If you find yourself in Atlanta on March 24, please join our executive director Michael Fallon and recent Hand Papermaking guest editor Kelly Taylor Mitchell at the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center to celebrate Mitchell’s informative and inspiring “Call and Respond” issue of the magazine (Winter 2021), and to view her exhibition “Preaching to the Choir.” The event is free to attend and open to the public.
Call and Respond is a follow up to the Summer 2021 Oral Histories issue of Hand Papermaking and illustrates the ways artists employ oral histories as catalysts for world building and conveying story through craft. In the issue, oral histories whether real, imagined, or recontextualized, serve as the call to which artists respond.
Mitchell’s solo exhibition will reflect her multidisciplinary practice centered on oral history and ancestral memory, incorporating handmade paper, prints, sculpture, and textiles to make artist books, installations, and performative objects. Mitchell will be showing an editioned artist book and several of her “totems.” She describes these as textile shapes that take the form of her body or a family member’s body. They are often hung in a way so the void in the textile is where she would stand.
One of the contributors to the issue, artist Jerushia Graham, will join Michael and Kelly in conversation. Please join us for this rare in-person Hand Papermaking event to meet Kelly, Michael, Jerushia, and fellow paper friends. We will have a display of back issues of the magazines and handmade paper portfolios for viewing and purchase–an event discount will be offered! For information on, and directions, to Callanwolde, please visit their website at www.callanwolde.org.
Publication Party Details
Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022, in tandem with the opening of the exhibition, “Preaching to the Choir: Kelly Taylor Mitchell”
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Location: Callanwolde Fine Arts Center, 980 Briarcliff Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, (404) 872-5338