Buckhead library hosts photography exhibit celebrating Atlanta’s neuro-diverse community

The Buckhead Library continues to support local artists, and especially the photography community, with the “Dreamscapes” exhibit. The exhibit is part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP), and includes an opening reception from 1:00-5:00pm on August 13. 

Dreamscapes features images created by neuro-diverse artists on their own, and through various local photography workshops. Photographers were encouraged to create images that communicate their dreams using a medium that transcends language and description.

Two Sparrows Village

Many of the photographs on display were created by residents of Two Sparrows Village. Two Sparrows is a co-housing community for neuro-diverse adults. Artistic director Lisa Kiely told us, “Two Sparrows Village was established to create communities where adults living with intellectual disabilities can discover a world of possibilities and achieve independence according to their abilities. Our vision is to provide a supportive living environment for adults with intellectual disabilities and autism to thrive. Our mission is to provide opportunities for life-long learning, meaningful friendships, and opportunities to contribute to their communities.”

Lisa Kiely and Corinne Adams, with Two Sparrows Village, ACP and Illuminate Atlanta, thought this would be a wonderful way to bring all the organizations together and to share with the greater community.  Along with local photographers and instructors like Sara Keith of the Atlanta School of Photography, and the Buckhead Library, Lisa and Corinne have provided a wonderful opportunity for undiscovered artists to explore their creativity and share their work with the community.

The exhibit, “Dreamscapes”, will be on display at the Buckhead Library through September 30. 

BUCKHEAD LIBRARY INFO:

Tel. 404-613-7350

269 Buckhead Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30305

Library hours: M-Tu 10-8, W-Sat 10-6, Sun-closed

Cool Girls Photography Workshop

This gallery of images is from a recent photography workshop, hosted by Sara Keith. The workshop description from the organizers:

The Two Sparrows workshop explored color and perspective. We asked ourselves how we could creatively introduce color into our images? Using color gels (tinted sheer plastic sheets), students experimented with different colors in a range of environments. Then, we used miniatures to create small scenes to learn about perspective. Creative problem solving and artistic solutions were folded in as the students took on semi-independent learning, while we gave plenty of time for hands-on exercises.