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At Tonight's Art Walk Hundreds Put Their Worst Face Forward
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Local artist, Kedgar Volta, will present ǝɯ embellished tonight, Wednesday, October 3, at downtown’s Hispanic Art Walk from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. on the corner of West Monroe and North Laura Streets, across from the Jacksonville Public Library (333 North Laura Street). ǝɯ embellished is a public art project that challenges viewers to examine how self-perception aligns with public perception when we abandon our usual appearances.

Volta spent the last several months shooting peoples’ portraits at places like the Burro Bar, Riverside Arts Market and Art Walk. The subjects willingly abandoned their usual appearance in favor of poses that emphasize the strange and uncomfortable. Volta captured more than 600 photos and will reveal 300 of them as part of tonight’s exhibit. Each photo is 18”x18” and all 300 are mounted together and will cover the outside of the Magnificat Café. This public art project should garner plenty of curious onlookers and will serve as one of the focal points of tonight’s Hispanic Art Walk.

You can find more event information on Volta's ǝɯ embellished facebook page.

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