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Civil Discourse at Kibbee Gallery

  • Kibbee Gallery 688 Linwood Ave N.E. Atlanta, GA 30306 (map)

Civil Discourse

Opening reception Saturday,  November  10, 6-10pm

Gallery is open Fri, Sat 2-6pm

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Civil Discourse curated by Jaynie Crimmins

Opening Reception Saturday November 10, 6-10pm 
Show dates - Nov 10 - Dec 29

This is a large group show that matches NYC artists work with work of Atlanta artists. There will be interesting connections between the 73 artists. This is a unique show that should not be missed.

“But at a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized - at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who think differently than we do - it's important for us to pause for a moment and make sure that we are talking with each other in a way that heals, not a way that wounds.” Barack Obama

Civil Discourse creates a visual dialogue challenging us to move beyond the historical and current divisiveness of red state/blue state politics and the turmoil our country is presently experiencing. NYC and Atlanta artists, each pursuing a studio practice that connects in surprising ways, shift the present angry and finger-pointing discussions to one that finds common ground. Unbeknownst to these artists, the works they create are in conversation with each other. Many works are not mirror images and their relationship to one another might not be immediately evident. Civil Discourse connects these artists through imagery, treatment of subject matter, materials, technique or concept and celebrates the collective dialogue discovered in their art.

Earlier Event: October 1
Gowanus Open Studios at Three's Brewing
Later Event: January 18
Solo Installation at 4 Times Square