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Kenneth Locke Bridger’s sculpture SkyFish was on the interim hiking trail on the northern extension of the Eastside Trail during the 2013 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition. Photo Credit: Christopher Martin

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Artists

Our Participating Artists

There are many different types of artwork to be found along the Atlanta BeltLine. Whether it is performance or visual art, the participating artists are part of a unique artistic experience. Through our year-round collection and our special events and exhibitions, the creativity of these individuals is made available for all to enjoy. See photos of the artwork from our previous exhibits. The details on 2014 participating artists are below. Check back for photos as the exhibition progresses.

2014

  Artist Title Discipline Location
#weloveatl in association with the Inside Out Project

Name: #weloveatl in association with the Inside Out Project

Artist Bio:

The goal of #weloveatl is to bring the citizens of Atlanta together to tell simple & authentic photographic stories of their love for the city and the people that inhabit it.

Website: http://45x45project.com

Title: 45 X 45: NEIGHBORS CONNECTED

Description:

This wheat paste mural and community photography project in which Atlanta photographers take portraits of 45 Atlanta residents – each from one of the 45 neighborhoods connected by the Atlanta BeltLine – and then displayed as a large scale mural installation.

Year: 2014

45 X 45: NEIGHBORS CONNECTED Mural Eastside Trail at North Avenue
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Allen Peterson

Name: Allen Peterson

Artist Bio:

Allen Peterson was born in Gadsden, Alabama. He immersed himself in the foundry process at the Metal Arts program of Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, Alabama.  He completed his Master’s degree in Sculpture from the University of Minnesota.  After grad school, Allen Peterson taught sculpture at several colleges and universities before accepting his current position as Professor of Sculpture at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s campus in Atlanta.  His work has been shown throughout the United States, as well as internationally.  Peterson explores themes of system and community in his work, in which individual elements often combine to form structures based on interrelationships, and performance blurs the line between labor, system, and ritual.

Website: http://allenpeterson.com/section/bio

Title: Paying your Dues/Fame Stage

Description:

Musicians and other artists are familiar with the idea that everyone “pays their dues” by working hard before enjoying success. The Paying Your Dues/Fame Stage peripatetic performance requires a pair of musicians: one pedals the bicycle for a timed 15-minute shift while the other performs an acoustic set of music, then the roles are reversed for another 15 minutes so that each participant gets equal time working and playing.

Year: 2014

Paying your Dues/Fame Stage Performing Arts Eastside Trail near Irwin Street
Ana Maria Paramo

Name: Ana Maria Paramo

Artist Bio:

Ana Maria Páramo is a visual artist and designer who works actively within the community on a wide range of interdisciplinary projects. She uses mixed media for the creation of digital and handcrafted material. Illustration is the backbone of her work, leading to and inspiring the creation of graphic design, installations, 3D renderings, and costume design.

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Title: Moving Elements II

Description:

Inspired by cloud shadows, the artist’s goal was to create a subtle object whose impact is in the shadows it casts. Suspended over the sidewalk, the delicate balsa wood flutters overhead, giving pedestrians cause to pause and experience a moment of pareidolia.

Year: 2014

Moving Elements II Sculpture Eastside Trail, north of North Avenue
_DSC4767_nextgen Anonymous da Band

Name: Anonymous da Band

Artist Bio:

“Anonymous” is ATL’s #1 instrumental teen band and they are ready to express their unique creativity as a featured band along the Atlanta Beltline. Known predominately for their smooth urban jazz sound, “Anonymous” is a multi-talented band made up of four youngsters from fourteen to sixteen years old. All are students in Atlanta area public schools and are active in keeping music in their schools by participating in multiple band programs.

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Title: Anonymous da Band

Description:

Known predominately for their smooth urban jazz sound, the group is a multi-talented band made up of four youngsters from fifteen to seventeen years old.  All are students in Atlanta area public schools and are active in keeping music in their schools by participating in multiple band programs.

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October 19 @ 6:15 p.m.

Year: 2014

Anonymous da Band Performing Arts Historic Fourth Ward Park
IMG_1538_thumb Anthony Cerilli

Name: Anthony Cerilli

Artist Bio:

Anthony Cerilli is a sculptor and installation artist residing in Atlanta, Georgia. Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, his education has included a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Sculpture and residency at the School of Visual Arts in New York City.

Website:

Title: Anthony Cerilli

Description:

Salt Line is a temporary seating structure consisting of 150 fifty-pound salt licks meant to signify the transitional state of the Reynoldstown section of the Atlanta BeltLine as it prepares to undergo construction commencing at the end of 2014.  Drawing from the leftover rail lines in the area as well as the graphic lines of the dirt trail, Salt Line serves as a natural timepiece signaling the final transition of the site through the deterioration of the material.

Year: 2014

Anthony Cerilli Sculpture Southeast interim hiking trail near Memorial Drive
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Atlanta Celebrates Photography

Name: Atlanta Celebrates Photography

Artist Bio:

Atlanta Celebrates Photography aims to make Atlanta a leading center for the world’s fastest growing art form. By producing the largest annual community-oriented photo festival in the US, we provide experiences that engage and educate diverse audiences through lens-based media.

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Title: The Fence

Description:

THE FENCE originated as a 1,000-foot photo installation hanging along a walking path in Brooklyn Bridge Park. THE FENCE 2014 will be collaboration between United Photo Industries of NY, Photo District News (PDN), Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Flash Forward Festival in Boston, and Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) as we join forces to produce this unique site‐specific exhibition aimed at fostering conversations, and exploring new thematic directions in photography. This outdoor photographic exhibition invites photographers from around the world to explore and define the meaning of community across cultural boundaries and geographical lines.

Year: 2014

The Fence Photography Eastside Trail between N. Highland Avenue and Irwin Street
IMG_5705_thumb Atlanta Collage Society

Name: Atlanta Collage Society

Artist Bio:

The Atlanta Collage Society (ACS) was formed in 2006 to foster appreciation, interest, and understanding about the medium of collage; to advance the stature of collage as a contemporary art medium; to support the professional development of ACS membership; and to promote collage within the general community. With an annual membership of approximately 75 collage artists, the ACS roster includes assemblage artists and mixed media artists who incorporate collage into their work. ACS is affiliated with the National Collage Society and partners locally with the Atlanta Artist Center for meeting space and joint workshops

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Title: A Tempietto of the NINE Muses…

Description:

ACS has created an obelisk that is dedicated to the nine muses from Greek mythology. Through the structure and theater they are presenting their interpretation of how the muses influence the city of Atlanta, past, present and future.

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September 21 @ 3:30 p.m.

Year: 2014

A Tempietto of the NINE Muses… Sculpture & Performance Southeast interim hiking trail near Memorial Drive
_DSC4591_nextgen Atlanta Taiko Project

Name: Atlanta Taiko Project

Artist Bio:

Atlanta Taiko Project harnesses the power and energy of traditional Taiko drumming with diverse percussion influences from around the world.

Website:

Title: Atlanta Taiko Project

Description:

The drumming ensemble performs an interactive, family-friendly program that includes musical choreographed drumming pieces by the Atlanta Taiko Project Company performers, educational facts about the history of Taiko and how it’s resurgence in the U.S. and around the world is combining world beats and modernizing this ancient art of drumming. As well, an original story will be told accompanied by percussion sound effects with opportunities for the audience, particularly children, to join in. Taiko is a form of drumming that is rarely heard outside of Asian cultural festivals or celebrations. “New American” Taiko combines multi-cultural rhythms from Africa, South America, and Asia along with American favorites such as Hip-Hop, and rock. This music melting pot provides an opportunity to appreciate the musical roots of the people who now live in our international city.

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October 18 @ 5:00 p.m.

October 19 @ 4:45 p.m.

Year: 2014

Atlanta Taiko Project Performing Arts Gordon White Park & Historic Fourth Ward Park
IMG_1605_thumb Black Diamond

Name: Black Diamond

Artist Bio:

Website:

Title:

Description:

Debuting their new album Distilled Butter, Black Diamond is a six-piece band whose unique sound includes a flute, vocals, drums, bass, guitar, and piano.

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September 7 @ 3:00 p.m.

Year: 2014

Band Westside Trail at Allene Avenue and Catherine Street
Bryan Alcorn

Name: Bryan Alcorn

Artist Bio:

Bryan has a BS in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and recently completed a Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan. He moved back to Atlanta in late 2011. He has 5 years of experience working in architecture firms in Atlanta and Michigan, as well as construction experience. Bryan currently works with the Beck Group but maintains a fabrication studio in West End.

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Title: Nesting Resonants II

Description:

Following the success of last year’s Nesting Resonant, this band shell-like structure is a resonant chamber sized to fit performances in the Adair Park community. The piece is designed such that the sounds created blend with the sounds of the landscape, producing unique experiences for performers and observers alike.

Year: 2014

Nesting Resonants II Sculpture Westside Trail near Allene Avenue
_DSC5111_nextgen Candlestick Creative

Name: Candlestick Creative

Artist Bio:

A student at Florida State University, Chase Jones, 23, is currently pursuing his BFA in Design. A year ago, Chase began a collaborative project surrounding the Sunrise Cube with the help of his wife, Jayne Jones, 21, and two friends, Maggie Shackelford, 21, and Zach Shackelford, 22. Jayne received her BS degree in Media Production from Florida State in 2012. Also at FSU, Maggie is pursuing her BA in Studio Art & Family Child Sciences and Zach is pursuing his BA in Economics & Mathematics. All four currently reside and work in Tallahassee, Florida. Together, the four have created a dynamic performance piece drawing on their diverse backgrounds in dance, drama, sculpture, mathematics, photography, and cinematography. Each is passionate about sharing the power and meaning that light can bring to individuals and collaboratively, they work to create art that is relational, positive, and symbolic.

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Title: Sunrise Cube

Description:

About 2 years ago the artists set a goal to watch the sunrise every day for a full year with over 200 different companions, all ranging from friends and family to complete strangers. After completing that goal, they learned much about self and about light, specifically the transition that takes place during the sunrise. The Sunrise Cube is an art installation that is based on experiencing the sunrise in a unique way to draw attention to its importance through object, music and dance. Its purpose is to invite people to consider the transformation from darkness to light and its relation to the human condition.

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October 18 @ 8:45 p.m.

October 19 @ 8:45 p.m.

Year: 2014

Sunrise Cube Sculpture & Performance Gordon White Park & Historic Fourth Ward Park
DSC_0109_nextgen Casey Lynch

Name: Casey Lynch

Artist Bio:

Casey Lynch is a conceptual artist and creative writer living in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife, Jennifer, and their daughter, Vivienne. He is Part-time Faculty at Savannah College of Art and Design and Georgia Gwinnett College, teaching sculpture and critical theory at the former, and art appreciation at the latter. He recently completed a large-scale installation for the newly-named Malinda Jolley Mortin Gallery (former Clayton Gallery) as part of the grand opening of the Zuckerman Museum of Art at Kennesaw State University (2014). A native of Columbus, GA, Casey has a bachelor’s of science in Psychology from Columbus State University, a BFA in Sculpture from the Atlanta College of Art (2006), and his MFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design (2009). As an artist, he has exhibited locally and across the country. Recent public art works have been included in Art on the Atlanta Beltline (2012), Edge/Public (Off the Edge) (2012), and the Sculpture Walk in Columbus, GA (2012-2014.) Lynch has written for the Atlanta-based online magazine, BURNAWAY.org, and been published in an anthology of critical essays by young artists/professionals entitled, 20UNDER40: Reinventing the Arts and Arts Education for the 21st Century (2010). He has participated in various lecture series, including speaking at the Harvard Arts and Creativity Research Colloquium at Harvard University (2009).

Website: http://www.caseylynchart.com

Title: LCD

Description:

Four line-projecting lasers are mounted at locations comprised of the vertices of a rectangle. Due to the nature of lasers, the light is detectable only on a surface of intersection, so there is a glowing green line on everything within the work’s reach. The work’s title refers to the liquid crystal display (LCD) screens used in modern technology, such as televisions, laptops, and phones. The screen represents a field of existence, a place where one can look to gain information from the world at large. “LCD” can also mean ‘lowest common denominator’, a basic trait that can be universally applied to a population.

Year: 2014

LCD Sculpture Eastside Trail under Freedom Parkway
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Cash Barnes

Name: Cash Barnes

Artist Bio:

Cash Barnes is an experienced fabricator and model maker of thirty years. He works in steel, aluminum, wood, acrylic, fiberglass, glass, fiber-optic and LED lighting. He currently had a studio located near the Atlanta BeltLine on Memorial Drive.

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Title: More Cowbell

Description:

Larger than life at over seven feet tall, this sculpture is constructed of steel plate cut and formed to create a large-scale replica of a traditional cowbell. The structure is held by treated pine set in concrete, and the bell is mounted with hemp rope.

Year: 2014

More Cowbell Sculpture Northeast interim hiking trail, north of Evelyn Street
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Charlie Brouwer

Name: Charlie Brouwer

Artist Bio:

Charlie Brouwer and his wife Glenda live in Floyd County in the Blue Ridge Mountains of rural SW Virginia in a 100 year old farmhouse they have renovated. 9 acres of open fields and woods with 20 outdoor sculptures placed alongside a ½ mile walking trail, surround the house and studio. Charlie calls their place “Out There” not only because of its remote location at the end of a 1.5 mile gravel road, but also because he believes that art can point us towards thoughts, feelings, and meanings beyond our immediate experience.

Website: http://www.charliebrouwer.com

Title: At Home with Higher Thoughts

Description:

A sculpture intended to uplift the eyes, minds, and spirits of the people who encounter it, giving them an opportunity to join in a dialogue. Do you have higher thoughts to share? Email cbrouwer@swva.net.

Year: 2014

At Home with Higher Thoughts Sculpture Eastside Trail near Freedom Parkway
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Christopher Moulder

Name: Christopher Moulder

Artist Bio:

Christopher Moulder is a composer of light. His works possess a flow and visual rhythm that leave indelible signatures on the spaces they inhabit. His chandeliers, pendants, and ceiling and wall mounted fixtures span a broad range of styles: from sea and sky inspired rhapsodies that swim and soar, to architectural, sculptural designs that assert their quiet presence with elegantly refined gestures. Fabricated using only the finest, texturally sophisticated materials, and meticulously engineered to the highest standards, these works of lighting art transform commercial and residential spaces. Christopher’s studio is based in Atlanta, Georgia but his work travels the world. He creates and builds both one-of-a-kind sculptural lighting artworks designed for specific sites, and an original line of lighting fixtures made to order.

Website: http://www.christophermoulder.com

Title: Fractal Mist

Description:

A lit fiberglass sculpture fashioned from a technique that takes hours and hours of weaving before the form begins to emerge. This work is an exercise in extreme patience, but the result is beautiful and rewarding.

Year: 2014

Fractal Mist Sculpture Eastside Trail near Irwin Street
IMG_6855_nextgen CORE Performance Company & Association Manifeste

Name: CORE Performance Company & Association Manifeste

Artist Bio:

CORE is a renowned professional contemporary dance company that tours internationally, performing the work of artistic director Sue Schroeder and guest choreographers from around the world.

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Title: Je Suis/I Am

Description:

This work is an 18-month Creative Collaboration and Cultural Exchange between sister cities Toulouse and Atlanta. The ensemble uses contemporary dance to explore the integrally related stories of who we are and where we live. Deeply personal and concurrently universal, using text, movement and music, Je Suis intertwines both CORE’s and Manifeste’s visions of our own, and each other’s cities and countries.

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October 19 @ 2:15 p.m.

Year: 2014

Je Suis/I Am Performing Arts Historic Fourth Ward Park
_DSC3893_nextgen Corian Ellisor

Name: Corian Ellisor

Artist Bio:

Corian Ellisor has worked with a variety of dance communities locally and abroad including Atlanta, Houston, Florida, Massachusetts, Arkansas, North Carolina, Guatemala and Sweden. Corian is not just a dance artist, he is a performance artist. In addition to performing, he is also a teacher, deejay and party promoter. He thrives on human interaction and forging relationships through art. Corian has choreographed over 30 dances. His choreography was presented twice at the American College Dance Festival and warded a coveted spot in the Gala performance. He has produced five dance concerts including: “The Atlanta Queer Dance Festival,” “WikiDance,”  “Be(a)stie,” “Coming Out Party,” and “It Takes a Village.” He has recently started his own dance company, Ellisorous Rex and the Dance Machine which can be seen performing around town. Corian was also awarded the Walthall Fellowship through Wonderroot in 2012 and was named the “Top 20 people to watch in 2013,” by Creative loafing.

Website:

Title: Antithesis

Description:

Contemporary dance with that explores the concept of opposites and how they can affect their counterparts.\

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October 18 @ 2:00 p.m.

 

Year: 2014

Antithesis Performing Arts Gordon White Park
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Corrina Sephora

Name: Corrina Sephora

Artist Bio:

Corrina Sephora is a visual artist who specializes in metal work, sculpture and mixed media in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. Her artwork uses depiction of boats and ships as a metaphor and story telling tool. She also incorporates other media such as printmaking, paper collage and animation.

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Title: Sacred Spiral Sunset Viewing Sculpture

Description:

Rendered in steel and iron, this collaborative, sustainable creation blends local repurposed materials with folklore and sacred geometry to create a communal sanctuary in which to honor the past, enjoy the present moment, and inspire hope for the future.

Year: 2014

Sacred Spiral Sunset Viewing Sculpture Sculpture Eastside Trail, north of Greenwood Avenue
IMG_6954_nextgen Crossover Movement Arts

Name: Crossover Movement Arts

Artist Bio:

Crossover Movement Arts is an evolving community of artists using movement, dance, visual arts, martial arts, text, and sound to create evocative performance art. We see performance as a both a laboratory and a compelling ritual experience shared between performer and audience.

Visit Crossover Movement’s website to read their artists’ bios.

Website: http://www.crossovermovementarts.com

Title: The Stories We Build Make Us Real: Adventures on the Atlanta BeltLine

Description:

In this two-part, two-location series of dances the audiences works with the dancers using art and community on a quest to conquer an abandoned castle and discover mythic waters.

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September 7 @ 6:00 p.m.

October 19 @ 3:00 p.m.

Year: 2014

The Stories We Build Make Us Real: Adventures on the Atlanta BeltLine Performing Arts Westside Trail at Allene Avenue, and Historic Fourth Ward Park
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Dan Kim, Quy Le, Mary Briatta, and Steven Fendely

Name: Dan Kim, Quy Le, Mary Briatta, and Steven Fendely

Artist Bio:

Daniel Kim, Quy Le, Mary Briatta, and Steven Fendely are 3rd Year Architecture Students at the Georgia Tech Institute of Technology.

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Title: The Aurora

Description:

Inspired by the urban redevelopment of Atlanta, and taking into account the context of the neighborhood of colorful facades and street art, the sculpture effortlessly blends into the space around and under the bridge inviting people to enter.

Year: 2014

The Aurora Sculpture Eastside Trail at N. Highland Avenue
IMG_6298_nextgen Danielle Nicole Brutto with Faun and a Pan Flute

Name: Danielle Nicole Brutto with Faun and a Pan Flute

Artist Bio:

Danielle Brutto is a mostly painter, but lots-of-things maker, based right here in Atlanta. She attended Parsons the New School for Design where she received a BFA in Fine Arts. Her work is gestural and deals mostly with the physicality of paint and the action of painting. While she works mostly at home on built panel surfaces, she has also ventured out to do a few murals in Florida and South Carolina.

Faun and a Pan Flute is a musical act that transcends any one definition. They describe themselves as “an experiment of intention; deliberate, thoughtful, honest, visceral.” The group consists of nine members: Chris Child (marimba), Daniel Bailey (bass), Ben Shirley (cello), Peter Webb (sax), Julian Hinshaw (tuba), Adam Baber (guitar), David Gray (guitar), John Gregg (percussion), and Daniel Betts (percussion).

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Title: What You See is What You Hear

Description:

Brutto has choreographed a dual-sensory live performance in which the visual responds to the auditory. While the nine piece band, Faun and a Pan Flute performs a set, Brutto will splatter, splash, and otherwise fill three four foot by eight foot surfaces arranged in a semi-circle around the band with paint. Each instrument is assigned a color and a handling (this includes the tool used to apply the paint). The color/instrument combinations will be introduced at the beginning of the set to lay the foundation for a synesthetic trip into the union of sound and sight. The painting will develop in real time with and in reaction to the sounds being performed by the musicians. The resulting painted structure will remain as a temporary visual artifact of the audial event.

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September 21 @ 6:30 p.m.

Year: 2014

What You See is What You Hear Performing Arts Reynoldstown Stage near Memorial Drive
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com David Holcomb

Name: David Holcomb

Artist Bio:

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Title: The Bingle Tree

Description:

This wind chime is made from recycled materials collected from a demolition project on Juniper Street, Atlanta GA, in 1980.

Year: 2014

The Bingle Tree Sculpture Northeast interim hiking trail, near Piedmont Park
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com David Pudleiner, Patrick Chopson, Yinyuan Jia and Tyler Moss

Name: David Pudleiner, Patrick Chopson, Yinyuan Jia and Tyler Moss

Artist Bio:

With a strong interest in both architecture design and building science, Patrick attempts to bridge the ideological divide between theory and technical application. Patrick interests include in computer visualization, digital fabrication, graphic design, video presentations, and an occasional round of golf. He has a five year Bachelor of Architecture from Southern Polytechnic State University and is finishing his Masters in High Performance Building at Georgia Institute of Technology. He has 8 years of combined experience in architecture and HVAC engineering. In addition, Patrick builds furniture and has engaged in numerous construction projects from patios to fences.

Obsessed by architecture, Yiyuan made a sharp shift from electrical engineering to the field of building technology recently. He is interested in how science and physics could make impact on modern architecture, from functionality and aesthetics and energy efficiency aspects. In addition, He currently works doing structural Finite Element Analysis for a research project with the Georgia Tech Research Institute.

Tyler was the Producer and Video Editor for “A Walk Through Atlanta History”, a permanent art installation at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. AWTAH is a mediated museum spanning across 8 pivotal moments in Atlanta’s history.

David is currently finishing up his Masters’ in Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Tech. While he has been a visual artist since high school, his art has remained a hobby until now in pursuit of an engineering career.

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Title: Dialectic

Description:

A look at the history of the Atlanta BeltLine reveals a divide between neighborhoods along the old railroad corridor. The sculpture is a reminder of how the communities along the Atlanta BeltLine, once divided, can be transformed in ways that connect them to each other.

Year: 2014

Dialectic Sculpture Eastside Trail at Ponce de Leon.
IMG_6156_nextgen dirTea

Name: dirTea

Artist Bio:

Joy Peace wore holes in the floor with her passion for dance before she began formal training in her early teens in North Florida. After graduating high school, her affinity for dance and theater evolved as she continued to study dance in Tallahassee, and performed lead roles with Off-Street Players and Theatre Types under the direction of David Carlton. Eventually, she found her way to Atlanta and enthusiastically explored the diverse local modern dance scene until injuries sustained in 2006 caused her to stop dancing. After a six-year hiatus, Joy returned to her passion with renewed determination, training intensively to overcome physical and neurological setbacks. She currently teaches in various locations around Atlanta, and was a featured contemporary choreographer for nationally-renowned Summer Dance Company and Summer Partnering Workshop. She has performed most recently with Room to Move Dance and in Hidden Away, the Library at Night.

Thomas Bell (co-producer, dancer) is the co-founder of the Decatur Book Festival, partner and co-founder of Chronicle, and founder and CEO of MineCart.  For several years, he was the book editor and dance critic for Creative Loafing. Bell is chair of the board of CORE, Atlanta’s premier contemporary dance company, and sits on the board of Emory Friends of Dance. In addition to studying and performing with Crossover Movement Arts, he studies and performs with Rule of 3 Dance and Room to Move Dance.He also studies aerial dance with The D’Air Project.

 

Sara Gregory (aerialist/dancer) is a Candler Park native and social circus artist who recently returned to the states after a two year project working with circus troupes to promote art for social transformation in 11 countries of Latin America. Nourished and inspired by her trip, she hopes to share a process of discovery and transformation of self and community through her art. Here in Atlanta, she has teamed up with fellow social circus artists to form makeShift Circus Collective. They are currently working on a public circus show called the Race Circus Project to be shared in Spring 2015. This performance will explore the current state of race relations here in Atlanta fifty years after the 1960s peak of the Civil Rights Movement.

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Title: dirTea

Description:

This contemporary dance collective wants to break you out of your antiseptic boxes and get dirty with them as dirTea shatters your need for sterility and habitual disconnection from nature in this site-specific dance and aerial performance art piece.

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September 21 @ 4:30 p.m.

 

Year: 2014

dirTea Dance Reynoldstown Stage near Memorial Drive
IMG_6937_nextgen DJ Salah Ananse

Name: DJ Salah Ananse

Artist Bio:

With almost 20 years as a producer and DJ on the Atlanta music scene, Salah Ananse’s talent as a DJ has put him on bills with notable DJ’s such as Vikter Duplaix, DJ Kemit (Kemeticjust), Rich Medina, DJ Spinna, ?uestlove and Kai Alce. He has also held opening DJ spots for artists such as Jay-­‐Z, Dave Chappelle, India Arie, Joi, Res, Fertile Ground, Dwele, Les Nubians, Musiq, The Roots, Donnie and Raphael Saadiq. Not only does Ananse rock crowds for some of the Southeast’s most popular party series such as Sol Fusion, House In The Park and his own Afrique Electrique & Sunday School, he travels the world bringing his unique mix of soul, house & hip hop. He’s held a recurring stint in Brazil and performed in Ethiopia, Argentina, England and many more countries.

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Title: DJ Salah Ananse

Description:

An internationally known DJ, Salah Ananse is providing music before, during the interim & after live performances for the final day of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine.

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October 19, all day

Year: 2014

DJ Salah Ananse Performing Arts Historic Fourth Ward Park
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Dorothy O’Connor and Craig Appel

Name: Dorothy O’Connor and Craig Appel

Artist Bio:

Dorothy O’Connor graduated with degrees in Literature and Studio Arts. Her photographs and installations feature thoughtfully composed and hand-crafted scenes which combine elements of still-life, portraiture, landscape and performance to produce unique and evocative works of art. She has received grants from Possible Futures, FLUX and the Forward Arts Foundation to present her installations as public art. Dorothy’s photographs, the lasting element of her installations, have been exhibited in galleries throughout the U.S. She began 2013 with an artist residency at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville where she built and presented her latest installation, “Shelter.” Her work is in the permanent collections of MOCA GA, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, the Center for Fine Art Photography and is included in many private collections.

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Description:

The over population of homeless pets is a problem that plagues both the city of Atlanta and the entire Southeast. In 2013, Fulton County Animal Services took in 9,225 animals. The tornado-like mechanical sculpture O’Connor and Appel have created contains 365 birds, each bird representing 25 animals, which is the average daily intake at the shelter during a typical year. The tornado symbolizes a destructive force that can be overcome if more people get involved and help to break the cycle.

Year: 2014

Sculpture Eastside Trail at Ralph McGill Boulevard
IMG_5520_nextgen Edeliegba

Name: Edeliegba

Artist Bio:

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Title: Edeliegba

Description:

Edeliegba is H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility’s Senior Dance Ensemble. The name is from a northern Nigerian dialect and means “the elders have gathered with completion”.  The ensemble began as an African aerobics class. Theresa Howard became our group instructor and enticed the group to form a senior performance ensemble. The rest is history. The Edeliegba dancers perform African, Praise, Gospel, East Indian, Hip Hop and Tap dance for audiences around the Metro Atlanta area.

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September 20 @ 5:30 p.m.

October 18 @ 2:45 p.m.

Year: 2014

Edeliegba Performing Arts Historic Fourth Ward Park & Gordon White Park
Erin Wicker

Name: Erin Wicker

Artist Bio:

Erin Wicker was born in Oak Ridge, TN in 1980. She received her Bachelorʼs in Fine Art at The University of Tennessee in 2004. Her work has been exhibited in both Tennessee and Georgia and was on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. In 2006, she set up residence in Atlanta focusing on working primarily in ink and watercolor. Her narrative paintings bring the often overlooked, everyday objects that reside in our cities into a world of imagination. Pigeons turn into ceramic birds, business men transform into mail boxes…Most recently, her focus has been on the power struggle between nature and cityscapes. A single flower grows from what a cracked, damaged sidewalk. Trees mangle themselves to grow around power lines.

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Title: Gnomes

Description:

Gnomes bring a smile to your face. Their magical presence brings out the child in all of us. They are so small that they may not be noticed at first. If you find one, you may hide him somewhere else, if you so choose. This little game will be encouraged through social networking (facebook/instagram). The artist will periodically post a picture of a hidden gnome, asking if anyone has found him and remind the public at large of this “find and re-hide gnomes” game.

Year: 2014

Gnomes Interactive sculpture Northeast interim hiking trail, on the north side of Piedmont Park
_DSC4487_nextgen Esther de Monteflores

Name: Esther de Monteflores

Artist Bio:

Esther deMonteflores grew up in the Bay Area where she began her circus arts career at the age of nine in her back yard, developing and implementing a rigorous training regime to master the art of tight-rope walking. After many years as a professional aerialist (performing all over the world from Edinburgh, Scotland to Bogota, Colombia and lots of cities in between) Esther’s love of rope walking has reemerged and she finds herself once again standing on a rope, this time focusing on slack-rope walking. In her recent work, Esther explores the intersection of slack-rope and dance, seeking a balance between technical skill and expressive movement. She is fascinated with the meditative, fluid quality of slack-rope and the inherent dynamic between tension and release that characterizes movement on the rope. She is interested in bringing slack-rope into the world of contemporary circus, developing her individual style of rope walking and unlocking the apparatus’ unique story-telling potential. Esther is currently the artist in residence at the Lookout Arts Center.

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Title: Esther deMonteflores

Description:

A thirty minute, one-woman circus show geared toward families combining slack-rope, juggling, mask work, dance and puppetry exploring the ways humans and animals interact with green-space and the importance of sharing space with other creatures.

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October 18 @ 4:15 p.m.

October 19 @ 4:00 p.m.

Year: 2014

Esther deMonteflores Performing Arts Gordon White Park, Historic Fourth Ward Park
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Ethan Conlon

Name: Ethan Conlon

Artist Bio:

Ethan Conlon is a sculptor, mechanic, and avid bicyclist who produces site specific and large scale sculptures situated in natural and urban settings. From a childhood spent in historic Savannah, Georgia, Ethan finds inspiration in the passage of time and the effects of time on the objects around us. His work utilizes various found and fabricated elements that work together to blend form and function in surprising and bizarre ways. From repurposing bicycle parts into kaleidoscopes to carving a field of stool sized toadstools out of fallen trees he often recycles found objects and explores the relationship between civilization and nature. He works independently and in collaboration with The Experience Collective.

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Title: spin/spun

Description:

These sculptures explore the relationship between people and place. The rotary  movement alludes to the movement of people along the Atlanta BeltLine itself; challenging the viewer’s perception of the space around them and creating consideration of their relationship to the urban environment and the elements composing it.

Year: 2014

spin/spun Sculpture Eastside Trail south of Virginia Avenue
IMG_5857_nextgen Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery

Name: Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery

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Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery is a 13-year-old incubator for art in all its forms. Established in 1998, Eyedrum is a non-profit organization developing an interdisciplinary approach to the arts by incorporating a wide range of contemporary art, music and new media in its gallery space.

Website: http://www.eyedrum.org/

Title: En Plein Air

Description:

The Atlanta BeltLine has numerous sites that are astounding in their natural beauty. Eyedrum is capitalizing on this fact by providing seats, umbrellas, and a life model for 25 artists to paint and draw in some of the most scenic areas of the Atlanta BeltLine with a live musician creating an auditory landscape.

October 12: 2-5 p.m. at Eastside Trail Gateway

October 26: 2-5 p.m. at Westside Trail north of Westview Drive

Year: 2014

En Plein Air Performing Arts Eastside Trail at the Gateway, Westside Trail north of Westview Drive
Fabian Dominic Williams

Name: Fabian Dominic Williams

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Title: Dungeon Family Pyramid

Description:

Some of the structures that have been left behind from ancient civilizations rival or even surpass modern construction. A pyramid is a remnant of societies that celebrates the mastery of its architecture, culture and wisdom and is a symbol to the viewer that something significant has occurred here. Something significant did happen here in Atlanta: The Dungeon Family was birthed in this city, shifting the momentum of the hip hop genre from New York to the South by producing artists like Goodie Mob and their multi-talented member Cee-Lo Green, groundbreaking singer/songwriter Joi Gilliam, Backbone, Sleepy Brown and one of the greatest music groups of hip hop history Outkast. This shift deemed Atlanta a cultural beacon for artists of all cultures and genres. It identified Atlanta as fertile ground for the music industry, the movie industry and for many other cultural modes of expression. Scores of artists were drawn to Atlanta because of the impact the Dungeon Family artists had on the creative culture of this country.

Year: 2014

Dungeon Family Pyramid Sculpture Westside Trail near Lena Street
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Fly on a Wall

Name: Fly on a Wall

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Fly on a Wall aims to build an environment where creators of every discipline can share ideas, audiences, and spaces.

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Title: Prism Study No. 1

Description:

An installation based performance with a clear box as a focal point and frame for isolating encounters, emotions and experiences expressed through multiple genres of art and public interaction.

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September 21 @ top of every hour through 6:00 p.m. & again at 7:30 p.m.

Year: 2014

Prism Study No. 1 Performing Arts Reynoldstown Stage near Memorial Drive
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Gateway Performance Productions

Name: Gateway Performance Productions

Artist Bio:

Gateway Performance Production mission inspire and educate through engagement with performing arts and related fine and applied arts.  Gateway achieves its mission through touring and outreach performances, workshops, classes, residencies, and exhibits to community and educational venues and by maintaining The Mask Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The company is best known for its original mask theatre and mime productions.

Website: http://www.masktheater.org/

Title: 24 Grievances

Description:

The performing, literary and visual arts have the power to express, process and re-purpose human grievances in ways that engage, inspire, illuminate and educate. Inspired by Homer’s Odyssey and James Joyce’s Ulysses, GPP aims to merge art and landscape by utilizing this diverse community through installation and theatre.

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September 7 @ 4:00 p.m.

 

Year: 2014

24 Grievances Sculpture and Performing Arts Westside Trail at Allene Avenue and Catherine Street
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Geoffrey Smith

Name: Geoffrey Smith

Artist Bio:

Geoffrey C. Smith was born in Aurora, CO and moved to the Atlanta area when he still a kid. He received his BA from KSU in 2010. While there he worked as a museum photographer, model, and artist assistant to Matt Haffner. He also was a founding member of the now disbanded Cheap Paper artist collective and had brief associations with the collective Dodekapus. Through these experiences he gained a working knowledge of most fine art mediums. His work consists of multi medium photographic installations and surrealist drawings/paintings. Recently he has be taking his work into the realm of street art in the form of charcoal wheat paste drawings.

Website: http://gcsmith.weebly.com

Title: Dr. Shubert Presents: Exotic Animals of Interest, Escaped!

Description:

This project activates the imagination of visitors by implying a fictionalized past event in a familiar setting; in this case, an escape of the animals from an exotic carnival‐esque zoo.

Year: 2014

Dr. Shubert Presents: Exotic Animals of Interest, Escaped! Sculpture Eastside Trail between Freedom Parkway and N. Highland Avenue
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com GOcollaborative

Name: GOcollaborative

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Title: Trail Memories

Description:

By directly engaging visitors and local residents, this interactive installation creates a space to celebrate the history of a particular place and to more deeply understand the way peoples’ personal stories intersect. Participants write their stories and ideas experienced along the Atlanta BeltLine.

Year: 2014

Trail Memories Sculpture Eastside Trail between Virginia and Greenwood Avenues
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com HENSE 2014

Name: HENSE 2014

Artist Bio:

Alex Brewer aka HENSE has been creating colorful works of art combining techniques of street art and abstract painting for nearly two decades. Brewer’s artworks incorporate line, shape, and gesture to creative abstract compositions that are invigorated by the quick pace and commentary of street culture. His works in the realm of public arts, grants, commissions, and cross-media connections have landed him local, national, and international public art projects and commissions. Brewer has received numerous notable commissions from the cities of Atlanta and Arizona, and from local big names like Alton Brown and Fay Gold. His largest commissioned work was for The ISIL Institute in Lima, Peru amassing an impressive size of 137 feet tall and 170 feet wide. One of Brewer’s highest honors was a commission by The High Museum of Art in Atlanta to produce a site-specific installation as part of the museum’s summer exhibition Drawing Inside the Perimeter.

