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Life Through Art Revealed In “Unmasking”

Art from “Unmasking.”
Mark Making
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Art from “Unmasking.”

The week after Thanksgiving, Mark Making presents “Unmasking: Now We Speak” in downtown Chattanooga.

The art exhibit with performances of poetic monologues takes place at ArtsBuild on Thursday, December 1st starting at 5 PM.

I spoke with Frances McDonald, executive director of Mark Making - and Samacallihan, whose work is part of “Unmasking.”

Samacallihan and Frances McDonald.
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Samacallihan and Frances McDonald.

As Frances puts it, Sammy - quote - “has a great way with words and lines. His life has been difficult, but the chronicling of it is rich with images of injustices survived by him as a very clever and gifted autistic man with a history of judicial encounters, stints in jails and mental hospitals and unrequited love. He attends Mark Making's Monday night art class, where he has been preparing for the exhibit.”

Banner for “Unmasking” event.
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