Pathos, Sweet, Lost & Found

The three sculptures Pathos, Sweet, and Lost & Found were crafted by artist J. Aaron Alderman and placed on the North Avenue Bridge in 2014. Two of the sculptures remain as continuing pieces. Photo: Christopher T. 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 continuing exhibition 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.

2017

  Artist Title Discipline Location
Andrew Catanese

Name: Andrew Catanese

Artist Bio:

Andrew Catanese attended the Sam Fox School of Art and Design at Washington University in St. Louis where he obtained a BFA in Studio Art. He currently lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. He has shown his work throughout the state as well as participating in shows in Missouri, Virginia, and Italy. Andrew’s work stems from growing up in the South as a secular queer man and the isolation that often accompanies those who do not conform to southern stereotypes. The dense, tapestry-like images are populated with the native plants and heavy foliage of the South to reflect the natural beauty of our locale. Each painting draws heavily from literature, biblical narratives, and classical myth. Andrew paintings act as refutations of tribalism and violence; professing an intense desire for more empathy. The paintings work to capture the complexities (both woe and wonder) of the South.

S. Shayne Hargis, team lead:
S. Shayne Hargis is a writer and illustrator born and raised in Atlanta. She has received regional recognition for her academic writing, poetry, and humorist micro-fiction. She has a rich history of collaboration with Catanese: the two share a comic series which has been shown in Atlanta galleries and often work together on narratives for other pieces.

Website: http://www.andrewcatanese.com/

Title: Forest Communion

Description:

Atlanta has the nickname “City in a Forest” in reference to the dense urban foliage throughout the city. This mural reflects that name in its depiction of native Georgia plants seen on and around the Atlanta BeltLine. Like all of Andrew Catanese’s work, the mural will reflect the South in content as well as setting. The work acts as an exploration of place through flora and of the self through the figures hidden therein. The open narrative provides a structured viewing with room for interpretation and personal connection for the viewer, and focuses on the South and the many, complex relationships its people have.

Year: 2017

Forest Communion Mural Beneath the Eastside Trail at Ralph McGill
Andrew Light

Name: Andrew Light

Artist Bio:

Website: http://www.alightsculpture.com

Title: Transit(Past I)

Description:

Big, red, and awesome!

Year: 2017

Transit(Past I) Sculpture Eastside Trail between Ralph McGill and Freedom Parkway
Andrew Marsh & Feral Fagiola

Name: Andrew Marsh & Feral Fagiola

Artist Bio:

Andrew Marsh makes beautiful and terrifying art to celebrate life in the face of severe chronic pain. He combines brutal performances with cast iron, welded steel, and chainsaw carved wood sculptures at Lucky 7 Arts, his studio in Louisville, KY. These dynamic sculptures and performances offer a sobering nod to the balance between overwhelming desire and intractable suffering, creations in effigy, and discovery through loss. He was artist in residence at City Museum in St. Louis after earning his MFA at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (‘01) and BFA at the University of Kentucky (‘95). His work has appeared in over 250 group and solo exhibitions, collections, and events throughout the United States and United Kingdom. Marsh is assistant director for Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research and program officer for the Leigh Ann Conn Prize for Renewable Energy at the University of Louisville. He serves as chair of the board of directors and executive officer for Josephine Sculpture Park, a contributing artist at Sculpture Trails Outdoor Museum, and co-chair for the 2017 and 2019 National Conference on Contemporary Cast Iron Art & Practices. 

Ev. Feral Fagiola is an Atlanta based artist who explores fetish and materiality in her work. She received her BFA in Sculpture from Kennesaw State University (‘16) where MARSH & FAGIOLA, Memento Rosas, Art on the Atlanta Beltline 2017 2 she focused her studies on foundry and fabrication in metal. In addition producing and exhibiting art, she also works professionally creating designs for tattoos, jewelry, and various adornments. She currently works as an artist at DaddyO’s Tattoo A-Go-Go and slings iron on the weekends with Atlanta Metal Arts and the GoatnHammer at the Goat Farm Art Center. 

Marsh & Fagiola have worked collaboratively since early 2016. Their expertise in welded metal fabrication, forged metal manipulation, cast iron processes, and chainsaw woodcarving has given rise to visually stunning sculptures, performances, and installations. Their collaborative works blend the sensuality of nature and brutality of industrial materials with reflections on tragedy and mortality.

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Title: Memento Rosas

Description:

Memento Rosas provokes contemplation on the effects of industrialization of our natural world, calling into question for some the sustainability and ethics of our modern society. This motivation aligns with the work of Atlanta Beltline, Inc. in its efforts to transform and revitalize industrial corridors within the urban landscape. In a lighter and more adventurous sense, this sculpture also provides viewers with a genuine curiosity of form and composition. Being based on a rose plant, the sculpture will be widely familiar to most at a certain level, but the strangeness of its scale and materials offer a view into biological systems and invoke marvel at a potentially alien natural species, striking a metaphor for the concepts of transplantation and the ability for us all to adapt to challenges.

Year: 2017

Memento Rosas Sculpture Northeast interim hiking trail at Evelyn Street
Anna Abhau Elliott

Name: Anna Abhau Elliott

Artist Bio:

RADAR Art – Anna Abhau Elliott, Desiree Moore, Robin Schwartzman
Robin Schwartzman is an artist who creates playful, large-scale public art. She is best known for her
interactive installations which have been featured at the Walker Art Center, the Indianapolis Museum
of Art, the Northern Spark festival and the Art Shanty Projects, to name a few. She is a recipient of a
Jerome Foundation Fellowship for Emerging Artists as well as an Award for Innovation from the
American Institute of Architects. Schwartzman’s obsession with leisure and play has led her to take
inspiration from amusement parks and miniature golf courses around the world.
http://robinschwartzman.com
Anna Abhau Elliott works as a playwright, actor, and amateur historian to create new performances
both on and far, far off stage. She seeks to create a radical community theater: how can a performance
serve the citizens where it takes place? This question has taken her all over the country: from
performing with Andrea Geyer in the Whitney Biennial, to Art Shanty projects on a frozen lake in
Minneapolis, to The Assembly Theatre in Brooklyn and LA, to residencies in Kansas and Nebraska, to
improv comedy in South Carolina. She is currently developing a play about Reconstruction and the
history of the KKK in Spartanburg, SC. Also, once, she was in a Beirut music video.
www.AnnaAbhau.com
Desiree Moore collects stories, memories, and moments to construct experimental narratives
through film. Her films have shown nationally and internationally, from Aesthetica Short Film Festival
in the UK, the CICA Museum in South Korea, and the Borscht Film Festival in Miami, to various
galleries and her all time favorite, a few drive-ins.
www.desireenicholemoore.com/

Website: http://see BIO

Title: Barter Boat

Description:

At the heart of our project are questions about America’s love affair with The Sale. Through spectacle, lights, and performance we will create an allure of intrinsic value that supersedes any monetary value the items may have. The crux of our performance is an investigation into the American entrepreneurial spirit. In this time of decadence in 2017, can we transcend the mere perception of value, and find what’s really precious? Performing on the Atlanta Beltline is a great fit for Barter Boat because we want to connect as many cities together as possible. What we’ve lost and found in Minnesota and Indiana and (upcoming) Maryland, will become our collection in Georgia. Just as the Beltline is an old train track re-imagined into a park, Barter Boat re-imagines everyday objects into ARTifacts: miniature sculptures that people can keep.

Year: 2017

Barter Boat Performance Historic Fourth Ward Park
Anna Gromova

Name: Anna Gromova

Artist Bio:

Born in 1985, Anna Gromova grew up in Moscow where she was exposed and taught to create art on a high technical level. After graduating In 2003 from Togliatti State University in Russia, she spent a short time working at a police station. This showed her a side of humanity that many people never get to see. Shortly after that, she moved to the U.S. to pursue her dream of becoming a professional artist.

After traveling for awhile, she finally settled in Atlanta where she quickly transitioned her formal training in art to experimenting with alternate mediums and techniques. Traditional painting on canvas seemed contrived so Anna decided to paint on the walls itself. This offered her a perfect challenge to work large and quick while knowing the piece would be permanent. It’s been nine professional years since that moment and since then Anna has grown to show a full mastery of mural art. She recently was a part of a project for the Atlanta BeltLine where she was able to create “Color Live”. A mural that explored the exuberance of life! This piece reflects a transition to public works, showing basic humanity themes. Themes representing the fundamentals of mankind itself.

Website: http://www.artgromova.com/

Title: Impacting Directions

Description:

The work is about how people of diversity can join together for a mutual goal in an imperfect, hostile world.
everlasting.

Year: 2017

Impacting Directions Mural Eastside Trail extension just north of Memorial Drive
Anonymous

Name: Anonymous

Artist Bio:

Website:

Title: Luceat

Description:

Luceat represents Atlanta’s summer storms, and the gorgeous misty light that follows. During its previous
installation in Essex Branch Brook Park in Newark, NJ as part of the Cherry Blossoms in Winter exhibition last
December, Luceat ran on a timer, switching on in the late afternoon as the winter sun was setting. For Art on
the Atlanta BeltLine, I’d like to try a weatherproof photocell in lieu of a timer, so the installation will illuminate
itself based on the amount of sunlight it picks up. Imagine the precious moment when a person, suddenly
caught in the rain, dashing for shelter, happens upon this art piece aglow, and they stop, and they feel the rain.

Year: 2017

Luceat Sculpture Eastside Trail between McGruder and John Wesley Dobbs
AnT Sculpture & Design

Name: AnT Sculpture & Design

Artist Bio:

AnT Sculpture is a husband/wife team located in Macon, Ga creating works primarily of architectural ceramics using industrial brick and handmade tile. Commonly the works are site-specific, permanent, and interactive as playable art. We strive to create in a collaborative fashion, utilizing professionals in their fields (i.e. engineers, artists, designers, construction specialists) and community members when applicable. Often we tell stories through our work to embody the narrative and give rise to the playful yet serious nature of our works. We also enjoy using local materials and industry and we are currently working with Cherokee Brick and Tile Co. We have works in eight countries including the U.S.

Website:

Title: Column of Change

Description:

This work experiments with pushing the boundaries of form with brick. The concept is inspired by a small antique candleholder that we thought would make a beautiful large-scale column. Brick as a material is seldom altered in this way. Therefore, making this work very unique and a real challenge for us the makers. The work stands around 9+ feet in height and almost 2 feet in width. We enjoy brick for its tactile and durable nature, and low maintenance abilities. Also, the firing creates variation in the surface of each brick making the surface that much more fun to explore.

Year: 2017

Column of Change Sculpture Westside Trail between Fair St and Stafford St
ARCY

Name: ARCY

Artist Bio:

I am an enthusiastic and creative large scale street art mural artist who believes that it is extremely important to ensure that the youth in our communities strive to become whatever they set their minds to. I am interested and skilled in working on diverse projects in communities throughout the world. I strive to
construct murals that have meaning and show emphasis on subject matter while captivating public viewers.

Website: http://arcyofficial.com/

Title: ARCY Live!

Description:

Year: 2017

ARCY Live! Mural
Atlanta Celebrates Photography

Name: Atlanta Celebrates Photography

Artist Bio:

Amy Miller has been Executive Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography for the past 9 years. Ms. Miller graduated with a BFA from University of Georgia and then moved to New York to obtain her MFA in photography from Pratt Institute. After receiving her MFA, Amy moved to Atlanta and worked as Gallery Director for Fay Gold Gallery, a position she held for seven years. Amy began her career as Executive Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography in 2007.

Founded in 1998, Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) aims to make Atlanta a leading center for the world’s fastest growing art form. Primarily, by producing the largest annual community-oriented photo festival in the United States, we provide experiences that engage and educate diverse audiences through lens-based media.

ACP worked on this project with United Photo Industries of NY. United Photo Industries, a NY-based art-presenting organization, brings the photographic community together by presenting photography installations and events in unique locations off-the beaten path where the focus lies in content and is accessible to everyday people from all walks of life.

Launched in 2011 by Sam Barzilay, Dave Shelley, and Laura Roumanos, United Photo Industries has rapidly solidified its position in the public art landscape by consistently showcasing thought-provoking, challenging, and exceptional photography from across the globe.

Website: http://acpinfo.org/programs/public_art_2014.html

Title: The GA FENCE

Description:

The Georgia FENCE is a curated photography exhibit of 10 Georgia-based artists. Winning photographs are displayed on a 250’ vinyl banner printed in 13’ long sections that will be attached (via zip ties) to fencing or a similar substrate. It features the photography of Nick Gruenberg, Fernando Decillis, Michael Reese, Paige McFall, Andrew Feiler, Kelly Kline, Dorothy O’Connor, Casey Lance Brown, Patrick Heagney and Blake Burton.

Inspiration for the Georgia FENCE came from ACP’s participation in the International FENCE project. In addition to displaying photographs of only GA Photographers; in 2016 the GA FENCE travelled to Savannah, Gainesville, Columbus and Thomasville. These two things make it uniquely different than our International FENCE project that has been exhibited on the BeltLine’s Eastside trail. The GA FENCE will make its final stop here in Atlanta – we hope, along the West side trail. 

The Georgia FENCE gives us an opportunity to share these powerful photographic narratives with a diverse audience of perhaps thousands of visitors, while providing photographers with a truly public platform, exposure for their work and unexpected career opportunities. Photographers of all levels were invited to submit work that fits under one or more of our 6 thematic categories: Home, Streets, People, Creatures, Nature, and Play.

ACP’s acclaimed public art program typically features temporary projects in a variety of diverse locations throughout Atlanta. Just like the Art

Year: 2017

The GA FENCE Photography Westside Trail at Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Atlanta Celebrates Photography

Name: Atlanta Celebrates Photography

Artist Bio:

Amy Miller has been Executive Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography for the past 8 years. Ms. Miller graduated with a BFA from University of Georgia and then moved to New York to obtain her MFA in photography from Pratt Institute. After receiving her MFA, Amy moved to Atlanta and worked as Gallery Director for Fay Gold Gallery, a position she held for seven years. Amy began her career as Executive Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography in 2007.
Founded in 1998, Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) aims to make Atlanta a leading center for the world’s fastest growing art form. Primarily, by producing the largest annual community-oriented photo festival in the United States, we provide experiences that engage and educate diverse audiences through lens-based media.

ACP will be working on this project with United Photo Industries of NY. United Photo Industries, a NY-based art-presenting organization, brings the photographic community together by presenting photography installations and events in unique locations off-the beaten path where the focus lies in content and is accessible to everyday people from all walks of life.

Launched in 2011 by Sam Barzilay, Dave Shelley, and Laura Roumanos, United Photo Industries has rapidly solidified its position in the public art landscape by consistently showcasing thought-provoking, challenging, and exceptional photography from across the globe.

Website: http://acpinfo.org/programs/public_art.html

Title: The FENCE International

Description:

Each year, a jury of 40+ photography professionals from around the world selects a group of 50 photographers (sourced from an international call for entries) whose work exemplifies the essence of “community” across cultural boundaries and geographical lines. This year, THE FENCE will be exhibited simultaneously in seven locations: Brooklyn, NY; Boston, MA; Denver, Co; Houston, TX; Durham, NC; Santa Fe, NM; and in Atlanta, GA..

This exhibition, featuring over 700 feet of beautiful and provocative photography, is one of the most popular projects we have ever undertaken. It has educated and engaged audiences of all ages. This project has received accolades from notable Atlantans, visiting celebrities and hordes of children (the height of the images is perfect for engaging children).

ACP’s acclaimed public art program typically features temporary projects in a variety of diverse locations throughout Atlanta and just like the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, it is significant in its ability to reach beyond the audience of traditional arts venues and expand the way audiences consider photography.

Year: 2017

The FENCE International Photography Eastside Trail on fence south of Highland Avenue
Atlanta Taiko Project

Name: Atlanta Taiko Project

Artist Bio:

Peter Marino hold’s degrees in Music Performance and Music Education and has been teaching percussion throughout the United States for over 18 years. In the past 9 years, Peter has turned his focus to taiko drumming and is the founder of Atlanta Taiko Project. As a professional musician with music credits on Broadway for “The Lion King” and work with notable music greats such as Yo Yo Ma, Giovanni Hildalgo, Andre Watts and Emmanuel Ax, Peter brings a unique eclectic sensibility to a traditionally Japanese art form. Over the span of his career he has developed a national following with his engaging teaching technique and percussion programs. Peter is the president of One Hour Drummer and has authored several popular percussion technique books. Peter is the creator of the “Wordplay System,” a music education program which enables students to quickly learn to play complex taiko, Latin, African and Afro-Cuban rhythms. His programs are in place at various Atlanta schools, hospitals and senior centers.

Website: http://www.atlantataikoproject.com

Title: Never Give Up!

Description:

4:00 p.m. on September 24, 2017

Atlanta Taiko Project presents a show and an interactive session with a brief introduction to the history and performance of taiko. The pieces, composed by Peter Marino, artistic director of Atlanta Taiko Project, focus heavily on the traditional instruments of the Japanese taiko ensemble but will also include instruments from several other world music styles.

Year: 2017

Never Give Up! Performance Gordon White Park
Atlanta Women’s Chorus – Voices of Note

Name: Atlanta Women’s Chorus – Voices of Note

Artist Bio:

The Atlanta Women’s Chorus is an auditioned, volunteer choral ensemble consisting of female singers age twenty-one and older. With a mission focused on quality music, celebrating diversity, and promoting social justice, the chorus is committed to fostering an environment of professionalism, respect, pride, and unity. The Atlanta Women’s Chorus is comprised of lesbian and straight women of all ethnicities. Our brother chorus is the Atlanta Gay Men’s Chorus and Voices of Note is our parent organization. The vision statement for our organization is Changing Hearts and Minds Through Music.

Website: http://https://www.voicesofnote.org

Title: Through A Child's Eyes

Description:

3:00 p.m. on October 8, 2017

Based on the repertoire from Atlanta Women’s Chorus October 21, 2017 concert, Teach Your Children Well, the Art on the Atlanta Beltline performance explores songs of many genres about children, what we wish our children to know and respect, and how we uplift all children to be the best they can be, as well as interactive songs for children and families to sing together with our group.

Year: 2017

Through A Child's Eyes Performance Historic Fourth Ward Park
Bardess of the BeltLine

Name: Bardess of the BeltLine

Artist Bio:

A graduate of Agnes Scott College and formerly a dressmaker and bartender, Lee retired in 2014 after teaching English literature for 22 years at Columbia High School, in DeKalb County, where she also developed and taught a film in literature course. In that same year, she was introduced to the BeltLine by a close friend and fell in love with it — its people and natural and artistic habitats — and began writing original poems in celebration of these things. Every Saturday, weather permitting, from 1-3 p.m. at the North Avenue overpass, Lee calls out to BeltLine visitors and invites them to stop and listen to the poem she wrote for that week. Those fortunate ones who do so are rewarded with an individualized reading of it and their own copy of it on quality card stock paper.

Website:

Title:

Description:

Live poetry readings: Saturdays, 1-3 p.m., September 9 – November 30.

Year: 2017

Performance Eastside Trail at North Avenue
Ben Pierce

Name: Ben Pierce

Artist Bio:

Website:

Title: Beginnings

Description:

Year: 2017

Beginnings Sculpture Northeast interim hiking trail at Monroe Drive
Cat Chiu Phillips

Name: Cat Chiu Phillips

Artist Bio:

Website:

Title: Shine

Description:

Shine is a project created from discarded plastic waste but re-purposed into lanterns with solar powered LED rope lights combining post-consumer product innovation and sustainability.

Year: 2017

Shine Sculpture Eastside Trail over Ponce de Leon
Center for Supportive Bureaucracy

Name: Center for Supportive Bureaucracy

Artist Bio:

Ori Alon is an artist, writer and a homeschooling father of three. Besides developing and issuing Joy Permits, Forgiver’s Licenses, OK Parent Awards, Compassion Cards, Pain Deeds, Open Carry permits for musical instruments, Racism Release Forms, Apology Declarations, Refurbished Report Cards and other Playful Paperwork documents he has created a series of comics using postage stamps. He is the author of a children’s book series, The Magic Bagel and numerous other works of poetry and prose.
See more of his work at www.supportivebureaucracy.org

Website: http://www.supportivebureaucracy.org

Title: Empowering Clerks Network

Description:

September 23 & 24

Every significant life-action we take has a bureaucratic counterpart – birth, death, marriage, work, driving or even catching a fish. Because these documents are so present in our lives, we rarely question their existence.
The Center for Supportive Bureaucracy (CSB) believes that paperwork can heal (some)
of human suffering. Conventional pieces of paper often leave people feeling disempowered. One bad report card can have negative repercussions for years. A Diploma (or the lack of diploma) equates unnecessary personal value. In order to help people overcome past traumas and low self-esteem rates the CSB offers a variety of official documents, carrying intrinsic truths
and parcel ID numbers.
For instance, The Refurbished Report Card (RRC-202) gives you a new perspective and
experience of a bad school year. The DIY Certificate of Recognition (COR107), through its interviewing process, golden seal and official appearance, provides credence to all your all-too-often overlooked qualities. Each one of the tens of thousands Joy Permits (JP-33) that have already been issued so far remind their holder of their right to pursue happiness, unconditionally, for 6 month (then it can be easily renewed online or using white-out).
We believe that official documents can improve compassionate behavior and daily love.
In the festival, I’ll offer ECN office hours to local residents and visitors, and provide training to establish a local CSB Branch.

Year: 2017

Empowering Clerks Network Performance Gordon White Park
Charlie Brouwer

Name: Charlie Brouwer

Artist Bio:

Charlie Brouwer lives and has a studio in Floyd County, Virginia. Nine acres of open fields and woods, with 20 outdoor sculptures placed along a 1/2 mile walking trail, surround his house and studio. Charlie calls their place “Out There” because of its remote location at the end of a gravel road, but also because he believes that art can point us towards thoughts, feelings, and meanings beyond our immediate experience. His work has been seen in about 300 exhibitions. He works fulltime creating indoor and outdoor sculptures, installations and public art projects that engage communities. His studio and its grounds are always open to visitors by appointment.

Website:

Title: Hallelujah

Description:

This evocative sculpture recognizes that the undeserved blessings we all receive are a big, beautiful, and mysterious part of life and attempts to create a simple expression of gratitude.

Year: 2017

Hallelujah Sculpture Eastside Trail behind Parish
City Gate Dance Theater

Name: City Gate Dance Theater

Artist Bio:

Jennifer Mason then pursued her passion on several different avenues from a soloist with The Universal Circus, to more contemporary work with Dance Iquail (NY) and Surfscape Contemporary Dance Theater (FL). She performed with Urban Ballet Theater (NY), as well as Ballethnic Dance Company (GA). Recently, Jennifer has been selected as a 2016-2017 National Visiting Teaching Fellow with The School of American Ballet , the official school of New York City Ballet. She continues to pursue answers for dance education in her community while promoting structure, discipline, and the change of ones approach to their work, but her greatest joy is her steady work on broadening the platform in which dance, ballet, in specific, is presented on, in order to be more inclusive, relatable, and enjoyable to patrons and community members!

Regine Metayer
 graduated from FSU and relocated to New York City to study at Ballet Hispanico. She danced with the Dance Continuum as a contemporary ballet soloist and  performed with the Almano Ballet at the Mohegan Sun.  She also performed with Ballet NY in its 2004 season.  In august 2005, she joined the Brooklyn Ballet Company for three seasons and also performed with ASEID in its 2007 season at the Dicapo Theatre.  In 2008 She joined the Ballethnic Dance Company in East point, Georgia where she was a member for 7 seasons. In 2010 she started performing with World ballet as a principal dancer under the direction of Henry Hernandez and Dr Elizabeth Delancy in Tallahassee, Florida.  She also joined City Gate Dance Theater in 2012 as a soloist.  
  
Ms Metayer is the Artistic Director of Metayer Conservatory for the Arts and Metayer Dance Theatre.  Apart from her performance career, she is a certified Pilates/fitness instructor and personal trainer.  She also teaches and choreographs in and out of the country for different studios and dance companies. 

Website: http://www.citygatedance.org

Title: Beau-e-tudes

Description:

5:30 p.m. on September 24, 2017

 

Year: 2017

Beau-e-tudes Contemporary Dance Gordon White Park
ColorAtl

Name: ColorAtl

Artist Bio:

ColorATL is a large group of local artists passionate about building community and sharing the positive experience of interactive art. Mostly known for our Atlanta-based coloring book for adults, ColorATL consist of 44 Atlantan artists, many of which have exhibited on the BeltLine in past years. Through our coloring book, as well as weekly community events, our group is dedicated to increasing the accessibility of art to all, bridging people together to participate in the generative joy of creation.

Team Lead: 
Amber Guinn is a local illustrator, designer, social entrepreneur but most of all a community builder. Amber is co-founder of ColorATL and The Joy Market. Graduated from the Portfolio Center in 2015. She now spends her days coordinating creative art programs in various forms throughout the city. Whether that is hosting coloring events for ColorATL, getting people creating during a community day or co-leading creative therapeutic art programs along side William Massey week to week at Winship Emory, Gateway Center and ReMerge. Organizing people and getting them creative is her jam.

