“Dolls in the City,” -- a group exhibit by members of the Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia, opens at 2 Rules Fine Art in Marietta on May 3
ATLANTA (April 15, 2013) – 2 Rules Fine Art will host “Dolls in the City,” a group exhibit by members of the Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia (WCAGA) showing May 3 – June 29. The exhibit will use art to initiate a dialogue about human sex trafficking issues in Atlanta and surrounding communities. An opening reception will be held on Friday, May 3, from 5-9pm during the Marietta Art Walk. An additional reception will be held 5-9pm during the June 7th Art Walk.
The major objectives of this exhibit are to raise awareness and concern that sex trafficking is a problem in the Atlanta metro area and to provide an educational platform for local organizations that are available to help. By encouraging community dialogues on this topic, exhibit organizers and artists hope to help victims and potential victims of sex trafficking.
Informative programs and presentations will be taking place at the gallery in conjunction with the visual art exhibit.
On May 11 at 7:00pm, DreamCatcher Collective, Inc. will present several scenes from its theatrical production, “Traffik,” produced and directed by Jacquay Waller. In this interactive program, actors introduce a variety of characters and stories from the sex trafficking world. Members of the audience will be invited to voice their questions and opinions.
On the following Saturday, May 18, 1:30 p.m., author Susan Norris will discuss the basis for her novel, "Rescuing Hope." Susan has been counseling women rescued from sex trafficking and is working to raise consciousness of the increasing numbers of young women being caught in this nightmare. There will be a Q and A session after her talk.
Other programs will be announced. The “Dolls in the City” exhibit will be at the 2 Rules gallery through June 29. The receptions on May 3 and June 7, free and open to the public, include music and refreshments. The gallery is located at 85 Church St., Marietta, GA 30060. Visit www.2rulesfineart.com for gallery hours and schedules of events, or call 404-355-6897.
Artists: Vicki Bethel, Fennel Blythe, Patricia Bohannon, Amandine Drouet, Mary Frances, Lucy Hale, Beverly Harding, Corlia Kock, Linda Williams McCune, Kathy Meliopoulos, Loretta Paraguassu, Marlene Puca, Cherie Redlinger, Flora Rosefsky, Gerry Sattele, Douglas Thayer, (non-member), Audrey Troceen, (non-member), Lisa Tuttle, Mona Waterhouse, Charlie Watts, Patty Weisman, (non-member)
About the Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia: The Women’s Caucus for Art of Georgia (WCAGA), a chapter of the National Women’s Caucus for Art (WCA), was founded in 2000 with a mission to promote, cultivate and advance women in the arts. WCAGA members include more than one hundred artists and art professionals, with the majority of members being Atlanta-based artists. More information about WCAGA can be found at www.wcaga.org.
About 2 Rules Fine Art: Founded in 2011, 2 Rules Fine Art is an Atlanta area art gallery whose mission is to pave the way for the presentation and promotion of works of art and design that utilize or reference commercial processes and themes. The gallery seeks to bridge the gap between what is considered fine art and what is perceived as great design. 2 Rules Fine Art is located in Atlanta’s premiere art market, Marietta, GA., at 85 Church Street.
For more information, please visit www.2rulesfineart.com or call (404) 355-6897.