Winter Arts Preview: Live & virtual shows and exhibitions set to entertain

Atlanta’s art scene continues to keep us entertained as the pandemic continues, with a host of plays, concerts, and exhibitions that can be enjoyed virtually and – in some cases – live. See what’s on the agenda for the next few months and mark your calendar.

Phil Mosier’s work is part of the Atlanta Photography Group virtual exhibition.

Atlanta Photography Group
“Director’s Cut,” a virtual group exhibition, continues through Jan. 23 and features photographs that breathe fresh perspectives and a new vitality into traditional genres such as landscape, portraiture, abstracts, and still life. Director’s Cut is curated each year by APG executive director Judith Pishnery from members’ work presented to APG over the past year. Visit AtlantaPhotographyGroup.org to see more.

The Breman Museum
In collaboration with the Lumière, The Breman Museum has extended the virtual exhibition of photographer Herb Snitzer’s images of America’s jazz scene. The exhibition “A Jazz Memoir” –featuring photographs of Louis Armstrong, Nina Simone, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, and Count Basie – will run through March 31. Because of the pandemic, the exhibition continues to be an enhanced online offering at TheBreman.org. and many others are showcased. Additional exhibition works reveal both Herb’s desire to use photography to effect social change and his belief that “Injustice for one is injustice for all,” acutely relevant given the current social climate. The photographs in A Jazz Memoir depict the years-long relationships between the photographer and his subjects, and the links that connect Jews, jazz and the African American community.

Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
The ASO kicks off 2021 with an evening that pairs the work of Joseph Haydn alongside 2017 MacArthur fellow Tyshawn Sorey. The program opens with Vaughan Williams’ haunting “Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis.” Cellist Seth Parker Woods will perform Sorey’s “For Roscoe Mitchell: joining the ASO under the baton of Russian conductor Maxim Emelyanychev. The virtual performance is set for Jan. 14 at 8 p.m. Tickets are available at atlantasymphony.org.

A self-portrait of David Driskell at the High Museum.

High Museum of Art
The High and Portland Museum of Art, Maine, have organized “David Driskell: Icons of Nature and History,” bringing approximately 60 artworks together to present highlights of his painting career. The exhibition is the first major survey of Driskell’s work since his death in April 2020 at age 88. It will debut at the High Feb. 6. For tickets and information, visit high.org.

Synchronicity Theatre
The company is offering both live and streaming options of its upcoming production of “Mirandy and Brother Wind” (March 12-April 4), the tale of a South Carolina girl determined to win a cakewalk. Synchronicity is also partnering with Hands In!, that interprets artistic works in American Sign Language (ASL) for its upcoming productions. For tickets, visit synchrotheatre.com.

Synchronicity Theatre will be offering ASL for upcoming productions.