The Arts Exchange Presents

Play War: Respawn
A Documentary Film by Ruth Dusseault followed by Discussion with Dusseault and Raymond McCrea Jones, whose photography exhibit “Birth of a Warrior” is on view in The Xchange Gallery

The Ebon Dooley Conference Room
Thursday, October 22, 2015

Free and open to the public

Immediately following the screening, documentary filmmaker and photographer Ruth Dusseault will be joined by Raymond McCrea Jones, photojournalist, whose photography exhibit Birth of a Warrior is on view until October 31

The Arts Exchange is pleased to present Ruth Dusseault's PLAY WAR: RESPAWN a captivating documentary film about paintball, veterans and war. Paintball is a form of spontaneous theater that occurs in rural and exurban spaces, and is defined and organized on the internet. Some veterans use the games for its sensory triggers, as a form of self-administered PTSD exposure therapy. On average, nearly half the players in large-scale paintball scenario games are veterans. Many fought in the wars of this century Filmed over 5 years entirely from the playing field, Respawn transitions in abstraction between recruitment, training and recovery.

The screening will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker, Ruth Dusseault whose documentary film and photography projects interpret utopian expressions in the built environment as they reflect our immediate histories. She teaches production in the Film program at Georgia State University. She will be joined by Photojournalist Raymond McCrea Jones, whose photography exhibit Birth of a Warrior is on view in The Xchange Gallery at The Arts Exchange until October part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography. The stunning photographs in Birth of a Warrior chronicle the transformation of 162 young men from across the country into U.S. Army Delta Company 2/47.TheXchange Gallery will be open from 12noon-6:30pm and immediately following the discussion.

© Raymond McCrea Jones

Birth of a Warrior

Featuring work by: Raymond McCrea Jones

Opening Reception & Book Signing Friday, October 2, 7- 9pm
OPEN HOUSE Artist Talk & Book Signing Sunday, October 11, 2:30pm

More information on our XChange Gallery Page - click here...



Atlanta Celebrates Photography
Birth of a Warrior
Featuring photography by Raymond McCrea Jones
Friday, Oct. 2 - Saturday, Oct. 31
Opening Reception: Friday, Oct 2, 7pm to 9pm
Opening Reception
Open House Artist Talk
Sunday, Oct 11, 2-5pm

Gallery hours: Thu, Fri, Sat: 1 – 6pm
and by appointment 

Join us to celebrate the official release of Birth of a Warrior: Ten Weeks in Basic Training (UPNE, 2015) and the opening of the solo exhibition of photographs from the book. Books will be available for purchase and signing by the artist at the Opening Reception and Artist Talk.


Domestic Violence Video Shoot



Atlanta Word Works
Literary Art Series

Saturday, Oct 24, 31
Nov 7, 14, 21, 28



Atlanta Interactive Theater
Saturday, Nov 14
All Public Spaces

New Modern Dance Class
Instructor: Emily Cargill
7-8:15 pm
Every Monday, Sept 14 to Nov2
$8 per class

Emily Cargill Dancers

Wed-Fri, Oct 21-23, 6:30-9pm
Sun, Oct 25, 10:30am-1:30pm
Sun, Nov 8, 12noon-5pm
Sat, Nov 14, 10:30 am-3pm
Sun, Nov 15,  12noon-5pm

Handpicked Halloween Party
Saturday, Oct 31, 8:00pm-1:00am
All Public Spaces
Dear Mr. Peasant Record Release Show
Friday, Nov 13,
Doors Open 7pm



The Arts Exchange may be ideally suited for your performance, arts showcase, rehearsals or social event. Contact us to book the Paul Robeson Theatre or the Ebon Dooley Board Room. Ask about our creative use of additional public spaces for receptions and vendor marketplaces.



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