“We are artists speaking out. We seek to end human trafficking. We witness the injustice of slavery. We raise awareness to achieve the joy of rescue, of freedom,” said Callahan McDonough, who chairs the artist organization’s Art+Activism Initiative, which is creating and sponsoring the exhibit.
The committee planning “46/21” includes Temple Kol Emeth member Maxine Hess and Ahavath Achim Synagogue member Flora Rosefsky, both of whom are among the 57 visual artists who so far have contributed work to the show at Atlanta’s Mammal Gallery at 91 Broad St.
The exhibit is scheduled for Sept. 10 to Oct. 2, with public hours from noon to 6 p.m. from Thursday through Saturday during that period.
The exhibit opening Saturday, Sept. 10, features a reception from 5 to 8 p.m. and a collaborative performance of artist Molly Gochman’s sidewalk Red Sand Project.
The show also will include a panel discussion on human trafficking at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, to be followed by a performance by Maggie Benoit and Max Beeching, and an artist talk and performance by Ruth Showalter at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25.
Judge Shondeana Crews-Morris will facilitate the panel discussion among Anna Blau of International Women’s House; Irina Khasin, the head of the human trafficking unit at the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office; Dalia Racine, the head of the human trafficking unit at the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office; and Jennifer Swain, the deputy director of youthSpark.
The exhibit and its related events are free and open to the public.