Join us for our first Leap Year Retrospective Exhibition hosted by Facet Gallery!
OPENING RECEPTION: February 23, 2017, 7-10pm
Facet Gallery: 684 John Wesley Dobbs Ave. NE, Atlanta, GA 30312
ON VIEW: February 23 – March 10, 2018
Gallery Hours: Wed, Fri, Sat, 12-5pm
Leap Year Alumni participants: Ashley Anderson, Jessica Caldas, Natalie Escobar, Jane Garver Foley, Lauren Peterson, Chelsea Raflo, Jordan Stubbs, and Vanessa Brook Williams
Including a small preview of works by 2018/19 Leap Year artists Angela Davis Johnson, Blair LeBlanc, Crystal Desai, Alex C. Kerr, Steve Morrison, and Hasani Sahlehe.
Since the inception of MINT’s Leap Year Residency program in 2011, MINT has had the great honor of working with many exceptional artists in Atlanta. In celebration of their successes, and MINT’s opportunity to increase the number of artists that we are able to support through Leap Year, we are returning to our old neighborhood, around the corner from our original Sampson Street location. Along with the generosity of our host, Facet Gallery, we will celebrate the seven participating alumni artists and six years of Leap Year success. MINT will also take this opportunity to include works by the 2018/19 artists in anticipation of the six solo shows that they will be producing over the next Leap Year.
About Leap Year
Leap Year is a residency program that provides a comprehensive and robust system of support for emerging artists in the Atlanta-Metro area. Each year, the six selected artists receive free studio space for six months, are paired with one mentor, receive a $1,000 stipend, attend a 2-week residency at the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences, participate in studio visits from critics, curators, and visiting artists, receive year-long memberships to local arts organizations, attend and teach workshops and classes related to creative interests and needs, and create a body of work for exhibition in a solo show. MINT developed Leap Year to be inclusive of both community and network development, along with opportunities for quiet reflection and introspection on personal and career growth.