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“40 over 40” is an invitational exhibition presented by EBD4, the new art venue in Chamblee. Exhibition dates are November 11- December 15, with an opening celebration on November 11. 

   Beginning with the Pop Art movement, there has been a prevalent cultural misunderstanding that new and visionary ideas belong only to the young. The truth is, that as artists age, the chances increase for brilliant new expressions with a marked richness in their art.

The premise of the “40 over 40” invitational exhibit is to show that fresh ideas and talent come from people of all ages, and that artists with decades of life experience have even more to offer.

“40 over 40” presents works by Atlanta–area artists ages 40 and over, whose careers range from newly discovered to seasoned. Under the curatorial efforts of Elyse Defoor of Buckhead, the exhibit offers fresh counterbalance to the art-world ageism faced by many artists during their later years. “When considering the impressive art made by famous older artists later in life such as Georgia O’Keeffe, and the many well-known mature contemporary artists such as Kara Walker, Anish Kapoor, and 100-year-old Carmen Herrera, this show champions artists who continue to take risks, explore, and do the work that they are meant to do,” says curator Defoor.

“40 over 40”, at EBD4, opens with a celebratory reception on Saturday, November 11, 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm. Gallery hours are noon – 6 pm on Saturdays and by appointment; EBD4 can be reached by phone at 404-667-1902 or by email at The gallery is located at 2382 Chamblee Tucker Rd. Chamblee. For more information about EBD4 visit online at