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Featured Artists of the East ATL Art Stroll at the Continental!

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We know you are already excited about the new Continental townhome renovations happening in East Atlanta. These boutique modern live/work units are nested in a dynamic communities of East Atlanta and Ormewood Park and walkable to the Beltline southside trail.

Your chance to to tour the last two remaining units is being capped with a pop-up art gallery installation on October 18th from 7 -10pm. Food, wine, beer, art and architecture!

We are proud to have an array of local modern artists on display for this festive event. Here’s a preview of the work that will be featured and the artists behind them. Come see these fabulous pieces in person on October 18th! READ MORE about the event and we will see you there!

 

Blockhead (Chris Skeene) @blockhead_atl /  www.blockheadatl.com

Blockhead is a pseudonym invented by Chris Skeene in 2012 as a way to explore the thriving free art scene in Atlanta. Blockheads started as small figures with magnets on the backs of their heads that were hidden all over the world for people to find and keep. Inspired by his collection of Pez dispensers and blind box art toys (such as figures by Bearbrick or Kidrobot), Chris uses blockheads to bring variety to the repetition of a singular form. Though much of the inspiration for his work are from machine-made items, blockheads are each hand-carved and painted, thereby highlighting the individuality and uniqueness of each piece. 

Christina Kwan @christina.kwan.art /   www.christinakwanart.com

Christina Kwan is an Atlanta-based artist known for an array of abstract and floral works on paper as well as large scale murals. After receiving her BFA in Drawing at University of Florida, she moved to Atlanta to pursue a creative career. The work she creates now is an ongoing exploration of her Asian-American identity and the societal condition of feeling incomplete, existing in-between. Calligraphic brush strokes obliquely refer to her ancestral heritage, acting as a yearning for permanence in a search for wholeness.

 

Sydney Daniel @sydthekyd19  s  www.sydneydaniel.com

Sydney Daniel is currently a Master’s of Fine Art Candidate at the University of Georgia, Lamar Dodd School of Art. Her work is based in process within an investigation of materials and aesthetics formally.  Working within matrixes of layers she explores the psychology of the human experience. Creating a body of work that articulates the non-verbal sensations of viewers via abstracted imagery. 

 

 

Lela Brunet @lelabrunetart   www.lelabrunet.com

LELA BRUNET (b. 1985) is a visual artist living in Atlanta, Georgia. She received her BA in Art Education from Kennesaw State University in 2014. With her main subject being the female form, Lela explores the contrast created when the grace of the figure and the tension of energetic patterns and colors collide together. Lela’s work explores this visual battlefield of pattern, color, and form. She works in a variety of media including murals, painting, drawing, and design. She has exhibited her work and murals in multiple galleries and events throughout the United States and internationally.

 

Janice Rago @janiceragoart /  www.janiceragoart.com

Janice Rago was born in Hawaii and grew up moving around the world. Her young life was molded from cultures in the South Pacific, Europe and South Georgia. With that background her style has developed into a diverse and eclectic collection of figures and styles. She focuses on feminine beauty while exploring new mediums and techniques to bring her work to life.

 

 

Sanithna Phansavanh @sanithna  /  www.art.sanithna.com

I am an artist working and living in Atlanta, Georgia, with a focus on examining the human condition, particularly the dynamic between creation, existence, and permanence. My work, ranging from small, intimate drawings to large-scale, public murals, has been exhibited nationally and internationally, with notable showings at the High Museum of Art, on the Atlanta Beltline, and through the City of Atlanta’s Public Art programs.

 

 

Sydney Ewerth @sydthekid09 /  www.sydneyewerth.com

Focusing on my own oscillating sense of identity and daily insecurities, my practice consists of authenticating the narrative of animated and playfully inefficient objects. The radical presence of line, tactile surface, and color in these sculptures are all a means to attempt communication through the senses. The work reflects a longing to connect and create a physical dialogue between lived and imagined space. This imagined space is where memory and its potential to become distorted over time exist. Our mind can edit or exaggerate what actually occurred in a moment in our histories. I am interested in how these potentially false recollections make up our very real identities.

 

Sophia Sabsowitz @cosmic_obsidian / www.theartofsophiasabsowitz.com 

Sophia Sabsowitz is an abstract painter living and working in Atlanta, Georgia. Her paintings capture a psychedelic fusion of colors that take over canvas to create luminous, captivating works reminiscent of geological and biomorphic forms on a macro and micro level. Sophia explores the complex relationship between spirituality, biology, and geology. She uses painting to abstractly interpret her perception and connection to life and what lies beyond.

 

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Steven Carpenter

With experience of more than 14 years in real estate, Steven Carpenter represents a broad spectrum of knowledge from luxury homes to land. Equally comfortable working with buyers and sellers, both new and experienced. He began in new construction with top producing Arrasmith Team of Prudential Georgia Realty, and continues today with the Red Robin Group division of Keller Knapp Realty. His previous business career began in the retail world in metro Atlanta in the early '80s ranging from store executive to buying line / product development. Spanning 2 decades and consummating in luxury retail corporate sales with Neiman-Marcus(Atlanta & San Francisco). A native of upstate NY, he received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Ithaca College. He has traveled extensively around the world & lived in California, Florida, New Jersey & Wisconsin. Steve is an avid runner & a resident of Ormewood Park.