Website: http://www.coloratl.com/coloratl-home

Title: Skyline

Description:

The ColorATL BeltLine Project will be an interactive, community-engagement piece – a large-scale coloring page/wall. This piece will be all about bringing people together creatively. The basic framework and layout will be produced by our group of artists, then opened up to the public to freely color in the overall structure and design with sidewalk chalk over the course of the 3-month exhibition.

Year: 2017

Skyline Collaborative Visual Eastside Trail at Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark
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 both a laboratory and a compelling ritual experience shared between performer and audience.

Blake Dalton founded Crossover Movement Arts to explore more ways to interact and create with artists of different backgrounds. Blake also uses Crossover as a vehicle to pursue interests in choreography and creative process, and to teach dance, Freestyle Poling, and martial arts. Blake is grateful for opportunities to work with many different groups in the Atlanta dance community.

Thomas Bell (co-producer, dancer) is the co-founder of the Decatur Book Festival; a partner in and co-founder of Chronicle, a brand narrative consulting firm; and founder and CEO of MineCart, an arts incubation and production company. Bell is former chair of the board of CORE, Atlanta’s premier contemporary dance company, and former board member of Emory Friends of Dance.

Blake Helton is a percussionist and composer. He believes that reaching out and finding new captivating sounds and inspiration is what it’s all about. Creating something out of nothing – letting it happen organically, like a stimulating conversation. Before you know it, it’s gone, so you need to dig it while it’s happening.

Colin Bragg plays guitar in a variety of musical settings. He studied classical guitar with John Sutherland, a disciple of Andres Segovia. In 2008 he was awarded a Hambidge fellowship in order to work on electronic music and composition (he mostly played guitar). Several albums on the Athens-based Solponticello label feature Colin’s distinctive guitar playing. He is currently a member of the 4th Ward Afro Klezmer Orchestra, and often performs with his conspirator-in-sound Blake Helton as the Hidden Noise Ensemble.

Website: http://crossovermovementarts.com/

Title: In the Valley of the Whirligigs

Description:

There is movement in the air, though we cannot see it. There is music in the valley, though we hear it not. The autumn wind sings; it dances. You can see it. You can hear it. We will show you the way… in the Valley of the Whirligigs.

Crossover Movement Arts Navigators – auxiliary members of the company — await you at two access points to the Atlanta BeltLine: 1258 West Fair Street and 1181 Fenwood Street. Select one and join us there. Perhaps you’ll be chosen to pull a rolling whirligig or play a noisemaker as we walk together into the valley between.

Up on the high hillside in their musical pergola, Messrs Bragg and Helton call our two processions to assemble, converging on the BeltLine within a spirit circle of whirligigs dancing in the wind. The Navigators sound the summons, spinning whirligigs overhead, and the dancers of Crossover Movement Arts emerge from their nomadic lodging in the green.

A raucous rumpus, a rousing roustabout, a boisterous bounce begins. We stir the air and stomp our feet, awakening the sky and the ground as we celebrate the season’s shift. We summon the valley’s dance with whirligigs spun on strings. We calibrate the wind’s music with whirligigs that sing.

As the ritual reaches its climax, we ascend the hill to the musicians’ pagoda, from whence emerges the fabled winged Sharkonocerous, bearing its bounty of limeade.

Year: 2017

In the Valley of the Whirligigs Dance
Dave Lind and Fred Garvin

Name: Dave Lind and Fred Garvin

Artist Bio:

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Title: Goldfish Mobile

Description:

A beautiful puppet, that in the twilight people look up and imagine they’re under the surface of a vast body of dying blue light. The orange glow evokes a lost memory like fire in a hearth that makes a home warm and safe. The fancy split tail goldfish are so personified that we read into them ourselves’ content. But as they look to be like us we in our dreams swim through air like them.

Year: 2017

Goldfish Mobile Sculpture Eastside Trail just south of Ralph McGill
David Fratu

Name: David Fratu

Artist Bio:

David Fratu (aka ILL.DES) is an artist living and working in Atlanta, GA. His style of painting represents a balance between chaos and order. Using gradients of color and intricate patterns, he creates a sense of depth and movement. Viewers are drawn into his illusive designs filled with vibrant colors, geometric shapes, and organic line work. Together, his unique symmetrical compositions form a perfect equilibrium of harmony and discord.

Website: http://www.illdes.com

Title: Eye of Choice

Description:

The concept behind this piece is that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Art is subjective, and people will get out of it what is seen from their perspective. Just like how each individual chooses to view the world. Whether it’s positive or negative, we all make a conscious choice everyday. 

Year: 2017

Eye of Choice Mural Westside Trail at White Street
Distilled Butter

Name: Distilled Butter

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Description:

7:30 p.m. on September 23, 2017

Contemporary R&B and jazz.

Year: 2017

Music Gordon White Park
Don Lawler

Name: Don Lawler

Artist Bio:

1961, June – Born, Dayton, Ohio

1983 – Graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art from Centre College of Danville, Kentucky.

1986 – Apprenticeship with the Louisville bronze sculptor, Barney Bright.

1987-89 – Apprenticeship with the Louisville stone sculptor, Paul Fields.

1990 – Returned to Meade County, Kentucky and pursued a full-time career in stone sculpture from the studio located in Ekron, Kentucky.

2000 – Formed Lawler-White Sculpture Studios, Inc. with corporate partner, Meg White with the purpose of creating monumental sculptures in stone and bronze for public and private venues.

2001 – Moved the sculpture studio to the current location near Stephensport, Kentucky with 6 acres of sculpture garden space.

Website: http://www.donlawlersculpture.com

Title: Get Moving

Description:

This functional sculpture shows a strange array of technical parts emerging from the matrix of stone. The sculpture is a monumental block that measures 9 feet wide by 4′ high by 4′ deep and weighs over 5 tons. There are a large amount of textures and geological oddities to discover on the large stone. The viewer can contemplate the function of this mysterious machine as they take a break.. before they have to ‘get moving’ again.

Year: 2017

Get Moving Sculpture Eastside Trail at Irwin Street
Eli Blasko

Name: Eli Blasko

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Title: Orator

Description:

A large, interactive sculpture that can be used as a place of rest and contemplation, or as a platform for performances and recitals.

Year: 2017

Orator Interactive sculpture Eastside Trail just south of Virginia Avenue
Essential Theater

Name: Essential Theater

Artist Bio:

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Title: BeltLine and Beyond

Description:

4:00 p.m. on September 23, 2017

BeltLine and Beyond is the fourth book published by the Brown Scribes and will debut in
May of this year. As part of Art on the BeltLine, Essential Theatre will adapt stories from
the book into a short play (estimated run time 30 min) for BeltLine audiences.
This project will showcase the creative talents of community youth and professional
artists both. We are proposing two performances: one at Gordon White Park or
otherwise as near as possible to the Brown Middle School community, in celebration of
the opening of the Westside Trail and so that neighbors can see their kids’ great work
professionally produced, and one at another location of the AAB’s choosing, perhaps on
the Eastside Trail, to increase awareness citywide of the thriving creativity and arts
coming from Atlanta’s Westside. The Brown Scribes will be in attendance to sign copies
of their book.

Year: 2017

BeltLine and Beyond Theater Gordon White Park
Esther DeMonteflores

Name: Esther DeMonteflores

Artist Bio:

Esther de Monteflores is a circus artist, physical performer and choreographer based in Bellingham, Washington. In her work, Esther seeks a balance between technical skill and expressive movement. Circus arts allow her to create work that is both intimate and spectacular, using the inherent element of risk to focus attention and spark imagination.

Esther is one of a small handful of circus performers in the USA specializing in slackwire walking, under the instruction of Beth Clarke, founder of Sweet Can Productions. Esther has received years of professional training in aerial arts, wire-walking, contortion and handbalancing at the San Francisco Circus Center and Trapeze Arts in Oakland.

Esther developed and produced her first solo performance piece, Equilibrium, in 2014, which was funded in part by a Grants for Artists Projects award from Artist Trust (Seattle, WA). Equilibrium has been performed across the country, venues include the Lookout Arts Center in Alger, Washington, the Orcas Island Shakespeare Festival in Eastsound, Washington, Art on the Atlanta Beltline in Atlanta, Georgia and The Prop Box in Oakland, California.

Recently Esther’s work has been seen in Seattle, WA at Moisture Festival and SANCA (School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts), with The Bellingham Circus Guild in Bellingham, WA, in Santa Fe, NM with Wise Fool New Mexico’s Circus Luminous and See/Saw, at Toronto’s Harbourfront Theatre with Circus Sessions and in Chicago, IL at the second annual Chicago Contemporary Circus Festival. In collaboration with writer Meredith Hambrock, Esther created CLIMB, a 45 minute work of contemporary circus theater. CLIMB has been presented at the Vancouver Fringe Festival (2015) and the Edmonton Fringe Festival (2016).

Website: http://www.estherdemonteflores.com

Title: Tiny Cities

Description:

5:00 p.m. on September 24, 2017

Since the dawn of time, humans have turned their faces to the sky and dreamed of taking wing. Of flying high above their earth-bound homes. Of soaring through clear skies. Of being a bird.

But what have birds been dreaming of all this time?

Do they dream of us?

Do birds dream of walking tall down the streets of our immense cities? Wearing our fine clothing? Enjoying a refreshing glass of…bread?

Tiny Cities is a 30-minute contemporary circus show featuring bread-filled wine glasses, cardboard-box juggling, life-sized pigeons, live costume changes and wire walking.

Tiny Cities is an absurd and whimsical celebration of Columba Livia, the common pigeon. Perched on a power line, windowsill or park bench, the pigeon is the wildness in our cities, inviting us to change our perspective and see our homes in a new light.

Tiny Cities builds community by bringing together an audience to experience high-level circus arts in their own neighborhood. Tiny Cities is suitable for all ages, can be presented indoors or outdoors and can be performed a maximum of two times per day.

The slackwire set-up forms the stage for Tiny Cities and evokes one of the most ubiquitous features of the urban landscape. Power lines. This show reinterprets the landscape that it is presented in, injecting the city with magic and possibility. Glancing overhead to see a pigeon sitting on a power line will never be the same again.

Year: 2017

Tiny Cities Performance Gordon White Park
Full Radius Dance

Name: Full Radius Dance

Artist Bio:

Douglas Scott (Founder/Artistic/Executive Director), discovered dance upon entering Western Kentucky University to earn a B.F.A. in Performing Arts. After graduation, He moved to Atlanta and spent several seasons with the Ruth Mitchell Dance Company, performing works by Ruth Mitchell, Ron Cunningham, Monica Levy and Sal Aiello. He founded Dance Force (now known as Full Radius Dance) in 1991.

A respected teacher for over thirty years, Douglas has extensive experience in teaching classes and workshops in modern and modern-based physically integrated dance for numerous schools, organizations, and conferences. In August 2017, Douglas will be teaching ‘Technique and the Diverse Body’ at the MeetShareDance Festival in Berlin, Germany.

In 2014, Douglas was honored by Governor and Mrs. Nathan Deal with the prestigious Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities. He was cited as “a respected leader in modern dance” and for expanding “the definition and reach of modern dance by creating opportunities for dancers with and without disabilities . . . not only in the local Atlanta community, but throughout the State of Georgia, the United States and internationally.”

Website: http://www.fullradiusdance.org

Title: Unexpected

Description:

Full Radius Dance is a professional, physically integrated (dancers with and without disabilities) dance company based in Atlanta, GA. For Full Radius Dance, physically integrated dance is not just about the disabled body, but about the bodies of all the dancers, nondisabled and disabled. This genre communicates an awareness and acceptance of the body and a deep sense of recognition about the power and potential of the body. Our interest is in complimenting each dancer’s strengths and abilities, not in creating a framework in which the dancers with disabilities are showcased or emphasized simply due to disability.

Year: 2017

Unexpected Dance Gordon White Park
Ghosts Project

Name: Ghosts Project

Artist Bio:

Paul Mercer began studying violin at age 8 and has performed professionally for over twenty years. His current and past projects include The Ghosts Project, The Changlings, Jill Tracy’s Malcontent Orchestra, Faith and the Muse, DP3, Brass Knuckle Surfer and The Sweet Meat Love and Holy Cult.

Davis Petterson has been a percussionist for twenty years and has performed with bands such as The Changlings, The Hellblinki Sextet, Strezo, Jill Tracy’s Malcontent Orchestra, DP3, The Nathaniel Johnstone Band and Soriah. He also performs regularly for local theatre productions. Current projects include The Ghosts Project and Juliana Finch & the Gentlemanly Scholars.

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Title: An evening of live music with The Ghosts Project - Juve Contre Fantômas (1913

Description:

8:45 p.m. on October 7, 2017

Live performance of music we composed with accompanying projected screening of a film.

Year: 2017

An evening of live music with The Ghosts Project - Juve Contre Fantômas (1913 Performance Historic Fourth Ward Park
Jeff DiMaggio

Name: Jeff DiMaggio

Artist Bio:

Website: http://https://www.facebook.com/GrodyGhost/

Title: Poe cat chillin

Description:

I’m a graduate of SCAD and have been working as a animator in and around Atlanta for the last six years. I’m heavily inspired by cartoons especially those of the 80’s and 90’s, punk rock, comics, horror movies and video games. My work all centers around one theme, FUN! Did it make you smile if it did I’m doing my job. People laughing at my art is the greatest complement I can get and in my opinion the best emotional response a still painted picture can get.

Year: 2017

Poe cat chillin Mural Eastside Trail beneath Edgewood Avenue
Jeffry Loy

Name: Jeffry Loy

Artist Bio:

Jeffry Loy has been an active participant in the Atlanta art scene for the past twenty years. Graduating from the Atlanta College of Art in 1996 with a BFA in Sculpture and Photography and later obtained a MFA from SCAD in 2014, Loy currently works from his studio in The B-Complex, an artist cooperative located in downtown Atlanta.

Loy’s approach to public art is to create sculptural environments that compliment and reflect the natural or man-made context in which they reside. The prominent elements are often hand-forged using traditional blacksmithing techniques to accentuate the naturalistic appearance and texture of the project. He prefers to fabricate with mild steel, stainless steel, brass and copper because these are durable and low-maintenance material, suitable for high-traffic, outdoor public environments. 

Combining old-world blacksmithing and modern technology Loy transforms stagnant materials into an evocative, yet dynamic visceral experience for people.
”When I’m working I am always mindful of the history and techniques of blacksmithing while at the same time preserving and adding to its history. Each new sculpture I create makes me want to extend my ideas and technique further than the previous creations,” reflects Loy.

Website: http://www.firesculptor.com

Title: Oasis

Description:

My sculptural installation of whimsical botanical forms will create a fanciful “Oasis” within the contemporary urban environment. The premise is to bring a naturalistic and fanciful atmosphere to the site and its surroundings by creating an inviting and calming environment where the public can interact.

Year: 2017

Oasis Sculpture Eastside Trail between Highland and Freedom Parkway
Jhana Grant

Name: Jhana Grant

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Title: Precipitate

Description:

8:30 p.m. on October 8, 2017

This 4-part performance- and projection-based installation will capitalize on the existing natural resources available at the Historic Fourth Ward Park outdoor theater in order to elevate the creative human resources available to us in Atlanta. By using pressurized water from the pond, we will create a liquid projection surface that will exhibit work which directly interacts with kinetic and musical performers on land. Thematic costuming and content will explore the concepts of precipitation, “skin,” ephemerality, and state-change in person and place while providing a unique, broadly appealing, multi-sensory experience to the public.

Year: 2017

Precipitate Performance Historic Fourth Ward Park
KOLOSSOS

Name: KOLOSSOS

Artist Bio:

Website: http://www.kolossos.org

Title: Bike Zoo Parade

Description:

1:15 p.m. on October 7, 2017

The KOLOSSOS Bike Zoo brings larger-than-life parading entertainment to all ages. The tricycle propelled mini-floats depict an array of animals built from papier mache. Flanked by dancers, big head characters and parade props, the KOLOSSOS Bike Zoo comes to life as if it were a carousel of animals released into joyful freedom. KOLOSSOS is an inspiring and inclusive, mobile spectacle that transforms trash into a whimsical world of colorful Carnival to be enjoyed by all. Through eye-catching parade art, KOLOSSOS is raising environmental awareness and inspiring others to rethink the possibilities of their refuse.

Year: 2017

Bike Zoo Parade Performance/Parade Historic Fourth Ward Park
Leland Drexler-Russell

Name: Leland Drexler-Russell

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Title: Abound

Description:

In Abound a sculpted vertical wind turbine powers an ecosystem of gleaming mega flora. Using clear fiberglass resin the turbine blades become fiber optic lamps, creating a glowing dreamscape by night. At dusk these sculptures transforms into playgrounds of light as a grouping of luminaries wake interact with participants.

Year: 2017

Abound Sculpture Eastside Trail just north of North Avenue
Lotus Eater’s Club

Name: Lotus Eater’s Club

Artist Bio:

Rod Ben is a local illustrator and designer.

Chris Alvarez is a local animator originally from Spain. 

Jennifer Garcia is a software engineer for Floyd County Productions.

Courtney Hicks is a local Atlanta artist.

Mario Daniel is an Atlanta-native cartoonist, woodcarver, and muralist.

Website:

Title: Lotus Eaters Club

Description:

An incitement and a proposition, Lotus Eaters Club suggests a possible future while the present
is in full view. This projects seeks to explore the ways in which augmented reality technology
can expand the avenues in which we experience art.
Augmented reality alters how we understand images, places, and objects while leaving the
physical things untouched. This suggestion of an unexplored universe creates a sense of
mystery and invites people to examine a space with new eyes. Lotus-eaters, creatures of
whimsy and dream, populate this alternate reality and tempt our curiosity.

Year: 2017

Lotus Eaters Club Interactive mural Eastside Trail beneath North Avenue
Luke Achterberg

Name: Luke Achterberg

Artist Bio:

Luke William Achterberg grew up in the Fox River Valley Region of Wisconsin; the Grandson of welders and the Son/Nephew of automotive customizers and painters.  His undergraduate study focused on fine art, psychology, and philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.  Luke then decided to obtain a Welding Technical Diploma from Western Technical College in La Crosse.  This led him to become a certified welder and fabricator at a custom job shop for a year before attending graduate school at the University of Kentucky and completing his Master of Fine Art.  During his last year of graduate school he received the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award from the International Sculpture Center.  Since then, he taught Sculpture and Ceramics part time at Morehead State University for 3 years.  He also completed two fully funded residencies at Art-St-Urban in Switzerland.  He maintains his own active studio in Lexington, Kentucky, where he recently completed a body of work for a solo exhibition with Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York City, New York.  Luke Achterberg exhibits work both outdoor and indoor throughout the United States and Switzerland.

Website:

Title: Inception

Description:

Steel sculpture influenced by street art, hot rods, graffiti, and urban culture.

Year: 2017

Inception Sculpture Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark
LXXX YOU COLLECTIVE

Name: LXXX YOU COLLECTIVE

Artist Bio:

LXXX YOU (FORMALLY IFLY) IS A ROTATING GROUP OF ARTISTS AND FRIENDS FOUNDED BY MIKE STASNY AND GEORGE LONG. PROMPTED BY PARTY MOTIFS AND PARODYING HUMAN LIFE, LXXX YOU’S PERFORMANCE AND INSTALLATION WORK LAMPOONS SOCIAL EXPERIENCES BY INVITING VIEWERS INTO A SURREAL WORLD.
PRIMARILY WORKING AS HYPER-REAL COSTUMED DJ’S, LXXX YOU HAS PROVIDED ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE HAMBIDGE AUCTION, THE OPENING OF PONCE CITY MARKET, BURNAWAY AUCTION, ZUCKERMAN MUSEUM OF ART, EIDE MAGAZINE ANNIVERSARY PARTY, MOCA GA, MARCIA WOOD GALLERY, SANDLER HUDSON GALLERY, WONDERFARM, AND ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY ART CENTER’S ART PARTY.

Website:

Title: BALLOOON...

Description:

A GIANT ABSTRACT INFLATABLE TO BE INSTALLED ALONG THE BELTLINE WITH INTERCHANGEABLE ANIMATED PROJECTIONS FEATURING A VARIETY OF ARTISTS.

Year: 2017

BALLOOON... Visual Eastside Trail just north of Ponce de Leon
Matthew Duffy

Name: Matthew Duffy

Artist Bio:

Website: http://www.mlduffy.com

Title: Polygon Heart Sculpture

Description:

Year: 2017

Polygon Heart Sculpture Sculpture Westside Trail at White Street
Matthias Neumann

Name: Matthias Neumann

Artist Bio:

Educated as architect in Germany I moved to New York in 2000. My work fluctuates between architecture and a wide range of artistic media, with a particular focus on installations in the public sphere. Over the past two years I have been engaged with a body of work under the title “basics”, which explores an abstracted notion of form, space and utility. “Basics” is based on a constructive logic of additive dimensional lumber, configured spatially following a set of formal vocabulary. The work wants to be experienced both as an abstract sculptural gesture as well as a usable and interactive spatial environment. Conceived as part of a larger installation for the National Museum of Contemporary Art in Bucharest, Romania, the series has since had a number of iterations as public installations throughout the US. The proposed work for the BeltLine will follow this double entendre of a formally strong sculpture that concurrently also acts as usable spatial environment, constructed of 2x4s.

Website:

Title: BeltLine (basics)

Description:

“BeltLine (basics)” proposes a temporary installation that acts simultaneously as a sculptural intervention and a as an inhabitable spatial intervention as part of an ongoing series of work under the title “basics”, contributing to questions of monumentality, temporality and public appropriation in contemporary public art.

Year: 2017

BeltLine (basics) Sculpture Eastside Trail between the Gateway and Angier Springs
Michael Colanero & Logan Patterson

Name: Michael Colanero & Logan Patterson

Artist Bio:

Logan is a Junior Designer at Square Feet Studio, and his work primarily consists of restaurant and hospitality design projects. Michael is lead Technician and Designer for an intown Residential Developer currently working on Townhomes in Edgewood. Logan and Michael met at during college at Southern Polytechnic State University where they both recently graduated in May 2016 with Bachelor of Architecture Degrees. They collaborated on multiple design-build projects while in college, and found themselves competing against each other in many other class-wide competitions along the way. This has allowed for a unique team dynamic of both competition and creativity. Logan and Michael have a passion for everything Atlanta, from supporting sports teams to engaging in positive community developments like Art on the Beltline.

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Title: HEADSPACE

Description:

Viewers wanting to experience HEADSPACE will place their head inside a structure that will cause them to trust their periphery senses as they progress up the path exploring along the way. Multiple people entering “head space” simultaneously are encouraged. Throughout the path there are portals where each viewer can see mirror lined walls and catch glimpses of a variety of abstract reflected scenes. The interaction between viewers inside the box is important, because as each individual is engaged in their own confined environment and interacting with others inside the “headspace” they are also simultaneously, yet unknowingly, communicating with onlookers.

Year: 2017

HEADSPACE Interactive sculpture Eastside Trail just north of Ralph McGill
Michael Ouweleen

Name: Michael Ouweleen

Artist Bio:

Michael Ouweleen is a longtime television creative and executive, currently serving as EVP and Chief Marketing Officer for Cartoon Network, [adult swim] and Boomerang. For over 20 years, he has been the primary driver of Cartoon Network’s brand and a principle creative force behind its content and strategy. He has served as the overall network Creative Director, its head of Programming and Content Development, and Co-creator and Executive Producer for one of the original [adult swim] shows (Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law). He has co-hosted a twice-weekly radio show on Atlanta’s WLMB with musician Johnny Colt. He lives just south of 
Ponce De Leon Avenue in Atlanta.

Website: http://https://everybodybillboards.com

Title: Everybody Reflected

Description:

is a 5’ by 7’ 6” opaque mirror sculpture made to reflect the cultural diversity of Atlanta in a fully mirrored “Everybody”.

Year: 2017

Everybody Reflected Visual Eastside Trail between Angier Springs and North Avenue
Miguel Dominguez

Name: Miguel Dominguez

Artist Bio:

Website:

Title: Coexistence

Description:

My art work invites people to optimize their relationship with themselves and their environment. It inspires warm sensations, such as love, freedom, and a tendency for exploration of the world and our human nature . Therefore I seek to guide these awaken feelings towards the welfare of humanity and earth. 

My art regards human beings as gifted children of this planet; the intelligence in nature that shaped our bodies is the same intelligence that we have inherited from earth. This allows us to transform resources in multiple ways for all kind of purposes. Since we have such potential it is also our responsibility to protect this earth. 

I want to remind each viewer (especially the youth ) that there is a creator in each of us; powerful, intelligent and kind. The future of our home depends on the way we devote our attention and our energy. 

For this purpose I have formulated representations of how human beings can possibly interact with matter, energy , and other types of life, to produce positive results for a harmonious coexistence with the planet.

