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3 new exhibits, plus music, performance, open Saturday at KSU’s Zuckerman Museum

Rowland Ricketts' "Untitled -- After Te-Ita," a 2010 work of indigo, wool and stones, will be included in the exhibit "Some of Its Parts," opening July 26 at Kennesaw State University's Zuckerman Museum of Art. CONTRIBUTED BY ROLAND RICKETTS

Rowland Ricketts’ “Untitled — After Te-Ita,” an installation of indigo, wool and stones, will be included in the exhibit “Some of Its Parts,” opening July 26 at Kennesaw State University’s Zuckerman Museum of Art. CONTRIBUTED BY ROLAND RICKETTS

Kennesaw State University’s recently opened Zuckerman Museum of Art celebrates three new exhibits with a public opening reception on July 26.

As with its debut back in March, the new facility brims with specially commissioned art. In fact, “Hearsay,” a show that, according to the museum, encourages “alternative realities” and “liberatory visualizations of what could have been or might be,” not only fills the East and Mortin galleries but erupts outside.

On a museum exterior wall, guests can check out George Long’s “Flipping Translations,” a 90-foot-long-by-30-foot-high mural that includes the Atlanta artist’s trademark young subjects at play, their outlines blurred by Long’s repeated copying of his original image.

“Hearsay” is an extra-large group show that includes projects by, among others, the John Q collective, a take on the Cherokee syllabary curated by Adam Doskey and works by longtime Atlanta artists Carolyn Carr and Robert Sherer, a KSU associate art professor.

Also on view:

  • “Some of Its Parts,” an installation by Rowland Ricketts, an Indiana University assistant art professor, employing indigo-dyed cloth. It’s accompanied by a soundscape created by Norbert Herber.
  • “Virginia Dudley and American Modernism,” 18 works by the late Georgia artist — in photography, painting, printmaking, welded sculpture and jewelry and enameling.

The free 5-8 p.m. public reception includes music from the Apostles of Bluegrass and a performance of “General Norman” by author Corinne Weintraub, originally developed for the 2013 KSU Coming Out Monologues.

Dudley’s exhibit continues through Aug. 2, “Hearsay” and “Some” through Oct. 25. Free. Corner of Prillaman and Owl drives on the Kennesaw State University campus, 1000 Chastain Road, Kennesaw. 770-499-3223,

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