Exploration Two: "We Are Forward Thinking"
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Dates: March 5, 2021 – May 31, 2021
Where: The installation will be on display along the path outside City Hall and inside MARTA bus shelters along the two main MARTA routes in Roswell
The second characteristic photographers were invited to explore was “We Are Forward Thinking”.
“Intentional , inclusive, blended, charming, verdant, illustrious. Telling our story through artwork paints a picture that is lively, vivacious, leafy, and lush. If our city is a canvas for art, our history, physical surroundings, and the spirit of our people are the palette.“ – Public Art Master Plan, Roswell Arts Fund and the City of Roswell, 2017.
The current pandemic has momentarily closed the doors for many traditional spaces dedicated to art but the desire for connection and creative experiences is thriving. Roswell has a wealth of nontraditional outdoor spaces to explore and there is an opportunity to curate unique and unexpected experiences for neighborhoods throughout the city.
Roswell Arts Fund, in partnership with the Hagan Family Foundation, Getty Images and the City of the Roswell saw an opportunity to curate unique and unexpected experiences for neighborhoods throughout the city. Additionally, to support our artists all images shown in the exhibit are available to purchase and 70% of every sale will go directly to the artist!
Roswell in Print will have three distinct installations in different outdoor locations that allow for safe and socially distanced experiences. Each exploration will take inspiration from the characteristics that define the community of Roswell, GA: Modern Spirit, Southern Soul. Through an extensive public engagement process, we have come to understand that spirit by asking the people of Roswell who they are and what is important to their community. The unique elements that emerged from those conversations became the themes at the core of this photography exhibition.
In each exhibit, the visual storytellers featured will span countries and generations. We hope that these photographs, inspired by Roswell’s essence, will convey a universal message of belonging, a welcoming sense of community that travels beyond our city limits and resonates with viewers near and far.
Special companion piece “Warrior Within” by Feel Beautiful Today
Alongside “We Are Forward Thinking”, Roswell Arts Fund is honored to welcome Feel Beautiful Today’s exhibit “The Warrior Within” consisting of meaningful portraits highlighting cancer patients and their stories along their cancer journey.
Founded in 2010, Feel Beautiful Today (FBT) exists to help transform oncology patients’ journeys by encouraging their thoughts toward a more positive and healing perspective through creative art experiences.
Learn more at www.FeelBeautifulToday.org
More info on Roswell In Print and the Roswell Arts Fund at www.roswellartsfund.org/initiatives/roswell-in-print/