Erica Elle

Flame thrower: Lawrenceville artist Erica Elle uses a blowtorch to create her vibrant paintings

Forget paintbrushes. Artist Erica Doggett-Alphin, who goes by Erica Elle, wields a blowtorch to create her kaleidoscopic paintings. “I’m a scientist in a lab,” says the Memphis native. “I started playing around with resin and alcohol-based paints, and when I mixed in fire, it made a flame. When the flames went down, I noticed that it created really cool textures.”
ACC Show 2016

American Craft Council Show is hipper than ever

For art collectors, the ACC that matters in March is the annual artisan show at the Cobb Galleria—where makers from all over the country come to stage Atlanta's best annual market.
TILA Studios Daisy Chain

TILA Studios exhibition Daisy Chain is a “homecoming” of black women artists

“I want the patrons to witness the power of collaboration that is fostered through elevating and empowering the creative economy in Atlanta,” says TILA Studios founder Tiffany Latrice. “These are Atlanta artists that deserved to be celebrated, recognized and embraced. This exhibition is more than just a display of their work and craftsmanship, it's a celebration, homecoming, and induction of a community of working artists that may be otherwise been overlooked.”
Eric Mack creating paper cutouts for his highly architectural paintings

For Eric Mack, nature is both canvas and muse

Mack uses acrylic and spray paint, handmade paper, and cutouts of white copy paper to create pieces that resemble an architect’s blueprints or a city grid.
Made Goods

Unusual proportions, artsy details: Made Goods opens a decor outpost at ADAC

Expect smoke and mirrors at Made Goods’s new showroom—that is, smoky hues and the brand’s hallmark statement mirrors. Open now in a 5,000-square-foot space at ADAC, the Los Angeles-based shop features home collections that put a perfect twist on classic pieces using rare materials, unusual proportions, and artsy details.
Serenbe Rural Studio

Sneak peek at Serenbe’s Tiny Houses for Artists

Serenbe hosts open houses at new artist cottage, with interiors designed by Steve McKenzie and Kerry Howard.
Sally King Benedict

Atlanta artist Sally King Benedict’s vivid paintings have a devoted following

Artist Sally King Benedict has earned a national reputation—becoming a favorite of regional publications like Garden & Gun and Southern Living. Online sales of her famous faces series sell out in minutes. She’s also presented solo shows at prestigious galleries. We met at her studio to discuss her inspiration, her work, and how she’s handling all of this success.
Charles Gandy

Design star turned Master Knitter Charles Gandy creates fantastical socks

“Who knows?” says Charles Gandy with a laugh, when asked what inspires his ideas for fantastical knitted socks. With witty names like Dancing with the Stars, DreadSox, and Eyes of March, his creations are meant to inspire wonder, not to warm feet.
Leisa Rich

Experimental artist Leisa Rich expresses her creativity using fabrics, found objects, and eco-plastics

The Atlanta artist talks about working with fiber, her upcoming Invisible:VisAble exhibit at the Abernathy Arts Center, and the children's book she wrote and illustrated.
Stan Topol

Build an expressive art collection with decorator Stan Topol’s 7 tips

From his days as an art student, when actress Joan Crawford presented him with a National Watercolor Show award, to his time spent working for New York design legend Billy Baldwin, who once entrusted his young protégé with hanging a client’s priceless Francisco Goya, Atlanta decorator Stan Topol has spent his life steeped in art.

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