An Evening with Eve Ewing, Sarah Kay, Amanda Torres & Mahogany L. Browne
Apr
29
7:00 PM19:00

An Evening with Eve Ewing, Sarah Kay, Amanda Torres & Mahogany L. Browne

  • Commercial Row at Margaret Mitchell House (map)
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AIR Serenbe presents, in partnership with Atlanta History Center, four of the nation's top spoken word poets for ONE NIGHT ONLY in Atlanta. Sarah Kay, Mahogany L. Browne, Eve Ewing, and Amanda Torres will be in Georgia as part of the SWACC! Focus Fellowship at AIR Serenbe. SWACC! is an award residency that supports spoken word artists whose work demonstrates an advanced commitment to community and collaboration. Join us for an unforgettable evening with these four artists on one stage.

Commercial Row @ Margaret Mitchell House
Doors at 6pm
Show at 7pm
Book signing after the show through Hills & Hamlets Bookshop.

$20 Advance General Admission
$15 Advance Students & Seniors
$25 All tickets at the door
Cash bar available. 

Purchase Advance Tickets HERE

 

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Teaching Artists Summit Showcase with Four Corners Fellowship
May
4
8:00 PM20:00

Teaching Artists Summit Showcase with Four Corners Fellowship

Join us for an evening of poetry and performance from this year’s Teaching Artists Summit, presented by Four Corners Fellowship. Our hosts for the evening, Sarah Kay and Mahogany L. Browne, will feature the work of seven other teaching artists from across the nation.

Featured artists:
Sarah Kay / New York, NY
Mahogany L. Browne / Brooklyn, NY
Amanda Torres / Brooklyn, NY
José Olivarez / Chicago, IL
Sofía Snow / New York, NY
Isa Borgeson / San Francisco/Oakland, CA
Whitney Greenaway / New York, NY and Dominica
Matthew Cuban / Los Angeles, CA
Qiana Cutts / Atlanta, GA

$10 General Admission
$7 Students / Seniors
Doors at 7:30pm, Show at 8pm
Buy Your Tickets HERE

 

More about the Teaching Artists Summit from Four Corners Fellowship:

In our experience, the best version of a teaching artist is a working artist who is dedicated to their own craft, but who is also committed to the empowerment of young people and the cultivation of community. They are not interested in solitary confinement for the development of their art, but are invested in engagement and education that increases their students’ and mentees’ access to skills, resources, justice, safety, and joy. Finding teaching artists who are dedicated to these principles is both rare and also possible, but so many of them are isolated from each other, forced to “re-invent the wheel” within their own region, without a space to share best practices, seek help, or recharge.

We know how valuable these humans are, how demanding their work is, and we wanted an opportunity to identify, celebrate, and reward them for their work. We also wanted to offer them a place to gather, create, and build together.

 

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AIR Serenbe, the non-profit artist residency program of the Serenbe Institute, invests in artists of all disciplines.  We provide the time and space necessary for the creation of new work, as well as focused public programming that brings audiences in close contact with creative processes and practices.

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Filmer and Dinner at Serenbe
May
10
8:00 PM20:00

Filmer and Dinner at Serenbe

We are pleased to bring all of the 2017 Filmer films back together for a one-night screening at Serenbe. These films premiered to a live audience at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta in November of 2017, but this is the first time the films will be shown in Chattahoochee Hills, in and of the place that inspired them. If you missed the premiere of these 16 short films, created by metro Atlanta filmmakers about AIR Serenbe artists, then this free screening will be a great chance to catch them. And, if you were at the premiere and just need to see these beautiful short films again, we'll see you down at Serenbe!

For this screening, we are partnering with chef Brian Moll and the Farmhouse Restaurant for a pre-show special menu. Chef Moll will create a special $40 three-course dinner designed to delight your palate and get you to Filmer on time! Additionally, there will be a cash bar for wine, beer, and cocktails at the screening.

A portion of proceeds from tonight's dinner and drinks will go to benefit AIR Serenbe.

The Filmer screening is a FREE event, but RSVPs are required.
RSVP HERE.

Drinks and doors open at 7:15pm
Screening at 8pm.

Total run-time is 80min.

To make a dinner reservation, call The Farmhouse at (770) 463-2622 or go to serenbefarmhouse.com
*For those who book online, please add a note mentioning you will be attending the show and that you are visiting for the special menu. The Farmhouse requests that these reservations be made for no later than 6:30pm to ensure guests are able to finish in time for Filmer.
 

