At Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. (ABI) and Atlanta BeltLine Partnership (ABP), the health and safety of our participants, volunteers and staff is our top priority. In support of broader public health efforts to contain COVID-19 and protect our community, ABI and ABP are suspending most programming through the end of March.
Postponed: Journey Of A Black Girl: Exploring Self Identity Through Culture, Love, and Healing Phase III
April 5 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
This event has been postponed. We want our communities to be able to enjoy this incredible exhibition with full hearts and healthy bodies. Please stay tuned for updates regarding the new date and time for this event.
Phase III. Black Girl Magic
Date: April 5, 2020
Where: Southside Trail – 1015 Boulevard
The closing of JOABG is a reflection of Courtney Brooks’ personal journey. Growing up in Denver, Colorado as a young black girl interested in art, she was not aware of artists who looked like her. Phase III of JOABG Phase III consists of the following events:
Mural Reveal – Representation Matters, Black Girl Image from Denver Artist (Thomas “Detour” Evans)
Upgrade You – Fashion pop up display that expresses the Black girls never goes out of style. 3 designers/stylist, 9 models- 2 designs each that represent past and future. Music mix over 5 decades. Models walk down to their song of choice aligned with vision. (TBH)
Control – Vinyl soundtrack all female DJ set (TBH)
Courtney Brooks is our 2019-2020 Curator in Residence. She is an Atlanta based independent curator, multifaceted visual artist, and art instructor. Originally from Denver, Colorado, Brooks carries a decade of experience, giving creative direction for interactive art events and curating over 20 solo and group exhibitions throughout the Atlanta area. In 2019 she exceeded expectations as the lead curator and gallery director for ArtsXchange, Jack Sinclair Gallery located in East Point. Courtney is currently the first Curator-In-Residence for the Atlanta Beltline. Her eye-catching skills, collaborations with other visionaries and innovative ideas helps connect communities to the arts.