Saturday, July 16, 2011

What a week: Art, Altitude, Sharpening, Turnstile and Window Dance, and "The Torch"

We had a fun week at Architecture Tourist Southern Command. The July 4th party was a hard act to follow but follow it we did starting at the July 9th Ponce Crush.


Beep Beep Gallery will celebrate it's 5th anniversary on August 6th, be there. After the show they'll party at the Highlands Inn Ballroom; ever been there? Congratulations to owners Mark Basehore and James McConnell.

Was this a coincidence? The Crush featured 6 lady artist in 3 galleries.
Top row: Sarah Perez, Che Smith, and Monica Ellis - aka Mon Ellis - showed at Kibbee Gallery
Bottom row: Marcy Starz (Beep Beep Gallery) , Patricia Patterson (Young Blood Gallery), Kelly McKernan (Beep Beep Gallery).

I've been following a teardown at the highest point in Virginia Highlands. At 1037 feet above sea level it's one of the highest residential lots in the City. Two words: rooftop deck. I'll have more to say on this: it's high up; it's in the trees; it's special.

It's a spec house at 1020 Bellevue. Check it out. It's getting it's warm cedar coat and will soon get it's stucco base and tower.

If you see partners Brian Ahern or Jeff Darby, you might get a tour.

The Morningside redo by architect Brad Heppner got its "white coat" of stucco. I asked Brad about it. He said, "Still some sharpening of the stucco profiles, but shaping up."

I'd never thought of "sharpening" before. Imagine how sloppy it could look if the corners, the lines, and arches aren't perfect. Brian Ahern told me that many stucco craftsmen are from eastern Europe.

glo ATL
is performing Liquid Culture. In their words: "A physical installation series of 5 Utopia Stations in four Atlanta locations, over 15 days." In my words: Dance out in the open. The final performances: July 22-23 7:30-8:30 PM 15th & Peachtree.

They performed at the Lindbergh MARTA station on July 14, Thursday evening. It's so easy to see, it's crazy, it's charming, it's kind of addictive to Architecture Tourists.

Do check out their turnstile line dance. It's sure to become an Atlanta craze.

On Friday, July 15 glo ATL performed in and around storefronts in Little 5 Points. It was odd and spooky even for L5P.


Dancer and photographer at one of Never's Owls.

When it's birthday season around here we bring in the Architecture Tourist pyro director.

The concentration is spectacular.

Perfect form.

The crowd will accept nothing less.

Hey, the week isn't over yet. I haven't even mentioned meeting the Dames Aflame at the Grand Opening of the Melvin Gallery at the Cotton Docks.


  1. The cedar on 1020 Bellevue is almost too pretty to be outside! Can't wait to see the finished product...
    The Morningside stucco is looking great. Of course nothing beats European craftmanship :)

  2. The paintings form the 6 ladies are amazing.

    Cool post.

  3. Shame we can't see pinkypants from the photographer's perspective! :-p


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