Website: http://www.hensethename.com/

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Description:

Exhibiting under the Virginia Avenue bridge, HENSE demonstrates his confidence in color and form using series of layers and color shifts.

Year: 2014

Mural Eastside Trail under Virginia Avenue
tumblr Indie Craft Experience

Name: Indie Craft Experience

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The Indie Craft Experience was founded in January 2005. With a vision to provide indie crafters an opportunity to sell and promote their creations in Atlanta, ICE quickly caught on as a favorite event for participants and attendees alike. ICE is a grass-roots effort, organized by two Atlanta crafters – Christy Petterson and Shannon Mulkey. Inspired by indie craft markets in Chicago and Austin, the Indie Craft Experience was founded in order to provide Atlanta with a major indie craft event. In addition to craft markets, ICE also organizes a vintage market called Salvage and an annual Pop-Up Shop during the holiday season.

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Title: Make-n-Takes

Description:

With the belief that making is beneficial to everyone, the Indie Craft Experience has brought their passion project to the BeltLine. Stations are set up so people on the trail can take a break and spend a few minutes making something handcrafted.

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September 20 all day

September 21 all day

Year: 2014

Make-n-Takes Interactive installation Historic Fourth Ward Park & the Reynoldstown Stage
IMG_5862_nextgen J. Aaron Alderman

Name: J. Aaron Alderman

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Title: Pathos, Sweet, Lost & Found

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Alderman is interested in creating work that can affect an existing space and place the public in a position to interact with the sculptures through contemplation. In stark contrast to their composition of twisted steel and copper, the figures evoke a sense of deep introspection and lightness.

Year: 2014

Pathos, Sweet, Lost & Found Sculpture Eastside Trail at North Avenue
IMG_6460_nextgen Jacob Tompkins and Ben Hollerbach

Name: Jacob Tompkins and Ben Hollerbach

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Jake Tompkins attended Georgia Tech and received a Bachelors in Polymer and Fiber engineering in 2006 and a Masters in Industrial Design in 2009. Upon graduation he worked at Scenario Custom Scenery for 2 years as a carpenter and for 1 year at Longwood Antique woods as a furniture craftsman. He now works for Georgia Tech managing the Digital Fabrication Lab (DFL) for the College of Architecture. During Graduate school Jake worked to focus his master’s degree around furniture design and fabrication, and since graduating, has consistently worked in fields that have kept busy with large build and install projects. Currently working at the DFL he manages students who are working on large scale building projects for the College of Architecture which include furniture, mockups, and sculpture projects, as well as sponsored research.

Ben Hollerbach attended Georgia Tech and received a Bachelors in Industrial Design in 2008. Ben currently works at Georgia Tech for the Institute for Electronics and Nanotechnology as a Design Engineer. During school and since graduating Ben has worked doing Graphic Design as a side job, working on websites, logos, and branding. Over the past year, Ben has worked diligently on the Maplanta project, becoming proficient with spray stencils, and plywood art. Ben is an avid golfer and leather worker.

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Title: Free Art on the Atlanta BeltLine

Description:

The duo also known as Maplanta has created 100 pieces of Beltline themed art to be dispersed along the east and west side trails. Using a Leave No Trace method each piece will either have a saw tooth hanger, magnet, or ribbon to allow an easy way to leave the art on the path without damaging property. The backside of every piece will have a sticker that tells the finder to tweet @Map_lanta, and @AtlantaBeltline to tell the artist and other hunters that the piece has been recovered.

Year: 2014

Free Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Interactive sculpture Throughout the Atlanta BeltLine corridor
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Name: James Pete Peterson and The Blues in the House Band

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Description:

A 30 year veteran of the music scene, Pete Peterson and company entertain with Smooth Jazz, Rhythm and Blues, and 50’s-70’s era popular music gems.

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September 7 @ 5:00 p.m.

October 18 @ 5:45 p.m.

Year: 2014

Band Westside Trail at Allene Avenue, and Gordon White Park
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Jason Smith

Name: Jason Smith

Artist Bio:

Jason Smith is an artist blacksmith living and working in Decatur, GA. Born and raised in South Carolina, Jason studied Fine Arts at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C. Since 2000, Jason has made his living as an ornamental metal worker, establishing his own studio, Smithworks Iron & Design, in 2006. His work is influenced by Martin Puryear, Tony Craig, and Richard Deacon.

Website: http://www.smithworksiron.com

Title: Green Fuzz

Description:

A cloud-like tunnel of fabricated steel, Smith’s sculpture works as a study on perspective. From a distance, the brightly colored structure becomes an abstraction of the environment it rests in, but upon closer inspection the viewer is invited inside to see the world through the sculpture’s neon filter.

Year: 2014

Green Fuzz Sculpture Westside Trail near Washington Park
IMG_6732_nextgen Juliann Tompkins

Name: Juliann Tompkins

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Title: Tangranimals

Description:

Using tangram puzzles as a basis for design, Tompkins has arranged animals, colors and patterns in a puzzle (with scaffolding provide an abstract backdrop). Walking on the Atlanta BeltLine path will reveal a tangram cat design when viewed on-axis.

Year: 2014

Tangranimals Sculpture Northeast interim hiking trail, north of Park Drive
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Julie Ann McKevitt

Name: Julie Ann McKevitt

Artist Bio:

Julie Ann McKevitt began painting at a young age, instilled with a love of acrylics by her grandmother. While studying business and dance at the University of Miami, she began painting commissions for friends and family during her free time.In 2012, she decided to pursue art full time. Since then she has worked at Glazed & Fired, a pottery and art studio, taught art classes, and painted commissioned work. Julie Ann McKevitt now works full time from her home studio.  She has created custom artwork including abstract pieces, landscapes, portraits, and a variety of flower studies. Julie’s murals can be seen in high schools and private residences. In addition to canvas and mural work, Julie Ann has painted note cards, canvas bags, and other custom gift items. Whether in dance or with paint Julie Ann believes there are so many therapeutic benefits to the arts. She is currently embarking on a new artistic endeavor called Paint Love, to bring art to youth in need. Julie Ann resides in Decatur, GA with her husband, Aaron and their new puppy Grady.

Website: http://julieannmckevitt.com

Title: Dogwood Blooms

Description:

Dogwoods immediately invoke happy feelings for so many residents of Atlanta.  The blooming of the dogwood trees mark the time when we come out into the parks, enjoy more long walks, and spend time outside with friends and family. McKevitt’s mural is a monument to those happy feelings.

Year: 2014

Dogwood Blooms Mural Westside Trail under Westview Drive
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Julio Ceballos and Christine Lu

Name: Julio Ceballos and Christine Lu

Artist Bio:

Julio Ceballos is an emerging Atlanta artist whose work draws inspiration from science, technology and the environment to dissect trends and behaviors in contemporary culture. His current work focuses on consumer culture and the effects technology has on how we interact with our environment and each other. He is a resident artist at the Mammal Gallery and a recent graduate of Georgia State University. While primarily having studied and practiced painting and other two-dimensional media his work varies in medium ranging from large-scale murals, digital art, installation art and sculpture. Julio’s philosophy is that art, as a form of communication, should always attempt to involve and address the public directly and that this cannot be done solely from the confines of gallery walls.

Christine Lu is a working artist who has recently graduated with a BFA in drawing and painting from Georgia State University. She has been in multiple shows including “Vessels” at Kibbee Gallery. Her work focuses on humanity, society and how people interact with one another. Her usual mediums are paint and woodwork. Christine currently works at Kibbee Gallery and continues to create works that, hopefully, people can connect to and use to see into other’s lives.

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Title: What’s On Your Mind?

Description:

The title of this piece is a take on the most asked question on social media networks today. Ceballos and Lu encourage the audience to interact with their surroundings by writing their thoughts down instead of by punching keys on a keyboard – to “update their status” by interacting with the sculpture. The intent is to create an entertaining and interactive piece that serves as a playful satire on social media and socializing digitally in general.

            

Year: 2014

What’s On Your Mind? Sculpture Southeast interim hiking trail, near Kirkwood Avenue
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Karl Kelm

Name: Karl Kelm

Artist Bio:

Through his travels to Italy, Israel, Japan, throughout the US and Europe, and his current residence in Berlin, Addison’s overarching theme of people and the spaces they occupy and interact with has taken shape. By focusing on pieces, which work to become part of public space rather than interrupt it, his intent to create regenerative art through murals and other mediums is being actualized. He has achieved this both independently and collaboratively with other contemporary artists and painters, most notably James Boullough. Addison’s recent and current collaborative projects also highlight his more narrowed focus of interconnectedness, “connecting humanity around the world with different cultures from different places,” he wants us to value tiny lines, details, to appreciate a world view and hopefully, start extolling minute details of our own.

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A monumental mural that intends to be part of the public space rather than to interrupt it.

Year: 2014

Sculpture Eastside Trail, behind Paris on Ponce
Kenneth Walters

Name: Kenneth Walters

Artist Bio:

Kenneth Walters is an Atlanta based artist who started out as a chemistry major, but quickly realized that his passion for photography and being in the darkroom was more fulfilling. His background in chemistry pairs well with his work in the darkroom, allowing him to understand the process in an intimate way resulting in beautiful works. Kenneth has had three years of experience working in the darkroom, and has personal experience working with tintypes and abrotypes.

Website: http://www.kenwaltersstudios.com/

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Description:

The photographer will reconnect the Atlanta BeltLine with a historical image-making process by creating tin-type portraits of the public using a mobile, handcrafted darkroom and traditional Civil War era techniques.

Year: 2014

Sculpture Moving throughout corridor
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com King Pig

Name: King Pig

Artist Bio:

King Pig, the artist, is a native of the Northern Midwest. Spending his freshman and sophomore years of undergraduate at the University of Maryland, Munich, Germany, taught Daniel an appreciation of art and inspired the will to create it. Upon returning to the United States, he attended the University of North Dakota and graduated with a B.A. in Communication. He has practiced the arts by working in advertising and print in Atlanta, Georgia. Dan is currently president and creative director of Mercenary Graphics.

Website: http://www.kingpig.net/

Title: Atlanta Flower Hedz

Description:

Inspired by the likes of Keith Haring and Jean Debuffet, Hagerty draws inspiration from the space he works in utilizing his original and iconic symbolism to communicate his subject matter. Atlanta Flower Hedz, is a concept that both locals and tourists can wrap their arms around and enjoy.

Year: 2014

Atlanta Flower Hedz Mural Eastside Trail between Greenwood and Ponce de Leon Avenues
_DSC4660_nextgen Kollaboration Atlanta presents: Kingsmen and Kavi Vu

Name: Kollaboration Atlanta presents: Kingsmen and Kavi Vu

Artist Bio:

Kollaboration Atlanta is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a creative platform for Asian American performance artists to showcase their talents within the greater Atlanta community. As a performing arts-focused nonprofit in the Southeastern U.S., Kollaboration Atlanta has gained a reputation as the premier source for locally-based Asian American musicians, dancers, and other performing artists.

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Title: The Wizard of the BeltLine

Description:

This story is told through a combination of spoken word poetry and dance tied together with a theatrical production that depicts a scene in the Wizard of the Oz. There are three artists who are all faced by a unique challenge:

• Tin Man: a guitarist with no money

• The Scarecrow: a dancer with no creativity

• The Lion: a singer with stage fright

Each of these artists’ struggles is highlighted in a form of dance and with the help of the audience, the artist is able to confront and resolve each of these challenges. All of these artists meet each other on the Yellow Brick Road of the Atlanta BeltLine and are inspired by each other’s talent and ability to overcome their unique challenges. The coming together of these artists represents the empowerment of the community through the performing arts.

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September 20 @ 6:15 p.m.

October 19 @ 6:15 p.m.

Year: 2014

The Wizard of the BeltLine Performing Arts Historic Fourth Ward Park
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Kyle Brooks

Name: Kyle Brooks

Artist Bio:

Kyle Brooks is a southern, neo-folk artist. He lives in Atlanta and leaves art in public places for people to enjoy.

Website: http://www.blackcattips.com/

Title: Where the BeltLine Bears were Born

Description:

Brooks’ murals aim to create a sense of happiness and togetherness in the minds of those who pass by. This piece is a continuing from his piece BeltLine Bears completed in 2011. The narrative of this work explores the history of the “Bear” character.

Year: 2014

Where the BeltLine Bears were Born Mural Northeast hiking trail, on the tin shack next to Park Tavern
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Lucas Bertoli

Name: Lucas Bertoli

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Title: The Wayfarer’s Compass

Description:

Atlanta has always been a city in transition – and we are a people in motion. This piece represents that freedom of direction and serves as a reminder to ease up on the brakes around the sharp turns. Made entirely from re purposed local scrap, the fourteen foot Compass is simultaneously simple, subtle, powerful, and heavy. Against a natural backdrop, it evokes a sense of the transitory and the timeless.

Year: 2014

The Wayfarer’s Compass Sculpture Eastside Trail at Freedom Parkway
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Marc Whitley, Virginia Bradbury, Katie Quigley

Name: Marc Whitley, Virginia Bradbury, Katie Quigley

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A GA Tech student-led project under the instruction of Tristan Al-Haddad.

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Title: Dream Boat

Description:

Nestled within the green corridors of the Atlanta BeltLine, Dream Boat offers a resting place to drift, dream, and wander. Inspired by the phenomenon of iridescence, this seating arrangement shifts in color, reflections, and shadows throughout the day. There exist three main elements which contribute to the sensation of the space: iridescent walls, a curvilinear shape, and corian flooring.

Year: 2014

Dream Boat Sculpture Eastside Trail between Ralph McGill Boulevard and Freedom Parkway
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Name: Matt Haffner

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Title: From the Shadows

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This piece is about the symbiotic relationships of humans and the animal worlds that surround us, and how they can, at times, get out of control. It borrows from Goya’s “The Sleep of Reason Produces Monsters” and evokes a sense of all the things that begin to creep upon us when we take our watchful eyes away from the shadows.

Year: 2014

From the Shadows Sculpture Southeast interim hiking trail, at Mauldin Avenue/Fulton Terrace
Maurice Clifford, Lindsey Bolin, Alexandra Holtzer, Jeremy Nash and Arian Zarrabi

Name: Maurice Clifford, Lindsey Bolin, Alexandra Holtzer, Jeremy Nash and Arian Zarrabi

Artist Bio:

Visual artist Maurice Clifford studied painting at University of Georgia, Atlanta College of Art, Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, Yale University, and graduate studies in computer graphics at New York Institute of Technology. Clifford has shown work since the 1970’s and his solo exhibitions have been featured at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, MOCA GA Art Resources Center and the Albany Museum of Art in Georgia. He has taught at the Atlanta College of Art, American Intercontinental University, and the Art Institute of Atlanta. His work is in corporate and private collections both nationally and internationally.

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Title: Zero Point

Description:

Constructed of translucent acrylic, the LED light sculpture functions as a 3 dimensional volume into which a visual music data stream is projected. Both projection imagery and LED lighting is interactive and responsive to the viewer.  The data used is an investigation focused on the origin and evolution of life forms, which is a subset of the evolution of form itself.

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September 7 @ 7:30 p.m.

Year: 2014

Zero Point Interactive installation Westside Trail at Allene Avenue and Catherine Street
IMG_5657_nextgen Mausiki Scales and the Common Ground Collective

Name: Mausiki Scales and the Common Ground Collective

Artist Bio:

The Common Ground Collective is a 15 piece Afrobeat-Soul Orchestra that explores musical styles from West Africa, including Afrobeat and Funk. Common Ground seeks to explore the musical thread that links the music of the African World, including the African Diaspora. Common Ground’s Musical Director is Mausiki Scales, who also serves as keyboardist for the group. Common Ground is based in Atlanta, Georgia and recently performed in Ghana West, Africa. Scales is an adjunct instructor in the African American Studies Department at Georgia State University and has taught history and African World Studies for more than 15 years in Atlanta area colleges and universities including Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University, Morris Brown College and Georgia Perimeter College. He a multitude of interests which include Nile Valley Civilizations, West African history & culture, the Jim Crow era, and studying various musical genres, including Afrobeat, Blues and Jazz.

Website: http://https://www.facebook.com/pages/Common-Ground-Collective/148358245183015

Title: No Tables No Chairs II

Description:

The purpose of this project is to create a culturally relevant, interactive musical experience using Afrobeat and Funk as a musical medium. Funk, Jazz, Soul and its African counterpart Afrobeat, have proven their ability to remove social barriers, regardless of age/gender/ethnicity. At this critical time in history, as many music and arts programs are being phased out of the schools, these genres have withstood the test of time and have recently inspired a Broadway musical, FELA! These expressions have also energized a new generation of musicians that use improvisational performance styles to express themselves. Historically, these performance ensembles were extensions of the communities where they honed their skills; Think 70s style bands like The JBs, Parliament, Mandrill and Earth, Wind & Fire; 2nd Line Jazz Parades in New Orleans; Afrobeat and Palmwine music in Nigeria, Highlife in Ghana; Calypso, Junkanoo or Carnival in the Caribbean; Atlanta’s HBCU Marching Bands. Mausiki Scales and the Common Collective seek to use The Beltline as an “urban interactive stage” to engagingly perform in the spirit of the “old school” musical traditions mentioned above.

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September 20 @ 2:30 p.m. (parade) & 7:00 p.m. (concert)

Year: 2014

No Tables No Chairs II Performing Arts Historic Fourth Ward Park
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Michael Stasny

Name: Michael Stasny

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Title: Kevin Byrd and the View Through the Oculus

Description:

These creatures are made of repurposed wooden furniture and functioning lights that serve to illuminate the Atlanta BeltLine.

Year: 2014

Kevin Byrd and the View Through the Oculus Sculpture Southeast interim hiking trail, between Wylie Street and Kirkwood Avenue
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Misao Cates and Isaac Ramsey

Name: Misao Cates and Isaac Ramsey

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Misao Cates designs theater costumes and art for special events. Observer participation is integral to fulfilling her overall vision.

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Title: Keys

Description:

Cates and Ramsey have created an interactive and evolving set of sculptures that rely on the active participation of Atlanta BeltLine travelers to share and explore the idea of unlocking the inquisitive nature innate in human existence.

Year: 2014

Keys Sculpture Eastside Trail at Angier Springs
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Molly Rose Freeman

Name: Molly Rose Freeman

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Title: The Pigeon

Description:

Taking cues from the surrounding environment, Freeman’s mural reflects both the urban and natural landscape of the Atlanta BeltLine. She uses pattern-based networks of lines that grow like living organisms on the surface of the wall to represent the vibrancy and interconnectivity of our communities. The shapes and colors are informed by dominant features in the area: buildings, trees, signs, flowers, and people. In using the unique elements of the space as the inspiration for the abstraction, she takes the distinct pulse of the site and offers a space that deepens the connection between viewers and their environment.

Year: 2014

The Pigeon Mural Northeast interim hiking trail under Piedmont Ave
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Name: Music in the Park ATL

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Music in the Park is a direct response to the community in need of an alternative learning experience for students at a time when funding for arts in Georgia public schools are rapidly declining! Music in the Park creates musical exposure for students and the community where it is not accessible.

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Title: Music in the Park ATL

Description:

The collaboration has produced a theatrical evolution of music from its earliest forms of tribal rhythms to the latest in electronic. As one form of music gives way to another, it is often a source of conflict that results in a new iteration of the former music that contains elements of the old while giving way to something new. Technology plays a major role in these changes but so do shifts societal thought.

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October 18 @ 6:30 p.m.

Year: 2014

Music in the Park ATL Performing Arts Gordon White Park
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Nathan Koskovich and Nghi Duong

Name: Nathan Koskovich and Nghi Duong

Artist Bio:

Nathan Koskovich is a Registered Architect and Ms. Nghi Duong is an Intern Architect. They have managed the 10up design competition for three years. As part of their responsibilities they coordinate work with property owners, designers, and volunteers, and managed certain aspects of the assembly and removal process. Typically these structures have had a base of 10’x10′ and a height by as much 25′. This work includes administering the installation of a cantilevered, tensegrital structure on beltline property. Additionally Ms. Duong has extensive construction experience through her work with Habitat for Humanity where she is a certified Skill Supervisor.

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Title: Timbre

Description:

Designed to embrace the Atlanta BeltLine’s inclusive, community oriented culture, this kinetic, interactive sculpture consisting of two rows of hinged vertical blades provides the community an opportunity to participate in its visual display.

Year: 2014

Timbre Sculpture Eastside Trail at Monroe Drive
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Nathan Pierce

Name: Nathan Pierce

Artist Bio:

Nathan Pierce was born and raised in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, Nathan obtained his arts education from Southeast Missouri State University, where he received his BFA in sculpture. Brought up in a middle class home of four brothers and sisters, his father, a third generation stone mason taught him the value of craftsmanship.  From this experience grew an appreciation for the working man, as well as a passion for building things with his hands. His sculptures reflect not only his personal interest in architectural forms, but also a belief that communication plays a fundamental role in our perceptions of the world we live in. His work has always dealt with the conflicts of confinement and freedom and exploring catalyst between the two: building or destroying communication. “The material I use and the process of my work is directly influenced by experience. I come from a mid-west blue collar family that has been in the construction business four generations, and the idea to create sculpture from those same materials seemed natural and permanent. My decision to utilize the benefits of structural steel in my work also comes from being inspired by the fabrication process. I enjoy the dedication and commitment that is required with this material, it helps build character”. His work has been displayed extensively in juried exhibitions and outdoor sculpture programs across the Midwest, including, The Chicago Sculpture Exhibit, SculptureWalk Sioux Falls, SPACES Sculpture Invitational in Huntsville Alabama, and  the recipient of the 2013 Lewis C Weinberg Award at Skokie NorthShore Sculpture Park.

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Title: Long Way Home

Description:

Pierce’s artistic vision is to create abstract forms that spark the imagination of the viewers and support the importance of communication. Whether we are engaging in dialogue with those around us or finding new passions in life, it is fundamental that we keep searching and discovering new things.

Year: 2014

Long Way Home Sculpture Westside Trail between Allene Avenue and Lee Street
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Neil Carver

Name: Neil Carver

Artist Bio:

Neil has been in the welding industry since 1995, but his artistic career launched even earlier, when, at eight years old, he began to study classical painting. He took painting classes all through high school in West Palm Beach and came to Atlanta to go to art school for painting. After one week of painting classes sophomore year, Carver switched to sculpture. Soon after, he started working in a welding shop. Finally, he left school in 1997 to work in a series of metal fabrication shops and artists’ studios. Neil was featured in Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2012.

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Title: Vice Form #2

Description:

This piece is a study in form with an emphasis on the beauty of industrial design – an everyday, functional object that is pleasing to the eye.

Year: 2014

Vice Form #2 Sculpture Westside Trail across from Gordon White Park
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Nick Kahler

Name: Nick Kahler

Artist Bio:

Nick Kahler is an artist, intern architect, and writer. He grew up in Hershey, PA and Carrollton, GA. In 2009, he graduated from Davidson College in North Carolina with Bachelors of History and Minor in Spanish. He finished his Masters in Architecture at Georgia Tech in 2012 and now works at Lord Aeck Sargent and independently in his studio in Atlanta. He is an eclectic, working within the disciplines of architecture, art, urban design, history, and philosophy as both a designer and critic. He has shown work at the Chambers and Van Every Galleries at Davidson College and the Barbara Archer Gallery in Atlanta

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Title: Looking Order

Description:

Looking Order is an architectural installation which uses mirror-clad columns in a linear and radial organization to examine the artistic dualities of sacred and profane, movement and reflection, and space and object during both daily and nocturnal experiences.

Year: 2014

Looking Order Sculpture Eastside Trail at Ralph McGill Boulevard
Nomadic Creations

Name: Nomadic Creations

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Title: Whispering Winds

Description:

An Aeolian Wind Harp consisting of 300 – 3’ bronze rods and 20, 4½” brass grandfather clock bells mounted on top of a nine foot vertical totem that is in itself kinetic in design. The hollow sculpture serves as a harmonic sound chamber and the sounds are wind activated.

Year: 2014

Whispering Winds Sculpture Northeast interim hiking trail, near Monroe Drive
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com olive47

Name: olive47

Artist Bio:

olive47 is always all lower case and one word…always! Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee she received her undergrad degree in painting from Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah GA USA then went on to accomplish a Masters degree in printmaking from Camberwell College of the Arts, London UK. She is inspired by nature, camping, snorkeling, and travel.

Website: http://www.olive47.com

Title: olive47

Description:

Playing with a rain and cloud narrative, olive47 has crossed between media, from murals and a limited set of prints, to wooden mobile and installation. The next phase of her concept was to take the forms into their natural habitat, the out-of doors. The reflective properties of the metal cloud mimic nature while maintaining a whimsical distance from reality.

Year: 2014

olive47 Sculpture Northeast interim hiking trail at Park Drive
IMG_5878_nextgen Phil Proctor

Name: Phil Proctor

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Title: The Herd

Description:

This collection of 3-5 steel fabricated goats symbolizes the concept of awareness.  All too often we find ourselves immersed in work, worry or just the everyday tasks of life and our awareness of self and our place is clouded.  There is one goat that raises his head up to sense his surroundings.  As he does, he sees all the other goats with their heads buried.  He experiences the beauty of his surrounding while the others only see what’s right in front of their nose.  This analogy of life is familiar to all of us.  It’s a reminder to look up and remember what’s really important in life.

Year: 2014

The Herd Sculpture Eastside Trail between North Avenue and Ralph McGill Boulevard
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Ray Katz

Name: Ray Katz

Artist Bio:

Ray Katz was born and raised in Detroit Michigan where he attended Mumford High School. Immediately after high school he served four years in the United States Air Force where he became interested in art. Upon returning from the military he attended Detroit Society of Arts and Crafts and Eastern Michigan University where he received his Bachelor of Science in Fine Arts. He continued his education at Wayne State University where he received his Master of Fine Arts degree in sculpture and drawing. Currently he is a Professor of Art at the Auburn Hills, Michigan, campus of Oakland Community College where he teaches sculpture, drawing and design.

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Title: Stargazer and Flight

Description:

The sculptures allude to an evolutionary process that we all share in our human experience. Striving for visual balance and implying energy in compositional organization has become an evolutionary process that Katz associates with the evolution of life and experiences that we all commonly share. These ideas and concepts are what separate the work from the historical and industrial influences from which the artist draws connections. The active forms that are brought together represent the flux of life, and embrace transformative concepts such as evolution, metamorphosis and transcendence.

Year: 2014

Stargazer and Flight Sculpture Eastside Trail at Irwin Street
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Rose M. Barron and Margaret Hiden

Name: Rose M. Barron and Margaret Hiden

Artist Bio:

Rose M. Barron currently works and resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She has a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Georgia, an MA in Photo Concentration from Georgia State University and an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Photography. Her photography/video, and mixed media artwork has been exhibited in several solo exhibitions across the southeast including Atlanta and Huntsville, as well as internationally at the EspacioComún in Panama City, Panama. Her work is included in several private and public collections including the Four Seasons in Morocco, the Marriott Courtyard in Nashville, the March of Dimes Corporate Office Collection, the APG Collectors Portfolio, the MOCA Educational/Resource Center, and Straw Hat Press where she was awarded an artist publishing residency. Rose is listed on the Fulton County’s and City of Atlanta’s National public artist registry and has assisted in numerous public art projects including the Collaborative Earthworks Project in Taller Portobelo and the Cabbagetown Artist Tribe Beltline Project. She teaches at the Art Institute of Atlanta and most recently has been awarded an artist residency at the Hambidge Center in Rabun, Georgia.

Margaret Hiden was born in Birmingham, Alabama where she received her Bachelor of Fine Arts with a concentration in photography from Birmingham-Southern College. She received a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta where she currently resides as an artist and educator. She serves as Part-Time Assistant Professor of Photography at Kennesaw State University and Adjunct Instructor at Atlanta Technical College. Hiden is actively involved with organizations such as the Society for Photographic Education, College Art Association and has spent time in Maine, Panama and Bonaire (Netherlands Antilles) pursuing her career as an artist and educator. Her work has been exhibited in multiple venues around the country, published in Robert Hirsch’s Light and Lens and presented and discussed in multiple photographic and educational platforms. “I aim to understand and see the photographic medium beyond its usual callings and uses. It is important for me to seek unique ways of bending the photographic language and question conventional ways of creating light and lens-based imagery. I want my work to encourage and engage my audience to reexamine the conventional roles and processes of the medium. The possibilities are limitless.”

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Title: Botanical Dwellings

Description:

Inspired by the Cyanotype method of contact printing, Barron and Hiden have created a canopy-like installation exhibiting silkscreened imagery of native flora.  They have collaborated with the Wylde Center and Fernbank to cull imagery that is representative of native, endangered flora. Composited and processed digitally to take on the Prussian blue that a Cyanotype embodies, the imagery was then archived.

 

Year: 2014

Botanical Dwellings Sculpture Southeast interim hiking trail, between Kirkwood Avenue and Memorial Drive
_DSC4917_nextgen Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics

Name: Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics

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Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics roots are embedded in the rich sound and history of Georgia soul, beginning with the early 50’s and 60’s R&B that became so well known around the world. Having performed countless gigs since 2005, and with a slew of 45 rpm singles already under their belts, the band has already contributed heavily to the steadily increasing awareness of genuine rhythm and blues music that exists today. They pack clubs and festivals with their original brand of soul, all of which is written and recorded in Atlanta.

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October 19 @ 7:30 p.m.

Year: 2014

Performing Arts Historic Fourth Ward Park
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Name: Ryan Mathern

Artist Bio:

Ryan Mathern graduated with a BA in art from Mercer University in 1992. For the past four years, he has been concentrating on steel sculpture, using a method involving adding virgin and reclaimed materials to a tubular steel substructure and steel rod framework. Mathern often combines phrases in Tibetan script with subject matter such as mythical creatures and Asian devotional machines.

Website: http://www.ryanmathern.com

Title: Caryatid

Description:

Mathern’s take on the classic architectural structure gets a decidedly modern twist with this sculpture. Using technology rather than hand tools to render the female form, the artist pays homage to the sculpture’s Hellenistic roots while simultaneously bringing it to a contemporary audience with his own performative flare. The performance element begins at 2:30 p.m. when Mathern, a burn artist, will begin to transform his piece with fire.

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September 21 – Begin: 2:30 p.m. End: 8:00 p.m.

Year: 2014

Caryatid Sculpture & Performance Southeast interim hiking trail, near Memorial Drive
Santiago Paramo

Name: Santiago Paramo

Artist Bio:

Santiago Páramo is an art driven individual with a special interest in music composition and performance art pieces. He has lived in Atlanta for 5 years, and in that time has worked with other artists to create a wide range of art expressions such as: sound installations, dance performances, sculptures, paintings, live music, and many other art forms. His history includes an integral role in a music ensemble in Bogotá, Colombia (TEKEYÉ) which performed music using ordinary found objects as instruments. He has worked as a professional DJ for over 10 years, and has also composed various original music pieces for web based TV shows, art organizations, video presentations, and for the public in the form of music albums.

Website: http://santiagoparamo.bandcamp.com

Title: Estamos Unidos

Description:

Paramo has created an interactive sculptural installation using photography as a medium to communicate the message of unity and togetherness across the multicultural diversity in our city.

Year: 2014

Estamos Unidos Sculpture Westside Trail between Lucile Avenue and Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard
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Name: Staibdance

Artist Bio:

Staibdance has made an indelible mark on contemporary dance both locally and abroad since its founding in 2007. Staib’s work has been described as “magnetic, tense, and euphoric” and the dancers described as “highly technical with a mastery of an extensive movement vocabulary.” Above all, Staibdance is committed to the art and act of dancing, to exploration of mood, nuance, music and sincere movement. We hope to create, teach and present contemporary dance that is as accessible as it is thought-provoking.

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Title: Borderland

Description:

An original, new dance work created specifically for Art on the Beltline that will ask the audience to be as much a part of the experience as the dancers by shifting their literal points of view, as well as by interspersing the dancers among the audience.

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October 18 @ 3:30 p.m.

 

Year: 2014

Borderland Performing Arts Gordon White Park
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Name: Teri Lyric Green

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Website: http://www.TeriLyricGreen.com

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Description:

Lyric performs spoken-word hip-hop and neo soul. In 2011 her original song, “Can’t Back Down”, was nominated for song of the year at New York City’s Underground Music Awards. She was chosen as one of the finalists for the Coors Light Sponsored, “Looking for the Coldest” MC competition where her song, “Cold as Ice” was promoted and downloaded over 22,500 times. Lyric’s song “Death of a Poet” was also nominated for Song of the Year at the 2011 Music in Media Awards in Hollywood, California. She recently challenged herself to perform on fifty mics in sixty days, a feat that took her across the United States and even to Jamaica. Making her and Independent International Hip Hop artist. Lyric is also a finalist in Hard Rock Cafe  rising star competition, and if she wins, she will perform in London in front of 40,000 people. She is currently the only female in place to run for the Chicago market.

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September 7 @ 7:00 p.m.

Year: 2014

Band Westside Trail at Allene Avenue and Catherine Street
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Terry Hardy

Name: Terry Hardy

Artist Bio:

Terry Hardy addresses themes of identity, human rights, sexuality, and religion, examining social concerns through painting, sculpture, and installations. His most recent work focuses on the intimacy of loss and memorializing those who are forgotten.His work has been included in over 75 exhibitions in venues throughout the US and abroad, including Lincoln Center in New York, The Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, NC, and The Historic Freedom Riders Museum in Montgomery, AL. Hardy has presented large scale public works at the Art Prospect Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia, the National Center for Contemporary Art in Nizhniy Novgorod, Russia, the Cultural Olympiad in Atlanta, GA and in Art in Odd Places in New York and Sydney, Australia.

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Title: The Louise Taylor Listening Device

Description:

“The Louise Taylor Listening Device” is built around a primitive listening device and an accompanying blog that investigates a tale of love and loss. This multifaceted installation negotiates the relationship between reality and historic fiction. Unearthed in 2011 during Atlanta BeltLine construction, this“urban relic” is the core of a narrative centered on Louise Taylor.  The blog indicates she followed the love of her life to Atlanta from rural Alabama in 1968, only to be widowed six months later.She plunged into a life of sadness that led her to construct this“part ear trumpet/part folk art sculpture” in an attempt to hear from her departed loved one.

Year: 2014

The Louise Taylor Listening Device Sculpture Northeast interim hiking trail, near Piedmont Park
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Name: The Experience Collective

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Title: Inflate

Description:

This work is created from over 10,000 deflated twist balloons, suspended like dimensional paint drops, and layered upon each other creating a supple, unexpected texture.

Year: 2014

Inflate Sculpture Westside Trail at Lucile Avenue
IMG_6068_nextgen The Ghosts Project

Name: The Ghosts Project

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Title: Silent Film Screening

Description:

Comprised of violinist Paul Mercer and percussionist Davis Petterson, the Ghosts Project creates scores for silent films from both the first half of the 20th century and recent independent films. The following films will be screened and performed by the Ghosts Project for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine.

Episodes in the Life of a Gin Bottle (1925) – Dir. Bela Von Block

Emak-Bakia (1927) – Dir. Man Ray

The Life and Death of 9413 A Hollywood Extra – (1928) Dir. Robert Florey Dir. Slavko Vorkapich

L’etoile de mer (The Starfish) (1928) – Dir. Man Ray

Replacing Delphine (2004) – Dir. Kasia Kowalczyk

Year: 2014

Silent Film Screening Performing Arts Historic Fourth Ward Park & the Reynoldstown Stage
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com The Knitterati & Dr. Alex Rodriguez

Name: The Knitterati & Dr. Alex Rodriguez

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Title: Spinning Yarns

Description:

The Knitterati is an eclectic group of knitters and crocheters. Long wanting to partner with a fabricator to assist in the creation of a custom structure to showcase their textiles in a unique and interesting way, the Knitteratti sought out Dr. Alex Rodriguez. Admiring his existing work, Whirling Wheels (Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2012), the textile mavens knew they had found their man. Together they have created a series of whimsical, original sculptures.

