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“We Live Among You”
The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs is proud to host Susan Todd-Raque’s exhibition “We Live Among You”, opening on Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 1 PM at Gallery 72.
Curated by Susan Todd-Raque, the exhibit includes portraits of people in Atlanta with mental health challenges, accompanied by their personal stories in their own words. Photographers Daniel Troppy, Royce Soble, Jerry Siegel, Marie Thomas, and Kathleen Gegan have created powerful images, using shadows and other techniques, to preserve their subject’s anonymity. The artists were chosen because of their creative ability to express the nuances of what portraiture can be and because each has their own personal motivation for being a part of this project. The exhibit seeks to create dialogue around mental health.
Today’s reality is that mental health challenges touch each of us through our families, our friends, our neighbors, our business associates, and even strangers we happen to meet. The State of Georgia once actively funded mental health care facilities and programs designed to create awareness of mental care challenges among Georgia’s citizens.
On Saturday, September 17 at 1:00 pm there will be an opening reception during which the five artists will talk about their work. Then, at 2:00 pm, there will be a panel discussion, “Why Mental Health Care Matters.” Featured panelists will be Dr. Felicia Tillman and Ernest Benson from the City of Atlanta Psychology Department/Employee Assistance Program, Dr. Kyle Raque, Dr. Anita Brown and Dr. Brittan Penson from Georgia Psychological Association, and Shanti Das from Silence the Shame.
We Live Among You will be on view through October 28, 2022.
Gallery 72 is a municipal gallery operated by the City of Atlanta – Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.
The gallery is dedicated to presenting stimulating and thought-provoking contemporary art and programs that focus on advancing Atlanta’s arts offerings.
Gallery 72 is open Monday through Friday from 10 am to 5 pm.
“We Live Among You”
Saturday, September 17 – Friday, October 28, 2022
72 Marietta St. NW, Atlanta GA.. 30303
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 17, 2022, at 1 PM
NEARBY PARKING FOR GALLERY 72:
104 Marietta Street Parking Garage (176 feet NW), 79 Marietta Street Parking Garage (245 feet NE) Centennial Tower Parking Garage (332 feet NE), and paid street parking are available near the gallery.
NEARBY MARTA RAIL STATIONS:
Take the Gold line to Five Points Station. Exit the station on the Forsyth Street side and turn right, walk northeast on Forsyth Street, and turn left on Marietta Street. Walk one block to Fairlie Street. After crossing Fairlie Street the gallery will be on the left.