Monday, March 12, 2012
Extending the hands of friendship through art.
Monday, March 12, 2012
by Sean Garrett Our Virginia-Highland-based graphic design and commercial mural company, The Loss Prevention, offers top-notch design work along with photo realistic commercial and artistic murals. After working in all major cities and abroad, we are now establishing ourselves here in Atlanta. Most recently we have done work for The Atlanta BeltLine and the 20-foot by 100-foot mural for Binder's Art Supply in the "Disco Kroger" shopping center. The photos above are of the just-finished mural we completed at 629 Glenwood Ave. SE in Grant Park. This project was done pro-bono based on our love for Grant Park and in cooperation with building owner Kelly Teasley, co-owner of Young Blood Gallery. As you will see, it is a traditional design that …
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The nonprofit publication is artist advocacy at its best
Atlanta’s art scene is inspiring, unique, flourishing and ever-changing. Yet, some city dwellers aren’t quite sure how to experience it or look deeper beyond gallery exhibit openings and the occasional review in the Journal-Constitution. Burnaway, an online arts publication (and 501c3) headquartered in Grant Park, launched in 2008 with the purpose of educating and engaging the community. “It’s an entry point that’s wide enough for people to get involved and not be intimidated,” said editor-in-chief and co-founder Jeremy Abernathy. “Our mission is to provide access to the arts, but to always challenge people. To be exciting enough for people to want to be challenged.” In the publication, you might find an article on the Four Coats …
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Fiber artists and crafters yarn bombed part of Freedom Park near the Carter Center Saturday morning
Yarn, fabric, ribbon and other recycled materials weave and wrap trees, light poles, trash cans and more in a section of Freedom Park down the road from the Carter Center. The Sixfold Collective put up work that stayed up for one day on Saturday, while the rest of the yarn bomb will stay up for one month.
Friday, June 10, 2011
On June 11—World Wide Knit in Public Day and International Yarn Bombing Day—a public display of yarn will challenge people’s beliefs about knitting.
Yarn is seen as cozy and comforting. A soft-hued baby blanket. A matching hat and mittens to keep you warm when snow threatens. Knitting is seen as something old women do for their grandchildren and little girls make for their playthings, something that’s only for women. Well, welcome to 2011. Yarn is no longer girly or tucked away indoors. A global movement fueled by indie crafters want recognition for their art, and they are experimenting in new ways. One such experiment will happen this weekend. The site of the drop will be a sitting area in Freedom Park. The people will be fiber artists and others who want to brave the heat and join them from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 11. The method will be yarn, string, ripped up t-shirts and other …
Friday, May 13, 2011
Atlanta's arts and parks communities converged on City Hall this week to lobby for their causes
A proposed city of Atlanta budget cut to arts and parks attracted creative protestors and park volunteer veterans to City Hall this week. They argued the relatively tiny sliver of city money that they usually get delivers outsized returns to Atlanta. "Normally we don't see this kind of participation unless someone's thinking about raising your taxes," marveled city Councilwoman Yolanda Adrean as she opened the public hearing for Atlanta's budget in front of some 50 people. Chris Appleton, Executive Director of WonderRoot, told the hearing that if Atlanta wants to grow art and associated businesses, "the city must invest in nonprofit cultural institutions." In 2004, Appleton co-founded WonderRoot, now a Memorial Drive artists' workspace, …
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Show your community support by lending or donating a ladder to Rise Up Atlanta
You may have had a “what the heck?” moment if you drove by Freedom Park yesterday, as you noticed a giant structure going up made entirely of ladders. Ladders of all kinds stick out from every angle, leaving passersby wondering what’s going on and how that thing isn’t collapsing. It’s Rise Up Atlanta, a public art installation by artist Charlie Brouwer, designed to not only give us something cool to admire, but to bring the community together. And you can be a part of it. But what does it all mean? “The idea behind the project is simple,” Brouwer said. “Think about if you need a ladder. You could go to Lowe’s and get one or you could go down to a neighbor’s house and borrow his or hers to get the Frisbee off of your roof. It’s all about …