Year: 2014

Spinning Yarns Sculpture Eastside Trail, north of Greenwood Avenue
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com The Textile Tagger

Name: The Textile Tagger

Artist Bio:

Kristin Harris Wolfe is Key Accounts Manager for Justin David Textiles, and lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. This “Textile Tagger” breathes new life into ordinary outdoor objects by using brightly colored spools of crocheted yarn to create this very unique form of temporary public art called “Yarnbombing”. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin in Textile Design and Manufacturing circa 1996. Growing up in the 80’s/90’s, her biggest influence for yarn bombing is her love of bright neon colors, and the urban graffiti look and hip hop culture.  She came across her first yarn bomb sighting in March of 2011, and the rest is history.

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The Textile Tagger, by yarnbombing elements of the Atlanta BeltLine, is beautifying the environment one stitch at a time. Taking ordinary objects and transforming them into something unique that alla ges and walks of life can appreciate, the Textile Tagger’s work evokes a smile on each and every face.

Year: 2014

Sculpture Interim hiking trails at Monroe Drive and at Kirkwood Avenue
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Thomas Prochnow

Name: Thomas Prochnow

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Description:

The artist’s work is focused on process and fabrication technique. He has always had a fascination with how to use tools and materials and considers each project as a learning process. This compels the artist to communicate with the viewer through his interesting use of the form and function of the sculpture.

Year: 2014

Sculpture Westside Trail across from Gordon White Park
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Name: Toni Marie Young

Artist Bio:

Toni Young has taught and performed African dance for 41 years for many public, private, civic, social and educational organizations throughout Georgia, Ohio, Alabama, and Mississippi, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware, and Tennessee. In addition to teaching dance classes and workshops, Ms. Young has also provided, lecture demonstrations, costume and accessory making workshops, full length group productions, and scenes/choreography for movies and videos.

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Title: Class on the Grass

Description:

Young has taught and performed African dance for 43 years and is back this year to provide participants and audiences of all backgrounds and ages an opportunity to actively experience an African cultural art activity consisting of dancing, singing and drumming.

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September 20 @ 4:15 p.m.

October 19 @ 1:00 p.m.

Year: 2014

Class on the Grass Performing Arts Historic Fourth Ward Park
W(,), S. Bedford, Molly Harvey

Name: W(,), S. Bedford, Molly Harvey

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Title: Molly Rider

Description:

A live narrative art installation piece about a bicycle rider trying to navigate life, the performance consists of three performers (one performer on a bike, and two puppeteers). The bike operates the set, all being put in motion from the pedals of the bicycler. Molly, the cyclist, goes through her past, present, and future in a ten minute monologue that tries to understand her present place in the world. Two to three songs are interjected throughout the monologue, and there is a strange interaction with Joan, her GPS system, who played by the same actress. As Molly goes through her monologue the puppeteers will interject and interact with shadow puppets on the giant scrim that is directly behind the cyclist as it pertains to the story.

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September 21 @ 8:30 p.m.

Year: 2014

Molly Rider Performing Arts Reynoldstown Stage near Memorial Drive
Atlanta BeltLineArt Installations 2014photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com William Massey

Name: William Massey

Artist Bio:

William Massey graduated with honors from Valdosta State University with a BFA in Art with emphasis in sculpture and painting. His interests included finding relationships and combining various media. After graduation, William traveled throughout Europe; interning, apprenticing and collaborating with artists in Italy, Spain and Germany. He has created large-scale, mixed-media portraits in gallery spaces as well as outdoor locations in sculpture parks. William completed a commission from Dreamwoods Sculpture Park in Tuscany in 2012, and is now working full-time at Janke Glass Studios in Old Fourth Ward. Special thanks to Matt Janke for the knowledge and scrap glass/ materials, Stein Steel for rusty stuff and the neighborhoods of Atlanta for throwing away some superb treasures.

Website: http://www.WilliamMasseyArt.com

Title: Object of Wo(man)

Description:

Working by gathering broken and/or forgotten industrial objects together to create a fresh, new whole, Massey’s installation thrives off the excitement and power of discovery. As a viewer approaches the work, he or she witnesses disorder, chaos, brokenness – a plethora of random, used-and-abused objects consolidated together. Upon further examination, as well as passing by the piece, one discovers the overall intention: a human form that is suddenly revealed due to the perspective by which it is seen.

Year: 2014

Object of Wo(man) Sculpture Eastside Trail under Freedom Parkway
IMG_6246_nextgen Zoetic Dance Ensemble

Name: Zoetic Dance Ensemble

Artist Bio:

Zoetic Dance Ensemble was established to give voice to the extraordinary potential of the human body and spirit. Coming from the Greek ‘zoe,’ Zoetic means living, vital and animated which accurately describes our approach to movement. Zoetic is an all-female performance company creating works and programs in a collaborative environment that fosters opportunities for risk, innovation and learning. We believe dance is essential to the human experience. Our work focuses on the personal, incorporating the ideas, stories and experiences of the people present in the space during the creative process and the performance. The work engages artists and audiences in a collaborative relationship for a moment in time with a lasting impact.

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Title: If

Description:

This music and dance performance explores the ideas of building unity, strength and power in times of weakness.

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September 7 @ 2:00 p.m.

September 21 @ 5:15 p.m.

October 18 @ 7:45 p.m.

Year: 2014

If Performing Arts Westside Trail at Allene Avenue, Reynoldstown Stage, & Gordon White Park

2013

  Artist Title Discipline Location
Art on the BeltLinephotos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Allen Peterson

Name: Allen Peterson

Artist Bio:

Allen Peterson was born in Gadsden, Alabama. He immersed himself in the foundry process at the Metal Arts program of Sloss Furnaces National Historic Landmark in Birmingham, Alabama.  He completed his Master’s degree in Sculpture from the University of Minnesota.  After grad school, Allen Peterson taught sculpture at several colleges and universities before accepting his current position as Professor of Sculpture at the Savannah College of Art and Design’s campus in Atlanta.  His work has been shown throughout the United States, as well as internationally.  Peterson explores themes of system and community in his work, in which individual elements often combine to form structures based on interrelationships, and performance blurs the line between labor, system, and ritual.

Website: http://allenpeterson.com/section/bio

Title: Phoenix: Atlanta's Railroad Rebirth

Description:

Allen Peterson used railroad artifacts to create this 8’ tall phoenix-like form made of railroad spikes, shoulder plates, and other artifacts in order to evoke Atlanta’s history as a railroad town and its contemporary rebirth as a pedestrian-friendly city.

Year: 2013

Phoenix: Atlanta's Railroad Rebirth Sculpture Southwest Corridor at Allene Ave and Catherine St
IMG_2519_nextgenthumb Amy Pursifull, Santiago Páramo & Juan Ricardo Forero

Name: Amy Pursifull, Santiago Páramo & Juan Ricardo Forero

Artist Bio:

Amy Pursifull is a visual artist and painter, muralist, producer of multimedia installations, published poet, bilingual creative writer and business entrepreneur in Media Services. She is a passionate lover of music and dance, and a patron of the arts. She has been involved in mixed mediums of art from painting to photography, and fine arts to music, for both small and large-scale projects. Her passion for art and music comes from a lifetime of participating in many forms of art. Santiago Páramo is an art driven individual with a special interest in music composition and performance art pieces. For the past five years, he has called Atlanta home, and through his music has reached out to many fellow artists and organizations in the city to create with them a wide range of art expressions such as: sound installations, dance performances, sculptures, paintings, live music, and many other art forms. He has over 10 years of experience as a professional DJ. He has composed various original music pieces for web based TV shows, art organizations, video presentations, and for the public in the form of music albums.

Website: http://art.beltline.org/

Title: Marímbula

Description:

Marímbula is an interactive light and musical instrument that allows multiple participants to create a musical lightshow. This is a hands-on complete visual and musical experience that uses a combination of light sculptures and musical sounds, which will give participants the sensation of becoming a musical conductor and visual director with just the push of some buttons.

 

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September 28

October 12

Year: 2013

Marímbula Performance Art Historic Fourth Ward Park and Gordon White Park
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Name: Ana Maria Páramo

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Ana Maria Páramo is a visual artist and designer who works actively within the community on a wide range of interdisciplinary projects. She uses mixed media for the creation of digital and handcrafted material. Illustration is the backbone of her work, leading to and inspiring the creation of graphic design, installations, 3D renderings, and costume design.

Website: http://www.anamariaparamo.tumblr.com

Title: Moving Elements

Description:

Moving Elements is a modular installation that interacts with the wind creating ever-changing color patterns.

Year: 2013

Moving Elements Sculpture Eastside Trail, just north of Irwin St
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Name: Anonymous

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Visit the artist’s website for full bio.

Website: http://www.anonymousdaband.com

Title: Anonymous

Description:

“Anonymous” is ATL’s #1 instrumental teen band and they are ready to express their unique creativity as a featured band along the Atlanta Beltline. Known predominately for their smooth urban jazz sound, “Anonymous” is a multi-talented band made up of four youngsters from fourteen to sixteen years old. All are students in Atlanta area public schools and are active in keeping music in their schools by participating in multiple band programs.

 

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September 22

Year: 2013

Anonymous Music Southwest Corridor at Allene Ave and Catherine St
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Name: Beacon Dance, Martha Whittington and Phyllis Free

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D. Patton White has been working as a performing artist and choreographer for over twenty years. Originally from Colorado, Mr. White relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, in 1979 to attend Emory University, graduating in 1983 with a double degree in Psychology and Philosophy. He has had extensive training since 1981 in almost every form of dance, including aerial, African, ballet, ballroom, contact improvisation, flamenco, jazz, modern, post-modern and tap. Martha Whittington received her B.F.A. in Sculpture from the Kansas City Art Institute. She received her M.F.A. in Sculpture From Tyler School of Art, where she studied with sculptor Winifred Lutz. Ms. Whittington has been the recipient of artist residencies at the Bemis Center in Omaha Nebraska and the Hambidge Center-Creative Arts in Rabun Gap Georgia. Phyllis Free is a professional drummer and recording artist, sound designer, creative arts facilitator and multi-disciplinary arts consultant. She has many production credits, and her multi-disciplinary background includes a Masters in Liberal Studies from Indiana University SE, with a concentration in Interdisciplinary Fine Arts & Sociology, and a B.F.A. in Speech-Drama Education from the University of Georgia.

Website: http://www.beacondance.org

Title: Resilient Circles (in opposite directions)

Description:

Drawing inspiration from tribal sociology, feminist philosophy and traditional cultural practices, this visual and performance art piece, with installations created by Whittington, celebrates the female, the feminine and the feminist, raising awareness around the many ways that women continue to be marginalized in cultures around the world.

 

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September 8

October 13

Year: 2013

Resilient Circles (in opposite directions) Dance Reynoldstown Stage north of Memorial Dr
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Name: Brandon Sadler

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A native of Atlanta, Brandon Sadler’s unique approach to illustration and calligraphy has garnered the attention of galleries and media alike culminating in an ever-growing body of work and a place in the contemporary collection of the High Museum. His solo and group exhibitions have brought him accolades as one of Atlanta’s most prolific artists. Sadler’s aesthetic interests have been informed by his involvement in the American graffiti and street art sub-cultures, which formed the beginnings of his artistic process. The influences of Japanese Ukiyo-e, calligraphy, and other Asian art forms have impacted his aesthetic interests and greatly influenced his unique artistic style. This artistic inquiry has led to the creation of a body of work exhibited in galleries and the public arena, that merges East and West fluidly. Often, the resulting imagery speaks to a universal human condition through a narrative style encrypted with symbolism, text, and decorative elements. By exploring broad themes relating to current societal conditions, he exposes man’s battle with himself, society, and nature. Sadler’s transformation of these cultures illustrates perfectly, the universality of art and its ability to activate the individual and the community.

Website: http://www.Risingredlotus.com

Title: Henkaku

Description:

Henkaku addresses the importance of communication amongst the people in communities that make the development of Atlanta possible. Connection, strong lines of communication, and cultural integration are the elements that brought face to this city and brought ideas like the Atlanta Beltline to fruition. It is important as individuals to embody the positive change that we want to see in the whole of the community. This is the foundation on which the concept for Henkaku is based.

Year: 2013

Henkaku Mural Eastside Trail at North Ave
Art on the BeltLinephotos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Bryan Alcorn and Frank Fralick

Name: Bryan Alcorn and Frank Fralick

Artist Bio:

Bryan has a BS in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and recently completed a Master of Architecture from the University of Michigan. He moved back to Atlanta in late 2011. He has 5 years of experience working in architecture firms in Atlanta and Michigan, as well as construction experience. Bryan currently works with the Beck Group but maintains a fabrication studio in West End. Frank specializes in cutting edge technology within the construction industry. A Vanderbilt graduate, Frank is attuned to the highly specialized industry. He is focused on prefabricated constructed, robotics, and computer technology for highly custom, cost effective construction. Frank works closely with designers to understand their goals and uses his expertise to effectively execute their vision.

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Title: Nesting Resonants

Description:

Designed for a small band or solo performer, Nesting Resonants seeks to produce a new breed of sonic experience along the Beltline. It is anticipated that the sounds of the performance will blend with the sounds of the landscape to produce unique opportunities for performers and unique experiences for observers.

Year: 2013

Nesting Resonants Sculpture Southwest Corridor at Allene Ave and Catherine St
Art_101813_005_Chris Martin_nextgenthumb Cash Barnes

Name: Cash Barnes

Artist Bio:

Cash Barnes is an experienced fabricator and model maker of thirty years. He works in steel, aluminum, wood, acrylic, fiberglass, glass, fiber-optic and LED lighting. He currently had a studio located near the Atlanta BeltLine on Memorial Drive.

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Title: Get Yourself Free

Description:

Get Yourself Free is a park bench constructed as a full size jail cell. The artist’s vision is to inspire and motivate people, as we are all a prisoner of our own fears. Since there are no moving parts or doors in this installation, the only thing required to free one’s self from the cell is to simply get up and walk away.

Year: 2013

Get Yourself Free Sculpture Eastside Trail at Piedmont Park, just south of Piedmont Ave
_MG_0423_Chris Martin_nextgenthumb Cecilia Lueza

Name: Cecilia Lueza

Artist Bio:

Born in Argentina, Cecilia Lueza started studying fine arts at a very young age and she graduated from the Universidad Nacional de la Plata in the mid-1990’s. Throughout her career, she has intensely explored a wide range of artistic media, from traditional media like painting, drawing, and sculpture- in wood , metal, urethane, fiberglass, and ceramic- to much more recent resources, like digital art.

Website: http://www.lueza.com

Title: Dual Nature

Description:

Dual Nature depicts the duality of man, with a very colorful side and a solid red side.

Year: 2013

Dual Nature Sculpture Southeast Corridor at Wylie St
Art_101813_048_Chris Martin_nextgenthumb Cecilia Lueza

Name: Cecilia Lueza

Artist Bio:

Born in Argentina, Cecilia Lueza started studying fine arts at a very young age and she graduated from the Universidad Nacional de la Plata in the mid-1990’s. Throughout her career, she has intensely explored a wide range of artistic media, from traditional media like painting, drawing, and sculpture- in wood , metal, urethane, fiberglass, and ceramic- to much more recent resources, like digital art.

Website: http://www.lueza.com

Title: Tower of Seasons

Description:

Tower of Seasons consists in a colorful sculpture inspired by the four seasons of the year, Summer, Fall, Winter and Spring.

Year: 2013

Tower of Seasons Sculpture Eastside Trail between Freedom Pkwy and Ralph McGill Blvd
Art_91313_0004_Chris Martin_nextgenthumb Chelsea Jackson

Name: Chelsea Jackson

Artist Bio:

Chelsea’s interest in sculpture began as a fascination with ceramic hand-building in college. After transferring to Georgia State University, that interest morphed into working with layers in planar forms. She is currently incorporating these ideas into her thesis as she completes her Bachelor’s in Sculpture from Georgia State.

Website: http://artbychelseaj.tumblr.com

Title: ATL Assimilation

Description:

The vision of this sculpture is to observe how various components will react with the environment, both physically and culturally, by embodying different visual aspects of the Atlanta culture, specifically through signage.

Year: 2013

ATL Assimilation Sculpture Southwest Corridor at Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Tissue_Chris Martin_nextgenthumb Chris Jones and Bud Shenefelt

Name: Chris Jones and Bud Shenefelt

Artist Bio:

Bud Shenefelt is a designer with Cooper Carry and a designer and partner at dsnwrk. He graduated from the Louisiana State University College of Art and Design with a Master’s of Architecture. Chris Jones works as a project manager at Summerour and Associates and is also a designer and partner at dsnwrk. He graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in NY with a Master’s of Architecture.

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Title: Tissue : Permutations

Description:

An art installation exploring the process of generative forms created in response to the surrounding revitalization of socioeconomic growth. Each permutation is born from systemic expansion via the graft…. countless layers or tissue comprised of plastic barrier fencing overlap slide and undulate. This process of grafiting becomes a metaphor for connectivity between the Atlanta BeltLine and the adjacent neighborhoods.

Year: 2013

Tissue : Permutations Sculpture Eastside Trail under N Highland Ave
Art_91313_0002_Chris Martin_nextgenthumb Christopher Derek Bruno

Name: Christopher Derek Bruno

Artist Bio:

Christopher Derek Bruno is a maker above all other things. With an industrial design education, he has cultivated his approach to the fabrication of furniture and the sculpture-based imagery. His work aims to address the underlying concepts of visual perception.

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Title: Structure in Orange and Blue

Description:

What is it that grounds us, the earth or sky? By using the Atlanta BeltLine as a universal conduit from which all viewers will interact with Structure in Orange and Blue, the work will appear to change shape/form as one moves about the piece. It is within this desired interaction that the piece will be ultimately realized as portions of the work shift from interacting with earth to sky and conversely sky to earth.

Year: 2013

Structure in Orange and Blue Sculpture Southwest Corridor at Lena St
Whiteout_Christian Gary - Chris Martin_thumb Cotter Christian and Meta Gary

Name: Cotter Christian and Meta Gary

Artist Bio:

Cotter Christian will be graduation from Georgia State University’s MFA Studio Art program in May with a concentration in interior design. He possesses broad and varied interests within the field of art and design. He has taught interior design at SCAD’s Atlanta campus for 4.5 years. Prior to that, he worked as an interior designer for the architecture firm Perkins+Will. Cotter studied scenic art and set design at the Yale University School of Drama and Marymount Manhattan College, respectively. He worked as a set designer, assistant set designer, and scenic artist on shows in the New York Fringe Festival and the SoHo Repertory Theater, among others. Meta Gary is a recent graduate of Georgia State University’s MFA Studio Art program with a concentration in graphic design as well as a current Art History MA candidate. With a background in fine arts and painting, she has been working as an artist in Atlanta since 2005, and is represented by Emily Amy Gallery. Her recent work focuses on mapping, spatial perception, and information graphic exploration.

Website: http://cotterchristian.com

Title: Whiteout

Description:

Whiteout is an interactive installation that encourages users to engage with the view offered on the Atlanta BeltLine. The viewing portal draws the nebulous two-dimensional pieces into a silhouette of the city skyline. The pieces therefore function as intentional two-dimensional images when viewed at certain vantage points, as well as an abstract sculpture garden.

Year: 2013

Whiteout Sculpture Eastside Trail at Piedmont Park, north of 10th and Monroe
513_web_nextgenthumb Crossover Movement Arts

Name: Crossover Movement Arts

Artist Bio:

Crossover Movement Arts is an evolving community of artists using movement, dance, visual arts, martial arts, text, and sound to create evocative performance art. We see performance as a both a laboratory and a compelling ritual experience shared between performer and audience. Visit Crossover Movement’s website to read their artists’ bios.

Website: http://www.crossovermovementarts.com

Title: May the Road Rise to Meet Us

Description:

May the Road Rise to Meet Us is a two-part production (The Low Road and The High Road) that will transport audiences to two sites along the Atlanta BeltLine, where, like adventurous anthropologists, audience members encounter and walk amongst an exotic group of strange rangers who explore and revitalize the BeltLine, guiding audiences deeper into the real and imagined landscape.

 

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September 8

October 12

Year: 2013

May the Road Rise to Meet Us Performance Art Reynoldstown Stage and Gordon White Park
Art_92713_060_Chris Martin_nextgenthumb David Lewis Bean

Name: David Lewis Bean

Artist Bio:

The David Lewis Bean team: David Lewis Bean is a Welding/Carpentry Assistant with Lemay + Riverbank Design Lab. Cary Bauer works as a Production Associate at North Georgia Industrial, LLC. Stephen Bean is a co-owner of North Georgia Industrial, LLC. Charles Hines is a co-owner of North Georgia Industrial, LLC. Special Thanks: North Georgia Industrial, LLC

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Title: If You Build It, They Will Come

Description:

This bike rack was built to encourage individuals to ride their bicycles on the Atlanta BeltLine. The artist is both a musician and a native Georgian. As such, he was inspired to design the bike rack to be musical, so that when its tubular bells are struck in sequence the melody “Georgia, Georgia, the whole day through….” is played.

Year: 2013

If You Build It, They Will Come Sculpture Eastside Trail, just north of Ralph McGill
EdellParker_ArtontheBeltline3_thumb Edell Carson Parker III

Name: Edell Carson Parker III

Artist Bio:

Edell Carson Parker III is a Residence Director for the Savannah College of Art and Design – Atlanta campus. He holds a Master’s Degree in Architecture from SCAD.

Website: http://cparke26.wix.com/new#!bio

Title: Pallet Bench

Description:

Pallet Bench is a work of art designed to slow people down and give them a place to take a break, have a picnic or people watch on the Atlanta BeltLine.

Year: 2013

Pallet Bench Sculpture Sourthwest Corridor, north of Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
_MG_0416_Chris Martin_nextgenthumb Emerging Worlds Ceramics

Name: Emerging Worlds Ceramics

Artist Bio:

Emerging Worlds is a collaborative pairing of Brittany Ranew and Kira Hegeman. Kira Hegeman is a graduate student in art education at the University of Georgia. Before attending UGA, she served as the Art Director for Art Relief International, a non-profit dedicated to empowerment and education through the arts. As an artist, she works primarily in printmaking but has recently begun to explore ceramics and interactive installation. Brittany Ranew is an Atlanta native living in Athens to pursue a master’s degree in art education. She spent a year abroad teaching in South Korea and then worked as a teaching artist with the Center for Puppetry Arts. Brittany’s work as an artist coincides with her teaching and through both avenues, she aims to encourage art-making and appreciation of the arts.

Website: http://emergingworldceramics.tumblr.com

Title: Emerging Worlds

Description:

Emerging Worlds engages Atlanta residents in creating individual, reflective ceramic works that will be displayed collectively along the Atlanta BeltLine, fostering stronger community connections and interaction with art on the Atlanta BeltLine. The project was created by the community through workshops held by Emerging World Ceramics with the theme “Make Your Dream Come True.” The ceramic pieces were then taken from the workshops and kiln fired  prior to placement on the trail.

Year: 2013

Emerging Worlds Sculpture Eastside Trail, north of Greenwood Ave
Everman Puzzle_Chris Martin_nextgenthumb EVEREMAN

Name: EVEREMAN

Artist Bio:

Evereman is a street artist working in Atlanta, Ga. He began by cutting stencils of his poetry and painting it around town. That morphed into street sculptural installations and billboard manipulations.  In 2010, he was published in the Taschen Press book Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art. The Evereman project was born in 2003 and has come to be something of a study of human social interaction. Evereman is about sharing and giving, as opposed to taking. Evereman is about co-operation, as opposed to competition.  The idea is to keep the art in circulation on the street.

Website: http://evereman.com/about/

Title: Evereman Puzzle

Description:

Evereman is a street art project 10 years in the making. The idea is to make a positive impact on the urban landscape engaging the public to interact, all with a “leave no trace” aesthetic. The boxes comprising the puzzle can be configured in a way (by people using the Atlanta BeltLine) as to show 4 distinct images or when scrambled (it’s a puzzle you know) a pleasing to the eye abstraction. This piece has already been lovingly fondled by passersby on the streets of Atlanta and Detroit.

Year: 2013

Evereman Puzzle Sculpture Eastside Trail at Monroe Dr
Art_101813_042_Chris Martin_nextgenthumb Experience Collective

Name: Experience Collective

Artist Bio:

Comprised of Toni Dammicci and Emily Brodowski, The Experience Collective focuses on creating large-scale public art and sculptural environments. The Collective’s aim is to create imaginative situations which envelope the viewer and stimulate a sense of discovery. As a team, they work cooperatively with a wide range of organizations and communities to create art that is accessible and relatable to everyone.

Website: http://experiencecollective.com

Title: A Million Flecks of Light

Description:

Fluttering in response to the movement of passing pedestrians and bicyclists, this shimmering sculpture is activated by the city’s urban flow. An undulating mirage of reflective color creates visual perspective, inviting viewers to look closer and to reconsider the function of the fence. Accentuating the fabric of the city, A Million Flecks of Light enlivens this passageway and stimulates one’s sense of possibility.

Year: 2013

A Million Flecks of Light Sculpture Eastside Trail near Ponce de Leon Ave
flickr_IMG_2486_nextgenthumb Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery

Name: Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery

Artist Bio:

Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery is a 13-year-old incubator for art in all its forms. Established in 1998, Eyedrum is a non-profit organization developing an interdisciplinary approach to the arts by incorporating a wide range of contemporary art, music and new media in its gallery space.

Website: http://www.eyedrum.org/

Title: Eyedrum on the Atlanta BeltLine

Description:

View full details on performances:

 

September 21: Free Poems on Demand

September 22: Improvisation

October 13: Electronica

 

 

Year: 2013

Eyedrum on the Atlanta BeltLine Performance Art Various locations
flickr_IMG_3543_nextgenthumb Full Radius Dance

Name: Full Radius Dance

Artist Bio:

Founded in 1990 by artistic/executive director Douglas Scott, the organization was originally known as Dance Force.The company began as a ‘traditional’ dance company – all members were professional dancers without disabilities. In 1993, through a partnership with VSA arts of GA, Shepherd Center and Special Audiences, Douglas began teaching dance classes for persons with physical disabilities. He was intrigued by the challenge of creating a modern dance technique that would be inclusive for all physical abilities; one firmly arts-based and not designed to be “therapeutic”. Through hard work, trial and error, and learning from his students, Douglas developed a distinct style and technique, now celebrated for its artistry and inclusiveness. After merging with a dance company called E=Motion, Dance Force became Full Radius Dance. The company now has a busy tour schedule, both national and international.

Website: http://www.fullradiusdance.org

Title: End of the Line

Description:

Full Radius Dance, a professional physically integrated (dancers with and without disabilities) dance company, will explore different concepts of access: how the building of the railroad created access for the founding and evolution of Atlanta; how individuals with and without disabilities create their own access; and how the Beltline is creating access for all Atlanta residents. This performance will explore how a natural environment can be modified in order to encourage exploration and how a man-made environment may be further modified for increased access.

 

View full details on performances:

September 29

October 13

Year: 2013

End of the Line Dance Historic Fourth Ward Park and Reynoldstown Stage
Art on the BeltLinephotos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com George Long

Name: George Long

Artist Bio:

George Long holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts from the Atlanta College of Arts. His work has been featured in a myriad of exhibitions, the most recent including “Mimic” at Marcia Wood Art Gallery in Atlanta and “Copy Cat” at Space Eight in St. Augustine, Florida. He has also participated in several collaborations and group exhibitions, including “Elevate,” a mural in Underground Atlanta, and “DayJob,” a 2012 exhibition at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.

Website: http://www.marciawoodgallery.com

Title: Bonfire

Description:

Bonfire is a progressive wheat paste mural using screen printed images depicting a sequence of a bonfire being constructed in order to create animation stills. Figures of children are applied in order to show the step by step movement of the motions of chores. This process creates two finished pieces: a large scale mural and a stop motion film.

Year: 2013

Bonfire Mural Southwest Corridor at Lucile Ave
Apparitions1_Turk - Chris Martin_nextgenthumb Gregor Turk

Name: Gregor Turk

Artist Bio:

Known for his public art installations, ceramic sculpture, photography, and mixed-media constructions, Gregor Turk often incorporates mapping imagery and cultural markings into his artwork. His response to his surroundings, whether in his hometown, Atlanta, or while traveling, serves as a major impetus for much of what he creates. Turk received his B.A. from Rhodes College and his M.F.A. from Boston University.

Website: http://www.gregorturk.com

Title: Apparitions

Description:

Transparencies Billboards reference “place” as timestamps and landmarks. Throughout the fall, three different sets of imagery will be featured on these five billboards. The first will feature photographs of blank billboards. Then the billboards will “vanish” revealing the site obscured by these structures. In the third, images of General Sherman’s eyes will stare down from the facades as a reminder of the history of Atlanta. Major funding for Apparitions comes from Atlanta Celebrates Photography.

Year: 2013

Apparitions Sculpture Eastside, near Piedmont Park, north of 10th St and Monroe Dr
enterchange_thumb Hadley Breckenridge

Name: Hadley Breckenridge

Artist Bio:

Hadley Breckenridge is an artist with a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Georgia State University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Photojournalism from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2002. Hadley has worked with all formats of photography and her work has been featured in exhibitions throughout Atlanta and other cities.

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Title: Enterchange

Description:

Enterchange depicts suburbs, green space and skyscrapers tied together with colorful dotted transit lines which transform into a variety of colorful communities. Enterchange is about unity, diversity and accessibility through mass transit.

Year: 2013

Enterchange Mural On the corridor along Muse Street just north of Ralph David Abernathy.
Passage_Chris Martin_nextgenthumb J. Alex Schechter

Name: J. Alex Schechter

Artist Bio:

Alex is a sculptor and animator. He graduated from Grinnell College with a B.A. in Studio Art. He has participated in exhibits all over the nation, including Art on the Atlanta BeltLine in 2011. He primarily works with non-traditional and repurposed industrial material. His works directly reflect place and material, highlighting a rapidly-expanding pallet of technologies and materials.

Website: http://www.alexschechter.com

Title: Passage

Description:

J. Alex Schecter is interested in representing the revitalization of the Atlanta BeltLine from a discarded relic of Atlanta’s past to a vital and exciting part of the city. The repurposed wood transitioning from a rough to finished surface along the course of its length is meant to emphasize the dynamic between preservation and improvement, creating a visual passage between the raw and the refined.

Year: 2013

Passage Sculpture Southwest Corridor, near Langhorn St and Westview Dr
IMG_4228_nextgenthumb J. Henry

Name: J. Henry

Artist Bio:

J. Henry hails from New Orleans. His uncle, New Orleans Jazz Legend Pierre Porree, gave him his very first saxophone at age 7. After practicing 4 to 5 hours a day, month after month, J. felt he was ready to perform his first solo at his church playing “When The Saints Go Marching In”. At age 17, J. and his twin brother Cardell started a singing group named Cri’stal. The group was very successful in New Orleans winning numerous talent competitions in and around the city. J. moved to Atlanta, GA after Hurricane Katrina, and, like so many others from the Crescent City, he had to start all over. J. encountered homelessness and unemployment, yet he continued to expand and perfect his signature sound. J. Henry released his debut album, “Long Time Coming” in August of 2010.

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Title: Phenomenon

Description:

The J. Henry Experience has been quoted as being “the return to the original live music experience.” With the release of LONG TIME COMING, there has been a resurgence of the live music experience and a major shot in the arm for Smooth Jazz worldwide. The album has been incredibly well received especially in Europe and Africa. When it comes to his music and the effect that J. Henry is having on Smooth Jazz overall, Rod Lucas of Lucas Media in the UK summed it up in one word, “Fantastic”.

 

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September 21

Year: 2013

Phenomenon Music Gordon White Park
_MG_0428_Chris Martin_nextgenthumb Jane Garver

Name: Jane Garver

Artist Bio:

Jane Garver is an Atlanta-based visual artist working in sculpture, painting and public art. She makes public art with an emphasis on interaction: from a three-story projection of the flight paths of an audience’s paper airplanes changing in real-time at InLight Richmond, to sixty-foot Slinkys suspnded overhead that snake with the pull of a line at Flux, Atlanta. She collected songs from various passersby in Atlanta for her sound installation, Voice Box, at Flux 2011. As a recipient of Mint Gallery’s Leap Year Emerging Artist Award and a recent Hambidge Fellow, Jane has been hard at work investing herself in Atlanta’s supporting art community.

Website: http://janegarver.com

Title: Lines From a Conversation

Description:

Lines from a Conversation is an actual geological map of the area with a legend stating the materials of each layer of earth. The legend at the end of the composition represents a conversation transcribed on site during the painting process, each line corresponding to the same color code. This work relates to the rocks and dirt beneath our feet, as well as leaving space to memorialize a conversation, an ephemeral moment of human contact.

Year: 2013

Lines From a Conversation Mural Southeast Corridor north of Memorial, near the Reynoldstown Stage
Art_101813_052_Chris Martin_nextgenthumb Jason Smith

Name: Jason Smith

Artist Bio:

Jason Smith is an artist blacksmith living and working in Decatur, GA. Born and raised in South Carolina, Jason studied Fine Arts at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C. Since 2000, Jason has made his living as an ornamental metal worker, establishing his own studio, Smithworks Iron & Design, in 2006. His work is influenced by Martin Puryear, Tony Craig, and Richard Deacon.

Website: http://www.smithworksiron.com

Title: Voyeur

Description:

Voyeur is stylistically influenced by the works of Deborah Butterfield and Antony Gormley among others. This piece is part of a larger concept to engage the public with figurative representation which upon closer examination engages viewers in a dialogue about abstraction and material.

Year: 2013

Voyeur Sculpture South end of Eastside Trail at Irwin Street
IMG_0531_nextgenthumb JD Koth

Name: JD Koth

Artist Bio:

The work of JD Koth explores different interactions between humanity and nature. Koth utilizes installations as well as sculptural objects to address issues ranging from growth and decay to how we perceive reality according to one’s scale.  Whatever medium he wields is stretched beyond its common use, emphasizing the unique elements of the material and its possibilities.

Website: http://www.JDKoth.com

Title: Rakshasa

Description:

While dreaming, the artist entered a futuristic, ancient temple. He followed the sounds of distant singing to discover a choir of strange looking creatures with many mouths and eyes. Each of their mouths emitted a different pitch, and together they made the  most complex, layered tones he had ever heard. The intensity of their singing increased and seemed to cause geometric shapes to emanate and morph out of their foreheads.

Year: 2013

Rakshasa Sculpture Eastside Corridor at the northeast corner of Piedmont Park
image003_thumb Jessi Queen

Name: Jessi Queen

Artist Bio:

Jessi Queen is a graduate of Savannah College of Art and Design. She has a passion for art, and fine art influences her choices. She enjoys sharing her ideas through pens and brushes and capturing fleeting moments to make them last. Jessi has recently transferred her talents into multi-media and is now creating art electronically.

Website: http://missjessiqueen.carbonmade.com

Title: Imagining Ephemeral

Description:

Imagining Ephemeral is a sidewalk chalk piece that displays the effects of weathering over time. Nature affects all things, natural and manmade. The sidewalk chalk medium itself depends on the stability of the world around it to last. The visual representaton is temporary and the artist will come back on certain dates to redraw it. Each time, the work will be drawn a little differently and will evolve as nature itself does due to weather and time. If viewed from certain points along the Atlanta BeltLine path the work looks three-dimensional.

Year: 2013

Imagining Ephemeral Mural/Sculpture Eastside Trail at Angier Spring Rd
Art_92713_017_Chris Martin_nextgenthumb Joshua Sheridan and Callie Durham

Name: Joshua Sheridan and Callie Durham

Artist Bio:

Joshua Sheridan is an Atlanta-based painter and illustrator working primarily in watercolor and ink. His work has been shown in several Atlanta galleries, including the Granite Room, Kibbee Gallery, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, and Agnes Scott’s Dalton Gallery. He is currently working towards completing a series of work for his first solo show. Callie Durham graduated from Georgia State University with a BFA in drawing and painting. She works in water-based media on plastic surfaces, such as mylar and duralar. Her work uses animals as human surrogates to explore life’s difficult experiences. Currently working as an assistant to Jiha Moon, Callie looks forward to displaying her work at MOCA GA as part of the Working Artist assistant program.

Website: http://www.joshuasheridan.com

Title: Facing Your Fear

Description:

Facing Your Fear is a continuous narrative full of vivid colors. The mural represents the act of facing your fears.

