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Arts in Action Exhibit Grand Opening
May 21, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“Arts in Action” is a project developed to explore the history of Black and Latino history in DeKalb County through historical research and collaboration with contemporary artists. Nine visual artists and five poets were selected for the initial project. While an online exhibit was launched in March 2021, an in-person exhibit is scheduled for May 21-July 2.
As art offers a means to express complex themes, personal histories, and emotional experiences, the artists provided a way to begin these difficult conversations. During the program, Michelle Donahoe, Executive Director at the DeKalb County History Center, and Brian Reis, Executive Director at the Ellwood House will discuss how the two institutions developed the project “Arts in Action” to convey history meaningfully, support artists, and invite analytical discussion. They will explore how the project got started, the in-person exhibit, and future plans.