Join us this summer at the High Museum of Art to experience the engaging outdoor installation Mi Casa, Your Casa, designed by Héctor Esrawe and Ignacio Cadena.

Play, create, and enjoy on your own as well as attend performances by leading Atlanta arts organizations.

HIGH from our Casa… with WonderRoot’s Kevin Byrd!

As we get ready for an amazing installation on September 19 - 25.  Let’s get to know the man behind the art, Kevin Byrd!

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1) What is your role with WonderRoot?

WonderRoot has played a critical role in my own artistic development. I was amongst a group of twelve selected for the first Walthall Fellowship, a year-long artist development program.

2) How did you first get involved with creating art?

  • A passing trip through Marfa, Texas and the work of Donald Judd, John Chamberlain, and Dan Flavin. I speak about this, minimalism, and the journey from design to art: CLICK HERE!

3) Which artists inspire you?

  • Mike Stasny

4) Favorite place to see art in Atlanta?

  • There is so much happening right now around Atlanta. It’s everywhere.

5) Do you listen to music while you’re working? If so, what do you listen to when creating?

  • I make seasonal playlists called CHIRP. It’s all over the map. Check it out: HERE.

6) What book is currently on your nightstand?

  • How to Install Nest.

7) Grits or Hashbrowns?

  • GRITS

8) What advice would you give to a high school senior contemplating art school?

  • Go to a technology school.

9) Do you work on art every day, regardless of whether or not you’ve been commissioned, or wait for inspiration to strike?

  • Making is discovery.  I make every day.

10) What about the houses inspires you?

  • My favorite thing is it acts as scaffolding for artistic interventions. It’s a framework.

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Here is a little taste of what’s to come on September 26!

CORE, a contemporary dance organization, creates, performs, and presents compelling, original dance that ignites the creative spirit and actively engages in international cultural conversations. 

Come and see CORE Performance Company’s performance of a home is a home is a home on Sept. 26 at 7 and 8 p.m.!

(Photo credit: Sue Schroeder)

HIGH from our Casa… with Sonic Generator’s Tom Sherwood!

Along with the Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi performance this coming weekend we also have Georgia Tech’s Sonic Generator performing.  Take a look at what we learned about their Artistic Director and percussionist: Tom Sherwood!

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1) What is your role with Sonic Generatof?

  • I’m the Artistic Director and percussionist with Sonic Generator.

2) What do you love most about your job?

  • Between my job with the ASO and playing with Sonic Generator, I get to perform some of the greatest, most beautiful, exciting, and interesting music in the world.  The thing I love most about what gets labeled as “classical music” is its endless variety.  I’m challenged every week by something different.  I get to explore and play with the creative energies from hundreds of years of composers and musicians.    

3) What musician or composer inspires you?

  • That changes all the time.  Right now it would be John Zorn, Steve Reich, Tom Waits, Stravinsky.

4) Your favorite spot to see live music in Atlanta.

  • I perform so much that I don’t get to see too many performances.  I love that classical music can be performed pretty much anywhere, though.  Find a space for someone and their instrument and really any place can become a special place to hear something.  Finding that moment where the space and the music create a magical experience is what gets me excited.    

5) What’s on your iPod?

  • I don’t own an iPod.

6) Go to karaoke song?

  • I’ve never tried karaoke.  My family are the only ones subjected to my awful singing.

7) Do you ever get stage fright and if so, how do you overcome it?

  • All the time.  Aren’t you supposed to just imagine people in their underwear to get rid of it??  Doing physical things helps me.  I run.  I also do a lot of mediation and mental practice.

8) What do you tell students who are looking to make a career in music?

  • You have to love playing more than anything else.  The love of simply producing sound on your instrument has to be what drives you the most.  If you can’t live without that, then go for it.  

9) What excites you about the houses?

  • That they transform the space into something different.

10) What do you enjoy about performing on the Sifly Piazza?

  • I’ve always thought Sifly Piazza was one of the more beautiful spots in Atlanta.  I always feel good and happy when I’m there.  I’d love to see more people embrace it.  The architecture, the trees, the grass.  It feels like a lovely oasis to me.

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HIGH from Our Casa with… Atlanta Ballet’s John Welker!

Join us on Friday August 22 and Friday August 29 for Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi peformance, Me in Your FallHolding Ground, & Yours is Mine!  Both performances will take place in the Mi Casa, Your Casa installation and begin at 8 p.m.  **Bonus: Sonic Generator will be joining Wabi Sabi’s performance on August 29!

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Before visiting on these Friday’s, let’s get to know Wabi Sabi’s Founder, John Welker!

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1) What is your role with Atlanta Ballet’s Wabi Sabi?

  • I’m the Founder and Ballet Master of Wabi Sabi.  Those titles speak to a small portion of my involvement with Wabi Sabi, in a nutshell I do anything and everything to make it successful for the artists and audience.

2) What do you love most about your job?  

  • The people I get to work with.  They are creative, beautiful inside and out, selfless, and completely committed.

3) What choreographer or dancer inspires you?

  • As terribly trite as this may sound, I’m inspired by the dancers of the Atlanta Ballet: The people I get to work with. 

4) Your favorite place to dance in Atlanta. 

  • The Atlanta Botanical Gardens

5) What are you currently reading? 

  • A cookbook “Ottolenghi” by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi What can I say, I love food.

6) Beatles or Rolling Stones? 

  • Easy, the Beatles

7) How do you warm up before you perform?  

  • I stretch, listen to some music, eat, and try to find time to take a nap.  

8) Best advice a teacher ever gave you: 

  • Talent is ninety percent hard work.

9) What excites you most about the houses? 

  • It’s public art, accessible to all. 

10) What do you enjoy about performing on the Sifly Piazza?  

  • It’s a public gathering space, in a place that’s known to Atlantan’s as a place of and for art.  When we perform there, I feel we are using the space for what it’s intended for.  

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