Virginie Kippelen

Reclaimed by Nature: The Historic Davidson Quarries of Arabia Mountain

DeKalb History Center Museum

Featuring work by: Virginie Kippelen

This exhibit by Virginie Drujon-Kippelen features historic and contemporary photos of a former granite quarry at what is now the Davidson-Arabia Mountain Nature Preserve. Years ago, these quarries were an important part of DeKalb County’s economy. Lithonia granite was used in paving and construction projects, including the Historic DeKalb Courthouse. In the 1970s the Davidson family donated more than 500 acres of this land to DeKalb County for conservation and preservation. Since this land is no longer quarried, it is slowly being reclaimed by nature, although traces of its industrial past remain. This new body of work shades the light on the history of this special place and explores the intricate layers that have shaped its existence.

Artist's Reception Oct 10 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Exhibition Sep 05 - Dec 30

DeKalb History Center Museum

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Decatur, GA 30030
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