Art on the Atlanta BeltLine Artist Drew Borders Presents Mural at Family Art Day

"The Fates" by Drew Borders on the Atlanta BeltLine Southside Trail bridge over Ormewood Avenue. Photo by John Becker.
“The Fates” by Drew Borders on the Atlanta BeltLine Southside Trail bridge over Ormewood Avenue. Photo by John Becker.

WHAT: Art on the Atlanta BeltLine, an exhibition by Atlanta BeltLine, Inc.’s Arts & Culture Department, presents artist Drew Borders as she invites community members to celebrate the completion of her mural, The Fates. The stunning mural soars below the Atlanta BeltLine Southside Trail and over Ormewood Avenue, encompassing the entire bridge. This Family Art Day will feature an artist talk by Borders followed by a walk up to the top of the bridge. At that time, guests can write the names of women who inspire them on ribbons and tie them to the fence above the mural.

WHEN: Saturday, June 11 from 1 to 3 p.m.

WHERE: The Atlanta BeltLine Southside Trail where it crosses over Ormewood Avenue. GPS location: 832 Ormewood Avenue, Atlanta, 30312.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Art on the Atlanta BeltLine events are open to everyone. Anyone interested in seeing the mural up close and hearing from and speaking with the artist, Drew Borders, is encouraged to attend.

ABOUT THE MURAL: The Fates – Clotho, Lachesis, and Atropo – are represented as three Black women. A child, a woman, and an elderly lady. The Fates work with a pre-determined destiny. They decide the length of the life and when it will come to an end. This depiction of the Fates puts Black women, a historically marginalized group, in charge of the destinies of all. For once, they hold the power, their voice is final and cannot be overpowered.

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Drew Borders is an African American 2D Animator, Motion Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Muralist. She currently resides in Atlanta, GA working as a Freelancer. Drew’s work is driven by a desire for representation amongst people of color, specifically Black women. She received her formal training at the Savannah College of Art and Design where she graduated with a B.F.A. in Animation. Her work utilizes the combination of paint and graffiti. She continues to use bright colors to bring a sense of vibrancy, excitement, and life to her portraits of Black women.

COMMUNITY CONTACT: For more information, please contact mkyle@atlbeltline.org or call 404-477-3636.

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The 2021 – 2022 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition is presented by Northside Hospital and WarnerMedia. Additional sponsors include Kroger and Ponce City Market at the Gold level; Edward Jones at the Silver level; and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at the Patron level.

The 2022 – 2023 Art on the Atlanta BeltLine exhibition is presented by Northside Hospital. Additional sponsors include Ponce City Market at the Platinum level; Cox Enterprises and Empire Communities at the Silver level; and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at the Bronze level.

This program is supported in part by the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. Major funding for this organization is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. This program is supported in part by Georgia Council for the Arts through the appropriations of the Georgia General Assembly. Georgia Council for the Arts also receives support from its partner agency – the National Endowment for the Arts. This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

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