Artist Talk: In Transition Work From Charlie Lucas

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MINT is pleased to announce an artist talk by Charlie Lucas for his solo exhibition at MINT. Also well known as the “Tin Man,” Lucas is a self-taught artist who is known for his figurative paintings and sculptures made from found objects and salvaged materials. Lucas transforms these humble materials into vehicles of personal narrative relating to the people and experiences of the Southeast. The exhibition, “In Transition” will feature a curated selection of Charlie Lucas’ sculptural and painting works alongside found and unfinished materials from his studio, to serve as a document of his studio practice and artistic process.The exhibition dates for this show are February 20, 2015 with an artist talk on February 21st at 1PM. Additionally, we have an incredible opportunity for child artists: Charlie Lucas will be giving a children’s workshop on Saturday, February 21st from 10AM to 11:30AM. Space is very limited, and this is for older children ages 8 to 14 only. Please email candice@mintatl.org to RSVP, and include children’s names, ages, and a valid contact phone number and email address. Limit 2 children per household due to the small size of the workshop. We will have a wait list, and will confirm attendance the day before the workshop. Charlie Lucas (1951-) is a contemporary self-taught artist who lives and works in Selma, AL. His artistic practice began in the 1980s. Lucas is included in museum collections of the High Museum of Art, the Birmingham Museum of Art, the Mennello Museum of American Art, in Orlando, Florida, and the Rockford Art Museum, Illinois, among others. He has appeared in numerous solo and group exhibitions including at the New Orleans Museum of Art, the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, the Haggerty Museum of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and the Rosa Parks Museum and Library at Troy University-Montgomery. He participated in the 54th Venice Biennale, and was an Artist-in-Residence at the N.A.L.L. Art Association in France. He was bestowed the title of Master Artist by the Alabama State Council on the Arts in 2007. Special thanks is given to Mark Driscoll, Henry Detweiler and Paul Barrett for their help in facilitating this exhibition with MINT MINT is located: 636 North Highland Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30306 In Highland Row shopping center, between Fig & Flower and Youngblood Boutique (down the hallway) Parking in front or at Highland Inn

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