Binders History

  • Carbonaro Effect Visits BINDERS

    The Carbonaro Effect, featuring magician Michael Carbonaro, is truTV's  hidden camera hit comedic series. In each episode, Michael performs magic tricks on unsuspecting members of the public leaving the participants amazed.

    The Carbonaro Effect

    The Carbonaro Effect

    We were thrilled to have the show use our location in Buckhead for a few  episodes. The custom framing department and the checkout area are highlighted.

    Checkout these episodes filmed in our Buckhead location:

    Michael Carbonaro is an actor, magician, comedian, and improv artist. Michael is known for his unique acts of magic and outlandish stunts on late night television!

  • Proud Partners for MOCA GA Working Artist Project

    BINDERS will sponsor this year’s MOCA GA Working Artist Project fellows, Atlanta Artists, E.K. Huckaby, Scott Ingram and Fahamu Pecou, with a $1,000 supply account for each fellow.

    About MOCA GA's Working Artist Project (WAP)

    The Working Artist Project (WAP) is an awards program created by MOCA GA to support visual artists of merit residing in the metropolitan area of Atlanta.

    This initiative provides an unparalleled level of support for individual artists, expands the museum’s mission, and promotes metropolitan Atlanta as a city where artists live, work and thrive.

    Jurors select three visual artists to receive the award. These artists will be supported with an exhibition, promotion, a studio assistant, and a major stipend to create work over the course of the year. This program is supported by a major grant from The Charles Loridans Foundation.

    Meet the Artists

    E.K. Huckaby

    E.K. Huckaby lives and works in Brooks, Georgia.  He attended the Atlanta College of Art, graduating with a BFA in 1991. Huckaby has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants including the Jasper Dorsey Award at the Atlanta College of Art and an Individual Artists Grant from the Georgia Council for the Arts. His work has been featured in many group and solo exhibitions, including shows at the High Museum of Art, the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, and MOCA GA. Huckaby is admired for his unusual techniques and use of media. His work is collected nationwide.

    MOCA GA Working Artist ProjectScott Ingram

    Scott Ingram is an Atlanta artist whose work comments on art and architecture in human environments. Based in an American aesthetic, his range of art works include paintings, drawings, sculpture and photography as well as functional objects. Growing up in the Midwest, he was heavily influenced by the great modern architects of Chicago. Working for the Des Moines Art Center, Ingram developed an in-depth understanding of contemporary art within the context of architecture.

    Ingram has been exhibiting for more than 18 years and has been included in exhibitions around the United States as well as Spain and Canada. Most recently he exhibited at Solomon Projects, and Emily Amy Gallery in Atlanta and Anna Kustera Gallery in New York, as well as Florida Atlantic University and Auburn University. His work is collected by numerous private and corporate collections, as well as the High Museum of Art. In December, Ingram debuted a new installation of cinder blocks floating in a swimming pool for the NADA art fair during Miami Basel. Ingram lives, works and produces his work in Atlanta, GA.

    MOCA GA Working Artist ProjectFahamu Pecou

    Fahamu Pecou lives and works in Decatur, Georgia.  His works comment on contemporary and hip-hop culture while simultaneously subverting it to include his ideas on fine art. Pecou’s paintings, performance art, and scholarly work addresses concerns around representations of black masculinity in popular culture and how these images impact both the reading and performance of black male masculinity and identity.

    Pecou’s work has been exhibited throughout the U.S. and abroad and is featured in several private and public collections which include the Nasher Museum of Art (Duke University), The High Museum of Art, and Clark Atlanta University Art Galleries in Atlanta, Ga. Additionally his work has been featured in several texts including; DEFINITION: The Art and Design of Hip Hop, an anthology chronicling the impact of hip-hop on visual culture, written by famed graffiti artist and designer Cey Adams, 5 Cities/41 Artists: Artadia O8/09 (Published by ARTADIA, 2011), NOPLACENESS: Art in a Post-Urban Landscape (Published by Possible Futures, 2011) and In the Eye of the Muses: Selections from the Clark Atlanta University Art Collection (Clark Atlanta University, 2012).

    Currently he is a Ph.D. student in Emory University’s Institute of Liberal Arts (ILA). Pecou maintains an active exhibition schedule as well as public lectures and speaking engagements at colleges and museums nationwide.

    MOCA GA Working Artist Project

  • Team Made in the USA

    Team Made in the USA

    Celebrating TEAM Made in the USA

    BINDERS® Art Supplies and Frames has a long history of supporting local artists and creative causes.

    Following in our community centric tradition we’ve decided to show off our team colors during the Olympics and shine a light on the Made in America brands we support in our stores and online.

    Over the next two weeks we will highlight the history of America’s favorite art supplies and frames as well as Performance Makeup brands from our new department.

    Watch your email (sign up for our newsletters here) and Facebook (like us) as we share Great Deals and American Pride while rooting for our favorite winter sports!

    GO TEAM (made in the) USA!

    BINDERS® History: Beer, Binders and Beyond

    BINDERS® was a stationery and gift store when two brothers purchased it in 1955.  Moe & Joe Krinsky, owners of the highly successful beer joint Moe's & Joe's Tavern in the Highlands neighborhood of Atlanta made BINDERS® their first adventure into retail.

    A year after taking over the store, at the suggestion of a salesman, the brothers put in paint. The first artist paint line to go up on the shelf was Permanent Pigments- known today as Liquitex. And thus, BINDERS® as we know it today was born. (read more)

  • Marking the Anniversary of Ponce City Market

    On This Day in 1926

    January 4th, 1926 marks a day in Atlanta Retail History.

    On this day, developers broke ground to build the Sears Roebuck building at 675 Ponce de Leon Avenue in Atlanta Georgia.

    Ponce City Market Sears Roebuck Building. Atlanta, GA
    Image found in Public Domain

    Chief architect, George C. Nimmons designed the 2,100,000 square foot building for Sears Roebuck and Company. Sears used the building as a retail store, warehouse and regional office until 1979. At that time the retail store closed but the regional offices continued to operate out of the building until 1987.

    The city of Atlanta bought the building in May 1990 where it became "City Hall East". Housing the police department, an art gallery and for a few years the Southeastern Flower Show.

    The building was closed to the public in 2010. On July 11, 2011 it was purchased by Jamestown, a private-equity group, and is currently being redeveloped as Ponce City Market.

    Ponce City Market

    Ponce City Market is in the heart of historic Atlanta surrounded by the Ole Fourth Ward, Virginia Highland, Poncy Highland and Midtown.

    The mixed-use development will house restaurants, boutiques, offices, residential living, and national and local retail anchors. And that's where we come in!

    BINDERS Art Supplies and Frames is excited to be opening our second Atlanta location in this historic Atlanta landmark. We are currently planning the store's layout and will have much more to share as we getting closer to our grand opening slated for this August.

    Ponce City Market Underconstruction Howard & Stacey checking out Ponce City Market

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