“Dreaming Identities” at Arnika Dawkins

Arnika Dawkins Gallery will be participating in the 2012 Atlanta Celebrates Photography festival with an exhibition entitled “Dreaming Identities.”

Ten noted female fine art photographers have contributed forty works to Dreaming Identities, to be exhibited during Atlanta’s annual arts festival.

The exhibition will include a wide range of imagery exploring topics such as memory, family, culture, and history. It also reflects personal and social experiences of each of the featured artists and explores themes from dream sequences to the notion of lineage.

Each artist will highlight their aesthetic and personal interests viewed through the curatorial lens of photography educator and scholar Deborah Willis.

The exhibiting artists include Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe, Sheila Pree Bright, Delphine Fawundu, Susan kae Grant, Nashormeh Lindo, Lynn Marshall Linnemeier, Linda Foard Roberts, Susan Ross, Carla Williams and Cheryl Younger.

This exhibit will engage local and international art communities with images that merge aesthetic, journalistic and narrative photographs.

Deborah Willis will moderate a conversation with several of the exhibiting artists on the evolving meaning of memory.

The panel discussion will take place on October 5, 2012 at 6 p.m. at the Fulton County Southwest Arts Center, 915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA 30331 and will be immediately followed by a reception for the artists and book signing at the gallery.

Arnika Dawkins Gallery is devoted to presenting fine art from both emerging and established photographers, specializing in images by African Americans and of African Americans. The gallery’s objective is to provide an educational platform that supports this burgeoning community of talented artists.

Dr. Deborah Willis is Chair and Professor of Photography and Imaging at the Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, where she also has an affiliated appointment with the College of Arts and Sciences, Africana Studies.

A Guggenheim and MacArthur Fellow as well as a celebrated author, Willis is one of the nation’s leading historians of African American photography and curator of African American culture.

Through Dec. 1.

Panel discussion with the artists
October 5, 6 p.m. at the Southwest Arts Center
915 New Hope Road
Atlanta, GA 30331

Gallery reception and book signing immediately following panel. Shuttle service provided from the Southwest Arts Center to gallery.

Arnika Dawkins Gallery
4600 Cascade Road
Atlanta, GA 30331

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