You Won’t Step on Me

You Won’t Step on Me by Santiago Mendendez-Gil was added to the bridge under Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard during the 2013 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition. Photo Credit: Christopher Martin

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Artists

Continuing Exhibition

One of the core components of the Atlanta BeltLine is public art. We are infusing art with temporary and year-round public art collections throughout the city that serve to engage the community. Now and in the future, public art will range from commissioned murals and sculptures to features incorporated into our parks and design. Every year, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine showcases temporary works from local and national artists. Below is our current roster of art located on the trail year-over-year.

The Atlanta BeltLine features many diverse pieces of environmental art for art enthusiasts to enjoy. The artwork is conveniently located all around the Atlanta BeltLine corridor. You can locate the year-round pieces on our interactive map – just check the box next to “Continuing Exhibition.”

Come out and make it your mission to visit each piece. Learn about the artists and the Atlanta BeltLine project in the process!

  Artist Title Discipline Location
Corinthian Column, Railroad Artifact sculpture, Phil Proctor, Atlanta BeltLine Phil Proctor

Name: Phil Proctor

Artist Bio:

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://philproctor.com/www.philproctor.com/HOME.html

Title: Iron Column

Description:

A stunning Corinthian column weighing over 13 tons, this 23-foot tall iron sculpture was created entirely out of historical railroad artifacts. The column represents Atlanta’s architectural and railroad history. The structure also recalls the Corinthian columns on the façade of the former Union Station, the city’s main railroad station, demolished in 1972.

Year:

Iron Column Sculpture Eastside Trail, north of H4W Skatepark
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 Dr and Kirkwood Ave
Art_101813_046_Chris Martin_nextgenthumb 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: 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 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
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
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 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
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_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
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
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
_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
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
Robert Witherspoon's sculpture in D.H. Stanton Park Robert Witherspoon

Name: Robert Witherspoon

Artist Bio:

Robert Witherspoon has been producing major sculptural artworks since 1990 and is local to the Atlanta area.

Witherspoon has artworks in numerous USA cities and he has had international exposure in China and Scotland. Robert is often commissioned to create site specific artworks that anchor courtyards, conference center lobby’s, and sculpture gardens. He has created site specific and public art work for the clients of Soho Myriad Gallery, Atlanta Beltline Inc, and Kennesaw State University. His contemporary sculptures often fit into a category of “art in public spaces”. These artworks are aesthetically streamlined and built to last indefinitely. His sculptural works are often life size scale or larger and constructed in stainless steel.

Witherspoon has worked extensively as an arts instructor and currently works in arts administration for the City of Atlanta Public Art Program. His specialty is in public art conservation and urban project management. He has worked for the Fulton County Arts Council, Georgia State University, City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, and Atlanta Public Art Legacy. As an artist he believes that civic involvement in the local community is paramount to building a thriving arts community.

Website: http://robertwitherspoon.com/

Title: The Promise of Peoplestown

Description:

Witherspoon’s stainless steel kinetic artwork is designed to serve as a focal point of the dramatic canopied entrance to  D.H. Stanton Park and as the centerpiece of the water splashpad plaza itself. The sculpture is centrally located, elevated, and moves in a constant state of transformation and symphony of light to fully engage the viewer. The sculpture encourages interaction with children as the refractory rainbow of color traversing the plaza beckons children to chase the dancing light and prisms.

As a public art piece it speaks to the progressive vision of the Atlanta BeltLine, the architects, and most importantly the community of Peoplestown. Bearing the “fruit” of promise and optimism, the abstracted, modern tree of life sculpture is befitting to a youth-centered park that will nurture the next generation of future leaders of the Peoplestown community.

Year:

The Promise of Peoplestown Sculpture D. H. Stanton Park
Maria Artemis' sculpture in Historic Fourth Ward Park Maria Artemis

Name: Maria Artemis

Artist Bio:

Maria Artemis is an Atlanta based Artist. She was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, and received her BA in Psychology from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, her MFA from the University of Georgia, and an MS from the College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology. Artemis taught for over 25 years at the Atlanta College of Art, and has been a guest speaker and lecturer at numerous universities, conferences, and panels, including Visiting Professor at Agnes Scott College; Program Presenter for the National Sculpture Conference, Ohio; Keynote Speaker for the 11th Annual School Art Symposium, Athens, Georgia; Visiting Artist at Harvard University School of Design; and an Artist-in-Residence in Cortona, Italy.

Artemis is the recipient of many awards, grants and commissions. She most recently received the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgias Working Artist Award-09 which included a solo exhibition in August-September 09, and was included in the Georgia Council for the Arts 2009 Publication, Georgia Masterpieces: Selected Works from Georgias Museums. Other awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Mayors Fellowship in the Arts Award, Georgia Women in the Visual Arts Award, and a Ford Foundation Grant.

Artemis maintains both an active studio and public art practice.

Website: http://www.mariaartemis.com/

Title: Clear Creek Reservoir and Storm Water Relief Project

Description:

Artemis was commissioned by Atlanta Beltline Inc. to work with the landscape architecture and engineering firm HDR during the planning phase for the Clear Creek Storm Water Relief Project and Park.

