Two Atlantan artists have been named as recipients of The Joan Mitchell Foundation's 2016 Painter & Sculptor grants -- Fahamu Pecou and Tori Tinsley. The prestigious award is allotted to 25 artists across the nation annually.
It’s a murky Saturday in summer and well over 100 people are milling in and out of Cabbagetown’s “Green House,” a worn two-story home where Ethan Payne, Asher Payne and Jake Adams reside. Guests lean against the porch railing, shoulder-to-shoulder.
“I’ve been an artist my whole life, but I’ve never really needed it like I do at this point in my life,” says artist Tori Tinsley, who’s mother was diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia in 2009. Tinsley’s experiences of taking care of her mother under such strained circumstances has profoundly effected her own creative practices and work.