Year: 2013

Facing Your Fear Mural Southeast Corridor, between Memorial Drive and Fulton Terrace
IMG_0461_web_thumb Juliann Tompkins “@Tangranimals”

Name: Juliann Tompkins “@Tangranimals”

Artist Bio:

Website:

Title: Tangranimals

Description:

A puzzle of animals on parade, these two vibrantly colored large wooden pieces welcome visitors to the walking/bikingpath, adding some fun to the silhouette of the Atlanta skyline from the Atlanta BeltLine.

Year: 2013

Tangranimals Sculpture Southwest Corridor near Langhorn St
elephant whale instagram_thumb Justine Rubin and Robin Finch

Name: Justine Rubin and Robin Finch

Artist Bio:

Justine Rubin and Robin Finch are partners, collaborators and husband and wife. Justine grew up in the Boston area and graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art. She paints, creates installations, and loves to work with found materials. Robin tinkers with wood and is an award-winning video editor.

Website: http://fulanko.com

Title: Elephant and Whale

Description:

Elephant and Whale reflects the spirit of the Atlanta BeltLine and Atlanta: rebuilding and reinventing. And moving… The artists chose the whale and the elephant for their simple forms and also for their constant movement as animals. The artists imagine people on the beltline moving with these creatures as they also imagine the surrounding vegetation creeping into the creatures.

Year: 2013

Elephant and Whale Sculpture Southwest Corridor near Muse St, south of Lucile Ave
Art_101813_017_Chris Martin_nextgenthumb Kenneth Lock Bridger

Name: Kenneth Lock Bridger

Artist Bio:

Kenneth Bridger is a native from Albany, Georgia who lived in Italy for over 23 years. Kenneth’s creative roots are based in design, branding and visual communication, however his passion is creating art. He has won international awards for his designs and creations. Outside the world of branding solutions, Kenneth is a multifaceted artist. He sculpts working with different materials and loves to experiment with different media. Kenneth’s artistic inspiration is evoked by his encounters with indigenous cultures.

Website: http://https://www.facebook.com/NoMadic.Creations.kennethbridger

Title: SkyFish

Description:

SkyFish is comprised of kinetically mounted fish move as one compact school of fish pointing in the same direction depending on the wind. Seen from below the fish will swim in the blue sky as if they were as a unified school in the ocean. The collective unconscious meaning of the SkyFish is our personal journey on earth as an individual and as a unified group.

Year: 2013

SkyFish Sculpture Eastside Trail at Piedmont Park, near Evelyn St
beltline 3_thumb King Pig

Name: King Pig

Artist Bio:

King Pig, the artist, is a native of the Northern Midwest. Spending his freshman and sophomore years of undergraduate at the University of Maryland, Munich, Germany, taught Daniel an appreciation of art and inspired the will to create it. Upon returning to the United States, he attended the University of North Dakota and graduated with a B.A. in Communication. He has practiced the arts by working in advertising and print in Atlanta, Georgia. Dan is currently president and creative director of Mercenary Graphics.

Website: http://www.kingpig.net/

Title: Cheeseburgers and Unicycles

Description:

King Pig believes the theme of “Atlanta” is a concept that both locals and tourists can wrap their arms around and enjoy. The artist finds one of the themes of Altanta and the Atlanta BeltLine to be that of historic eating establishments, thus inspiring his work Cheeseburgers and Unicycles.

Year: 2013

Cheeseburgers and Unicycles Mural Eastside Trail between North Ave and Ponce de Leon Ave
a resting place - beltline - 20photo_nextgenthumb Kyle Brooks and Molly Rose Freeman

Name: Kyle Brooks and Molly Rose Freeman

Artist Bio:

Kyle Brooks attended Milligan College and East Tennessee University where he studied photography and graphic design. Painting has been his main art medium for a long time. In the past, he has focused mainly on acrylic on canvas and wood. He has lived in Atlanta most of his life, except for a short stay in Alaska and the mountains of eastern Tennessee. He communicates with the people of Atlanta through street art, finding old signs and materials, reusing them, and creating positive new art to go back on the street. He shares his bright colors and positive statements with all who will read them, and has a talent for making people smile with his creations. He is a veteran Art on the Atlanta BeltLine artist, as his work has been making Atlanta BeltLine visitors happy since 2011. Molly Rose Freeman uses geometric forms to investigate patterns that reappear on micro, macro, and human levels. Freehand drawing is at the heart of her process – she builds complex organic forms from basic linear connections and contort the shapes to mirror the natural processes of growth and change. She is also interested in the presence of geometric patterns in sacred spaces throughout history and culture, and how they can be used to create similar spaces of heightened consciousness within the urban landscape. She has painted large-scale public works in cities around the world, including work with: Living Walls, Art Basel Miami Beach, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Emory University, and the Asheville Mural Project, among others.

Website: http://www.blackcattips.com

Title: A Resting Place

Description:

A Resting Place is an exciting exploration of how two artists with very different aesthetics can interpret and express the pulse of life in Atlanta, and how that can interact with the natural landscape. The artists took cues from the natural landscape of the trails—the foliage, the contours of the hills, the sky overhead—as well as the rhythm and character of the people that walk and bike the Atlanta BeltLine every day, to create this piece.

Year: 2013

A Resting Place Mural On the corridor in southwest Atlanta near Napoleon Drive
023_nextgenthumb Lionel Daniels

Name: Lionel Daniels

Artist Bio:

Lionel Daniels is painter and performer from Decatur, GA. He graduated from Morehouse College Phi Beta Kappa Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Studio Art in 2011. Lionel uses finger-painting in his performances as well as in his photo expressionist paintings. In his performance work, Lionel paints, dances to music, acts, and interacts with the audience. Lionel has performed at numerous events in the Atlanta University Center, many schools and churches in metro Atlanta, Alabama and Louisiana, and several festivals including the National Black Arts Festival (2012) and Sweet Auburn Fest (2012). He recently exhibited work at the Roswell Cultural Art Center and was recognized by the state of Georgia Legislature in Resolution 772.

 

Website: http://www.lioneld.com

Title: The Rail Line Photo Album

Description:

The Rail Line Photo Album is a piece using sepia photographs of various areas of the rail line dating back from 1905 to 1965. Lionel will paint the images from these photographs, live and in color. The photographs will show the historic rail lines, buildings, landscapes, and people, and will come from members of the communities through which the Beltline passes. The intention of his performance is to inspire others to focus on their gifts, talents, and dreams. Using sepia photographs in his photo expressionist paintings, he focuses on people, color, and expressing the ambiance of the photo while still creating a mood of remembrance and tribute.

 

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September 21

September 22

September 28

September 29

October 12

 

Year: 2013

The Rail Line Photo Album Performance Art Various locations
IMG_1922_nextgenthumb Mass Transit Muse

Name: Mass Transit Muse

Artist Bio:

Visit the artist’s website for full bio.

Website: http://www.momolina.com

Title: Mass Transit Muse

Description:

Mass Transit Muse (MTM) is a genre-blending performance based in drama, movement, storytelling, spoken word poetry, song, and visual art co-produced by 7 Stages community theater and 5D Stories. The story occurs on a city transit ride and follows several riders through their initial isolation, unfolding interactions with each other, and ultimate formation of connections as an analogy for a world in transit from disconnection to community.

 

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September 8

September 22

October 12

Year: 2013

Mass Transit Muse Performance Art Various locations
flickr_IMG_3227_thumb Mausiki Scales and the Common Ground Collective

Name: Mausiki Scales and the Common Ground Collective

Artist Bio:

The Common Ground Collective is a 15 piece Afrobeat-Soul Orchestra that explores musical styles from West Africa, including Afrobeat and Funk. Common Ground seeks to explore the musical thread that links the music of the African World, including the African Diaspora. Common Ground’s Musical Director is Mausiki Scales, who also serves as keyboardist for the group. Common Ground is based in Atlanta, Georgia and recently performed in Ghana West, Africa. Scales is an adjunct instructor in the African American Studies Department at Georgia State University and has taught history and African World Studies for more than 15 years in Atlanta area colleges and universities including Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University, Morris Brown College and Georgia Perimeter College. He a multitude of interests which include Nile Valley Civilizations, West African history & culture, the Jim Crow era, and studying various musical genres, including Afrobeat, Blues and Jazz.

Website: http://https://www.facebook.com/pages/Common-Ground-Collective/148358245183015

Title: No Tables, No Chairs

Description:

Mausiki Scales and Common Ground will welcome the Atlanta community to join a ¼ mile procession, beginning at Ralph McGill Blvd. NE on the Eastside Trail and heading south to the Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park. Once at the performance area, the band will take the audience through an interactive musical journey that will “transform” the park into a World Music platform; exploring the intersections of West African musical expressions, Blues, Classic Soul and Caribbean “riddims”.

 

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September 29

Year: 2013

No Tables, No Chairs Performance Art Historic Fourth Ward Park Outdoor Theater
Gnomon III Progeny_Chris Martin_thumb Mike Jensen

Name: Mike Jensen

Artist Bio:

A native of Huntsville, Alabama, Mike Jensen has lived in Atlanta since 1984. He received his BFA degree from the Atlanta College of Art in 1987 and has since had the privilege of working for a variety of galleries, museums and artists. Jensen’s fine-art photographs have been exhibited many times, but he has become more interested in creating public works of art, particularly sculpture.

Website:

Title: Gnomon III, Progeny

Description:

Gnomon III, Progeny is a pair of sculptures designed to explore light and shadow pattern generation. They are based on a series of photographs that turn building facades into geometric patterns. The artist has been working with the photo series for twelve years, and the photos, as well as the sculptures, reflect his interest in Euclidian geometry, fractals, and the ways natural light is constantly changing.

Year: 2013

Gnomon III, Progeny Sculpture In the corridor near White Street across from Gordon White Park
Art_101813_013_Chris Martin_thumb Mike Wsol

Name: Mike Wsol

Artist Bio:

Mike Wsol is a multimedia artist who explores how architectural forms and cultural and political forces affect peoples’ lives and ability to function in developed societies. His current projects take the form of interactive sculpture, computer-generated models, photographs, drawings and renderings. Wsol earned a Masters in Architecture degree from the University of Georgia, a MA in Sculpture and a BA in Sculpture from Eastern Illinois University. He now teaches three-dimensional Studies at Georgia State University.

Website: http://mikewsol.com

Title: Lost Horizon

Description:

Lost Horizon is a sculpture designed to accentuate the elements of earth and sky. The funnel shape acts like blinders limiting the view of the world outside this structure.

 

“I am alone, I can only hear the wind above, 

I only see perfect green grass and sky, 

nothing else.”

Year: 2013

Lost Horizon Sculpture Eastside, northeast corner of Piedmont Park
Forest_Chris Martin_thumb Misao Cates

Name: Misao Cates

Artist Bio:

Misao Cates is a costume designer. She enjoys working in collaboration with actors, audiences, other artists, and the general public. She believes firmly in the importance of art in daily life, that art is everywhere, for everyone, and in everyone. This belief inspires her to create interative projects that give opportunities for others to participate and express, and ultimately fulfill her vision. Her work has been featured in Art on the Atlanta BeltLine in 2011 and 2012.

Website:

Title: Forest of My Three Words

Description:

Misao Cates’s interactive installation is a display of expression and stories told through three-word inscriptions. Atlanta BeltLine visitors are challenged to express themselves mindfully in just three words onto a ribbon, and invited to tie their words to a post in the “grove” that will, in time, become Forest of My Three Words.

Year: 2013

Forest of My Three Words Sculpture Southeast Corridor just north of Kirkwood Ave
flickr_IMG_1319_thumb N.E.M. Art Collective

Name: N.E.M. Art Collective

Artist Bio:

Kris Pilcher lives and works in Atlanta. Recent exhibitions include 75 Blue Doors, Seethrough, and The Imaginary Million, among many others. Jon Wierenga’s theater experience includes The Drowsy Chaperone, Unnecessary Monsters, and Terror on the Trail, among many others. Jon has on-camera experience as the lead role in Complex, Neon Lights, and Love Muffin. He has also assisted in directing, writing, and producing several productions. Joel King has professional theater experience in King Lear, All’s Well That Ends Well, and Henry IV, Part 1, among many others. He has been involved in many performances at Michigan State University and William Carey University.

Website: http://www.Krispilcher.com

Title: Thunder Road

Description:

The tale of two travelers stranded on a desolate highway after an accident has disabled their vehicle. Sally tries to hang onto the hope that she will escape the highway she has landed beside. Frustrating her hopes considerably are the ramblings and repeated power naps of her concussed boyfriend, Tarry. When a third character enters the scene, the plot takes an interesting twist. A “wrecked vehicle” is part of the set design for “Thunder Road” and is an important plot element.

 

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September 8

October 13

Year: 2013

Thunder Road Theater Reynoldstown Stage north of Memorial Dr
Decay #4_Carver - Chris Martin_thumb Neil Carver

Name: Neil Carver

Artist Bio:

Neil has been in the welding industry since 1995, but his artistic career launched even earlier, when, at eight years old, he began to study classical painting. He took painting classes all through high school in West Palm Beach and came to Atlanta to go to art school for painting. After one week of painting classes sophomore year, Carver switched to sculpture. Soon after, he started working in a welding shop. Finally, he left school in 1997 to work in a series of metal fabrication shops and artists’ studios. Neil was featured in Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2012.

Website:

Title: Decay #4

Description:

Decay #4 is built from reclaimed railroad track and spikes and new steel rod and bar. The finish is raw and unpainted to highlight the beauty of the material in different stages of decay. The piece’s wheat motif harkens to the importance of the railroad for early American agrarian culture and to the invasive vegetation’s reclamation of the railroad’s substructure to nature.

Year: 2013

Decay #4 Sculpture Southeast Corridor at Memorial Dr
Ludic Jungle_Chris Martin_thumb Nick Kahler

Name: Nick Kahler

Artist Bio:

Nick Kahler is an associate architect practicing at Lord Aeck Sargent Architecture in Atlanta an an artist in his free time. He graduated from Georgia Tech in 2012 with a Masters in Architecture after finishing a Bachelors of History at Davidson College in North Carolina in 2009. He is an eclectic, fascinated with architecture, art, urban design, history, philosophy, astronomy, film, and a plethora of other disciplines.

Website:

Title: Ludic Jungle

Description:

Ludic Jungle is an architectural installation encompassing the idea of participatory sustainability and positing that by reclaiming and arraying one hundered detoxified railroad ties as a forest and allee of columns, we can both glorify Atlanta’s marginalized past and encourage and environment of play.

Year: 2013

Ludic Jungle Sculpture Southwest Corridor just south of Ralph David Abernathy Blvd
flickr_IMG_3472_thumb Onur Topal-Sümer

Name: Onur Topal-Sümer

Artist Bio:

Onur Topal-Sümer is from Istanbul , Türkiye. Onur has a B.F.A. in dance from Istanbul and a M.F.A. in dance & technology from UC, Irvine. She has performed, toured and staged her original works across Europe, USA & Asia. She created original collaborative choreographic works and video installation for Flux 2010 and 2011. In September 2012 she was the recipient of Gabriela Tudor Fellowship in Romania for Dance Managers. Onur is the “Dans Kamera Istanbul” Festival director & curator and in addition to that she teaches dance, pilates, dance for camera and more. As an active curator she has recently curated dance film screenings at Emory University and University of Georgia, Athens.

Website: http://www.onurtopalsumer.weebly.com

Title: Tail Mail

Description:

Tail Mail is a 30-minute long contemporary dance performance inspired by nature in all contexts of human, earth and animals. This performance explores the internal and external relationship of bodies with the nature; such as the elements of earth, soil, wind and in contrast to these, inorganic plastic and other materials that are left by humans in nature. Inspired by Piper the cat, the performance will raise awareness of the creatures we share life with in and around the BeltLine.

 

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September 29

October 12

Year: 2013

Tail Mail Performance Art Historic Fourth Ward Park and Gordon White Park
IMG_3724_thumb Past Prime Players

Name: Past Prime Players

Artist Bio:

Past Prime Players, Inc. is a Senior performing arts organization comprised of seniors 50 plus years. PPP, Inc. has been capturing the attention of audiences of all age, bringing plays to stage that everyone can enjoy. Formed in 2010, PPP embraces the complexity of bringing lost plays of the Harlem Renaissance back to life through vignettes mastered and viewed for the first time by many at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts Center in Decatur, Georgia. 2012 also afforded PPP the opportunities to perform at the Harrahs in New Orleans, The 14th Street Playhouse in Atlanta, and at the 2012 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition.

Website: http://https://www.facebook.com/pages/Past-Prime-Players-Inc/197955170298607

Title: Past Prime Players

Description:

Past Prime Players provides theatrical entertainment to audiences of all backgrounds through the storytelling of African Folktales using staged comedy, drama, improvisation, and music. African Folktales have been passed down through many generations. Originally, these stories were told to teach life lessons in a fun, entertaining way. Past Prime Players, brings that same laughter, enjoyment and community involvement to their performances. Their versatile repertoire including comedy, mystery, drama, musicals, and storytelling leaves the audiences asking for more.

Year: 2013

Past Prime Players Theater Gordon White Park and Historic Fourth Ward Park
Music of Life_Chris Martin_thumb Patreece Lewis

Name: Patreece Lewis

Artist Bio:

Patreece Lewis is a native of Daphne, Alabama. She received her Bachelor’s in Art and Psychology from the University of Montevallo. After completing her degree, she relocated to Texas to teach literature, physical education, and art at the Selwyn School. From 2005-2008, she worked as a coordinator and art therapist for abused and neglected children at the Nelson Center. She now focuses on her life as a mother, wife and freelance artist. Her work is shown at Marlee’s, Kat’s Cafe and Creekstone Gallery and adorns the wall of the Rag-o-Rama building in Little Five Points.

Website: http://plewiscolllection.com

Title: The Music of Life

Description:

The city of Atlanta is a beautifully tapestry of different cultures and ethnicities. However, no matter the skin’s hue, we can all agree that MUSIC is the perfectly placed stitch that holds us all together! It is the one thing all races and nationalities have contributed to and all appreciate. Year after year the city is bombarded with music lovers yearning to take in a show, performance, festival, or concert. Thus, The Music of Life was created to honor Atlanta’s love of music.

Year: 2013

The Music of Life Mural Southwest Corridor at Allene Ave and Catherine St
IMG_2415_thumb Pete Peterson

Name: Pete Peterson

Artist Bio:

Since 1997, Pete Peterson and “The Blues in the House Band” have performed in Atlanta for weddings, reunions, birthday and anniversary parties, night clubs and lounges, and many other venues. As a vocalist with over 30 years of experience, I am a former vocalist for the James Brown Band and I opened for famous personalities such as Mr. Bobby Blue Bland, “Little Milton,” and others.

Website:

Title: Blues in the House

Description:

A live music performance of rhythm and blues, old school “50’s-70”s, pop and jazz. Featuring vocals, saxophones, drums, keyboards, bass and guitar, and other instruments.

 

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September 22

October 12

Year: 2013

Blues in the House Music Southwest Corridor at Allene Ave and Gordon White Park
Art_92713_073_Chris Martin_thumb Robin Morris and H.E.R. People

Name: Robin Morris and H.E.R. People

Artist Bio:

Robin Morris is an art teacher in Dekalb County and has led many community art projects in this role. She has also accepted commissions for site-specific work including a children’s hospital in Fishkill, NY, and murals in private residences. Carrie Moore is an art teacher at Connections Academy’s Georgia Campus and was commissioned to create the mural for Wynnealu Baptist Church in Terry, MS. She has also created various private murals. Jessie Petri is a Marketing Communications Specialist for Dekalb County and a freelance graphic designer. She has experience with Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, assisting in performances for previous exhibitions, painting scenery and signage as well as creating promotional videos. Zach Griggs is a Design Engineer at Aeroquest and assisted in painting scenery and signage for prior Art on the Atlanta BetlLine performances. Cameron Troxel is a Staff Engineer at GeoSystems and has experience with website design as well as a good understanding of civil engineering material. Cameron also has experience with logistics of field work. Michelle Mazza is a 4th grade teacher at Ivy Prep Academy. She recently helped to managed the design and build of a new playground located at her Kirkwood school.

Website: http://www.robinmorrisart.com

Title: Return to Nature

Description:

Return to Nature highlights the transformation of the old rail line to the Beltline. It depicts an abandoned steam engine transformed, as grasses and flowers inhibit the train and decorations overcome the metal structure.

Year: 2013

Return to Nature Mural Eastside Trail at North Ave
Art on the BeltLinephotos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Santiago Menendez-Gil

Name: Santiago Menendez-Gil

Artist Bio:

Santiago Menendez Gil was born in Mexico City, Mexico and lives and works in Atlanta. He received his BFA in Drawing and Painting in 2010 from Georgia State University and has participated in numerous group shows as well as public art displays. Menendez works at Stratosphere Skateboards and lives in the Old Fourth Ward, keeping him very in touch with activity along the Atlanta BeltLine.

Website:

Title: You Won't Step On Me!

Description:

You Won’t Step on Me! is a mural designed to inspire a feeling of self-power. There are huge corporations, governing bodies, bosses, bullies and an assortment of pressures coming at you every day and very few people stop and say they’ve had enough. When the foot in the mural comes down, it will step on the nail and trip because of the attached rope. Santiago Menendez-Gil has the hope that because of this mural, somebody might stand up for something they believe in and make a change.

Year: 2013

You Won't Step On Me! Mural On the corridor in southwest Atlanta, next to Gordon White Park, just south of the Ralph David Abernathy bridge
363_thumb Santiago Páramo

Name: Santiago Páramo

Artist Bio:

Santiago Páramo is an art driven individual with a special interest in music composition and performance art pieces. He has lived in Atlanta for 5 years, and in that time has worked with other artists to create a wide range of art expressions such as: sound installations, dance performances, sculptures, paintings, live music, and many other art forms. His history includes an integral role in a music ensemble in Bogotá, Colombia (TEKEYÉ) which performed music using ordinary found objects as instruments. He has worked as a professional DJ for over 10 years, and has also composed various original music pieces for web based TV shows, art organizations, video presentations, and for the public in the form of music albums.

Website: http://santiagoparamo.bandcamp.com

Title: Urban Rhythms

Description:

Urban rhythms is a series of free music workshops that will be held in the city of Atlanta every. Participants ages 9 and up will learn to make music with everyday found objects such as cans, brooms, basketballs, buckets, a box of matches, or a plunger. Participants will learn about rhythm notation, music dynamics, and the art of playing in an ensemble. The rehearsals will culminate in two performances for 2013 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine.

 

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September 28

October 12

Year: 2013

Urban Rhythms Performance Art Historic Fourth Ward Park and Gordon White Park
Art_101813_021_Chris Martin_thumb Spencer Murrill

Name: Spencer Murrill

Artist Bio:

Visit the artist’s website for full bio.

Website: http://spencer-murrill.squarespace.com/

Title: Spatial Tension Mural

Description:

The intention of Spatial Tension Mural is to move and progress as users of the Atlanta BeltLine move alongside it. The mural was designed to appeal to children and adults and seeks to welcome and excite people exploring the Atlanta BeltLine.

Year: 2013

Spatial Tension Mural Mural Eastside, just north of 10th St and Monroe Dr
Wormhole_Chris Martin_thumb Susan Kang and Whitney Ashley

Name: Susan Kang and Whitney Ashley

Artist Bio:

Susan Kang holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Southern Polytechnic State University. She currently works as an Intern Architect at Precision Commercial Architects, Inc. She was the recipient of the Bauhaus Dessau Design Studio Best in Class award and a SPSU scholarship recipient, both in 2011. Whitney Ashley holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Southern Polytechnic State University. She works as a Project Manager for Gary B. Coursey and Associates Architects. She has won several awards for her thesis, “Phenomenology of Space,” including the Arch-Prix International Competition, and the Faculty Choice Award.

Website:

Title: Worm Hole

Description:

Wormhole is a portal-like experience that draws one to and through the space along the Atlanta BeltLine. This organic form creates a continuous transitioning of expansion and contraction as one walks through the structure.

Year: 2013

Worm Hole Sculpture Southeast Corridor, just south of Wylie St
flickr_IMG_2543_thumb Taranji Alvarado

Name: Taranji Alvarado

Artist Bio:

Taranji, a Newark, New Jersey native, started her visual artistic journey in the Baker High School Art program taught by artist in residence and film maker George Folke in Columbus, Georgia. Having a passion for drawing and painting she continued her studies in art classes, starting her own collection of work while working with artist and celebrity photographer Greg Mann. She also started her musical career in the mid-90’s with a rock band called Voodoo Einstein in Atlanta. Taranji continues to perform in different venues, festivals, and events state side and abroad. She performed her project A Community… A Sound Creation for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine in 2011 and 2012.

Website: http://soundcloud.com/taranji

Title: Community... A Sound Creation

Description:

Community… A Sound Creation is a performance that engages the audience, encouraging the creation of music using household items. The purpose of the performance is to show the beauty of simple sound creation, the importance of the individual role and voice in the community, how enjoyable it is to create with your neighbors and community using your innate abilities and items already in your surroundings.

 

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September 21

September 28

Year: 2013

Community... A Sound Creation Performance Art Gordon White Park and Historic Fourth Ward Park
Ry-Cage_Siebert - Chris Martin_thumb Tarver Siebert

Name: Tarver Siebert

Artist Bio:

Tarver Siebert is the owner and president of MT Studio Architecture, P.C., a firm focusing on preservation and adaptive reuse. He has a Master of Architecture from Tulane University. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Interior Design Studio at Georgia State University.

Website:

Title: Ry-cage

Description:

This is a place to see. It is a garden whose proportions and form are inspired by Ryoanji, a Japanese Rock Garden. The rocks are “islands” in an “ocean” of gravel.

Year: 2013

Ry-cage Sculpture Eastside Trail between Freedom Pkwy and Ralph McGill Blvd
From Stardust to Us_Chris Martin_thumb Terri Dilling

Name: Terri Dilling

Artist Bio:

Terri Dilling works with a variety of media and collaborative projects. In 2011-12, she received a grant from the NSF/NASA Center for Chemical Evolution to create artwork in response to their research, culminating in an exhibit at Spruill Gallery. Terri participated in two Art on the Atlanta BeltLine installations in 2010. She has also created temporary outdoor installations on Freedom Parkway and at the Hambidge Center in North Georgia. Terri has a BA from Indiana University and a BFA in Drawing, Painting & Printmaking from Georgia State University. She currently serves as president of Atlanta Printmakers Studio, a nonprofit dedicated to the art of printmaking. Terri has received numerous grants and awards, and is represented by Mason Murer Fine Art.

Website: http://www.terridilling.com

Title: From Stardust to Us

Description:

This shooting star sculpture is a creative timeline that explores how life developed over time, from stardust to us. Working with scientists at the Center for Chemical Evolution, and youth from the East Atlanta Kids Club, artist Terri Dilling has assembled images to represent how molecular interactions could eventually lead to diversity of life on earth. (This project is supported in part by the NSF/NASA Center for Chemical Evolution.)

Year: 2013

From Stardust to Us Sculpture Eastside Trail at Angier Springs
One Woman Rising-thumb The Chelko Foundation with Phil Proctor

Name: The Chelko Foundation with Phil Proctor

Artist Bio:

The Chelko Foundation’s mission to empower women by ending gender bias and violence against women and girls is driven by people just like you that strive to make a difference in the world. Working through a combination of Art, Education and Partnership, The Chelko foundation envisions a world where all women are free. Inspired by the example set by its founder, Paul Chelko, Foundation volunteers have conributed countless hours to organizations like: V-Day, One Billion Rising, Jaden’s Ladder, Moving in The Spirit, Chayil, HERO and the Human Rights Campaign. For many years Phil Proctor has been executing sculpture that embodies the concepts of energy and physical space.  He often creates sculptures using found objects and recycled materials and believes the characteristics of those objects have a strong voice in the composition and expression of the piece. Proctor holds a BFA from the University of Southern Mississippi and an MFA from East Carolina University and has been a working artist in his Atlanta studio for the past ten years.  Proctor has permanent sculpture installations throughout the southeast as well as in other countries across Western Europe.

Website: http://www.thechelkofoundation.org

Title: One Woman Rising

Description:

Commissioned By: The Chelko Foundation Sculptor: Phil Proctor and Geo4Design Painters: Scott Fray, Madelyn Greco, Stephanie Anderson One Woman Rising project was influenced by the “One Billion Rising” global day of action and is intended to serve as a lasting monument to women and girls affected by violence. The statue depicts the grace of the feminine form rising in dance and is surrounded with a metal railing where viewers may use ribbons and markers (provided) to share their reasons for rising and other stories of empowerment and survival.

Year: 2013

One Woman Rising Sculpture Eastside Trail near 10th St and Monroe Dr
Art_101813_024_Chris Martin_thumb The Knitterati

Name: The Knitterati

Artist Bio:

The Knitterati is a fluid group of Atlantans who use knitting and crocheting as a delightful excuse to get together, catch up and enjoy food, drink and each other’s company. Knitterati participated in the 2011 and 2012 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibitions.

Website: http://www.theknitterati.com

Title: Close Knit

Description:

Close Knit is comprised of  22 objects with knitted and crocheted coverings that pay tribute to the historic 22-mile railroad corridor that circles downtown Atlanta and links the intown neighborhoods. The Knitterati’s theme is “wheels and being on the go.” Covered objects include: bicycles, a vaccum cleaner and a pram. The installations are functional without being disruptive, fitting into the existing urban/environmental landscape and bringing a stronger aesthetic appeal to the site.

Year: 2013

Close Knit Sculpture Eastside Trail, between Ponce de Leon Ave and Greenwood Ave
IMG_3885_thumb Toni Marie Young

Name: Toni Marie Young

Artist Bio:

Toni Young has taught and performed African dance for 41 years for many public, private, civic, social and educational organizations throughout Georgia, Ohio, Alabama, and Mississippi, Indiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Delaware, and Tennessee. In addition to teaching dance classes and workshops, Ms. Young has also provided, lecture demonstrations, costume and accessory making workshops, full length group productions, and scenes/choreography for movies and videos.

Website:

Title: Class on the Grass

Description:

Class on the Grass, a family-friendly outdoor African dance class, provides participants and audiences of all backgrounds and ages an opportunity to actively experience an African dancing, singing, and drumming.

 

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September 21

September 28

Year: 2013

Class on the Grass Dance Gordon White Park and Historic Fourth Ward Park
Art on the BeltLinephotos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Trek Matthews

Name: Trek Matthews

Artist Bio:

Trek Matthews is an illustrator, muralist, and pizza advocate. Since volunteering with and participating in Living Walls, Trek has been featured in several international web publications, such as Vandalog, Huffington Post, and Complex Magazine. In addition to printing large scale works, he illustrates a loose narrative format for personal exploration and freelancing. He was raised in Milwaukee and currently resides in Atlanta.

Website: http://trekmatthews.com

Title: Between Friends // Threads of Construct & Deconstruct

Description:

This work takes cues from classic Japanese printmaking and Russian Constructivism, contrasting the archetypal and the contemporary. The archaic ideal and mythos shines through, and is continually replaced by a new skin; a new perception.

Year: 2013

Between Friends // Threads of Construct & Deconstruct Mural Southwest Corridor north of Ralph David Abernathy Blvd
IMG_2113_thumb Twinhead Theater and Thimblerig Circus

Name: Twinhead Theater and Thimblerig Circus

Artist Bio:

Twin Head Theater inspires and entertains the Atlanta community while leading a new generation of theatrical performance by developing and producing plays, films, and performance-based events. A collaborative process developed from improvisational theatre is used to write and build all of their original material. Thimblerig Circus is a comedic-sideshow trio has been performing all around the East Coast together of over ten years. From schools to county fairs, to corporate events and renaissance festivals, Thimblerig Circus amazes audiences with juggling, magic, and hilarious feats of death defiance.

Website: http://www.twinheadtheatre.org

Title: Professor Portobella's Traveling Hospital of Hope

Description:

A group of healers and dealers have traveled from far, far away to bring a magical elixir to the kind people of the Atlanta BeltLine. Using the power of song-and-dance, awe-inspiring circus arts, and timeless comedic rhythm, we will sway our clever audience plants to taste the elixir and prove to naysayers in the crowd that this is, in fact, the “real deal.” Once our audience plants are cured from their earthly ailments by our other-worldly elixir, our credibility will be known and all who are present will be converts of this powerful potion.

 

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September 22

September 29

October 13

Year: 2013

Professor Portobella's Traveling Hospital of Hope Performance Art Various locations
0008_thumb Wade Tilton + S. Bedford

Name: Wade Tilton + S. Bedford

Artist Bio:

Website:

Title: The Brutest Loser

Description:

The Brutest Loser will ask people to look at their surroundings and city differently. Playing on the fascination with reality shows, this performance piece will encourage new ideas, a sense of whimsy, and an engaged mind.

 

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September 29

Year: 2013

The Brutest Loser Performance Art Historic Fourth Ward Park Outdoor Theater
Woodie2_Chris Martin_thumb Whitney Ashley and Susan Kang

Name: Whitney Ashley and Susan Kang

Artist Bio:

Susan Kang holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Southern Polytechnic State University. She currently works as an Intern Architect at Precision Commercial Architects, Inc. She was the recipient of the Bauhaus Dessau Design Studio Best in Class award and a SPSU scholarship recipient, both in 2011. Whitney Ashley holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Southern Polytechnic State University. She works as a Project Manager for Gary B. Coursey and Associates Architects. She has won several awards for her thesis, “Phenomenology of Space,” including the Arch-Prix International Competition, and the Faculty Choice Award.

Website:

Title: Woodie

Description:

Woodie is a catalyst for Atlanta BeltLine participants to interact in the social acts associated with sitting, leaning and eating. These actions are facilitated through interweaving forms which create benches, tables, and counters. This wooden sructure will provide a defined space of interaction.

Year: 2013

Woodie Architecture Eastside Trail at North Avenue
Art_92713_049_Chris Martin_thumb William Massey

Name: William Massey

Artist Bio:

William Massey graduated with honors from Valdosta State University with a BFA in Art with emphasis in sculpture and painting. His interests included finding relationships and combining various media. After graduation, William traveled throughout Europe; interning, apprenticing and collaborating with artists in Italy, Spain and Germany. He has created large-scale, mixed-media portraits in gallery spaces as well as outdoor locations in sculpture parks. William completed a commission from Dreamwoods Sculpture Park in Tuscany in 2012, and is now working full-time at Janke Glass Studios in Old Fourth Ward. Special thanks to Matt Janke for the knowledge and scrap glass/ materials, Stein Steel for rusty stuff and the neighborhoods of Atlanta for throwing away some superb treasures.

Website: http://www.WilliamMasseyArt.com

Title: Object of Ma(tt)n

Description:

Object of Ma(tt)n challenges the notion that the materials, ideas, places and people within Life are disconnected. After gathering together discarded items from all areas of Atlanta, artist William Massey shows that our perspective is our portrait – separate or together, clutter or culture, divided or One. The portrait is of local glass artist, Matt Janke. Who, for nearly three decades in Atlanta, has poured himself into two things: glass… and everything else.

Year: 2013

Object of Ma(tt)n Sculpture Eastside Trail under Freedom Pkwy

2012

  Artist Title Discipline Location
Aaron Albrecht - Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2012 Aaron Albrecht and Frank Fralick

Name: Aaron Albrecht and Frank Fralick

Artist Bio:

With a degree in Architecture from Ball State University, Environmental Design Degree, and Honors Degree, Aaron Albrecht has several years of experience in design and art, using contrasting forms and methods to create a balance and synthesis of ideas.

Frank Fralick is a contractor and graduate of Vanderbilt University. He specializes in the cutting edge technology in the constitution industry and works closely with designers to understand their goals, using his expertise to execute the vision without compromise.

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Title: Premeditated Spontaneity

Description:

Premeditated Spontaneity is a concrete ribbon gateway and art installation that uses man-made elements to create organic additions to the environment. Capturing the fluidity and liquid form of concrete in a solid state, this sculpture serves as a multipurpose element of form and function. Like a piece of ribbon blowing in the wind, the enlarged version contrasts the lightweight, airy implication balancing itself with the weight and structural stoicism of concrete. A special coating on the concrete will be applied which cleans and removes pollutants from its surrounding, making the sculpture an active air purifier in addition to a piece of sculpture.

