KENNESAW — The “Paper Moon” exhibition will be on display from Aug. 30 to Oct. 1 in the Art Gallery in the Sturgis Library and Aug. 30 to Dec. 6 in the Don Russell Clayton Gallery in the Bailey Performance Center at Kennesaw State University. An opening reception is scheduled Aug. 30 from 5 to 9 p.m. in all galleries.
The show examines how the substitutes are intended to function, the nature of their appeal and what role authenticity and the ability to “make believe” plays in the proffered illusion. This group exhibition features contemporary work by regional, national and international artists and includes daily film screenings.
The title “Paper Moon” is borrowed from a Depression-era song, “It’s Only a Paper Moon,” written by Harold Arlen and made popular by versions released by Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole during the later years of World War II.
The Clayton Gallery is in the Dr. Bobbie Bailey & Family Performance Center and is open noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday. Other visits may be scheduled by appointment in the Clayton Gallery. The Art Gallery is located on the lower level of the Sturgis Library and is open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday evenings and 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday. The exhibition is free and open to the public. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.