The overall design goal was to provide an aesthetic solution for a complex storm water facility. Three sites were chosen with the design team for concentrated artistic engagement:

•   The West Plaza – special paving and large granite quarry stones are used to define the space of the terraced West Plaza and its relationship to the park beyond. Six of the twenty-six stones in the plaza design are custom shaped, inviting interaction. Four of these form seats fitted into the lowest wall marking the edge of the plaza.

•   The North Plaza Fountain is fabricated from seven vertical granite stone slabs each drilled so that the water flows, through the stone from the bottom and out at an angle towards the off centered rough stone basin, also emitting water. The fountain echoes the duel nature of the project itself-Storm Water Relief project and Park. As a focal point in the overall park environment the North Plaza Fountain also serves the environmental function of aerating the pond water, improving its quality before it is returned to the river in a measured way.

•   Water Wall Stone Elements – Six quarry stones of varied sizes punctuate the 30 ft. long, 17 ft. high water wall. This feature serves the same function as the North Plaza fountain, as well as providing an engaging visual spectacle from several vantage points around the park. The park was dedicated in the spring of 2011.

Year:

Clear Creek Reservoir and Storm Water Relief Project Sculpture Historic Fourth Ward Park
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
Maria Artemis sculpture in Perkerson Park Maria Artemis

Name: Maria Artemis

Artist Bio:

Maria Artemis is an Atlanta based Artist. She was born in Greensboro, North Carolina, and received her BA in Psychology from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia, her MFA from the University of Georgia, and an MS from the College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology. Artemis taught for over 25 years at the Atlanta College of Art, and has been a guest speaker and lecturer at numerous universities, conferences, and panels, including Visiting Professor at Agnes Scott College; Program Presenter for the National Sculpture Conference, Ohio; Keynote Speaker for the 11th Annual School Art Symposium, Athens, Georgia; Visiting Artist at Harvard University School of Design; and an Artist-in-Residence in Cortona, Italy.

Artemis is the recipient of many awards, grants and commissions. She most recently received the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgias Working Artist Award-09 which included a solo exhibition in August-September 09, and was included in the Georgia Council for the Arts 2009 Publication, Georgia Masterpieces: Selected Works from Georgias Museums. Other awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Mayors Fellowship in the Arts Award, Georgia Women in the Visual Arts Award, and a Ford Foundation Grant.

Artemis maintains both an active studio and public art practice.

Website: http://www.mariaartemis.com/

Title: Perkerson Park Splashpad

Description:

Artemis designed the centerpiece for the Perkerson Park splashpad as a focal point and a cool place for sitting on a hot Atlanta day. The stone elements are custom shaped from Elberton, Georgia granite.

Year:

Perkerson Park Splashpad Sculpture Perkerson Park Splashpad
"West End Remembers" by Malaika Favorite on the West End Trail Malaika Favorite

Name: Malaika Favorite

Artist Bio:

Malaika Favorite is a visual artist and writer whose art work can be found in major collections in the U.S. She works mainly in oil, acrylic, and water color and has carried out experiments with folded canvas and the written word as another dimension of a painting’s text. Her provocative paintings and sculpture pieces emanate as much from her personal history as it does from the wider world.

Website: http://malaikafavorite.artspan.com/

Title: West End Remembers

Description:

Malaika Favorite created a colorful mural that depicts the history of the West End neighborhood in Atlanta. Starting with Native American trails and incorporating Hammond’s House, Wren’s Nest and Uncle Remus, the mural is a beautiful panorama of the icons of the area.

Year:

West End Remembers Mural On the West End Trail along White Street, underneath the Lawton Street bridge
img_0698-flickr-300x300 Sarah Emerson

Name: Sarah Emerson

Artist Bio:

Website:

Title: Untitled

Description:

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
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
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
img_2469-300x300 Santiago Menendez

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.

Website:

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
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.

 

Website:

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
lossprevention_004_300x300 Loss Prevention Collective

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

Description:

Year: 2012

Mural Mural Underneath the Eastside Trail on North Avenue
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.

Website:

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
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
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
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
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_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
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
Atlanta BeltLineArt on The BeltLine 2011photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com HENSE x BORN

Name: HENSE x BORN

Artist Bio:

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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
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
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_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
"Cycles" by David Landis David Landis

Name: David Landis

Artist Bio:

David Landis received his BBA and MFA from Georgia State University and was an adjunct professor at Georgia State University’s sculpture department. His work ranges from large-scale public commissions to smaller private works. He is an active member of Atlanta’s art community by being on a number of community panels, giving lectures, and conducting public art tours.

Website: http://landissculpture.com/

Title: Cycles

Description:

The work is composed of abstracted ginkgo leaves flowing in a rhythmic circle, implying motion, change, and the seasonal and generational cycles of life.

Year:

Cycles Sculpture Rose Circle Park
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
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
2014 Submissions

Visual and performing artists are invited to submit proposals for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2014. Scheduled for September through November, temporary works of visual art and performances will be exhibited along the linear greenspace of the BeltLine corridor. All materials must be received by midnight on Wednesday, April 23, 2014.


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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

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Ethan Davidson
Director of Communications
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

Phone: 404-477-3660
Email: edavidson@atlbeltline.org