Year: 2017

Coexistence Mural Westside Trail at Murphy Avenue
Nathan Pierce

Name: Nathan Pierce

Artist Bio:

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, Sculpture Walk Sioux Falls, SPACES Sculpture Invitational in Huntsville Alabama, and the recipient of the 2013 Lewis C Weinberg Award at Skokie North Shore Sculpture Park.

Website: http://www.NSPsculpture.com

Title: Long Distance

Description:

“Long Distance”, is an interactive sculpture that can be aimed in any direction by the viewer.

By using public art as a vehicle for expressing contemporary issues concerning communication I see the concept for my work becoming more relevant every day. Through the radiating spokes of my abstracted satellite forms I hope to activate the visual landscape and engage the viewers’ curiosities.

Dealing with issues of communication in my own life I have realized this is a struggle that many of us encounter. As I think about the idea of communication I realize that I can internalize this issue, or make it as broad as the world around me. How can we better communicate ourselves to the world? That is the question.

Year: 2017

Long Distance Sculpture Eastside Trail just north of Ponce de Leon
P.O.P. Unplugged

Name: P.O.P. Unplugged

Artist Bio:

Jason K. Price, founder and CEO
Jason Price’s experiences in and exposure to Southern marching bands in high school and college influencedhis approach to drumline technique, performance and choreography. Price attended Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida, where he studied music and theater, and was a member of the University’s Marching ‘100’ band. As an entertainer, Price has performed with the UniverSoul Circus, Drumline Live!, the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks drumline, the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons drumline and most recently, Mickey’s SOUNDSATIONAL Parade at Disneyland Resorts. Price gained attention in the film industry when he served as the Percussion and Body Double for actor Nick Cannon in the 2002, 20th Century Fox film, Drumline. His love for performing arts is undeniable, having tried his hand at theater arts, music production and acting, and excelling at them all. His experiences shape the world of P.O.P Unplugged and are the foundation of the percussive entertainment community he is creating.

Website:

Title: P.O.P. Fest

Description:

5:00 p.m. on October 7, 2017

Power Of Percussion Fest (P.O.P Fest) is an interactive drumming and dancing festival, connecting the community mind, body, and soul through the vibrations of drumming and self-­‐expression.

Year: 2017

P.O.P. Fest Performance Historic Fourth Ward Park
Pete Peterson and the Blues in the House Band

Name: Pete Peterson and the Blues in the House Band

Artist Bio:

Website:

Title:

Description:

7:15 p.m. on September 24 in Gordon White Park

6:15 p.m. on October 7 in Historic Fourth Ward Park

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.

We provide live music performances which will enhance the atmosphere of your venue. Our customized programs have delighted guests time and time again.

Year: 2017

Music Gordon White Park & Historic Fourth Ward Park
Rachel Evans

Name: Rachel Evans

Artist Bio:

Rachel Evans is a visual artist, passionate educator and ambassador with an interest in promoting the importance of creative influence on communities. An Atlanta native, Rachel is a studio resident at the Goat Farm Arts Center. Her paintings focus on regional rural and urban landscapes and cloudscapes, often composed in the French tradition “en plein air” or on- site in open air. Favorite Atlanta area locations to paint include Piedmont Park, the Atlanta Beltline, the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and Stone Mountain Park. While painting on location she is often accompanied by her canine art assistant, an American Eskimo mix named Gringo.

Rachel is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design [SCAD] earning an MFA in Painting and MA in Arts Administration. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Art with a Psychology minor from Auburn University. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering as a teen art instructor with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite, and is a member of the Atlanta Cultural Educators. She works at SCAD FASH Museum of Fashion and Film and SCAD Atlanta exhibitions. This artist has exhibited throughout the United States, in France and completed a residency at the Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts in New York City. Rachel is represented in Atlanta by Brickworks Gallery, located on the Atlanta Beltline.

Website: http://www.rachelevans.net

Title: Plein Air Expression, Atlanta BeltLine

Description:

September 24, 2017 in Gordon White Park

October 8, 2017 in Historic Fourth Ward Park

A series of public live painting demonstrations along the Atlanta BeltLine that will capture the vivacious essence of the active Atlanta BeltLine. The art experience will expose the general public to traditional and expressive painting processes. Viewing live painting sessions will allow the community to discover and explore the Atlanta BeltLine through a new visual lens.

Year: 2017

Plein Air Expression, Atlanta BeltLine Live Painting Gordon White Park & Historic Fourth Ward Park
Rachel Parish

Name: Rachel Parish

Artist Bio:

Rachel Parish is a theatre director, installation artist, arts leader, and community organizer. With specialties in directing, devising and dramaturgy for new plays, her work has taken place in the UK, Ireland, China, Switzerland, the USA, Croatia, and Gabon, with support from organizations including Arts Council England, the Wellcome Trust and the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Recent original stage productions include Manifesting Destiny and Hellscreen (London, 2015). Rachel’s work contains a close attention to visual design and often incorporates original live music and rich choreography. Rachel trained in London at the prestigious National Theatre Studio Director’s Course. She received her MA with distinction from the Central School of Speech and Drama and, in the USA she studied at the University of Georgia, with LaMama and the SITI Company, and is a graduate of the Lincoln Center Director’s Lab.

Audrey Gámez is a mezzo-soprano originally from Spring, Texas. Audrey’s work spans multiple genres, and she has been a featured soloist for opera, classical chamber music, rock and roll, and performance art. In 2016, Audrey was a featured soloist for Jessica Caldas’ exhibition “Love/d & Sex/ed” at the Mammal Gallery. She has performed with Capital City Opera in Atlanta, most recently in the role of Ciesca in Gianni Schicci. In 2009, Audrey performed the role of Fidalma in Il Matrimonio Segreto in Montegridalfo, Italy. From 2011-2015, Audrey was lead singer for the Broyles Street Band, utilizing her training in opera and classical performance to bring dynamic vocal dexterity to classic rock songs of the Clash, Led Zeppelin and Guns and Roses. An avid educator, Audrey has maintained a private voice studio since 2005. In addition to performance, Audrey is the Education Manager for C4 Atlanta and an active advocate for the arts. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Texas and a Master of Music degree from Louisiana S State University.

Website:

Title: Opera in the Shower

Description:

An opera singer, dressed in an old fashioned bathing suit, shower cap and with a scrub brush, sings from her repertoire in an outdoor shower. The performance lasts one hour straight through. It can be repeated on multiple dates. The shower itself is constructed as a shower-shaped fountain, recycling water as it runs.

Year: 2017

Opera in the Shower Performance
Ray Katz

Name: Ray Katz

Artist Bio:

Website: http://www.raykatzsculptor.com

Title: Telos

Description:

An abstract metal sculpture of welded and painted steel that address’s a literary concept in the Greek vocabulary “Telos”, meaning “completeness”.

Year: 2017

Telos Sculpture Westside Trail between Ralph David Abernathy and Westview
Rebecca Queipo and Atlanta Women’s Architects

Name: Rebecca Queipo and Atlanta Women’s Architects

Artist Bio:

-Rebecca Churio Queipo • WIA Vice President of Graduate Students 
Born in Maracaibo, Venezuela. She was awarded first place in the government-sponsored competition “Urban Ideas for the City”, won three school competitions in the categories of Design, Uses of the Space and Non-Technical Cooling Systems. Her undergraduate thesis was exhibited and published in the nationwide “Expo-construction and Dwelling” as well as in the US-based blog “iArchitecture”. After graduating, she moved to Atlanta, GA where she worked for over a year. She then entered the Master of Architecture program at Georgia Tech. She was a guest speaker at the 2016 Venice Biennale in the Responsive Architecture Symposium, won Honorable Mention in the Portman Prize Competition.
-Jessica Tolbert • WIA Vice President of Undergraduate Students
Jessica is in her 3rd Year of Undergraduate study in Architecture at the College of Design. In addition to being a returning member of the WIA Executive Board, she plays for the Georgia Tech Women’s Water Polo Team, is involved with Georgia Tech’s Greek Life, serving as a Pi Chi in fall of 2016, and works closely with GT’s Relay for Life.
Ghazaleh Coulter • WIA President
Born in ancient Mashhad, Iran (Persia). Just two years after her arrival in the United States – she was accepted into a Magnet School for the Arts. During her time at the Magnet School and through college she had the honors of entering/winning local art competitions and seeing her work published in various periodicals. Her Femina collection is a series of oil on canvas, her work characterizes a new genre of oil painting – the emotion of expressionism, the clarity of realism, and the intellectualism of modern art in perfect harmony. The capture of movement and story are characteristic of her unique talent. She is now in her third year of Masters of Architecture Graduate school at Georgia Tech.

Website:

Title: Veil Enfold

Description:

Our design is a multi-use Pavilion that organically ties itself to the environment with an aluminum frame and interwoven cable wire for the overall structure. The frame withstands the compression of gravity and looks to preserve the industrial heritage of such a unique place as The Beltline. The cable wires undergo the tension of suspension and act as a canopy. They provide shade while also creating a visual buffer that invites both active and passive users to enjoy the space created underneath. This piece accentuates the vibrant mixture of communities that the corridor holds. The frame is composed of four triangular entrances that create direct relationships between the surrounding spaces. They emulate the connections between communities created by the Beltline while also establishing a less formal relationship between the neighborhood and the event space itself.

Below the light structure, there are high-density foam benches covered with layers of fiberglass. They represent a playful and interactive part of the project, and are meant to be moved into different configurations. The form of the benches gives a sense of unity – as they originate from a single cube. The process of interacting with the benches encourages collaboration with other people.

The materials are industrial elements, but the weaving and connections are delicate – making a statement of unity between opposites. People of different demographics and backgrounds can interact within the space.

Year: 2017

Veil Enfold Visual Eastside Trail near Highland Walk Apartments
Richard Herzog

Name: Richard Herzog

Artist Bio:

As a child growing up I had no interest in reading fantasy or science fiction books-a great contrast to the rest of my family. I devoured all the biographical books and articles I could find. I especially liked reading about
inventors, explorers and scientists. My fascination was more than about their accomplishments; it was an
appreciation for their determination. These people placed all they had in what they believed, they were willing to take chances, and were willing to risk their lives. They gave me a glimpse into the possibilities in the world. Anything could be accomplished if you had the determination, drive and belief in yourself.

Website:

Title: Blossom

Description:

Flower blossoms inspired from the forms of skateboards and bicycle components that creates a beautiful place to sit and rest taking in the sites of the Beltline.

Year: 2017

Blossom Sculpture Eastside Trail extension at Wylie Street
Sanithna Phansavanh

Name: Sanithna Phansavanh

Artist Bio:

Sanithna Phansavanh is an artist working and living in Atlanta, Georgia, with a focus on examining the human condition, particularly the dynamic between creation, existence, and permanence. His work, ranging from small, intimate drawings to large-scale, public murals, has been exhibited nationally and internationally, with notable showings at the High Museum of Art, on the Atlanta Beltline, and through the City of Atlanta’s Public Art programs.

Website: http://www.sircle.net

Title: Moksha

Description:

“MOKSHA” revels in the artistic beautification occurring on the BeltLine, and, embracing the many interplays and contrasts of colors and lines, aims to extend many of the existing aesthetic qualities.

Year: 2017

Moksha Mural Westside Trail between Lee Street and Lawton Street
Sho’nuff Band

Name: Sho’nuff Band

Artist Bio:

The Shonuff band of Atlanta is a five piece self-contained dance band that gets the party started with R&B, Rock, Soft Rock, Jazz, Blues, Dance, a taste of Country, and your requests.

Website: http://https://youtu.be/AJucL7w3hx4

Title:

Description:

8:45 p.m. on September 23, 2017

Year: 2017

Music Gordon White Park
small opera

Name: small opera

Artist Bio:

3:45 p.m. on October 7, 2017

Melanie Burbules is a Chicago-raised, Atlanta-based mezzo-soprano and is emerging as an exciting operatic young artist. She has performed with Atlanta Opera, Knoxville Opera, small opera atlanta, the Janiec Opera Company, Marble City Opera, the University of Tennessee Opera Theater, Harrower Opera Workshop, and the Boston University Opera Institute. As an avid proponent of bringing opera to the community, Melanie directs and sings with small opera atlanta (SMOPATL) and also is a co-director of Opera on Tap Atlanta. 

Tenor Daniel Weisman has been with small opera since its conception in 2016 and staged their inaugural production of Mozart’s Così fan tutte. Daniel has performed with Atlanta Opera, Capitol City Opera, Georgia State University, Harrower Summer Opera Workshop, Red River Lyric Opera, and the Kent State Theatre. He is a co-director of Atlanta’s Opera on Tap and small opera atlanta (SMOPATL).  

Mezzo-soprano Katherine Oates Small has performed leading roles to much acclaim with the Ash Lawn Opera Young Artists (now Charlottesville Opera), Capitol City Opera Company, the Atlanta Opera Studio Tour, Peach State Opera, Georgia State University, Opera Breve, Harrower Summer Opera Workshop, and Florida State University.  During her time in Atlanta, Katie served as a director of the Atlanta chapter of Opera on Tap and founded small opera, her compact company bringing nomadic vocal drama and pop-up opera around the southeast! Katie currently resides in Charleston, SC and has launched the small opera Charleston chapter (SMOPSC)!

Website: http://www.smallopera.com

Title: SMOP's Pops - Pop Up Opera with small opera

Description:

The goal of small opera is to bring pop-up opera to the community and make the classic art form fresh, fun, and accessible for all! We are a no-frills opera company bringing compact shows & pop-up events around the southeast US. We use intimate casts, minimal costumes, stripped sets, simply Nomadic Vocal Drama! Our events are our chance to bring opera to YOU by singing in unconventional spaces and environments, having modern interpretations of classic repertoire, and encouraging audience participation. We are sure you have not experienced opera like this before!

Year: 2017

SMOP's Pops - Pop Up Opera with small opera Opera Historic Fourth Ward Park
Susan Champeny

Name: Susan Champeny

Artist Bio:

About the Artist: Susan Champeny collaborates with municipalities, private clients, community health centers, and educational institutions to create murals, mosaics, and recycled materials sculpture. Her goal is to inspire wonder and surprise in the viewer by creating memorable images.

Her whimsical and engaging sculptures have shown in her hometown of Worcester MA, Washington DC, Atlanta GA, and Hilo HI. She has received grants from the Worcester Arts Council and the Massachusetts Cultural Council to bring sculpture-building workshops to after-school programs. Three of her public artworks are displayed in the city of Worcester: two are mural-based, and the other is a mosaic. Her ReinCARnation Hubcap Lily Pads was a water-based installation created for Art on the Beltline in Atlanta, GA in 2012, which was then expanded for the Elm Park Art in the Park in Worcester MA.

Susan graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art, and then worked as an Art Director in publishing for 20 years, where she developed a collaborative skill set that led naturally to guiding community art projects. Her practice is based on three principles: create, have fun, and travel.

Website: http://www.susanchampenyartist.com

Title: Rainbow Plastique

Description:

RAINBOW PLASTIQUE is a mosaic tapestry that recycles a thousand bases/sides of colorful plastic bottles. These ordinary materials, attached to garden fencing are transformed into exciting large-scale elements suspended between bridge abutments, or along existing fencing in urban settings.

Year: 2017

Rainbow Plastique Sculpture Eastside Trail just north of Ralph McGill
Tenay Gonul and Julian Quinn

Name: Tenay Gonul and Julian Quinn

Artist Bio:

Tenay is working with Copper Carry as an architectural designer. She’s
from Istanbul, Turkey. She graduated from North Carolina State
University with Masters of Architecture degree. Prior to that, she obtained
her BS in Urban Planning from Istanbul Technical University and BS in
Architecture from Politecnico di Milano. Tenay has a great passion for
place making that the public can use and interact with.

Julian Quinn is a Principal at Pattern r+d, a leading high performance
building design and architecture firm. Prior to this he worked four years
in the Jacobs Engineering Atlanta office in the Advanced Planning
Group. He is a graduate from Southern Polytechnic State University with
Bachelor of Architecture. Julian believes that architecture and urban
design is the creation of an experience that can be understood on an
intuitive level and without meeting this fundamental criteria any argument
for design becomes meaningless.

Website:

Title: City Dreamers

Description:

In a big and fast city like Atlanta, the City Dreamers spot is a serene and happy place to be to
view the city from another window. Being in the cube gives a feeling of isolation from the rest
and slows the perception of the city down to enjoy and appreciate what is there. Nobody has to
do much more. Just be there to view, to think, to sit and relax.

The picture window on a plain black plane limits the rest of the scene by focusing a frame of
view in one’s mind. This black plane is actually chalkboard where users can express themselves
about what they see, feel or want to share. It creates an interactive message board to share
experiences with strangers and friends.

The colorful pieces of plexiglass in rotation with the rest of the structure symbolizes a twist in
linear thinking. The combination of colors and rotation implies alternate modes of thought and
living as a possibility.

City Dreamers is an artistic place seeking to render a colorful view point for the city, a unique
piece of urban furniture, a shaded place to rest, a place to share an idea, a point of interest
along the Beltline, a place to go and an added reason to move along the Beltine.

Year: 2017

City Dreamers Sculpture Eastside Trail south of Virginia Avenue
The Atlanta Collage Society

Name: The Atlanta Collage Society

Artist Bio:

Website: http://www.atlantacollagesociety.org/

Title: The QR Quilts

Description:

The Atlanta Collage Society produced a show for Gallery L1 in the summer of 2015. The theme was the Atlanta Beltline and we used working QR codes to connect the viewer to blurbs about the BeltLine project and its impact on the surrounding neighborhoods.

Year: 2017

The QR Quilts Visual Eastside Trail between Irwin and McGruder
Tim Frank

Name: Tim Frank

Artist Bio:

Website:

Title: Untitled

Description:

The sculpture is funded by a grant from the Schrager Family Foundation. The artist was selected through an open Request for Proposals call, with a requirement that the proposed sculpture be monumental in scale and visible from 100 yards away. The competition saw a total of 47 submissions from local, national, and international artists. From those, a handful of finalists were selected and Tim Frank’s proposal scored the highest.

Year: 2017

Untitled Sculpture Eastside Trail at Angier Springs
Tray Dahl & the Jugtime Ragband

Name: Tray Dahl & the Jugtime Ragband

Artist Bio:

Website:

Title: Ragtime Foot Stomp

Description:

6:00 p.m. on October 8, 2017

Tray Dahl & the Jugtime Ragband will provide infectious joy to the audience through a musical performance akin to a prohibition era barrel house experience of 1920’s New Orleans style music with high energy modern drumming. 

Year: 2017

Ragtime Foot Stomp Music Historic Fourth Ward Park
Wesley Forlines

Name: Wesley Forlines

Artist Bio:

Wesley Forlines is one-half of FormFunc, crafting graphics and developing ideas. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of the Arts where he earned a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Theatrical Design and Production. There he designed various theatrical productions and worked with the Winston-Salem Light Project. In 2013 he co-designed an outdoor lighting installation for the River Run International Film Festival with WSLP and in 2014, a mile and a half long interactive installation titled Artery. Since graduating, he’s held a project management internship with Electronic Theatre Controls and served in various capacities at theatres around the state. Currently, Wesley teaches design and theatre production at The Lovett School and serves on their STEAM integration committee.
DB Woolbright is one-half of FormFunc where he crafts graphics, develops ideas and works with music, audio, and video. He studied theatre at Columbus State University where trained in the Meisner Technique and worked at the university scene shop. Since then he has worked as a guest artist at Rose of Athens Theatre where he taught classes, organized events, and composed music and sound design for various productions. He’s also toured the country as a band member for Wright Deal Productions while serving as a stagehand and audio engineer for them. DB brings a unique and diverse set of skills to the partnership; drawing on the pragmatic and resourceful nature of theatre.
Laura Forlines graduated with a degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2015. She currently works as a logistics data analyst at The Home Depot with a background of experience in IT project management and LEAN process improvement. She breaks the left-brained mold of engineering by looking at data and technology through a lens of visual design, presenting information in a clear and thoughtful way. She uses her unique perspective to keep FormFunc organized and in line.

Website:

Title: Fuel

Description:

Fuel is a sculptural installation that takes a stylized form of the familiar gas station pavilion and re-purposes it as a shelter for rest along the Beltline. Two triangular piers hold a sloped roof providing shelter from sun and rain. Underneath, a collection of railroad tie-like lumber atop crushed granite.

The pavilion is a familiar symbol, reinforced by a colored “branding” stripe and the bold word “FUEL” in place of a logotype. Evoking thoughts about the automobile’s dependence on gasoline and our local and national over-dependence on motorway transportation, the pavilion is noticeably devoid of the usual gas pumps; instead, wood beams are laid in a loose pattern on a crushed gravel ballast, mimicking railroad ties. The “ties”*, a nod to the Beltline’s history and future, are laid in a loose pattern and create a flexible space for relaxing and play. 

In addition to its day-to-day function, the shelter’s shape lends itself to a small performance stage, offering some shelter for performers and equipment, and a place for lighting equipment to be attached if electricity is available.

*Railroad “ties” are to be made of untreated wood beams as virtually all recycled wood ties are treated with a toxic creosote compound.

Year: 2017

Fuel Sculpture Northeast interim hiking trail south of Park Drive
William Massey

Name: William Massey

Artist Bio:

William Massey is a freelance artist, sculptor, creative entrepreneur, and a co-leader of art programs within social organizations and health facilities throughout the city of Atlanta, Ga.

William initially found his voice through art during his time at Valdosta State University, receiving his BFA in 2012. William arrived to Atlanta in 2013 to begin his art career consisting of outlets such as glassblowing, teaching art to homeless youth, and public art installations. He has gradually evolved into a force of creative connection in Atlanta – utilizing the power of art to unify communities, uplift public spaces, pursue social and racial reconciliation, and creatively comfort those in hardship.

William has traveled throughout the globe with his artwork, serves on the boards and leads art programs with several local organizations, founded ColorATL, and has a number of works exhibiting publicly around Atlanta, Ga.

Website: http://https://www.williammasseyart.com/

Title: Soul Rest

Description:

“Soul Rest(WORKING TITLE)” is a large-scale figurative sculpture composed of welded steel and textiles created in partnership with members of the local refugee community of Clarkston, Ga. 

This purpose of this piece is to shine light on those seeking refuge and rest for their souls – from our homeless neighbors in Atlanta to refugees fleeing violence and oppression abroad. This artwork highlights basic needs of humanity, empathy and acknowledgement of the “other” in an increasingly divided and apathetic world.

Year: 2017

Soul Rest Sculpture Eastside Trail beneath Freedom Parkway
Yasin Jalal

Name: Yasin Jalal

Artist Bio:

Yasin Malik Jalal (artist)
Yasin Malik Jalal is an artist, designer, and metal fabricator. He is also the Creative Director and Co-Founder of XURO Enterprises. Yasin graduated from Oglethorpe University in May 2016 BFA in Studio Art.

Jason Smith 
Jason Smith is an artist blacksmith living with his wife and two children in Decatur, Georgia. He earned his Bachelors in Fine Art from the Corcoran College of Art and Design.

Mike Wsol 
Mike Wsol is a multimedia artist, his current projects take the form of interactive sculpture, computer generated models, photographs, drawings and renderings. Wsol has exhibited acrross the country and has been featured in the Art on the Beltline Exhibition in 2012, 2013, & 2016.

James Poulos
James Poulos is a local maker, capenter, and metal fabricator. James has been the lead fabrcator at Smithworks Iron since 2010. James recieved his BFA from the University of Georgia in 2002 and his MFA from the university in Wisconsin in 2006.

Website:

Title: Ophelia

Description:

This work will be the first large outdoor sculpture by the local Atlanta artist Yasin Jalal. “Ophelia” is an abstract interpretation and metaphor of the marriage between nature and industry within the context of the history and spirit Atlanta, its people and enviroment. Atlanta is historically known for being a hub of industry and economy in south and monument to the confederate defeat. After the Sherman’s ‘March to Sea’, the city rose from its Antelbellum ashes and forged its self a new identity as a symbol for the “New South”. This work is a geometric abstract sculpture. It is constructed out of 2-inch steel tubing and is linear and structual representing the railroad and steel industries that replaced the cotton-heavy economy after the war. The form is inspired by the organic granite geological features of the Georgia Piedmont region. The work will be painted with a color palette and gradient inspired by the color gradient present when steel or iron is heated and forged.

