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Press Release: Excuse The Art

Fly on a Wall presents socially distanced Excuse The Art, an annual works-in-progress series in partnership with The Windmill Arts Center.

Dates: 4/15/21 - 4/18/21- 8pm

Location: The Windmill Arts Center, 2823 Church Street, East Point GA 30344

Price: $5, $25

Refreshments: available by donation

Excuse The Art (ETA) is a works-in-progress series presented by The Windmill Arts Center in partnership with Fly on a Wall. The series highlights works-in-progress by the artists of Fly on a Wall as well as selected artists from the metro Atlanta area.

“For an independent artist, ETA takes the guesswork out of finding resources and making space for process. I’m thrilled to be bringing my own artistic visions to life, but also to connect with other creatives and nurture collective art making with my community. Fly on a Wall has stood beside me every step of the way, providing me with the tools to create for the moment and dream for the future; in this way especially, ETA is invaluable.” Scott Wheet, 2021 ETA Artist.

The second annual Excuse The Art is being reimagined this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Instead of being in the black box theater at the Windmill Arts Center, the performances will happen inside the white box, with the audience watching from the parking lot.

“We are excited by the idea of using the white box like a large shadow box. Not only is it safer, it’s also an interesting approach to making work.” Sean Nguyen-Hilton, Fly on a Wall.

The 2021 ETA artists were selected through an open call for submissions which was reviewed by a diverse panel of artists and educators. Leading up to the four night series, the 2021 ETA artists will develop their work at The Windmill Arts Center and engage in peer feedback.

2021 Excuse The Art Artists

Atarius Armstrong of ALA Dance

Leo Briggs

Perlizabeth De Leon

Flight of Swallows

Nathan Griswold of Fly on a Wall

Brice Anthony Heller

Nicole Johnson and Jimmy Joyner of Fly on a Wall

Dominique Kinsey

Kaela Kristina

Amelia Reiser

Scott Wheet

Sean Nguyen-Hiton of Fly on a Wall

Lauren Raper and Daniela Santiago

Nadya Zeitlin of Bautanzt Here

The proceeds generated by ticket sales will be divided amongst ETA artists at the culmination of the program. Due to social distancing there are a limited number of tickets. Audience seating outside in singles, pairs, triples, groups of four and fives, and standing room. Masks are required.

Benji Stevenson's "Return to Sender" - ETA 2020 Photo by Christina J Massad

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