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NEA-funded art exhibit opens at KSU
NEA-funded art exhibit opens at KSU

KENNESAW, Ga. -- A new art exhibit is on display at Kennesaw State University's Visual Arts Building.

The exhibit, "Walking Through the Lonesome City," was installed by KSU assistant professor Matt Haffner and was funded by an NEA Art Works grant awarded to the university's Bernard A. Zuckerman Museum of Art.

"Walking Through the Lonesome City" features video portraits of urban environments and working-class people. Haffner describes it as a "timely, fictional, post-apocalyptic visual narrative" that blends graffiti, photography and film, and projects the images over vinyl and aluminum cutouts.

"What excites me most about this installation is the number of people it will reach," Kirstie Tepper, assistant curator of the art museum, said in a statement. "My hope is that the piece will appeal to people's voyeuristic nature and that they will be curious about this urban streetscape and will be encouraged to think about the relationship of the piece to its environment."

A public art panel discussion on "Walking Through the Lonesome City" and other works will be held in KSU's Onyx Theater at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 11.

The exhibit will be on display through Mar. 29, 2013.