Atlanta-based artist Lauri Stallings has fostered an expanded practice that includes public choreographies, place building, green economy and civic actions with many communities. Stallings is a 2016-17 MOCA GA Working Artist Fellow.
Stallings has received awards and grants from Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Creative Time, American Academy of Arts, Possible Futures Foundation, Bogliasco Foundation, Flux Projects (inaugural artist), Chicago Music & Dance Alliance, Emory Center for Creativity and Arts (inaugural artist), Atlanta Beltline Urban Development, and Artadia.
Stallings has exhibited and performed her work at Central Park,New York; Art Basel Miami, South Beach; National Center for Civil and Human Rights; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; City Center, New York; Atlanta Contemporary; Howard Finster’s Paradise Garden, Summerville; Atlanta Symphony Hall; Harris Theatre, Chicago; Trinity Laban, London; Goat Farm Arts Center, Atlanta; Augsburg Opera Haus, Germany; Museum Contemporary Art of Georgia, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta; Fox Theatre, Atlanta; Zuckerman Museum of Art, among others.
Stallings makes all of her work in a 118-year old factory space at The Goat Farm Arts Center.
Lessons from the Show
Lauri talked to us about her life and journey and offered us many wonderful lessons that point us towards an authentic, happy and fulfilling life and career including:
- Like Rachel Adams, last week’s guest, Lauri talks of the value of being lost as the basis for becoming found;
- We can regard our life, our career, even walking from the parking deck to our office as an act to b choreographed, and if we do so, the beauty we can see in the detail and mundane can be extraordinary;
- A new perspective can emerge if we work to get rid of expectations and to allow for meaning in the meaningless.
You can contact Lauri by email at email@example.com and you can find out more about her work at http://www.lauristallings.org/
This is episode # 135