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Virtual Guided Tour of “Arts in Action” exhibit
April 14 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
One event on April 14, 2021 at 11:00 am
The DeKalb County History Center is providing a guided tour opportunity for the new exhibit Arts in Action. Michelle Donahoe, Executive Director of the DeKalb County History Center and Brian Reis, Executive Director of the Ellwood House Museum will lead a virtual tour of the new exhibit. They will discuss the research surrounding the exhibit, artist’s work, and explore “What’s next?” They will also be available to answer any questions.
On-line tours are available on April 1 at 7:00 p.m. and April 14 at 11:00 a.m.
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Arts in Action is a project developed by the DeKalb County History Center and Ellwood House Museum to investigate the history of race relations in DeKalb County through historical research and a collaboration with contemporary artists. Nine visual artists and five poets were selected for the initial project. Their work will be presented through the themes of fear, exclusion, community, and hope. Community members have participated by telling their stories or by assisting with research. A virtual exhibit of the research and the artists’ works will begin on March 31, 2021, with related programming being offered to continue the conversation. A gallery exhibition is scheduled for late 2021.
Arts in Action is designed to be a platform for community members and artists to tell their stories, especially for those whose voices have not always been heard. The project goal is to build a stronger community by sharing, listening, and understanding the stories of everyone in the community. The work will be ongoing.