On behalf of WonderRoot and the Walthall Artist Fellowship Program, we are disappointed to learn about the censorship of Ruth Stanford's work. Simultaneously, we stand in support of and in solidarity with the staff and leadership of the Zuckerman Museum, including Director Justin Rabideau and Curator Teresa Reeves, as they continue to work for and with the artists of our region. WonderRoot believes that the arts are a conduit for dialogue and understanding about our communities' disparate experiences. With that in mind and in preparation for our upcoming exhibition at the Zuckerman Museum of Art, WonderRoot will request a meeting with the President of Kennesaw State who, to our understanding, has made a solitary decision to remove Stanford's work. It is our hope that this decision and its consequences will yield a constructive dialogue about the arts and the role of the arts in spheres of education.
Very excited to know that NBAF is evaluating its programming model. It's a great organization, but they need to have a stronger presence locally. They have a national and international reputation and draw, but aren't leveraging that for the broader arts ecology in town. Sounds like a great time to re-focus.
Big thanks to CL and CL readers for making WonderRoot Atlanta's Best Advocate for the Arts and Best Film Series!!!
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