On August 28, 2005 hurricane Katrina roared through Louisiana, striking the city New Orleans. What resulted from this catastrophic storm was the complete breakdown of the city of New Orleans. Katrina was one of the deadliest storms in U.S. history and affected an entire city as none before. Many sought refuge in Atlanta, relocating and beginning life anew. This demonstrated the sense of community and compassion between the two cities which still continues today.
As art imitates life, many New Orleans artists affected by the storm began to express their experience through their art. KATRINA: Five years of reflection marks the anniversary of this catastrophic event and presents the work of several artists who lived the disaster and expressed that experience through their work. Included in the show are New Orleans artists, Krista Jurisch, Neil Alexander, Brian Nolan, Lori K. Gordon, Debra Howell and Jan Gilbert.
The exhibition also features the body of work by local Atlanta artist Elyse Defoor entitled X.U.ME. Defoor went back to her native New Orleans just after the hurricane and from that visit created her personal exploration in X.U.ME.
Through September 11.
Spruill Center for the Arts
5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, GA 30338