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Alison Hamil's "Solar Plexus." Blue Heron Nature Preserve Sept 2020
"Solar Plexis" is part of Alison Hamil's solo show at Blue Heron Nature Preserve's indoor gallery.

Art + Theater: Solo artists; True Colors’ talk

Alison Hamil, artist in residence at Blue Heron Nature Preserve in Buckhead, opens a new exhibit on Saturday (September 12). The untitled show, in the indoor gallery, challenges traditional methods of watercolor painting with the use of digital media and a large-format inkjet printer. The mandala-like designs explore the seven chakras, a spiritual concept rooted in ancient Eastern spiritual philosophies. Through December 7. Viewable by appointment only. 4055 Roswell Road N.E. 404.946.6394.


True Colors Theatre Company begins its next series of Community Conversations at 7 p.m. Saturday (September 12). All will follow the season-long theme of “Joy and Pain.” Out of the Shadows: Access to the Arts for Southern Black LGBTQ is presented in partnership with the Counter Narrative Project. The conversation will feature award-winning director-choreographer-producer Travis Payne; author and trans-human-rights advocate Tracee McDaniel; Counter Narrative Project founder Charles Stephens; and Kelsey Alexandria, a director, choreographer, performer and educator. Free. You must register to receive Zoom access.


Camuyahs reopens Saturday (September 12) with a solo show by interdisciplinary Athens artist Mac Balentine. His Chronos Eats Children exhibit uses watercolor, sculpture and video to expand the narrative of classical mythology’s Titan ruler Chronos. Balentine was born in Atlanta in 1989, has a B.F.A. from the San Francisco Art Institute and is an M.F.A. candidate in studio art the University of Georgia. The only remaining opening-day appointment is at 5:30 p.m.; Sunday appointments available 2-5 p.m. Reservations and masks required. Limit of two people in the gallery at one time. Canned beer and wine will be available Saturday, and Balentine will greet visitors outside. Through mid-October. 137 Mobile Ave. N.E. Email [email protected] for more details.


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