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GCAC Opens Community Gallery at Long Street Office

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The Greater Columbus Arts Council has announced the official opening of its new office to the public at 182 E. Long St. with an inaugural exhibition. The exhibition will be on display in the council’s community meeting room and gallery, a space that will continue to be dedicated to featuring work by artists from historically disenfranchised communities.

The exhibition “New Beginnings: From There to Here” was curated and installed by Janet George of Creative Women of Color, a collective of African American women artists with a mission to “educate, encourage, inspire and provide a creative connection with the community.”

The exhibition and murals on the front of the office that were created as part of recent protests are part of “46 days of HeART of Protest,” an initiative created by the King Arts Complex in partnership with other arts organizations to create 46 days of artistic protest to honor the 46 years of George Floyd’s life.

Artists in the exhibition include Anna Austin, Michol Childress, Lisa Cliff, Kenya Davis, Janet George, Deborah McBroom, Gaye Reissland, Teri Thomas, Beryl Thompson and Kathy Watts.

The exhibition will be up through Dec. 23 and all work is available for sale.

The gallery is open to the public Wednesdays and Thursdays, noon to 4 p.m. or by appointment Monday through Friday. Visitors are required to wear masks and comply with social distancing guidelines, with a limit of four people in the gallery at a time.

For more information, visit www.gcac.org.

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