Editor’s Note: Sketchbook Announcement – Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown

Today we are launching a new weekly newsletter focused on Atlanta’s strong visual arts community. “Sketchbook by Roughdraft” will be curated by writer and photographer Isadora Pennington and will highlight Atlanta’s top visual artists as well as the galleries and museums that feature their work.

The first issue is pasted below.

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Sketchbook is an extension of our Rough Draft morning newsletter, a smart, curated, and concise look at what’s happening in the Atlanta metro area.

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Welcome to the sketchbook

June 15 – Hi! Isadora Pennington here. I’ve been a writer and photographer covering Atlanta Intown Artists and Reporter Newspapers since 2015.

Sketchbook is a weekly e-newsletter that will highlight stories about artists and art lovers in the Atlanta metro area.

Whether you are interested in museums or galleries, street art or performance art, there is something for everyone in the Sketchbook.

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Celebrating Black Fatherhood at ZuCot

🤴🏿 ‘Presence’, an exhibition featuring over 40 contemporary works on the experience of black fatherhood, will debut at ZuCot Gallery in Castleberry Hill this Friday.

Open just before Father’s Day and on June 16, this selection of artwork celebrates black fatherhood in all its forms.

“I started thinking about the idea of ​​what presence means, how important it is to be in your children’s lives and even the presence of my own father,” said Onaje Henderson, partner and Curator of ZuCot. “This narrative is rarely told for us, for black men, and that was the impetus behind the show.”

➡️ Find out more about the exhibition here.

The Thompson Exhibit opens at High

🎨 “Bob Thompson: This House Is Mine” opens Friday at the High Museum of Art and will run until September 11, offering the first major survey of the artist’s work in over two decades.

The traveling exhibition includes paintings and works on paper by Thompson, who had a prolific career before his death at age 28 in 1966. His work is characterized by a rigorous engagement with art history and a commitment to expressive figuration, including vignettes of figures and animals. in a pastoral setting.

➡️ Find out more about the exhibition here.

Artistic events

📸 “No Justice, No Peace: Protest Photography, 1967-2022” artist talk tonight, 6:30-8pm at Hammonds House Museum.

🖌 “Views into the Black” by Adana Tillman and “Late Bloomer” by AD Kaya Clark (pictured) at Mint Gallery, both visible until July 16.

🪶 “Returns: Cherokee diaspora and art” on Contemporary Atlanta, From June 11 to September 4.

🌀 “Full Circle: Endless Design” on FASHION is on view until September 25.

🏷 Exceptional inventory sale at Sam Lin until June 25