Business of the Week!
Happy Monday, guys! Today we have the great honor of introducing you to Rex Whiddon, interim director of The Bo Bartlett Center. Let’s get into it!
1. What’s special about The Bo Bartlett Center?
As one of the newest and most unique cultural institutions in the country, the Bartlett Center is taking a leadership role in art, community, and creativity, one that is creating a new paradigm for leadership, innovation and service. The Center is a dynamic, creative learning laboratory that is part community center, part gallery/museum, and part an experimental arts incubator. We have a twofold mission: grassroots community outreach programs to the local public schools, disabled adults, the homeless and prisoners; and a national mission to partner with other institutions and collectors to provide innovative exhibitions and programming that deepens our understanding of art in America, both past and present through exhibitions, publications, and public programming.
2. What do you love most about being a part of the Uptown community?
The vibrant arts community that is experiencing constant growth.
3. What’s coming up for y’all?
Three exhibitions. After the current exhibition of 45 works by acclaimed artist Wolf Kahn, the Center will feature works of the Bartlett Center’s Board of Advisors and Friends of the Center in “Go Figure” to be followed by an exhibition of Alyssa Monks. Then in May and August the Center will feature works from the winners of the nine southern states that comprise the SouthAts consortium.
4. Favorite meal in the city?
Chattahoochee River Club
5. Favorite home in the city?
Legacy Hall in the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts and the Bo Bartlett Center tie for my favorite “home” in the city.
What an incredible blessing for our city! We can’t wait to see all that “The Bo” has in store for us, and they’re only getting started!