Year: 2017

Ophelia Sculpture Westside Trail next to Aluma Farm
Zoetic Dance Ensemble

Name: Zoetic Dance Ensemble

Artist Bio:

Mallory Lyles Baxley is a dancer, choreographer and teacher in the Atlanta and metro-Atlanta areas. She is the Artistic Director of Atlanta contemporary dance company, Zoetic Dance. Mallory received her dance training at Chambers Performing Arts in all forms of dance including ballet, modern, jazz, tap, hip-hop and musical theatre. She graduated with honors in 2011 with a BFA in Dance from the University of Georgia, where she was a 4-year company member of contemporary and ariel dance company, CORE Concert Dance Company, under the direction of Bala Sarasvati. Before Mallory became Artistic Director of Zoetic, she was a company member for 4 years, under the direction of Melanie Lynch-Blanchard. She has trained in Liverpool with Wired Ariel Theatre in bungee assisted dance, Pittsburg, PA at Point Park University’s Summer Dance Intensive and New York, New York at the American Dance Festival. Mallory’s choreography has been shown at various Atlanta venues including the West End Performing Arts Center, Synchornicity Theatre, the Masquerade, Terminal West, the Music Room, the Mammal Gallery, Armstrong Atlantic State University (Savannah, GA), the University of Georgia (Athens, GA), Atlanta Ballet Centre for Dance Education, West End Performing Arts Center, vairous location on the Atlanta Beltline for Art on the Atlanta Beltline and more. Her work has also been shown across the U.S. in Chicago, IL, San Francisco, CA, Detroit, MI, Greensville, SC, Florida and Alabama. Mallory has taught at various dance studios in Georgia, as well as Dayton, Ohio. She has had the honor of working with contemporary dance artists Sean Curran and Matt Kent, from Pilobolus. Currently, Mallory teaches contemporary, jazz, hip hop and children’s classes at Chambers Performing Arts.

Website: http://www.zoeticdance.org

Title: d r e a m s

Description:

2:45 p.m. on October 7, 2017

“d r e a m s” is a dance & movement installation inviting viewers to share in the dancers’ experience. This work features 6 dancers moving freely about an open space,. “d r e a m s,” provides the Beltline attendee an opportunity to simultaneously observe, interpret and participate in an experience that is both physical, visual and auditory. A full kinesthetic experience complimenting the Beltline experience, “d r e a m s” is a visceral physical journey, allowing the audience member to transcend to a place of gratitude, acceptance and peace, pulsing energy through movement that is guided and inspired by the dancers. This work will inspire audience members to move, not just through music, but through inner rhythm. The dancers of the installation will guide and encourage audience members to express their inner groove along with them, guiding them through improvised movement, creating a work of art and dance. “d r e a m s,” is a work that strives to unify by inspiring onlookers that they, too, are dancers and dreamers. This movement installation will be set to original music, and will be an estimated 15-20 minutes in length. “d r e a m s” aims to ask the audience to open their minds and escape, only if for a few minutes, from the ties that bind them to that which is not serving them. As it is intended to be performed in a site-specific location, this will bring to life the dreams that make up our beautiful Atlanta Beltline, and celebrate the landscape.

Year: 2017

d r e a m s Dance Historic Fourth Ward Park

2016

  Artist Title Discipline Location
Addison Karl and Jarus

Name: Addison Karl and Jarus

Artist Bio:

Addison Karl’s artistic pilgrimage has evolved over a decade of process related to prepress print & color theory. A cyclical evolution from blank slate to paper, canvas to installation & public space. With his work, he attempts to expand the viewer’s understanding of the context, structures & surfaces they inhabit & aiming towards a meticulous harmony & balance between that & the preexisting environment. His process explores two main domains combining humanitarian figurative & aesthetic subject matter. Projects in Israel, Russia, Southeast Asia, Mexico, Japan, the United States & Europe, have allowed him to explore the social construct of individual versus community. These ideals raise issues he feels are primordial to discuss in a public arena. Furthermore through his artistic practise he hopes to reintroduce into shared visual space a sense of ownership. The fracture of his paintings echo this as each tiny line communicates the innate relationship between individual & the larger composition of community.

Website: http://www.addisonkarl.com/

Title: Untitled

Description:

Year: 2016

Untitled Mural Northeast hiking trail under Park Drive
Alex Rodriguez

Name: Alex Rodriguez

Artist Bio:

Dr. Alex Rodriguez is a dentist by trade and part-time kinetic sculpture artist. He commutes on the BeltLine daily from his home in Reynoldstown. He has no formal art training, but has an exceptional understanding of structural engineering and technical beauty, with the ability to create long-lasting works with his hands. His works has previously been featured in Art on the Atlanta BeltLine.

Website: http://www.inmanparkdentistry.com/wheelart.html

Title: Swirling Colors

Description:

Year: 2016

Swirling Colors Sculpture Eastside Trail at Drewry
Andrew Light

Name: Andrew Light

Artist Bio:

Mr. Light is an academically trained artist currently residing in Lexington, KY, where he maintains an active studio.  A Sculptor, Mr. Light prefers the use of fabricated metals for his work, as they afford a high degree of plasticity and durability for his expressions. Mr. Light has exhibited throughout the United States, and in the United Kingdom.  His work is held in private, museum, and municipal collections.  Mr. Light performs frequent speaking engagements and conducts workshops in various settings to further the practice of Sculpture.

Website: http://alightsculpture.com/

Title: Aplombs Cavitation

Description:

Aplombs Cavitation is a compelling composition with a strong aesthetic presence made of highly symmetrical found objects.

Year: 2016

Aplombs Cavitation Sculpture Eastside Trail south of Ralph McGill Boulevard
Anna Gromova

Name: Anna Gromova

Artist Bio:

Anna Gromova was born in 1985 in Moscow, Russia.  She started to attend Art Studio Classes when Ishe was only 4 years old.  In 2003 she went to Togliatti State University and majored in Art and Design. Her artworks are in collections all over the world (USA, Russia, Japan, Germany and many more countries).  She has been doing murals in Atlanta for more than 9 years now.

Website: http://www.artgromova.com/

Title: Color Live

Description:

This is colorful mural portrays the positive energy of the Atlanta BeltLine. The movement of color reflects the movement and life of the city.

Year: 2016

Color Live Mural Under Eastside Trail at North Avenue
ARCY

Name: ARCY

Artist Bio:

ARCY is an enthusiastic, patient, and creative large-scale street art and mural artist who believes that it is extremely important to ensure that the youth in our communities strive to become whatever they set their minds to. He is interested and skilled in working on diverse projects in communities throughout the world. He strives to construct murals that have meaning and show emphasis on subject matter while captivating public viewers.

Website: http://www.arcyofficial.com

Title: ARCY Live!

Description:

ARCY Live! features ARCY’s spray-painted photo-realistic mural work installation right on the Atlanta BeltLine.

Year: 2016

ARCY Live! Mural Field at Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark
Atlanta Celebrates Photography

Name: Atlanta Celebrates Photography

Artist Bio:

Amy Miller graduated with a BFA from University of Georgia and then moved to New York to pursue her MFA in photography from Pratt Institute. While in New York, Amy worked with Alan Klotz at his eponymous photography gallery and as a visual resources director at the Pratt Institute Visual Resources Department. After receiving her MFA, Amy moved to Atlanta and worked as Gallery Director for Fay Gold Gallery, a position she held for seven years, allowing her to work with modern masters of photography. Amy began her career as Executive Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography in 2007.

Serving as United Photo Industries’ Creative Director, Sam Barzilay is also the co-founder of Photoville, a new pop-up photo destination that made its debut on the Brooklyn waterfront in the summer of 2012. Prior to founding United Photo Industries and launching the United Photo Industries Gallery, he was the Director of the New York Photo Festival. In his dual capacity as curator and festival organizer, he has had the pleasure and privilege of curating photo exhibitions and lecturing on current trends in contemporary photography as far afield as China, Greece, USA, and Japan.

Website: http://fence.photoville.com/partner/atlanta-celebrates-photography-2/

Title: THE FENCE

Description:

THE FENCE is an outdoor photography exhibition that will be simultaneously on display in Brooklyn, Boston, Atlanta, Houston and Santa Fe involving jurors and photographers from all over the globe.

Year: 2016

THE FENCE Photography The fence on Eastside Trail south of Highland
Atlanta Music Project

Name: Atlanta Music Project

Artist Bio:

Website:

Title: Concert by AMPlify Choir

Description:

Saturday, October 8 at 12 p.m. in Historic Fourth Ward Park

Founded in 2010, the Atlanta Music Project (AMP) provides intense music education for underserved youth right in their neighborhood. AMP’s mission is to inspire social change by providing Atlanta’s underserved youth the opportunity to learn and perform music in youth orchestras and choirs. AMP has three main programs: AMP String Orchestra; AMP Wind Ensemble; and AMPlify, the choral program of the Atlanta Music Project. The proposed performance would feature the AMPlify program. The young artists of AMPlify have performed at some of Atlanta’s most prestigious venues, including the Woodruff Arts Center, Spivey Hall and the Rialto Center for the Arts. AMPlify participants are students at Ivy Preparatory Academy Kirkwood, and are in grades 1-9. The choir performs a varied repertoire of traditional children’s choral music, jazz, folk songs and world music. The concert will be conducted by AMPlify Director, Aisha Bowden.

Year: 2016

Concert by AMPlify Choir Music Historic Fourth Ward Park
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: Untitled

Description:

Saturday, October 8 at Historic Fourth Ward Park at 2 p.m.

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.

Year: 2016

Untitled Percussion Historic Fourth Ward Park
Awalim Dance Company

Name: Awalim Dance Company

Artist Bio:

The Awalim Dance Company is the performing troupe of the Tribal Bellydance Center of Atlanta, providing a safe space for movement exploration and dance for people of any age and all sizes.

Website:

Title: EveryBODY Dances

Description:

Sunday, October 2 at 6 p.m. in Historic Fourth Ward Park.

Year: 2016

EveryBODY Dances Dance Historic Fourth Ward Park
Beatrix Clark and the Atlanta History Center Ensemble

Name: Beatrix Clark and the Atlanta History Center Ensemble

Artist Bio:

Beatrix Clark was born in Atlanta in 2003. She is an unschooler and proud to live in Atlanta. She loves exploring the city with its rich culture, history, and global diversity. In June 2013, she choreographed a duet with Blake Beckham and herself for Dance Truck Returns. She also performed in HIDDEN AWAY, the Library at Night, MiLK, Urban Rhythms, and of the flies.

Website:

Title: Railroad Tracks and Flashbacks

Description:

Sunday, October 9 at 2 p.m. at Piedmont Park Stage

A theater based performance, with support from the Atlanta History Center, which shows the interrelationship between the world of transportation and the life of Charlotte Wilton born in the beginnings of Atlanta.

 

Year: 2016

Railroad Tracks and Flashbacks Theater/Dance Piedmont Park Stage
Beju

Name: Beju

Artist Bio:

Béju a Franco-American artist was born in Cognac, France in 1957. At age 28, his artist career began. A year later, he was invited to Chicago to show his work at an art exhibit called “At Home with France”. Quickly, his career as a wood carver flourished in New York as he restored and created new artwork in residences on Long Island and Manhattan. His earliest works are a set of “trompe l’oeil” wood carvings that have been featured several times in the Grand Palais in Paris. After 24 years of carving many memorable pieces, Béju has been driven to rejuvenate his passion for sculpture based on the interaction of the abstract concepts of Conscience and Action. Today he concentrates his efforts on a series of art in public places sculptures titled “Alley Dudes” which through candid shapes and forms engage into the most eloquent body language performances.

Website: http://www.lejobart.com/

Title: Olli Dudali

Description:

On the cusp of contemporary art, “Dudali” are spontaneous and colorful humanoid sculptures that candidly illustrate the artist’s joyful personality while engaging observers of all ages in their “conversation.”

Year: 2016

Olli Dudali Sculpture Eastside Trail just north of Ponce de Leon Avenue
Ben Janik

Name: Ben Janik

Artist Bio:

Website: http://https://www.flickr.com/photos/121504844@N05/

Title: Untitled

Description:

As an artist and an amateur astronomer, Ben’s passion is to paint murals of space on a large scale. Whether it’s the moon, a galaxy, or a map of the sky at night, the objective of his work is to create an awe-inspiring image that portrays the cosmos in photo realistic accuracy.

Year: 2016

Untitled Mural Under the Eastside Trail at North Avenue
Black Sheep Ensemble

Name: Black Sheep Ensemble

Artist Bio:

Website: http://blacksheepensemble.com/

Title: Untitled

Description:

Saturday, October 1 at 5 p.m. in Gordon White Park

Letter-Black Sheep Ensemble is vagapunk street music for the masses
Vagapunk (vag’uh-puhngk), adj. characterized by loud and boisterous wanderings between places, influences, and genres, inspiring outbursts of wild dancing and debauchery.
Black Sheep Ensemble’s rowdy street performances—rooted in Balkan, Bollywood, Second Line, Latin and Ska—bring crowds up on their feet, out to the streets, and into the music. This rambling party of talented carousers sparks celebration at every turn with low brass belting out the bass line while eccentric drums drive the dance.

Year: 2016

Untitled Music Gordon White Park
Cash Barnes

Name: Cash Barnes

Artist Bio:

Cash Barnes in an experienced fabricator and model-maker of thirty years. He works in steel, aluminum, wood, acrylic, fiberglass, glass, fiber-optic, and LED lighting. For the last 5 years, he has operated his own fabrications studio producing custom furniture, fixtures, water features, lighting, and sculpture. He has participated in Art on the Atlanta BeltLine for the past 4 years.

Website:

Title: Armillary Sundial

Description:

An Armillary sphere is an ancient device developed to track the rotation of the sun, moon, and celestial objects around the earth (a fixed sphere in the axis.) Despite the Armillary’s archaic premise that the heavens rotate around the earth, the instrument was still a useful device that produced accurate results.

Year: 2016

Armillary Sundial Sculpture Eastside Trail at John Wesley Dobbs access
Cat Chiu Phillips

Name: Cat Chiu Phillips

Artist Bio:

Website: http://www.catchiuphillips.com

Title: Grow II

Description:

Year: 2016

Grow II Sculpture Eastside Trail just south of Ponce de Leon Avenue
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://charliebrouwer.com

Title: Ordinary Guy

Description:

Sculptures of people on columns are a familiar sight. Usually these monuments are about political, cultural, or military heroes – “important people” in dramatic poses. While viewing the monuments of heroes can make us feel comparatively small and insignificant, the artist hopes viewers of this sculpture will think “that could be me up there.”

Year: 2016

Ordinary Guy Sculpture Eastside Trail just north of skatepark
CORE Performance Company

Name: CORE Performance Company

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.

Website:

Title: Play Ground

Description:

Saturday, October 8 at 5:15 p.m. in Historic Fourth Ward Park.

 

Year: 2016

Play Ground Performing Arts Historic Fourth Ward Park
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.

Website: http://www.crossovermovementarts.com

Title: Journey to the Underbridge

Description:

Sunday, October 9 at 4 p.m. at the Piedmont Park Stage

Crossover Movement Arts summons the people of the Atlanta to walk with us deep into the mystery we create together as we travel with purpose along the BeltLine, crossing through a portal to discover what world we will find through our Journey to the Underbridge.

Year: 2016

Journey to the Underbridge Dance Piedmont Park Stage
Dance Canvas

Name: Dance Canvas

Artist Bio:

Dance Canvas’ mission is to provide opportunities and venues to increase the awareness of professional dance throughout the metro Atlanta area. Our vision is to become the premier ground for the “next generation” of dance makers, while finding interactive ways of making dance more relatable to the general public. With a commitment to provide the highest level of artistic quality, Dance Canvas successfully accomplishes our mission through three major programs of service: Choreographer Career Development, Youth Outreach, and Audience Development.

 

Since 2008, Dance Canvas has presented eight acclaimed choreographers’ showcases at The Woodruff Arts Center and Rialto Center for the Arts. In the eight years since its inception, Dance Canvas has premiered 75 new works by 69 emerging professional choreographers, presented 200 professional dancers, performed for 10,000+ Atlanta audiences, and worked hands-on with 1,000+ Atlanta area students through our outreach efforts and youth programs. Dance Canvas has produced pARTy for ART, a free day of dance, at area art galleries since 2009. In 2011, pARTy for ART moved to Atlantic Station and continued to grow for 3 seasons. Since 2011, our pARTy for ART event reached appox. 1,000 people each year, introducing the community to dance performances and engaging them in classes throughout the day. In addition, each season is full with free public performances, youth summits, and collaborations, with organizations such as the Rialto Center for the Arts, National Black Arts Festival and Fulton County, to give back to the Atlanta community.

Website:

Title: 2016 pARTy for ART: Day of Dance on the BeltLine

Description:

Dance Canvas brings a FREE day of dance, featuring interactive dance workshops, site specific/participatory performances, and an outdoor professional dance concert to culminate the day.

Saturday, October 8 in Historic Fourth Ward Park

1-3 p.m. – Dance workshops

3 p.m. – Dance performance

 

Year: 2016

2016 pARTy for ART: Day of Dance on the BeltLine Dance Historic Fourth Ward Park
Deborah Landry

Name: Deborah Landry

Artist Bio:

Deborah Landry is a creative visionary using art to engage and transform communities. She serves as a partner to clients who are focused on economic development, place making, and education with sustainability, environmental and social concerns. She integrates art seamlessly into everything, including marketing, education, fundraising, economic development and place making. Deborah specializes in creative transformation of mission-critical objectives into programs that are sustainable financially as well as operationally. She develops programs that integrate community involvement with an artistic process, resulting in an artful outcome. The artful outcome can be either permanent or temporary, sculptures or murals. They often include an educational, marketing or fundraising component. Deborah offers public art consultation to help define artful goals, missions, and find assets as well as partners that are often overlooked.

Website: http://engagingarts.com/

Title: Heirloom Monument

Description:

A sculpture that allows the public to experience art through the sense of touch. The public is also encouraged to create their own art by creating rubbings off the sculptures.

Year: 2016

Heirloom Monument Sculpture Eastside Trail north of Pylant Avenue
Distilled Butter

Name: Distilled Butter

Artist Bio:

Website:

Title: Untitled

Description:

Sunday, October 2 at 5 p.m. at Historic Fourth Ward Park

Distilled Butter is a six-piece band whose unique sound includes a flute, vocals, drums, bass, guitar, and piano.

Year: 2016

Untitled Music Historic Fourth Ward Park
Dorothy O’Connor and Craig Appel

Name: Dorothy O’Connor and Craig Appel

Artist Bio:

Craig Appel

Craig has been a carpenter and cabinetmaker since 1997 and has done it all, from creating custom made furniture to carrying out major home renovations. Craig assisted on Art on the Beltline kaleidoscope project 2010 and helped to make the rotating bird tornado for Art on the Beltline 2014 and the Butterfly Swarm in 2015. Craig owns and operates  a wood shop at his home in SW Atlanta.

Dorothy O’Connor:

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. The lasting element of her installations, her photographs, have been exhibited in galleries throughout the U.S. In 2013, she was artist in residence at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville where she built and presented her installation, “Shelter.” She has designed, and collaborated to build, two interactive sculptural public art pieces for Art on the Beltline 2014 & 2015.  Ms. O’Connor’s work is part of the permanent collections at MOCA GA,  Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, the Center for Fine Art Photography and is included in many private collections.

Website:

Title: The Forest

Description:

Both a tribute to teachers and a memorial for the artist’s friend, Stephanie Gwinn, The Forest is an interactive sculpture of three trees created partially from books and book pages, where BeltLine visitors can sit, relax and take a break in the shade.

 

Year: 2016

The Forest Sculpture Eastside Trail north of Ralph McGill
Eric Thomas and Elevate the Quest

Name: Eric Thomas and Elevate the Quest

Artist Bio:

With an incomparable sound, Eric Thomas has captivated and electrified audiences all over. Based in Atlanta, GA and a graduate of Georgia State University, Eric has performed at various shows and events from Bermuda to California and everywhere in between. In every city Eric has played, he left the audience with only one question, “When is he coming back?”

Born in Miami FL, raised in Riverside, CA, Eric engages listeners with such intimate delivery of his music. His distinctive tonal quality in addition with his soulful bends allows you to not only hear his story through his playing, but you also feel the experiences and passion linked to his music. Eric possesses the rare ability to make any musical composition sound riveting and paramount.

Serious about his musicianship combined with an engaging sense of creativity, this multi-talented Saxophonist approaches the art of Jazz by fusing it with other genres and elements of music, the exploration of various time signatures, and unique textures of sound. Eric says, “I’m just a cat trying to join this conversation of Jazz. I am trying to develop my voice and a sound that inspires people and changes lives.”

Website: http://www.ElevateTheQuest.com

Title: Untitled

Description:

Sunday, October 2 at 4 p.m. in Historic Fourth Ward Park.

A live jazz performance dedicated to the history, creativity, culture, and diversity that make up the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood of Atlanta.

Year: 2016

Untitled Music Historic Fourth Ward Park
Flight of Swallows

Name: Flight of Swallows

Artist Bio:

Flight of Swallows is a collaborative effort led by cellist Deisha Oliver and aerialist Sadie Simons, who performs as Sadie Hawkins; they are joined by a revolving cast of musicians who excel at collaborative improvisation.

Website:

Title: Corona Borealis

Description:

Saturday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Historic Fourth Ward Park

Corona Borealis is a guided improvisation through motion and music, using the chakras to provide a roadmap through an immersive exploration of the energies of the human body.

Year: 2016

Corona Borealis Aerial performance Historic Fourth Ward Park
Frank Yoculan

Name: Frank Yoculan

Artist Bio:

“I am a professional artist, one who is well rounded, multi-faceted and disciplined. I am the art director and hands on artist for all projects. I have over 20 years of experience as a sculptor, artist, and designer for various companies specializing in creative solutions. My background in museums is perfectly suited for a wide variety of environments incorporating sculptural elements, artistic treatments and/or mechanical interactive components that engage and educate. I am responsible for all project conceptualization and supervise with a hands on approach in detailing, prototyping, construction, and installation while also ensuring quality and integrity.”

Website: http://www.buildingfour.com

Title: Communication

Description:

“Telecommunication has always been hand in hand with the development, planning, and building of railways in the history of the Americas, particularly in and around Atlanta. A positive/negative format of the circuitry established early on started with the telegraph. Think of the dot-dot-dash Morse Code as primitive binary coding that raced along the railways at phenomenal speeds. Although binary coding and wireless communication dominate today’s telecom industry, telephone poles remain a relevant part of our nation’s infrastructure. As silent sentries standing strong, yet unnoticed in our collective oblivion, the poles are visibly invisible. These positive/negative relationships are where I base my concept for my sculptures.”

Year: 2016

Communication Sculpture Eastside Trail at Greenwood Avenue
Gateway Performance Productions

Name: Gateway Performance Productions

Artist Bio:

The Gateway Performance Production mission is to 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: We Have Risen!

Description:

Sunday, October 9 at 5 p.m. at Reynoldstown Stage

We Have Risen! is conceived as a tribute to two distinct locations that share compelling and intertwined history and struggles. Atlatna, Georgia – a place that has been home to the artists and this company for decades, and Ireland – where the artists Sandra and Michael toured extensively and performing artists.

 

Year: 2016

We Have Risen! Performing Arts Reynoldstown Stage
Ghosts Project

Name: Ghosts Project

Artist Bio:

The Ghosts Project is comprised of a violinist, Paul Mercer, and percussionist, Davis Petterson. The duo has been performing in Atlanta and across the U.S. together since 2006. One project we have particularly enjoyed working on is creating score for films, both silent films from the first half of the 20th Century and independent films from more recent years.

Davis Petterson has been a percussionist for twenty years and has performed with bands such as The Changlings, The Hellblinki Sextet, Strezo, Jill Tracy’s Malcontent Orchestra, DP3, The Nathaniel Johnstone Band and Soriah. He also performs regularly for local theatre productions. Current projects include The Ghosts Project and Juliana Finch & the Gentlemanly Scholars.

Paul Mercer began studying violin at age 8 and has performed professionally for over twenty years. His current and past projects include The Ghosts Project, The Changlings, Jill Tracy’s Malcontent Orchestra, Faith and the Muse, DP3, Brass Knuckle Surfer and The Sweet Meat Love and Holy Cult.

Website:

Title: Fantomas Pt. 1, The Shadow of the Guillotine

Description:

Sunday, October 2 at 8 p.m. in Historic Fourth Ward Park

Year: 2016

Fantomas Pt. 1, The Shadow of the Guillotine Music Historic Fourth Ward Park
Hannah Betzel

Name: Hannah Betzel

Artist Bio:

Living and working in Athens, Georgia, Hannah Betzel has had the opportunity to do numerous shows both in her hometown and in Atlanta. She has two young boys whom she often does art projects with, and because of her experience working with her kids, was asked to paint a mural for a local middle school’s special ed classroom.

Website:

Title: Kaleidoscope

Description:

Colorful and dynamic, Hannah Betzel’s work has a direct effect on the viewer by inspiring joy, creative thinking, and connection.

Year: 2016

Kaleidoscope Mural Eastside Trail under North Avenue
Harry Zmijewski

Name: Harry Zmijewski

Artist Bio:

Website:

Title: Wild About You

Description:

“These sculptural images are a reflection of my attempt to connect with nature through the reading of the Tao De Ching. I hope to work within my personal encounters with nature to create an abstract representation of the world around and within me as it relates to the natural environment.

