Curious about collecting art? Experience an exclusive evening with The Young Collectors Club, founded in 2006 by Mary Stanley Studio. Visit Mary's private collection for a behind-the-scenes discussion with YCC members. Curators, artists and young professionals will share collecting strategies and their quest for great art and culture. www.youngcollectorsclubatl.com
“The Creek IV”, photograph on silk, 2018, Jill Frank
Not only does Atlanta have one of the hottest new stadiums in the nation but it's completely filled with world-class art. We can't wait for this elite tour of the Mercedes Benz Stadium Art Collection including access to restricted areas for the full experience. Around 30% of the collection is Atlanta-based artists with many nationally and internationally known makers (including Radcliffe Bailey and Wendy White) represented within the over 100 commissioned works for the stadium. We can't wait to see this exciting new collection of works with you!
We're grabbing lunch together at the always delicious One Eared Stag after the tour. Ticket includes the tour and lunch!
Every year the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center hosts one of the best parties to support their programming and artist residency program. Several local restaurants will offer samplings of their cuisine and Mixologists-in-Residence will provide tasty cocktails for you to enjoy while you peruse the exhibitions on view, the party atmosphere of the courtyard, and the open studio spaces of the resident artists! This event is one of the best of the year and is not to be missed!
This YCC event is a LOTTERY for FREE tickets. You must have an active "Dynamic Duo" or "Individual" Membership to be eligible for these tickets. Click here to renew or purchase a membership!
We are so thrilled to offer you the unique experience of stepping in the home of these well known Atlantan's who have been so kind to open their doors to us. More details to come!
For one night only, MINT Gallery transforms into the Atlanta Art Bar we all wish was open all the time for this series of events entitled "Who's Behind the Bar". One of Atlanta's most influential artists will create a theme for the night, both in thematic cocktails and environment, where all your favorite art-world folks will be out mingling. This evening will be the second event in the series and will feature a theme curated by artist Mechi Meko.
This YCC event is a LOTTERY for FREE tickets. Click here to renew or purchase a membership!
Your WBTB/YCC ticket will give you access to the open bar with themed craft cocktails and snacks all night long. If you'd like to purchase tickets directly for the event, click here and use the code "Meko" to sign in.
Come have a glass of wine with us during an evening of guests speakers discussing the best podcasts about art, film, and music to help better understand how to get your art fix on your own time.
Hello Young Collectors and Friends,
We are long overdue for a cocktail together. Let's meet next Friday at six at Table 1280 for drinks to catch up on all the art happenings around town. Greg Harris, Assistant Curator of Photography at the High Museum will join us. At 7pm sharp he will give us a private tour of the Paul Graham Exhibition The Whiteness of the Whale (details below). In addition, the Exhibition Andy Warhol: Prints from the Collection of Jordan D. Schnitzer and his Family Foundation is exquisite. You will definitely want to visit our favorite Pop-Icons like Marilyn, Muhammed Ali and Mick Jagger! The installation is exquisite and inspired me to go home and rehang all my art...salon style at it's finest.
BONUS: Friday Night is Jazz night at the High from 6-10pm featuring live jazz in the High's atrium with sounds of trumpeter and vocalist Joe Gransden. I see no reason to miss that while we are in the hood. Reputedly, he sings like Chet Baker and Frank Sinatra.
WORD TO WISE: Friday night traffic can be horrific...so MARTA to Arts Center Station and save parking crush and fees. After a boozy, jazzy fun evening, we can all walk or UBER home. Your YCC Membership will cover museum admission to all of this & a couple of cocktails before at 1280...BUT only if you RSVP!!!
Eager to see all of you Friday!!
p.s. Let me know what you think about this program... even if you cannot attend. I don't know what YCC members think about Friday nights....but this opportunity seemed like a good fit for our group. EMAIL or TEXT me your feedback please.
"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself." - Andy Warhol
About Gregory Harris
Harris is a specialist in documentary photography and is best known for his work with emerging artists. Since joining the High in July 2016, Harris has organized the exhibitions Thomas Struth: Nature & Politics (2016), The Spirit of the Place: Photographs by Jack Leigh (2017), and Paul Graham: The Whiteness of the Whale (2017). He was previously the Assistant Curator at the DePaul Art Museum in Chicago and held curatorial positions in the Photography Department at the Art Institute of Chicago. Greg will be curating the APG exhibition for October Greg Harris Selects...deadline for submissions is August 5th. We are fortunate to have Greg at the High!
About the artist
Paul Graham (born 1956), an internationally renowned British photographer, has been at the forefront of contemporary photography since the 1980s. His work is celebrated for its unique blend of documentary observation and conceptual innovation. This exhibition brings together three of Graham’s most groundbreaking bodies of work, made across the United States between 1998 and 2011. Linked by a common subject matter, the work gathered here examines the state of race and social class in America while using the very nature of sight and the medium of photography as metaphors for inequality, invisibility, and the ways photographs affect our perceptions of the world. Together, this informal trilogy interrogates the process and politics of looking while challenging photography’s conventional role in addressing social issues.
Young Collectors Club ATL is your passport to the creative class. YCC is a social club for young professionals and creatives interested in learning about and collecting contemporary art founded in 2006. Mary Stanley Studio presents this bi-monthly members-only educational series with behind the scene visits with curators, art critics & collectors and studio visits with top artists. Members receive insider info and perks, drink fine wine and enjoy social networking with other like-minded art enthusiasts.
Since founding Mary Stanley Studio in 2004, Mary Stanley has been actively involved in a wide range of contemporary art initiatives. As a curator, art consultant, art advocate, artist representative and enthusiastic collector, she enjoys working with artists, collectors, museums, galleries, curators, and art non-profit organizations to enhance the cultural and creative climate in the city of Atlanta.
RESCHEDULED FOR JULY 2017
(left) Maxine Hess, In Plain Sight V, 2017, ink on archival print print, 24x24
(right) Fran O’Neill, don’t back down, 2016, oil on canvas, 66x66