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Today Maybe Forever is a conversation experience featuring compelling ideas and extraordinary people, highlighting the importance of context and cultural memory in the arts, sciences, design and pop culture. Hosted by @floydintl.

Today Maybe Forever Today Maybe Forever

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Today Maybe Forever is a conversation experience featuring compelling ideas and extraordinary people, highlighting the importance of context and cultural memory in the arts, sciences, design and pop culture. Hosted by @floydintl.

    IN SPACE - CORRINA SEPHORA

    IN SPACE - CORRINA SEPHORA

    Metal Artist Corrina Sephora talks about putting together her latest exhibition, “Blood of the Earth”, a group show that focuses on the myriad of ways that people interact with guns in their daily lives. Sephora also shares some perspective on what led her to this work, as well as the artists whose work helps inform the exhibition.

    Additionally, Sephora shares some thoughts on an upcoming moment of transition—having to relocate her blacksmith studio to a yet-to-be-determined location from her current space at Atlanta’s Goat Farm Arts Center, which is due to undergo a major transformation.

    Blood of the Earth is on display June 1 - July 13 at ArtsXchange.
    Participating Artists: Corrina Sephora, Joe Bigley, Elyse Defoor, Paper Frank, Maxine Hess, Jason Scott Kofke and Joseph Peragine

    • 38 min
    IN SPACE - KOMANSE DANCE THEATER

    IN SPACE - KOMANSE DANCE THEATER

    The Directors of Komansé Dance Theater discuss “Skid”, their new production that tackles issues of gentrification and homelessness.

    Recorded live at Gallery 72, they delve into how much they’ve grown since their first production in 2017, the process of collaborating with 3D printed fashion designer Shami Oshun to create costumes for the production, and how writer James Baldwin influenced the language of the performance.

    This conversation is presented in collaboration with the Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

    • 37 min
    IN SPACE - LEWINALE HAVETTE

    IN SPACE - LEWINALE HAVETTE

    Visual artist Lewinale Havette discusses her work as a reflection of her cultural history as a Liberian artist living and working in America.

    Recorded live at Gallery 72, Havette delves into the process of placing herself in her work as a form of self-portraiture, her relationship with her mother and her sense of history, perception, and investigation of the Black identity within the African Diaspora.

    This conversation is presented in collaboration with the Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

    • 28 min
    IN FOCUS - PETIE PARKER

    IN FOCUS - PETIE PARKER

    Augmented Reality Artist Petie Parker discusses art, technology, and some of the decisions that have shaped his career.

    Recorded live at Gallery 72, Parker breaks down why he prefers Augmented Reality to Virtual Reality, his transition from being behind the scenes to a more visible artist, and helping advance Atlanta’s creative community.

    This conversation is presented in collaboration with the Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

    • 30 min
    IN FOCUS - ANTWANETTE MCLAUGHLIN

    IN FOCUS - ANTWANETTE MCLAUGHLIN

    Curator and Producer Antwanette McLaughlin of The Spice Group talks about developing the Trap Music Museum.

    Recorded live at Gallery 72, McLaughlin discusses trap culture, how the museum came together, and hip-hop artist T.I.’s involvement in the popular project. She also gives some background on her career as a producer and how she sees herself as a steward of Atlanta culture.

    This conversation is presented in collaboration with the Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

    • 38 min
    IN FOCUS - KEN WEST

    IN FOCUS - KEN WEST

    Visual artist and photographer Ken West joins Floyd Hall to talk about “The Beauty of Everyday Thangs,” the latest exhibition by West on display at Gallery 72.

    Recorded live at Gallery 72, West discusses his approach to photography, his process of still shooting on film, the impact of travel on his process, and which images best represent the title of the exhibition.

    This conversation is presented in collaboration with the Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

    • 27 min

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