ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) today announced the host cities for their Inspired Georgia photo exhibit tour. Georgia communities hosting the exhibit include Zebulon, Milledgeville, Rome, Vidalia, Statesboro, and Albany.
"We are thrilled to be able to partner with institutions across Georgia to share an exhibit of the images featured in Inspired Georgia,” said Karen Paty, executive director of the Georgia Council for the Arts. "Each venue will serve as a host for these remarkable photographs as well as literary events celebrating local poets. Together, the book, the exhibit and these readings allow us to further champion the incredible artists that by birth or by choice, have found their muse in Georgia.”
The full list of 2017-2018 dates and venues is below:
October 4, 2017 - October 26, 2017
Georgia College and State University, Leland Gallery - Milledgeville, Georgia
November 1, 2017 - November 16, 2017
Berry College, Moon Gallery – Rome, Georgia
November 22, 2017- January 5, 2018
Altama Museum of Art & History – Vidalia, Georgia
January 9, 2018 - February 1, 2018
Georgia Southern University, Contemporary Gallery – Statesboro, Georgia
February 6, 2018 - April 6, 2018
Albany Museum of Art – Albany, Georgia
Opening dates and program details can be found at GAarts.org.
The book, Inspired Georgia, is a co-publication with Georgia Council for the Arts, Georgia Poet Laureate Judson Mitcham, Atlanta Celebrates Photography and Georgia Humanities. Inspired Georgia is a unique collection of Georgia's contemporary poets and photographers that engages the history and culture of the state, while serving as a document of some of the best and most powerful pieces penned by Georgia poets and images shot by Georgia photographers in recent years. The book was recently named one of the ten "Books All Georgians Should Read” for 2017 by the Georgia Center for the Book and was a finalist in the specialty book category for the "Georgia Author of the Year.” The book is available through UGA Press. To find out more about Inspired Georgia and to order a copy, visit UGApress.org or GAarts.org.
About Georgia Council for the Arts
Georgia Council for the Arts (GCA) is a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development whose mission is to cultivate the growth of vibrant, thriving Georgia communities through the arts. GCA provides grant funding, programs and services statewide that support the vital arts industry, preserve the state’s cultural heritage, increase tourism and nurture strong communities. Funding for Georgia Council for the Arts is provided by appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly and the National Endowment for the Arts. www.gaarts.org
"Pace Academy and Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) have once again collaborated to present the Georgia Photography Awards and Exhibition. The exhibit, now in its 25th year, will be on display from March 30 through April 13 in the Pace Academy Fine Arts Center and will include works by students from approximately 20 independent and public schools around Atlanta.
Well-known Atlanta-based photographer Kathryn Kolb will judge this year’s competition. Kolb’s editorial work is characterized by an artistic style with strong graphic elements. Her photographs have been widely published and have appeared in Smithsonian, Veranda, Rolling Stone, Nature Conservancy and Orion magazine, among others. Her most recent work explores abstract constructions that seem more akin to painting than photography. Symmetries of Nature, an exhibit of Kolb’s work, was displayed at Pace Academy in late 2015.
“Atlanta Celebrates Photography is proud to be affiliated with this extraordinary exhibition at Pace Academy,” said Amy Miller, Executive Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography. “Students from all over Georgia, in their continuous exploration of the expressive possibilities of photography, do not shyaway from experimentation or fresh ways of seeing the world. Their energy and spirit comes through in the work and makes for an impressive exhibition. We encourage photography enthusiasts of all ages to come see this surprising exhibition where they are sure to be inspired and creatively reinvigorated.”
Award winners will be announced at a reception in the Pace Academy Fine Arts Center on Sunday, April 10, from 5-6:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Five entries will receive first-place prizes. Second-place, third-place and honorable mention awards also will be presented."
This year AJC DBF has invited a diverse group of arts organizations to engage our imaginations with stories, ideas, performances, installations, films, music, artwork, and photographs in order to connect our citizens more broadly with the arts and cultural opportunities in their local community. Participants include Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Art Papers, Burnaway, Dashboard Co-op, FilmLove, Flux Projects, gloATL, High Museum of Art, The Lucky Penny, Museum of Design Atlanta, MOCA GA, Serenbe Playhouse, Soul Food Cypher, Straw Hat Press, Staib Dance, Theatrical Outfit, WonderRoot, among many others.