More about Filmer:
Filmer brings to life the untapped creative energy of emerging and established Atlanta filmmakers by pairing them with some of the most interesting artists from all over the country. In this match up, we commission filmmakers to make an original short portrait film that illuminates something of the artist’s person and process. We give the filmmakers full creative control over the films, pay them an honorarium, provide them with a residency, and honor them as the artists they are. At the end of the year, we present a premiere of all Filmer films to a live audience in a large theater right here in Atlanta.

In 2017, our first year of Filmer, we commissioned seven filmmakers to create a total of 16 short films, ranging in length from two to twenty minutes. We premiered all of the films in one night at the Woodruff Arts Center, followed by a VIP party at Edgar Allan’s office for featured filmmakers and artists, as well as our partners, patrons, and advisors.  The films now live on our website and YouTube channel and are available for viewing and sharing by the public. Poets & Writers Magazine recently featured one of our films on the poet Eve Ewing (made by Adam Forrester) and The Bitter Southerner ran a story with six of the Filmer films.

 

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NURTURING CRITICAL MOMENTS OF IMAGINATION

AIR Serenbe, the non-profit artist residency program of the Serenbe Institute, invests in artists of all disciplines.  We provide the time and space necessary for the creation of new work, as well as focused public programming that brings audiences in close contact with creative processes and practices.

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5th Annual Serenbe Home Tour
Oct
14
1:00 PM13:00

5th Annual Serenbe Home Tour

  • Grange and Swann Ridge Neighborhoods (map)
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Come see the unique designs of select Serenbe homes and learn more about the people and the collections that bring them to life.

$35 advance ticket
$40 at the door
$100 VIP Brunch & Tour

Get your tickets HERE
 

All proceeds from the 5th Annual Serenbe Home Tour support AIR Serenbe.

For more information, contact info@serenbehometour.com.
See more about the Serenbe Home Tour at www.serenbehometour.com.

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Four Sevens Dinner Series: Food & Giving
Apr
14
6:00 PM18:00

Four Sevens Dinner Series: Food & Giving

**This event is SOLD OUT**
 

Dominique Love and Mike Greto invite you to the second Four Sevens Dinner Series to benefit AIR Serenbe and The Giving Kitchen

We'll hear from AIR Serenbe's latest resident, food writer John Kessler, who has been writing a book for The Giving Kitchen, a nonprofit organization that provides emergency support to members of the food and beverage industry. 

The evening will also be the debut of PeachDish's national, dinner-party-in-a-box program to The Giving Kitchen. 

Wines poured by Nadine Bratti, Proprietress, The General Store at Serenbe.

Cocktails
Four-Course Family Style Meal
Wine
$75 Donation / Person
Purchase tickets HERE

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Walkthrough with Andrew Moore and Blue Alabama
Apr
12
6:30 PM18:30

Walkthrough with Andrew Moore and Blue Alabama

Jackson Fine Art, AIR Serenbe, and The Bitter Southerner are pleased to present an exclusive walkthrough with photographer Andrew Moore of his newest body of work, Blue Alabama. Join us for an evening of stories behind the work.

New York City-based Andrew Moore completed a residency at AIR Serenbe in 2015. He flew into Hartsfield Jackson Airport, rented a car, checked in at AIR Serenbe, and then wandered west. Blue Alabama is the result of Moore's explorations over the next two years, a collection of over 100 photographs taken exclusively in Alabama. 14 of these photographs will be on display at Jackson Fine Art from April 13th to July 7th.

"This newest body of work on Alabama deals with themes of loss and resilience, but given the troubled narrative of the South and the interweaving of fear, cruelty, beauty and spirituality, it’s inherently a more complex and provocative equation. One can see certain themes developed, such as the strong presence of women in southern society, the resonance of the color black, the connectivity of the past to the present, and certainly the tradition of storytelling and conversation which informs so many of the pictures. I also have a sense, perhaps because of the long history of adversity, that the story of Alabama at this moment in time is of growing importance, and that no region of the country better encapsulates the contrasts, the challenges, and the aspiration for truth and reconciliation." -Andrew Moore, 2018

We hope you can join us on Thursday, April 12th for this special preview and conversation with one of the top photographers working today.

Space is limited.
Please RSVP HERE.
 

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NURTURING CRITICAL MOMENTS OF IMAGINATION
AIR Serenbe, the non-profit artist residency program of the Serenbe Institute, invests in artists of all disciplines.  We provide the time and space necessary for the creation of new work, as well as focused public programming that brings audiences in close contact with creative processes and practices. 

