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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Thank you, Atlanta!

Thank you for making our 11.11.11 bash a spectacular success! Read the Creative Loafing article here. The Lucky Penny wishes to thank our artists, crew, volunteers, hosts, sponsors and The Arts Exchange.

Want to find out more about the 70 artists who presented their work and performed at The Spectacular!? Contact us. We'll hook you up.

What can you expect next? We're looking to secure the resources to bring some mighty fine artists through town, and look forward to supporting the creation of a new major work by choreographer Blake Beckham in 2012. You can support your Lucky Penny by making a secure donation online, or giving your time as a volunteer to help us advance our mission.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

11.11.11 Spectacular! Spectacular! SCHEDULE!


11.11.11 Spectacular! Spectacular!
The Arts Exchange
750 Kalb Street SE, Atlanta, GA


Friday, 11.11.11, 6pm to 1am

6:00 Tea & Talk with Jill Sigman        
6:00 Reading by WonderRoot’s Loose Change Magazine          
7:00 Dance Performance by Maryn Whitmore          
7:30 Dance Performance by Alisa Mittin       
7:45 Performances by BurnAway          
8:20 Dance Performance by Maryn Whitmore          
8:30 Dance Performances by Tahni Holt, T. Lang, Alisa Mittin     
8:30 Film Screening by Dance Truck
10:00 Musical Performance by The Back Pockets         
11:30 Dance Party with DJ Santiago P├íramo      

On View all night: paintings by Karley Sullivan         


Saturday, 11.12.11, 11:30am to 5pm

11:30 – 1:00 Master Class with T. Lang Dance @ Paul Robeson Theater
11:30 – 3:30 Workshop with jill sigman/thinkdance * Pre-registration required
4:00 – 5:00 PROXIMITY Artist Talk @ The Gallery
with Nicole Livieratos & Patricia Henritze


Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Thank You, Possible Futures

For you Atlanta: we've planned a Spectacular Performance Party. With gracious support from:

Monday, October 24, 2011

Dance for Reel

Dance for Reel, an evening of dance for camera
Presented by the Emory Dance Program
Co-sponsored by Film & Media Studies
Curated by The Lucky Penny
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
7:30 – 8:30pm
Free Admission

Oxford Road Building, Presentation Room
Emory University, 1390 Oxford Road
How to find it: The Oxford Road building also houses the Barnes & Noble bookstore. There is a parking lot adjacent.  

4 shorts from The Dance Films Association, featuring contemporary work by national and international artists, many recently introduced to Atlanta audiences during their company premieres on local stages. Additionally, the program includes a screendance by Emory alumna Natalie Metzger. Check out our interview with the Atlanta Film Guide

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Burnaway: The Blow

Click HERE to read Burnaway's coverage of our Lucky Penny artist talk with Khaela Maricich and Melissa Dyne.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Lucky Us - We're Launching with The Blow

On Tuesday, June 28 at 8:30 pm, The Lucky Penny kicks off their daring programming with a lecture and performance by New York-based performance artist and musician Khaela Maricich and installation/conceptual artist Melissa Dyne. The duo performs under the moniker The Blow, with Maricich serving as front woman in an act that blurs the edges of pop music, performance art and site-specific theater.

During their Lucky Penny artist talk, The Blow will discuss their current collaborative performance tour, which stops in at the Drunken Unicorn on June 27th. Their lecture takes the shape of a performative presentation addressing the invisible boundary lines of convention and the alluring strangeness of creating a pop icon. They will shed light on the intricacies of their collaborative process, in which Dyne treats each stage show as a live art installation with lighting and sound elements interacting with the acoustics and architecture in each venue, while Maricich charms audiences with the crisp sweetness of her vocals wafting across dance beats.

The lecture will be co-presented by Dashboard Co-Op, and takes place in the Paul Robeson Theater at The Arts Exchange, located at 750 Kalb Street (accessible off Glenwood Avenue, between Moreland and Boulevard). While admission is free, donations to directly support the artists are encouraged.

The Blow performs on June 27 at the Drunken Unicorn (736 Ponce de Leon Avenue) where doors open at 8:30pm and the cover is $10.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Artist Biographies

The Blow


Khaela Maricich is a performing artist and pop musician. Under the name, The Blow, she has released a number of music albums and toured nationally and internationally. Working in music venues as well as art spaces, her performances explore and exploit the conventions of each format. Her recent work interweaves elements of narrative performance art with traditional pop-show dynamics. She has presented at such venues as The Kitchen, Irving Plaza, The Warhol Museum, Henry Fonda Theater, Great American Music Hall, and Wexner Center. She lives and works in New York City. The Blow's live performance is currently being produced in collaboration with artist Melissa Dyne.
Melissa Dyne is a conceptual and installation artist, whose large scale site-specific pieces have been exhibited in museums in the US and abroad. Her installations incorporate the physics of sound, light and spatial phenomena, frequently engaging in conversation with industry as well as spectator. Dyne’s solo exhibition, Glass, was presented at The Museum of Contemporary Craft, in 2008, and her works have been commissioned by the Museo de la Ciudad de Mexico, and performed in festivals in Mexico City, Hong Kong, and the United States. She currently lives in New York.