See how you can access the Atlanta BeltLine near Washington Park.

Year: 2012

Premeditated Spontaneity Sculpture North of Lena Street next to Washington Park in southwest Atlanta
Aaron Benoy - Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2012 Aaron Benoy

Name: Aaron Benoy

Artist Bio:

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Title: Pseudolampyridae

Description:

Pseudolampyridae is an assembly of tree-mounted construction barricade lights each retrofitted with 32 microprocessor-addressed LEDs emitting periodic patterns in the same wavelength of common lightning bugs. Every hour on the hour Pseudolampyridae provides a tightly-unified 5-minute display of arboreal curiosity high above the Beltline.

Year: 2012

Pseudolampyridae Sculpture On the Eastside Trail just south of Ponce de Leon Avenue
Adron, Mario Schambon, Colin Agnew - Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2012 Adron, Mario Schambon, and Colin Agnew

Name: Adron, Mario Schambon, and Colin Agnew

Artist Bio:

Project organizer Colin Agnew has been an in-demand percussionist and drummer in the rich music scene of Atlanta for seven years. His career has placed him in the same sonic space as a host of great artists on stage as well as in the studio.

 

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Title: Pyramids

Description:

A 10-foot pyramid on the Atlanta BeltLine serves as part of a large-scale music video for local musician and artist Adron’s song “Pyramids.” The collaborative design of the sculpture by Adron and New York-based installation artist Mario Schambon incorporates various household items and reclaimed debris from segments of the Atlanta BeltLine that volunteers have collected.

Year: 2012

Pyramids Sculpture Next to the West End Trail on Muse Street
img_0657-flickr-300x300 Alex Rodriguez, DMD

Name: Alex Rodriguez, DMD

Artist Bio:

Dr. Alex Rodriguez has lived in the Reynoldstown neighborhood of Atlanta since 2006. As a practicing dentist, he has no formal art training, but as evidenced by his choice of profession, he does have an exceptional understanding of structural engineering and technical beauty, with the ability to create long-lasting works with his hands. Rodriguez began creating works from used bicycle parts around 15 years ago.

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Title: Whirling Wheels

Description:

A spinning collection of windmills made from bicycle parts, celebrating the ease of mobility and the freedom of movement the bicycle provides to people of all ages along the BeltLine.The design echoes the delicate and simple beauty of the bicycle as a machine and is meant to contrast the heavy industrial look and feel of the BeltLine’s railroad past.

Year: 2012

Whirling Wheels Sculpture At Greenwood Avenue where it deadends into the Eastside Trail
panorama1-300x300 Andre James

Name: Andre James

Artist Bio:

After graduating from the University of Buffalo with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Andre James went on to further his studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology where he received his Masters. An avid computer and technology enthusiast, using 3D modeling and scripting, James combines patterns, behaviors and ideas from nature and science to influence his designs.

Website: http://ajdesigned.com/

Title: The Banyan Pavilion

Description:

The Banyan Pavilion adapts the ideals of a banyan tree, with its aerial prop roots and large canopy, to create a pedestrian rest stop that stylizes the tree using timber construction. Designed to juxtapose the idea of Laugier’s Primitive Hut, the pavilion tries to retain the aesthetic connection and experience of sheltering under a tree as opposed to adapting the tree to resemble a shelter.

Year: 2012

The Banyan Pavilion Sculpture On the Eastside Trail just north of Ponce de Leon Avenue
Brady King - Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2012 Brady King

Name: Brady King

Artist Bio:

B. Brady King is a student at Spelman College in Atlanta. King created his concept with the help of a few students from his sculpture class and Atlanta BeltLine alumna Tae Earl Jackson.

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Title: Those Who Wander

Description:

In the piece, Those Who Wander, each house represents a different influence from relationships the artist has gained since living in Atlanta. The houses are represented in different conditions to commemorate the concept of the houses symbolizing beings, and they are arranged in assembly line form to highlight the different styles. This work is produced by B. Brady King accompanied by Celene Craig under the direction of Tae Earl Jackson.

See how you can access the Atlanta BeltLine from Westview Drive.

Year: 2012

Those Who Wander Sculpture On the railroad corridor just north of where the West End Trail passes under I-20
Sadler_004-012_72_web Brandon Sadler

Name: Brandon Sadler

Artist Bio:

A native of Atlanta, Brandon Sadler’s unique approach to illustration and calligraphy has garnered the attention of galleries and media alike culminating in an ever-growing body of work and a place in the contemporary collection of the High Museum. His solo and group exhibitions have brought him accolades as one of Atlanta’s most prolific artists. Sadler’s aesthetic interests have been informed by his involvement in the American graffiti and street art sub-cultures, which formed the beginnings of his artistic process. The influences of Japanese Ukiyo-e, calligraphy, and other Asian art forms have impacted his aesthetic interests and greatly influenced his unique artistic style. This artistic inquiry has led to the creation of a body of work exhibited in galleries and the public arena, that merges East and West fluidly. Often, the resulting imagery speaks to a universal human condition through a narrative style encrypted with symbolism, text, and decorative elements. By exploring broad themes relating to current societal conditions, he exposes man’s battle with himself, society, and nature. Sadler’s transformation of these cultures illustrates perfectly, the universality of art and its ability to activate the individual and the community.

Website: http://www.risingredlotus.com/

Title: How Are You?

Description:

Meaningful human relationships seem to be abandoned in favor of technological communication, pushing members of society further away from one another. Art is a healing mechanism for communities and our current economic crisis has made it imperative that we reconnect and work together for our very survival. This piece is meant to inspire unity and to be a journey of self-discovery for the public. Translation of the characters read as follows:

(long passage) ” In the water we find peace, we float together in the love of God.”

(graffiti style text) ” Atlanta Beltline 2012 ”

(graffiti style text after fish) ” How Are You? ”

(long passage) ” Let’s travel to new places and meet new faces filled with light. “

Year: 2012

How Are You? Mural On the Eastside Trail
Bryan Alcorn and Frank Fralick - Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2012 Bryan Alcorn and Frank Fralick

Name: Bryan Alcorn and Frank Fralick

Artist Bio:

Bryan Alcorn has a BS in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and recently completed a Master of Architecture from The University of Michigan. He moved back to Atlanta in late 2011, bringing four years of experience working in architecture firms in Atlanta and Michigan, as well as construction experience. He currently works with the Beck Group, further investigating the relationship between designing and making within the context of new digital technologies.

Frank Fralick is a contractor and graduate of Vanderbilt University. He specializes in the cutting edge technology in the constitution industry and works closely with designers to understand their goals, using his expertise to execute the vision without compromise.

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Title: Peripatete

Description:

Through the use of three perforated steel surfaces, Peripatete establishes a permeable field of experience. Along the Beltline, the wanderer or explorer is assumed as the baseline subject. The piece is activated by mobile, peripatetic vision. The perforated forms sit within, and offer multifarious glimpses to, the surrounding landscape. The forms and views contort as the subject moves through the piece. The laser-cut carbon steel, staked into the ground with railroad spikes, references the past life of the Beltline while projecting aspirations of its future.

Year: 2012

Peripatete Sculpture On the corridor in southwest Atlanta north of Ralph David Abernathy
img_0622-flickr-300x300 Carol Rankin

Name: Carol Rankin

Artist Bio:

Carol Rankin is an Atlanta native and has been creating art for almost fifty years. She began as a painter but for the last few decades has been adding cut paper and other materials to create collaged, two-dimensional works. Rankin received a BFA degree from the University of Georgia in 1980 and had exhibited her work in many galleries around Atlanta, Athens, and Rome, GA.

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Title: Amsterdam Skies, Rails to Rock, and Belly of the Beast

Description:

A freestanding, three-sided ceramic mural with handmade mosaic tiles of various shapes, sizes, colors and textures. Each triangular panel is its own unique piece of art that complements and blends in with the surrounding environment.

See how you can access the Atlanta BeltLine near Rankin’s work.

Year: 2012

Amsterdam Skies, Rails to Rock, and Belly of the Beast Sculpture South of Lewis Gulch - the section of blasted rock behind the Atlanta Botanical Garden, north of Piedmont Park
panorama1-300x300 Casey Lynch

Name: Casey Lynch

Artist Bio:

Casey Lynch is a practicing artist in Atlanta, where he is part-time faculty in the Sculpture Department at SCAD-Atlanta, and an art critic for the online magazine BURNAWAY.org. Lynch was born and raised in Columbus, GA where he earned his BS in Psychology at Columbus State University. He also has his BFA in Sculpture from the Atlanta College of Art and his MFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design.

Website: http://www.caseylynchart.com

Title: Earth Helix

Description:

Earth Helix is a time-based light sculpture and four-sided spiraling column, made of a steel frame with biodegradable seeded-paper skin. Standing twelve feet high, Earth Helix houses internal solar lights that illuminate at night. As the Fall weather causes the skin to deteriorate, more and more light will escape and the landscape is seeded with wildflowers. The materials aim to express a hopefulness in the life cycle through acknowledgement and celebration of the aging process (the deterioration of the surface), learning and enlightenment (solar lights), as well as the hopefulness found in the generation of new life (the seeds that may or may not grow).

Year: 2012

Earth Helix Sculpture On the Atlanta BeltLine at Wylie Street in Reynoldstown
img_0539-300x300 Cash Barnes

Name: Cash Barnes

Artist Bio:

Cash Barnes is an experienced fabricator and model maker of thirty years. He works in steel, aluminum, wood, acrylic, fiberglass, glass, fiber-optic and LED lighting. He currently had a studio located near the BeltLine on Memorial Drive.

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Title: Take Me to Your Leader

Description:

Take Me to Your Leader is a sculpture constructed of a steel subframe with aluminum cladding and an acrylic hemisphere “bubble” on top. The idea stems from a conversation from 1996 when the Olympics came to Atlanta. Barnes had given some old doors to a local artist that lived in Cabbagetown named Raymond (Panorama Ray) Herbert. He took the doors and painted folk art images of the Atlanta skyline with UFO’s in the sky. When Barnes asked him why, Herbert responded, “Cuz when the aliens come to Earth, they are not going to Moscow or Washington, they have coming right here to Atlanta to talk with Jimmy Carter.”

Year: 2012

Take Me to Your Leader Sculpture South of Ralph McGill on mound on westside of trail
TreeHugger Art on the Beltline 2012-1 Cathy Wise

Name: Cathy Wise

Artist Bio:

Cathy Wise studied Studio Art at Georgia State University and currently lives and works in Atlanta. Focusing mainly as a painter, print-maker and photo assistant almost immediately after graduating from GSU, she moved to San Francisco for four years.

Cathy collaborated with Patricio Vela on Tree-hugger.

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Title: Tree-hugger

Description:

Tree-hugger is an interactive light installation composed of a series of wires with hundreds of green LED’s, illuminating a large, mature red oak tree along the trail. Visitors can touch four sensors on the tree trunk to trigger a display of a slow, upward and outward “pulse.” All four sensors can only be triggered if the entire trunk is “hugged” by a single person or several participants acting together.

Year: 2012

Tree-hugger Sculpture Eastside Trail on "Three Tree Hill" just south of Angier Springs Road
img_0703-flickr-300x300 Cecilia Lueza

Name: Cecilia Lueza

Artist Bio:

Born in Argentina, Cecilia Lueza started studying fine arts at a very young age and she graduated from the Universidad Nacional de la Plata in the mid-1990’s. Throughout her career, she has intensely explored a wide range of artistic media, from traditional media like painting, drawing, and sculpture- in wood , metal, urethane, fiberglass, and ceramic- to much more recent resources, like digital art.

Website: http://www.lueza.com

Title: Froher Garten

Description:

Froher Garten is a colorful sculpture that functions as a bench for visitors. Made of inert materials such as steel, treated pine, and urethane, Froher Garten interacts with the public to engage the senses while creating a stark contrast against the green of the surrounding vegetation.

Year: 2012

Froher Garten Sculpture In Reynoldstown across from our performance stage, just north of Memorial Drive
img_0642-flickr-300x300 Chris Higgins

Name: Chris Higgins

Artist Bio:

William Higgins was born in Atlanta and lived and went to school in Decatur. He has been an artist all of his life, but became interested in architecture in 5th grade. He went on to study Architecture at Georgia tech and is now exploring the fringes of Architecture to gain a better knowledge of the discipline as a whole.

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Title: Spiraling Cairns

Description:

Three solar LED light posts whose posts’ form symbolizes twisted wrought iron – a commonly found occurrence in Atlanta. The goal of the light post is to be 100% recyclable besides electronic components and to be self-sufficient in terms of power consumption.

Year: 2012

Spiraling Cairns Sculpture On the east side of the intersection of Monroe Drive and 10th Street
Christ, Lord - TANZPLATZ Christ, Lord

Name: Christ, Lord

Artist Bio:

Henry Detweiler is a Atlanta-native visual and performance artist. He is currently finishing a BFA in Drawing Painting and Printmaking at Georgia State University. He has partnered with Dashboard Co-op and the Department of Teen Programs at The High Museum for exhibitions and performances respectively and is extensively involved in the arts community in  Atlanta. He has a background in childhood art education and currently works part-time at The Atlanta School in Inman Park with children aged 3 to 11. In addition to continuing to pursue exhibition opportunities for his artwork, Henry is currently a volunteer staff member at MINT Gallery and serves as the Events Editor for BURNAWAY.

Website: http://christlord.bandcamp.com/

Title: TANZPLATZ: a collaboration by Henry Detwiler and Christ, Lord

Description:

Kevin Bacon walks into a bar…Christ, Lord is bathed in the smokey cries of vaudeville, covered in the wizened breath of Eastern Europe, and stepped in the fluid movement of America’s music, North, South and apocalyptic. The six members (Adam Mincey, Billy Mitchell, Brandon Camarda, Christian Ballew, Ryan Gregory and Ryan Lamb) capture raw darkness, energy, and passion, delivering a potion half refined, half ramshackle.

View all of Christ, Lord’s 2012 performances:

Year: 2012

TANZPLATZ: a collaboration by Henry Detwiler and Christ, Lord Sculpture / Performance Venue / Community Space On the Eastside Trail just north of N. Highland Avenue
Christopher Bivins - Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2012 Christopher Bivins

Name: Christopher Bivins

Artist Bio:

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Title: What Emerges

Description:

Year: 2012

What Emerges On the Eastside Trail just south of N. Highland Avenue
Christopher T Martin - Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2012 Christopher Martin

Name: Christopher Martin

Artist Bio:

Website: http://www.christophertmartin.com

Title: Before the Trail

Description:

Before the Trail is composed of 10 photographs taken in 2008 and 2009 along the stretch of trail that has become known as the Eastside Trail. Images are approximately 24″x36″, mounted on boards and affixed to posts along the trail. The older photo is placed where the viewer can look past it and see the trail as it exists today.

Year: 2012

Before the Trail Sculpture Six locations along the Eastside Trail
img_4898-flickr-300x300 Crossover Movement Arts

Name: Crossover Movement Arts

Artist Bio:

Crossover Movement Arts is an evolving community of artists using movement, dance, visual arts, martial arts, text, and sound to create evocative performance art. We see performance as a both a laboratory and a compelling ritual experience shared between performer and audience.

Visit Crossover Movement’s website to read their artists’ bios.

Website: http://www.crossovermovementarts.com/

Title: Your Footsteps Bring Life: Traveling the Atlanta BeltLine

Description:

Your Footsteps Bring Life: Traveling the Atlanta BeltLine is a three-part production (Emergence, Flotilla, and Daedalus Revisited) that transports audiences to three sites along the BeltLine, where, like experimental anthropologists, they will encounter and walk amongst a mysterious band of shamanic engineers who circumnavigate the BeltLine in an endless cycle.

See the full roster of Crossover Movement Arts performances:

Year: 2012

Your Footsteps Bring Life: Traveling the Atlanta BeltLine Performance Art Three locations
img_0596-flickr-300x300 David Landis

Name: David Landis

Artist Bio:

Born in Shrewsbury, NJ, David Landis currently lives and works in Atlanta. Landis received his BBA and MFA from Georgia State University, and was an adjunct instructor at Georgia State University’s sculpture department. Landis’ work ranges from large-scale public commissions to smaller private works. He lives with his wife Marie, son David, and their dog Lola in Grant Park, and has recently bought and remodeled a building near Turner Field to be his studio.

Website: http://landissculpture.com

Title: Northern White

Description:

Northern White is influenced by the plight of the northern white rhino. There are only four left of breeding age in existence. The work on one side is of an over life size rhino head tilting off of a small pedestal. The backside of the head has been sheared off with a smooth polished finish, almost becoming an abstract cloud-like form. The sculpture is made of stainless steel.

Year: 2012

Northern White Sculpture Where the spur trails to Elizabeth Street and Freedom Park meet the Eastside Trail
Dojo Collective in Adair Park Dojo Collective

Name: Dojo Collective

Artist Bio:

The Dojo Collective is a group of Atlanta creatives who have combined their talents to promote innovation and sustainability in multiple disciplines. The collective consists of musicians, visual artists, designers, writers and visionaries. Part of their mission is to transform cultural landscapes by utilizing available resources to develop inspiring works.

See how to access the Atlanta BeltLine at this location in southwest Atlanta.

Website: http://thedojocollective.com/

Title: In The Land Of Wanderers

Description:

In The Land Of Wanderers is a space constructed to serve both as a visual installation and temporary performance space. Encompassing elements such as art, wind chimes, shade structure, and environmental works, the space provides a euphoric-like atmosphere where people can sit, rest, and explore the artwork and message. During the performances, the viewer is taken into another realm with high-vibration music and a surrounding that mentally enters them into another world.

Get full details on Dojo Collective’s two performances:

Year: 2012

In The Land Of Wanderers Performance Art Near the intersection of Allene Avenue and Catherine Street in southwest Atlanta
Earth Muse Art

Name: Earth Muse Art

Artist Bio:

Based in Peachtree City, Georgia, Earth Muse Art specializes in fine art mosaics by artist Stephanie Coulibaly. Earth Muse Art is inspired by nature and spirit and also creates expression through ceramics and jewelry.

Born in New York and reared in New Jersey and Florida, Stephanie has a BFA in Jewelry and Metalwork from Florida International University in Miami. She went on to receive a MFA in Museum Exhibition Planning and Design from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Coulibaly has focused on creating mosaics of varying size made from different materials because she enjoys the meticulous nature of the work.

Website: http://www.earthmuseart.com

Title: Commune

Description:

Commune provides a resting place to close one’s eyes and “be.” Adorned with glass and clay mosaics to capture the aesthetics of the natural surroundings, the components of the installation speak to the elements of fire, water, earth and air. Sun catchers (fire), wind chimes (air), mini bird-baths (water), and benches (earth) all interplay to create an environment that reveres the nature of the Atlanta BeltLine.

See how you can access the Atlanta BeltLine near Washington Park.

Year: 2012

Commune Sculpture Just north of Washington Park on the southwest hiking trail
Emily Christianson: In Between Emily Christianson

Name: Emily Christianson

Artist Bio:

Emily Christianson is a dancer and independent choreographer based in Atlanta. A dancer for most of her life, Emily has recently focused her efforts on creating original dance works and working collaboratively with arts organizations and artists of different mediums. She has a minor in dance choreography and performance from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. Emily was a memeber of Gathering Wild Dance Company and gloATL, and has danced with a variety of local choreographers.

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Title: In Between

Description:

In Between is a 30-minute dance performance piece utilizing the track rails to represent a crossroads where industry intersects with residential life. Through movement, local sounds and raw lighting, Christianson investigates the tensions that exist when the noisy industrial world collides with home life. Longtime collaborator Ganesh Giri Jaya creates a soundscape with recorded sounds from Stein Steel & Company combined with nature sounds.

View full performance details on Emily Christianson’s In Between

Year: 2012

In Between Dance Reynoldstown, just north of Kirkwood Avenue on the corridor
Experience Collective - Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2012 Experience Collective

Name: Experience Collective

Artist Bio:

Comprised of Toni Dammicci and Emily Brodowski, The Experience Collective focuses on creating large-scale public art and sculptural environments. The Collective’s aim is to create imaginative situations which envelope the viewer and stimulate a sense of discovery. As a team, they work cooperatively with a wide range of organizations and communities to create art that is accessible and relatable to everyone.

Website: http://www.experiencecollective.com

Title: A Wind Instrument

Description:

A Wind Instrument is a wind sculpture that consists of multiple clusters of domed pennies hanging from branches throughout the trees bordering the BeltLine trail. The penny is generally considered a nuisance, inconvenient, and even worthless. Through a repetitive process of altering this common material, original associations are lost. Multitudes of pennies are strung in patterns mimicking musical scores and creating a variety of notes. When hanging, the copper domes tap against each other and create a soft sound in response to the wind.

Year: 2012

A Wind Instrument Sculpture South of Fulton Terrace in Reynoldstown
Eyedrum and Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2012 Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery

Name: Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery

Artist Bio:

Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery is a 13-year-old incubator for art in all its forms. Established in 1998, Eyedrum is a non-profit organization developing an interdisciplinary approach to the arts by incorporating a wide range of contemporary art, music and new media in its gallery space.

Website: http://www.eyedrum.org/

Title: Eyedrum Presents Free Poetry on Demand

Description:

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Year: 2012

Eyedrum Presents Free Poetry on Demand Performance Art Gordon White Park and the Eastside Trail
Gateway Performance Productions - Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2012 Gateway Performance Productions

Name: Gateway Performance Productions

Artist Bio:

Gateway Performance Productions reaches diverse cultural groups and participates in all functions of Mask and Mime Theatre in order to further the cultural quality of Mask and Mime Theatre and, thereby, ensure its place as an integral part of the world of art. The company achieves its mission through touring and outreach performances, workshops, classes, residencies, and exhibits to community and educational venues and by maintaining The MASK Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
Visit their website to read more about the artists.

Website: http://www.masktheater.org/

Title: Year of the Dragon

Description:

The creation of this project was inspired by two powerful time periods – the Chinese Year of the Dragon and the annual late fall season celebrated world-wide by traditions in various countries. Gateway’s artists utilize the qualities and images of these periods to create a series of community art events and activities that focus on the transformational power of masks and the year 2012 coupled with the late fall season to align art and landscape with community gathering and celebration.

View full performance details for Gateway’s Year of the Dragon.

Year: 2012

Year of the Dragon Performance Art Historic Fourth Ward Park
img_0672-flickr-300x300 Geoffrey Bartlett

Name: Geoffrey Bartlett

Artist Bio:

Geoff Bartlett has embraced Atlanta’s thriving arts community since migrating from the southside suburbs a decade ago. As a company member of Twinhead Theatre, Geoff has taken to the stage & screen as a 1970s evangelical, a shirtless Hitler, and Gilbert Gottfried, among others. Now working for the Plaza Theatre and the Atlanta Film Festival, he hopes to help keep classic & local cinema alive in Atlanta. More recently, Geoff has delved into amateur  infographic design; this is his first solo public installation.

Website: http://itsfinallytimeyouknewsomething.wordpress.com

Title: Fifty Five Square Miles

Description:

Fifty-Five Square Miles is at its most basic a map of the Atlanta BeltLine and its surrounding neighborhoods. This particular map, however, is composed entirely of recycled, repurposed materials standing in for the city’s human elements: its landmarks, major roads, public rail, and universities; and a continuously growing moss medium in place of the city’s parks, forests, and tree-lined neighborhoods.

Year: 2012

Fifty Five Square Miles Sculpture In Reynoldstown on the Atlanta BeltLine just north of Kirkwood Avenue
Geoffrey Smith - Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2012 Geoffrey Smith

Name: Geoffrey Smith

Artist Bio:

Now 26, Geoffrey C. Smith was born in Aurora, CO and moved to the Atlanta area when he still a kid. He received his BA from KSU in 2010. While there he worked as a museum photographer, model, and artist assistant to Matt Haffner. He also was a founding member of the now disbanded Cheap Paper artist collective and had brief associations with the collective Dodekapus. Through these experiences he gained a working knowledge of most fine art mediums. His work consists of multi medium photographic installations and surrealist drawings/paintings. Recently he has be taking his work into the realm of street art in the form of charcoal wheat paste drawings.

Website: http://gcsmith.weebly.com

Title: Dr. Schubert's Arboretum

Description:

This project relates to some of my earlier wheat-paste drawings that I completed using a  fusion of plant and animal forms. As a developing urban park where natural and urban environments meld together, I think it is important for the artwork to reference some of the literal and abstract relationships people have with the natural world. The fantastical nature of the paintings refers to a time in history where humanity was more reliant on myth and legend than science and history. The strange forms of this project are produced in order to get people to remember the wonder that the untamed natural world can produce in the human heart and also warn against human tampering with natural systems and processes.

Year: 2012

Dr. Schubert's Arboretum Sculpture Near the West End Trail just south of I-20 and Westview Drive
img_0613-300x300 Gregor Turk and the Youth Art Connection

Name: Gregor Turk and the Youth Art Connection

Artist Bio:

Known for his public art installations, ceramic sculpture, photography, and mixed-media constructions, Gregor Turk often incorporates mapping imagery and cultural markings into his artwork. His response to his surroundings, whether in his hometown, Atlanta, or while traveling, serves as a major impetus for much of what he creates. Turk received his B.A. from Rhodes College and his M.F.A. from Boston University.

Website: http://www.gregorturk.com

Title: Civilizations

Description:

Gregor Turk has facilitated nearly two dozen participants through Youth Art Connection in the fabrication of miniature “ruins” within the recessed areas under numerous small rock overhangs and ledges of railroad cut for visitors to encounter new worlds as envisioned by teens. Before the clays eventually deteriorate in the elements, visitors are able to examine the curious nooks and crannies of the rock wall, scouting for traces of civilizations from long ago to the post-apocalyptic.

See how you can access the Atlanta BeltLine near Civilizations.

Year: 2012

Civilizations Sculpture Lewis Gulch - the section of blasted rock behind the Atlanta Botanical Garden, north of Piedmont Park
img_0643-300x300 Gyun Hur

Name: Gyun Hur

Artist Bio:

Gyun Hur has performed and exhibited in Atlanta, New York City, Chicago, Seattle, and China. Gyun completed New York City residency through Elizabeth’s Foundation for the Arts in 2009. She was selected as the Best Emerging Artist by Creative Loafing and received Emerging Alumna Award by Savannah College of Art and Design.

 

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Title: Spiritus Lenus

Description:

Originally executed at Wesleyan College’s artist work shop, Spiritus Lenus (smooth breathing) is comprised by several yarn walls and highlights the nature’s beauty and an importance of its sustainability. Spiritus Lenus is a term used to highlight the breath/pronunciation of a word. The installation hopes to do just that – create an aesthetic breath in the middle of the Atlanta BeltLine.

Year: 2012

Spiritus Lenus Sculpture On the Eastside Trail where Angier Springs deadends into the corridor
Hadley Breckenridge - Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2012 Hadley Breckenridge

Name: Hadley Breckenridge

Artist Bio:

Hadley Breckenridge is an artist with a Master of Fine Arts in Photography from Georgia State University. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Photojournalism from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2002. Hadley has worked with all formats of photography and her work has been featured in exhibitions throughout Atlanta and other cities.

Website: http://www.hadleybreck.com/

Title: The Highball Artist

Description:

The Highball Artist, railroad slang for an engineer known for running the train fast, is a minimalist mural with intense color on a large scale, covering the sides and inside of the Lucille Street bridge and tunnel. The title and design imply that the speed of the train has come out through the tunnel, spilling color down one side of the bridge and exploding out of the other. The Highball Artist is an experience about movement, perspective, scale, time, space and the simple elements of color.

Year: 2012

The Highball Artist Mural In southwest Atlanta under the Lucile Avenue bridge
Harry Zmijewski - Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2012 Harry Zmijewski

Name: Harry Zmijewski

Artist Bio:

Harry Zmijewski’s art making is a mandate of nature’s will. He aspires to infuse the viewer’s spirit with humor, happiness and hope. Zmijewski received his MFA in Sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan and his BFA in Sculpture from the University of Pennsylvania. He is currently a self-employed artist and part owner of HZ-DC Homes, LLC.

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Title: River Bend

Description:

This is Zmijewski’s second linked bench system for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, creating surface designs with both colors influenced by folk art tradition and inspiration from abstract automatic image making. Most of the images and forms have a connection to the natural world, Zmijewski’s primary source of information.

Year: 2012

River Bend Sculpture Just north of N. Highland Avenue on the Eastside Trail
Imaginary Menagerie performance on Oct. 13, 2012 Imaginary Menagerie Productions

Name: Imaginary Menagerie Productions

Artist Bio:

Started in 2010 between Julia Hill and Brandon Ross, Imaginary Menagerie Productions first took form within Atlanta’s Imperial Opa circus. Building puppets and animals for the circus, The Menagerie took audiences far beyond the average puppetry experience. Using innovative materials and creative engineering, The Menagerie strives to create living, breathing sculptures. As more creatures have been born, the company reaches out to the many talented artists, performers, musicians and puppet people Atlanta has to offer. The Imaginary Menagerie is where puppets and modern art, live together as one.

Website: http://brandonrossproductions.com/

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Description:

Imaginary Menagerie Productions presents “Kudzu” the Dragon – The BeltLine’s Guardian Spirit, an explosion of bright colors and dynamic action.The Chinese “year of the Dragon” is upon us, and you are invited to meet Atlanta’s new mythic creature of massive proportions as you spot its intense yellow and red eyes from afar. As the two puppeteers bring life as proxy riders, audiences of all ages will watch and interact with their city’s new chaperon.

See the full roster of Imaginary Menagerie’s appearances with Art on the Atlanta BeltLine:

Year: 2012

Performance Art Various locations
Jac Coffey - Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2012 Jac Coffey

Name: Jac Coffey

Artist Bio:

Now 22, Jac Coffey has been making art out of metal since he was 16. Coffey mainly uses discarded railroad parts to create free-standing sculptures, often of the human form. He has recently shown his artwork at a few galleries in the metro Atlanta area.

 

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Title: Railroad Workers

Description:

This artifact sculpture depicts three large human forms, each carrying tools and walking mid-stride in a single file line made from discarded railroad parts from the BeltLine itself.

Year: 2012

Railroad Workers Sculpture Eastside Trail just north of Greenwood Avenue alongside the granite wall
Jackson Sculpture - Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2012 Jackson Sculpture

Name: Jackson Sculpture

Artist Bio:

Etienne Jackson is a sculptor and native of Opelika, Alabama. He received his Bachelor of Ats from Morehouse College in Atlanta in 1998 with a concentration in sculpture and architectural design and a Master of Fine Arts in visual arts with a concentration in sculpture from Georgia State University in 2009. Currently, Etienne operates Jackson Sculpture, a fine art studio focused on the creation of sculpture, fine crafts and public art preservation.

Tae Earl Jackson is a sculptor and native of Fairbanks, Alaska. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Clark Atlanta University in 1996 and her Masters of Fine Arts in Sculpture from the University of Cincinnati in 2000. Her work documents time created with the sole purpose of preserving and safe guarding temporal personal events.

Together, Etienne and Tae make up Jackson Sculpture.

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Title: Junctions

Description:

Junctions is a two serial plane sculptural works, transforming the winding passageway of the BeltLine walkway into a unique focal point that provides an unexpected serene visual experience for visitors. The forms provide visual contrast to the natural herbaceous environment that encompasses the Atlanta BeltLine, creating an opportunity for patrons to pause and observe the simple geometry of the sculpture’s juxtaposition against the serene beauty of the urban pathway.

See how to access the Atlanta BeltLine from Gordon White Park in southwest Atlanta.

Year: 2012

Junctions Sculpture In the corridor across White Street from Gordon White Park
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Name: Jason A. Smith

Artist Bio:

Jason Smith is an artist blacksmith living and working in Decatur, GA. Born and raised in South Carolina, Jason studied Fine Arts at the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, D.C. Since 2000, Jason has made his living as an ornamental metal worker, establishing his own studio, Smithworks Iron & Design, in 2006. His work is influenced by Martin Puryear, Tony Craig, and Richard Deacon.

Website: http://www.smithworksiron.com

Title: Guimard Gate

Description:

Jason Smith has created a gateway piece of sculptural and decorative ironwork. The piece is a set of two leaves composed of abstract crushed pipe and delicate forged ironwork inspired by Hector Guimard, the leader of French Art Nouveau.

Year: 2012

Guimard Gate Sculpture On the west side of Monroe Drive, just north of 10th Street
img_0546-300x300 JD Koth

Name: JD Koth

Artist Bio:

The work of JD Koth explores different interactions between humanity and nature. Koth utilizes installations as well as sculptural objects to address issues ranging from growth and decay to how we perceive reality according to one’s scale.  Whatever medium he wields is stretched beyond its common use, emphasizing the unique elements of the material and its possibilities.

Website: http://www.jdkoth.com

Title: Wigwam

Description:

An organic form made of natural materials that also act as a shade structure and imagination stimulator. Complex of three hut-like forms connected by two, above ground tunnels. The size and separation of pods by tunnels allows for multiple groups to enjoy the sculpture at the same time. The structures are constructed with native Georgia saplings as well as vines and rope.

Year: 2012

Wigwam Sculpture On the Eastside Trail south of where Angier Springs deadends into the corridor
img_2499-300x300 Karen Shacham and Mike Carpenter

Name: Karen Shacham and Mike Carpenter

Artist Bio:

Karen Shacham is a photographer specializing in portraiture, conceptual, and documentary photography. She was recented awarded and Idea Capital Grant for her “Couples” work. Shacham has shown her work in fine art galleries and earned a combined academic and artistic photography fellowship in 2009. Her website is http://karenshacham.com.

Michael Carpenter is a local artist and carpenter who works with multiple mediums. He is also the founder of MDC Interiors, a business that provides creative concepts and artistic solutions for clients’ needs. Carpenter is a Masters of Industrial Design candidate at Georgia Tech, expecting to graduate in 2014. His website is http://www.mdcinteriors.com.

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Title: Couples Reimagined

Description:

Photographer Karen Shacham and artist Mike Carpenter have come together to produce three large-scale photo murals of same-sex couples. The black-and-white photos have been painted along with the wall space around them in a mural that reflects the environment, as if the people in the portraits are trying to “fit in” to the surroundings.

See how to access the Atlanta BeltLine from Gordon White Park in southwest Atlanta.

Year: 2012

Couples Reimagined Mural On the corridor in southwest Atlanta, next to Gordon White Park, just south of the Ralph David Abernathy bridge
Kebbi Williams and Friends concert - Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2012 Kebbi Williams and Friends

Name: Kebbi Williams and Friends

Artist Bio:

Kebbi Williams is a world class Saxophone player. Kebbi is the Saxophone player in the upcoming live music film Brass Tacks and played for the Grammy Award winning band Outkast.Williams studied saxophone throughout high school and college, earning an under graduate Degree in Jazz from Howard University.

Other performers include international theatre maker Mike Van Wetten, local theatre makers Sahr Nguaja, Andy Ditzler, Jessica Bodiford, Eugene Russell, Yakini Horn and Atlanta Public School orchestra and theatre students.Special guest musicians include Kebbi Williams, Otiel Burbridge, lil john roberts and Russell Gunn.

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Title: Music in the Park

Description:

Kebbi Williams and award winning composer Miguel Atwoods coordinate a music/theatre concert performance with original music including a string quartet of students in the Atlanta Public Schools youth orchestra accompanied by a full band. The performance includes five original threatre pieces composed and directed by local and international theatre makers.

View time and location on Music in the Park with Kebbi Williams.

Year: 2012

Music in the Park Bands Gordon White Park
Klimchak

Name: Klimchak

Artist Bio:

Klimchak is an Atlanta-based composer and percussionist who specializes in live music for theatre and dance. He is an Artistic Associate at Georgia Shakespeare, where he has received several awards and nominations. Klimchak also designs and builds percussion instruments and received a grant this past January from Idea Capital in Atlanta to build a new series of instruments, write music for them, and have a series of flash performances with the resultant music.

Website: http://klimchakmusic.com/

Title: Lebeato Lounge

Description:

Lebeato Loungeis a series of percussion concerts showcasing home-built instruments with embedded lights on them.

Sept 15
This mini-concert features the public premiere of WaterWorks A solo percussion piece for a large amplified bowl of water and a theremin.

Sept 29
This mini-concert features the world premiere of Synesthesia,  a percussion ensemble piece featuring flashlights and vocal percussion.

