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This untitled mural by street artist HENSE was painted on the wall under Virginia Avenue in 2014.

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Artists

The Continuing Collection

A core component of the Atlanta BeltLine is public art that serves to engage communities throughout the city. Two approaches make up Art on the Atlanta BeltLine: the annual temporary exhibition and the year-round public art collection. Now and in the future, public art will range from commissioned murals and sculptures to performance art to features incorporated into our parks and design.

Below is our current collection of art located on the trails and in the parks year-over-year. Download the 2017 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine artists brochure for all the latest locations!

You can also locate the year-round pieces on our interactive map – just check the box next to “Continuing Collection.”

  Artist Title Discipline Location
olive47

Name: olive47

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Title: Purple Rain

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Purple Rain Mural Northeast interim hiking trail underneath Piedmont Avenue
Neil Carver

Name: Neil Carver

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Title: Vice Form

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Vice Form Sculpture Westside Trail at White Street
Tim Frank

Name: Tim Frank

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Title: Untitled

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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
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

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Year: 2016

Swirling Colors Sculpture Eastside Trail at Drewry
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

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
Sanithna Phansavanh, Brandon Sadler, Peter Ferrari

Name: Sanithna Phansavanh, Brandon Sadler, Peter Ferrari

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Title: "Union"

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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
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
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

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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: The Beauty of Atlanta

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Year: 2016

The Beauty of Atlanta Mural Beneath North Avenue
Tiny Doors ATL

Name: Tiny Doors ATL

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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
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

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Year: 2016

Untitled Mural Northeast hiking trail under Park Drive
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.

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Title: 33 Oaks

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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
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
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

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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
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
Benjamin Janik

Name: Benjamin Janik

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Title: The Moon

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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
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
Charlie Smith

Name: Charlie Smith

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Title: A 24/7 Timestar Lives

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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
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
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
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
Matt Haffner

Name: Matt Haffner

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Title: From the Shadows

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

Year: 2014

From the Shadows Sculpture Southeast interim hiking trail, at Mauldin Avenue/Fulton Terrace
Leslie Tharp

Name: Leslie Tharp

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Title: Leslie Tharp

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Year: 2012

Leslie Tharp Sculpture Eastside Trail near Angier Springs access
Corinthian Column, Railroad Artifact sculpture, Phil Proctor, Atlanta BeltLine Phil Proctor

Name: Phil Proctor

Artist Bio:

For many years Phil Proctor has been executing sculpture that embodies the concepts of energy and physical space.  He often creates sculptures using found objects and recycled materials and believes the characteristics of those objects have a strong voice in the composition and expression of the piece. Proctor holds a BFA from the University of Southern Mississippi and an MFA from East Carolina University and has been a working artist in his Atlanta studio for the past ten years.  Proctor has permanent sculpture installations throughout the southeast as well as in other countries across Western Europe.

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

Title: Iron Column

Description:

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

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Iron Column Sculpture Eastside Trail, north of H4W Skatepark
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
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
Santiago Menendez-Gil

Name: Santiago Menendez-Gil

Artist Bio:

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

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Title: You Won't Step On Me!

Description:

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

Year: 2013

You Won't Step On Me! Mural On the corridor in southwest Atlanta, next to Gordon White Park, just south of the Ralph David Abernathy bridge
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
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.
Robert Witherspoon's sculpture in D.H. Stanton Park Robert Witherspoon

Name: Robert Witherspoon

Artist Bio:

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

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

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

Website: http://robertwitherspoon.com/

Title: The Promise of Peoplestown

Description:

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

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

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

Name: Maria Artemis

Artist Bio:

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

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

Artemis maintains both an active studio and public art practice.

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

Title: Clear Creek Reservoir and Storm Water Relief Project

Description:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Name: Maria Artemis

Artist Bio:

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

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

Artemis maintains both an active studio and public art practice.

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

Title: Perkerson Park Splashpad

Description:

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

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

Name: Malaika Favorite

Artist Bio:

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

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

Title: West End Remembers

Description:

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

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

Name: Sarah Emerson

Artist Bio:

Website:

Title: Untitled

Description:

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

Year: 2012

Untitled Mural In Reynoldstown on the Fulton Terrace bridge under the corridor
Hadley Breckenridge - Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2012 Hadley Breckenridge

Name: Hadley Breckenridge

Artist Bio:

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

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

Title: The Highball Artist

Description:

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

Year: 2012

The Highball Artist Mural In southwest Atlanta under the Lucile Avenue bridge
Santiago Menendez

Name: Santiago Menendez

Artist Bio:

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

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Title: Meet Me At The Crayons

Description:

A series of 32 steel posts that have been painted to resemble a row of giant crayons for a simple and playful display at an entrance along the Atlanta BeltLine. First displayed on the trail near Washington Park at Lena Street, the sculptures were removed for construction of the Westside Trail in 2012. With the opening of the Westside Trail in 2017, the sculptures were re-installed near the White Street access point to the trail.

