ANTHONY HARPER | Goat Farm
Harper’s real estate firm, Hallister Development, has led over $20 mil in projects. Currently Harper focuses on hybrid projects that assemble art, design, & technology entities in Built Environments that simultaneously operate as performing arts centers. The 1st was the Goat Farm Arts Center (Atl), housing 450 artists, creative entities, tech start-ups, venues, 4 performance companies, and has received accolades (“Best Visual & Performing Arts Center on the Rise”-Atl Magazine, “Best Place to Witness the Arts Renaissance”-Creative Loafing, “Best Venue”-Creative Loafing, “Best Businesses”-Business Insider). Harper’s 2nd hybrid, Erikson Clock, will soon open in Castleberry, commingling artists with scientists & engineers, house a venue & studios, and be anchored by two concepts-Mass Collective, an educational facility and lab supporting R&D and Nelson Street Gallery. A former investment banker at a $21 bil private equity firm, Harper was responsible for executing mergers & acquisitions, buyouts, & recapitalizations. Harper helped execute over $900 mil in transactions. Harper has a BA in Intl Business from American Univ in D.C.
Photo by Karley Sullivan, courtesy of ArtsATL
LAURI STALLINGS | glo
Lauri Stallings is a conceptual artist, choreographer and founding artist of glo, a collaborative platform committed to investigating alternate ways of experiencing performance. Stallings is a 2014 Artadia recipient, a national visual art award, and with glo, a 2013 Robert Rauschenberg Foundation SEED grantee for their risk-taking, collaborative body of work. An alum of renowned Hubbard St. Dance Chicago, Stallings is a 2012 Rome Prize nominee and a 2010 Bogliasco Fellow (Italy). She has created physical installations for Georgia Museum of Art, High Musuem of Art, Zuckerman Museum of Art Opening Exhibition, and in fall 2014, her first solo exhibition, at MOCA GA.
Choreographic Residencies include Royal Opera House DanceLINES (2011), Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center and Kelly Strayhorn Theatre (PA). Stallings collaborates intensely with artists across disciplines, including conductor Robert Spano, filmmaker Micah Stansell, Paper-Cut- Project, Sonic Generator, and rap star Big Boi of OUTkast.
Commissioned works for the stage include American Ballet Theatre (NY), Laban Institute (UK), Ballet Augsburg (Germany), Hubbard St., Jacob’s Pillow (MA), and Atlanta Ballet. Stallings is Resident Artist of Kennesaw State University and Visiting Lecturer, Georgia Tech’s School of Architecture. Stallings is a graduate of Point Park University, cum laude, and the inaugural recipient of Emory University’s Creative Arts’ Award (2010).