Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Best Blogger(s), LikeMinds, Preservation, Artists - What a Week

My brother called: "How'd you get best blogger?" Me: "Because I'm the best blogger?" He wasn't buying it.

I got a tweet on Thursday morning: I'm Creative Loafing's "Best Blogger" staff pick. I'm not worthy. (If you tweet, please follow me @terrykearns.)

Best blogger
: Terry Kearns
Staff Pick

If you find an Atlanta building charming, chances are Terry Kearns has blogged about it. If you're wondering what happened to one of your favorite structures, he's probably videotaped its demolition, complete with commentary. The bespectacled Web designer and architecture buff is a ubiquitous presence at art gallery happenings around town, and painstakingly details the cornices, columns, and goings-on in the local development world.
So THAT'S why they wanted a picture. Caricature by Tony Stewart. Last year's staff pick was one of my blog heroes Cameron Adams who does Atlanta Street Fashion.

That was Thursday. Then it was LikeMind on Friday morning at Octane for coffee courtesy of MailChimp.

Folks who can smile at 8 a.m. are better than I am. Lori Buff, Jen Soong, Tripp Cook, and Maigh Houlihan move, shake, and smile before coffee.

Wearing black is optional.  In this picture Jennifer Schwartz in black next to me, Jessica Weiss in blue behind Lori, and Sherri Copeland in black 2nd from right between Maigh and Jen.

Ashley Putnam was there, he's Atlanta's Burger and Brew blogger. He can only blog burgers and brew because he's a marathoner. See y'all next month.

Friday wasn't done. Reggie Darling (THE Reggie Darling) visited Atlanta on Friday and invited bloggers for cocktails at the Four Seasons. No pictures I regret.

I am NOT an erudite blogger. But Reggie is, and Blue, Jennifer, and Julieta are. They know stuff and know how to write.

Reggie Darling - The View From Darlington House has been restoring a circa  1817 house in New York state for more than a decade. Reggie is the nom-de-blog of a New Yorker. He doesn't just have readers, he has "dear" readers.

"Blue" author of The Blue Remembered Hills taught the history of design. In the world of sugar-sweet design blogs, Blue contributes a tiny but welcome bit of bite.

Jennifer Boles who blogs at The Peak of Chic is a design writer / historian. Jennifer has a book coming out in October, In with the Old: Classic Decor from A to Z. We Atlanta bloggers will be at the first book-signing, right?

Julieta Cadenas blogs at Lindaraxa, she's a banker with a food blog. She cooks 'em, she photographs 'em, she eat's 'em, she blogs 'em. (Mmmm...) I met her for first time on Friday.

There are so many great bloggers in Atlanta and room for plenty more.

More for Friday: The Atlanta Preservation Center Features the Rose House: A Rose on Peachtree Photography, Videography & Artifacts.  

The show is in my favorite Atlanta space, the drawing room in the L.P. Grant Mansion, patina galore.

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Jason Travis, Jessica Sheppard, and Michael Joe Morgan presented art, photography, and video at the Grant Mansion. Author / historian / collector Jeff Clemmons (not pictured) provided some Rose artifacts for the exhibition. It's open through October 11, 2013 Gallery Hours - Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm during the exhibit and by appointment.

Thanks to M.H. Mitchell, Inc. for supporting the show.

The Rose House is at 537 Peachtree Street. It was the forlorn old museum across from Crawford Long. "The Rufus M. Rose House has been on the APC's Most Endangered Historic Places List since 2007."

Saturday: Student Art in Grant Park and Established Art at Beep Beep.

I love student art shows because it's their very best stuff, it takes some courage, and who knows where they'll be in 5 years. Matt Haffner insists his Kennesaw State students do a show away from school this time at the Arts Exchange in Grant Park. The exhibit: "'waxing:waning' - an exhibition of photographic installations" was curated by Ben Goldman. 'waxing:waning' has a spot in the Atlanta Celebrates Photography 2013 Festival Guide. You can see it at the Arts Exchange until October 22, 2103.

Tracie Hinnant.

Jenny Woodall.

Sara Hollis.

Taylor Tolbert.

I finished off at Beep Beep Gallery with "Everythingalltogetherallatonce" new work by Jason Kofke.

Beep Beep Gallery is across Charles Allen from Grace Methodist. You can't imagine a gallery in this little space but it works. It's a bit intimidating for the gallery shy; there's no place to hide.

Jason was elsewhere stuck in transit but his "everything" was here.

Drawings, paintings, video, humor, and everything worth a close look.

Voyager's and Jason's message to ET. I really like these. Maybe it's a guy thing, if we look long enough we'll learn something.

Art requires time to grok. So you take little timeouts to chat with friends. Artist Craig Cameron, Art dealer Yu-Kai Lin.

What a week and it was only 3 days.



  1. You did have a busy weekend. Glad we got to visit during Likemind, it was good to see you.

  2. Congratulations, Terry, on your "Best Blogger" win!!! You soooooo deserve the recognition!

  3. A huge thanks for sharing your organization ..We are an interior designers gurgaon so this blog will be definitely inspiration for us.


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