Jack Art Gallery, a family-owned gallery in the Old Fourth Ward focused on promoting local and national emerging artists, presents a show celebrating the abstracts of love through a new exhibit in February.

The gallery owners are using the show to celebrate the life of their good friend and longtime LGBT human rights activist, Allen Thornell, who passed away last August. To make the show possible, 10 local and national artists – Veva Dunckel, Jaynie Crimmins, Isabelle Gautier, Aaron Guthrie, Phillip Hua, Christina Loraine, Zoe Martell, John Paul, Carlos Solis and Angie Wehunt – are presenting works of love themes and/or colors. The exhibit will include a silent auction of some works that will, in addition to other proceeds, benefit Georgia Equality.

“We are excited to produce a show of such vibrant color and energy fused with the theme of love,” says co-owner, John McNamara. “Allen would have been proud of this show, and thrilled that the proceeds would benefit a cause so near and dear to his heart.”

The event on Feb. 10 will include Georgia Equality staff on hand to talk about their cause and take direct donations. Jack Art Gallery is located at 659 Auburn Avenue, Pavilion Suite 503. The gallery is free and open to the public Wednesday thru Saturday. Visit www.jackartgallery.com for hours and a preview of the art in rotation.

Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.