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Looks Like Rain, Feels Like Rain, a solo show by Atlanta photographer Jarrett Christian, continues through February 6 at Day & Night Projects, When COVID-19 scuttled his plan to document the faces and places of the American South in 2020, he turned to his studio and found a way to blur the distinctions between photography, painting and sculpture. Open noon-5 p.m. Friday-Saturday and by appointment . No more than five people allowed in the gallery at once. Masks required. Hand sanitizer provided. No restroom. 585 Wells St. S.W. 404.623.7289. (Pictured: Circumnavigating the Capital of the New Southwest Territory, 2020)

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Danielle Deadwyler Jan 2021

Danielle Deadwyler

Will (to) Adore, a show by interdisciplinary Atlanta artist Danielle Deadwyler, continues through February 20 at MINT gallery. The title is inspired by a Zora Neale Hurston quote. The exhibit is Deadwyler’s debut Leap Year solo show. It holds the city of Atlanta’s legacy of the washerwomen strike of 1881 as historical perseverance of Black women’s will to achieve through cessation. It includes film, installation and objects. Open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. MINT hosts a discussion with Deadwyler and painter Angela Davis Johnson at 7 p.m. Friday (January 22). Free but only 25 tickets available HERE. MINT @ The MET, 680 Murphy Ave. S.W.

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Two exhibitions — DRAWN by Elizabeth Lide and The Secret Garden by Abby Bullard are in their final days at Whitespace/Whitespec. DRAWN is an installation of 100-plus drawings made from October 2018 to September 2020, before and during COVID-19 (available online HERE). The Secret Garden, much like the Frances Hodgson Burnett novel, takes on themes of self-discovery and the regeneration of life (online HERE). Gallery open 11 am.-5 p.m. today-Saturday. No more than four people allowed in Whitespace at once; two at Whitespec. Masks required. 814 Edgewood Ave. 404.688.1892.

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Sit-In, the Alliance Theatre’s first-ever animated short, celebrates the power of young people to change history. The script comes from Pearl Cleage, the theater’s distinguished artist in residence, and features a mix of civil rights anthems and brand-new freedom songs (composed by Eugene H. Russell IV). It follows three friends as they learn about civil rights-era sit-ins and apply those lessons to today. The short runs 33 minutes. Streamable through February 28. $10 HERE.

 

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