MCDONOUGH — A new interactive exhibit coming to Henry County wants to know “What Is Your Story?”
The show asks visitors to write their secrets, struggles, hopes and fears in used books which will be displayed.
“The exhibition was created around the belief that sharing stories can lead to radical empathy, promote deep interpersonal connections and demonstrate that we are more similar than we are different,” said show founders Sparks Corps and Orange Sparkle Ball.
Viewers can respond to the anonymous stories via postcard if the storytellers choose.
“This back and forth interaction creates a connection and a feeling of solidarity,” exhibit officials said.
The show’s mission “is to create an impact that unites people in their struggles, putting an end to the isolation that comes with feeling misunderstood.”
On Sept. 14, the Georgian Gallery will open the exhibit with a party from 6-9 p.m. The show will remain on display until Nov. 1. It will also be on display at the Hood Street Art Center from Oct. 3-Nov.1. An opening party will be held Oct. 3 from 7-9 p.m.
Alongside “What Is Your Story?,” the Georgian Gallery will also feature a McDonough-based project titled “Caught in a Moment: From Hello to Goodbye.”
The show will feature photographs from Mia Broder and Renee Crouser, as Broder bids farewell to her family’s farm Horseshoe Farms.
“What Is Your Story?” previously showed at the Toronto Design Offsite Festival and the Museum of Design Atlanta. Founders are also planning a series of popup events with Emory University and Greenbuild.
Those unable to participate in “What Is Your Story?” in person can interact with the project virtually. To participate, visit the Instagram @what_isyourstory or send an email to email@example.com.
For more information, visit whatisyourstoryexhibit.org.