It is rare that you meet someone early in life that appears to live on parallel tracks. After attending the same high school, undergrad university, and similar graduate programs located in the same city hundreds of miles from Atlanta, Georgia, Chris Hall and I have experienced a lot of the same things, at moments completely unaware of the other's situations. We've stayed in touch for many years and have helped each other out whenever possible. I say all of this because Chris has a received some well deserved attention from the art world in Atlanta with a review of his upcoming exhibitions opening March 2nd, 2018 at Blue Mark Studios. An installation of 1,355 drawings, some of which were part of the Clarence Emmons deck release in Atlanta from 2015, will be display for one night only, so this should not be missed.