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For more information about exhibitions, or to schedule a tour, contact Christina Anduiza at canduiza@thomasvillearts.org or (229) 226-0588.

Kaleidoscope Eyes 

Curated by Erin Smith

Picture yourself in a boat on a river
With tangerine trees and marmalad
e skies
Somebody calls you, you ans
wer quite slowly
A girl with kaleidoscope eyes
– The Beatles “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”

Inspired by the classic Beatles song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, curator Erin Smith brings us an experience of ‘70s visual culture. With lush, layered photos, vintage fabrics, multicolor imagery, and poetic language, we find ourselves disoriented- yet delighted. This type of visual disorientation points to something larger – our perspective. When we look through the kaleidoscope, we are challenged to look at the world from a different vantage point.

From the Artist

We don’t see things as they are, we see things as we are.
Our foundation is ephemeral, right? Its hard to touch, hard to grasp, but when we catch a glimpse of it, we hold on. Then the kaleidoscope shifts – maybe that one spectrum that caught you, defined you, gets lost. In order to embrace the spectrum of our own kaleidoscope, we need to give ourselves the opportunity to diverge.
 
The work selected for this exhibit explores vision and its ability to disorient and transform perspective. The photographic prints, vintage fabrics, and curated objects give us a glimpse into the ‘70s and their impact on our lives today.
 
This exhibit is a part of FUSE: an evening of Dance, Music and Art 

On Exhibit | Jan 25th – Apr 17th 
Opening Reception + Artist Talk | Jan 25th | 5-6:30PM
 

Perspectives in Preservation:

presented by Thomasville Landmarks

A look at people and places in historic preservation- from architectural detail and local landmarks, to the people- just like you – who help make it happen. 

What is your perspective on preservation? 

This collection of enigmatic black and white photographs tell the story of Thomasville residents and their unique investment in the preservation of their town. Photography done by Carrie Viohl. 


The Photographer in Residence program and Perspectives in Preservation exhibit were supported by the Georgia Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities and through appropriations from the Georgia General Assembly. 


Art is a Window: into history

Art is a window into a specific place and time. Do you ever wonder why contemporary art sometimes looks simplistic? Or why so many paintings from the Renaissance portray religious figures? In order to understand where art is now, we need to look to the past. Visual art has shifted over time, taking different forms in response to changes in history

Look through the windows of the shadowboxes to observe the progression of Western art over the span of seven centuries. Each art movement corresponds to major shifts in culture- the shared values that shape people and how they live. If you look closely you can see the value of a place, time, and culture reflected in its’ art. 

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