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Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Artists Selected for 2012 Fall Season

Atlanta’s Largest Temporary Public Art Project Returns for Third Exhibition

Atlanta – Art on the Atlanta BeltLine will be back on the scene this fall with over 70 innovative works of performance and visual art. This annual, two-month long exhibition is all outdoors on the Atlanta BeltLine and free to the public. Distinctive art installations will cover nine miles of paved and interim hiking trails of the 22-mile loop of historic and mostly abandoned rail around the heart of the City. New and returning, established and emerging artists will stage vibrant installations and performances, inviting the public out to explore this emerging system of parks, trails, transit, and development in the southwest, southeast, and northeast sections of Atlanta. Please see below for the full list of artists selected for the 2012 exhibition.

One hundred eighty-one proposals were submitted with 74 visual and performance pieces selected to become part of the exhibit, more than a 40 percent increase over 2010 when the project began. Artistic mediums include sculpture, murals, dance, theater, outdoor concerts, parades, performance art, and more.

“Public art is a fundamental component to the Atlanta BeltLine project,” said Brian Leary, President and CEO of Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. “We know that this will be the biggest and best exhibition yet and are especially excited to see Art on the Atlanta BeltLine continue to highlight the ever-developing Atlanta BeltLine corridor.”

“The City of Atlanta is proud to support Art on the Atlanta BeltLine again this year,” said Camille Russell Love, director of City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs. “In the previous two years, we have seen the positive impact this temporary art exhibition has on the selected artists and on the Atlanta residents who interact with art along the Atlanta BeltLine parks and trails.”

“U.S. Micro is supporting Art on the Atlanta BeltLine again this year because we believe it makes Atlanta a more exciting and fulfilling city,” said Jim Kegley, founder, president and CEO of U.S. Micro, presenting sponsor of Art on the Atlanta BeltLine. “The exhibition provides a unique avenue for many types of Atlanta’s talented artists to showcase their work to a larger audience, contributing to the vibrancy of the city. We’re excited to see what new creations the city’s artists have to share with us in 2012.”

In early February, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) and the City’s Office of Cultural Affairs distributed a call for artists for this unique art experience with the help of several organizations and institutions in Atlanta’s arts community.

The Art on the Atlanta BeltLine working group includes volunteers from Atlanta BeltLine neighborhoods, local artists, historic preservationists and organizations such as WonderRoot, Eyedrum, Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., the BeltLine Network, the Center for Civil and Human Rights, the City’s Office of Cultural Affairs, Atlanta City Council and the Fulton County Arts Council. The Atlanta Tool Bank is providing tools to support art installations.

From September through November, visual installations and performances will be concentrated in the following areas along the Atlanta BeltLine:

  • West side – From Gordon White Park north to Washington Park
  • West side – From Allene Avenue to Lee Street
  • Northeast side – From Montgomery Ferry Drive (behind Ansley Mall) south to Irwin Street / Lake Avenue
  • Southeast side – From Wiley Street south to Memorial Drive

Below is the list of artists:

Performance Art

  • Taranji L. Alvarado
  • Crossover Movement Arts
  • Emily Christianson
  • Park Cofield & Co.
  • Henry Detweiler and Christ, Lord
  • The Dojo Collective
  • Past Prime Players
  • Eyedrum Art and Music Gallery
  • Tara Hemmer
  • Gateway Performance Productions
  • Trevor Jones and the Collective Project
  • Spiral of Sound Crystal Bowl Choir
  • Klimchak with Stuart Gerber, Olivia Kieffer and Isaac Anderson
  • S.O.N.I.C.
  • Imaginary Menagerie Productions
  • Krewe of Grateful Gluttons
  • Otis Alexander Sallid
  • Priscilla Smith
  • Wade Tilton, Kevin Huey and the Ghost Project
  • Kebbi Williams Band with Strings and Michael Atwood Fergeson

Visual Art

  • Adron
  • Aaron Albrecht
  • Bryan Alcorn
  • LaMar Barber
  • Cash Barnes
  • Geoffrey Bartlett
  • Christopher Bivins
  • Hadley Breckenridge
  • Kyle Brooks
  • Neil Carver
  • Misao Cates
  • Etienne & Tae Jackson (Jackson Sculpture)
  • Susan Champeny
  • Jac Coffey
  • earth muse art
  • The Experience Collective
  • Michael Tod Edgerton
  • Virginia Byers and Aria Finkelstein
  • The Knitterati
  • Chris Higgins
  • Gyun Hur
  • Machiko Ichihara
  • Andre James
  • Mike Jensen
  • RAUM
  • Brady King
  • JD Koth
  • Elia Green, Queue Kufalk, David Carlock and Caden Newcome
  • David Landis
  • Pam Longobardi
  • Cecilia Lueza
  • Casey Lynch
  • Christopher Martin
  • Ryan Mathern and Cecilia Marrero
  • Santiago Menendez
  • Mariam Mojdehi
  • Laura Noel
  • Carol Rankin
  • Alex Rodriguez
  • The Loss Prevention Collective
  • Karen Shacham and Michael Carpenter
  • Tarver Siebert
  • Jason Smith
  • Geoffrey Smith
  • Leslie Tharp
  • Teens of the Youth Art Connection facilitated by Gregor Turk
  • Joshua Wallman
  • Cathy Wise
  • Georgia State University, Department of Three Dimensional Studies facilitated by Mike Wsol
  • Harry Zmijewski

The Art on the Atlanta BeltLine schedule will be released later this summer. Please check art.beltline.org for updates about this year’s artists and exhibits. View photos from previous exhibitions online. Information on access points and our permanent art collection is available on our interactive map.

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