SPIRITS FOR SPRUILL
UNVEILING CREATIVITY & COMMUNITY: JOIN US AT SPIRITS FOR SPRUILL featuring AMPLIFY
We’re thrilled to invite you to the much-anticipated event – Spirits for Spruill – at the Spruill Gallery on October 14 from 4 to 7 pm. This is your chance to be a part of a vibrant evening that celebrates a community that thrives on creativity and shared experiences.
4th Annual AMPLIFY Mural Unveiling
Brace yourselves for the grand reveal. From a nationwide Call for Entries, three finalists have been named (see bios below). The AMPLIFY Selection Committee will choose the winning entry in early September, and the mural will be installed for the October 14 event when guests become the first in the city to view the new design on the Spruill homestead Smoke House wall.
Spirits and Gastronomy: Sip, savor and celebrate the evening with spirits provided by Post Meridiem and cuisine provided by Renzo’s Fire.
Live Music: Immerse yourself in the rhythm of the evening with local blues rock favorites, the BFG band.
Tickets: $45 per person
Date: October 14, 2023
Time: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Spruill Gallery, 4691 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Dunwoody, Georgia 30345
In 2020, Spruill Gallery introduced AMPLIFY, an annual creative placemaking project on the Spruill Gallery grounds meant to engage the community through vibrant public art installations and to support working artists and the art economy. Each year, a national Call to Artists is announced and three finalists are chosen from the pool. In August/September, the AMPLIFY Selection Committee chooses the winning entry from among the three finalists. However, the winning artist and entry are kept under wraps until the Spirits for Spruill event in October, at which time the mural in revealed. The installation site is located on the side of the historic “Smoke House” facing the intersection of Ashford Dunwoody Road and Meadow Lane Road.
This year’s AMPLIFY finalists:
Atlanta-based artist Kate Burke received her BFA in Fabric Design in 2016 with honors from the University of Georgia. She moved to Atlanta in 2017 and shortly thereafter immersed herself within the Atlanta art community. Her career has developed steadily since moving to Atlanta, with solo and group showings throughout the United States in spaces such as the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, the Atlanta Contemporary, Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, Lyndon House Art Center. Athens, GA, the Dalton Gallery at Agnes Scott, Tiger Strikes Asteroid in Greenville, SC, Free Market Gallery, ATHICA, whitespec, Art Fields in Lake City, SC, Waiting Room Art, and Mint Atlanta.
Receiving distinguished awards such as the ArtFields Category Award for textiles in 2019, and with a growing list of fellowships including being chosen as a two-time Hambidge Center fellow and as one of 2021’s Leap Year artists, Kate recently debuted her solo show “Never let me go” in April 2022. She looks forward to participating as a 2023-2025 fellow of The Creatives Project in Atlanta, GA. She is a member of the Studio Artists Program at the Atlanta Contemporary.
Charity Hamidullah is a multi-disciplinary artist who has been living and creating in Atlanta, Georgia since 2011 and a current fellow of The Creatives Project (2023-2024). Her work began as a tattoo artist where she assisted in helping clients honor their identity through body adornment. Her admiration for her community soon transformed her canvas with hopes to inspire and uplift more individuals. Hamidullah utilizes color, figurative and environmental elements to illustrate stories of identity , empowerment, and growth while uniting spaces with the love language of art.
Georgia-born Dorothy Reavis is an artist and art educator. Dorothy works primarily in the Atlanta metro and North Georgia regions, where she taught art for 12 years. She currently serves as an instructor at Georgia Highlands College. She actively pursues public art opportunities as a part of fine art practice focusing on figurative and illustrative study. She uses various materials in her work combining traditional and contemporary techniques.
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