MOCA GA WAP Winner, Katherine Mitchell, To Premier "Places of Memory and Dreams" Dec. 17, 2011

MOCA GA Working Artist Project Winner, Katherine Mitchell, To Premier "Places of Memory and Dreams" Dec. 17, 2011

Online PR News – 14-December-2011 – – The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) announces the opening of the third installment in the 2010/2011 series of the Working Artist Project exhibitions – Katherine Mitchell: Places of Memory and Dreams. There will be an opening reception for Mitchell’s exhibition on Friday, Dec. 16, from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. There will be an Artist Talk by Mitchell on Thursday, January 26 at 7 p.m. with a reception beforehand at 6:30 p.m. The Artist Talk is free to the public. Katherine Mitchell: Places of Memory and Dreams runs Dec. 17 – March 31, 2012.

ABOUT “PLACES OF MEMORY AND DREAMS” EXHIBITION
The artist, Katherine Mitchell, states, “In this exhibition I explore the way in which houses where we have lived early in our lives affect our dreams, and thus our later creativity and art.”

MOCA GA Director, Annette Cone-Skelton states, “This completes the exhibitions for the 2010/2011 Working Artist Project winners. We’ve experienced three very different Atlanta artists in this series, illustrating the impact of a grant program such as WAP on our artistic community. During their one year tenure, each artist created incredible works of art and produced exciting solo exhibitions.”

ABOUT KATHERINE MITCHELL
Katherine Mitchell is an Atlanta-based artist who received a BFA from the Atlanta College of Art and a MFA from Georgia State University. Mitchell has exhibited extensively in Atlanta, nationally and internationally. She has had more than 20 solo exhibitions. In 2005, Mitchell had a major solo exhibition at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center and in 2006 she had her first museum solo exhibition at Factory/Kunsthalle/Krems in Austria. In 2007 Atlanta City Gallery East held a retrospective exhibition that spanned 32 years of Mitchell’s career. Her work has been collected by numerous museums, including the High Museum, MOCA GA, Carlos Museum, the Speed Museum in Louisville, KY, and the Arkansas Art Center. Mitchell has exhibited widely, including the National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington D.C., and the American Academy & Institute of Arts & Letters in New York. She is a retired Senior Lecturer in Drawing & Painting at Emory University, where she taught for more than 20 years. Mitchell was featured as one of twenty-seven artists in the recent Georgia Council for the Arts publication: “Georgia Masterpieces: Selected Works from Georgia Museums” and the MOCA GA exhibition it inspired, “Twenty Georgia Masters.” A Q&A with Mitchell can be found online at www.mocaga.org. Photos can be requested by emailing MOCA GA at info@mocaga.org.

ABOUT THE WORKING ARTIST PROJECT
The Working Artist Project is an award program that was developed by MOCA GA and is funded by a major grant from The Charles Loridans Foundation, with additional support from the National Endowment for the Arts. It was designed to support established visual artists of merit who reside in the Atlanta metropolitan area. This initiative provides an unparalleled level of support for individual artists, expands MOCA GA’s mission, and promotes Atlanta as a city where artists can live, work and thrive. Each year, MOCA GA selects three visual artists to receive the award. Among Atlanta's best and brightest, these artists are supported with an exhibition, a promotion, a studio assistant and a major monetary stipend to facilitate their work over the course of the year.

ABOUT THE MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART OF GEORIGA (MOCA GA)
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) collects and archives significant contemporary works by artists in the state of Georgia. To place its artists in a broader context, MOCA GA's exhibitions also include artists from around the world. MOCA GA's programs promote the visual arts by creating a forum for active interchange between artists and the community. MOCA GA is located at 75 Bennett Street in the TULA Art Center. Admission is free to members, $5 for non-members and $1 for students. For more information, please call 404-367-8700, visit www.mocaga.org or email info@mocaga.org. Hours are Tues. – Sat., 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., closed Sun. and Mon.

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The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA)
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Atlanta GA, 30309

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