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The Other Night School: B-girls and Bombshells: The Other 1950s Women
Apr
10
6:00 PM18:00

The Other Night School: B-girls and Bombshells: The Other 1950s Women

Dr. Stephanie Chalifoux, Assistant Professor of History, University of West Georgia

The iconic 1950s images of women baking, vacuuming in pearls, and staying home to raise children form a persistent, if incomplete, depiction of the era. Alongside the growth of the suburbs and the nuclear family developed a vibrant commercial sex market that included prostitution and Playboy. Join us as we cast off the nostalgic lens and explore the world of the other 1950s women.

RSVP HERE

THE OTHER NIGHT SCHOOL

The Other Night School is a lecture series in partnership with Hills & Hamlets Bookshop, the University of West Georgia College of the Arts and HumanitiesUWG School of the Arts, and AIR Serenbe. University professors give talks on topics of interest—historical, intriguing, and curious—in a setting relaxed and dynamic. Following the lecture is a conversation with the speaker, a question-and-answer discussion paired with wine and cheese. 

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NURTURING CRITICAL MOMENTS OF IMAGINATION
AIR Serenbe, the non-profit artist residency program of the Serenbe Institute, invests in artists of all disciplines.  We provide the time and space necessary for the creation of new work, as well as focused public programming that brings audiences in close contact with creative processes and practices. 

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TECHNOSELF with Deantoni Parks
Mar
16
8:00 PM20:00

TECHNOSELF with Deantoni Parks

Presented by AIR Serenbe, ArtsATL, and Atlanta Science Festival

Critically acclaimed drummer Deantoni Parks will present a special performance and conversation that explores the balancing of technology and self. Parks will explore how musicians augment their natural talents with technology, harnessing its powers to fuel their own vision. According to Parks, “The relationship between music and technology is always evolving, but true music cannot exist without a soul.” From this philosophical starting point, Parks will engage with a live audience to seek out where an equilibrium between human expression and machine meticulousness lies.

Deantoni Parks, one of the top drummers working today, displays through his work a sleek and intuitive balance between raw rhythmic physicality and machine-like precision. Parks tours internationally, and his talent have led him to collaborations with John Cale, Sade, the Mars Volta and Flying Lotus as well as teaching at the Berklee College of Music.

Get your tickets HERE
$7 Advance tickets
$10 At the door

Parks is one of 2018's artists-in-residence with the Transient Project Residency at AIR Serenbe. Transient is a collaboration between AIR Serenbe and ArtsATL that celebrates touring musicians and composers and invests in their exploring of new directions.

Learn more about Transient Project Residency HERE.

Learn more about Atlanta Science Festival HERE.

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NURTURING CRITICAL MOMENTS OF IMAGINATION
AIR Serenbe, the non-profit artist residency program of the Serenbe Institute, invests in artists of all disciplines.  We provide the time and space necessary for the creation of new work, as well as focused public programming that brings audiences in close contact with creative processes and practices. 

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An Evening with Buddy Wakefield
Mar
14
8:00 PM20:00

An Evening with Buddy Wakefield

Please contact groceryonhome@gmail.com for tickets and information. 

Buddy is 2018 Frances Focus Fellowship recipient, awarded to a storyteller with deep ties to the American South.

Buddy Wakefield is a three-time world champion spoken word artist featured on the BBC, HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, ABC Radio National and signed to Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records. In 2004 he won the Individual World Poetry Slam Finals thanks to the support of anthropologist and producer Norman Lear then went on to share the stage with nearly every notable performance poet in the world in over 1500 venues internationally from The Great Lawn of Central Park, Zimbabwe’s Shoko Festival and Scotland’s Oran Mor to San Quentin State Penitentiary, House of Blues New Orleans and The Basement in Sydney, Australia.

An author at Write Bloody Publishing and an original Board of Directors member with Youth Speaks Seattle, Buddy is published internationally in dozens of books with work used to win multiple national collegiate debate and forensics competitions. Wakefield, who is not concerned with what poetry is or is not, delivers raw, rounded, disarming performances of humor and heart.

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The Other Night School: Silence as Substance
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

The Other Night School: Silence as Substance

Dr. Alison Umminger, Professor of English, University of West Georgia

In a world of ever-increasing business and noise, how can contemplative practice add greater meaning and sanity to our daily lives? Is silence best understood as an absence or a rich space that we may inhabit? Join us as we investigate the very substance of silence.