Year: 2012

Meet Me At The Crayons Mural On the corridor south of Lena Street and Washington Park in southwest Atlanta
Jac Coffey - Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2012 Jac Coffey

Name: Jac Coffey

Artist Bio:

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

 

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Title: Railroad Workers

Description:

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

Year: 2012

Railroad Workers Sculpture Eastside Trail just north of Greenwood Avenue alongside the granite wall
img_0596-flickr-300x300 David Landis

Name: David Landis

Artist Bio:

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

Website: http://landissculpture.com

Title: Northern White

Description:

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

Year: 2012

Northern White Sculpture Where the spur trails to Elizabeth Street and Freedom Park meet the Eastside Trail
img_0657-flickr-300x300 Alex Rodriguez, DMD

Name: Alex Rodriguez, DMD

Artist Bio:

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

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Title: Whirling Wheels

Description:

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

Year: 2012

Whirling Wheels Sculpture At Greenwood Avenue where it deadends into the Eastside Trail
Kyle Brooks - Faces and Friends - Art on the Atlanta BeltLine 2012 Kyle Brooks

Name: Kyle Brooks

Artist Bio:

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

Website: http://www.blackcattips.com

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

Description:

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

Year: 2012

Faces, a.k.a. Eyes and Friends or &@^%@$#&^ Mural On the Eastside Trail underneath N. Highland Avenue
never-satisfied_300x300 Mr. Never Satisfied

Name: Mr. Never Satisfied

Artist Bio:

Mr. Never Satisfied is an artist who taught himself how to paint on walls along the once neglected train tracks of the Atlanta BeltLine.

Website: http://N/A

Title: Could Be Better

Description:

A mural inspired by the hard work of skaters across Atlanta’s history, referencing the locations, tricks, and feelings of the skate community in Atlanta.

Year: 2011

Could Be Better Mural Historic Fourth Ward Skate Park
art2011_126_300x300 Loss Prevention Collective

Name: Loss Prevention Collective

Artist Bio:

Loss Prevention Collective is a multi- disciplinary collective of artists specializing in hand-painted murals and design. Originally conceived in Los Angeles in 2006, their work has been featured in film, television, and print campaigns.

Website: http://thelossprevention.net/

Title: Steel Fabric

Description:

Steel Fabric is a portrait on the façade of the Stein Steel Factory and an homage to the fabricators of the Reynoldstown institution that runs parallel to the Atlanta BeltLine corridor.

Year: 2011

Steel Fabric Mural Just north of Kirkwood Avenue on the wall of Stein Steel
art93011_1_300x300 Lonnie Holley

Name: Lonnie Holley

Artist Bio:

Holley began his artistic life in 1979 by carving tombstones for his sister’s two children who died in a house fire. He made other carvings and assembled them in his yard along with various found objects. The artist has exhibited in Birmingham Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, American Folk Art Museum, the High Museum of Art, and Ikon Gallery in Birmingham, England.

Website: http://N/A

Title: Hands Along the Rail

Description:

Hands Along the Rail pays tribute to all of the workers who worked tirelessly and without recognition to build American railways.

Year: 2011

Hands Along the Rail Sculpture Just north of Memorial Drive next to the Lofts at Reynoldstown Crossing
art2011_149_300x300 Living Walls: OverUnder, Labrona, and Gawd

Name: Living Walls: OverUnder, Labrona, and Gawd

Artist Bio:

OverUnder works primarily on the street applying his work with wheatpaste and paint.
Canadian artist Labrona is best known for his extraordinary paintings on freight trains that roll all over the US and Canada.  Gawd is a self-taught artist from Montreal. His paintings can usually be seen on walls, galleries, and freight trains all over North America, England, and France.

Website: http://N/A

Title: Untitled

Description:

This mural champions the pedestrian over automotive transit. The colors speak to the multicultural and varied communities that make up Atlanta. Stylistically, the piece works in each artist’s vocabulary, with an emphasis on a flattened picture plane, resulting in a crammed, detailed composition even with simple forms: a surreal piece that depicts monumental figures traversing a landscape of vehicles as a metaphor for Atlanta.

Year: 2011

Untitled Mural South of Kirkwood Avenue on South Park Lofts
Atlanta BeltLineArt on The BeltLine 2011photos by Christopher T Martinwww.christophertmartin.com Kyle Brooks

Name: Kyle Brooks

Artist Bio:

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

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

Title: BeltLine Bears

Description:

The BeltLine Bears are built from loops just as the Atlanta BeltLine is a loop that ties Atlanta together. The bears are colorful and similar, yet unique.

Year: 2011

BeltLine Bears Mural Next to Langhorn Street on the retaining wall facing the old railroad corridor
art2011_131_300x300 Dax “Dr. Dax” Rudnak

Name: Dax “Dr. Dax” Rudnak

Artist Bio:

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

Website: http://N/A

Title: All Dogs Go to Heaven

Description:

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

Year: 2011

All Dogs Go to Heaven Mural Just north of Kirkwood Avenue
"Cycles" by David Landis David Landis

Name: David Landis

Artist Bio:

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

Website: http://landissculpture.com/

Title: Cycles

Description:

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

Year:

Cycles Sculpture Rose Circle Park
2017 Exhibition

We are excited to announce the performance line up for the eighth annual Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition, beginning with the Lantern Parade on September 9 and continuing through November.


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Questions?

For more information about Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, please contact:

Miranda Duncan
Art on the Atlanta BeltLine
Arts and Culture Administrator

Phone: 404-477-3636
Email: mduncan@atlbeltline.org

For media inquiries, please contact:

Jenny Odom
Communications & Media Relations Manager
Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.

Phone: 404-477-3659
Email: jodom@atlbeltline.org

2017 Sponsors

Art on the Atlanta Beltline Sponsors


Presenting

Ponce City Market
10th & Monroe
Northside Hospital

Platinum

Cox
MailChimp

Gold

AJC Intown
Park Tavern
Sunbelt
Turner

Bronze

Kroger

Patron

Flashpoint Artists Initiative
Inman Park Neighborhood Association
Support From

Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Supported by

Government Sponsors

City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs
Fulton County Arts & Culture
National Endowment for the Arts

Major support for this project is provided by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. Major funding for this organization is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. 

This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.