Magic Is Science: Sneak Peek

I’m only 15 days from my first art show with the newly-formed Magic Is Science collective! Did you know that I’m an artist? I do illustrations. Some people like them. I know this doesn’t seem like it’s about food or crafts, but hear me out for a sec.

I’ll be one of six artists—three illustrators, a photographer, a sculptor and a close-up magician—with our work on display, all centered around themes of science and magic and the places where they overlap. The series I’m producing for the show (of which these little raccoons are only a portion of a single piece, because I’m saving the rest for the opening) addresses the silliness of The Future as imagined in the past and present. It has a lot of little animals in it, and it’s peppered with obscure allusions to Doctor Who, Red Dwarf, and Douglas Adams.

Other pieces in the show reference classic science fiction, robots, superheroes, and assorted awesomeness. Plus the magician is hilarious. So if you like little animals, sci fi, and/or comedy, you’re in for a fun night or two in Atlanta.

The artists
Magic Is Science: Jason Mallory, Rich Aviles, Erin Armstrong, Sam Mitchell, Kristina Ackerman and Mike Klapthor

The first opening of this show will be held at WonderRoot, a little community art place downtown. The second will be at Sycamore Place, a snazzy Decatur gallery, two weeks later. To keep costs down, we’re only having food brought in for the second opening, so we’ve each got to provide a light snack for the WonderRoot show. I want to show up with something worthy of my “doesn’t she have some kind of cooking blog or something” reputation, which means it’s time to think about tasty bite-sized finger foods that lend themselves to large batches and automobile transport.

Me, I don’t usually seem to have much luck when it comes to keeping delicious foods delicious on a trip across town, so I’ll be doing a lot of googling and blog-reading on the topic. If anybody out there has any foolproof recipe ideas to offer, I sure would love to see them. I’m going to blog the heck out of whatever I end up making, for better or worse, so stay tuned!

Kristina Ackerman

Kristina Ackerman is a busy freelance web designer, living and DIYing with her fella and their little fella in a cute old house in Atlanta, GA, USA.