Hate when organizations like this dont release apps for Android. Not everyone uses an iPhone and thus, were excluded
does anyone know if kids do well at this event?
Hey WWW... I think they were referencing the original Cheshire Bridge Road -- Peters Street.
will the dancers in the back of the moving truck be back? that was interesting.
and the thing a few years ago where the dancers moved the the streets with light balls was cool to watch.
wasn't a big fan of the "let's project large images of some people's faces onto the wall while they react to things being screamed at them".
and yeah - if there is a red light district in atlanta, it would have to be either cheshire bridge or stewart avenue, not castleberry hill.
I'm guessing that "formerly the red-light district" is a reference to Snake Nation, an area of saloons and brothels located where Castleberry Hill currently stands. Pecanne Log has a good post about that history:
Flux is awesome and I highly recommend it. I went last year and it was a lot of fun but holy cow was it crowded. Maybe they'll do a better job with crowd flow this year.
I have heard Castleberry Hill called many things, but never the red-light district. Are you sure about that?
Wait is there an iron pour this Saturday? The picture above could be misleading.
Saw this play Sunday. It's a freaking good show with amazing actors and an amazing storyline. I highly recommend to all theater lovers to go out and see it before its production run ends here in Atlanta.
Saw this exhibit over the weekend. Very intriguing work.
If they could bring in Levar Burton...this thing would be at the next level of book events.
I wonder why PBR didn't accept his submission...
Not a fan of his type of artwork/craftsmanship in the size of a mural but t-shirts and paintings work. He probably made a killing selling those paintings in BK...to those hipsters and brand nubians. Nothing like being a "different" black artist to market yourself...
The National Black Arts Festival employees are crooks!!! They try to control and manipulate artists, especially young artists who show with them. THEY ABUSE THEIR POWER!!! If you sale artwork with them, and they owe you money, they will STEAL it from you!! On top of THAT they will make a lame excuse NOT TO PAY YOU!!! They will also low ball your sale price WITHOUT YOUR PERMISSION to help their buddies get practically FREE art!! ARTISTS SHOULD NEVER SHOW WITH THEM unless they don't mind having money stolen from them. They will smile in your face and give you the kiss of Judus. DON'T TRUST THEM!!! On top of it all it is a complete waste of time for artists with high quality artwork to show with them. They DO NOT have a clientele of buyers who can afford work over $1,000. The people who work there are GREEDY and BROKE. They are looking to get money anyway they can, even if that means to SCAM it from you right out of your pockets. THEY ARE NOT TRUSTWORTHY. Approach with caution!
Sam Flax does donate some materials, and they receive a small thank you in LW press materials for it— along side a couple dozen other local businesses.
To my knowledge, LW has received zero dollars of tax money in the form of grants or any other payment.
I don't know about flax's relationship with the OCA, cant find any mention of it on the internets, but I can tell you that projects like livingwalls and dodekapus can't happen without the ardent support of people like Lionel.
i'm sorry that living walls didn't accept your mural proposal, photon.
get better and try again next year.
@zedsmith- Maybe you should get sponsored by your local charter junior high school as you have poor reading comprehension skills. Hey moron, sponsoring also means donating materials, which is done in exchange for marketing and advertising purposes and to increase revenue of the sponsor. That you are A-OK with one of the directors of a so-called non-profit who works directly with an Atlanta government agency (this time in the guise of "cultural affairs") and who receive tax funded grants also benefiting his personal business thanks to this endeavor shows your lack of understanding of ethics. I am personally not comfortable with this and makes me doubt the sincerity of a program like Living Walls. Don't get me wrong, artists, art workers, and business owners have every right to profit handsomely, but using your position on the board of directors at an arts non-profit to covertly benefit your for-profit business is kinda tacky. This is just a small issue within all of the ones I see with the LW "concepts." Shit like this is the same reason why an organization like Eyedrum is in the skids. Receiving a 10,000 grant and there's nothing to show for it, and their credibility is lost, thanks in no small part to the idiots seating on the board who use their position to benefit themselves, stroke the ego of the alcoholism addled Woody Cornell and creating drama instead of creating a credible art programming. This is where I see LW heading in the future.
sponsors actually means they spend money, not receive money— maybe you should look into getting sponsored by merriam-webster.
@zedsmith- SOME at Living Walls are profiting. That they have volunteers has nothing to do with this. Hey man, people in this town will throw fundraisers and donate to the cause of private for-profit businesses all the time, so why would this be a surprise? One of the sponsors for the event? Sam Flax, purveyors of the famous Montana aerosol spray favored by street artists both genuine and wannabes around the nation. Guess who is one of the directors of this years LW?
"The images are taken from archives.
We tried to get some from, you know, the archive of the family of Martin Luther King, but apparently they're pretty tight on this, which I found pretty sad when, you know, that it's a message that you want to spread and actually make sure people hear and just get inspired. And when I heard that the speech is copyrighted, for me it doesn't make sense. It's the complete opposite — a complete antique way of working.
So that is why it's actually the people we're pasting and not him because it reveals kind of the access we could have on the image..."
Kind of sad that Martin Luther King's family blocked the use of MLK's image in these timely, appropriate, respectful, and well-done murals that were put up in his old neighborhood. Just sad.
But the murals are gorgeous.
yes, the all volunteer living walls staff is just rolling in it.
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