Oct 13
This mini-concert features the world premiere of Plumb Line, a percussion ensemble piece featuring a very large homebuilt flute, played with ping pong paddles.

Nov 3
This final performance features all 3 works, Synesthesia, Plumb Line, and WaterWorks.

View full details on when Klimchak will be performing:

Year: 2012

Lebeato Lounge Performance Art Various locations
img_0691-300x300 Knitterati

Name: Knitterati

Artist Bio:

The Knitterati is a fluid group of Atlantans who use knitting and crocheting as a delightful excuse to get together, catch up and enjoy food, drink and each other’s company.

Website: http://theknitterati.wordpress.com/

Title: BeltLine Beasties

Description:

Returning for their second year in Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, The Knitterati creates a new, temporary and customized knitted/crocheted exhibition that calls attention to the unique fabric of the Atlanta community and the beauty of the BeltLine. This installation is larger than last year’s, seeking to transform and soften the industrial object of a bridge. The Knitterati exhibition brings unexpected whimsy and personality to the historic neighborhood and brings the art of “yarn bombing” to the Atlanta BeltLine.

Year: 2012

BeltLine Beasties Sculpture Fulton Terrace Bridge in Reynoldstown
img_2595-300x300 Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons

Name: Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons

Artist Bio:

Creative Director Chantelle Rytter founded the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons in New Orleans in 1999, and the Krewe has worked together to produce creative events based in civic participation in Atlanta and elsewhere since 2001. The Krewe has established 4 annual Atlanta traditions where all are welcome: The Skeleton Krewe March, The Gingerbread Trailer Park Design Competition, The Gnome March World Record and The Fairy House Tour of Homes. They hope Lantern Parades will become an Atlanta tradition, too.

Website: http://www.gratefulgluttons.com/

Title: BeltLine Lantern Parade 2012: The Eastside Trail

Description:

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine welcomes the Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons for the third year of their BeltLine Lantern Parade. The BeltLine Lantern Parade is a community crafted paper lantern procession that fosters enduring bonds between people and their new public space through creative civic participation. The Parade prompts people to interact with each other, reflect on their larger community and celebrate their environment. This living public art form illustrates how the brilliance of individuals can illuminate a community.

View the Lantern Parade 2012 event listing.

Year: 2012

BeltLine Lantern Parade 2012: The Eastside Trail Performance Art The Eastside Trail
Kyle Brooks - Faces and Friends - Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2012 Kyle Brooks

Name: Kyle Brooks

Artist Bio:

Kyle Brooks grew up around Atlanta. He did all the regular things. Got a job and said, “Yes, ma’am.” A couple years ago Brooks decided to change his approach. He grew a beard and rethought life; painted more. He now shares his work with the public, hanging art on street corners, participating in art festivals, and painting large murals including last year’s BeltLine Bears. He works with found objects; wood, cardboard, old signs. Brooks has been painting since around the turn of the century.

Website: http://www.blackcattips.com

Title: Faces, a.k.a. Eyes and Friends or &@^%@$#&^

Description:

Wall mural. Large faces, eyes and friends, fun and bright. Looking out at you from under a bridge. Hi.

Year: 2012

Faces, a.k.a. Eyes and Friends or &@^%@$#&^ Mural On the Eastside Trail underneath N. Highland Avenue
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Name: LaMar Barber

Artist Bio:

May 2012 constitutes eight years as a professional artist. Since that time, Barber received visual art awards and exhibited in 5 different states on the East Coast, while teaching Art K-5th grade. Barber’s collegiate training at The Atlanta College of Art has prepared him to be a prolific studio painter, and the commencement of this project will be his first Public Art display as a professional artist.

Website: http://www.LaMarBarber.com

Title: Sound Poles: Heavier Than Water

Description:

Sound Poles: Heavier than Water series conceptually communicates eviction by paralleling death and delinquency. Constructed from old telephone poles and found objects Sound Poles acts as beacons of communication. Continuing in the narrative of compositional art, practiced by Tyree Guyton, Sound Poles enriches the public space aesthetically and culturally while telling the story of the community. They are site-specific totems created in numerals of three, sporadically placed to magnify the trail’s experience.

Year: 2012

Sound Poles: Heavier Than Water Mixed Media On the Eastside Trail just south of Irwin Street / Lake Avenue
img_2544-flickr-300x300 Laura Noel

Name: Laura Noel

Artist Bio:

Laura Noel was born in Atlanta, where she continues to live and work. She received a BA in Public Policy Studies from Duke University and a MFA with distinction in Photography from the University of Georgia. Her work has been featured in numerous galleries and exhibitions around Atlanta. Noel is currently a professor in the Visual Art Department at Emory University.

Website: http://lauranoel.com/

Title: The Enchanted Forest of Books

Description:

A group of existing trees are transformed into receptacles for knowledge and learning in this enchanted book forest. Hanging recycled bottles are filled with suggestions for great reads from the western canon and world literature and visitors are encouraged to share their own.

Year: 2012

The Enchanted Forest of Books Sculpture On the Atlanta BeltLine just south of Wylie Street in Reynoldstown
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Name: Leslie Tharp

Artist Bio:

“Art is for everyone and should be everywhere” is Leslie Tharp’s philosophy for the foundation of her practice. Tharp uses both traditional blacksmithing and modern metalworking techniques to create site specific public art, as well as custom household ironwork.

Website: http://www.leslietharp.com

Title: Startle

Description:

Two full-scale deer sculptures composed of bent steel lines and posed in reactive stances for visitors to experience unexpected encounters. Startle explores the role of the “wild” and the dynamic meaning of the word.

Year: 2012

Startle Sculpture On the Eastside Trail where Angier Springs deadends into the corridor
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Name: Leslie Tharp

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Title: Leslie Tharp

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Year: 2012

Leslie Tharp Sculpture Eastside Trail near Angier Springs access
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Name: Loss Prevention Collective

Artist Bio:

The Loss Prevention Collective is a multi-disciplinary collective of highly sought after artists specializing in hand-painted murals and design. Originally conceived in Los Angeles in 2006, their work has been featured in film, television, and print campaigns, assisting a broad range of clients throughout the US.

Website: http://www.thelossprevention.net

Title: Mural

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Year: 2012

Mural Mural Underneath the Eastside Trail on North Avenue
img_0800-300x300 Machiko Ichihara

Name: Machiko Ichihara

Artist Bio:

Machiko Ichihara came to Atlanta in 1976 from Japan. Since receiving her MFA in Printmaking from the University of Georgia, she has been creating durable tile art surfaces for many private and commercial properties around the country for almost three decades. Art making, she believes, is an all-encompassing practicing ground.

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Title: Mosaic Community Gateways

Description:

Mosaic Community Gateways are created with the participation of the residents and visitors of the Atlanta BeltLine in tent workshops where they can stop by and create handmade tiles. These handmade tiles are then cemented to a modified geometric cast concrete sculpture. The experience and creation provides both a learning experience and a sense of community.

See how to access the Atlanta BeltLine at this location in southwest Atlanta.

 

Year: 2012

Mosaic Community Gateways Sculpture Near the intersection of Allene Avenue and Catherine Street in southwest Atlanta
img_2428-300x300 Mariam Mojdehi

Name: Mariam Mojdehi

Artist Bio:

Mariam Mojdehi is a practicing architect and design educator who lives and works in both Atlanta and New York City. She currently teaches architecture design studios at Georgia Tech and is developing a design research office. Mojdehi has a degree in architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Masters of Architecture from Columbia University.

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Title: Observe/Reflect

Description:

Observe/Reflect is an installation of elevated pavilion structures made of mirrored plywood and wood studs. The pavilions create spaces for visitors to observe and reflect, offering opportunities for bathing, feeding, sightseeing, and seating for animals, insects and people.

See how you can access the Atlanta BeltLine near Observe/Reflect.

Year: 2012

Observe/Reflect Sculpture On the corridor in southwest Atlanta near Napoleon Drive
img_0669-flickr-300x300 Michael Tod Edgerton

Name: Michael Tod Edgerton

Artist Bio:

Michael Tod Edgerton is the author of the forthcoming poetry collection Vitreous Hide. His poems have previously appeared in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Drunken Boat, New American Writing, and other journals. Tod holds an MFA from the Program in Literary Arts at Brown University and a PhD candidate in English and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia. He has served as an editorial assistant at The Georgia Review, and is currently an associate editor with Tarpaulin Sky magazine.

Website: http://whatmostvividly.com/

Title: What Most Vividly (A Choral Work)

Description:

What Most Vividly (Your Roots, Your Branches: What Flowering Trees) is a community-oriented choral work of a relational text art installation capped off by a poetry performance. Several hundred one-foot square panels are painted and hung from the canopy of trees along a stretch of the BeltLine, exhibiting questions with hanging permanent markers parallel to the panels for people to transcribe their response. I’m looking to you for answers. I’m asking you to take a part, to take apart the part: mine, yours, ours. “What Most Vividly” is a participatory writing project that adapts your answers with my own into collage poems and lyric essays meditating on fundamental questions about our relations to one another and to ourselves, about what makes a life. Please use the pens provided to offer your own responses for use in this project. For more information, links to published pieces, and a gallery of previous responses please visit WhatMostVividly.com. Please attend my reading from the work I will produce with your responses at 2:30pm, Nov 4 on the Reynoldstown stage at 900 Memorial Drive. Thank you for taking part.

Year: 2012

What Most Vividly (A Choral Work) Sculpture and Performance Art North of Kirkwood Avenue on the Atlanta BeltLine trail
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Name: Mike Jensen

Artist Bio:

A native of Huntsville, Alabama, Mike Jensen has lived in Atlanta since 1984. He received his BFA degree from the Atlanta College of Art in 1987 and has since had the privilege of working for a variety of galleries, museums and artists. Jensen’s fine-art photographs have been exhibited many times, but he has become more interested in creating public works of art, particularly sculpture.

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Title: Gnomon II

Description:

Gnomon II is a sculpture designed to continue Jensen’s exploration of light and shadow pattern generation. It is based on a series of photographs that turn building facades into a geometric pattern of shapes defined by light and shadow. The viewer is critical to to the piece, since their position, relative to the sculpture and combined with the direction and quality of the sunlight, creates the appearance of the piece.

See how you can access the Atlanta BeltLine near Gnomon II.

Year: 2012

Gnomon II Sculpture Just south of Lewis Gulch - the section of blasted rock behind the Atlanta Botanical Garden, north of Piedmont Park
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Name: Mike Wsol and GSU’s Department of 3D Studies

Artist Bio:

The project was designed and constructed by the students of a Georgia State University Graduate Seminar class – Mark T. Errol, Jeshua W. Holt, Laura M. Martin – and instructor Mike Wsol.

Mike Wsol is a multimedia artist who explores how architectural forms and cultural and political forces affect peoples’ lives and ability to function in developed societies. His current projects take the form of interactive sculpture, computer-generated models, photographs, drawings and renderings. Wsol earned a Masters in Architecture degree from the University of Georgia, a MA in Sculpture and a BA in Sculpture from Eastern Illinois University. He now teaches three-dimensional Studies at Georgia State University.

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Title: The BeltLine Bridge

Description:

The BeltLine Bridge is a building structure constructed along the train tracks reminiscent of old train-related buildings from historic images. The tight passageway of the shotgun house creates an illusion of distance and entryway to visitors who travel the tunnel from either side.

Year: 2012

The BeltLine Bridge Sculpture In Reynoldstown on the Atlanta BeltLine just north of Fulton Terrace
img_0651-flickr-300x300 Misao Cates

Name: Misao Cates

Artist Bio:

Trained in graphic design, Misao has explored a number of avenues where her design talents could be utilized. Among her design projects are large centerpieces and decor for special events, as well as props for theater production. Cates was included in last year’s Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibit with her first public art installation, Whispers. She currently works with The Galloway School Theater Company as costume designer.

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Title: What Ties Me To You

Description:

An interactive work, What Ties Me To You asks the Atlanta BeltLine traveler to contemplate the connection of the individual to the greater world. What ties a person to a loved one, a community, the world around them? Travelers are encouraged to inscribe their thoughts onto a length of ribbon and tie it to the posts, thereby integrating the individual ribbon into the community wall.

Year: 2012

What Ties Me To You Sculpture On the Eastside Trail where Plyant deadends into the corridor
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Name: Neil Carver

Artist Bio:

Neil has been in the welding industry since 1995, but his artistic career launched even earlier, when, at eight years old, he began to study classical painting. He took painting classes all through high school in West Palm Beach and came to Atlanta to go to art school for painting. After one week of painting classes sophomore year, Carver switched to sculpture. Soon after, he started working in a welding shop. Finally, he left school in 1997 to work in a series of metal fabrication shops and artists’ studios.

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Title: Resurgens

Description:

Resurgens: the giant welded steel Phoenix rises from the flames to frame a gateway. The gate will be welded to the old train tracks, inviting visitors to walk along the tracks under and through the body of the phoenix. Like Neil’s other works in the area, the Phoenix draws stylistic inspiration from graffiti art, pop art and tattoo flash, industrial forms, and organic curves, adding up to something that is utterly homegrown.

Year: 2012

Resurgens Sculpture North of Irwin Street on the Eastside Trail
img_0605-flickr-300x300 Pam Longobardi

Name: Pam Longobardi

Artist Bio:

Since 1990, Pam Longobardi has had over 25 solo exhibitions and 65 group exhibitions in galleries and museums in the US, Italy, Spain, Finland, Poland, Japan and elsewhere. Her work involves painting, photography, fabricated objects and installations, addressing the psychological relationship between humans and the natural world. She was recently named Artist-In-Resident for the Blue Ocean Institute. Longobardi currently lives in Atlanta.

Website: http://www.driftwebs.com/

Title: Reflecting Web

Description:

Reflecting Web is a large-scale outdoor web sculpted of mirrors. The mirrored strands split the light into millions of splintering shards that dance over the landscape with the movement of the wind, making visible and invisible energy presence. Reflecting Web amplifies the beauty and amazement of common natural phenomonen of a dew-laden spider web that provides an ever-changing, subtly dynamic encounter.

See how you can access the Atlanta BeltLine near Reflecting Web.

Year: 2012

Reflecting Web Sculpture Lewis Gulch - the section of blasted rock behind the Atlanta Botanical Garden, north of Piedmont Park
Park Cofield and Co,: Big and Small Insect Show Park Cofield and Company

Name: Park Cofield and Company

Artist Bio:

Park Cofield is an Atlanta/Los Angeles based theater director and puppet builder. Park has written four plays for the stage, designed and conceived three original puppet shows, three site-specific street performances, two puppet films, and a playwright auction fundraiser event.

Park Cofield & Co. is a fictitious monster hunting company comprised of eight performers including two child actors, two puppeteers and two musicians.

Website: http://www.parkcofield.com/

Title: BIG & small INSECT SHOW

Description:

Park Cofield & Co. return to Art on the Atlanta BeltLine for a family-friendly extravaganza that celebrates insects, arachnids, and anthropods. The one-night event begins with a short parade to lead spectators to a large underpass for a performance of shadow puppetry and marionettes, where the company will share stories from their world famous “insectopedia” catalogue!

View full performance details for Park Cofield and Company.

Year: 2012

BIG & small INSECT SHOW Performance Art On the Eastside Trail underneath Virginia Avenue
Past Prime Players performance in Historic Fourth Ward Park on Oct. 14, 2012 Past Prime Players

Name: Past Prime Players

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Title: Past Prime Players

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View full performance details for Past Prime Players’ events:

Year: 2012

Past Prime Players Theater Three locations
Priscilla Smith's performance on September 16, 2012 Priscilla Smith

Name: Priscilla Smith

Artist Bio:

Priscilla Smith is currently the Executive Director of Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery. Established in 1998, Eyedrum is a non-profit organization developing an interdisciplinary approach to the arts by incorporating a wide range of contemporary art, music and new media in its gallery space.

Website: http://www.eyedrum.org

Title: Beyond My Wildest Dreams

Description:

Beyond My Wildest Dreams is a multi-pronged performance and multi-media interface for the public to learn about the Atlanta BeltLine and dream big about its possibilities. Inviting the audience into the context of an imaginary future as they walk the corridor, Priscilla Smith adopts the persona of one of her Atlanta forebears to weave together stories of Atlanta’s history, urban legends, the tale of  the Atlanta BeltLine, anecdotes about surrounding neighborhoods, and the details of the brilliant amenities of this city and its future. The three distinct tellings will be on the southwest Atlanta trail and on the Eastside Trail.

View full details on Priscilla’s Eastside Trail walk on September 16 and her southwest trail walk on October 27.

Year: 2012

Beyond My Wildest Dreams Performance Art Southwest Atlanta trail and the Eastside Trail
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Name: RAUM

Artist Bio:

Comprised of Katherine Johnson, Heather Ligler and Bud Shenefelt, RAUM is a newly established collaborative practice between three architectural designers that wish to explore the spatial experiences within the fabric of their community. Projects are research and material based, aimed at evoking a sensory architecture. The team uses its diverse talents to dream and design unconventional spaces that evoke curiosity and wonder to those who engage with their work.

Website: http://www.raumworks.com

Title: Ballroom

Description:

A ballroom is staged as a structural underbelly of the overpass. The heavy rectilinear vertical columns, and the floating sea of diamonds that shimmer and shake overhead define the SPACE of the ballroom. This “sea” reacts to the movement of air, the vibrations of the cars on the overpass, and the activity of visitors below.

Year: 2012

Ballroom Sculpture On the Eastside Trail underneath N. Highland Avenue
Ryan Mathern and Cecilia Marrero Ryan Mathern and Cecilia Marrero

Name: Ryan Mathern and Cecilia Marrero

Artist Bio:

Ryan Mathern graduated with a BA in art from Mercer University in 1992. For the past four years, he has been concentrating on steel sculpture, using a method involving adding virgin and reclaimed materials to a tubular steel substructure and steel rod framework. Mathern often combines phrases in Tibetan script with subject matter such as mythical creatures and Asian devotional machines.

Cecilia Marrero is a longtime supporter and activist for the Tibetan cause, having recently worked with the Tibetan community on a March, 2012 Tibet Uprising demonstration.

Website: http://www.ryanmathern.com

Title: Immolation

Description:

An interpretive view of recent self-immolations acted out by Tibetan Monks as a courageous protest against the massive crackdown and longtime oppression by Communist China. The performance includes 3-4 dancers exhibiting a response to this human condition caused by suppression of one’s being and spiritual rights. The intent is to promote awareness of the severity and realism of the situation.

View full performance details for Immolation.

Year: 2012

Immolation Sculpture and Performance Art On the Eastside Trail next to Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park
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Name: Santiago Menendez

Artist Bio:

Santiago Menendez Gil was born in Mexico City, Mexico and lives and works in Atlanta. He received his BFA in Drawing and Painting in 2010 from Georgia State University and has participated in numerous group shows as well as public art displays. Menendez works at Stratosphere Skateboards and lives in the Old Fourth Ward, keeping him very in touch with activity along the Atlanta BeltLine.

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Title: Meet Me At The Crayons

Description:

A series of 32 steel posts that have been painted to resemble a row of giant crayons for a simple and playful display at an entrance along the Atlanta BeltLine.

See how you can access the Atlanta BeltLine near Washington Park.

Year: 2012

Meet Me At The Crayons Mural On the corridor south of Lena Street and Washington Park in southwest Atlanta
S.O.N.I.C. performance by Santiago Paramo and Amy Pursifull Santiago Páramo and Amy Pursifull

Name: Santiago Páramo and Amy Pursifull

Artist Bio:

Santiago Páramo, Amy Pursifull & Ricardo Forero are a group of talented and accomplished artists that have come together to collaborate and create a visual and musical experience based on individual expertise in their own fields and interests. As collaborators, they have participated in and developed various interactive sound installations, and due to their successes, they have been inspired to produce S.O.N.I.C as a bigger, better and more complete device to reach a broader audience.

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Title: S.O.N.I.C

Description:

S.O.N.I.C (Synchronized Optical Network of Interactive Composition) is an interactive video and musical instrument that allows multiple participants to create and perform original compositions. Using pre-recorded content for unlimited hours, the audience push buttons that simultaneously trigger sounds and project corresponding video clips onto a screen.

Year: 2012

S.O.N.I.C Performance Art Gordon White Park, September 30
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Name: Sarah Emerson

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Title: Untitled

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Sarah painted this mural as a part of the Living Walls Conference 2012.

Year: 2012

Untitled Mural In Reynoldstown on the Fulton Terrace bridge under the corridor
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Name: Spiral of Sound Crystal Bowl Choir

Artist Bio:

Created as interdisciplinary works of performance art, “Spiral of Sound” repertoire blends sound, visual, cultural, archetypal and spiritual elements to produce innovative meditation concerts that uplift heart, mind and body. The Spiral of Sound Crystal Bowl Choir performed for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine in 2011.

Candace Keach is the creator/director of the Spiral of Sound Crystal Bowl Choir. Keach is a classical flutist who has always been intrigued by the magic of music. Her formal studies were completed at the University of Georgia and at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston.

Website: http://sonicangelmusic.com/

Title: STOP, LOOK and LISTEN

Description:

Immerse yourself in the healing sound waves created by Spiral of Sound Crystal Bowl Choir. The compositions created by director Candace Keach produce a unique experience of deep relaxation. STOP, LOOK and LISTEN is the theme both to honor the train tracks and to encourage people to slow down and relax! Players sound crystal bowls specific to nature’s pleasing ratios of harmony for people to enjoy up close. The bowls create a visually stunning installation and their haunting sound beckons the curious passerby to linger.

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Year: 2012

STOP, LOOK and LISTEN Performance Art Two locations
img_0783-300x300 Stephanie Coffin

Name: Stephanie Coffin

Artist Bio:

Stephanie Coffin has lived in Atlanta for over 40 years and has been a mosaic artist for over 10. Her work includes birdbaths, tile over large concrete surfaces, small and large house murals, outdoor planters and a number of public tile pieces. She has a Bachelors in Arts and Science, Masters in Teaching, and a Masters in Linguistics and Applied Linguistics. As a teacher at Georgia Perimeter College, Coffin team taught ESL students in the beginning college art class.

Website:

Title: Precious Predators

Description:

5’x3′ mosaic mural of glass, marble and ceramic tile mounted in a steel frame anchored in concrete. The mural depicts greatly enlarged images of the four most damaging instects for organic gardeners, as well as the plants they attack. The mural reflects the beauty of their colors and shapes in shiny glass tile as well as present a life-like image for gardeners who must identify these pests to produce crops successfully.

See how to access the Atlanta BeltLine at this location in southwest Atlanta.

Year: 2012

Precious Predators Mural Near the intersection of Allene Avenue and Catherine Street in southwest Atlanta
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Name: Susan J. Champeny

Artist Bio:

Susan Champeny graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art in Fine Arts, with a major in Printmaking. She quickly found employment as a graphic designer, and worked in the field of commercial art for 20 years. While working in the corporate world, she continued to paint and create fine art. In 2006, she changed careers and is now a Fine Artist, painting full-time. Her business plan is based on three principles: have fun, create, and travel.

Website: http://susanchampeny.com/

Title: ReinCARnation Hubcap Lily Pads

Description:

Giant orange and magenta lily pads, each 16-20 feet in diameter, are made from recycled plastic hubcaps. These hubcap lily pads float on the surface of a shallow pond, anchored to the bottom in patterns of concentric circles. The sculpture points out how ordinary disposable objects can create an exciting new artwork.

See how to access this part of the Atlanta BeltLine.

Year: 2012

ReinCARnation Hubcap Lily Pads Sculpture In Clear Creek behind Ansley Mall off of Monroe Drive
"This Goes Here" by Tara Hemmer Tara Hemmer

Name: Tara Hemmer

Artist Bio:

Tara Hemmer is a 2011 graduate from the University of Georgia with her degree in dance and minor in English. During her time there, she was chosen to perform with L.A. based dance company, Diavolo Dance Theater, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and spent multiple summers with Sarasota Ballet of Florida. During Hemmer’s senior year, her thesis project was chosen to represent UGA at the American College Dance Festival in Tallahassee, FL. Tara has attended the American Dance Festival in Durham, NC (2010/2011) and worked with NY based dancers such as Jimena Paz (Stephen Petronio), Jesse Zaritt (Shen Wei), Ming Yang (Thrisha Brown), and Monica Bill Barnes. She was also chosen to participate in the GAGA project, which enabled her to work with Batsheva Dancer and Israeli choreographer, Yaara Moses. While in Atlanta, Hemmer has worked with Maryn Mills (fellow UGA grad) and performed in the Lucky Penny’s “Spectacular! Spectacular!”. Most recently, she traveled to New York to study with NY based company, Doug Varone and Dancers. She is now working with Maryn Mills once again on her recent endeavor  “Thread”. Tara is now working on her first Atlanta based work “This Goes Here” for Art on the Beltline.

Website:

Title: This Goes Here

Description:

Tara Hemmer creates a space where the audience is invited to explore and become part of the performance. Six female dancers will have their own unique and defined space that is individual to them. Each space is created to explore the idea of space and what connect or disconnects us as people. The audience is invited to freely roam, research and explore each space as the dancers come together in a collaboration of stories, lives, and emotions. With this performance, Hemmer asks the question “do we let space define us, or do we define space”. She is interested in how within this question, “place” is defined.

View performance details on Tara Hemmer’s This Goes Here.

Year: 2012

This Goes Here Dance Reynoldstown, just north of Kirkwood Avenue on the corridor
Taranji Alvarado performance in Historic Fourth Ward Park on Oct. 14, 2012 Taranji L. Alvarado

Name: Taranji L. Alvarado

Artist Bio:

Taranji, a Newark, New Jersey native, started her visual artistic journey in the Baker High School Art program taught by artist in residence and film maker George Folke in Columbus, Georgia. Having a passion for drawing and painting she continued her studies in art classes, starting her own collection of work while working with artist and celebrity photographer Greg Mann. She also started her musical career in the mid-90’s with a rock band called Voodoo Einstein in Atlanta. Taranji continues to perform in different venues, festivals, and events state side and abroad. She performed her project A Community… A Sound Creation for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine in 2011.

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Website: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/taranjialvarado

Title: Community... A Sound Creation 2012

Description:

Community… A Sound Creation is an interactive performance where surrounding communities are invited to participate by bringing and playing household items. The purpose of the performance is to show the beauty of simple sound creation, the importance of the individual role and voice in a community, and how enjoyable  is to create with your neighbors and community using your innate abilities and items already in your surrounding. Community… A Sound Creation shows the history of the community coming together through music and art.

Year: 2012

Community... A Sound Creation 2012 Performance Art Gordon White Park and Historic Fourth Ward Park
img_0665-flickr-300x300 Tarver Siebert

Name: Tarver Siebert

Artist Bio:

Website:

Title: Chugs

Description:

Group of  fabric structures lit using solar powered LED’s and broken into three sections – Idea; Form; Structure – to clearly describe an object that doesn’t have a name. The structures are about human-sized and the forms are anthromorphic. The grouping of the forms is intended to be akin to the group of people socializing and the objects can be seen as large lanterns, small shelters, wacky boats for land-lubbers, or perhaps something else.

Year: 2012

Chugs Sculpture North and south of North Avenue on the Eastside Trail
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Name: Trevor Jones

Artist Bio:

Trevor Jones has been involved with 7 Stages theatre company for four years in several different roles. He acted in their CLE program and began an administrative internship. Now, Trevor manages fundraising, assists with the creation of artistic programs, and develops community relationships.

The Collective Project, Inc., is a theatre & performance group that creates original work for Atlanta, by Atlanta. It cultivates and nurtures an expanding ensemble of artists and flies its flag at the Goat Farm Arts Center off Howell Mill.

Website: http://www.thecollectiveprojectinc.com/

Title: Prometheus the Fire

Description:

Prometheus the Fire is an orginial play by Trevor Jones in collaboration with The Collective Project, Inc. that introduces Atlanta audiences to traditional methods of Greek mask theatre and reintroduce the theatre community to outdoor performance. Three actors share the roles of Prometheus, Gaia, the Oracles, Epimetheus, and Zeus. A chorus of four accompanies the actors, vocalizing the musicality of the script.

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Year: 2012

Prometheus the Fire Theatre Reynoldstown Stage and Historic Fourth Ward Park
img_0633-flickr-300x300 Virginia Byers and Aria Finkelstein

Name: Virginia Byers and Aria Finkelstein

Artist Bio:

Virginia Byers and Aria Finkelstein are both Atlanta-based designers who met when they were getting their Masters of Architecture degrees at Georgia Tech. Virginia is an architectural designer for general contractors Gay Construction. She has extensive experience designing, coordinating and producing quality sculptural work. Aria is an urban designer interested in the subdivision of territory and how things change over time..

Website:

Title: Easy Pickings

Description:

Easy Pickings is an installation drawing attention to and highlighting the layers of material and space that are already present. 3056 pieces of string, 8224 knots, 22 miles of cotton.

Year: 2012

Easy Pickings Sculpture Under the Park Drive bridge leading into Piedmont Park
"Ghost/Train" performance on October 13, 2012 Wade Tilton

Name: Wade Tilton

Artist Bio:

Website: http://N/A

Title: Ghost/Train

Description:

View full performance details for Wade Tilton’s Ghost/Train:

Year: 2012

Ghost/Train Performance Art Gordon White Park and on the Eastside Trail under Virginia Avenue

2011

  Artist Title Discipline Location
art2011_215_300x300 Alana Wolf, Kristin Juarez, Kamal and Rashid Nuri

Name: Alana Wolf, Kristin Juarez, Kamal and Rashid Nuri

Artist Bio:

Kristin Juarez is focused on engaging people with contemporary art in the public sphere. She has worked with LAX Art, Blum and Poe, the Watts House project, the High Museum of Art, BURNAWAY, and Public Acts of Art.

Alana Wolf is a cultural examiner who is deeply interested in the ways that history, place, nature, and culture intersect. She has worked with the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, BURNAWAY, and Public Acts of Art.

Website: http://N/A

Title: Eat Me ATL

Description:

Using the language of landscape, Eat Me ATL is an edible vertical garden that invites community engagement, awareness, and generosity.

Year: 2011

Eat Me ATL Sculpture South of Wylie Street
parkpridesculpture_300x300 Ashley Kyber and Park Pride

Name: Ashley Kyber and Park Pride

Artist Bio:

Ashley Kyber is a landscape architect whose “sculptural narratives” reference oral tradition and environmental concerns while addressing wider social dynamics of postindustrial land/community redevelopment.

Park Pride manages to coordinate more than 15,000 hours of volunteer work in Atlanta parks annually. The foundation of their work is more than 60 “Friends of the Park” groups, community-based partners working to improve the greenspace in their back yard.

Website: http://N/A

Title: Serpentine Mound

Description:

Serpentine Mound celebrates the ebb and flow of life’s rhythms.

Year: 2011

Serpentine Mound Sculpture Just west of Allene Avenue
dsc_0169_300x300 Atlanta Public Schools

Name: Atlanta Public Schools

Artist Bio:

N/A

Website: http://N/A

Title: Concert

Description:

N/A

Year: 2011

Concert Bands Reynoldstown Stage
Beacon Dance Company

Name: Beacon Dance Company

Artist Bio:

Under the direction of D. Patton White since 1990, Beacon continues to re-define dance in the Atlanta community.

Website: http://www.beacondance.org/

Title: Mapping the Elements

Description:

Beacon Dance performed original dances in different locations around the Atlanta BeltLine, highlighting the unique attributes of the natural and urban environment. Beacon Dance presents progressive and challenging performance work in unusual and unexpected locations. Examples of their performances can be seen here: http://vimeo.com/40054304

Year: 2011

Mapping the Elements Dance N/A
Cameron Stuart

Name: Cameron Stuart

Artist Bio:

The artist is a playwright, poet, and composer whose work explores language’s generation of limitless outcomes through roads and songs.

Website: http://N/A

Title: Stuart's plays, Police in the Wilderness and The Storm

Description:

Stuart’s plays, Police in the Wilderness and The Storm were staged around the Atlanta BeltLine. The themes complement the development of the corridor project.

Year: 2011

Stuart's plays, Police in the Wilderness and The Storm Theater Near Dutch Valley Road in the northeast; under Lucile Avenue; and the Reynoldstown Stage
Carl Anthony

Name: Carl Anthony

Artist Bio:

N/A

Website: http://N/A

Title: Concert

Description:

N/A

Year: 2011

Concert Bands Gordon White Park
art2011_073_300x300 Carol Rankin

Name: Carol Rankin

Artist Bio:

Carol Rankin creates paintings and collage works that blur the line between abstract and representational. Her work can be found in many Atlanta galleries.

Website: http://N/A

Title: Monroe on the BeltLine

Description:

A freestanding ceramic collage made of handmade tiles depicting Monroe Drive and the surrounding area from the Atlanta BeltLine. Viewers are invited to look through a space in the work to see the surroundings framed into the mosaic composition.

Year: 2011

Monroe on the BeltLine Sculpture Near Dutch Valley Road in the northeast
img_0836_300x300 Christopher Moulder

Name: Christopher Moulder

Artist Bio:

Christopher Moulder’s studio in Atlanta, Georgia has designed and executed functional works of art for over a decade. The studio creates one of a kind sculptural lighting artworks, designed to specific sites and projects as well as a line of lighting fixtures of its own design.

Website: http://www.christophermoulder.com

Title: Santa Trap

Description:

Santa Trap is a sculpted surface of light points formed by layering slices of Christmas lights in catenary curves. Light string by light string, the shape was formed freehand and shaped by eye with no computer modeling. At night the wires disappear leaving only floating points of light.

Year: 2011

Santa Trap Sculpture In between Mauldin Street and Memorial Drive in Reynoldstown
2011 - Colleen Jordan- web Colleen Jordan

Name: Colleen Jordan

Artist Bio:

Colleen Jordan is a recent graduate of Georgia Tech, an artist, and designer from Atlanta.

Website: http://www.colleenjordan.com/

Title: Untitled

Description:

The artist created a cluster of cylinders that includes a bench that raises the plane of the ground, allowing a more comfortable seat in the grass.

Year: 2011

Untitled Sculpture Next to Washington Park at Lena Street
2011 - Cubby West - web Cubby Lindsay West

Name: Cubby Lindsay West

Artist Bio:

Cubby West is a multimedia artist, originally from Atlanta, interested in community engagement and the repurposing of materials for her work.

Website: http://cubbylwest.com/

Title: Heavy Metal

Description:

Heavy Metal uses salvage-yard car doors and side panels as a canvas for expression.

Year: 2011

Heavy Metal Mural In between Mauldin Street and Memorial Drive in Reynoldstown
Dance Truck

Name: Dance Truck

Artist Bio:

Dance Truck is a mobile performance venue presenting Atlanta’s artists, bringing dance and performance art to the people of Atlanta, encouraging new venues, patrons, and conversations for dance artists.

Website: http://www.dancetruck.org/

Title:

Description:

A journey into Atlanta’s industrial past and present with an evening of site-specific dance inspired by CSX’s Hulsey rail yard and by Stein Steel & Supply Company, in Reynoldstown, both of which helped fuel the post-World War II building boom and remain potent engines of Atlanta’s present economic successes. The two featured works, ‘Pressure’ and ‘Iron & Steel’, are created and performed by Crossover Movement Arts.

Year: 2011

Dance Kirkwood Avenue
Dashboard Co-op

Name: Dashboard Co-op

Artist Bio:

Founded in 2010, Dashboard Co-op activates raw and vacant spaces with radical works of contemporary art.

Website: http://dashboardco-op.org/

Title: Picnic: A Communal Food/Dnace Art Piece

Description:

Dashboard Co-op and Dinner Party hosted a large picnic, open to the public. It was part garden party, part southern picnic, part whimsical feast, as dancers engaged in a choreographed dining experience amid the attendees.

Year: 2011

Picnic: A Communal Food/Dnace Art Piece Dance Allene Avenue
art2011_131_300x300 Dax “Dr. Dax” Rudnak

Name: Dax “Dr. Dax” Rudnak

Artist Bio:

Dr. Dax made his name as a graffiti artist and then transitioned to fine art and photography. His murals have been seen during Art Basel in Miami and he’s shown in the Los Angeles MOCA show “Art in the Streets.” His art incorporates photography and his trademark color sensibility in intricate layers.

Website: http://N/A

Title: All Dogs Go to Heaven

Description:

All Dogs Go to Heaven is mural that celebrates the artist’s dog, Azul, who passed away in May 2011.

