bye bye MINT Classic!
Went here for the first time today. Best service ever, and inexpensive good eats! Definitely one of the best!
my next stop!
Joe is this shizzzz!
I think some also fail to recognize that a lot of artists that are involved in these younger organizations such as MINT for example, while not directly going into the public schools to work with children, are constantly donating their time and artwork to auctions that benefit either a creative organization such as WonderRoot that has programs for young students, or coming together to raise money for some other community endeavor. With these younger organizations, while not as well established or funded like the Woodruff Arts Center, I have also noticed a stronger band of camaraderie and "collective," projects that I feel is unseen elsewhere and very prevalent in this what some would call "emerging art scene."
I personally teach art at Horizons Atlanta (http://www.horizonskidsatlanta.org) during the summer which is comprised of students from very low income families in the Fulton County (public) School District. This summer we did a postcard/art pal exchange with many local Atlanta artists participating and it was a huge success. It also wouldn't not have been a success had I not made so many contacts through events like Gather Atlanta. I also did a lesson with my middle school students about "Living Walls," and "tried," to get their collaborative exquisite corpse drawings to be used for the conference. So I disagree that just because we are mainly in our twenties, we are not dedicated to providing children any opportunity to not only create art but also get them involved in what is going on in the art world.
As for any of the panel directly working with children, or schools, I don't know if they do or not? It is also totally up to their and any other artists' discretion. However, if you have the means and are are able to bring it like Dashboard Co-Op just did with their "Never Mind the Lines," fundraiser, they are missing out because it is such a fulfilling experience.
I think the beauty of street art is the interaction with nature and the process of its inevitable decay which is a form of wonder all on its own. We should be celebrating the length of time that BORN's piece was left untouched--to how it evolved into the mosaic, and the meanings of both. The documentation of that in itself is an interesting art form.
I do agree that a historical study of the Krog tunnel would be great!
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