Everyone Loves a Ventriloquist

July 28, 2017By Sam Mitchell

The following story was performed live for Stories Under the Stars at Burritt on the Mountain on July 27, 2017. The theme for the evening was “When Disaster Strikes”. All stories were presented by Out Loud HSV.  Imagine, a poorly disguised King Saul seeks anonymous consult with the Witches of Endor about an upcoming battle. … Read More

The Last Cattle Auction

November 4, 2013By Sam Mitchell

“Each year since 2003, during the last two weeks of September, SlowExposures transforms rural Pike County, Georgia, into a showcase of contemporary photography that interprets the American rural South.” – slowexposures.com This year, 66 images out of about 1,000 were chosen to be in SlowExposures. It was my first time entering any photography show. To my surprise … Read More


June 3, 2013By Sam Mitchell

After I moved back to my home town with my wife and new baby, we quickly started getting out in the community. We had to. Even though a slower pace was one of the reasons that we moved here after having lived in Atlanta, we weren’t quite ready for the shift. The place that we … Read More

Two Degrees from Kevin Bacon

May 1, 2013By Sam Mitchell

I actually used to post that I was two degrees from Kevin Bacon on my résumé. During my senior year of college, I was a featured extra in a movie. The movie was Road Trip. I thought stating this on paper would be a good ice breaker for interviews. It was. It wasn’t a good movie, but it was … Read More

Magic is Science

October 10, 2012By Sam Mitchell

Magic is Science was an art collective that I began with two other artists (2010-2012). The purpose was to bring a pop-culture aware show to the Atlanta art scene. Gone were the pedantic shows of wine and cheese (we had beer and cookies). The number of artists involved grew, and so did the number of … Read More


June 30, 2012By Sam Mitchell

As an artist, I appreciate aesthetics in many forms. One of those forms is as a toy collector. Recently, my hobby has turned more serious as I have taken on the role of Curator for ShelfLife. Currently, I’m working on the Raiders of the Lost Ark series and the Super Powers Collection (both by Kenner).

Vader in a Bow Tie

October 26, 2011By Sam Mitchell

Black tie, white gloves, patent leather shoes, red velvet-lined cape, obsidian helmet with built in life-support. Wait, what? That’s right fanboys and girls, Vader knows how to kick it up a notch. He’s quite dapper when he wants to be. In first grade, my friend Brennan’s dad performed a gig as Darth Vader for my … Read More

Good Morning Batman

April 24, 2011By Sam Mitchell

My friend Meg wrote me yesterday. “You know how sometimes daycare centers like to paint murals of Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck, and while you can tell who they’re meant to be, they end being so off that they look demonic? Almost like they are actually acid-laced paper?” I knew exactly what she meant. I … Read More

Your Memories Have Lied

February 26, 2011By Sam Mitchell

I only remember watching “Small Wonder” a few times as a kid at a friend’s house. And for the longest time, if someone ever brought it up, I’d always remember it being great. Well folks, my memories have lied. That show was terrible. You need only watch a few seconds of the above clip to … Read More