Upcoming Classes & Events

Fri 13

Ladies Yoga & Spa Night Out

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Organizers: Southern Lotus Yoga
770-359-8620
and Hood Street Art Center
Sat 14

Unique Mindz Classes

October 14 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sat 14

Figure Drawing Session

October 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri 20
Sat 21

Unique Mindz Halloween Party

October 21 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Hood Street Art Center represents emerging regional artists seeking to increase community awareness and appreciation in the Southern Crescent area of Atlanta.

Through centrally located events and exhibits, we work to build sales and support for our artists, as well as arts exposure and enjoyment for our community.
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Resident Artists

Renee is both a drawer and a painter.

Inspired by human expression and connection in everyday life, her work has evolved through her own experiences coupled with a fascination with dramatic light. Renee paints with several media such as pastel, watercolor, pencil, and oil. Being a self-taught and independent artist allows her the liberty to express herself through them all. Renee attends various art groups to share information and techniques and strives to improve her skill with every painting.

“I’ve always thought in pictures. I interpret all life in color and translate it on to canvas, but I’m most drawn to the human experience and heartfelt connection. Art is not only my pleasure, it is my prayer.” Learn more

Zerric Clinton received his Ph.D. in art education from Florida State University. He is an art educator that currently teaches at Dutchtown High School. He has served as an adjunct professor at Florida State University. Dr. Clinton’s research interests focus on how visual culture affects adolescents. This research interest stems from the research he conducted for his dissertation titled “What Adolescent African American Males Say about Music Video.” As an educator with over 21 years of experience Dr. Clinton understands how influential visual culture is on adolescents. He has presented at both the Georgia Education Association and National Art Education Association conferences for several years. He is the President-Elect for the Georgia Art Education Association. Dr. Clinton recently worked on “Breaking BAD: Collaborative Project between the Museum of Tolerance New York, NY Kushner School and Cairo High School”.
David has been making utilitarian wares for close to 30 years. Through multiple career and life changes and relocations over the years, he has always returned to working with clay. At this time he is a full time potter, making utilitarian-ware, folk-style pottery, and art pottery. He teaches lessons in his studio at The Hood Street Art Center in McDonough, Georgia. David’s pottery can be seen at The Hood Street Arts Center, Queen Bee Coffee, Arts Clayton, as well as numerous shows around Middle and North Georgia.
Learn more about Glazed & Confused Pottery by David Farrell

 

Cresha is an artist, photographer, and a jewelry maker. Her artistic style is abstract, free-flow and intuitive painting.
“Art is so therapeutic. It helped me to heal after the sudden loss of my Dad in 2004. There’s something so beautiful that can come out of a broken-hearted person who has had such a life altering loss. When you begin to start healing, learning that life goes on and choose to start searching for the beauty in the world, everything changes, everything looks and feels so different, more alive and more colorful than ever, and everything starts to connect.” Learn more

 


Jeff started painting in 2008, in a small studio on Macon Street, McDonough. “I did not have an intention to paint on the scale I do today, but I soon discovered that art is a door best left closed if you do not intend to give it all you got. I soon realized that I had a passion for the arts-I discovered the experiences and the people I have met have helped me develop into the artist that I am today. I take great pride in helping others discover their talents and love for the arts; I still find that I am in a constant cycle of learning, myself.”

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Katie is a writer and book and paper artist.

“I am a child of God and worship at the Tara Church of Christ in Georgia. I was born into a family of writers, musicians, painters, seamstresses, soap makers and photographers.  I believe that it is by no accident, only divine intervention that I participate in the process of creating as well.  My appreciation for meaningful conversation, quiet settings and authenticity have inspired the work He has guided me to craft.  I created my business in a corner of my bedroom during my junior year while taking a paper making class at the world renowned Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), and though that was just a year ago, I am beginning to see that this endeavor is perhaps the path God had planned for me all along.”

Learn more about Soft Spoken Press

 

Maggie is a painter and soap maker, a wife to a husband who always keeps her laughing, a mom to a very talented artistic daughter and my most important roll a child of God and sister in Christ at the Tara Church of Christ. “I believe that it is by no accident, only divine intervention that I delight in the process of creating from what I see in the natural world, a butterfly, landscapes to beautiful skies and everything in between . It is my way of interacting with all things and the creator. So many things go unnoticed, but when we sit and pause for a spell there they are and I’m compelled to paint them unto canvas. Being a painter was not in my career goals but how great are God’s plans for us.” Learn more

 

Frank Morrison’s art work is unique and will make a statement that you simple cannot miss. The exaggerated body parts and flowing motion of the characters depicted in Frank’s art work are his signature and provide us with a glimpse of his endless creativity and talent.

Frank Morrison was born in Massachusetts and then moved to New Jersey at an early age. He grew up during the early days of rap music, graffiti, and break dancing. He was a well-known graffiti artist and also an accomplished break dancer and was actually part of the Sugar Hill Gang’s dance entourage. It was during one of the group’s European tours he got a chance to visit the Louvre art museum in Paris and was so intrigued by all the magnificent art that he decided, at that moment, to return to his roots and become an artist.

 

About the Founder

Artist Andy Davis at the Hood Street Art Center. Photo by Nick Vassy for The Henry County Times

Artist Andy Davis at the Hood Street Art Center. Photo by Nick Vassy for The Henry County
Times

In early 2015, American Artist and Master Sculptor Andy Davis moved his art studio and gallery from an old cotton mill on Macon Street into an unoccupied hosiery factory on the corner of Sims and Hood Streets in McDonough, Georgia.

Andy assembled an inaugural group of local artists and together they transformed the 20,000 square foot facility into 5 artist studios, a proscenium style theater, a dance school, an art gallery, and potential green space for outdoor events.

By the spring of 2015, they had almost completely renovated the facility. Andy had set up his studio and atrium for birds within the back of the building, and the six artists he selected began working in theirs as well.

And then, on the cusp of the public opening of the center, Andy was killed in an accident while sitting at a stop light on his motorcycle in McDonough. His family drew to his side and he passed away surrounded by his loved ones on July 12th, 2015. A beautiful memorial celebration was held in the center, in which over 350 people attended. So many people came, that we had to transmit the service to the performing art center. We named the Gallery in his honor–The Andy Davis Gallery.

Andy’s vision continues with full strength at the Hood Street Art Center. He imagined a place where everyone would come together and celebrate the joy of art; whether it be painting, performance, or music. His family and associates continue the center in his honor today. They officially opened the center in November of 2015, where hundreds of people in the community came together.

Today, the art center is growing at a rapid rate. The Hood is available for performers, artists, and community members to host exhibits, events, and workshops of all kinds. It has become a thriving cultural center where you can find activities to enrich your life.

Welcome to the Hood Street family.


Contact us for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Hood Street Art Center Lightpost Concept Artwork by Andy Davis

Andy Davis, Founder
Gerri Davis, Owner
Beth Healy, Associate Director  
Stephanie Davis Garzoli, Creative Director  
Alex Davis, Business Director
Lucas Garzoli, Creative Director