12, 2008
8:30PM - - -
Price:  $5 donation
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HEADACHE INFERNO
A Play Written/Directed/Acted by William D. Tucker

Evenson takes pictures. He works his subjects hard (homeless people, lunatics, prostitutes, curious and willing members of the upper classes, students), and pays them well. Evenson keys into a seismic, migraine-brain-explosion inducing abyss of madness/playfulness within himself-and the work just keeps getting better and better. Come see a man martyr himself for the imagery!

Art Committee meeting May 13, 2008
7:00PM - 9:00PM

50 Artists, 50 Shots: We Are All Sean Bell May 14, 2008
7:00PM - - -
Price:  free - donation welcome


50 Artists, 50 Shots: We Are All Sean Bell

Artists Respond to the Sean Bell Verdict

The Sean Bell shooting incident took place in New York City on November 25, 2006, an unarmed African-American man was shot and killed and two others wounded by plainclothes New York Police Department detectives (two of whom were themselves African-American) in a hail of 50 bullets. The incident sparked fierce criticism of the police from the public and drew comparisons to the 1999 killing of Amadou Diallo. Three of the five detectives involved in the shooting went to trial on charges ranging from manslaughter to reckless endangerment, but were found not guilty

We gather in support of the Bell Family and to bring attention to the issue of Police Brutality nationwide and across Georgia.

Presented by Eyedrum, International Action Center, Coalition For Justice, The Arts Exchange, Alternate ROOTS, American Civil Liberties Union, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Hadayai Majeed (1000 Peace Women Across the Globe), The Open Door Community, Metro Atlanta Taskforce for the Homeless, Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition, Progressive News Hour, WRFG 89.3 FM, Alice Lovelace (United States Social Forum), Rev Samuel Mosteller (President, Georgia SCLC), PH:ACTS, Revolution Books

regular gallery hours May 16, 2008
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

regular gallery hours May 17, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

Show and Tell May 18, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
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Show & Tell is an opportunity for artists to meet and present work to members of the Eyedrum Art Committee. This event is considered an alternative to submitting a formal proposal for a show, and artists who participate will be considered for future art exhibits at Eyedrum. Many artists who have attended previous Show & Tells were awarded solo shows in our Small gallery. Others are being considered for group exhibits.

Simply bring your work, some images for us to keep, and a document containing your name, contact info, and a brief description of your work. Tell us about it. We'll listen.

Eyedrum is located at 290 MLK, Jr. Drive SW /Ste 8-8A/ Atlanta 30312
www.eyedrum.org
For more info contact smallgallery@gmail.com


regular gallery hours May 18, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

Indian Jewelry, Tree Creature, GPN May 18, 2008
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $5
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http://www.myspace.com/indianjewelry
hotties from houston.


with local sexbombs, Tree Creature
http://www.myspace.com/treecreature

also slinky industrialist Gold Painted Nails
http://www.myspace.com/goldpaintednails

Eyedrum Book Sale May 22, 2008
8:00PM - 10:00PM
Price:  free
Are you a bibliophile with no more shelf space?
Donate your books for a good cause. And, while you're here we can help you fill up those recently vacated shelves with somebody else's super stash.

Got a first edition of To Kill a Mockingbird you've been hoping to unload? Set up your own book table and sell it yourself!

Thursday, May 22nd, as part of Language Harm, Eyedrum will be hosting a book sale with profits to benefit the care and upkeep of our facility.

Here's how it works:

Want to make a donation? Drop off your books anytime during open hours between now and Thursday and Eyedrum will do the rest!

Want to sell your own books? Please bring your own table and set up before 8 o'clock. We ask that you donate 50% of your sales to Eyedrum.

Buy, sell or browse. Just don't miss it!

If you have questions please contact mgertz@gmail.com for more information.

LANGUAGE HARM May 22, 2008
9:00PM - - -
Price:  $5
Language Harm is recurring experimental poetry show curated by the APG. Expect sound poetry, polyphons (multi-voices in a single poem), projections and who knows what else at any given event.

regular gallery hours May 23, 2008
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

Small Gallery show closes May 24, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM

regular gallery hours May 24, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

CabbageTown Spring Fest Afterparty May 24, 2008
10:00PM - - -
Price:  $10


The Golden Corndog Awards, a benefit for Terminus magazine, a non-profit poetry and literary magazine.

The line up is The Khans [US], The Forever War, Mistaken for Them, dj chim chim, & Beachtitti [bringin' the beach to the city] .

$10. Contact: info@corndogorama.com


regular gallery hours May 25, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

rehearsal May 25, 2008
2:00PM - 5:00PM
for HENT project next weekend

Mondo Fagsploitation! May 25, 2008
8:00PM - 12:00AM
Price:  $8
Indie films presented by Pink Eye: Featuring the new Pansy Division documentary Pansy Division: Life in a Gay Rock Band, plus Fagotronic shorts, and Ukelele by Ben Lerman (NYC)


regular gallery hours May 30, 2008
3:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

theHENTproject- mixed performance May 30, 2008
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $8
the HENT project's third collaborative performance.  an evening filled with dance, music, poetry, spoken word, a short story, and film.



regular gallery hours May 31, 2008
1:00PM - 6:00PM
Price:  free
regular gallery hours

Opening: Bastien Desfriches Doria May 31, 2008
6:00PM - 8:00PM
Price:  free


Artists in Residence International, Inc. presents

Bastien Desfriches Doria: Scènes de Genre

Opening Reception: Saturday, May 31 from 6-8pm, artist talk at 7:00pm

You are cordially invited to join friends and patrons of Artists in
Residence International in welcoming French-born artist Bastien Desfriches Doria to Atlanta for the completion of his newest
series of work Scènes de Genre. Bastien's unique style and technical mastery promise to make this exhibition a must see!!

AIRI is honored to present Scènes de Genre, a series of large-scale photographs by French born artist and educator Bastien Desfriches Doria. Bastien is the recipient of the 2007 AIRI
Artist-in-Residence Award, a 3-week residency stay and exhibition in Atlanta. This show will be the first installment of his newest series of photographs, featuring work shot at various
locations throughout the metro area during his residency.

Batien's prior series of large-scale photographic portraits, titled
Mammal Thoughts, was featured in the recent TransATLantic 2007: sensibility, seduction & self-reflection exhibition at Eyedrum last December. In Scènes de Genre, he continues to explore bodily identity and philosophical self-reflection, while shifting his focus from a cogitative perspective to a collective focus of mediative mass-reflection.

Bastien is Assistant Professor of Photography & Digital Imaging at Governors State University in University Park, IL near Chicago. He was born in 1974 in Paris, France and attended the Universite RENNES, earning degrees in both Philosophy and Information & Communication Sciences. He then
came to the Unites States and earned both his B.A. and M.F.A. in
photography at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL. In 2006 he was awarded a MFA Research/Creative Grant from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Bastien's work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally,
including at the CROUS Gallery in Rennes, France, the D'Zuckerfabrick Gallery in Enns, Austria,
Western Oregon University, Eyedrum Art & Music Gallery in Atlanta and numerous galleries in the Chicago area.


Through June 21

theHENTproject- mixed performance May 31, 2008
8:00PM - - -
Price:  $8
the HENT project's third collaborative performance. an evening filled with dance, music, poetry, spoken word, a short story, and film.

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