Mid century sculpture at Marietta and Broad Street - Downtown Atlanta

Mid century sculpture at Marietta and Broad Street - Downtown Atlanta

Old Fourth Ward on the Beltline

Old Fourth Ward on the Beltline

Zen Dixie (Taken with Instagram)

Zen Dixie (Taken with Instagram)

The Papercuts show at Georgia State University’s Welch School Galleries is a must for those who love the art of paper manipulation.   This piece definitely stole the show.  It’s entitled Invisible City, and it was completed by Beatrice Coron in 2008.  It’s a huge piece that you come back to again and again - my crappy pics don’t do it justice. I heartily recommend stopping by if you’re downtown before February 3rd.

I wonder how many people notice this mural on the Decatur Street side of Ten Park Place?
Atlanta, GA  

I wonder how many people notice this mural on the Decatur Street side of Ten Park Place?

Atlanta, GA  

 

Society remains intolerant of challenging art. When you can’t install an abstract mural without a dust-up, as happened recently in Inman Park, it’s difficult to envision a really progressive, cutting-edge arts scene that questions cultural values on the necessary global scale.

 

Instead of challenging the system, we are decorating our failures. “Elevate,” at Underground Atlanta, seemed especially designed for the wrong intent. In this depressed economy, the Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs identified some money to promote the most seriously depressed real estate in the city, at the heart of downtown. Is the role artists are playing here window dressing for powerful real estate interests? Is this the role for the Office of Cultural Affairs? What truly transformative and urgent works have been part of “Art on the Beltline”? 

This article really hits the nail on the head - read it!

The art museum was to have been located next to the Piedmont Driving Club.
The Atlanta Constitution 3 Dec 1916 p.E4

The art museum was to have been located next to the Piedmont Driving Club.

The Atlanta Constitution 3 Dec 1916 p.E4

The crazy cool Jesus mural at the northeast corner of 10th and Peachtree Street. 1970, Midtown Atlanta
(via Atlanta History Center Album. Midtown)

The crazy cool Jesus mural at the northeast corner of 10th and Peachtree Street. 1970, Midtown Atlanta

(via Atlanta History Center Album. Midtown)

Walk along Atlanta’s Piedmont Avenue between 12th and 13th streets and look over towards Piedmont Park – you’ll see what might be a campsite for extra-terrestrials – on the top of a hill sit several large geometrical objects: an orange triangle, a blue and white tower, and several brightly colored cubes. But if you more closely, you won’t see any Martians, just kids and their parents…