WonderGlo: It’s on.

Hey all! If you haven’t heard about the biggest art event of Atlanta, WonderGlo: The Drive, then I might ask you where’ve you been. On the evening of March 24th at the W Hotel in Midtown, Atlanta’s two spearheading arts organizations, WonderRoot, our parent, and GloATL, an internationally renowned contemporary dance company, will join in what is going to be an unparalleled experience of fundraising. What’s planned? A multi-course dinner curated by some of Atlanta’s esteemed chefs, live art and video installations, migratory performances by GloATL and the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, several other music performances, and a closing two-hour dance party.

Needless to say, we here at WonderRoot Creative Reuse have been busybusybusy helping out with this.  We’ve actually spent most of our time with the lovely dancers of GloATL at their hub the Goat Farm, providing materials and even assisting with the mountainous amount of crafting that’s going into the setting and ambiance. It’s pretty daunting, I must admit. There seems to be an unending list of constructions that need to happen, and all in quantities into the hundreds. But, when there’s specially designed tables that will be auctioned off and a pottery master making napkin rings, everyone’s chipping in their special talents to make the details sing–and, as we all know, life is in the details. So, if you go, feel the life: it will be everywhere.

A sketch of the specially-designed, hand-crafted table layout, whose individual pieces will be up for auction later in the evening.

Michael Klaptor, WonderRoot's ceramic studio leader, will be making his trademark robots live at WonderGlo, as well as crafting the napkin rings for the dinner.

Unfortunately, we’ve been too busy to even take pictures to show you what we’ve been working on. Okay, and also maybe a teensy bit self-conscious about being surrounded by dancers, but that’s neither here nor there. In any case, all I’m gonna say is: giant tulips and mushroom skirts. If that piques your interest, tickets are still available (and some may still be on sale!). If you want to be a part of it, but can’t make it to the actual event for whatever reason, volunteers are crucially needed. Email sally@wonderroot.org if you’re interested in helping out with the Creative Reuse end, or fill out this volunteer form to contact WonderGlo directly. Plus: volunteers can work toward entry into the event! Say what, now? Tim to get moving!

PS–If you didn’t click the link earlier, WonderRoot has a new website, and we couldn’t be more excited! Come check out our new web digs (and realize they still may be under construction). Yay!

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