RSVP HERE

The Other Night School

The Other Night School is a lecture series in partnership with Hills & Hamlets Bookshop, the University of West Georgia College of the Arts and HumanitiesUWG School of the Arts, and AIR Serenbe. University professors give talks on topics of interest—historical, intriguing, and curious—in a setting relaxed and dynamic. Following the lecture is a conversation with the speaker, a question-and-answer discussion paired with wine and cheese. 

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NURTURING CRITICAL MOMENTS OF IMAGINATION
AIR Serenbe, the non-profit artist residency program of the Serenbe Institute, invests in artists of all disciplines.  We provide the time and space necessary for the creation of new work, as well as focused public programming that brings audiences in close contact with creative processes and practices. 

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The Chef Experiment: The Four Sevens Dinner Series to benefit AIR Serenbe
Feb
24
6:30 PM18:30

The Chef Experiment: The Four Sevens Dinner Series to benefit AIR Serenbe

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

 

Join 3 James Beard nominated chefs for a delightfully surprising and delicious, 9-course epicurean experience with mind-blowing flavors paired with unique wines and innovative cocktails.

Featured Chefs:
FERRELL ALVAREZ  Rooster & the Till, Tampa, FL
BRITTANNY ANDERSON  Metzger Bar and Butchery, Richmond, VA
MAXIMILLIAN PETTY  Eden Hill, Seattle, WA

Wines poured by Myles Gallagher, Rooster & the Till
Cocktails by award-winning mixologist, Tiffanie Barriere, The Drinking Coach

Cocktails 6:30pm (VIP @ 6pm)
Dinner at 7:30pm 

Tickets HERE

Minimum Donation: $190 per person. $250 per person VIP (begins at 6pm).

Proceeds benefit AIR Serenbe.

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NURTURING CRITICAL MOMENTS OF IMAGINATION
AIR Serenbe, the non-profit artist residency program of the Serenbe Institute, invests in artists of all disciplines.  We provide the time and space necessary for the creation of new work, as well as focused public programming that brings audiences in close contact with creative processes and practices. 

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An Evening with Poet/Physician Dr. Charles Bardes
Feb
24
5:00 PM17:00

An Evening with Poet/Physician Dr. Charles Bardes

Join 2018 New Georgia Arts Literary Achievement Award recipient Charles Bardes for a remarkable evening of poetry.

The New Georgia award supports Charles with residencies at AIR Serenbe and Newnan Art Rez and a $10,000 prize. Funding for this award, one of the largest in the American South, comes from the School of the Arts at the University of West Georgia, the Blackwell Trust, and the Warren and Ava Sewell Foundation.

Additional support for this public event provided by Community Care Network and Inn at Serenbe.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
RSVP HERE

Charles Bardes is a practicing physician whose most recent book, Diary of Our Fatal Illness (University of Chicago, Phoenix Poets, 2017) is an extended prose poem that narrates an aged man’s illness and death. Other poems, essays, and ruminations have appeared in Agni, Great River Review, Literary Imagination, The New England Journal of Medicine, Ploughshares, Proto, Raritan, and scattered anthologies. Pale Faces: The Masks of Anemia (Bellevue Literary Press, 2008) is an extended lyric essay on the cultural and mythological underpinnings of a common disease construct.

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NURTURING CRITICAL MOMENTS OF IMAGINATION
AIR Serenbe, the non-profit artist residency program of the Serenbe Institute, invests in artists of all disciplines.  We provide the time and space necessary for the creation of new work, as well as focused public programming that brings audiences in close contact with creative processes and practices. 

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Speaking of Making with New Territories
Jan
20
5:00 PM17:00

Speaking of Making with New Territories

Join us for a panel conversation with this year’s New Territories playwrights, joined by Brian Clowdus (Serenbe Playhouse), Brandon Hinman (AIR Serenbe), and dramaturg Tira Palmquist.

Free and Open to the Public
Tickets HERE

Serenbe Playhouse and AIR Serenbe (the artist-in- residence program at Serenbe) are proud to announce the 3rd year of a new play development program unlike any other: the New Territories Playwriting Residency, a Writers-in- Residence Program for Outdoor, Site-Specific Plays. For the third year, New Territories will bring three writers to Chattahoochee Hills, GA to develop new outdoor, site-specific theater. 2018 playwrights are Renee Calarco, Donnetta Grays,  and Audrey Cefaly.

 

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NURTURING CRITICAL MOMENTS OF IMAGINATION

AIR Serenbe, the non-profit artist residency program of the Serenbe Institute, invests in artists of all disciplines.  We provide the time and space necessary for the creation of new work, as well as focused public programming that brings audiences in close contact with creative processes and practices. 

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