Deer Bear Wolf Press is proud to announce its first chapbook, There Appeared A Sadness by Winston Blake Wheeler Ward.
Author Winston Blake Wheeler Ward has compiled a collection of three short sagas of immense weight in There Appeared a Sadness. The common threads of loneliness, abandonment and self-doubt are woven into each story, elevating them to a symbiotic and symphonic portrayal of life’s deepest longings for companionship, tenderness and acceptance. Individually, the narratives are vastly set-from outer space, to the ocean, into the blindness of the human heart.
There Appeared A Sadness will be released Wednesday, October 29 at MINT Gallery. The release will feature readings by John Carroll, Amy Stufflebeam, Davy Minor and Winston Blake Wheeler Ward.
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Recommended shows and events this week:
Monday, October 6:
Naked City | PushPush | THEME "TERROR" @ Erikson Clock
"Naked City is a monthly, crowd-sourced, literary performance variety show. Your humble hosts, show up with prizes, games, bits, snappy banter and a theme. Theme:"TERROR" You, the Citizens, show up with spoken word pieces, stories, songs, poems, extemporaneous monologues, comedy routines, interpretive dances or whatever the Hell else you want to do that ties into our theme. Theme:"TERROR" We give you 5 minutes on the mic to do whatever it is you’re gonna do. If you go over 5, you need to spin the "Wheel of Consequences" If you go over 6 minutes, we boo you till you stop. All in love, of course"
Boom Done! Records Presents: MICHAEL PARALLAX // DADS NIGHT OUT // LIMINAL SPACE @ The Mammal Gallery
"MICHAEL PARALLAX (Orlando, FL): Why is everyone so damn afraid to be happy all the sudden? Forget about the lingering eventuality of death for a second and let Michael and his myriad costumes transport you to a place where every milkshake is Strawberry flavored and every bicycle has ribbons on it and every Skittle tastes RADICALLY DIFFERENT from the other skittles in the best possible way. Also in this alternate universe the new episodes of Arrested Development were AS GOOD IF NOT BETTER than the original run. (too soon?) DADS NIGHT OUT: What happens when you take a bunch of bored Dads and make them fight? DAD FIGHT. What happens when you take a bunch of bored Dads and introduce an electrical current? DAD LIGHT. What happens when you take a bunch of bored Dads and give them all prescription glasses? DAD SIGHT. What happens when you take a bunch of bored Dads and string them together such that the wind carries them high into the air? DAD KITE. What happens when you take a bunch of bored Dads and make them improvise bizarro music together? DADS NIGHT OUT! DADS NIGHT OUT! DADS NIGHT OUT! LIMINAL SPACE: Peter Webb likes to think that's he's all tall and handsome, like some tall handsome dude like "Oooooh look out for low hanging branches Mr. Good Lookin!" but really he's just a wonderful amazing talented songwriter like EVERYBODY ELSE. A little perspective goes a long way, Peter. Now pick up that guitar so we can hear you sing stuff. I'm a little harsh on Peter sometimes but that's only because we're legally married."
Sadistic Ritual, Another Kind, Distrust, Full Measures @ The Drunken Unicorn
"Another Kind demo release with Sadistic Ritual (ATL THRASH) https://borisrecords.bandcamp.com/album/hellish-mercenary-7 Another Kind (ATLHC demo release) http://www.anotherkindatl.bandcamp.com/ Distrust (NCHC) https://distrust.bandcamp.com/ Full Measures (ATLHC) https://fullmeasuresatl.bandcamp.com/"
Tuesday, October 7:
Super Mario Bros. 2 Book Release Party @ Joystick Gamebar
"Super Mario Bros. 2 is a video game released in 1988 for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Super Mario Bros. 2 is also a book by Jon Irwin, to be published by Boss Fight Books on October 6th, 2014. Let us celebrate both at Joystick Gamebar, located in Atlanta's historic Old Fourth Ward. Irwin will be joined by renowned author/researcher/developer Dr. Ian Bogost, Professor of Interactive Computing at Georgia Tech and a contributing editor at The Atlantic. There will be an author reading, books to buy, and games to play. Order a drink based on your favorite teen idol. Chow some delish tacos from Bad Dog Taquiera. Stick around and chat with the authors or just play some Terminator 2 pinball. So select your player and come to Joystick Gamebar for an evening of words, turnips, and maybe a magic potion or two. (Birdo / Shy Guy cosplay is encouraged.)"