Year: 2011

All Dogs Go to Heaven Mural Just north of Kirkwood Avenue
dsc_0671_300x300 Daysahead

Name: Daysahead

Artist Bio:

Formed in 2003, Atlanta based Daysahead is an artistic duo founded by Steve Wright and Kim Leachman. A couple on and off the stage, whose adoring relationship has influenced them greatly by shared life experiences and their mutual love for creating music. Their beautiful collaborative effort together has spawned Daysahead’s reinvented Jazz-n-Roll sound defined as “a jazz approach to rock and soul.”

Website: http://www.daysaheadmusic.com/

Title: N/A

Description:

N/A

Year: 2011

N/A Bands Reynoldstown Stage
dftals-aotab-piedmont-park_300x300 Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel and Robbie Land

Name: Duet for Theremin and Lap Steel and Robbie Land

Artist Bio:

N/A

Website: http://duetonline.net/

Title: N/A

Description:

Scott Burland (theremin) and Frank Schultz (steel) created a combination of sounds from two non-fixed-pitch instruments and laptops in an improv environment with a disregard for traditional styles, creating rich textures, swooning collages, and hypnotic pulses.

Year: 2011

N/A Bands Underneath the Park Drive bridge into Piedmont Park and in Historic Fourth Ward Park
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Name: earth muse art

Artist Bio:

earth muse art is an emerging, arts entity that uses nature-inspired themes to unite the community with the arts.

Website: http://N/A

Title: The Nine Staves

Description:

A metaphor for time and progress while inviting nature and human engagement, The Nine Staves captures the essence of the natural environment of the Atlanta BeltLine.

Year: 2011

The Nine Staves Sculpture Beside Muse Street just south of Lucile Avenue
Atlanta BeltLineArt on the BeltLine2011photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Emer

Name: Emer

Artist Bio:

Emer believes in making art fun and enjoyable by a wide audience. He creates work that inspires and encourages laughter and smiles.

Website: http://www.emerart.com

Title: Organic Emergence

Description:

Organic emergence is a piece inspired by modern Architectural Landscaping. I wanted to create a sculpture that was functional and appealing to the eye. With a ease of slope the eye carries from the tracks into the trees and allows the viewer a place to lay down and enjoy the surrounding space. Organic Emergence is inspired by modern architectural landscaping. With an ease of slope, the eye carries from the tracks into the trees and allows the viewer a place to lie down and enjoy the surrounding space. “Inviting the viewer into the piece and allowing them to interact with it is my goal. I believe art like this can bring people together in an outdoor space and create a beautiful space to interact with art, nature and fellow beings.”

Year: 2011

Organic Emergence Sculpture Just north of Kirkwood Avenue
ericsimonsen_web1_300x300 Eric Simonsen

Name: Eric Simonsen

Artist Bio:

Eric Simonsen studied illustration and sculpture. His focus is manipulating metal into representational works of art.

Website: http://N/A

Title: The Freedom Parkway Skyline

Description:

The Freedom Parkway Skyline is a series of metal murals created through a perforation technique the artist developed in collaboration with Metal Tech-USA. The artwork uses a variety of angles reflecting different amounts of light to create the shades used to render images on sheet metal.

Year: 2011

The Freedom Parkway Skyline Mural South of Wylie Street
2011 - EVEREMAN - web EVEREMAN

Name: EVEREMAN

Artist Bio:

Evereman is about sharing and giving, as opposed to taking. Evereman is about co-operation, as opposed to competition. The idea is to keep the art in circulation on the street. Evereman is 4U ATL.

Website: http://evereman.com/

Title: Solar-Powered Riders

Description:

Evereman pieces are meant to be “Beacons of Good Will” for visitors of the Atlanta BeltLine. They are solar powered, lighting up at nightfall and are mounted on artifacts of a bygone era when the Atlanta BeltLine corridor functioned as a working railroad.

Year: 2011

Solar-Powered Riders Sculpture Various locations
photo-7_300x300 Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery

Name: Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery

Artist Bio:

Eyedrum is a non-profit organization developing an interdisciplinary approach to the arts by incorporating a wide range of contemporary art, music, and new media in its gallery space.

Website: http://www.eyedrum.org

Title: Eyedrum on the BeltLine

Description:

Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery performed five unique events along the Atlanta BeltLine — local cinema; Instant Music Composition with Robert Cheatham; performance poetry; electronica music; and family painting activities at the Reynoldstown’s Wheelbarrow Festival.

Year: 2011

Eyedrum on the BeltLine Performance Art Reynoldstown Stage
2011 - Gateway Performance Gateway Performance Productions

Name: Gateway Performance Productions

Artist Bio:

Gateway Performance Productions reaches diverse cultural groups and participates in all functions of Mask and Mime Theatre in order to further the cultural quality of Mask and Mime Theatre and ,thereby, ensure its place as an integral part of the world of art.

Website: http://www.masktheater.org/

Title: Water is Life – Hidden Springs, Atlanta

Description:

A site performance with drama, dance and music designed and directed by Sandra Hughes to celebrate the times when Atlanta’s hidden springs were visible and useable.

Year: 2011

Water is Life – Hidden Springs, Atlanta Theater Reynoldstown Stage
2011 - Giwayen Mata - web Giwayen Mata

Name: Giwayen Mata

Artist Bio:

Giwayen Mata, the all “sistah” dance, percussion, and vocal ensemble celebrate 18 years of rising and shining in new and different ways.

Website: http://www.giwayenmata.org/

Title: The Phoenix: A Giwayen Mata Drum Circle

Description:

By creating a living drum circle, Giwayen Mata orchestrated an expression of the collective experience of those who live in this cultural collage called Atlanta.

Year: 2011

The Phoenix: A Giwayen Mata Drum Circle Performance art Gordon White Park
dsc_0565_300x300 gloATL

Name: gloATL

Artist Bio:

gloATL is a collaborative platform of exceptional contemporary performance experience that increasingly shares synergy with art forms, blending classical elements with the complexity and groove of today’s rhythmic culture. Part choreography and part installation, glo performances regularly bridge the gap between artists and audience to explore fundamentals found in philosophies such as being together, voluntary migration, and the inter-human.

Website: http://www.gloatl.com/

Title: Milk Float; a short urban fantasy

Description:

A whimsical, communal foot gathering that embarks on a tandem, side by side/front to back, sensory/fed experience of film and contemporary physical experience.

Year: 2011

Milk Float; a short urban fantasy Dance Park Drive and along the old railroad corridor in Reynoldstown
art2011_064_300x300 Gregor Turk

Name: Gregor Turk

Artist Bio:

Atlanta artist, Gregor Turk, often incorporates mapping imagery and cultural markings into his public art installations, sculpture, and mixed-media works.

Website: http://www.gregorturk.com/

Title: Site X

Description:

Site X was created by four rammed earth benches that collectively form an X. The location of the installation marks the intersection of many systems — seen and unseen, above and below (E.G. power lines & sewers), natural and man-made, and vanished and soon-to-be-built.

Year: 2011

Site X Sculpture Near Dutch Valley Road in the northeast
art2011_227_300x300 Hadley Breckenridge

Name: Hadley Breckenridge

Artist Bio:

Hadley Breckenridge is a photographer known for her sense of color.

Website: http://www.hadleybreck.com

Title: Enterchange

Description:

The purpose of this project is to raise awareness of the Beltline through art, bringing unity to the community through common interests as people cross paths. The artwork consists of a large mural. The colors reflect the time period of mass transit, 1965, attracting the attention of both pedestrians and drivers. The design involves shapes resembling intersections of interstates, roads, railroads and circles to imply unity of community reflecting the idea of connections through various forms of transportation.

Year: 2011

Enterchange Mural Beside Muse Street on the retaining wall facing the old railroad corridor
green-thoughts-harry-zmijewski_300x300 Harry Zmijewski

Name: Harry Zmijewski

Artist Bio:

Harry Zmijewski’s art is a mandate of nature’s will. He aspires to infuse the viewer’s spirit with humor, happiness and hope.

Website: http://N/A

Title: Green Thoughts (Linked Bench System)

Description:

The “Linked Bench System” unites the BeltLine communities symbolically. The imagery represents enjoying a green thought.

Year: 2011

Green Thoughts (Linked Bench System) Sculpture In between Mauldin Street and Memorial Drive in Reynoldstown
Atlanta BeltLineArt on The BeltLine 2011photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com HENSE x BORN

Name: HENSE x BORN

Artist Bio:

N/A

Website: http://www.hensethename.com/

Title: Fruition

Description:

Public mural painted on a historic structure by two of Atlanta’s most prolific street artists, HENSE and BORN. HENSE and longtime friend and collaborator BORN spent roughly twelve hours a day for almost two weeks on the mural and felt it was important for the work to show both of their tastes as artists.

Year: 2011

Fruition Mural Underneath the Park Drive bridge into Piedmont Park
photo-4_300x300 Ian Thompson

Name: Ian Thompson

Artist Bio:

Driven by the desire to create something new, Thompson is constantly motivated to experiment with different mediums. Studying Graphic Design at Kennesaw State University, he developed a unique concept of textural painting, worked with sculpture, music, computer animation, photography, drawing, and performance art.

Website: http://ianthompsonart.com/

Title: Fustian Circumlocution

Description:

Inciting pareidolia while satiating our infatuation with rhythm, “FC” introduces urban despondent utilitarianism to the abstract chimera that lurks in our minds.

Year: 2011

Fustian Circumlocution Sculpture Underneath the Piedmont Avenue bridge
art111211_134_300x300 Ilé Tambor

Name: Ilé Tambor

Artist Bio:

Ilé Tambor, (“House of the Drum”), is a unifying force of music that is culturally rich and community-driven. Preserving the authenticity of a community-fueled musical masterpiece, most of the members join in to dance and chant in a wide variety of languages with flawless synchronicity.

Website: http://www.myspace.com/iletambor

Title: Concert

Description:

A modern interpretation of traditional Afro-Caribbean folk songs on the Atlanta BeltLine, utilizing handcrafted instruments from natural and recycled materials collected along the Corridor.

Year: 2011

Concert Performance Art Reynoldstown Stage and Historic Fourth Ward Park
Iman Person

Name: Iman Person

Artist Bio:

Iman Person is a visual intellectual that lives and has exhibited in the Atlanta area since 2005. In 2010 she received her BFA from Georgia State University in drawing, painting and printmaking. Throughout her work, Iman highlights the metaphysical energy that fuels mankind and how all things, whether animal, mineral or ethereal, are all connected. Her work; while abstract in execution, takes on a familiar posture of the human body and naturalistic expansion.

Website: http://www.imancreates.com

Title: Earth Cocoons IV: An Exploration in Regeneration and Decay

Description:

“Earth Cocoons Series IV: An Exploration in Regeneration and Decay,” is an environmental study of naturalistic occurrences within a self-created atmosphere. The pieces visually showcase the constant flux and ebb of our environments and how humans contribute to charging a space and vice versa.  “Earth Cocoons,” features 50 handmade cocoons that are all made from repurposed and found fabrics.   Within the installation, 25 of the 50 cocoons signify regenerative energies while the other portions facilitate decay.  In some of the pieces, seeds and salts are used to manifest growth and while others are created solely out of raw materials, which in time will begin to decay.  While the concepts differ in some degrees, they both encompass transformation.

Year: 2011

Earth Cocoons IV: An Exploration in Regeneration and Decay Sculpture Next to Washington Park at Lena Street
art2011_317_300x300 J. Richard Laupus & the Youth of Peoplestown, Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Pittsburgh, & Adair Park

Name: J. Richard Laupus & the Youth of Peoplestown, Mechanicsville, Summerhill, Pittsburgh, & Adair Park

Artist Bio:

Richard Laupus is a writer/photographer living in Peoplestown. His aim is to give expression to the people of his community.

Website: http://N/A

Title: BeltLine Dreams

Description:

BeltLine Dreams is a tribute to the dreams of the Peoplestown youth, a photo-wall festooned with small gardens to help those dreams grow.

Year: 2011

BeltLine Dreams Mural Just west of Allene Avenue on the old loading dock
art2011_084_300x300 Jack Kinley

Name: Jack Kinley

Artist Bio:

Jack Kinley is a mixed media artist making works which explore duality in loosely structured narratives open to multiple personal interpretations.

Website: http://www.jackkinley.com

Title: Winds of Change

Description:

This modern take on traditional Buddhist prayer flags lifts the voices of leaders who have advanced the cause of human rights.

Year: 2011

Winds of Change Sculpture Behind the Atlanta Botanical Garden in the Piedmont Park Expansion
jasonschechter_web1_300x300 Jason Alex Schechter

Name: Jason Alex Schechter

Artist Bio:

Alex Schechter spends much of his time painting and making sculptures out of things he finds in rubbish heaps.

Website: http://N/A

Title: Shrines for Ordinary Spaces

Description:

An interactive installation that encourages people to place hand painted “shrines” in areas of the Atlanta BeltLine that are important to them.

Year: 2011

Shrines for Ordinary Spaces Sculpture Various locations
art2011_146_300x300 Jaynie Crimmins

Name: Jaynie Crimmins

Artist Bio:

Born in Brooklyn, NY and a resident of New York State until 2007, Jaynie Crimmins now lives in Atlanta. She was an art educator for over 20 years.

Website: http://www.jayniecrimmins.com/

Title: Tangible Evidence

Description:

Tangible Evidence repurposes shredded documents from the Atlanta BeltLine offices into art exhibited along the corridor. The piece references flags draped across the right of way as a celebration of the corridor now and what the Atlanta BeltLine will become.

Year: 2011

Tangible Evidence Sculpture Just north of Kirkwood Avenue
art2011_037_300x300 JD Koth

Name: JD Koth

Artist Bio:

JD Koth is known for sculpture building, brainstorming, art exploring, animating, adventure taking, problem solving, big smiling, collaborating, music making, pancake eating and is a knowledge absorbing, human being.

Website: http://jdkoth.com/

Title: Twisting Passage

Description:

Twisting Passage is a collaboration with nature and intended as a portal into one’s own imagination while standing as a monument dedicated to our inner child.

Year: 2011

Twisting Passage Sculpture On Monroe Drive at the entrance to the Park Tavern parking lot
art2011_114_300x300 Jeff Demetriou

Name: Jeff Demetriou

Artist Bio:

Atlanta-based artist Jeff Demetriou is best known for his unique work process that combines highly conceptual philosophical and existential principals.

Website: http://www.jeffdemetriou.com

Title: Settlements

Description:

An abstract representation of the synergistic relationship that exists along the Beltline between manufactured and natural landscapes.

Year: 2011

Settlements Sculpture Behind Ansley Mall next to Clear Creek
art2011_013_300x300 Jenn Garrett

Name: Jenn Garrett

Artist Bio:

Jenn Garrett is a full-time artist living and working in Gainesville Florida. Her work can be seen at National Outdoor Sculpture Competition and Exhibition in North Charleston, South Carolina and the Museum of Florida Art Sculpture Walk in Deland, Florida.

Website: http://www.jgarretgallery.com

Title: Currents

Description:

A kinetic sculpture composed of two forms that turn independently on their own axes. The work is reflective of relationships, specifically that of couples. Like two people in a relationship, they respond to the atmosphere independently, sometimes facing the same way, sometimes facing each other, and other times away from each other.

Year: 2011

Currents Sculpture On Monroe Drive at the entrance to the Park Tavern parking lot
art2011_218_300x300 John Thigpen

Name: John Thigpen

Artist Bio:

John Thigpen is a scenic designer and sculptor has exhibited at the U. S. Botanic Garden in Washington DC and Mudfire Gallery in Decatur, Georgia.

Website: http://N/A

Title: Meandering Fence and Atlanta Totems

Description:

Atlanta Totems: Illegal signs, street spam, and “litter on a stick” are recycled into Atlanta Totems. These were displayed in Reynoldstown along the Atlanta BeltLine.

Meandering Fence: Geometric “Op-Art” style patterns were created by volunteers along this railroad-tie inspired fence. The fences were displayed along the path leading into the corridor across from Gordon White Park in southwest Atlanta.

Year: 2011

Meandering Fence and Atlanta Totems Sculpture
untitled-0952_300x300 Kebbi Williams Band with Strings and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson

Name: Kebbi Williams Band with Strings and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson

Artist Bio:

The organizer of this performance, Kebbi Williams, earned his bachelors and masters degrees in music from Howard University and is a Benjamin E. Mays High School graduate. Williams won the Downbeat Student Award in 1996. He has played with Outkast, Ceelo, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi.

Website: http://N/A

Title: N/A

Description:

Original music composed by Kebbi Williams and award winning composer Miguel Atwood-Ferguson was performed along with students in the Atlanta Public Schools Youth Orchestra. Special guests during the performance included Dashill Smith, Russell Gunn, Hornz Unlimitted, Otiel Burbridge, Kofi Burbridge and DeAntoni Parks.

Year: 2011

N/A Bands Gordon White Park
Klimchak and Stuart Gerber

Name: Klimchak and Stuart Gerber

Artist Bio:

Klimchak is a composer, performer, and percussionist. He specializes in music for theater, dance, and film. Stuart Gerber is an Atlanta-based percussionist who has performed on international stages as soloist, chamber musician, and improviser.

Website: http://klimchakmusic.com

Title: Trio for Two Percussionists and an Urban Woods

Description:

An after-dark, ears-only performance blending the Beltline’s environmental sound with eerie composed & improvised percussion music.

Year: 2011

Trio for Two Percussionists and an Urban Woods Performance Art Under the Park Drive bridge leading into Piedmont Park
art2011_253_300x300 Knitterati

Name: Knitterati

Artist Bio:

The Knitterati is a collective of eight Atlantans who enjoy knitting and crocheting as a productive excuse to hang out, catch up, and show support for the Beltline.

Website: http://theknitterati.wordpress.com/

Title: Communitree

Description:

Knitted and crocheted tree coverings showcase the Atlanta BeltLine through colors and patterns as unique as the Atlanta community.

Year: 2011

Communitree Sculpture Just south of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
art111211_409_300x300 Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons

Name: Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons

Artist Bio:

The Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons produces community-built lantern parades featuring giant puppets, marching bands, and floating flowers.

Website: http://www.gratefulgluttons.com/

Title: BeltLine Lantern Parade 2011: Old 4th Ward Park

Description:

The Lantern Parade graced the Historic Fourth Ward Park with a community art lantern procession of more than 400 people. The audience brought lanterns made at home and from many of the Krewe’s lantern workshops.

Year: 2011

BeltLine Lantern Parade 2011: Old 4th Ward Park Performance Art Historic Fourth Ward Park
Atlanta BeltLineArt on The BeltLine 2011photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Kyle Brooks

Name: Kyle Brooks

Artist Bio:

Kyle Brooks is a southern, neo-folk artist. He lives in Atlanta and leaves art in public places for people to enjoy.

Website: http://www.blackcattips.com/

Title: BeltLine Bears

Description:

The BeltLine Bears are built from loops just as the Atlanta BeltLine is a loop that ties Atlanta together. The bears are colorful and similar, yet unique.

Year: 2011

BeltLine Bears Mural Next to Langhorn Street on the retaining wall facing the old railroad corridor
art2011_149_300x300 Living Walls: OverUnder, Labrona, and Gawd

Name: Living Walls: OverUnder, Labrona, and Gawd

Artist Bio:

OverUnder works primarily on the street applying his work with wheatpaste and paint.
Canadian artist Labrona is best known for his extraordinary paintings on freight trains that roll all over the US and Canada.  Gawd is a self-taught artist from Montreal. His paintings can usually be seen on walls, galleries, and freight trains all over North America, England, and France.

Website: http://N/A

Title: Untitled

Description:

This mural champions the pedestrian over automotive transit. The colors speak to the multicultural and varied communities that make up Atlanta. Stylistically, the piece works in each artist’s vocabulary, with an emphasis on a flattened picture plane, resulting in a crammed, detailed composition even with simple forms: a surreal piece that depicts monumental figures traversing a landscape of vehicles as a metaphor for Atlanta.

Year: 2011

Untitled Mural South of Kirkwood Avenue on South Park Lofts
art93011_1_300x300 Lonnie Holley

Name: Lonnie Holley

Artist Bio:

Holley began his artistic life in 1979 by carving tombstones for his sister’s two children who died in a house fire. He made other carvings and assembled them in his yard along with various found objects. The artist has exhibited in Birmingham Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, American Folk Art Museum, the High Museum of Art, and Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, England.

Website: http://N/A

Title: Hands Along the Rail

Description:

Hands Along the Rail pays tribute to all of the workers who worked tirelessly and without recognition to build American railways.

Year: 2011

Hands Along the Rail Sculpture Just north of Memorial Drive next to the Lofts at Reynoldstown Crossing
art2011_126_300x300 Loss Prevention Collective

Name: Loss Prevention Collective

Artist Bio:

Loss Prevention Collective is a multi- disciplinary collective of artists specializing in hand-painted murals and design. Originally conceived in Los Angeles in 2006, their work has been featured in film, television, and print campaigns.

Website: http://thelossprevention.net/

Title: Steel Fabric

Description:

Steel Fabric is a portrait on the façade of the Stein Steel Factory and an homage to the fabricators of the Reynoldstown institution that runs parallel to the Atlanta BeltLine corridor.

Year: 2011

Steel Fabric Mural Just north of Kirkwood Avenue on the wall of Stein Steel
photo_300x300 Lucha Rodriguez & Paco Vergachette

Name: Lucha Rodriguez & Paco Vergachette

Artist Bio:

Lucha Rodriguez was born and raised in Venezuela. She has produced various “pink projects,” ranging from etchings, monoprints, and serigraphs to immersive surreal environments.  Paco Vergachette was born and raised in Maracaibo, Venezuela. His work is minimalist in nature with bright colors and geometric forms favoring small details such as dots and patterns.

Website: http://www.love-lucha-now.org/

Title: Caja Correa

Description:

CAJA CORREA is a collaborative sculpture by local artists Lucha Rodriguez and Paco Vergachette. The intention of the piece is to bring upbeat energy of transformation and movement to Atlanta’s Public Art BeltLine initiative. The duo will combine their bold visual styles and sensibilities to create a modular sculpture that will bring both organic and structural design elements into play. The organic creatures erupting and breaking through the cube structures is a sign of change and birth of the new, the fresh and daring. The piece embodies change taking over the BeltLine. The creatures create a semi-circular path around the cubes and then go back into the ground, leaving just parts of the elongated bodies visible on the ground. Bright, bold colors coming in and out of the ground as a symbol of artistic conquer.The modular sculptural piece will be made on wood and coated with exterior paints and sealed to withstand the elements.

Year: 2011

Caja Correa Sculpture Across from Gordon White Park at the entrance into the old railroad corridor
art2011_233_300x300 Maria Ciavarro & Katie Hall

Name: Maria Ciavarro & Katie Hall

Artist Bio:

Maria Ciavarro and Katie Hall are best friends who complement each other in personality and talent. They have undertaken several projects as a team – non-profit, private, and commercial.

Website: http://N/A

Title: Birds in Flight

Description:

Birds in Flight is secured atop metal posts of varying lengths further heightening the flocking sensation of their existing mosaic work on the Lucille Avenue bridge. The force of each bird on the path disturbs the soil – unearthing colored glass, and showing the inspiration held just beneath the surface of all things. One need only look a bit deeper with the hope and spirit of imagination.

Year: 2011

Birds in Flight Sculpture On the southwest trail around the tunnel under Lucile Avenue
michaelcarpenter_web1_300x300 Mike Carpenter

Name: Mike Carpenter

Artist Bio:

Michael Carpenter is a local artist/carpenter and founder of MDC Interiors who works with multiple mediums, including concrete, paint, wood, and glass.

Website: http://www.mdcinteriors.com/

Title: Concrete Chess Table

Description:

Chess tables are a great way to promote community by providing space for individuals to gather and play chess. The game of chess also challenges people to think critically and to engage with people in a social and stimulating environment.

Year: 2011

Concrete Chess Table Sculpture Just west of Allene Avenue on the old loading dock
mikes-work-3_300x300 Mike Jensen

Name: Mike Jensen

Artist Bio:

Mike Jensen utilizes patterns, geometry, fractals, and strange attractors, using a variety of media in his work.

Website: http://www.atlantaconcreteartist.com/

Title: Gnomon

Description:

Utilizing the earths rotation, this sculpture employs the raking light of the sun to create an ever changing pattern of shadows.

Year: 2011

Gnomon Sculpture Just north of the bridge over Mauldin Street in Reynoldstown
IMG_0666 Misao Cates & Kim Fong

Name: Misao Cates & Kim Fong

Artist Bio:

Misao Cates designs theater costumes and art for special events. Observer participation is integral to fulfilling her overall vision.  Kim Fong is owner/lead interior designer for Studio Song. She creates beautifully inspired spaces to bring creative “light” to others.

Website: http://N/A

Title: Whispering Peace

Description:

Whispering Peace is inspired by the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of prayer flags that fly with hopes of peace. An on-site station with blank flags invites Atlanta BeltLine travelers to tie a flag inscribed with their own prayer. Whispering Peace transformed from the few flags pictures here to hundreds, blowing colorfully in the breeze.

Year: 2011

Whispering Peace Sculpture In between Mauldin Street and Memorial Drive in Reynoldstown
never-satisfied_300x300 Mr. Never Satisfied

Name: Mr. Never Satisfied

Artist Bio:

Mr. Never Satisfied is an artist who taught himself how to paint on walls along the once neglected train tracks of the Atlanta BeltLine.

Website: http://N/A

Title: Could Be Better

Description:

A mural inspired by the hard work of skaters across Atlanta’s history, referencing the locations, tricks, and feelings of the skate community in Atlanta.

Year: 2011

Could Be Better Mural Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park
Nathan Sharratt

Name: Nathan Sharratt

Artist Bio:

Nathan Sharratt studied Film and Animation at Pratt Institute and received a BFA in Sculpture in 2011 from the Savannah College of Art & Design. He currently lives and works in Atlanta, GA.

Website: http://nathansharratt.com/

Title: Musical Landscape

Description:

An interactive instrument that takes its form directly from the landscape, it translates the skyline into audible harmony, with your help.

Year: 2011

Musical Landscape Sculpture Next to the Park Tavern parking lot and Piedmont Park
parccofield_web2_300x300 Park Cofield and Company

Name: Park Cofield and Company

Artist Bio:

Park Cofield is an Atlanta based theater director and puppet builder. His work is frequently based on odd, yet, true stories, historical fact, and the works of surrealist painters.

Website: http://www.parkcofield.com/

Title: The Ogre's Arm

Description:

Composed of monster hunters, musicians, folklorists, and entertainers, Park Cofield & Co. presented a variety show for all ages — complete with live music, traditional dance, and delights from around the world. Thrilling tales of monsters and curious creatures were told including stories of their recent adventure to the East to seek and capture the Shuntendoji, the most fearsome ogre of Japan!

Year: 2011

The Ogre's Arm Theater Just south of Kirkwood Avenue
img_1064_300x300 Priscilla Smith

Name: Priscilla Smith

Artist Bio:

Smith is a native Atlantan whose most recent works were Reunion, a mural with projections exhibited at Atlanta Underground and directing “A Perfect Analysis Given by a Parrot” at Push Push Theater.

Website: http://N/A

Title: The View from Here

Description:

Priscilla Smith walked the entire Atlanta BeltLine loop in a day while videotaping and streaming the experience online. Here we see a photograph taken along the journey. Viewers experienced a real-time documentary coming to life as her journey unfolded. Look for the hyperlink to be added shortly!

Year: 2011

The View from Here Performance Art Full loop of the Atlanta BeltLine
Salakida Kali

Name: Salakida Kali

Artist Bio:

N/A

Website: http://N/A

Title: N/A

Description:

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Year: 2011

N/A Bands Gordon White Park
art2011_276_300x300 Sally Heller

Name: Sally Heller

Artist Bio:

Sally Heller assembles quotidian products into unexpected structures that challenge our notions of taste, status, and consumerism. She is represented by Gallery Bienvenu, New Orleans and Whitespace Gallery in Atlanta.

Website: http://www.sallyheller.com/

Title: Rest Stop

Description:

Rest Stop is a resting stop for birds that borrows from modernism, postmodernism and ancient ruins. This amalgam of variably shaped structures calls attention to the diverse nature of architectural styles that have shaped our culture over the years. Because this dwelling is for birds, it also references environmental issues such as the urgent need for rest stations for migrating birds to stop and gather strength for their remaining journey.

Year: 2011

Rest Stop Sculpture Next to Washington Park at Lena Street
Sonic Generator

Name: Sonic Generator

Artist Bio:

Founded in 2006, Sonic Generator is the contemporary music ensemble-in-residence at Georgia Tech dedicated to using technology to transform the ways in which we compose, perform, and listen to music. Sonic Generator’s experiments with new technologies have led the group to perform with wine glasses, iPhones, comic strips, car speakers, DJs, and a robotic drummer. The ensemble also frequently collaborates with visual artists to create video projections to accompany its performances.

Website: http://www.sonicgenerator.gatech.edu/

Title: Street Performances

Description:

N/A

Year: 2011

Street Performances Performance Art N/A
Spiral of Sound Crystal Bowl Choir

Name: Spiral of Sound Crystal Bowl Choir

Artist Bio:

Stephen Audy is an Industrial Design graduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology has been a designer and artist in Atlanta for the past 15 years.

Website: http://N/A

Title: Peace Spiral

Description:

“Peace Spiral”, a labyrinth created with large translucent white crystal bowls that are played by members of the Spiral of Sound Crystal Bowl Choir becomes an intriguing opportunity for participants to contemplate peace, harmony and health within a pathway of meditative sound! Walking any labyrinth is an active meditation which becomes a metaphor for the journey of life, full of twists and turns, a separate journey for each and part of a larger experience for all.  Walking a labyrinth brings about the “relaxation response”, as also happens when experiencing the sound waves of crystal bowls!  Lowered blood pressure, deeper breathing, reduction of chronic pain, centering and focusing are long-term benefits gained from both these activities.

Year: 2011

Peace Spiral Performance Art Historic Fourth Ward Park
art2011_085_300x300 Stephen Audy

Name: Stephen Audy

Artist Bio:

Stephen Audy is an Industrial Design graduate student at the Georgia Institute of Technology has been a designer and artist in Atlanta for the past 15 years.

Website: http://N/A

Title: Wanderers

Description:

Wanderers is a tribute to the men and women that worked, wandered, and lived on the tracks that once covered much of what is now the Atlanta BeltLine.

Year: 2011

Wanderers Sculpture Two locations next to the Piedmont Park expansion.
photo-1_300x300 Taranji L. Alvarado

Name: Taranji L. Alvarado

Artist Bio:

Website: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/taranjialvarado

Title: Community - A Sound Creation

Description:

Alvarado encouraged the audience at Gordon White Park, especially kids, to pick up kitchen tools and other items to start making sounds with the performance. It was a Sound Community!

Year: 2011

Community - A Sound Creation Performance Art Gordon White Park and Historic Fourth Ward Park
Atlanta BeltLineArt 2011Lantern Parade @ 4th Ward ParkNovember 12, 2011photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com The Imperial Opa!

Name: The Imperial Opa!

Artist Bio:

The Imperial Opa Circus is a theatrical entertainment company based in Atlanta, Georgia. The Circus was founded October of 2009 with the motto: Inspire, Create and do Good.

Website: http://theimperialopa.com/circus/

Title: Opa!

Description:

A combination of narrative storytelling, stage and street performances, and a menagerie of over-sized puppet animals, creatures, and vibrant costumes, The Imperial Opa is a unique show featuring live, original music.

Year: 2011

Opa! Performance Art Reynoldstown Stage and Historic Fourth Ward Park
Thomas Barnwell and Laura Hennighausen

Name: Thomas Barnwell and Laura Hennighausen

Artist Bio:

N/A

Website: http://N/A

Title: Green Reclamation (Stripes on Stripes)

Description:

Stripes on Stripes simultaneously provides a pleasant public space while phytoremediating plants extract dangerous heavy metals from the soil. Together they work to create art that is both reflective and environmentally conscious.

Year: 2011

Green Reclamation (Stripes on Stripes) Sculpture Just west of Allene Avenue
tim-franks-piece_300x300 Tim Frank

Name: Tim Frank

Artist Bio:

Tim Frank is a practicing architect and a design educator who examines the significance of emerging technology within the sustainable design process.

Website: http://www.timfrankarch.com

Title: Re-Pairing Terrain

Description:

This column field registers the solar effect of BeltLine earth banks and the ground surface that once connected the contiguous communities of Westview and West End.

Year: 2011

Re-Pairing Terrain Sculpture Just south of Lucile Avenue
photo-1_300x300 Travis Smith

Name: Travis Smith

Artist Bio:

Travis Smith is an Atlantan, a software developer, and a self-taught artist.

Website: http://www.mrpurty.com

Title: in between is mine

Description:

In Between is Mine is a collection of totem pole-like columns made of recycled materials and wood. The construction and placement simulates a grove of trees, meant to reference the use of limited natural resources.

Year: 2011

in between is mine Sculpture In between Mauldin Street and Memorial Drive in Reynoldstown
img_0946_300x300 Twinhead Theatre

Name: Twinhead Theatre

Artist Bio:

Twin Head Theater inspires and entertains the Atlanta community while leading a new generation of theatrical performance by developing and producing plays, films, and performance-based events.

Website: http://www.twinheadtheatre.org/

Title: Murder on the BeltLine

Description:

A murder mystery one act play, the comedy troupe produced a Benefit to Benefit the BeltLine, wherein actors told a hilarious story of murder, intrigue, and dancing to HasselHoff.

Year: 2011

Murder on the BeltLine Theater Reynoldstown Stage and Allene Avenue
art2011_186_300x300 Will Eccleston

Name: Will Eccleston

Artist Bio:

An incessant tinkerer, Will Eccleston began pursuing kinetic sculpture in 1997. His work is occasionally critical and almost always whimsical.

Website: http://vimeo.com/kinetiscape

Title: Uniman

Description:

A human-powered interactive kinetic sculpture made of recycled motorcycle, bicycle, tractor, and car parts. He is a ten foot man sitting atop a unicycle. Opposite him is a place for the public to sit and pedal. When you pedal, he pedals his unicycle while waving his arms up and down for balance.

Year: 2011

Uniman Sculpture On the bridge over Mauldin Street in Reynoldstown
Zentropy and Crossover

Name: Zentropy and Crossover

Artist Bio:

N/A

Website: http://N/A

Title: Semi-Spontaneous Music & Dance

Description:

This participatory event offers an opportunity to experience more fully the beauty and the intriguing sight lines and perspectives of the Historic Fourth Ward Park. Freestyle Polers vault over obstacles and fly through the air using wooden staffs in a dance form created by Crossover Movement Arts Artistic Director Blake Dalton.

Year: 2011

Semi-Spontaneous Music & Dance Dance The West End and Historic Fourth Ward Park

2010

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Arseni Zeitsev

Name: Arseni Zeitsev

Artist Bio:

Joining Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (GSD) to pursue a Masters of Design Studies, Arseni is continuing to pursue bridging the gap between digital design and the process of fabrication at a variety of scales. He earned a Masters of Architecture at GaTech with extensive experience and academic concentration in digital fabrication processes. In the past, Arseni has collaborated on and completed projects locally as well as internationally. Arseni has taught digitally provocative courses at GaTech that have been showcased. He is an architect in training, designer in multiple media and product developer: always learning – always doing.

Website: http://anonymousstudio.com/

Title: TiredOUT

Description:

Recovered tires creating something beautiful through the recycling of tires: they become the building blocks to create a highly sculptural and, at the same time, spatial artifact.

Year: 2010

TiredOUT Sculpture On the Atlanta BeltLine interim hiking trail in Adair Park, southwest Atlanta
BeltLine
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photos by Christopher T Martin Arturo Lindsay

Name: Arturo Lindsay

Artist Bio:

Dr. Arturo Lindsay is an artist-scholar who conducts ethnographic research on
African spiritual and aesthetic retentions in contemporary American cultures. His
research findings are manifested in works of art, as well as, scholarly lectures and
articles. A native of Colon, a seaport city on the Caribbean coast of the Republic of
Panama, Lindsay migrated with his parents to New York City at age 12 and settled in
Brooklyn, New York.

