Author Archives: Layla

MET OPER LIVE IN HD: LA FANCIULLA DEL WEST

November 23

MET OPERA LIVE IN HD: AKHNATEN

Director Phelim McDermott tackles another one of Philip Glass’s masterpieces, following the now-legendary Met staging of Satyagraha. Star countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo is the title pharaoh, the revolutionary ruler who transformed ancient Egypt, with the striking mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges in her Met debut as his wife, Nefertiti. To match the opera’s hypnotic, ritualistic music, McDermott […]

October 16

ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN FILM FESTIVAL OPENING NIGHT: THE NEW BAUHAUS

The Architecture & Design Film Festival, celebrates the unique creative spirit that drives architecture and design. With a curated selection of films, events and panel discussions, ADFF creates an opportunity to entertain, engage and educate all types of people who are excited about architecture and design. With well-attended screenings, legendary panelists, vibrant discussions and events […]

September 22

FUNDRAISER: 7TH ANNUAL KAOP RING CYCLE ENDURANCE WALK

The 7th Annual KAOP Ring Cycle Endurance Walk to raise money for The Met Opera HD Live in Schools Program was great.  This year was extremely hot in Atlanta the day of the walk- so we started the walk this year at Superica and powered up with food before, walked to the park and did […]

September 12

THE HIGH: OF ORIGINS & BELONGING, DRAWN FROM ATLANTA

Of Origins and Belonging, Drawn from Atlanta is the third in a series of exhibitions at the High focused on work by Atlanta-based artists. The exhibition features six artists who address issues related to place, belonging, and heritage in their work: Jessica Caldas, Yehimi Cambrón, Xie Caomin, Wihro Kim, Dianna Settles, and Cosmo Whyte. Compelled […]

September 12

THE HIGH: THE PURSUIT OF EVERYTHING: MAIRA KALMAN’S BOOKS FOR CHILDREN

The High Museum of Art will premiere this colorful exhibition exploring the extensive catalog of Maira Kalman’s imaginative stories and illustrations, which have delighted readers of all ages for more than 30 years. Perhaps best known for her quirky New Yorker magazine covers and brilliant pictorial essays, Kalman (American, born 1949) has published more than […]

September 05

AYANA V. JACKSON ARTIST IN RESIDENCE STUDIO VISIT

Ayana invited me to visit her Artist-in-Residence Studio in upstate New York.  I got to see some previous work, as well as preview her new work having to do with Drexciya for her exhibition at the Mariane Ibrahim Gallery in Chicago in Fall 2019.  A description of the exhibition Ayana was working on is below: […]