MAMMALS ONLY! Open Mic @ The Mammal Gallery
"You all know the deal... Greatest damn open mic in Atlanta! What talent! What a crowd! What a venue! Join us on the first Tuesday of every month to sing, dance, yell, jump, read, listen, laugh, share, give... All acts are welcome. Keep sets to 7 minutes. Doors at 8. Open mic at 9."
Wednesday, October 8:
WAREHOUSE ~ KRILL ~ NARRATOR ~ SHAMPOO @ 529
"Warehouse http://warehouseatl.bandcamp.com/ Krill (Boston) http://wheretheresakrilltheresaway.bandcamp.com/ Narrator http://narrating.bandcamp.com/ Shampoo http://shampoo.bandcamp.com/"
WRITE CLUB ATLANTA Chapter 41: THE BITCHING HOUR @ Highland Inn Ballroom Lounge
"TERROR! BLOODLUST! [FIGURATIVE] GORE! KEEP SCREAMING, JERKS! IT'S TIME FOR WRITE CLUB ATLANTA! WRITE CLUB is: 3 bouts of 2 opposing writers /2 opposing ideas / 7 minutes apiece. Audience picks a winner. Proceeds to charities of winners' choosing. This month: Myke Johns (LIFE) v. Kevin Gillese (DEATH), Tori LaConsay (MAGIC) v. Laura Relyea (SCIENCE), Alex Ridgeway (TRICK) v. Erin Bernstein (TREAT). Join us Wednesday, October 8th for the most badass reading series this (or any other) city has to offer. Doors and bar at 8pm, show at 9pm."
Conversation with Stephanie Dowda @ Robert W. Woodruff Library
"Atlanta-based photographer Stephanie Dowda's work explores the geography theory of topophilia, the idea that the natural world can evoke emotions and memory, adding to a sensation of place. A Georgia State University graduate, Dowda is a studio artist with the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and has a darkroom at the Goat Farm Arts Center. She frequently gives talks about her work to universities, public schools and the public as well as professional workshops. Dowda's work has appeared in Oxford American, Bad at Sports, ArtsATL, BURNAWAY, Atlanta Journal Constitution, and Atlanta Magazine. She has exhibited her work at numerous galleries in Atlanta, including Get This Gallery (which closed July 12), M Rich Gallery, Beep Beep Gallery, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Kibbee Gallery, and the Atlanta Preservation Center. Her solo exhibition, "Genius Loci," is currently on view in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography at the Arnall Golden Gregory Gallery."
House Show w/ I am That I'm Not, Meredith Law, khasck, 100 Watt Horse @ Ford Factory Lofts
"We are hosting a House Show in Atlanta with local artists and songwriters. Music starts at 8:00PM. I Am That I'm Not (https://iamthatimnot.bandcamp.com/), khasck (https://khasck.bandcamp.com/), Meredith Law, 100 Watt Horse (https://the100watthorse.bandcamp.com/) more tba"
Thursday, October 9:
I Want Whisky // Villain Family \\ HotHouse Peaches | Bang! Arts Presents @ The Mammal Gallery
"8:00pm I Want Whisky headlines with longtime pals Villain Family. HotHouse Peaches open>"
Speed Corpsing @ Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
"Join Exquisite Exhibit artists in a whimsical evening of speed-round exquisite corpse drink-and-draw sessions! Individuals may work in groups of three to create a collaborative artwork and then rotate out to join another group. Paper and materials will be provided by The Contemporary. Location: Lecture Hall and Galleries. Time: 6-8pm during Free Thursdays. FREE and Open to the public. Cash bar with beer and wine. Thu, Oct 9, 6-8pm: Lillian Blades, Matt Haffner, Ann Rowles, Dayna Thacker"
Friday, October 10:
The Creatives Project "CONTINUUM" 4th Annual Exhibition and Benefit | GF and TCP present @ The Goat Farm Arts Center
"CONTINUUM showcases the aesthetic exploration of TCP residents as they continue to expand their visual vernacular and move towards promising creative horizons. It is a celebration of The Creatives Project artists on their continued successes and the residual impact of the generous support from Atlanta and its diverse communities, with contributions of time, resources, and an overall spirit of giving. CONTINUUM marks the completion of the artist residency program for: •MAO •Andre Keichian •Charlie Watts. Continuing the cycle, artists Fatimah Abdullah, Molly Rose Freeman, Angus Galloway, Jason Kofke, Nick Madden, and Lucha Rodriguez, will exhibit works from their first year with The Creatives Project. Music for the evening is by Feast of Violet, curated by Suno Deko. There will be a complimentary open bar as well as light fare available. Specialty cocktails created by: NAVARRO CARR of The SoundTable Complimentary spirits courtesy of: Brekenridge Distillery Light bites courtesy of: Whole Foods Ponce."
