Charlie Lucas, "In Transition" Solo Exhibition At Mint

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Charlie Lucas, "In Transition" Solo Exhibition At Mint

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Charlie Lucas solo exhibition, “In Transition”, at MINT MINT is pleased to announce the upcoming solo exhibition of folk artist Charlie Lucas. 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 through March 22, 2015. The opening reception will be held February 20, from 6-9pm. Artist talk and workshop dates are forthcoming. Regarding this exhibition Creative Director Candice Greathouse stated, “MINT is very excited to have the opportunity to bring Charlie Lucas to Atlanta, and share his works with new audiences. His work is not only integral to the history of the Southeast and the tradition of folk art, but his emphasis on material and process is also relevant to the broader history of contemporary art and art practices.” 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 Debtweiler and Paul Barrett for their help in facilitating this exhibition with MINT. MINT is a 501(c)3 non-profit, volunteer run arts organization dedicated to cultivating a stronger arts community in Atlanta and throughout Georgia. We engage emerging artists, patrons, and creative professionals by providing studio and exhibition space, curatorial opportunities, workshops and classes, conferences, and other resources. MINT believes that through these programs we foster a generous spirit, strengthen the regional economy, and enrich the creative community. Please visit the website for more information on past, current, and upcoming exhibitions and programming, www.mintatl.org. The gallery is located at 636 North Highland Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306. They are open during exhibitions Wednesday through Sunday, 12:00PM to 6:00PM. Contact Information Gallery and Creative Director, Candice Greathouse candice@mintatl.org Executive Director, Erica Jamison erica@mintatl.org Telephone: 770.595.4248. 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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