“We as human beings are not separate from nature, but indeed a part of the system that has allowed us to evolve alongside all the remarkable events that created this beautiful world. I hope these sculptures enlighten and enrich those who see them and encourage them to act beyond themselves and take care to preserve this gift called earth.”

Year: 2016

Wild About You Sculpture Eastside Trail interim hiking trail by Park Tavern
Helena Kang

Name: Helena Kang

Artist Bio:

Hailing from Michigan, Helena is a designer/fabricator currently working under Tristan Al-Haddad of Formations Studio in Atlanta, GA. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Architectures from the University of Michigan. Helena has taken on the design/fab role on projects exhibited in Michigan, Georgia, and the Venice Biennale of Architecture. Her prior professional experiences include architectural design positions in Guangzhou, China and New York City. She is interested in exploring architecture as environment beyond physically constructed boundaries.

Website:

Title: Chance of Light Showers

Description:

During the day, a rain shower hangs frozen in time beneath the underpass while at night, the cascade of fibers sway and activate a suspended phosphorescent canopy, tracing lingering light trails overhead.

Year: 2016

Chance of Light Showers Sculpture Eastside Trail under Highland Avenue
Indie Craft Experience 2016 Indie Craft Experience

Name: Indie Craft Experience

Artist Bio:

The Indie Craft Experience (ICE) was founded in January 2005 to give indie crafters an opportunity to sell and promote their creations in Atlanta. ICE was founded in order to provide Atlanta with a major indie craft event and was created by two local crafters – Christy Petterson and Shannon Mulkey. In addition to craft markets, ICE also organizes a vintage market called Salvage and an annual Pop-Up Shop during the holiday season.

Website: http://www.ice-atlanta.com/

Title: Himmeli Display

Description:

This project is a celebration of a special Finnish decor: himmelis. Instead of using straw, which is what himmelis are traditionally made with, these sculptures are made from transparent acrylic/plastic tubing of various colors. “Himmel” means “heaven” or “sky” in German, which seemed appropriate for the Atlanta BeltLine. The tubes allow light to shine through, casting patterns on the trail. 

Year: 2016

Himmeli Display Sculpture Northeast Hiking Trail near Dutch Valley Way
J. D. Koth

Name: J. D. Koth

Artist Bio:

J. D. Koth is a native Atlantan and sculptor. He works in a variety of mediums including clay, foam, wood, fiberglass, cement, metal, and reclaimed organic materials. He received his BFA in sculpture at Georgia State University and has since gone to work on numerous projects including: Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, Living Walls, a Disney feature film, and several gallery exhibitions. He has also been featured in media outlets such as the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and HGTV. His level of craftsmanship, attention to detail, and reliability has resulted in him gaining a reputation for designing and constructing distinctive exterior and interior sculptures. Currently JD is employed by Malone Design and Fabrication as Art and Exhibits Director and has private studios at the Mammal Gallery as well as the Metropolitan Lofts in downtown Atlanta.

Website: http://www.jdkoth.com

Title: Untitled

Description:

This work brings a relic from an unknown world to life, causing the viewer to question if it is indeed an artifact from a mysterious civilization.

Year: 2016

Untitled Sculpture Eastside Trail under Highland Avenue
Jason Smith

Name: Jason Smith

Artist Bio:

Jason Smith is the President and Founder of Smithworks Iron and Design, which he started in May 2006. He exhibited in Art on the Atlanta BeltLine in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Website: http://www.smithworksiron.com

Title: Ear and Conch

Description:

Two large-scale kinetic sculptures constructed out of formed, forged and fabricated steel; one of a stylized, representational conch shell, and one of a stylized, representational human ear.

Year: 2016

Ear and Conch Sculpture Eastside Trail at the Gateway Trail
Jeff Whipple

Name: Jeff Whipple

Artist Bio:

Website: http://www.jeffwhipple.com

Title: The Distinguished Speakers

Description:

Funny, large-scale drawings that encourage people to stop and take photos with them. Illustrations are made with enamel paint on corrugated vinyl plastic panels attached to wood.

Year: 2016

The Distinguished Speakers Illustration Eastside Trail near Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark
Kemp Mooney

Name: Kemp Mooney

Artist Bio:

Website:

Title: Untitled

Description:

The sculpture illustrates the premise that Rapunzel and her Prince had three daughters resulting in construction of a tower for each.

Year: 2016

Untitled Sculpture Northeast interim hiking trail at Evelyn Street
Leland Drexler-Russell

Name: Leland Drexler-Russell

Artist Bio:

Website:

Title: Morning Glory

Description:

Morning Glory combines animatronic technology, solar power, nature and art to create a floral sculpture that opens and closes with the sun each day.

Year: 2016

Morning Glory Sculpture
Luke Achterberg

Name: Luke Achterberg

Artist Bio:

Luke William Achterberg grew up in the Fox River Valley Region of Wisconsin; the Grandson of welders and the Son/Nephew of automotive customizers and painters. His undergraduate study focused on fine art, psychology, and philosophy at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.  Fueling his metal knowledge, Luke then decided to obtain a Welding Technical Diploma from Western Technical College in La Crosse. This led him to become a certified welder at a custom job shop for a year before attending graduate school at the University of Kentucky and completing his Master of Fine Art. During his last year of graduate school he received the Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award from the International Sculpture Center. He recently completed a two month residency at Art-St-Urban in Switzerland. He maintains his own active studio in Lexington, Kentucky, where he is preparing a body of work for a solo exhibition with Kathryn Markel Fine Arts in New York City, New York.  Luke Achterberg exhibits work both outdoor and indoor throughout the United States and Switzerland. For more information about Luke’s works and exhibtions please contact Luke directly.

Website: http://www.lukeachterberg.com/index.php

Title: Incendiary

Description:

The work explores relationships between fine art and the subcultures of Americana found in automotive customizing, skate/snowboarding, style writing, and street art – all of which display extremely high technical values developed outside of academia.

Year: 2016

Incendiary Sculpture Eastside Trail near Freedom Parkway
Mark Gindick

Name: Mark Gindick

Artist Bio:

Mark Gindick is a professional actor, writer, dancer and clown. Currently he is performing with the Bessie award-winning company Doug Elkins and developing and performing his own one-man show Wing-Man. Mark Gindick’s clowning work was featured on the acclaimed PBS documentary “CIRCUS!” and he developed the comedy for Cirque Du Soleil’s “Kooza.”

Website:

Title: i-Vaudeville

Description:

Sunday, October 2 at 1 p.m. in Historic Fourth Ward Park

i-Vaudeville is about a non-verbal, myopic clown who unpacks his “clown baggage,” touching the hearts and funny bones of the audience.

Year: 2016

i-Vaudeville Theater Historic Fourth Ward Park
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:

Title: No Tables No Chairs IV

Description:

Saturday, October 8 in Historic Fourth Ward Park

11 a.m. – Parade

6 p.m. – Performance

 

Year: 2016

No Tables No Chairs IV Music/Parade Historic Fourth Ward Park
Maxwell Sebastian

Name: Maxwell Sebastian

Artist Bio:

Maxwell Sebastian is a self-taught visual artist. His work deals with issues of memory formation, regret, and issues surrounding self identity in an interconnected world that is constantly in flux due to problems of income inequality and climate change. In 2012 he illustrated The Boviniad, a work of epic verse produced by Roguelikefiction. Sebastian has been nominated on two occasions by The Forward Arts Foundation for its Emerging Artist Award. He has participated in the Wonderroot CSA program. Since 2014 he has been a board member and art committee chair at Eyedrum.

Website: http://maxwellsebastian.blogspot.com/

Title: The House of Flowers

Description:

“The House of Flowers” is an attempt to grapple with loss and regret and to focus on being aware in a moment. A moment just before it becomes a memory. Where everything is in its place.

Year: 2016

The House of Flowers Sculpture Eastside Trail interim hiking trail near Memorial Drive
Michael Standard and Aleksandra Tevdoska

Name: Michael Standard and Aleksandra Tevdoska

Artist Bio:

Michael Standard is a percussionist and composer of instrumental and vocal music for the concert stage and digital media.

Aleksandra Tevdoska is a recent graduate of Georgia State University, where she earned a Master of Music in Flute Performance at Georgia State University in the studio of Sarah Kruser Ambrose.

 

Website:

Title: The BeltLine Aviary

Description:

Sunday, October 2 at 3 p.m. in Historic Fourth Ward Park

Music based on birdsongs heard on the Atlanta BeltLine

Year: 2016

The BeltLine Aviary Music Historic Fourth Ward Park
Michael Stasny

Name: Michael Stasny

Artist Bio:

Mike Stasny is an installation artist, performance artist, and sculptor from the midwest currently working out of Atlanta. He primarily works with raw building materials and broken furniture converting them into “creatures” inspired by natural history museums, sci-fi, and his grandfather – an eccentric taxidermist whom let Mike play in his basement with numerous dead things.

Prompted by party motifs and “parodying” human life, Mike Stasny’s performance work lampoon’s social experiences by inviting viewers into a surreal world of costumes and installation. His most notorious work to date is “what what in the butt” – a youtube virial video that conflates homosexuality, blackness, and religion into an absurd / escapist cartoon like universe.

Mike is associated with a variety of art collectives including Dashboard Co-op, Goat Farm Art Center, and IFLY. He is also founder of “Sumptuary”, an ongoing arts funding practice that supports, presents and promotes artists’ experience through non-commodifiable projects through “taxation” on consumables. A variety of publications have featured Michael’s work including Art Papers, Burnaway, and Creative Loafing.

Website: http://www.mikestasny.com

Title: There are Times I Was Sad and Thought About You and Felt Better. There Are Also Times I Felt Good and Thought of You, and Felt Better.

Description:

Atlanta is a city that deeply brands itself by the phoenix myth – a bird born by fire. Where I find this brand appropriate, it has become a cliche and does not fully pay respect to the art community here.

Georgia is a state that has the lowest art funding in America…. This means the art one sees in this city is feral and created not by state government institutions, but rather a DIY movement of creatives and individuals / groups that wish to promote creativity. This makes us a wild city – a city primarily defined by the people that live in it (i.e. living walls, goat farm, Dashboard, etc) and create. This installation is a homage to the feral individuals with vision that brought culture to this city in spite of a state that does not “feed” it. Although funding is greatly needed, Altanta is proof that creativity will manifest itself, with or without the help of the state which “houses” her.

Year: 2016

There are Times I Was Sad and Thought About You and Felt Better. There Are Also Times I Felt Good and Thought of You, and Felt Better. Sculpture Eastside Trail just north of N. Highland Avenue
Mike Lowery and Sarah Neuburger

Name: Mike Lowery and Sarah Neuburger

Artist Bio:

Mike Lower is an artist living in Atlanta, Georgia. Mike’s work has been seen on everything from greeting  cards to children’s books to gallery walls all over the world. He is a Professor of Illustration at SCAD in Atlanta. He lives in an atomic ranch house, surrounded by trees where he likes to draw little animals in party hats and other silly stuff.

Sarah Neuburger is based in Atlanta and received an MFA in Studio Art from the School of Visual Arts. She has illustrated and authored a stationary collection with Chronicle Books, worked with the Guardian, Warby Parker, Quinn and Fox, One Jackson, and big local brands such as Star Provisions and countless individual clients.

Website:

Title: Paper Ghost Fortune Machine

Description:

Sunday, October 9 from 12-3 p.m. at the Piedmont Park Stage.

The Paper Ghost Fortune Machine is an interactive portable live drawing booth by Atlanta illustrators Mike Lowery and Sarah Neuburger who draw an illustrated fortune for each guest from within the fortune booth for those who insert a token. It’s a fun art experience and take home gift in one.

Year: 2016

Paper Ghost Fortune Machine Interactive installation Piedmont Park Stage
Mike Wsol

Name: Mike Wsol

Artist Bio:

Mike Wsol is an Assistant Professor – Three Dimensional Studies – Sculpture at the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design – Georgia State University

Website: http://www.mikewsol.com

Title: Laborer

Description:

At a distance, viewers will see a large figure carrying a very large load of boxes. As they approach the sculpture they will appreciate that the figure is very large, standing 9 feet tall at its head and 15 feet tall including its load of boxes. Viewers also notice thousands of small holes piercing the boxes on the figures back. The figure’s body is made of rigid facets of welded metal painted the colors of work clothes.

It is hunched, yet strong, in a frozen march carrying the enormous load. As the viewers move around the sculpture to view the figure’s face, they find a large void. The figure’s coat and hood is an empty shell. Within the coat is a large hole passing through the figures back into the load of boxes.

At this time the viewer will notice the hand holds, steps, and platform within the sculpture. They now realize the sculpture is designed for them to pass through the figure and crawl into the boxes. When the viewer enters the figure’s load they realize the holes piercing the boxes represent a star chart of the northern and southern hemispheres. The inside of the box is painted flat black and the sunlight illuminates all of the holes creating a sensation of being in space among the stars.

This sculpture is of a worker in the act of a difficult task. I hope it also provides the viewer a place to think about how humble tasks support larger ideas with seemingly infinite potential.

Year: 2016

Laborer Sculpture Eastside Trail north of Ponce de Leon Avenue
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.

Website: http://www.nspsculpture.com/

Title: Orange Pop

Description:

In the landscape things always seem to change with the seasons. Over time some of these changes often have an impact in our lives. Knowing that everything is in a perpetual state of change. It is sometimes difficult to observe life because we are busy living one. This cage is a platform for observing the life of an object and also our perception of time and the world around us

Year: 2016

Orange Pop Sculpture Eastside Trail at McGruder access point
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 has been featured in Art on the Atlanta BeltLine since 2012.

Website: http://carveriron.com/

Title: Corten Number 3

Description:

Corten steel planter boxes featuring native species.

Year: 2016

Corten Number 3 Sculpture Eastside Trail on the spur up to the Stone Mountain Trail
Nghi Duong & Mandy Palasik

Name: Nghi Duong & Mandy Palasik

Artist Bio:

Ms. Duong is an Intern Architect. She has also co-managed the 10up design competition for three years with collaborator Nathan Koskovich. As part of her responsibilities, she coordinates work with property owners, designers, and volunteers, and has managed certain aspects of the assembly and removal process. Additionally, Ms. Duong has extensive construction experience through her work with Habitat for Humanity where she is a certified Skill Supervisor.

Mandy is an Architect and Urban Designer with over seven years of experience designing, planning, and overseeing construction on a diverse portfolio of projects including historic renovations, adaptive re-use, educational, and cultural projects. She has been an instrumental leader in a number of community-based design build projects including her work as Team Captain of the American Institute of Architecture Student’s Freedom by Design GA Chapter as well as local organizer of the USGBC Green Apple Day of Service where she worked with local students to design and build outdoor classroom furniture from recycled materials.

Website:

Title: Living Synergies

Description:

Living Synergies is an interactive installation that defies the universal convention of “home,” translating this concept through the deconstruction of the iconic house frame from  a rigid structure to an organic form that transitions to an open sitting room.

Year: 2016

Living Synergies Sculpture Eastside Trail just north of the Gateway Trail
Nick Kahler and Matt Kantner

Name: Nick Kahler and Matt Kantner

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 HOK 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, as well as for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Matt Kantner is a structural engineer and designer. He grew up in Lancaster, PA. He graduated from the College of William and Mary in Virginia in 2010 with a degree in physics. He obtained his Masters degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Virginia in 2012. Professionally, Matt has had a major role in the design of projects ranging from the relatively minor to the award-winning Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He collaborated with Nick Kahler on their 2015 project for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine and several other site-specific sculptures around Atlanta.

Website:

Title: Topographic Fragments

Description:

“Topographic Fragments” is a site-specific architectural installation representing the five discontinuities and six segments of the Atlanta BeltLine.

Year: 2016

Topographic Fragments Sculpture Eastside Trail Reynoldstown extension, at Fulton Terrace
Niki and Arian Zarrabi

Name: Niki and Arian Zarrabi

Artist Bio:

Niki Zarrabi

Niki Zarrabi is a mixed media artist from Atlanta, Georgia. She received a Bachelor in Fine Arts with a Concentration in Drawing and Painting from Georgia State University
in 2014. Her work commonly explores the complex relationship between spirituality and the science of human existence. She uses art to study the structure of our universe as a means to understanding its sustenance.

Portfolio available online at www.nikizarrabi.com.

Arian Zarrabi

Arian Zarrabi is an Atlanta-based architect/designer, experienced in the building design and construction profession with a background in visual arts and graphic design. She attended Georgia Tech from 2008 to 2012 for her Bachelor of Science in Architecture, and graduated in 2014 with a Master of Architecture degree from Georgia Tech. While at Georgia Tech, she studied installation art and created various works, one of which was included in the 2014 Art on the BeltLine exhibition.
See attached resume for previous experience.

Portfolio available online at www.arianzarrabi.com.

Website: http://www.nikizarrabi.com

Title: IndusTREEalization

Description:

IndusTREEialization is a collaborative installation that aims to draw attention to the symbiotic functionality of our unnatural, manufactured world with the natural, primal world. The installation will be built surrounding the base of several trees so as to seem one with them – intertwined with nature and built from ground-up, along the trunk of the trees. It will be held up with a wooden base made of plywood that has been sealed and painted with an abstract design that flows along the woodgrain of the structure. As the sculpture seems to grow with the tree, it will start to morph to man-made products such as found and recycled plastic, acrylic and mirror. Parts of the plastic and acrylic will be painted, carrying a cohesive abstract design from ground up. The work is reminiscent of the beltline itself – having been once a natural environment, untouched by man until being industrialized into a railroad, then reclaimed by nature until once again being developed into what it is today which is a perfect symbol of unity between urban civilization and nature. The mirror allows viewers to see themselves in the piece, representing man. The plastic represents our creations using natural elements. And the wood represents the natural world itself.

Year: 2016

IndusTREEalization Sculpture Eastside Trail north of McGruder Street
Oktawian Otlewski

Name: Oktawian Otlewski

Artist Bio:

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Title: Artificial Nature

Description:

Suspended, anamorphic installation reflecting on the concept of cities being unnatural entities but growing and developing in a natural way.

Year: 2016

Artificial Nature Sculpture Eastside Trail between McGruder & JW Dobbs access points
olive47

Name: olive47

Artist Bio:

olive47 wants to save your over-stimulated soul. Based in Los Angeles and London, she is currently centering her work in the neighborhoods of South Atlanta. This urban artist/printmaker/illustrator/toy designer/(sometimes cult leader) is on a mission to bring a calm to the chaos of modern living. Taking cues from the psychology of kawaii, and the beautiful, yet dark, nature that permeated her southern upbringing, olive47 seeks to create a sense of unique familiarity in the imagery that inhabits her work through the visual dialogues in an attempt to deliver the viewer into a more well-adjusted state of being.

Website: http://olive47.com

Title: Untitled

Description:

olive47’s mural work plays with a set of symbols and loose narratives dealing with nature and the life cycle. With the trend of massive multi-function retail/housing developments popping up everywhere, her intent is to bring a remembrance of the beauty of the natural world our tech-obsessed society seems to overlook.

Year: 2016

Untitled Mural Eastside Trail at Freedom Lofts
Owens & Crawley LLC

Name: Owens & Crawley LLC

Artist Bio:

Website: http://quincyowensart.com/

Title: Chrysalis 1 & 2

Description:

Chrysalis 1 & 2 are abstracted sculptural interpretations of chrysalae suspended within a steel frame that represent metamorphosis of identity, in particular Atlanta’s ever-changing and ongoing metamorphosis as a city.

Year: 2016

Chrysalis 1 & 2 Sculpture Eastside Trail at Irwin Street
Pankake

Name: Pankake

Artist Bio:

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Title: Disco Crawfish Boil Mix

Description:

Sunday, October 2 in Historic Fourth Ward Park

Pankake is an Atlanta-based musician, producer & DJ focused on House, Tech House, Nu Disco and Techno.

Year: 2016

Disco Crawfish Boil Mix DJ Historic Fourth Ward Park
Pete Peterson and His Blues in the House Band

Name: Pete Peterson and His Blues in the House Band

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, Pete Peterson is a former vocalist for the James Brown Band and has opened for famous personalities such as Mr. Bobby Blue Bland, “Little Milton”, and others. The band provides live music performances which will enhance the atmosphere of any venue. Their customized programs have delighted guests time and time again

Website:

Title: Untitled

Description:

Saturday, October 8 at 4:15 in Historic Fourth Ward Park

Rhythm and Blues, Old School “50’s-70”s, Pop and Jazz. Vocalist accompanied by up to six musicians. Saxophone, drums, keyboard, bass and lead guitar, and other horn/harmonica.

Year: 2016

Untitled Music Historic Fourth Ward Park
Phil Proctor

Name: Phil Proctor

Artist Bio:

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.  This technique makes his outdoor sculpture virtually maintenance free while simultaneously exhibiting qualities of earthliness and wholeness.  For many years Proctor has been executing sculpture that embodies the concepts of energy and physical space.  Recently, however, Proctor has taken that static concept to a new kinetic plane by integrating moving elements that emphasize the idea of energy.

Phil Proctor is an artist who has been living and working in southeast Atlanta since 2003.  Originally from south Mississippi, he holds a BFA from the University of Southern Mississippi and an MFA from East Carolina University. Proctor has permanent sculpture installations throughout the southeast as well as in other countries across Western Europe.

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

Title: Solar Wind

Description:

Solar Wind is a kinetic sculpture that reflects the dynamic changes of nature through the passing of time.

Year: 2016

Solar Wind Sculpture Northeast Hiking Trail between Evelyn St. and Dutch Valley Way
Posts for Peace and Justice

Name: Posts for Peace and Justice

Artist Bio:

This project is built on 30 years of peace & social justice collaborative arts with nonprofits by Kira Carrillo Corser and a lifetime of work in peace and health outreach as well as education by Lisa Parsons.

See ArtIsTheNextPeace.org for Phase One of the Posts for Peace & Justice Project.

The Posts for Peace & Justice Project is a collaboration connecting artists and nonprofits with inter-generational, multicultural communities through workshops, events, and online postings. The POSTS are PHYSICAL ARTWORKS and CREATIVE POSTS ONLINE.

Website: http://postsforpeaceandjustice.org/

Title: Posts for Peace and Justice

Description:

Posts for Peace and Justic has a mission to support and build individual and community resilience, engagement, compassion, and cohesiveness, through creative, collaborative, inclusive experiences exploring and artfully representing relevant peace & social justice issues.

Using 6-8 foot vinyl posts made in workshops, “posted” in social media, and “hosted” in a variety of physical settings in an effort to raise awareness and stimulate thought and conversation leading to raising consciousness and taking action to resolve injustices.

Year: 2016

Posts for Peace and Justice Sculpture Eastside Trail north of Freedom Parkway
Power of Percussion (P.O.P) Fest

Name: Power of Percussion (P.O.P) Fest

Artist Bio:

Website:

Title: Power of Percussion (P.O.P) Fest

Description:

Saturday, October 8 at 1 p.m. in Historic Fourth Ward Park

Power of Percussion Fest (P.O.P. Fest) is an interactive drumming and dancing festival, connecting the community mind, body, and soul through the vibrations of drumming and self-experssion.

Year: 2016

Power of Percussion (P.O.P) Fest Percussion Historic Fourth Ward Park
Ray Katz

Name: Ray Katz

Artist Bio:

Ray Katz was born and raised in Detroit Michigan. He has a B.S. from Eastern Michigan University and an M.F.A. from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Ray’s passion for sculpture started during his seminal development as an artist. Ray is best known for his large scale metal sculpture but works successfully in a wide range of media and scale. Ray’s sculpture is abstract. The manipulation of form in space to create visual balance, using rhythm, action and movement, combine to create compositions that convey the implied energy found in his work. Ray’s sculptures allude to an evolutionary process that we all commonly share in the human experience. The active forms that are brought together represent the flux of life, and embrace transformative concepts such as evolution, metamorphosis and transcendence. These ideas and concepts are what separate his work from the historical and industrial influences from which he draws his connections. Ray has exhibited sculpture publicly and privately throughout the Mid-West, Mid-South and overseas in Paris, France and Tokyo, Japan.

Website: http://www.raykatzsculptor.com

Title: Telos

Description:

An abstract metal sculpture of welded and painted steel that addresses a literary concept in the Greek vocabulary meaning “completeness.”

Year: 2016

Telos Sculpture Eastside Trail between Greenwood and Ponce de Leon Avenues
Ryan Mathern

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: Mobile

Description:

A spinning, rotating mobile in gleaming stainless steel that serves as an aerial performance apparatus for three artists simultaneously.

Year: 2016

Mobile Sculpture Eastside Trail under Freedom Parkway
Sanithna Phansavanh, Brandon Sadler, Peter Ferrari

Name: Sanithna Phansavanh, Brandon Sadler, Peter Ferrari

Artist Bio:

Website:

Title: "Union"

Description:

The mural illustrates how the BeltLine brings the varied areas of Atlanta together in a harmonious way through the power of the natural world. Additionally, the design showcases the union of the three artists, all from different backgrounds and of different cultures in Atlanta, coming together to create art for the city that they love.

