ART SPEAKS. || THURS APRIL 28TH

Art Speaks is an event series that will feature thriving Artists in Atlanta, GA, where they will have the opportunity to showcase their artwork and engage meaningful conversations amongst a supportive and diverse audience. This event will be held monthly and will feature two different visual artists - highlighting various mediums, styles and artistic perspectives. 

Sponsored by: Alternate ROOTS (This is an Alternate ROOTS Rhizome Event) + The City of Atlanta's Office of Cultural Affairs + Art is King + Intecoo


F E A T U R I N G

FABIAN || @OCCASIONALSUPERSTAR

Fabian Williams aka Occasional Superstar is an artist born and raised in Fayetteville, NC, now living in Atlanta, GA. Fabian received a BFA from East Carolina University in Illustration. After working for 13 years in the advertising industry with a long list of clients from Nike, Warner Bros to HBO, he decided to move to a purely expressive practice outside of the commercial space where he had the freedom to express more political and socially relevant contemporary themes. In 2009, He created the World Wide Art Federation, a performance art battle series. The WWAF mixes the swag of Ric Flair with the skill of Bob Ross. Artist must dress up in character and talk trash then paint against each other in a competitive art competition. The winner like in wrestling receives a belt. His current exhibition series, Contraption will feature, paintings, film and sculpture at Notch 8 Gallery in April 2016. Recently, as an extension of The Contraption, he created The Merica Show, a kid show for adults, complete with puppets and animation, which the pilot will premiere in November 2015.

Fabian Williams aka Occasional Superstar is an artist born and raised in Fayetteville, NC, now living in Atlanta, GA. Fabian received a BFA from East Carolina University in Illustration. After working for 13 years in the advertising industry with a long list of clients from Nike, Warner Bros to HBO, he decided to move to a purely expressive practice outside of the commercial space where he had the freedom to express more political and socially relevant contemporary themes.

In 2009, He created the World Wide Art Federation, a performance art battle series. The WWAF mixes the swag of Ric Flair with the skill of Bob Ross. Artist must dress up in character and talk trash then paint against each other in a competitive art competition. The winner like in wrestling receives a belt.

His current exhibition series, Contraption will feature, paintings, film and sculpture at Notch 8 Gallery in April 2016.

Recently, as an extension of The Contraption, he created The Merica Show, a kid show for adults, complete with puppets and animation, which the pilot will premiere in November 2015.

DUBELYOO || @DUBELYOO

  Driven by passion, creativity and the desire to tell a story, Atlanta-based painter Dwayne “Dubelyoo” Wright specializes in colorful depictions of urban life and culture. Over the past decade his artistic range has expanded from painting canvases to commissioned murals. Dubelyoo is also the curator and co-founder of Art, Beats + Lyrics, one of the largest traveling urban art exhibitions in the USA.  As a curator, some of his duties involve designing and art directing mural installations from artists around the nation. Outside of his duties as a creative professional, Dubelyoo makes appearances as a speaker and he also hosts workshops for youth art organizations and industry professionals. Dubelyoo’s work has been featured in Vibe and XXL, and has been commissioned by the likes of Red Bull, Converse, Nike, Apple, Sprite and Jack Daniels.

 

Driven by passion, creativity and the desire to tell a story, Atlanta-based painter Dwayne “Dubelyoo” Wright specializes in colorful depictions of urban life and culture. Over the past decade his artistic range has expanded from painting canvases to commissioned murals.

Dubelyoo is also the curator and co-founder of Art, Beats + Lyrics, one of the largest traveling urban art exhibitions in the USA.  As a curator, some of his duties involve designing and art directing mural installations from artists around the nation. Outside of his duties as a creative professional, Dubelyoo makes appearances as a speaker and he also hosts workshops for youth art organizations and industry professionals.

Dubelyoo’s work has been featured in Vibe and XXL, and has been commissioned by the likes of Red Bull, Converse, Nike, Apple, Sprite and Jack Daniels.