City of Atlanta Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs
Atlanta, GA United States
Artwork Budget: 25000
Public Art Agent
Karyl Clayton City of Atlanta, Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs
Public Art Agent
Eddie M. Granderson Atlanta Pubic Art Program Manager
PVC Wall Relief - 23' W X 13' H X 5" D
The goals of this commissioned project were to speak to the nature of the facility and the mission of the Center of Hope, serve as signage that could be seen from the street, and be inviting to visitors. It was particularly important for each and every community member to be able to relate to the art on some level.
My collaboration was multi-faceted. A workshop took place at the center in November, 2012.
I spoke with teachers. students and families about what they envisioned the art should include - such as, their center assembly mantra, "Reach for the Stars".
The project was pure joy.
I felt like I created something truly meaningful for this community.
Center of Hope
Produced by Atlanta Channel 26
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