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Sally Hansell
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Freelance writer Sally Hansell, based in Roswell, GA, contributes to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Sculpture , BURNAWAY, Surface Design, and other publications. She also is at work co-authoring a book on Roswell's historic African-American community.

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Nature Adds a Psychedelic Spin to Lucinda Bunnen's Photography

(3) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 11:45 AM

"The minute I saw those two photographs, I said, 'Oh, my lord, that's fabulous. How can I make that happen?'" says Lucinda Bunnen, recalling when she discovered two damaged slides while winnowing her archives of 60 years.

While some people might have been dismayed, even though only two...

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Dancing in Paradise: An Encounter with Howard Finster

(0) Comments | Posted April 11, 2014 | 12:51 PM

For the past few months, Lauri Stallings, an innovative choreographer in Atlanta, has been having deep conversations with Rev. Howard Finster, the folk artist and evangelical preacher who died in 2001. Their tete-a-tetes have concerned how she might create a contemporary dance installation at Paradise Garden,...

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Georgia University Censors Art Addressing White Supremacism

(4) Comments | Posted March 3, 2014 | 5:11 PM

Kennesaw State University President Daniel Papp ignited a firestorm in Atlanta's art world on Thursday when he demanded that an artist's work be removed from the inaugural exhibition of the university's new Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art.

During a walk-through two days before the museum's grand opening, Papp...

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35 Portraits of RuPaul: The Drag Queen as Muse

(0) Comments | Posted December 14, 2013 | 9:49 AM

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Photo: Aubrey Longley-Cook


Legendary drag queen RuPaul has inspired many men to don outlandish wigs, glittery dresses and towering heels to step up their lady game. For Atlanta artist Aubrey Longley-Cook, the diva provided inspiration of a different sort....

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Photographer Sheila Pree Bright Puts Civil Rights Activists In Your Face In Downtown Atlanta

(0) Comments | Posted November 16, 2013 | 12:51 PM

"For a year I've been listening to elders talk," Sheila Pree Bright said one recent Saturday morning at Dancing Goats coffee bar in Atlanta. I was meeting the nationally exhibited photographer to learn more about her public street art series 1960 Who, which launched last month....

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John Q Explores 'Queer Migration,' Screening Crawford Barton Films at Atlanta Cyclorama

(0) Comments | Posted May 23, 2013 | 7:28 PM

Let no one accuse the Atlanta Cyclorama of being a stodgy institution. On May 17 and 18 the museum boldly allowed art collective John Q to stage "The Campaign for Atlanta: An Essay on Queer Migration" as an after-hours event. The climax was the screening of...

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Facebook War: Blue Crosses Fight Red Equal Signs

(389) Comments | Posted April 3, 2013 | 9:00 AM

It is a battle of red vs. blue all over again, this time waged on Facebook with profile images. I was surprised to read in the Marietta Daily Journal that students at one high school in Cobb County, Ga., are posting blue Christian cross signs as their Facebook...

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Anti-Gay Private Schools Reap Georgia's Tax Dollars

(2) Comments | Posted March 27, 2013 | 3:11 PM

Driving to my local supermarket in Roswell, Ga., I routinely pass a large complex of buildings and athletic fields set behind a landscaped berm. I never gave much thought to Fellowship Christian School. Then I stumbled across the "question of the week" in my online community newspaper: "Should public monies...

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