First Thursday Downtown Art Walk: “To Forge Yesterday”
Georgia State University
80 Forsyth Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA 30303
First Thursday Downtown Art Walk* / Opening Receptions: March 2, 2017 and April 6, 2017
*Participating Gallery Information and Walk Map: www.downtownfirstthursdays.com
Exhibition Dates: March 2 to April 21, 2017*
*The exhibition is open Monday-Friday, from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm and during all Rialto performances.
To Forge Yesterday by Ali O’Leary
Ali O’Leary grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She received her BA in American Studies and graduated with honors from Barnard College at Columbia University in New York City in 2010. Ali earned a Post-Baccalaureate Certificate at Maryland Institute College of Art in Studio Art in Baltimore, MD in 2011 and went on to receive a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013. She lived in New York City for several years and gained experience teaching art to a wide range of students as well as working in the Fashion and Publishing Industries. Ali recently moved to Atlanta, Georgia and is currently working as an Adjunct Professor of Photography, Art Appreciation, Two-Dimensional and Graphic Design.
About the Rialto Visual Arts Series
The Rialto’s Visual Arts Series are professionally curated, bi-monthly exhibitions, showcasing visual artists whose works transform our lobby space into a wonderful gallery that is free and open for the general public to enjoy. The Visual Arts Series exhibitions feature local emerging artists who present dynamic works in photography, painting, or mixed media. Featured artists have included Julio Mejia, Susan J. Ross, Eric Waters, Shannon McCollum, Lucinda Bunnen, Cullen Washington Jr., Charles Nelson, Alex Brewer aka (Hense) and Benjamin Jones.
The Rialto is among the participating galleries of the First Thursday Downtown Art Walk. The Rialto holds artist talks and receptions and during the Art Walk, offering opportunities for the public to meet our featured artists and learn more about the artists and their work.