Year: 2016

"Union" Mural Beneath the Eastside Trail at Ralph McGill Boulevard
Soul Food Cypher

Name: Soul Food Cypher

Artist Bio:

Alexander Acosta – Community Leader, Arts Advocate, and Executive Director of Soul Food Cypher

Wahid Khoshravani – Co-Founder and Operations Director of Soul Food Cypher

Mark Montgomery “Markmont” – Creative Director of Soul Food Cypher

Eric Ludgood – Membership Director of Soul Food Cypher

Website: http://soulfoodcypher.com

Title: Footprints

Description:

Saturday, October 1 at 6 p.m. in Gordon White Park

Connecting/Bridging Atlanta’s history and people in a lyrical journey through freestyle rap.

 

Year: 2016

Footprints Freestyle Rap Gordon White Park
Throckmorton Ukulele Band

Name: Throckmorton Ukulele Band

Artist Bio:

Alan Thornton is a singer/songwriter and musician whose love for Atlanta – and specifically, the BeltLine – is captured in his original songs. He plays ukulele, Banjuke, harmonica, and guitar. His is also great at audience interaction and engagment. His original songs include “Never Alone on the BeltLine,” an anthem which is featured on beltline.org

Terri Thornton is a singer and ukulele player. She specializes in the U-bass – a ridiculously small but powerful ukulele that sounds like a bass guitar.

Website:

Title: Untitled

Description:

Sunday, October 2 at 2 p.m. in Historic Fourth Ward Park

Throckmorton is a Decatur duo that presents witty, original, and thoughtful performances featuring ukulele, U-bass, banjuke, and harmonica.

Year: 2016

Untitled Music Historic Fourth Ward Park
Tiny Doors ATL

Name: Tiny Doors ATL

Artist Bio:

Karen Anderson is the director and principal artist of Tiny Doors ATL. Since debuting in Atlanta, her miniature public art installations have inspired a community of fans who believe in free, accessible, experiential art. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rutgers University, earning a BA in Visual Art. She was also the recipient of the school’s prestigious Ruth Crockett Award two years in a row. She is the Applied Arts Director for Girls Rock Camp ATL. She was a featured speaker in TEDXEmory 2016, and her work has been featured on NPR, HLN, Buzzfeed, ArtsATL, Atlanta Magazine, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Georgia Voice, and more.

Website: http://www.tinydoorsatl.com/

Title: Tiny Doors ATL

Description:

Tiny Doors ATL is an Atlanta-based art project bringing big wonder to tiny spaces. Our constantly evolving installation pieces are an interactive part of their community. With the installation of a door, what was once a wall or the column of a bridge becomes an entrance to collective creativity and an invitation to whimsy. Tiny Doors ATL is dedicated to free and accessible art. Our doors are always free to visit and accessible to people of all ages. It’s our goal and our pleasure to inspire curiosity and exploration by highlighting neighborhoods and landmarks that make Atlanta unique.

Year: 2016

Tiny Doors ATL Sculpture Eastside Trail at Virginia Avenue
Toni Marie Young

Name: Toni Marie Young

Artist Bio:

Website:

Title: Class on the Grass

Description:

Saturday, October 1 at 2 p.m. in Gordon White Park

Young has taught and performed African dance for 44 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.

Year: 2016

Class on the Grass Dance Gordon
Tray Dahl and the Jugtime Ragband

Name: Tray Dahl and the Jugtime Ragband

Artist Bio:

Website:

Title: Untitled

Description:

Saturday, October 1 at 4 p.m. at Gordon White Park

The Jugtime Ragband proposes to provide a musical performance akin to a prohibition era barrel house experience of 1920’s New Orleans style music with a slightly modern twist.

Year: 2016

Untitled Music Gordon White Park
Tristan al-Haddad

Name: Tristan al-Haddad

Artist Bio:

Website:

Title: Voluptuous Vaults

Description:

Voluptuous Vaults is an ephemeral environmental sculpture that deploys more than 1,100 reflective mylar balloons to create a dynamic and interactive form which levitates over and responds to users and activity on the trail.

Year: 2016

Voluptuous Vaults Sculpture Eastside Trail at Ponce City Market
W(,) and S. Bedford

Name: W(,) and S. Bedford

Artist Bio:

Wade Tilton W(,)

I’ve been doing Art on the Atlanta Beltline for four years and hope to continue the work. Besides working with the Beltline I do small popup shows around the Atlanta
area. Largest show was “This Darker Life” which was performed at the Goat Farm. I’ve been in the arts for twenty years and an Atlanta native.

S. Bedford

Artist and designer for Hot Shit Theater! Company, as well as the designer and construction hand for Dad’s Garage Theater. Bedford is a mysterious enigma around the Atlanta art scene. His serial show “Fearsome Head” has been an artistic highlight and performed at the Big House.

Website:

Title: Thad’s Shadow

Description:

9 life-size, 3-dimensional wooden human figures per side, intrigued passerby at center sits recumbent and pedals, the flywheel turns, gentle swaying of arms and legs ensues in the figures. The further a figure is into the earth the more constrained the movement. Figures are genderless and mannequin-like and constructed with joints like marionettes, but anchored in line to train rail. All figures are solid wood, oiled deeply to resist weather.

Year: 2016

Thad’s Shadow Sculpture Eastside Trail interim hiking trail near Dutch Valley Way
Wasted Potential Brass Band

Name: Wasted Potential Brass Band

Artist Bio:

Website: http://wpbb-atl.com/story/

Title: Untitled

Description:

Saturday, October 1 at 3 p.m. in Gordon White Park

Wasted Potential Brass Band is a bonafide New Orleans-style Second Line brass band, based in Atlanta. Multiple readers-choice award winners in Atlanta’s Creative Loafing, WPBB is a favorite and parades, festivals and the streets of Atlanta in Little Five Points, Cabbagetown and Decatur. It’s what fun sounds like.

Year: 2016

Untitled Music Gordon White Park
Wen Xia Zhang, Jun Hua Cheng, Jane Zhu, and Xiang Yang Zheng

Name: Wen Xia Zhang, Jun Hua Cheng, Jane Zhu, and Xiang Yang Zheng

Artist Bio:

Wendy Zhang and John Cheng graduated in 1985 from the Jingdezhen Ceramic Institute in Jiangxi Province, China. Jingdezhen, known as the “Porcelain Capital,” boasts a 1,700year history of producing the highest quality porcelain in the world. In their work, Zhang and Cheng have used a variety of different materials, such as metal, wood, stone, and cement.

They have each held many professional sculpture exhibitions, and they currently live and teach sculpture to students in Suwanee, GA.

Wendy Zhang’s sculptures can be found installed in various cities in China, such as:
1999 China Fuzhou TV Center logo sculpture
2008 Beijing Olympic Park City sculptures
2009 China Urumqi Square sculptures

John Cheng’s sculptures can be found installed in various cities in China, such as:
1994 China Fuzhou City logo sculpture
1993 China Fuzhou City Yanfu statue
2011 China Xiapu City square sculptures

Website:

Title: Be Not “Gone with the Wind”

Description:

For her world renowned novel Gone with the Wind, Atlanta native Margaret Mitchell chose a title that evoked nostalgia for the departure of the Antebellum South a way of life that existed prior to the Civil War. Today, new technologies are rapidly shifting people’s reading habits away from paper books toward nonpaper gadgets. We want to create a piece of art that encourages people, especially the younger generation, to continue reading and experiencing the joy of holding a book. Our piece blends together local history, culture, and literary allusions with the title “Be Not ‘Gone with the Wind.’”

The sculpture is built with new and reclaimed deck boards. Stacks of wooden books form an irregular arch, allowing visitors to pass under, with stools made of wooden books both attached to the sculpture and scattered nearby. A flock of metal birds is attached to the top of the arch, symbolizing shifting social and technological trends.

Year: 2016

Be Not “Gone with the Wind” Sculpture Eastside Trail interim hiking trail north of Park Tavern
Will Eccleston

Name: Will Eccleston

Artist Bio:

Will Eccleston has always been an incessant tinkerer. Inspired by an article in Smithsonian Magazine about MIT artist residence Arthur Ganson, Will created his first kinetic sculpture in 1997. Soon thereafter art became a more serious pursuit. His first gallery show happened in 2001 at Saltworks Gallery in Atlanta, in the Project Room. Since then his work has shown at Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery, the Spruill Center for the Arts, the Swan Coach House, TUBE Artspot, Roswell Arts Renaissance, Peters Street Gallery, and as part of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine. In 2004 he was chosen as one of 5 finalists for the Forward Arts Foundation Emerging Artist Award. Will’s art is sometimes critical, but more often whimsical, with a focus on design and fascination.

Website: http://https/vimeo.com/18555443

Title: Anomaly

Description:

Anomaly is a monumental, thought-provoking “welt” in the space between the tracks.

Year: 2016

Anomaly Sculpture Eastside Trail extension in Reynoldstown, south of Fulton Terrace
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: Seen. Known.

Description:

This project welcomes participants to the art-making process; collectively creating one massive sculpture with many thoughtful, individual parts working together.

Year: 2016

Seen. Known. Sculpture Eastside Trail under Freedom Parkway

2015

  Artist Title Discipline Location
#weloveATL

Name: #weloveATL

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://www.weloveatl.org/

Title: The (HE)ART GALLERY

Description:

The (HE)ART GALLERY

A collaboration with Joe Dreher (@joekingatl), The (HE)ART GALLERY breaks down traditional dichotomies at the heart of the traditional viewing of work in photography galleries: inside versus outside,  photographer versus viewer, art print versus snapshot, even photos-taken versus photos-yet-to-take.

Year: 2015

The (HE)ART GALLERY Photography
Addison Karl and Jarus

Name: Addison Karl and Jarus

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.

Emmanuel Jarus has extensive experience painting murals in different settings and communities around the world, often through the assistance of mural and arts programs like Art on the Atlanta BeltLine. He was trained as a realist painter from a young age and have since adapted ancient drawing and painting techniques to accommodate huge outdoor surfaces. Jarus is inspired by his experiences and observations in life and tries to bring out the beauty he sees composed within the natural world. His murals are usually large scale realistic renditions of my observations and tries to make each one relate to the community it is painted within. His goals as a mural artist are to change the spaces he paints for the better.

Website: http://www.idrawalot.com/

Title: avatar

Description:

A commentary on our digital identities and personalities.

Year: 2015

avatar Mural
All City Murals

Name: All City Murals

Artist Bio:

Matt Field is the Founder and Principal Artist of All City Murals. He started painting in 1995, first inspired by a graffiti mural he saw on the side of a bridge. His indefinable style of lettering evolved from graffiti influences of the cities he has lived in: Miami, Atlanta, Montreal, San Diego, New York. In 2008, he permanently relocated to Atlanta and was granted his first public art commission by Living Walls in 2011. Since then, he has received commissions from public and corporate sponsors like the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs.

Priscilla Alarcon serves as the Administrative and Communications Coordinator for All City Murals. She holds a B.A. in English and Sociology from Emory University and an M.F.A. in Writing from Savannah College of Art and Design. She helps local small businesses develop blog and social media content. Her first book, The Muse-Degenerate Project, will be released this summer via Amazon CreateSpace.

Website: http://allcitymurals.com/

Title: Stay Connected

Description:

A combination of abstract graffiti symbology with figurative representations of Atlanta’s present and future. This piece aims to transform the urban landscape and transcend traditional connotations of graffiti by subverting the way graffiti is traditionally used and how it is understood bythe public.

Year: 2015

Stay Connected Mural
Amy Rush with Brandi Hoofnagle

Name: Amy Rush with Brandi Hoofnagle

Artist Bio:

Amy Rush is a puppeteer, improviser and graphic designer living in New York City, but also considers Atlanta her home, as she works there often. She earned an M.A. in Puppet Arts University of Connecticut. Amy attended many National Puppetry Conferences at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. She has performed live with the Center for Puppetry Arts, Synchronicity Theatre, and Haverty Marionettes and is a Company Member of Out of Hand Theater. Amy has wrangled puppets and performed for a variety of short puppet films, national television and commercials. She enjoys creating intimate puppet experiences that engage the audience in unique ways, whether that be in the viewing, the setting or the personal nature of the story. Amy is interested in Community-Engaged Theater and loves to collaborate to create experiences that give the audience an opportunity to tell its own story or be a part of the storytelling process in unique ways. Her work has been presented at two Puppeteers of America National Festivals and has been selected to present a third project, Depict-O-Mat, at the festival in fall, 2015.

Brandi Hoofnagle is an actress, puppeteer, and improvisor based in Atlanta Georgia. She is from a small town in Southwest Missouri, where she received her Bachelors in Theatre and later earned her Masters of Fine Arts in Acting from the University of Arkansas. She has studied puppetry at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center National Puppetry Conference, concentrating on toy theater, Chinese rod puppet manipulation and tabletop puppetry. Currently, she is performing in an all-female improv troupe, specializing in short and long-form improv comedy called Collective 51 and is performing puppet slam pieces locally in the Puckin’ Fuppet Shows and all over the country. For the second year in a row, she also is directing Henderson Middle School’s Spring Musical Revue. She was last seen in House of Yes at Out of Box Theatre, directed by Topher Payne. She is currently working on debuting her puppetry piece, Flying Without Feathers at this year’s Atlanta Fringe Festival. She was a part of the festival last year with her one woman show Remember Me, about a girl, her puppet, and Alzheimer’s.

Website:

Title: 'SPOKEn STORIES

Description:

A wheeled toy theater puppet stage that stops at different places along the BeltLine to tell stories
about the Atlanta community of the past and the present in those specific locations.

September  13 @  1:00 to 4:00 p.m

September  19 @ 12 p.m to 3:00 p.m

September 20 @ 12:00 p.m to 3:00 p.m

Year: 2015

'SPOKEn STORIES Visual and Performing Arts
Andrew Light

Name: Andrew Light

Artist Bio:

Mr. Light is an academically trained artist currently residing in Lexington, KY, where he maintains an active studio.  A Sculptor, Mr. Light prefers the use of fabricated metals for his work, as they afford a high degree of plasticity and durability for his expressions. Mr. Light has exhibited throughout the United States, and in the United Kingdom.  His work is held in private, museum, and municipal collections.  Mr. Light performs frequent speaking engagements and conducts workshops in various settings to further the practice of Sculpture.

Website: http://alightsculpture.com/

Title: Delphinian

Description:

A sculpture built of stainless steel inspired by The Delphinian of the classical period, which was an enigmatic character swirled in the mists of mystery. By its ambiguous stance, the piece aims to pursue abstract figuration in a somewhat playful arrangement and scale, creating an object that will imbue its environment with a sense of wonder and curiosity.

Year: 2015

Delphinian Sculpture
Andrew Yff

Name: Andrew Yff

Artist Bio:

Website: http://www.andrewyff.com/Andrew_Yff/Welcome.html

Title: Eat the Rain

Description:

Engaging outdoor work that provokes ones imagination.

Year: 2015

Eat the Rain Sculpture
Antonio Darden

Name: Antonio Darden

Artist Bio:

Antonio Darden was born near Raleigh, North Carolina and relocated with his
family to a suburb outside Atlanta, Georgia in his youth. Darden graduated
with his BFA from Georgia State University in three-dimensional design with a
concentration in sculpture in 2006. He and fellow artist Matt Sigmon created
the artist collaborative, The Art Ocials, in 2009. Darden is also the principal
designer for Radha Durante Design, launched in 2011. He has curated a
number of exhibitions and has been included in shows in the United States,
the United Kingdom, and Mexico. Antonio Darden currently lives and works in
Atlanta, Georgia.

Website: http://www.antoniodarden.com/

Title: PROSTHESIS

Description:

The city of Atlanta, in its lush landscape, has hundreds of deciduous trees that over the course of time incurred damage. This damage can either be caused meteorologically, by way of industry or by humans. There are trees that have been pruned in order to spare its life. “Prosthesis” is a semi-permanent installation that uses prosthetic tree limbs to help re‑arm the city’s tree line and provide hope for the displaced.

Year: 2015

PROSTHESIS Sculpture
Atlanta Celebrates Photography and United Photo Industries NY

Name: Atlanta Celebrates Photography and United Photo Industries NY

Artist Bio:

Amy Miller graduated with a BFA from University of Georgia and then moved to New York to pursue her MFA in photography from Pratt Institute. While in New York, Amy worked with Alan Klotz at his eponymous photography gallery and as a visual resources director at the Pratt Institute Visual Resources Department. After receiving her MFA, Amy moved to Atlanta and worked as Gallery Director for Fay Gold Gallery, a position she held for seven years, allowing her to work with modern masters of photography. Amy began her career as Executive Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography in 2007.

Serving as United Photo Industries’ Creative Director, Sam Barzilay is also the co-founder of Photoville, a new pop-up photo destination that made its debut on the Brooklyn waterfront in the summer of 2012. Prior to founding United Photo Industries and launching the United Photo Industries Gallery, he was the Director of the New York Photo Festival. In his dual capacity as curator and festival organizer, he has had the pleasure and privilege of curating photo exhibitions and lecturing on current trends in contemporary photography as far afield as China, Greece, USA, and Japan.

Website:

Title: THE FENCE

Description:

A collaboration between United Photo Industries of NY, Photo District News (PDN), Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Flash Forward Festival in Boston, Houston Center for Photography, and Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) as we join forces to curate and 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: 2015

THE FENCE Photography
Beju

Name: Beju

Artist Bio:

Béju a Franco-American artist was born in Cognac, France in 1957. At age 28, his artist career began. A year later, he was invited to Chicago to show his work at an art exhibit called “At Home with France”. Quickly, his career as a wood carver flourished in New York as he restored and created new artwork in residences on Long Island and Manhattan. His earliest works are a set of “trompe l’oeil” wood carvings that have been featured several times in the Grand Palais in Paris. After 24 years of carving many memorable pieces, Béju has been driven to rejuvenate his passion for sculpture based on the interaction of the abstract concepts of Conscience and Action. Today he concentrates his efforts on a series of art in public places sculptures titled “Alley Dudes” which through candid shapes and forms engage into the most eloquent body language performances.

Website: http://www.lejobart.com/

Title: It's a Tie

Description:

A colorful interactive sculpture made to highlight something, someone, or another artwork to be chosen with the users of the exhibit site and that is located at a distance that would make it invisible were it not for the presence of this sculpture.

Year: 2015

It's a Tie Sculpture
Benjamin Janik

Name: Benjamin Janik

Artist Bio:

Website:

Title: The Moon

Description:

Sourcing his inspiration from constellation maps and telescope images, Janik’s work is designed to inspire and educate the viewer about the universe and our connection to the stars above.

Year: 2015

The Moon Mural Eastside Trail interim hiking trail under Montgomery Ferry
Bent Frequency

Name: Bent Frequency

Artist Bio:

Hailed as “one of the brightest new music ensembles on the scene today” by Gramophone magazine, Bent Frequency is a performance ensemble possessing a vision to redefine the traditional music experience – ushering it from the strict formality of the concert hall into the fresh air of contemporary artistic expression and experimentation. Founded in 2003, the group brings the avant-garde music tradition to life through adventurous programming, the promotion of New Music, and a creative synthesis of music and media. At the heart of the ensemble is the unparalleled musicianship of the Bent Frequency performers, an eclectic mix of the most adventurous and impassioned players from the greater Atlanta area. This includes musicians from the Atlanta Symphony, Opera and Ballet, as well as Atlanta’s fertile independent music community. As an ensemble-in-residence at Georgia State University, Bent Frequency has become the most active and visible contemporary music ensemble in the Southeast.

Website: http://bentfrequency.com/

Title: A Bicycle Built for 111

Description:

Contemporary music ensemble Bent Frequency presents a bicycle centric concert, featuring Mauricio Kagel’s Eine Brise for 111 cyclists, Matthias Kaul’s Wheeled for 5 bicycles and the world premiere of Klimchak’s Pied Piper of the Ether  for saxophone, percussion and bicycle-powered theremin. Performers include Bent Frequency’s Jan Berry Baker and Stuart Gerber, Klimchak and percussionists and cyclists from the Atlanta community.

October 11 @ 5:30 p.m

Year: 2015

A Bicycle Built for 111 Performing Arts
Brandon Sadler

Name: Brandon Sadler

Artist Bio:

Brandon Sadler (b.1986), a native ATLien, earned a BFA in Painting and Illustration from SCAD Atlanta and is a multi-disciplinary artist, calligrapher, film director, and writer. Sadler is renowned for his public mural works and his solo and group exhibitions have brought him accolades as one of Atlanta’s most prolific artists collected by individuals as well as the High Museum of Art. He has shared his knowledge through art education with non-profit organizations such as One Love Generation, performing community outreach with The Creatives Project, creating and conducting courses at SCAD-Atlanta, and giving lectures at Morehouse College. Sadler’s aesthetic interests have been informed by his involvement within American graffiti and street art cultures, which formed the beginnings of his artistic process. The influences of Japanese woodblock prints, Anime, Chinese calligraphy, and other Asian art forms have impacted his cultural perspective and greatly influenced his unique style. 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 societal conditions, he exposes man’s battle with himself, society, and nature.

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

Title: Abhaya Brings Teachings of Love

Description:

This design shows the spirit of earth rising from the ashes like a phoenix, asking the viewer to
abandon fear and replace it with love. She’s blowing leaves from her hands as symbols of change
and renewal.

Year: 2015

Abhaya Brings Teachings of Love Mural
Bryan Alcorn & Frank Fralick

Name: Bryan Alcorn & Frank Fralick

Artist Bio:

Website:

Title: Nesting Resonants II

Description:

Year: 2015

Nesting Resonants II Sculpture northeast hiking trail
Cary Smith

Name: Cary Smith

Artist Bio:

Cary Smith is a photographer based in Atlanta, Georgia. He Received a BFA in photography from Georgia State University in 2014. Smith works in a straightforward, documentary style that allows viewers to come to their own conclusions about often somber topics.

Website:

Title: Geodomes

Description:

Geodomes are 5’ by 6’ wooden, multi-sized dome structures that visually contrast the natural green space environment on the Atlanta BeltLine. Multiple, three, geodomes lead the viewer along the path. The geometric shapes speak to the history of Atlanta’s industrial nature, which is laden through the Atlanta BeltLine in ways of railroad remnants, underpasses, and warehouse architecture.

Year: 2015

Geodomes Sculpture
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 has most recently worked as a Project Manager with Precision Custom Metals responsible for the fabrication and installation of very High End construction of decorative iron, stainless Steel and glass railings and architectural accents. Last year Barnes participated in Art on the Atlanta Beltline with great success. He currently has a studio located in Tucker Georgia, Forthright LLC.

Website:

Title: The Peace Bomb

Description:

A steel, landscape sculpture of an iconic WWII 500lb bomb that has landed in the center of a piece sign.

Year: 2015

The Peace Bomb Sculpture
Cat Chiu Phillips

Name: Cat Chiu Phillips

Artist Bio:

Website: http://www.catchiuphillips.com/

Title: Kites

Description:

A kinetic recycled art sculpture composed from locally discarded plastic bags; it questions the consumer’s responsibilities regarding plastic waste pollution and environmental awareness.

Year: 2015

Kites Sculpture
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/index.html

Title: Happy Wanderers

Description:

An adult and child, made of pieces of wood, are carrying walking sticks as they wander the trail, and the adult turns to check on the child.

Year: 2015

Happy Wanderers Sculpture
Charlie Smith

Name: Charlie Smith

Artist Bio:

Website:

Title: A 24/7 Timestar Lives

Description:

Imagine, along the path in the distance rises a giant seven pointed star standing four times your size. You stop just as the sun passes perfectly through the center of the star! This amazing sculpture stands gazing upon you. This epic artifact was first created for Burning Man in 2012 and has never been seen anywhere else until now! Imagine a great place to reflect on the day, stop and catch your breath and meetup with friends on the beltline! The Time Star is a community built and driven monument to the seven days of the week. The Star will be placed on the pathway so that the sunshine creates shadows of light on the ground around it. The overall vision is to make a zone, created by the local community, by participation in the workshops and installing the art piece and then adding the newly fabricated bench system that creates a resting, meeting and performance space for the public at large. Next, a major opening will take place around the sculpture that includes performances by fire performers, musicians, and amazing interactive flame effects from the star! This project will enhance the art spirit of the Atlanta community for years to come!

Year: 2015

A 24/7 Timestar Lives Sculpture & Performance
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Name: Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

Artist Bio:

Clair Burnette (designer, illustrator) is a verteran designer, creating multiple deliverable from concept through execution

Chrissie Gallentine (producer) is a passionate, creative leader with demonstrated success in strategic communications, brand strategy, media relations, campaign development, and relationship management.

Tad Roberts (project manager) is a veteran designer and creative manager, providing day-to-day supervision and management to the team – ensuring all jobs meet system standards, deadlines, and budget.

Matt Stepp (designer, illustrator) studied two-dimensional art at Clemson University. His illustrations have helped Children’s win awards at the local ADDY, AMY, and Phoenix Award Shows.

