The Archive at the APC

May 24, 2013

BURNAWAY is a 501(c)(3) non-profit online magazine and destination for engaged dialogue about the arts. The organization uses weekly reviews, columns, interviews, and podcasts to promote conversations about the arts in Atlanta. The Sunday Supper series continues these conversations face to face.

On Sunday, June 9, 2013 beginning at 5:30 pm, BurnAway will present The Archive as part of its Sunday Supper series. The evening’s meal, lectures and conversations, will take place at the Atlanta Preservation Center’s LP Grant Mansion. The speakers, who will present both traditional and creative applications of the archive, are: Boyd Coons, Executive Director of the Atlanta Preservation Center; Richard Pearce-Moses, Director, Master of Archival Studies Program, Clayton State University; Tom Zarrilli, photographer and researcher; Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier, artist and visual mythologist; and, Art and Margo Rosenbaum, Appalachian folk musicians and oral historians.

One Eared Stag is graciously providing a three-course meal and drink pairings designed by Chef Robert Phalen and bartender Brad Wyatt specially for this dinner. One Eared Stag is known for their creative takes on Southern classics and has become a dining destination in Atlanta. The dinner table will be designed and dressed by Straw Hat Press. Each guest will also be taking home a special archival present of their own, made by the print makers.

The following biographies are courtesy of BurnAway.

Richard Pearce-Moses has been an archivist for more than thirty years, working with materials ranging from the world’s oldest surviving photograph to terabytes of electronic records.  Currently, he is the directory of the Master of Archival Studies Program at Clayton State University.  Pearce-Moses may be best known for his work as principal author of A Glossary of Archival and Records Terminology.

Tom Zarrilli is an Atlanta based photographer, painter, conceptual artist and documentarian of ephemera. A long time Atlanta resident and student of this City’s history, Zarrilli relishes tossing a tasty salad of Atlanta historical facts, lies and innuendo towards who ever will listen to him.

Lynn Marshall-Linnemeier is a visual mythologist, a memory keeper.  She is guided by the idea of the journey, unmapped spaces and the magic that occurs when one goes looking for history and ancestors.  Her visual repertoire mythologizes and re-imagines historical incidences (especially those that are informed by race, gender, and stereotypes) using photography, painting, oral histories and primary source documents.  She uses these sources to tell the stories of the people in communities that she encounters.  Through the Journey Projects she focuses on toural communities (rural agricultural communities that rely on and/or are developing tourism), urban enclaves, and indigenous communities.  In many instances, culturally significant connections are revealed and spiritual connections are made.

Art Rosenbaum, born in 1938 in Ogdensberg,NY, is a painter, muralist, and illustrator, as well as a collector and performer of traditional American folk music. He earned his MFA in Painting at Columbia University and has worked in France on a Fulbright in Painting; he also has a Fulbright Senior Professorship in Germany. Among his exhibitions was the Corcoran’s 41st Biennial of American Painting, and his works are in many collections, including the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Columbus (GA) Museum. He has executed mural commissions at the UCLA School of Law and the Center for Humanities and Arts at the University of Georgia. His solo show in 2000 at the Blue Mountain Gallery in New York was reviewed in Art in America. Rosenbaum is Wheatley Professor in Fine Arts at the Lamar Dodd School of Art,University of Georgia and in 2003 was a recipient of a Governor of Georgia’s Award in the Humanities.

The APC is pleased to support this BurnAway program by hosting the event at the LP Grant Mansion.

Tickets are $75 and seating is limited to 60. To purchase tickets please visit the BurnAway site here.