Join us at Binders Ponce City Market for the first installment of Binders Art Talk.
At this panel discussion, WonderRoot staff will discuss how the organization fulfills its mission to unite artists and community to inspire positive social change - and talk about the future WonderRoot Center for Arts & Social Change, an accessible resource center for artists and community members offering 54,000 square feet of studios, classrooms, public space, creative programs and a performance hall.
Chris Appleton, Executive Director
Jennifer Lobsenz, Program Director
Matthew Rosenfeld, Program Assistant
Jess Bernhart, Arts Center Manager
Floyd Hall, Interactive/Integrated Media Manager
Susan Aspinwall, Development Director
Not familiar with WonderRoot? Here’s the skinny…
WonderRoot is an arts organization that works to improve the cultural and social landscape of Atlanta through creative initiatives and community partnerships. Founded in 2004, WonderRoot’s mission is to unite artists and community to inspire positive social change.
Who does WonderRoot serve?
WonderRoot serves artists at pivotal stages in their careers, as well as the public at-large who might not traditionally engage with the arts. Last year, WonderRoot reached more than 40,000 Atlantans through programs and exhibitions.
What are their programs?
WonderRoot is best known for the WonderRoot Community Arts Center which houses a recording studio, darkroom, digital media lab, screen printing studio, ceramics studio, gallery and music venue. Beyond the Arts Center, WonderRoot offers year-round arts & activism programs, youth development initiatives, professional development for artists, public art exhibitions, a literary magazine, film programs, community outreach initiatives, and more.
Who are their partners?
WonderRoot believes that collaboration is the most effective way of creating meaningful and lasting impact. Their partners include: City of Atlanta, Fulton County, Atlanta Regional Commission, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA), Emory University Center for Ethics, Reynoldstown Civic Improvement League, High Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, Atlanta Film Festival, the Atlanta Beltline, and many others.
What is the WonderRoot Center for Arts & Social Change?
The WonderRoot Center for Arts & Social Change is an accessible resource center for artists and community members offering 54,000 square feet of studios, classrooms, public space, creative programs and a performance hall. With ever an increasing demand than our current 4,500 square foot facility can support, a move to a larger facility will ensure that WonderRoot remains a financially secure and sustainable organization, serves more people, offers additional and higher quality programs, and remains firmly situated in Reynoldstown while continuing to serve the greater Atlanta region. The WonderRoot Center for Arts & Social Change is an incubator for artists, activists, and community partners to create a more equitable and livable great East Atlanta. As WonderRoot celebrates its 10th anniversary, it is the ideal time to expand our operations and build upon the meaningful partnerships we have formed.
Come learn more about WonderRoot, their upcoming Center for Arts & Social Change, and talk with staff. Registration is FREE!
About BINDERS Art Talk
BINDERS Art Talk is a bi-monthly series that connects audiences with a variety of thoughtful and creative leaders in the art world including artists, instructors, and innovators. Speakers cover a variety of topics that serve to build arts awareness, increase advocacy, spark conversation, and illuminate the creative process.
If you’re interested in giving a talk or have suggestions about topics, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.