On August 17th join some of your Adair Park neighbors plus a host of other folks for the Living Walls Bicycle Tour! The tour starts at the Atlanta Beltline Bicycle at 151 Sampson Street and will tour some of the 2014 murals. This is a relatively easy ride and the only cost is a $5 donation!
BURNAWAY Magazine is hosting a public panel moderated by critic Cinque Hicks, discussing topics introduced by his series of editorials on Living Walls and the recent controversies over murals by street artists Roti and Hyuro. The conversation is open to the public and will begin at Poem 88 at 3PM, Saturday, February 9. White Provision Building, 1100 Howell Mill Road, Suite A04, Atlanta GA 30318
Featured speakers on the panel are Chris Appleton, executive director of WonderRoot; Alice Lovelace, poet and community-based author; David Stedman, educational outreach coordinator for Living Walls; and Lisa Tuttle, artist and administrator with the Fulton County Public Art Program.
This affects Adair Park as the mural on University Avenue, on the outskirts of Pittsburgh, raised some concerns on legality of the mural as well as the content of the mural, which led to it being painted over twice. First, illegally, then scrubbed clean, then painted over by G-DOT who owns the wall.
Have you noticed the new mural at 920 Murphy Avenue? Long time Adair Park Today member and building owner Nick Boxer worked with some artists as part of the Living Walls exhibits in August to get this on the side of his building, covering up some tags. You can read about the inspiration for the mural here.
Also, you can see the mural in progress on one of the artist’s website here. So cool that they brought this to Adair Park!