Wendy Brenner’s classic 2005 profile of snake enthusiast Dean Ripa, who died Saturday. By now I’ve grown accustomed (and rather devoted) to Dean’s rhetorical style—outrageous overstatement, subsequent qualification—but I think I recognize something else, something authentic here: a certain strain of introverted misanthropy… | May, 2017
Kelly Kristin Jones is an Atlanta-based visual artist. Her awards include the Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award, the MINT Gallery Leap Year Artist Award, and the Union League and Civic Prize. Jones received her MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is currently an artist in residence at the Atlanta Contemporary.