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Gene Allcott Media

 
 

Seeing Gene’s World, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, August 15, 1999

A World of Change: Gene Allcott, Longstreet Press, 1992

Peachtree Capital Becomes Creative with Art Donation, Atlanta Business Chronicle, March 9, 2016

Fantasy and Function, Southern Accents, July - August 1992

Light Play: The Evelyn Myers Home, Southern Homes, March - April 1989

Trombone Concerto: World Premier at Benaroy Hall, Seattle, Washington, 2009

Media coverage continued below

 

Gene Allcott and the Fine Art of Living

“Gene Allcott was a gift to the Atlanta College of Art.

An unlikely package he was, being both legally blind and not of the quiet, brooding, introverted demeanor characterizing some young artists. His student years at the College were punctuated with bright colors and high volume delight, as his world became an eclectic collection of devoted friends and family who would come to call themselves “Gene’s People.”

From his freshman year in 1973, until his untimely death in 1992 at the age of 38, Allcott spread a largess of talent, warmth, generosity and wacky fun to anyone willing to accept these gifts. Neither college presidents, nor the nighttime janitorial staff could resist his exuberant “no fear” approach to life….” —Atlanta College of Art Magazine, 1999

 

ADDITIONAL MEDIA COVERAGE

Mary Stanley: On Living with Art, South by Southeast, 2017 (Gene’s artwork was her first purchase)

Rescued Art, Simply Buckhead: Your Guide to Living Well in Atlanta, 2016

Articles: Allcott Trip ‘02, Atlanta College of Art, 2003 - 2003

Articles: Allcott Trip, Atlanta College of Art, 2001 - 2002

Seeing Is Believing, Creative Loafing, 1999

Blind Vision, Atlanta Press, 1999

A Tribute to Gene Allcott, Atlanta Press, 1999

Spotlight, Atlanta Press, 1999

Peach Buzz: Going to Bat for Gene,1993

Gene Allcott’s Bat Boy Press Release, Tula Art Center, 1993

Notable Shows: Gene Allcott, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 1992

Schenck School Celebrates 30 Years of Helping Children, Neighbor Newspapers, 1990

Strange and Wonderful Things, 1989

It’s Definitely Bright, Creative Loafing, 1988

Allcott’s Change for the Better, Atlanta Constitution, 1988

Gene Allcott, Art Papers, 1987

New Mattress Factory Show, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, November 16, 1986, p. J2

Works that Represent Departures, Creative Loafing, 1986

An Eye on the Brutal Side of Life, Creative Loafing, 1986

Works by 20 Georgia artists to be shown in an exhibition in Sweden, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, December 6, 1985

Outside Looking Out: Painter Gene Allcott Has Found Success, City, March 1985

Allcott’s Paintings Register and Stick, July 8, 1984

Ups, Downs at College of Art Exhibit, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, 1984

Gene Allcott: Art Talk on Kids, Summer, Signal,1982

Second Look: Gene Allcott, October 1979

Allcott Strikes Again, Atlanta Gazette, 1979

The Subject Is an Excuse to Paint, Atlanta Gazette, 1979

Allcott Paintings Still on Exhibit, Chapel Hill Newspaper, 1971

I want to be happy. Happiness for me is making my own world. Persistence, doing it until it’s right is what I do. I’m about to start on a series about the Civil Rights Movement. I’m happy in terms of where I am at the moment. And we’ll see what happens.
— A World of Change: A Book of Portraits, Atlanta
 
For the full article, read “ Fantasy and Function ,” in Southern Accents

For the full article, read “Fantasy and Function,” in Southern Accents

For full story, read “  A World of Change  .”

For full story, read “A World of Change.”

Light Play: The Evelyn Myers Home , Southern Homes, 1989: “A cut-out board painting of Evelyn Myers by Atlanta artist Gene Allcott appears ready to serve tea in the breakfast room.”

Light Play: The Evelyn Myers Home, Southern Homes, 1989: “A cut-out board painting of Evelyn Myers by Atlanta artist Gene Allcott appears ready to serve tea in the breakfast room.”

Trombone Concerto , World Premiere at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, April 2009: Gene Allcott was an artist of national renown specializing in posters for the Olympic Games. This sketch, showing his older brother John, was drawn when Gene was in the fifth grade.

Trombone Concerto, World Premiere at Benaroya Hall, Seattle, April 2009: Gene Allcott was an artist of national renown specializing in posters for the Olympic Games. This sketch, showing his older brother John, was drawn when Gene was in the fifth grade.

A Brother’s Tribute: Dr. John Allcott on “You’re My Brother, Gene,” 1992

The Ranch House Restaurant Billboard   , US 15-501 Bypass , Chapel Hill, NC — painted when Gene was 18.

The Ranch House Restaurant Billboard, US 15-501 Bypass, Chapel Hill, NC — painted when Gene was 18.