Thursday, May 20, 2010

Walking the Beltline part 3: Beltline art sneak peak

Posted By on Thu, May 20, 2010 at 9:32 PM

click to enlarge IT'S COMING! Art sign along the Beltline
  • IT'S COMING! Art sign along the Beltline

A lot has happened since our last trip down the Beltline. Most significantly, the first pieces for the temporary installation Art on the BeltLine: Atlanta’s New Public Place were chosen. This week we walked north from Adair Park in the southwest to Washington Park, about 3.7 miles. (Peep the route here). This segment was considerably more overgrown in parts (You're welcome allergies!), and even required a detour around a section of the path near I-20 because of swamp-like conditions.

But traipsing through all the pollen, mud, brambles and poison ivy wasn't for naught: We caught a sneak peak of some of the new art along the loop.

The first piece we saw was Malaika Favorite's mural "West End Remembers" under the Laughton Street Bridge on White Street in the West End.  Favorite completed the mural's top two-thirds herself, and then left the bottom third as a kind of paint-by-numbers for members of the community and students at Brown Middle School to fill in.

Malaika Favorite's 'West End Remembers'
  • Malaika Favorite's 'West End Remembers'

Detail 'West End Remembers'
  • Detail 'West End Remembers'

Next we spotted local artist Katie Hall at work on her piece "Untitled," explained as a "site-specific mosaic tile installation that reflects the environmental and aesthetic parameters of the site" on the Beltline's website.

Katie Hall at work on 'Untitled' in the Beltline's western sector
  • Katie Hall at work on 'Untitled' in the Beltline's western sector

And then the beginnings of a piece by Staci Stone:

Beltline3-5

Finally, we came to Arturo Lindsay's "Sanctuary on the BeltLine," in which a bamboo frame surrounds a boulder to "to encourage the viewer to reflect in the space and in the surrounding BeltLine."

CLers taking a break at Lindsay's contemplative Beltline installation
  • CLers taking a break at Lindsay's contemplative Beltline installation

The official public opening for Art on the BeltLine: Atlanta’s New Public Place will take place Sat., June 5 at Gordon White Park.

(Photos by Debbie Michaud)

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