& Yet


&yet, an exhibition of young emerging talent in Atlanta was on view 2.13.20 through 3.6.20.

The Dalton Gallery of Agnes Scott College presented a juried exhibition of work by young emerging artists from the Atlanta area in partnership with the Decatur Arts Alliance. &yet sought to connect and foster conversations among young artists from communities around Atlanta. Thanks to our partnership with the Decatur Arts Alliance we were able to offer a free application in an effort to create an accessible opportunity for young emerging artists from the area to experience the valuable processes of a working artist. Thanks to the James T and Ella Rather Kirk Fund we were able to award $3000 in prizes to six artists in the exhibition as selected by the Jurors and Faculty Members. Juror Pick awards were given to Melissa Huang, Benjamin Hunsinger, Celeste Nelson, and Yasha Panchal. Professors Pick awards were given to Devin Morrison and Kama Pellani. You can find the exhibition catalog here.

&yet featured work by 40 artists aged 18-30, from the Atlanta community, as juried by arts leaders Veronica Kessenich, Director of the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Yu-Kai Lin, Owner and Director of Kai-Lin Art, and Joseph Peragine, artist and Director of the Ernest G Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University.

Details from Celeste Nelson, Curly Shurley.

Created and curated by Kirk Curatorial and Collections Fellow and recent Agnes Scott College graduate, Anna Carnes, `19, this exhibition was a demonstration of the Agnes Scott Summit initiative in developing leadership skills and fostering connections with others on a local and global scale.  You can find her curatorial statement here.

This exhibition is made possible by the James T and Ella Rather Kirk fund and sponsored in part by the Decatur Arts Alliance.