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SOUTHERN CONSTELLATIONS NEW WORK PREVIEW

Join Elsewhere in the museum and under the stars this Saturday night, August 16 from 8:30-10p.m. for Constellations and Conversations with visiting artist and Southern Constellations Fellow Martha Whittington. Whittington will preview her residency project which involves repairing, refurbishing and re-installing the museum's collection of World War II era army surplus.

During the event, Whittington will stage a vigil like performance to honor the soldiers whose lives are marked through the traces they have left on this collection. 

Martha Whittington is a multidisciplinary artist based in Atlanta, Georgia with a particular interest in objects and devices that reference industrial factory production and labor. She has exhibited her work both nationally and internationally with shows at Moot Gallery, Hong Kong, Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville Florida, Museum  of Contemporary Art Georgia,and the AMOA-Laguna Gloria Austin Texas. Her work is held in  the collections of Jim Leedy of Leedy Voulkos Art Center, Susan Bridges, Museum of Contemporary Art Georgia and Savannah College of Art and Design. Ms. Whittington is a Professor of Foundations Studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design.

Now entering its second year, Southern Constellations is a curatorial initiative that supports the creation of experimental new works at the museum and connects contemporary art practices in the South. Southern Constellations is funded in-part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Constellations and Conversations is open to the public and free with $1 museum admission. Attendees are invited to come early for dinner prior to the event; the cost of dinner is $5 for museum members and $10 for non-members. Please RSVP to kitchen@goelsewhere.org. 

More information on Martha Whittington can be found at http://www.marthawhittington.com.

More information about Southern Constellations can be found at http://goelsewhere.org/south