WCAC was founded by Dr. James L. Chappuis, MD, FACS, who has long been a proponent of the cultural development of Atlanta’s West Midtown, as well as an avid art collector and leader in the art world. WCAC’s goal is to challenge the way viewers observe and interact with Atlanta’s art scene by stimulating social awareness through avant-garde exhibitions, performances and events. In addition to housing a gallery-in-residence, WCAC creates a living gallery that supports a rotating collection of local, regional and internationally recognized artists and serves as a crisp and modern event venue.
Our investigation of fine art will be highlighted by a month-long exhibition and special events for artists, art-lovers and collectors. The exhibition, “Without Stopping” organized by Jonell Logan of 300 Arts Project, will feature the work of established and emerging local and national artists who are exploring contemporary social, political, and theoretical issues through their work. In support of artists and building a new generation of collectors, almost all of the work on view in the exhibition will be available for sale.
Artists featured: Lillian Blades, Alfred Conteh, Ya La’Ford, Shanequa Gay, Roni Nicole Henderson, Fahamu Pecou, Charly Palmer, Cheryl Riley, William Paul Thomas, Zipporah Camille Thompson, Cedric Umoja, Cosmo Whyte.
“Art doesn’t complete us – it makes us realize what we long for. Art shows us what came before and is a prelude to what is yet to come. A brilliant piece of art will bring the storm out of you. You may even discover a new mood or an underlying emotion each time you look at it. Isn’t that what makes the intensity of this colorful chaos so beautiful? Art is infinite. Art is liberation – freedom of the brush’s next move. Art is everything between blank canvas and the finishing stroke, yet far beyond what the eye alone can ever behold.” Dr. Dinesh Sharma
Aaron Whitehouse “FLOW” Art Opening Friday, March 9 / 7-10pm. On Exhibition through Friday March 30, 2018.
This body of work (FLOW) is meant to sow seeds of peace within the viewer- the calming feeling experienced when standing on the beach and taking in a deep breath is really what it’s about. It is also a meditation on surfing/surf culture and the art of flow. The idea that I could bring those simple yet powerful feelings to a major city with all it’s clamoring sounds and sensory overload is one I feel worth exploring…” – Aaron Whitehouse For more information, please click here:
Ongoing Exhibition – currently installed is a portion of Westside’s permanent collection, you find a strong variety of contemporary work from local and regional artists in various mediums including painting, photography and mixed media.
Joseph Guay Opening: Saturday, October 7 – Closing: Monday, November 27, 2017
Joseph Guay explores the two sides and battles of our sociological and political climate with his new body of work titled “DUEL // DUAL”… Elements of the exhibition include photographs and sculptures diving into the production and disarmament of weapons; paintings made from motor oil, shattered high-rise glass and gunpowder dealing with terrorism and the alternative reasons for war; sculptures created from live round ammunition and handguns revealing the hidden truths of consumer protection and fear.
Join us Saturday, October 7th from 7 to 10pm as Atlanta’s Westside Cultural Arts Center (WCAC), returns with their popular and thought-provoking Art Opening Series, for the opening of Joseph Guay – “Duel // Dual”
Carter Jones – Opening: Friday, August 18 – Closing: Monday, September 4, 2017
Visually impaired artist, Carter Jones, in his solo show ôNIGHT VISION.ö
What you should know and why we find his work so inspiring, Carter Jones is blind: In January 2013 Jones lost 100% of his vision due to Macular Degeneration and was declared legally blind. After consulting with many physicians, in March 2013 he chose to undergo experimental procedures which allowed him to regain 10% -15% vision in one eye.
Jali Taccone – Opening: Friday, September 8 – Closing: Monday, September 25, 2017
Jali Taccone, born in Milan, Italy in 1977, is a single mother of two girls, polyglot, former UN employee and most notably, self taught oil painter from early childhood.
She presents us her first public collection here in Atlanta where sheÆs been residing over the last six years. Previously homed in New York, Guatemala City, Bangui, Paris, and Scottsdale.
From the Baseline: 40 Years Beneath the Rim with Scott Cunningham – On exhibition: Thursday, August 3 – Monday, August 14, 2017 Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Friday 11:00am – 4:00pm.
Scott Cunningham has had the best seat in the house for some of the biggest moments in sports, capturing the thrill of victory and agony of defeat for posterity. After 40 seasons photographing the Atlanta Hawks and many of the worldÆs best athletes on the field of play and off. From the Baseline: 40 Years Beneath the Rim, curated by by Michael David Murphy of Atlanta Celebrates Photography, puts a spotlight on ScottÆs photographic journey in a completely new way.
Fidia Falaschetti – Opening: Friday, July 14th – Closing: Thursday, July 19, 2017
Westside Cultural Arts Center (WCAC) blurs the lines of political correctness by bringing art and irony to Wes Midtown on Friday, July 14 from 7 to 10 p.m., with the opening of its latest exhibit by internationally acclaimed artist, Fidia Falaschetti, who will be making his Atlanta debut. “Wor(d) in progress,” boldly confronts society with pieces entitled “Freaky Mouse,” “Meanie Mouse” and “Poker Cheap” along with many others, putting a spin on iconic classics through sarcasm and contemporary art. The installation will also feature a collaborative piece with Atlanta art icon, DL Warfield.
George Settos – To The Edge and Back