Sunday, May 16, 2010

BeltLine art project needs hands this week

Posted By on Sun, May 16, 2010 at 9:51 PM

After the first round of artists was selected by the Art on the BeltLine committee last month, I heard a lot of people complaining - the murmured lamentations of people who either had not been had their project selected, or who simply didn't get around to proposing one. Everyone wants to be part of the BeltLine art game! Well, now you slackers who didn't put together a project of your own can still come play.

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Local artists Megan Dunkelberg and Karen Cleveland are collaborating with Refugee Family Services to construct a mosaic mural on North Avenue near Inman Park. The 90 ft mural was originally selected to be one of 30 performance and visual art projects for temporary exhibition between May and October, but was later commissioned to be a permanent fixture on the BeltLine. The mosaic will feature images of flowers native to Georgia and refugee home countries, rendered by the brilliant youth artists of Refugee Family Services.

To make the massive mural come together, the group has a series of volunteer days planned over the next week, where you can come and assist with everything from making tiles with refugee children to preparing and painting the wall. And if you feel like throwing some cash at the situation, they probably wouldn't say no to that either. The cherry on top is a celebratory party at the site on May 23, featuring an appropriately international dj set from Chris Devoe.

Volunteer Days/ Events:

Monday, May 17 thru Thursday, May 20

3:00 - 5:30 @ Refugee Family Servies

Saturday, May 22

10:00 am- 2:00 pm and/ or 2:00pm - 6:00 pm @ BeltLine Site off of North Avenue

Sunday, May 23

10:00 am- 2:00 pm and/or 2:00pm - 6:00 pm @ BeltLine Site

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