ATLANTA — The Atlanta Metro Library for Accessible Services (AMLAS) will open its latest art exhibit on Thursday, April 4, to coincide with First Thursdays Downtown Atlanta Art Walk, which takes place from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The show features the works of two area artists: Atlanta’s Sanjumi and Deborah Hudgens Pinson of Griffin, Ga., both of whom have been featured in exhibits at VSA Arts of Georgia’s Arts for All Gallery in downtown Atlanta. With that gallery’s April move to Midtown, where it will be sharing space in an innovative non-profit/for-profit partnership with Mason Murer Fine Art, AMLAS will become VSA’s sole downtown public exhibition space.
AMLAS is located on the fourth floor of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s Central Library at One Margaret Mitchell Square in downtown Atlanta. Thanks to a partnership between Georgia Public Library Service and VSA, walls at the new AMLAS space serve as gallery space featuring the rotating works of professional artists who have visual impairments and other disabilities.
AMLAS is part of the GLASS (Georgia Libraries for Accessible Statewide Services) network of Talking Book Centers that provide eligible Georgians with access to free audio materials and books and magazines in Braille through the Library of Congress and the National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped. The facility serves qualified patrons in Clayton, Cobb, Dawson, DeKalb, Forsyth, Fulton, Hall, Henry, Lumpkin and Rockdale counties.
Now in its 40th year, VSA Arts of Georgia is a nationally accredited statewide organization working with artists and organizations to fulfill its vision of an inclusive community that encourages everyone to enjoy and participate in the arts.
ALMAS and VSA Arts of Georgia welcome the public to view the works of Sanjumi and Pinson from 10-6 Monday through Saturday, with extended evening hours each Thursday until 8.