Haley Zapal (writer, photographer) is a conceptual copywriter and photographer who specializes in bringing engaging artistic concepts to life in collaboration with graphic designers.

Website:

Title: Imagination Totem

Description:

An installation of a customizable, interactive totem pole that will spark the curiosity and imagination of BeltLine visitors, allowing them to create their own personalized, whimsical characters inspired by childhood daydreams.

Year: 2015

Imagination Totem Sculpture
Chouaieb Saidi

Name: Chouaieb Saidi

Artist Bio:

Mr. Saidi, is a visual artist and college professor of art and design. Born in Tunisia in 1965, trained in Paris, France, for a decade, relocated to Georgia in 1999. A fine arts instructor for the past 16 years. Chouaieb owes his early talent to a warm gifted family of artists, and to a sunny Mediterranean climate. He attributes his broad knowledge and expertise in visual arts and design to generations of master-artists and great teachers, added to his early passion for art and his extended experience of daily practice in fine arts, conceptual art, and design.  His experience has been honed by an extensive travel around the world and interest in diversity of people, cultures and means of expression. Chouaieb is fluent in English, French and Arabic. He is also able to partially communicate in several other languages. Beside the diversity of his mediums, techniques and subject matter, Saidi is valued for his fascinating live-drawing and painting demonstrations of portraiture from live-modeling.

Website: http://www.saidiart.com/index.asp

Title: Spider Bench

Description:

This Insect looking, (8’ x 4’ x 5’), green, metal-structure is an outdoor, double-sided public-bench, constructed out of primarily steel-pipes that are cut and welded to form a stimulating sculpture and interactive outdoor piece of furniture.

Year: 2015

Spider Bench Sculpture Eastside Trail near North Avenue
Christina Shivers, Colin Lienhard and Andrew Llewellyn

Name: Christina Shivers, Colin Lienhard and Andrew Llewellyn

Artist Bio:

Website:

Title: Hydra

Description:

Hydra is meant to be experienced through the movement, energy and motion of the BeltLine. This project uses individually CNC routed pieces of Kevlax and PETG plastics repeatedly to produce an interlocking chain that spirals and flows across the Beltline. The form emulated the scales of a dragon or snake and flows with the movement of people on the BeltLine.

Year: 2015

Hydra Sculpture
Colleen Jordan

Name: Colleen Jordan

Artist Bio:

Colleen Jordan is an industrial designer and artist from Atlanta, GA. For the last several years, she has been using 3D printing technology to manufacture products and jewelry. Colleen is a graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology School of Industrial Design. While at Georgia Tech, she learned how to use 3D printing and the capabilities of the technology.

Website: http://colleenjordan.com/

Title: Fireflies in the Woods

Description:

An installation of light-up electronic fireflies that can be found by walkers along the Beltline, inspiring wonder and nostalgia. The fireflies will be found amongst a small section of trees to create a hidden treat for the viewer to find while exploring the Beltline in the evening. The fireflies will be strung from a strand of LEDs to give the impression that they are flying. Some fireflies will rest amongst the trees so they can be seen more closely by visitors. The fireflies will be strung amongst the trees and turn on around sunset, similar to the activity of real fireflies.

Year: 2015

Fireflies in the Woods Sculpture
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: We Tie Ourselves to This Land

Description:

An interactive traveling adventure along the Atlanta BeltLine north of Evelyn Street, where we invite the audience to delight in literal and figurative connections to the land through dance, music, and narration.

October 10 @ 5:00 p.m

Year: 2015

We Tie Ourselves to This Land Performing Arts
Dad’s Garage

Name: Dad’s Garage

Artist Bio:

Founded in 1995, Dad’s Garage Theatre has grown from a small volunteer led organization to a thriving mid-size theatre led by professional artistic and administrative staff. The family at Dad’s has continued to grow along with us including over 300 volunteers and performers. Despite losing their home to a new development in 2013, we still entertain roughly 30,000 people each year at our temporary home (7 Stages Theatre) in Atlanta, at public events across the continent, and at festivals across the globe. Dad’s gives a new definition to the phrase “original work” with innovative world premiere plays created by the Dad’s Garage family like the upcoming King of Pops: The Musical! an original work written by ensemble member, Mike Schatz.

Website: http://www.dadsgarage.com

Title: Improv Show

Description:

The Dad’s Garage Improv Show features five improvisers playing a variety of short-form improv games, similar to what one might see on “Who’s Line is it Anyway.” Audience suggestions and volunteer audience members add to the interactive experience of this family-friendly, widely-accessible show.

September  13 @  3:00 p.m

September  19 @  7:30 p.m

Year: 2015

Improv Show Theater Historic Fourth Ward Park
Dana Haugaard

Name: Dana Haugaard

Artist Bio:

Dana Haugaard started making and studying art during his time at Emory University where he double majored in Art History and Visual Art. He maintained his art practice in Atlanta until 2009 when he began his graduate art degree at the University of Iowa, which he finished in 2012. He has recently moved back to Atlanta and is currently the Donna and Marvin Schwartz Artist in Residence at Emory University. For the past few years, Haugaard has been working with sensation and stimulation with the hopes of, even for a moment, enabling people to gain a heightened sense of self-awareness. He attempts to engineer moments in which people become more conscious of themselves and their environments and how each affects the other. Dana currently manages the Visual Arts Building at Emory University serving as the operations manager for the Department of Film and Media Studies and the Visual Arts Studio Technician.

Website: http://danahaugaard.com/

Title: Now, Navigation

Description:

Two sets of 8-foot diameter stainless steel concentric circle patterns that reflect and abstract the surrounding environment, as well as passerby who engage with the work.

Year: 2015

Now, Navigation Sculpture
David Landis

Name: David Landis

Artist Bio:

The sculptures were created by artist David Landis. You may already be familiar with his work: Landis created the rhino, “Northern White,” at the Freedom Park spur trail and the sculpture “Cycles” at Rose Circle Park. This particular installation was commissioned by our friends at Trees Atlanta and will be a part of the continuing exhibition on the Atlanta BeltLine.

Website:

Title: 33 Oaks

Description:

The Eastside Trail has a new art installation that pays homage toTrees Atlanta and its Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum program. The installation, “33 Oaks,” is a collection of stainless steel leaf sculptures representing 33 species of oaks native to Georgia. These art pieces are not only nice to look at; they also serve as an educational tool for the public’s understanding of the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum.

Year: 2015

33 Oaks sculpture Eastside Trail between North and Angier Springs
Deborah Landry

Name: Deborah Landry

Artist Bio:

Deborah Landry is a creative visionary using art to engage and transform communities. She serves as a partner to clients who are focused on economic development, place making, and education with sustainability, environmental and social concerns. She integrates art seamlessly into everything, including marketing, education, fundraising, economic development and place making. Deborah specializes in creative transformation of mission-critical objectives into programs that are sustainable financially as well as operationally. She develops programs that integrate community involvement with an artistic process, resulting in an artful outcome. The artful outcome can be either permanent or temporary, sculptures or murals. They often include an educational, marketing or fundraising component. Deborah offers public art consultation to help define artful goals, missions, and find assets as well as partners that are often overlooked.

Website: http://engagingarts.com/

Title: Sensory Garden

Description:

Multiple sculptures in the shape of pillars that feature natural and man-made textures found throughout the BeltLine and the city of Atlanta. The sculpture will allow the public to experience art through the sense of touch. In addition, the public is encouraged create their own art by creating rubbings off the sculptures.

Year: 2015

Sensory Garden Interactive sculpture
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. The lasting element of her installations, her photographs, have been exhibited in galleries throughout the U.S. In 2013, she was artist in residence at Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art in Nashville where she built and presented her latest installation, “Shelter.” Her most recent project was an interactive sculptural piece for Art on the Beltline 2014. Ms. O’Connor’s work is part of the permanent collections at MOCA GA, Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art, the Center for Fine Art Photography and is included in many private collections.

Craig has been a carpenter and cabinetmaker since 1997. Operating out of his home studio and woodshop, Appel works in all aspects of carpentry, from home renovation to custom-made furniture. Craig was part of Susan McCracken’s Beltline project “Kaleidoscope” from 2010, and assisted Dorothy with my 2014 Art on the Beltline project, “Tornado of Birds.”

Website:

Title: Swarm of Butterflies

Description:

A small, simple house (5.5ʼx5.5ʼx7ʼ) made from pallet wood. The house will feature on open doorway, a small open window, skylights, and a small bench. A swarm of handmade, metal butterflies, starting six feet from the house, will fly into, through, and around the house. The inside upper walls and ceiling will also be covered with handmade butterflies. From the bench, visitors can turn a metal wheel which causes the butterflies above them to move; reflecting light,creating sound and suggesting calm.

Year: 2015

Swarm of Butterflies Interactive sculpture
Down South Swing

Name: Down South Swing

Artist Bio:

Down South Swing has a well trained, seasoned group of Authentic Vintage Lindy Hoppers and Jazz Dancers who have minimum five years experience with performance dancing, social dancing and teaching. Their performance skills have been honed at events for companies ranging from Accenture to Hewlett Packard to CORT furniture, as well as in competitions on National and Regional levels.

Website:

Title: Down South Swing

Description:

Interactive Vintage Dance performance including Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa Vernacular Jazz and Blues Dances.

October 11 @ 3:30 p.m

Year: 2015

Down South Swing Performing Arts
Emily Cargill and Dancers

Name: Emily Cargill and Dancers

Artist Bio:

Emily Cargill and Dancers (ECD) wants to broaden Atlanta dance on a regional/national scale – touring work to other cities as well as bringing professional dance communities to the Atlanta area.  ECD creates work that artistically and physically pushes boundaries, exploring movement that is athletic, organic, intimate and real.  Founder and choreographer, Emily Cargill, encourages collaboration and an ongoing exchange of ideas between herself and the company members.

Website: http://www.emilycargillanddancers.com/

Title: Hidden

Description:

In this 15 minute piece, the dancers will wear nude colored, androgenous ‘smocks’ and their skin will be brushed with a white powder. The music will be a recorded piece in the symphonic genre, with string instruments and the piano, playing in a lilting, haunting melody, coupled with a soundscape of electronic, muffled sounds.

October 11 @ 6:30 p.m

Year: 2015

Hidden Dance
Eric Thomas and Elevate the Quest

Name: Eric Thomas and Elevate the Quest

Artist Bio:

With an incomparable sound, Eric Thomas has captivated and electrified audiences all over. Based in Atlanta, GA and a graduate of Georgia State University, Eric has performed at various shows and events from Bermuda to California and everywhere in between. In every city Eric has played, he left the audience with only one question, “When is he coming back?”

Born in Miami FL, raised in Riverside, CA, Eric engages listeners with such intimate delivery of his music. His distinctive tonal quality in addition with his soulful bends allows you to not only hear his story through his playing, but you also feel the experiences and passion linked to his music. Eric possesses the rare ability to make any musical composition sound riveting and paramount.

Serious about his musicianship combined with an engaging sense of creativity, this multi-talented Saxophonist approaches the art of Jazz by fusing it with other genres and elements of music, the exploration of various time signatures, and unique textures of sound. Eric says, “I’m just a cat trying to join this conversation of Jazz. I am trying to develop my voice and a sound that inspires people and changes lives.”

Website: http://www.ElevateTheQuest.com

Title: Elevation

Description:

A live jazz performance dedicated to the history, creativity, culture, and diversity that make up the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood of Atlanta.

September  13 @  5:15 p.m

Year: 2015

Elevation Music
Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery

Name: Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery

Artist Bio:

Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery is a 14-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:

An enjoyable performance including seats, umbrellas, and a trio of life models for 25 artists to paint and draw in some of the most scenic areas of the Atlanta BeltLine with live musicians creating an auditory landscape.

Year: 2015

En Plein Air Mural & Performance
Flight of Swallows

Name: Flight of Swallows

Artist Bio:

Flight of Swallows is a collaborative effort led by cellist Deisha Oliver and aerialist Sadie Simons, who performs as Sadie Hawkins; they are joined by a revolving cast of musicians who excel at collaborative improvisation.

Website:

Title: Cloudsphere

Description:

We wish to temporarily suspend gravity on the Atlanta BeltLine by blurring the line between dance
and sculpture.

September  20 @  7:30 p.m

Year: 2015

Cloudsphere Visual and Performing Arts
Fly on a Wall

Name: Fly on a Wall

Artist Bio:

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

Website:

Title: Pass Through Theatre presents Byte

Description:

October 10 @ 2:30 p.m

October 10 @ 6:00 p.m

Year: 2015

Pass Through Theatre presents Byte Dance
Gabrielle Duggan

Name: Gabrielle Duggan

Artist Bio:

Website: http://gabrielleduggan.com

Title: Suti Shadow

Description:

Suti Shadow is an installation consisting of knit and crocheted metal wires, creating an interlaced canopy above the viewer.

Year: 2015

Suti Shadow Sculpture
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: The Writer's Table/A Moveable Feast

Description:

To connect the public and landscape to the importance of food in our community through a new outdoor temporary site sculpture, free writing workshops, a community food drive for the hungry and an original outdoor performance piece that includes: original music, spoken word, and dance/choreography performed by a L5-member, culturally-diverse, performing ensemble.

September  19 @  6:30 p.m

Year: 2015

The Writer's Table/A Moveable Feast Sculpture & Performance
Gavin Bernard and Jessica Flórez Gómez

Name: Gavin Bernard and Jessica Flórez Gómez

Artist Bio:

Gavin Bernard is an interior and product designer, and a large-scale installation artist. Native of Great Britain, who has called Atlanta home for the past seventeen years, he is the co-owner of the interior design firm Grafite. Grafite has designed interior spaces for Octane Coffee, Henry & June, Aviary Salon, among others. Gavin is also partner of Wake Up Dear, an Atlanta-based design group which created “ODO”, an intricately woven pendant light that creates geometric patterns of light and shadow. He designed and installed the art experience for WonderFarm 2014 at Krog Street Market and has worked in other creative installations in the Atlanta area.

Jessica Flórez Gómez is an urban designer and a social entrepreneur who grew up in Colombia (South America) where she graduated from the National University of Colombia in 2000 with a Bachelors in Architecture. She moved to Atlanta in 2001 where she has worked in various architectural, interior design, and environmental graphic design firms. In 2005, she founded a non-profit organization for abused and trafficked Hispanic women in Atlanta. In 2012, Jessica obtained a Master of Science in Urban Design from Georgia Tech and is working as an urban designer at Lord Aeck Sargent.

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Title: TENSION

Description:

”Tension” is a two-dimensional string installation composed of repeating geometric patterns that change colors over the length of the Ponce de Leon Avenue bridge.

Year: 2015

TENSION Sculpture
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. Projects include producing a significant body of artwork resulting from hiking and biking along the course of the 1,270 mile section of the 49th parallel that defines the U.S./Canadian border, photographing blank billboards along fictitious Interstate 50, and making thousands of rubbings from text and imagery from the ubiquitous historical plaques and markers found in American cities. He has permanent public art installations in the International Concourse at the Atlanta Airport (gates E 33 – 36) and in the Jacksonville Airport.  His work is included in the JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, High Museum of Art, MOCA – GA  (Museum of Contemporary Art – Georgia), and numerous other public and private collections. He received his B.A. from Rhodes College and his M.F.A. from Boston University.  Between degrees he served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia, West Africa.  His studio is located in Atlanta, Georgia.

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

Title: Retraction

Description:

Retraction is a rubber inner-tube wrapped tree accompanied by signage drafted by a scientist/conservationist that serves as an aesthetic, educational and environmental statement on invasive species.

Year: 2015

Retraction Sculpture
Grey Peterson, Katie Turner, Kyle Forbes

Name: Grey Peterson, Katie Turner, Kyle Forbes

Artist Bio:

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Title: Lotus Bench

Description:

Based on William Morris’s elegant wallpaper mappings, the Lotus Bench takes the central spines and primary curves of his wallpaper tile, arranging them to create a kinetic bench which opens up to the BeltLine, allowing people to rest on its rope seating.

Year: 2015

Lotus Bench Sculpture
Hannah Leathers (Out of the Blue Studio) and Kira Hegeman

Name: Hannah Leathers (Out of the Blue Studio) and Kira Hegeman

Artist Bio:

Emerging Worlds is a collaborative pairing of  Kira Hegeman, and Heather Leathers. Kira Hegeman is a doctoral 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. Hannah recently graduated with a master’s in art education from the University of Georgia. Before completing this degree, Hannah worked as an intern at the High Museum and a teacher at Color Wheel Art Studio. Over the past year, Hannah authored her first collaborative art project—an interactive mobile art studio run out of a vintage camper, titled the Out of the Blue studio.

Emerging Worlds is a collaborative project that began when Kira Hegeman and Brittany Ranew met in August of 2012. Both were eager to work together in community engagement. Through Art on the Beltline they were able delve into the complexities of handling the art of others with care and respect. The collaborative project seeks avenues to engage communities in art making and conversation.  Artists are drawn to ceramic work and will be able to guide people of all skill levels through the process of working with clay.

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Title: Monster Menagerie

Description:

Our project engages Atlanta residents in creating individual, reflective ceramic works that will be displayed collectively along the BeltLine, fostering stronger community connections and interaction with the BeltLine.

Year: 2015

Monster Menagerie Interactive sculpture
Harry Zmijewski

Name: Harry Zmijewski

Artist Bio:

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Title: Nature's Way

Description:

“Nature’s Way” is the title for this Linked Bench©. The artist was inspired to created the surface designs for the bench from his reading of various verses of the Tao Te Ching. The Tao Te Ching is considered the ultimate commentary on the nature of our existence.

Year: 2015

Nature's Way
Hillside Presbyterian Church Handbell and Chime Choirs

Name: Hillside Presbyterian Church Handbell and Chime Choirs

Artist Bio:

As part of The Hillside Presbyterian Church community outreach, the music department has had a bell choir for over 30 years consisting of church and community members of all generations. The chime choir is currently comprised of children between the ages of 9 and 16 years old and is a training ground for the young musicians to become bell ringers. The choirs frequently perform individually and in ensemble for church services and special events both sacred and secular music.

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Title: Handbell and Chime Choirs

Description:

The bell and chime choirs propose to perform a concert of traditional and original music.

October 11 @ 2:00 p.m

Year: 2015

Handbell and Chime Choirs Performing Arts
Indie Craft Experience

Name: Indie Craft Experience

Artist Bio:

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: Woven Wall of Wonder

Description:

A woven wall, with the use of traditional crafting techniques presented in a modern way made from at least 80% recycled material (vinyl banners, grocery bags, etc.)

Year: 2015

Woven Wall of Wonder Sculpture
James Graham Carswell

Name: James Graham Carswell

Artist Bio:

Graham Carswell, 27, is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design Illustration and Printmaking programs. He currently works under Tristan Al-Haddad as a fabricator at Formations Studio in Sylvan Hills, Atlanta, GA.

Website: http://cargocollective.com/carswellillustration

Title: Radiant Earth

Description:

A series of lit, panel-based installations of abstracted cave geology, installed beneath a tunnel or overpass along the BeltLine. The piece will employ reference to natural spaces to transform how the viewer perceives the site.

Year: 2015

Radiant Earth Sculpture
Jo Peace and me.you.us.we.them

Name: Jo Peace and me.you.us.we.them

Artist Bio:

Jo Peace – choreographer and artistic director:

Jo (Joy) Peace wore holes in the floor with her passion for dance before she began formal training in her early teens. After graduating high school, her affinity for dance and theater evolved as she continued to study performing arts in Tallahassee, and performed lead roles with Off-Street Players and Theatre Types. Eventually finding her way to Atlanta, she 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.

Susanna M Green – visual artist and dancer:

Susanna M Green holds a BFA from the University of Georgia in painting and drawing and is a working artist who creates and sells original and commissioned work and shows occasionally at local galleries. She is a versatile visual artist whose projects range from large murals to sketchbook sized works on paper. An Atlanta native, Susanna started her dance training at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center and continued her dance education at Temple University in Philadelphia. She received her B.F.A. in Painting and Drawing from the University of Georgia. Susanna is in her ninth season dancing and performing with the Room to Move Dance modern company and has also performed with Gathering Wild dance company among others.

Allen Welty-Green – composer and musician:

Atlanta-based composer/multi-media artist Allen Welty-Green has been playing music, both solo and with various progressive and ambient ensembles since the 70’s. Disillusionment with the music industry led him to explore the world of avant-garde dance & performance art in the mid 80s. This led to the formation of the Mind’s Eye Performance Group with whom he toured extensively across the Eastern USA, performing his ambient synthesizer scores to surreal dance and movement theater pieces performed by Jason Litchford.

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Title: Interstices

Description:

This interactive multi-sensory dance and performance art piece explores spaces that lie between the struggle to maintain crumbling structures and the desire to dissolve into an urban landscape.

September  13 @  4:30 p.m

October 11 @ 2:30 p.m

Year: 2015

Interstices Performing Arts Historic Fourth Ward Park
Joseph Thomas and Amy Carpenter

Name: Joseph Thomas and Amy Carpenter

Artist Bio:

Joseph Thomas is a performance artist and director based in the Philadelphia area. His work has been presented in Los Angeles, Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, and Philadelphia. A graduate of the California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Joseph has an affinity for creating performance works that are both physically demanding and visually stunning. His solo Butoh performance David has moved audiences across the country. Joseph is also the Programs Assistant at Alternate ROOTS. www.josephedwinthomas.com

Amy Carpenter is a theater artist working in Atlanta. Most recently she completed an internship at Actor’s Express where she assisted in all areas of production. She holds a BA in Theater and is an alumna of Georgia College & State University. Collegiate production credits include The Wedding Singer (Stage Manager); Wonder of the World (Dresser); Fat Pig (Light Board Op).

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Title: Geryon's Wings

Description:

A public performance enacted by a solo performer pulling hundreds of red threads from two points on his back, unveiling magnificent wing-like shapes behind him.

October 11 @ 11:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m

Year: 2015

Geryon's Wings Performing Arts
Joshua Rashaad McFadden

Name: Joshua Rashaad McFadden

Artist Bio:

Joshua Rashaad McFadden is a native of Rochester, New York. He studied at Elizabeth City State University where he received his Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art. Since then he has gone on to be a photographer and later pursued a Master in Fine Art at Savannah College of Art and Design. He was internationally recognized for his early work entitled “Three Women of Creole Descent” by the Mozambique Heritage, a non-political association in London, UK. McFadden creates work that tells the history of the African Diaspora, and covers social issues that impact minority groups in America.

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Title: COLORism

Description:

A photographic art installation designed to combat and bring awareness to the issue of colorism in the African American community by promoting a more positive self-image for all women of color.

Year: 2015

COLORism Photography
Julio Ceballos

Name: Julio Ceballos

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 currently resident artist at the Mammal Gallery and a 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.

Website: http://https://julioceballos.carbonmade.com/

Title: reclamation

Description:

A lenticular mural that creates the illusion of transformation as it is viewed from different angles.

Year: 2015

reclamation Mural
Kaylin Broussard & Chris Bartlett

Name: Kaylin Broussard & Chris Bartlett

Artist Bio:

Kaylin Broussard has a BFA from Louisiana Tech University with a concentration in mixed media sculpture and ceramics. She has previously shown sculptural work in galleries in Ruston and Monroe, Louisiana. Kaylin has also been involved in various Louisiana festivals showcasing her functional pottery. She has worked professionally in steel furniture design, production pottery, and as a lab technician in academic research.

Chris Bartlett has a BFA from Louisiana Tech University with a concentration in kinetic & found object sculpture. He is currently a Master of Industrial Design candidate at GaTech. He has previously shown sculptural work in galleries in Ruston and Shreveport, Louisiana. He has worked as a professional artisian in furniture design studios and as a lab technician in academic research.

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Title: Do not Feed the Wildlife

Description:

An exaggerated scale, life-like venus fly trap composed of 5 pods made out of fabricated carbon steel.

Year: 2015

Do not Feed the Wildlife Sculpture
Kebbi Williams and the Wolf Pack

Name: Kebbi Williams and the Wolf Pack

Artist Bio:

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Title: Music in the Park ATL

Description:

October 11 @ 8:00 p.m

Year: 2015

Music in the Park ATL Performing Arts
Leland Drexler-Russell

Name: Leland Drexler-Russell

Artist Bio:

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Title: TransPlant

Description:

Combining metalwork, light, electronics, and sculpture, TransPlant imagines a world where
large interactive alien flora has begun to invade the urban environment, it is meant to explore the intersection biology and technology.

Year: 2015

TransPlant Sculpture
Lifecycle Building Center

Name: Lifecycle Building Center

Artist Bio:

Website: http://www.lifecyclebuildingcenter.org www.jpstudiollc.com

Title: What Hangs in the Balance?

Description:

The hanging sculpture, made from an original railroad rail and other salvaged material, illustrates the unbreakable connection between Earth’s natural resources and man’s need to use them, for activities like infrastructure and technology. The LBC creative team, led by Joan Piccalo and Chris Gummo, imagined the piece would excite people about this Atlanta nonprofit, which sells salvaged building materials to support its mission on sustainability.

