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Atlanta Celebrates Photography has created a Georgia-based photographers version of the FENCE, a juried state-wide call for entries by Maria Kelly of the High Museum of Art, Carson Sanders and Taylor Curry of Ain’t Bad Magazine, Mary Stanley of Mary Stanley Studio, Alan Rothschild of Do Good Fund, Elan Buchen of the Atlanta BeltLine and Amy Miller of ACP. The outdoor exhibit features 10 notable Georgia photographers presented in a 250-foot long exhibition of outstanding photography that loosely fits the themes of home, streets, people, creatures, nature and play. Artists featured on the FENCE are Nick GruenbergFernando Decillis, Michael Reese, Paige McFall, Andrew Feiler, Kelly Kline, Dorothy O’Connor, Casey Lance Brown, Patrick Heagney, Blake Burton (Photographer Bios on attached document).
This project is made possible, in Gainesville, GA through the collaboration of Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Vision 2030 Public Arts Committee, the City of Gainesville, The Arts Council, Inc. and the Gainesville Rotary Club. Two sites to present this unprecedented Georgia FENCE project have been located within our community. This exhibition will open on September 16th and run through October 16th in two downtown Gainesville locations: the City’s construction fence at Roosevelt Square and The Arts Council’s fence on Broad Street next to the outdoor Train Museum. The exhibition is free of charge. Community collaborators hope to achieve, through public art, a drive to economic vitalization, a creation of a collective attitude towards the benefits of the arts, inspire a sense of community, beautify and shape our consciousness. The FENCE gives artists an opportunity to share powerful photographic narratives with a diverse audience, while providing photographers with a truly public platform and unexpected career opportunities.
This project is possible through the generous support of the Forward Arts Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. In addition to Gainesville, other towns within the state to feature the Georgia FENCE traveling exhibit include Columbus, Thomasville and Savannah.
For more information contact Gladys Wyant at 770.534.2787 or Gladys@TheArtsCouncil.net