A Myth of Memory New Photographic Lyrics @ The 9 Ace Gallery
"The 9 Ace is super excited to present the work of Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier. Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier is an Atlanta based photographer, painter and writer. She has been documenting people and places of the South since 1989. She has numerous awards including a 2004 Lila Wallace-Readers’ Digest/Arts International Travel Fellowship that allowed her to travel to Australia to document the aboriginal people of that region and a Kellogg Foundation/Fulton County Arts Council residency in 1999 in South Africa to produce prints and document the dialogue between women from around the world on issues confronting the new millennium. Linnemeier has work in the MOCA GA permanent collection as well as at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the High Museum of Art, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, among others. She also had a solo exhibition at MOCA GA in 2006 entitled Stereo Propaganda: Deconstructing Stereotypes, Reconstructing Identity. She currently teaches at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA. Her work "Do what I say" was chosen to be part of Atlanta Celebrate's Photography's 11th Annual Public Art Project, Gifted which was organized and curated by Beth Lilly."
FLUCKS OFF @ Elliott Street Deli & Pub
"This time of year special art installations are put though out the Castleberry Hill Neighborhood. This year was decided to be an off year. Elliott Street Deli & Pub felt we needed to keep the art alive. We have all kinds of things going on so come join the party. The list keeps growing!!!"
Saturday, October 11:
MAMMAL PRESENTS: Little Tybee, Hello Ocho, Faun and a Pan Flute @ The Mammal Gallery
"Mammal Gallery presents an epic night of Atlanta music with performances by Little Tybee, Hello Ocho and Faun and a Pan Flute. Alessandra Hoshor will be providing live video projections during the sets. This is a show not to be missed."
Dashbash 2014 @ 31 North Ave
"A unique dining experience with Lusca :: dashbash 2014 will be hosted at the new dash gallery. The artworks on view and live performances will offer an amazing atmosphere and a once in a lifetime experience. Don't miss it. On View at dashbash 2014:: Gallery 1 : AT/Tention, a digital distraction: Dave Greber, Tak Masuda, Darcy Mae Gallery 2: Ain't Bad Magazine presents Digital Stills, Prints and Photographs in conjunction with Atlanta Celebrates Photography Gallery 2: Debut of Little Chapel Plus a special dinner performance by T-Lang Dance !"
psychrapptastikroboticeroticon A3C: Kool Keith, The Difference Machine, MarQ Spekt, Duel of the MPC, Dinosaur Burps, and more @ The EARL
"Psych Army, Speakeasy Promotions, and A3C Festival present,,, #psychrapptastikroboticeroticon starring Quincy Jones, James Brown, Madonna, Prince, and of course KOOOOOOOOOOOOL KEITH! w/ special guests: The Difference Machine, Official MarQ Spekt, Duel of the MPC, Dinosaur Burps. deejay sets from: Floyd the Locsmif, The Morkestra, Divine Interface, KnumbSkull and Dillon. Hosted by Lobsterdamus."
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