Website: http://www.arturolindsay.com/

Title: Sanctuary on the BeltLine

Description:

Environmental art: bamboo, granite, wood and mulch. This environmental art installation is intended to be a sacro-secular space wherein a visitor can pause for an aesthetic and meditative moment.

Year: 2010

Sanctuary on the BeltLine Sculpture In the old railroad corridor on the west side just north of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
2010 - Beacon Dance - web Beacon Dance Company

Name: Beacon Dance Company

Artist Bio:

Beacon Dance is a professional performance organization presenting classes, workshops and performances to the general public. The mission of Beacon Dance is to develop people’s understanding and appreciation of the art of movement as a means of communication.

Website: http://www.beacondance.org

Title: A Bountiful Feast

Description:

A visual and performance art project by Beacon Dance, led by choreographer and dancer D. Patton White. Beginning with story circles the artists will gather oral histories and accounts to inform their movements and dialogue. A site sculpture will then be installed to be followed with an opening performance in June and a closing performance with de-installation in October.

Year: 2010

A Bountiful Feast Dance South of Ponce de Leon Avenue on the Eastside Trail
blackili_002_300x300 Blacki Migliozzi, Pattie Acevedo, Elizabeth Oscar Maynard and Mikhail Ally

Name: Blacki Migliozzi, Pattie Acevedo, Elizabeth Oscar Maynard and Mikhail Ally

Artist Bio:

N/A

Website: http://N/A

Title: The Massive Diorama Project

Description:

Mixed (sculpture and painting). This is a large-scale diorama portraying Atlanta city-life through painting and sculpture with a large cityscape, train winding through its environment and tree sculpture.

Year: 2010

The Massive Diorama Project Mural On the Eastside Trail at Greenwood Avenue
2010brooks-dance-company-1 Brooks and Company

Name: Brooks and Company

Artist Bio:

The mission of Brooks & Company Dance is to educate and entertain audiences through performance of choreographic works influenced by dance and cultural history, current political and social climates, and the pure joy of movement.

Website: http://www.brooksandcompanydance.org/

Title: Ment

Description:

Brooks & Company Dance merges cyclists, dancers, graffiti, percussionists and aerialists for a celebration of the new life the BeltLine will bring to the corridor neighborhoods.

Year: 2010

Ment Dance 930 Mauldin Street and on the bridge at Fulton Terrace in Reynoldstown
BeltLineTemporary Art 2010photos by Christopher T Martin Cabbagetown Artist Tribe

Name: Cabbagetown Artist Tribe

Artist Bio:

N/A

Website: http://N/A

Title: The Pardoned Eden

Description:

This work is a community-building, visual art installation representing transitions from stagnation to animation and reclaiming historic industrial spaces for art, interaction and collaboration.

Year: 2010

The Pardoned Eden Sculpture On the old rail corridor in Reynoldstown, just north of Memorial Drive
2010 - Charlie Smith Charlie Smith

Name: Charlie Smith

Artist Bio:

Charlie Smith has a colorful artistic life that encompasses family, sculptural creations, performance art and the curation of interactive exhibits & happenings. The works created are made from metal materials sometimes mixed with wood, concrete, glass, stone and light. His use of volume, line, shape, form, and texture lend to intriguing playful and deliberate iconic and symbolic creations. His aesthetic is very unique and resonates with the environments and communities that he creates and affects through his work.

Website: http://www.charliesmithstudio.com/

Title: Transformational Transportation Way

Description:

Recycled and steel. Created with the intention to inspire and examine the roots of our existence, past, present, future and to celebrate both personal and group change.

Year: 2010

Transformational Transportation Way Sculpture On the Eastside Trail near the Somserset Stage at Angier Springs
2010 - SonoScape - web Claudia Rebola Winegarden and Ali Mazalek

Name: Claudia Rebola Winegarden and Ali Mazalek

Artist Bio:

Responsive Objects, Surfaces and Spaces (ROSS) is as a creative design and technology research program that explores how emerging technologies weave across all facets of our lives and communities, from shared knowledge and shared environment, to shared performance and shared play.

Website: http://ross.gatech.edu/

Title: SonoScape

Description:

Interactive digital sound sculture. Art as play and play as art: a modular, self-sustainable digital sound sculpture integrated into the outdoor environment for creative expression and play.

Year: 2010

SonoScape Sculpture On the Eastside Trail near the Somserset Stage at Angier Springs
BeltLineTemporary Art 2010photos by Christopher T Martin Corrina Sephora Mensoff

Name: Corrina Sephora Mensoff

Artist Bio:

Corrina Sephora Mensoff  is a visual artist who specializes in metal work, sculpture and mixed media in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. Her artwork uses depiction of boats and ships as a metaphor and story telling tool. She also incorporates other media such as printmaking, paper collage and animation.

Website: http://N/A

Title: BeltLine Be Green

Description:

Forged and fabricated steel, wood. This spiral, waves of the ocean spiraling growth of natural forms, the cycle of life, now and future biking, recycling, a pause for a new view.

Year: 2010

BeltLine Be Green Sculpture On the Eastside Trail in between Virginia Avenue and Plyant Street
BeltLineTemporary Art 2010photos by Christopher T Martin Dodekapus Artist Collective

Name: Dodekapus Artist Collective

Artist Bio:

Dodekapus is a diverse collective of Atlanta based artists focused on cross media collaboration and providing support as well as resources for local emerging and peripheral artists.

Website: http://dodekapus.org/

Title: Wickerpus

Description:

A towering 20ft of organic materials to be used for gatherings in-the-round. Inspired by Burning Man wicker projects, Wickerpus lends itself as an inspiring, eco-friendly and welcoming think-tank meeting space on the BeltLine.

Year: 2010

Wickerpus Sculpture On the Eastside Trail underneath the Freedom Parkway bridge
Ludic Jungle by Nick Kahler Doodles

Name: Doodles

Artist Bio:

Website:

Title: Untitled

Description:

Year: 2010

Untitled Mural Westside Trail across from Gordon White Park
Doria Roberts

Name: Doria Roberts

Artist Bio:

A regular on the national singer/songwriter circuit, Doria Roberts creates songs that have been described as “a delicious, bohemian blend of folk, jazz and pop”. Doria’s versatility as a songwriter and entertainer is never lost whether she is performing solo or with her band.

Website: http://www.myspace.com/doriaroberts

Title: West End Music on the BeltLine

Description:

A free, outdoor jazz concert in Gordon White Park on the West End Trail.

Year: 2010

West End Music on the BeltLine Bands West End / Gordon White Park
Dropsonic

Name: Dropsonic

Artist Bio:

Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia rock ‘n’ roll trio Dropsonic blends elements of indie rock outfits such as the Jesus Lizard and Shiner with the raw raucousness of classic rock icons such as Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones. Featuring the fierce and stunning lead guitar work of Dan Dixon, the adventurous and melodic bass lines of David Chase, plus the arena-ready Bonham-esque drum pummelings of Brian Hunter, Dropsonic is steeped in rock tradition but casts a keen eye toward the future with complex lyrics that call to mind Paul Westerberg in the dimming days of the Replacements and early solo Bob Mould.

Website: http://www.myspace.com/dropsonic

Title: Music on the BeltLine

Description:

A free, outdoor concert on the Somerset Stage on the Eastside Trail.

Year: 2010

Music on the BeltLine Bands Somerset Stage / Eastside Trail
emilykempf_1_300x300 Emily Kempf

Name: Emily Kempf

Artist Bio:

N/A

Website: http://N/A

Title: Collabodoodle

Description:

A mixed-media, public mural painting with a side of music & fire.

Year: 2010

Collabodoodle Mural On the Eastside Trail just south of the Freedom Parkway bridge
BeltLineTemporary Art 2010photos by Christopher T Martin Emma Adair

Name: Emma Adair

Artist Bio:

N/A

Website: http://N/A

Title: Be My Solar Friend

Description:

Recycled, wood, metal and building materials. A solar powered, interactive sculptural figure with a light triggered heart. The sculpture is made almost entirely of reused materials and supports “green” thinking.

Year: 2010

Be My Solar Friend Sculpture On the Eastside Trail just north of the Ponce de Leon Avenue bridge
BeltLineTemporary Art 2010photos by Christopher T Martin Etienne Jackson

Name: Etienne Jackson

Artist Bio:

N/A

Website: http://N/A

Title: Reflections: Revolving Community

Description:

A structure that captures reflections from the surrounding environment to emphasize the relationship between manmade objects, human intervention and nature.

Year: 2010

Reflections: Revolving Community Sculpture On the old rail corridor just south of Lena Street and Washington Park
BeltLineTemporary Art 2010photos by Christopher T Martin Eugene Cooke-Gebsite

Name: Eugene Cooke-Gebsite

Artist Bio:

Geb is the spirit of the earth in Kemetic (Egyptian) mythology.  It is said that he mated with the goddess of the sky to give birth to the conditions necessary for human existence. For over 15 years, Gebsite has been cultivating beauty and abundance through artistic expression and sustainable food systems worldwide.

Website: http://gebsite.com/

Title: Living Labyrinth

Description:

Earth work: sand, stone, mulch, soil and plantings. This piece provides a space where BeltLine travelers can step aside for a moment of meditative reflection. The natural materials and growing plants illustrate our collective return to sustainable living.

Year: 2010

Living Labyrinth Sculpture On the West End Trail alongside Muse Street
evereman_300x300 EVEREMAN

Name: EVEREMAN

Artist Bio:

Evereman is a street artist working in Atlanta, Ga. Evereman is about sharing and giving, as opposed to taking. Evereman is about co-operation, as opposed to competition.  The idea is to keep the art in circulation on the street. If you come across an Evereman, enjoy the moment, you are at a crossroads. One road leads to the status quo. You may take the piece home with you and have it as your own. The other road leads to a deeper thought process about ourselves and our society. Think of who may next see the piece and the pleasure it may bring them. Leave the piece for others or, if you take the artwork, then please relocate it for others to enjoy.

Website: http://evereman.com/

Title: 4U ATL

Description:

Wood, aluminum, paint, metal. Several large wooden EVEREMAN pieces with magnets and keychains attached for folks to take with them.

Year: 2010

4U ATL Sculpture Various locations
Eyedrum

Name: Eyedrum

Artist Bio:

Eyedrum is a non-profit organization developing an interdisciplinary approach to the arts by incorporating a wide range of contemporary art, music, and new media in its gallery space.

Website: http://www.eyedrum.org/

Title: Eyedrum on the BeltLine

Description:

Improv performances by the Eyedrum artists’ community and others.

Year: 2010

Eyedrum on the BeltLine Performance Art Somerset Stage / Eastside Trail
BeltLineArt on the BeltLineOpening Event at Gordon White ParkJune 5, 2010photos by Christopher T Martin Giwayen Mata

Name: Giwayen Mata

Artist Bio:

Giwayen Mata is the award-winning, dynamic, soul-stirring, all-sistah, dance, percussion, and vocal ensemble that celebrates the richness of traditional Afrika by exhibiting its exemplary art forms. The ensemble performs traditional, contemporary and original pieces that address issues pertaining to people of color, women, and the environment.

Website: http://www.giwayenmata.org/

Title: Evolution

Description:

Giwayen Mata celebrates the uplifting, unifying, transformation of our Atlanta communities through a 45-minute concert of dances, rhythms, and songs of the African Diaspora.

Year: 2010

Evolution Dance West End / Gordon White Park
Grady High School Jazz Ensemble

Name: Grady High School Jazz Ensemble

Artist Bio:

The promising future of jazz music is evident by listening to GRADY JAZZ, a diverse group of musicians from Grady High School in downtown Atlanta. This urban jazz group has performed alongside professional musicians at The Five Spot, the High Museum’s “Allure of the Automobile” and at numerous other events.

Website: http://N/A

Title: Sunset at Somerset

Description:

A free, outdoor concert on the Somerset Stage on the Eastside Trail.

Year: 2010

Sunset at Somerset Bands Somerset Stage / Eastside Trail
BeltLineTemporary Art 2010photos by Christopher T Martin Gregor Turk

Name: Gregor Turk

Artist Bio:

Known for his public art installations, ceramic sculpture, photography, and mixed-media constructions, Gregor Turk often incorporates mapping imagery and cultural markings into his artwork.   His response to his surroundings, whether in his hometown, Atlanta, or while traveling, serves as a major impetus for much of what he creates.

Website: http://gregorturk.com/

Title: Misinformation

Description:

Four different way-finding signs painted on sentra, roughly 3 by 2 feet in size and are placed along the BeltLine corridor, each featuring an absurd map of Atlanta reconfigured as other cities.

Year: 2010

Misinformation Sculpture Various locations
BeltLineTemporary Art 2010photos by Christopher T Martin HENSE

Name: HENSE

Artist Bio:

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, HENSE is a visual artist who has been applying paint to surfaces for almost two decades. He creates free-formed paintings and public mural installations using a combination of abstract lines, shapes and organic forms to produce compositions. The work has been described as a fluid, playful, explosion of pastels. The artist may best be known by his moniker, HENSE that been located in the public realm since he began his career in the early `90`s painting walls and writing graffiti in and around Atlanta.

Website: http://www.hensethename.com/

Title: Untitled

Description:

Mural on the eastern abutment underneath Virginia Avenue. Exterior latex and aerosol on concrete. An abstract blend of lines, shapes and color, which create energetic and sophisticated compositions. These pieces are intended to give color and life to stark grey walls.

Year: 2010

Untitled Mural Eastside Trail under Virginia Avenue
HENSE's mural for 2010 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Hense 2010

Name: Hense 2010

Artist Bio:

Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, HENSE is a visual artist who has been applying paint to surfaces for almost two decades. He creates free-formed paintings and public mural installations using a combination of abstract lines, shapes and organic forms to produce compositions. The work has been described as a fluid, playful, explosion of pastels. The artist may best be known by his moniker, HENSE that been located in the public realm since he began his career in the early `90`s painting walls and writing graffiti in and around Atlanta.

Website: http://www.hensethename.com/

Title: Untitled 2010

Description:

Exterior latex and aerosol on concrete. An abstract blend of lines, shapes and color, which create energetic and sophisticated compositions. These pieces are intended to give color and life to stark grey walls.

Year: 2010

Untitled 2010 Mural The south side of the Ralph McGill Boulevard underpass below the Eastside Trail
Heston

Name: Heston

Artist Bio:

Born on the Island of Dominica (British West Indies), singer/songwriter HESTON grew up with music all around him. HESTON possesses one of those rare, “instant classic” voices laced with confident sensuality, informed by the best side of mellow 70’s soul. Nostalgic, yet very much his own style, HESTON’s music is beautiful, lyrically refreshing, vocally and melodically unique, timeless, rich and soulful.

Website: http://www.myspace.com/hestonmusic

Title: West End Music on the BeltLine

Description:

A free, outdoor jazz concert in Gordon White Park on the West End Trail.

Year: 2010

West End Music on the BeltLine Bands West End / Gordon White Park
minina2 Hormuz Minina

Name: Hormuz Minina

Artist Bio:

After moving to Atlanta from Bombay India, Hormuz Minina began a series experimentations within avant-garde art, film and music. His self taught artistry is improvised and spontaneus and draws from Zoroastrian ideals of knowledge, truth and a love for nature.

Website: http://www.minina.org

Title: Promontory

Description:

Two site-specific ritual performance and installation pieces which will beautify and transform the space to take the viewer along a path originally made by the homeless population now moved away, an area Minina has spent the last seven years documenting.

Year: 2010

Promontory Performance Art North of Ralph McGill Boulevard on the Eastside Trail
Indigo Sunset

Name: Indigo Sunset

Artist Bio:

The brainchild of John Beal (keys), Indigo Sunset is a brotherhood of accomplished musicians with varied artistic influences, who initially only played together casually. Their sound can be described as structured chaos, a dynamic blend of spices, sounds, and stimuli – jazz, pop, hip-hop, funk, and rock captured seamlessly within recognizable song structures.

Website: http://www.myspace.com/indigosunsetband

Title: Sunset at Somerset

Description:

A free, outdoor concert on the Somerset Stage on the Eastside Trail.

Year: 2010

Sunset at Somerset Bands Somerset Stage / Eastside Trail
BeltLineTemporary Art 2010photos by Christopher T Martin Jason Freeman, Michael Nitsche, Carl DiSalvo

Name: Jason Freeman, Michael Nitsche, Carl DiSalvo

Artist Bio:

UrbanRemix is a collaborative and locative sound project with a goal to design a platform and series of public workshops that would enable participants to develop and express the acoustic identity of their communities, and enable users of the website to explore and experience the soundscapes of the city in a novel fashion. The project was conceived of and is directed by Jason Freeman, Michael Nitsche, and Carl Disalvo, who are professors at the Georgia Institute of Technology, in Atlanta, Georgia. It is made possible by the invaluable work of numerous students and designers, and supported in part by the Music Technology program, the Digital Media program, and the GVU center at Georgia Tech.

Website: http://urbanremix.gatech.edu/

Title: Urban Remix

Description:

A series of public walks at which participants use mobile phones to collectively construct an interactive audio map to document the sounds of the Beltline. Anyone can download the Urban Remix mobile application to capture and contribute their own sounds and images of the BeltLine, and anyone can use the Urban Remix web site to explore the contributed sounds and mix their own soundscapes of the Beltline.

Year: 2010

Urban Remix Performance Art Various locations
Cultivated Chaos by JD Koth JD Koth, David Lougee

Name: JD Koth, David Lougee

Artist Bio:

My work explores different interactions between humanity and nature. I utilize installations as well as sculptural objects to address issues ranging from growth and decay to how we perceive reality according to one’s scale. The inherent beauty I find in landscape on the micro and macro levels influence my work aesthetically, while also inspiring an objective way of approaching my creation process conceptually. Whatever medium I wield is stretched beyond its common use, emphasizing the unique elements of the material and its possibilities. I collaborate with the material at hand carefully not imposing too much influence hence allowing its natural tendencies to peak through.

Website: http://jdkoth.com/

Title: Cultivated Chaos

Description:

Kudzu, branches, logs, grass and rope. This hut is intended to create a space for Atlanta BeltLine users to interact with through new forms of natural abstraction.

Year: 2010

Cultivated Chaos Sculpture On the Eastside Trail next to the future Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park
BeltLineTemporary Art 2010photos by Christopher T Martin Jeff Morrison

Name: Jeff Morrison

Artist Bio:

Morrison Design, LLC is a fully licensed, LEED-accredited architectural design firm with a specialty in historic preservation.

Website: http://morrisondesignllc.com/

Title: Cribbing

Description:

Celebrating the transformation from infrastructure to amenity, Cribbing is a composition of serpentine timber walls reconnecting visitors to the site, nature, and history.

Year: 2010

Cribbing Sculpture On the Eastside Trail just north of the Edgewood Avenue bridge
Jeffry Loy

Name: Jeffry Loy

Artist Bio:

Jeffry Loy has been an active participant in the Atlanta art scene for the past twelve years. Graduating from the Atlanta College of Art in 1996 with a BFA in Sculpture and Photography, Loy currently works from his studio in The B-Complex, an artist-owned community located in downtown Atlanta. Using a collaborative approach with each client, Loy custom designs architectural elements to give visual energy to a stagnant space; personalizing a residence or invigorating a commercial environment.

Website: http://firesculptor.com/

Title: Stargazers

Description:

Hand forged steel, LED’s, solar panel, acrylic globes. Two 15′ tall hand forged steel blooming trees, each containing 4 steel flower pods with 3 illuminating globes per pod; the sculpture will engage the viewers during the day and night with solar powered programmed RGB LED’s.

Year: 2010

Stargazers Sculpture On the Eastside Trail at the intersection of Irwin Street and Lake Avenue
BeltLineTemporary Art 2010photos by Christopher T Martin Jessica Sherwood

Name: Jessica Sherwood

Artist Bio:

Jessica Peek Sherwood has been an advocate of new music since attending college at the University of Michigan. An active free-lance musician, she has performed with the Atlanta, Alabama, and Charleston Symphony Orchestras, and the Atlanta Opera and Atlanta Ballet Orchestras.

Website: http://www.sonicgenerator.gatech.edu

Title: Inspired by Nature...

Description:

A performance by a flautist mixed with electronic music with the intention to produce music evocative of nature.

Year: 2010

Inspired by Nature... Performance Art Various locations
BeltLineTemporary Art 2010photos by Christopher T Martin Karen Cleveland, Megan Dunkleberg and Refugee Family Services

Name: Karen Cleveland, Megan Dunkleberg and Refugee Family Services

Artist Bio:

N/A

Website: http://N/A

Title: Global Garden Project

Description:

A mosaic mural collaboration between refugee youth and community volunteers depicting a garden made of flowers native to Georgia and the home countries of the refugee community.

Year: 2010

Global Garden Project Mural On the Eastside Trail on the retaining wall just north of Angier Springs
BeltLineTemporary Art 2010photos by Christopher T Martin Katie Hall

Name: Katie Hall

Artist Bio:

“Mosaics are my vehicle through which I can make sense of a complex world and communicate my thoughts and emotions. I strive to portray this by letting the materials I am working with guide me. Most of the time my ideas are site specific. I create a mosaic tile art to be in harmony with its natural setting and to bring positive energy to the environment. By combining form, color, texture, and space my mosaic tile art is integrated with its surroundings and explores its relationship to locale.”

Website: http://katiehallmosaic.com/

Title: BeltLine Takes Flight

Description:

A mosaic tile installation on an existing train bridge. The flocking birds represent the life that is evolving with Atlanta’s BeltLine.

Year: 2010

BeltLine Takes Flight Mural On the old rail corridor on the tunnel under Lucile Avenue
Kebbi Williams and Friends

Name: Kebbi Williams and Friends

Artist Bio:

West End resident Kebbi Williams is a tenor saxophone player, composer, producer, arranger and teacher based in Atlanta, GA. Considered by many to be amongst today’s leading improvisers on tenor saxophone, he can be heard playing R&B, avant-garde jazz, hip-hop, reggae, Latin and Afro-beat. From a family of musicians, Kebbi’s sound is uniquely and commandingly his own.

Website: http://www.myspace.com/kebbiwilliams

Title: Concert

Description:

A free, outdoor jazz concert in Gordon White Park on the West End Trail.

Year: 2010

Concert Bands West End / Gordon White Park
Kevin McFoy and the Common Article III

Name: Kevin McFoy and the Common Article III

Artist Bio:

Kevin Dunn has been a respected musician in the Atlanta scene since the late ’70s. With the recent release of his CD, “No Great Lost: Songs 1979-1985″ his music is becoming known to a new generation of fans. Rolling Stone’s Anthony DeCurtis says, “A smart, engaging, innovative artist whose groundbreaking work has been unjustly overlooked–until now.”

Website: http://www.myspace.com/kevinmcfoydunn

Title: Music on the BeltLine

Description:

A free, outdoor concert on the Somerset Stage on the Eastside Trail.

Year: 2010

Music on the BeltLine Bands Somerset Stage / Eastside Trail
BeltLineArt on the BeltLineOpening Event at Gordon White ParkJune 5, 2010photos by Christopher T Martin Klimchak

Name: Klimchak

Artist Bio:

Multi-instrumentalist Klimchak is known for his compositions and performances for dance, theater and live solo performances. These usually incorporate improvisation & playing of over 100 instruments in a single show. Klimchak specializes in electro-acoustic music for theater, dance and live solo performance.

Website: http://klimchakmusic.com/

Title: Marimba Lumina and Percussion Discussion 5x5

Description:

Five percussion duet performances under bridges along the Atlanta BeltLine using the sonics of percussion to draw attention to the unique environments along the path. Using many styles and artists, Klimchak hopes to connect the natural and manmade environments.

Year: 2010

Marimba Lumina and Percussion Discussion 5x5 Performance Art Under the Virginia Avenue bridge
BeltLineKrewe of the Grateful GluttonsLantern ParadeJune 26, 2010photos by Christopher T Martin Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons

Name: Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons

Artist Bio:

The Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons produces community-built lantern parades featuring giant puppets, marching bands, and floating flowers.

Website: http://www.gratefulgluttons.com/

Title: BeltLine Lantern Parade

Description:

The Krewe of the Grateful Gluttons led a lantern parade along the Atlanta BeltLine’s Eastside Trail. The Krewe produced 12 large BeltLine lanterns and held lantern-making workshops for the public.

Year: 2010

BeltLine Lantern Parade Performance Art Eastside Trail
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Name: Larry Jens Anderson

Artist Bio:

Larry Jens Anderson’s work is saturated with the influence of his mid-western family.  Anderson received his MVA from Georgia State University, and was a drawing, painting, and printmaking professor at The Atlanta College of Art from 1982 until 2006. Currently Anderson is a professor at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta. Anderson works primarily in charcoal, pencil, and collage, but has worked with installation, video, and sculpture throughout his career as well.

Website: http://N/A

Title: Locked Out

Description:

This installation is about being denied equal rights in a country that has at its foundation, “all men are created equal.” It is also about the homophobia and the legislation of it that not only affects the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities, but also their friends and families.

Year: 2010

Locked Out Sculpture On the Eastside Trail just north of the North Avenue bridge
BeltLineTemporary Art 2010photos by Christopher T Martin Lisa Tuttle

Name: Lisa Tuttle

Artist Bio:

N/A

Website: http://sandlerhudson.com/

Title: Poetic Pathway

Description:

Photographic images and text on vinyl and aluminum. This installation is a visual/literary collaboration featuring a diverse group of talented Atlanta poets, who have written works about evocative Atlanta sites, neighborhoods or people.

Year: 2010

Poetic Pathway Sculpture In the old railroad corridor on the west side just north of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
BeltLineTemporary Art 2010photos by Christopher T Martin Loss Prevention Collective

Name: Loss Prevention Collective

Artist Bio:

Loss Prevention Collective is a multi- disciplinary collective of artists specializing in hand-painted murals and design. Originally conceived in Los Angeles in 2006, their work has been featured in film, television, and print campaigns.

Website: http://thelossprevention.net/

Title: Dusted

Description:

Latex enamel. This installation depicts the future role the BeltLine will be playing in the emergence of more greenspace within the Atlanta corridor and hopes to reflect the transformative nature that murals can have on a community.

Year: 2010

Dusted The north side of the Ralph McGill Boulevard underpass below the Eastside Trail
Matthew Proctor and Friends

Name: Matthew Proctor and Friends

Artist Bio:

N/A

Website: http://N/A

Title: Tunnel Concert

Description:

Multiple musicians reverberate in an all-acoustic concert from the leading edge of the musical page accompanied by visuals provided by Projexorcism.

Year: 2010

Tunnel Concert Bands Under the Ralph David Abernathy bridge
BeltLineTemporary Art 2010photos by Christopher T Martin Michi Meko

Name: Michi Meko

Artist Bio:

My work as a multiple disciplinary artist draws influence from rural southern culture and contemporary urban subcultures. I have developed a system of gathering that allows hybridizing and remixing the contents into a multilingual dialect that endows ordinary and rejected objects with historic and spiritual powers. By reworking and mashing up iconography the works began to establish a new identity. An identity with possibilities of life to come, giving voice to the forgotten and demonstrating significant resiliency and strength that offers hope and possibility. The works allude to conditions both physical and psychological. This work is a proclamation of perseverance and remembrance.

Website: http://michimeko.com/

Title: Coexist Project

Description:

Mixed media/purple martin gourd bird house colonies. Coexist will create a natural sound installation that houses the voices of different birds. This installation stands as a metaphor for the idea and slogan “wrong side of the tracks.”

Year: 2010

Coexist Project Sculpture At the intersection of the old railroad corridor and Wylie Street in Reynoldstown
One Love Generation

Name: One Love Generation

Artist Bio:

One Love Generation (OLG) is a 501c3 non-profit organization empowering youth to inspire positive social change through art, service and awareness.

Website: http://onelovegeneration.org/

Title: The Living Peace Sign

Description:

The “living PEACE symbol” is a simple, yet powerful concept whose beauty is shown through its expansion and contraction.

Year: 2010

The Living Peace Sign Performance Art Piedmont Park
BeltLineTemporary Art 2010photos by Christopher T Martin Paper Twins

Name: Paper Twins

Artist Bio:

Nica and Edgar A. English met each other while making coffee. Their love for Os Mutantes, Manu Chao, French films and river dancing brought them together. During the summer of 2009, they started to make art and decided to share it with the world. They knew they needed a name, and taking Os Gemeos as an inspiration, decided to call themselves Paper Twins.

Website: http://www.flickr.com/photos/papertwins/

Title: The Wanderers

Description:

Wood, paint and stencil. The Wanderers is a series of wooden installations with lights that illustrate narratives from an underground group of people who make train traveling their lifestyle.

Year: 2010

The Wanderers Sculpture Along the Eastside Trail south of the N. Highland bridge
Park Cofield and Company

Name: Park Cofield and Company

Artist Bio:

Park Cofield is an Atlanta/Los Angeles based theater director and puppet builder. Park has written four plays for the stage, designed and conceived three original puppet shows, three site-specific street performances, two puppet films, and a playwright auction fundraiser event. His work is frequently based on odd-yet-true stories, historical fact, and the work of surrealist painters.

Website: http://www.parkcofield.com/

Title: See the Gyrastacus

Description:

A series of site-specific performances based on 19th century Southern hunting legends. Be among the first to “See the Gyrastacus,” a horrible and unique specimen of nature.

Year: 2010

See the Gyrastacus Theater On the Atlanta BeltLine interim hiking trail in between Kirkland Avenue and Memorial Drive
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Name: Phil Proctor

Artist Bio:

Phil Proctor is an artist who has been living and working in southeast Atlanta for the past eight years.  Originally from south Mississippi, he holds a BFA from the University of Southern Mississippi and an MFA from East Carolina University. Phil Proctor enjoys working with “solid” materials like metal and stone and uses them in a manner that accommodates the natural tendencies of those materials. He utilizes the colors and textures that occur as a result of natural oxidation and patination.

Website: http://philproctor.com/

Title: Bud

Description:

Steel and aluminum. Bud is a wind powered kinetic sculpture intended to link the concept of human environment and the way we understand that concept through systematic principles such as science and mathematics.

Year: 2010

Bud Sculpture On the Eastside Trail behind the Highland Steel apartments on N. Highland Avenue
Rey Maurice

Name: Rey Maurice

Artist Bio:

Rey Maurice’s alternative soul band has acoustic, jazz, rock, R&B and neo-soul influences. Lead Vocals/Acoustic Guitar: Rey Maurice, Background Vocals/Electric Guitar/Acoustic Guitar: Chris Blackwell, Bass: Jeff Brown, Drums: Mike Brown, Background Vocals: Valerie Zapora.

Website: http://www.myspace.com/reymaurice

Title: Sunset at Somerset

Description:

A free, outdoor concert on the Somerset Stage on the Eastside Trail.

Year: 2010

Sunset at Somerset Bands Somerset Stage / Eastside Trail
BeltLineTemporary Art 2010photos by Christopher T Martin Rod Pittam

Name: Rod Pittam

Artist Bio:

Rod Pittam creates impressionistic landscapes and architectural works in oils, watercolor and pen & ink. He has had solo gallery shows and has won awards in juried art festivals.

Website: http://www.pittamassociates.com/

Title: Historical Vignettes of the West End

Description:

Image printing on vinyl. Vignettes of some key historical landmarks in the West End – presented on two 4′ x 8′ banners located near Gordon White Park.

Year: 2010

Historical Vignettes of the West End Mural South of Gordon White Park in the old railroad corridor
BeltLineTemporary Art 2010photos by Christopher T Martin SCAD – Jeffrey Pruitt, Julianne Steger, Sarah Williams, Savannah College of Art & Design Sculpture Program

Name: SCAD – Jeffrey Pruitt, Julianne Steger, Sarah Williams, Savannah College of Art & Design Sculpture Program

Artist Bio:

N/A

Website: http://N/A

Title: BELTLINE

Description:

Wood, paint , photovoltaic lighting. This piece explores the idea of signage and forced perspective through engaging the viewers on the BeltLine path, while establishing itself among Atlanta’s social landscape.

Year: 2010

BELTLINE Sculpture On the hillside of Kanuga Street that faces the Eastside Trail
BeltLineTemporary Art 2010photos by Christopher T Martin Sixfold Collective

Name: Sixfold Collective

Artist Bio:

This collective is comprised of Atlanta-based artists who work individually in a variety of disciplines ranging from drawing, painting, and printmaking to sculpture, metal work, fiber arts, and mixed media installation. They have been working together since 2008, and their different projects utilize a combination of these skills. Current members of the group are Terri Dilling, Amandine Drouet, Susan Ker-Seymer, Leisa Rich and Ann Rowles. Collaborating artists have included Corrina Sephora Mensoff, Susan A. Cipcic, Mary McCarthy and Alison Weldon.

Website: http://www.facebook.com/sixfoldcollective

Title: Recurrence

Description:

Steel, fabric and plant materials. A spiral-shaped sculpture of fabric, steel and plants, incorporating a blue and white palette representing the natural forces of wind and water, signifying energy and abundance.

Year: 2010

Recurrence Sculpture On the Eastside Trail at Plyant Street
BeltLineTemporary Art 2010photos by Christopher T Martin Spencer Murrill

Name: Spencer Murrill

Artist Bio:

N/A

Website: http://N/A

Title: Forward March

Description:

Spray and enamel. This mural is intended to examine the systems of value within and outside of graffiti culture. It is not graffiti.

Year: 2010

Forward March Mural On the side of the Turner building that faces the Eastside Trail, south of Angier Springs
BeltLineTemporary Art 2010photos by Christopher T Martin Staci Stone

Name: Staci Stone

Artist Bio:

N/A

Website: http://N/A

Title: Even Terrain

Description:

A community garden planted along the rail lines, inviting participants to the site. Staci will also be passing out materials for participants to make their own “Earthwork.”

Year: 2010

Even Terrain Sculpture On the railroad corridor on the west side, just south of Westview Drive
BeltLineArt on the BeltLineOpening Event at Gordon White ParkJune 5, 2010photos by Christopher T Martin Story Messengers featuring Akbar Imhotep and Adebisi Adeleke

Name: Story Messengers featuring Akbar Imhotep and Adebisi Adeleke

Artist Bio:

Akbar has traveled throughout the Southeast capturing and enrapturing his audiences with his old Samsonite suitcases filled with puppets and props that semi-magically becomes a puppet stage.

Website: http://www.akbarstories.com

Title: Turtles, Railroads and The A-T-L

Description:

Storytelling of original and African folktales told along the BeltLine. The stories’ subjects will cover the railroads’ development in Atlanta, how the BeltLine came to be, and where the BeltLine may be going in 50 years.

Year: 2010

Turtles, Railroads and The A-T-L Theater Various locations
BeltLineTemporary Art 2010photos by Christopher T Martin Tae Earl-Jackson

Name: Tae Earl-Jackson

Artist Bio:

N/A

Website: http://N/A

Title: A single scoop of ice cream is never enough

Description:

Glass Cutlet, repurposed metal chair frame, metal and wood. This site-specific installation creates an environment where thoughts are captured, and time is uninterrupted and savored like a single scoop of ice cream that is never enough.

Year: 2010

A single scoop of ice cream is never enough Sculpture On the West End Trail in between Westview Drive and I-20
BeltLineTemporary Art 2010photos by Christopher T Martin Terri Dilling

Name: Terri Dilling

Artist Bio:

Terri Dilling has developed a visual language that explores the beauty and complexity of the natural world. She is inspired by the patterns and structures found in nature, ranging from plants and flowers to molecules and microscopic cells. She also references forms and patterns created by humans, including architecture and textile designs. Her art is a mix of macro and micro viewpoints, of structured order and random marks that occur during her creative process. Terri received a BA from Indiana University, a BFA in Drawing, Painting & Printmaking from Georgia State University and has also studied visual arts in England, Spain, and Italy.

Website: http://terridilling.com/

Title: Burgeoning

Description:

An installation of hundreds of paper flowers arranged in a large ring that celebrates the burgeoning of the BeltLine. This installation will grow and change color over time, relating to natural bloom cycles.

Year: 2010

Burgeoning Sculpture On the Eastside Trail at the northern end of Krog Street
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For more information about Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, please contact:

Elan Buchen
Project Coordinator
Art & Design Atlanta BeltLine

Phone: 404-477-3636
Email: ebuchen@atlbeltline.org

For media inquiries, please contact:

Jenny Odom
Communications & Media Relations Manager
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

Phone: 404-477-3659
Email: jodom@atlbeltline.org

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