Photographer Abelardo Morell’s inventive career is driven by creative discovery. He has conceived of new ways of looking at everyday objects and harnessed the basic principles of optics to create unexpected and mesmerizing photographs. The Universe Next Door is a major retrospective and presents more than one hundred of Morell’s works, including a new series which was commissioned by the High Museum of Art here in Atlanta.
Over the past twenty-five years, Abelardo Morell has gained international renown for works that employ the language of photography to explore visual surprise and wonder.
Morell has turned his camera on conveyors of cultural meaning—such as family, books, maps, money, and museums – in extensive series that explore the perception of images. He has experimented with techniques including photograms, still-life tableaux, stop-motion studies, camera obscura, and most recently the tent camera – a portable camera obscura that projects the image of a landscape upon the surface of the ground.
Now, after decades of working exclusively in black and white, Morell has embraced color and returned to old themes and series to view them in a new spectrum. This retrospective of more than one hundred works made from 1986 to the present traces Morell’s innovative career as he continues to mine the essential strangeness and complexity of images.
Filmmaker Allie Humenuk has made a film entitled Shadow of the House, an in-depth documentary about Morell’s work and experience as an artist.
Photographer Abelardo Morell’s inventive career is driven by creative discovery. He has conceived of new ways of looking at everyday objects and harnessed the basic principles of optics to create unexpected and mesmerizing photographs. The Universe Next Door is a major retrospective and presents more than one hundred of Morell’s works, including a new series which was commissioned by the High Museum of Art here in Atlanta. Our own Director of Marketing, Richard Leon, is seen here with Abelardo at the opening of his exhibit.
We are currently hiring a Events Sales Manager and Bartenders. See below for job descriptions and how to apply!
The Studio + Lounge at the Artmore Hotel in Midtown Atlanta is looking for a few fresh, energetic bartenders.
The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
- minimum 6 months experience making drinks in a bar environment
- Must have basic knowledge of food and beverage preparation and service of various alcoholic beverages.
- Knowledge of the appropriate table settings, service-ware and menu items.
- Ability to read, sufficient to understand menus and special promotions, speak and write the English language to communicate with the guest, and take orders.
- Ability to remember, recite and promote the variety of menu items.
- Ability to transport large awkward trays weighing up to 30 lbs. through a crowded room on a continuous basis throughout shift.
- Ability to operate beverage equipment such as a blender.
- Ability to operate a keyboard and learn point-of-sale procedures to pre-check, order and close out a check.
All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.
Event Sales Manager
The Artmore Hotel is looking for a full time events sales manager to grow banquet business at the most beloved hotel in Atlanta. We are looking for someone that can drive business immediately to the hotel. Let us know if you are that candidate!
- Strong sales acumen
- Strong organizational skills
- Excellent time management
- Catering background
- Proven catering sales ability
- Computer literate
- Excellent written and verbal communication skill
- Disposition befitting a professional in the hospitality industry
- Bachelors degree preferred but not required
To apply send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Artmore would like to congratulate The Duty of Design on the successful launch party thrown in honor of their new website. The Duty of Design is a company formed by SCAD graduate, India Hayes, that seeks to provide quality design work for small, non-profit and charitable organizations. The Artmore was proud to serve as a community sponsor for the event.
The semi-costume party took place in the Atlantic Station gallery space on Saturday, November 2nd and brought together designers and non-designers alike in the celebration of a wonderfully creative concept, that is sure to help many great causes within the Metro Atlanta area.
For more information on The Duty of Design visit- www.designersduty.com
It’s that time again, time for another full moon. The one that falls directly after the Harvest Moon(which was Sept. 19) is called the Hunter’s Moon, and it happens this Friday night, Oct. 18. The best time to view it is 7:38 p.m. Eastern — though of course it shines brightly all night long.
Plus, there’s a lunar eclipse happening, too. It’s subtle, however, not a total eclipse but what’s called a penumbral eclipse, when the Earth’s outer shadow partially covers the lunar being. “You might see a little darkening. It happens very gradually. It’s not like a snap of the fingers,” Jim O’Leary, senior scientist at the Maryland Science Center, told Weather.com. That event begins around 5:50 p.m. eastern, peaks around at 7:50 p.m. and ends around 9:50 p.m., he added.
The total package should make for some pleasant sky gazing of this cool moon.
Its name — one of several catchy monikers including the Blood Moon and the Sanguine Moon — reputedly comes from those who used the light to their advantage, according to Science@NASA. “Hunters … tracked and killed their prey by autumn moonlight, stockpiling food for the winter ahead,” writes NASA’s Tony Phillips. “You can picture them: Silent figures padding through the forest, the moon overhead, pale as a corpse, its cold light betraying the creatures of the wood.”
Chinese lore also describes this moon as the Kindly Moon, reports the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium, and the Lakota Sioux called it the Moon When Quilling and Beading Were Done.
The Hunter’s Moon isn’t just any full moon. Like with other moons this time of year, its path — called an ecliptic — is shallow. That means for several nights in a row, the moon sits farther north on the horizon, according to EarthSky. “It’s this northward movement of the moon along the eastern horizon at moonrise,” EarthSky writes, “that gives the Hunter’s Moon its magic.”
Typically this time of year, the moon rises about 50 minutes later each day. Say it appeared in the night sky at 7:00 p.m. today, tomorrow it would show up around 7:50 p.m. For several days around the Hunter’s Moon, however, it only rises 30 to 35 minutes later. (In that same example, it would emerge at 7:00 p.m. tonight, 7:30 p.m. the next.)
Why does this matter? Well, if you lived at a time when you needed the moonlight to harvest and hunt by, it clearly did. “The light of moon allowed farmers to harvest their crops later into the night,” O’Leary said of the September Harvest Moon. By the Hunter’s Moon in October, “it’s time to go hunting for Thanksgiving and the fall. The prey is easier to find. Rather than the moon being up in the sky an hour or two after sunset, it’s up in the sky sooner…. There’s less of a period of darkness.”
So go out and enjoy. But be warned: “While you’re staring at the sky, you might hear footsteps among the trees, the twang of a bow, a desperate scurry to shelter,” NASA’s Phillips writes. “That’s just your imagination.”
The Peach Review recently came to the Artmore for a full feature photoshoot. Both a suite and our famous courtyard were featured juxtaposed against some iconic photos from the past.
The Artmore is becoming more and more popular as an Atlanta vintage photo venue. Below are a few takes from the shoot for the whole spread follow the link at the bottom.
The blog team is always scouring the internet for great content from both third parties and guests. Today we were psyched to find this brilliant pin up style photoshoot that was taken in one of our suites this past May.
According to the blog post, a group of friends decided to do the shoot to celebrate a 28th birthday. What resulted was a fabulous day of pampering with hair and makeup and some downright beautiful shots of the group.
Take a look at some of the shots that were taken by Jaimie Dee Photography.
For more photos take a look at more of her website:
Jaimie Dee Photography | http://www.jaimiedee.com
Back in 1983 the Dixie Classic Festivals were formed. The festival is open to all performance arts groups including (concert, band, choir and orchestra). This type of open festival is to inspire the growth and artistic expression. Although the festival gives out awards it is purely on a non-competitive basis.They are judged by a group of nationally known adjudicators.
Atlanta happens to be one of the six locations for the festival this year. Hickory High School Orchestra from Chesapeake, VA will be performing in the Dixie Classic Festival on Friday, April 12th. They are staying at Artmore Hotel this weekend and we couldn’t be more excited. We wish them luck and applaud them for their dedication to the Arts. We are sure they will receive many accolades and hope to see them back next year.