Year: 2015

What Hangs in the Balance? Sculpture
Maplanta and Everman

Name: Maplanta and Everman

Artist Bio:

Jake Tompkins manages the Digital Fabrication lab at Georgia Tech. He has worked on four Art on the BeltLine projects 1 of his own, 1 with Evereman, and 2 with his wife Juliann Tompkins

Evereman has done many art on the BeltLine projects, His work spreading free art has elevated the city of Atlanta.

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Title: Evereman Way Markers

Description:

Creating a series of Evereman Waymarkers.

Year: 2015

Evereman Way Markers Sculpture
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 III

Description:

The purpose of this project is to create a culturally relevant, interactive musical experience using Afro-beat and Funk as a musical medium. Funk, Jazz, Soul and its African counterpart Afro-beat, 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.

September  13 @  2:00 p.m (parade) & 7:00 p.m (concert)

Year: 2015

No Tables No Chairs III Performing Arts Historic Fourth Ward Park
Maxwell Sebastian

Name: Maxwell Sebastian

Artist Bio:

Maxwell Sebastian is a self-taught visual artist from Philadelphia, PA. Having spent much of the previous decade in a traditional mode of nudes and portraits, in 2010 he began to develop his own visual language to explore themes of income inequality and climate change. In 2012 he illustrated The Boviniad, a work of epic verse produced by Roguelikefiction. Sebastian has been nominated on two occasions by The Forward Arts Foundation for its Emerging Artist Award. Since 2014 he has been a board member and art committee chair at Eyedrum, and he is currently working on a large-scale installation for the Art on the Beltline program. Sebastian currently resides in Atlanta, GA

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Title: Flower Garden: Grow Your Heart, Because There is Hope

Description:

Flower Garden” will be a 19 piece sculptural installation made from plywood, and hand painted, taking up a 30’ x 20’ footprint, no more than 10’ high and 5’ wide with any one element, using 2” x 2” x 8’ posts for support utilizing at least 3’ to be mounted in concrete footers in the earth for stability, using multiple supports where needed.

Year: 2015

Flower Garden: Grow Your Heart, Because There is Hope Sculpture
Megan Mosholder & Justin Rabideau

Name: Megan Mosholder & Justin Rabideau

Artist Bio:

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Title: Sailor’s Valentine

Description:

An interactive interior/exterior installation/art piece that audience members can walk into
created from lumber, rope and solar powered LED lights.

Year: 2015

Sailor’s Valentine Sculpture
Mia Capodilupo

Name: Mia Capodilupo

Artist Bio:

Mia Capodilupo is a sculptor and installation artist originally from Boston, MA. She received a
BA from University of Chicago, studied sculpture at Massachusetts College of Art and received an MFA in Sculpture from the San Francisco Art Institute. She has participated in solo and group shows and residencies in museums, galleries and alternative spaces around the country. She received grants from the City of Chicago in 2006, 2009, and 2011, was a recipient of an individual arts grant from the City of Urbana, IL in
2010, and received a grant from the Illinois Arts Council in 2011.

Mia has worked in a wide variety of materials including large-scale metal sculpture, bronze,
glass, plaster, food, video and fabrics. Mia builds sculptures and installations out of
hundreds of found, cast and fabricated parts using fabric, rubber, metal, plaster, foam and
plastics. In 2014, she completed a large public sculpture project for the City of Chicago, which was featured in every major news outlet (TV, online and print) in Chicago. She has been commissioned to do another semi-permanent installation for the Indianapolis Art Center in the Summer of 2015.

Paul Kirk is a furniture builder and sculptor. For the past 6 years, he has worked as the Head Art installer for the Conservation Center, installing numerous valuable works of art including Picasso paintings, Viking shields and delicate ceramic works in museums, public buildings and private collections.

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Title: Street/scape

Description:

“Street/scape” is a 3D/relief interactive mural incorporating salvaged and fabricated objects from the urban environment.

Year: 2015

Street/scape Mural
Mike Stasny

Name: Mike Stasny

Artist Bio:

Website: http://www.mikestasny.com/

Title: Piper Circle Fish

Description:

Inspired by science fiction and his grandfather’s taxidermy practice, Mike Stasny fabricates creatures out of scrap materials. Piper Circle Fish is a gestural exploration of no particular fish but rather an amalgam of fish from memory. It is the intention of the artist to create a new type of fish using only a cursory understanding of his subject.

Year: 2015

Piper Circle Fish Sculpture
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.

Website: http://www.nspsculpture.com/

Title: anywhere but here & sweet pea

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: 2015

anywhere but here & sweet pea Sculpture
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 has been featured in Art on the Atlanta BeltLine since 2012.

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Title: Floral Form #4

Description:

This piece is a representation of a Floral form not uncommon, yet not limited to the natural world. Its flowing lines, reaching for the sky should inspire thoughts of growth and rebirth. The whimsical piece will be painted lightly with bright colors that will fade into a rust patina over time.

Year: 2015

Floral Form #4 Sculpture Eastside Trail north of Ponce de Leon Avenue
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

Website: http://nickkahler.viewbook.com/

Title: David Hood vs. Goliath Sherman

Description:

A critique of historical reenactment in the form of a sculptural installation using a mythological fusion of Old Testament and Civil War narratives to investigate Atlanta’s penchant for Creative Destruction and identity confusion

Year: 2015

David Hood vs. Goliath Sherman Sculpture
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: Trapezoid/Pylon

Description:

olive47’s work plays with symbols and narratives dealing with nature and the life cycle with the intent to bring a remembrance of the beauty of the natural world.

Year: 2015

Trapezoid/Pylon Sculpture Eastside Trail on Freedom Heights Lofts
Pete Peterson and The Blues in the House Band

Name: Pete Peterson and The Blues in the House Band

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, Pete Peterson is a former vocalist for the James Brown Band and has opened for famous personalities such as Mr. Bobby Blue Bland, “Little Milton”, and others. The band provides live music performances which will enhance the atmosphere of any venue. Their customized programs have delighted guests time and time again.

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Title: The Blues in the House Band

Description:

Rhythm and Blues, Old School “50’s-70”s, Pop and Jazz. Vocalist accompanied by up to six musicians. Saxophone, drums, keyboard, bass and lead guitar, and other horn/harmonica.

September  20 @  5:00 p.m

October 10 @ 4:00 p.m

Year: 2015

The Blues in the House Band Band
Phil Proctor

Name: Phil Proctor

Artist Bio:

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.  This technique makes his outdoor sculpture virtually maintenance free while simultaneously exhibiting qualities of earthliness and wholeness.  For many years Proctor has been executing sculpture that embodies the concepts of energy and physical space.  Recently, however, Proctor has taken that static concept to a new kinetic plane by integrating moving elements that emphasize the idea of energy.

Phil Proctor is an artist who has been living and working in southeast Atlanta since 2003.  Originally from south Mississippi, he holds a BFA from the University of Southern Mississippi and an MFA from East Carolina University. Proctor has permanent sculpture installations throughout the southeast as well as in other countries across Western Europe.

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

Title: The Cloud

Description:

The Cloud is an interactive light sculpture inspired by the distant viewing of a thundercloud.

Year: 2015

The Cloud Sculpture
Posts for Peace and Justice Project

Name: Posts for Peace and Justice Project

Artist Bio:

Lisa Parsons is an art-loving, songwriting, humanitarian and communitarian. Professionally a Family Nurse Practitioner, with a Masters and Specialist degree in Nursing, she focuses on whole person health and how our thoughts, perceptions and environment can move us toward or away from total wellbeing. She is committed to supporting that which supports individuals, families and communities reach their full potential. That’s why she is committed to helping the Beltline continue to blossom with creative expression that heals, resets, opens up, elevates, brings pleasure and joy, connects, unifies, and engages. A cherished goal is to melt “otherness” while celebrating the uniqueness of individual expression through the arts. She has been a social justice advocate and activist for over 40 years and is committed to preparing fertile soil to help people grow through learning opportunities utilizing the arts. She conceptualized the Posts for Peace and Justice Project after seeing Kira’s beautiful garden posts and recognizing the potential for engagement of persons that had never really recognized many of the social justice issues in our own communities and around the world. Since January she has involved the Carter Center, King Center, One Billion Rising, the YWCA, and The National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

 

Kira’s photographs have been on NBC with President Clinton, HBO with Comic Relief, and on Mr. Rodgers and PBS for 10 years. Her images and stories of her projects have been in the Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union/Tribune, TV Guide and other publications, plus 4 books and 3 nationally traveled exhibitions . She specializes on social justice issues, and works collaboratively with writers, nonprofits and community leaders to improve health, educate the pubic and policy makers, and promote human services and environmental conservation. Recently she was with President Carter and the Human Rights Defenders Forum at the Carter Center. This was broadcasted internationally, with discussion of artists role in promoting human rights pertaining to women and girls. In 2014, her work was in two museums and a state conference on Climate Change Adaptation and Resilience.

Website: http://postsforpeaceandjustice.org/

Title: Posts for Peace & Justice

Description:

An engaging collection of 12 collaboratively made, inspirational and thought provoking, 8′ x 5″x 5″ beautifully painted posts representing social justice issues and Atlanta based social Justice institutions.

Year: 2015

Posts for Peace & Justice Sculpture
Quincy Owens and Luke Crawley

Name: Quincy Owens and Luke Crawley

Artist Bio:

Website: http://quincyowensart.com/

Title: Prime: Atlanta Fire

Description:

Two vertical tower sculptures internally lit with color-changing LEDs that shine through translucent acrylic panels to produce dramatic visual effects at night.

Year: 2015

Prime: Atlanta Fire Sculpture
Ray Katz

Name: Ray Katz

Artist Bio:

Ray Katz was born and raised in Detroit Michigan. He has a B.S. from Eastern Michigan University and an M.F.A. from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. Ray’s passion for sculpture started during his seminal development as an artist. Ray is best known for his large scale metal sculpture but works successfully in a wide range of media and scale. Ray’s sculpture is abstract. The manipulation of form in space to create visual balance, using rhythm, action and movement, combine to create compositions that convey the implied energy found in his work. Ray’s sculptures allude to an evolutionary process that we all commonly share in the human experience. The active forms that are brought together represent the flux of life, and embrace transformative concepts such as evolution, metamorphosis and transcendence. These ideas and concepts are what separate his work from the historical and industrial influences from which he draws his connections. Ray has exhibited sculpture publicly and privately throughout the Mid-West, Mid-South and overseas in Paris, France and Tokyo, Japan.

Website: http://www.raykatzsculptor.com/

Title:

Description:

Recent colored sculpture integrates and emphasizes the structural organization of the elements and celebrates life.

Year: 2015

Sculpture
Ryan Mathern

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: Whale Aloft

Description:

This whale, normally the color of the cold seas, will be aglow with the colors of a tropical bird or fish. Its translucent skin is lit from within using ribbons of color-shifting LED lights and moving spot lights. It will be powered by solar fed batteries and winch itself into place under a bridge.

Year: 2015

Whale Aloft Sculpture
Saira Raza with 10th Letter, Sanam Studio Dancers, and Becky Katz

Name: Saira Raza with 10th Letter, Sanam Studio Dancers, and Becky Katz

Artist Bio:

Saira Raza is a multi-instrumental musician in Atlanta GA. Her compositions infuse various influences from vintage Bollywood movies, spiritual jazz, and folk music. For her live sets, she uses a combination of electronic tools and the cello to perform her original music and improvisational compositions. Whether visual or musical, Saira’s art explores her experience growing up in between two cultures and two religions and the ability to find one’s own voice in the midst of conflicting and confusing messages. Saira has been performing in Atlanta as a backup musician and solo artist since 2013. Her EP First Flight was selected as one of Atlanta’s top 10 albums of 2014 by Creative Loafing.

Website: http://sistersai.com/

Title: Dandelion's Voyage

Description:

Saira Raza along with 10th Letter, Sanam Studio Dancers, and Becky Katz, will present an experimental cinematic and musical experience, inspired by Bollywood, folk music, and science fiction.

September  19 @  8:15 p.m

Year: 2015

Dandelion's Voyage Performing Arts
Sal and Senya

Name: Sal and Senya

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Title: SINUSOIDAL

Description:

SINUSOIDAL memorializes the railroad once running on the BeltLine. It is a visual snippet of rhythmic bang heard by the wheels gliding across two uneven two rails. By extracting a millisecond clipping, the beat has been extruded and visualized as a three dimensional sculpture. Playing on the traditional use of rail-road materials, the artwork inverts the relationship between ties and rails. The wooden rails act as structured guides while the ties are made of brass ball chain suspended in catenary.

Year: 2015

SINUSOIDAL Visual art
Sam Lasseter

Name: Sam Lasseter

Artist Bio:

Sam Lasseter was born and raised in Sonoma County, California and is currently residing in Atlanta, Georgia.  He is completing his fourth year at the Savannah College of Art and Design, pursuing a BFA in sculpture.  Lasseter’s passion is in puppetry; the audience it reaches and the dialogue it creates are what attract him to it.  His sculptural work uses that as inspiration, the goal of each of his works is to make the viewer smile and to spread joy.  Lasseter has trained as a puppet builder; interning at Puppet Heap in New Jersey and the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, where he continues to volunteer as a museum docent.  At SCAD he has taken classes to expand his knowledge of puppet construction and production–classes like intro to fibers, fashion draping, scrip writing and performing arts.

Website: http://www.samlasseter.com/

Title: The Joggers

Description:

A performance piece consisting of four life size puppets dressed as runners.

Year: 2015

The Joggers Visual and Performing Arts
Sanithna Phansavanh

Name: Sanithna Phansavanh

Artist Bio:

His work deconstructs who we are and what we do as living beings. Examining the human condition, particularly the dynamic between creation, existence, and permanence, is at the core of his focus. Sanithna tries to find reflections of us in various explorations, from simple portraits to fuller, personal narratives.

Website: http://sircle.net/

Title: SYMBIOSIS

Description:

Three figures, painted at various locations along the Atlanta BeltLine, will visually represent the required
and harmonious coexistence between human beings and nature.

Year: 2015

SYMBIOSIS Sculpture
Sarah Freeman

Name: Sarah Freeman

Artist Bio:

Sarah Freeman will graduate from Emory University in May with a degree in Dance and Movement Studies and English. She has been selected as an artist in residence at Atlanta’s The Lucky Penny’s initiative space The Work Room. This opportunity endows Freeman not only with the resource of a stable time and space for creation, but also with a community of experienced and generous Atlanta artists to learn from. Freeman will also be working full time on the Development Team at nonprofit organization Moving in the Spirit to sustain and develop the Atlanta arts community. Her choreographic work has been presented at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, the Staibdance Summer Intensive in Sorrento, Italy, the Covington Regional Ballet, and the American College Dance Festival. Her performance experience includes Dance Truck, the

MAD Dance Festival in May, and Emily Cargill and Dancers. Freeman is a recipient of the Sudler Award, the highest honor in the arts at Emory. Her senior honors thesis concert All Being Displaced: Movement Translations of Flannery O’Connor received highest honors. Her production and administrative experience includes internships at The Lucky Penny, WonderRoot arts organization, and Bates Dance Festival, and she is currently a freelance arts writer for Creative Loafing ATL.

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Title: of the Flies

Description:

In a juxtaposition of instinctive movement improvisation and applied choreographic structure, “of the Flies” harnesses an unrestrained physical vocabulary to evoke a natural sincerity and savagery, as depicted in the seminal text Lord of the Flies and implicit in the BeltLine project.

October 10 @ 3:30 p.m

Year: 2015

of the Flies Performing Arts
Sean Mueller

Name: Sean Mueller

Artist Bio:

Website: http://www.seanmichaelmueller.com/

Title: The Bicycle Tower

Description:

The Bicycle Tower, is a 10′ tall sculpture of intertwined bicycle frames, that represents a growing, environmentally conscious and well connected community.

Year: 2015

The Bicycle Tower Sculpture
SKIE

Name: SKIE

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Title: Dinosaur

Description:

A life-long artist that specializes in graffiti/typography, fine-arts and comic book illustration. SKIE has been painting murals for over 15 years around the United States and have drawn/painted for over 20 years.

Year: 2015

Dinosaur Mural
Staibdance

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: Zoroaster and Tumbleweed

Description:

Zoroaster and Tumbleweed is an original piece developed exclusively for the Atlanta Beltline, with its roots in Staib’s most recent evening-length work, “attic.” This work is an examination of the Persian New Year Celebration of Nowruz –  the piece belongs outside, in nature, as it is devoted to the sun and the equinox.

September  19 @  6:00 p.m

September  20 @  7:00 p.m

Year: 2015

Zoroaster and Tumbleweed Performing Arts
Stefann Plishka, Ainsley McMaster, Jerrard Hall

Name: Stefann Plishka, Ainsley McMaster, Jerrard Hall

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Title: Organic Origins: Infrastructural Inversions

Description:

A colorful, geometric massing that draws delighted attention to an oft overlooked gap and recognizes the BeltLine’s infrastructural character.

Year: 2015

Organic Origins: Infrastructural Inversions Sculpture
The Atlanta Music Project

Name: The Atlanta Music Project

Artist Bio:

Founded in 2010, the Atlanta Music Project (AMP) provides intense music education for underserved youth right in their neighborhood. AMP’s mission is to inspire social change by providing Atlanta’s underserved youth the opportunity to learn and perform music in youth orchestras and choirs. AMP has three main programs: AMP String Orchestra; AMP Wind Ensemble; and AMPlify, the choral program of the Atlanta Music Project. The proposed performance would feature the AMPlify program. The young artists of AMPlify have performed at some of Atlanta’s most prestigious venues, including the Woodruff Arts Center, Spivey Hall and the Rialto Center for the Arts. AMPlify participants are students at Ivy Preparatory Academy Kirkwood, and are in grades 1-9. The choir performs a varied repertoire of traditional children’s choral music, jazz, folk songs and world music. The concert will be conducted by AMPlify Director, Aisha Bowden.

Website: http://www.atlantamusicproject.org/

Title: Concert by AMPlify Choir

Description:

October 11 @ 4:30 p.m

Year: 2015

Concert by AMPlify Choir Performing Arts
The Experience Collective

Name: The Experience Collective

Artist Bio:

Website: http://www.experiencecollective.com/

Title: Circulate

Description:

A series of sculptural panels created from 25,000 balloons suspended like dimensional paint strokes. Balloons are layered upon each other creating a supple, unexpected texture. Composed of deep purples, electric blues and golden yellows, each panel displays a unique interplay of cascading colors. Colors vibrating throughout the panels mimic the circulation along the Beltline, as the sheer mass of vibrant texture becomes an impressive illusion that sparks curiosity and discovery.

Year: 2015

Circulate Sculpture
The Ghosts Project

Name: The Ghosts Project

Artist Bio:

The Ghosts Project is comprised of a violinist, Paul Mercer, and percussionist, Davis Petterson. The duo has been performing in Atlanta and across the U.S. together since 2006. One project we have particularly enjoyed working on is creating score for films, both silent films from the first half of the 20th Century and independent films from more recent years.

Davis Petterson has been a percussionist for twenty years and has performed with bands such as The Changlings, The Hellblinki Sextet, Strezo, Jill Tracy’s Malcontent Orchestra, DP3, The Nathaniel Johnstone Band and Soriah. He also performs regularly for local theatre productions. Current projects include The Ghosts Project and Juliana Finch & the Gentlemanly Scholars.

Paul Mercer began studying violin at age 8 and has performed professionally for over twenty years. His current and past projects include The Ghosts Project, The Changlings, Jill Tracy’s Malcontent Orchestra, Faith and the Muse, DP3, Brass Knuckle Surfer and The Sweet Meat Love and Holy Cult.

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Title: Menilmontant by Dimitri Kirsanoff

Description:

Two evenings of live musical performance by The Ghosts Project followed by a silent film screening with live accompaniment.

September  19 @  9:00 p.m

October 10 @ 9:00 p.m

Year: 2015

Menilmontant by Dimitri Kirsanoff Performing Arts
Tiny Doors ATL

Name: Tiny Doors ATL

Artist Bio:

The mission of Tiny Doors ATL is to bring big wonder to tiny spaces. Tiny Doors ATL offers the BeltLine an opportunity to explore the big impact of small scale public art. Over the last year, Tiny Doors ATL has installed 6 small doors around the city. The scale of our six inch doors have inspired Atlantans to explore their city, hunting for each door and posting pictures of their finds to social media. Our most popular doors are on or around the BeltLine, suggesting a natural partnership between our two organizations. We’d like to bring urban explorers to your paths!

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Title: Tiny Doors

Description:

Tiny Doors ATL proposes the addition of five immobile yet impermanent small doors to various sites along the BeltLine, reflecting their neighborhoods and surroundings while encouraging exploration and wonder.

Year: 2015

Tiny Doors Sculpture
Tray Dahl and The Jugtime Ragband

Name: Tray Dahl and The Jugtime Ragband

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Title: The Jugtime Ragband

Description:

The Jugtime Ragband proposes to provide a musical performance akin to a prohibition era barrel house experience of 1920’s New Orleans style music with a slightly modern twist.

October 11 @ 7:00 p.m

Year: 2015

The Jugtime Ragband Band
W (,) + S. Bedford

Name: W (,) + S. Bedford

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Title: Ghost/Train II: In Memoriam Donald Wade Tilton

Description:

This piece is a mobile display of a life lived through a model train display. The model train is inside a wooden box (i.e. coffin) which is wheeled up the BeltLine to it’s proper location by two ghostly railroad workers. Once in place, the workers will set everything up to working order. One of the workers will blow a railroad whistle to signal the readiness of the piece. The audience will come up to the box and look into peepholes (which are located all around the box). Each peephole will display a moment in Donald Wade Tilton’s life as recounted by his son’s memory and mythology of his father. A plaque detailing what is being seen through the peephole will be seen in proximity to the peephole. There will also be knobs to push in or pull out to make something happen in the scene that the audience is viewing.

September  13 @  6:00 p.m

September 19 @ 6:00 p.m

October 10 @ 6:00 p.m

Year: 2015

Ghost/Train II: In Memoriam Donald Wade Tilton Performing Arts
Will Cioffi, Jessica Greenstein, Whitney Ashley

Name: Will Cioffi, Jessica Greenstein, Whitney Ashley

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Title: Origami Tessellation

Description:

Origami Tessellation is an installation that brings the forms of origami to a larger scale in which people are able to experience the canopy structure.

Year: 2015

Origami Tessellation Sculpture
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: The Art of Reconciliation

Description:

An installation incorporated with old and dilapidated found-objects compiled to form a new whole; the difference compared to my previous BeltLine art installations will be an increase in scale, color, and a large emphasis on community engagement collaboration.

Year: 2015

The Art of Reconciliation Sculpture
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: Ether

Description:

Through movement, Æther questions what lies in between and within spaces, exploring the unknown as well as supposed elements of our environment’s composition.

October 10 @ 3:00 p.m

October 11 @ 3:00 p.m

Year: 2015

Ether Performing Arts

2014

  Artist Title Discipline Location
#weloveatl in collaboration with Joe Dreher

Name: #weloveatl in collaboration with Joe Dreher

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
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
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
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.

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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 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
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
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.

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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
Black Diamond

Name: Black Diamond

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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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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
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
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
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
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
David Holcomb

Name: David Holcomb

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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
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.
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
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
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
Edeliegba

Name: Edeliegba

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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
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
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
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: 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
Fly on a Wall

Name: Fly on a Wall

Artist Bio:

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
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
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
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
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
Indie Craft Experience

Name: Indie Craft Experience

Artist Bio:

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
Jacob Tompkins and Ben Hollerbach

Name: Jacob Tompkins and Ben Hollerbach

Artist Bio:

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
James Pete Peterson and The Blues in the House Band

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Matt Haffner

Name: Matt Haffner

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Title: From the Shadows

Description:

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
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
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
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
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
Music in the Park ATL

Name: Music in the Park ATL

Artist Bio:

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics

Name: Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics

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Description:

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
Ryan Mathern

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
Staibdance

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
Teri Lyric Green

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
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
The Experience Collective

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
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
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
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
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
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.

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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
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
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
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
Ana Maria Páramo

Name: Ana Maria Páramo

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.

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
Anonymous

Name: Anonymous

Artist Bio:

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
Beacon Dance, Martha Whittington and Phyllis Free

Name: Beacon Dance, Martha Whittington and Phyllis Free

Artist Bio:

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
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
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
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.

Website:

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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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:

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September 21: Free Poems on Demand

September 22: Improvisation

October 13: Electronica

 

 

Year: 2013

Eyedrum on the Atlanta BeltLine Performance Art Various locations
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.

 

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September 29

October 13

Year: 2013

End of the Line Dance Historic Fourth Ward Park and Reynoldstown Stage
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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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
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
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.

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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
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
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: 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
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.

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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
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
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
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.

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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