For or against Atlantic Yards, the one thing that is certain is the public commentary period is far from over. The debate over the proposed 22-acre redevelopment in Prospect Heights has fueled blogs and newspaper articles and community meetings and coffee shops since Forest City Ratner made its plans public in 2002. This month, the discussion spills into Brooklyn art galleries.

Last night a group of local artists called the FOOTPRINTS group had its opening reception at Prospect Height’s Grand Space. The aim of their work, a diverse collection of paintings, photographs, drawings, video installation and mixed media, is to “move beyond the sound bites and take a closer look at the neighborhood in question, its community and issues surrounding redevelopment,” according to co-organizer Dan Sagarin.

Over 30 artists are participating, including Olivia Barr, Stephen Mallon, Donald O’Finn, Alice Proujansky, Nura Qureshi, Peter Teraberry and Claire Wieting. The exhibit is at Grand Space, 778 Bergen Street (corner of Grand Street), through November 3.

Over at The Gallery on Dean, a.k.a. Tavern on Dean, an exhibit called “Real Property” will have This eminent domain themed-exhibit opens Saturday at The Gallery on Dean.

its opening reception Saturday from 4-7 p.m. Featuring works by Pratt grads Mike Homer and Eliza Stamps, Real Property “addresses the issue of eminent domain in both a modern and historical context” via drawings, photographs and installation. It is curated by Peter J. Ketchum. You can check it out through Nov. 30 at 755 Dean Street in Prospect Heights, and grab some fish and chips while you’re at it.