Artist Statement

Drawing inspiration from tribal sociology, feminist philosophy and traditional cultural practices, this visual and performance art piece, with installations created by Whittington, celebrates the female, the feminine and the feminist, raising awareness around the many ways that women continue to be marginalized in cultures around the world.


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September 8

October 13


Artist Bio

D. Patton White has been working as a performing artist and choreographer for over twenty years. Originally from Colorado, Mr. White relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1979 to attend Emory University, graduating in 1983 with a double degree in Psychology and Philosophy. He has had extensive training since 1981 in almost every form of dance, including aerial, African, ballet, ballroom, contact improvisation, flamenco, jazz, modern, post-modern and tap. Martha Whittington received her B.F.A. in Sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute. She received her M.F.A. in Sculpture From Tyler School of Art, where she studied with sculptor Winifred Lutz. Ms. Whittington has been the recipient of artist residencies at the Bemis Center in Omaha Nebraska and the Hambidge Center-Creative Arts in Rabun Gap Georgia. Phyllis Free is a professional drummer and recording artist, sound designer, creative arts facilitator and multi-disciplinary arts consultant. She has many production credits, and her multi-disciplinary background includes a Masters in Liberal Studies from Indiana University SE, with a concentration in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts & Sociology, and a B.F.A. in Speech-Drama Education from the University of Georgia.