Longtime board member Robin Howell has been named the new chair of the High Museum of Art’s board of directors, a two-year term. Howell, a native Atlantan, previously co-chaired the High’s Director’s Circle. She’s a University of Virginia graduate and has held management positions in several family businesses. She’s on the boards of Gray Television, Atlantic American Corp. and the Forward Arts Foundation. Howell and her husband, Hilton, have four children.
Four new board members also join the High for two-year terms. Farideh Azadi is president of the Azadi Foundation, which supports art, education and health-care nonprofits. Watt Boone, an Atlanta native with more than 20 years of experience in the investment industry, is managing director and head of health-care investing at GMT Capital. Will Powell, a Georgia-born banking executive, is managing director and a market executive with Bank of America — Private Bank. Mark Preisinger, a lifelong Georgian, has spent 35 years in various positions at the Coca-Cola Co.
August 8 artist talk lined up at Spalding Nix
Osmond, who lives in Charleston, is one of four artists exploring new lines in the gallery’s Hot Line exhibition (through September 6). The others are New Orleans-based Aimée Farnet Siegel, Savannah-based Trish Andersen and Los Angeles-based and former Atlantan Mark Boomershine.
The reception begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, with the talk at 7 p.m. Osmond is best known for large-scale paintings that use bold colors and gold leaf overlay and often are inspired by images she takes from helicopters. The event is free, but please RSVP HERE.
Alan Avery Selects deadline August 26
Atlanta Photography Group is taking entries through August 26 for Alan Avery Selects, the featured exhibition of Atlanta Celebrates Photography, the monthlong, citywide festival (October 12–November 30). The exhibition will be juried by Alan Avery, owner and curator of Atlanta’s Alan Avery Art. Two submitting artists will receive awards named for Virginia Twinam Smith and $500 each for having a photograph acquired for MODA’s permanent collection. Smith, a longtime member and exhibiting photographer with Women in Focus and the Atlanta Photography Group, died in 2015. Entry details HERE.
FLUX 2019: Ponce City Market gets loud
This year’s FLUX PROJECTS public art event takes place September 26–29 at Ponce City Market. The 2019 projects will use sound as a primary medium, with British multidisciplinary artist Ben Coleman curating. The former Atlantan lives in Denver and uses performance, sonic art, music and mixed-media installation in his work.
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On Singing the Body Formless and Electric opened Friday at whitespace and continues through August 31. Eight artists or artist groups exhibit in the main gallery, two in whitespec and one in shedspace. Riffing on the Walt Whitman line “I sing the body electric,” the artists express appreciation for the grounded, the ephemeral or the responsive qualities of the body. Artist and educator Lisa Alembik, of Perimeter College of Georgia State University’s Clarkston campus, curated.