PUBLIC ART AND CURATORIAL PROJECTS

The purpose of each of these projects was engage the local community by providing accessible engagement in cultural history through public art and art-related events.

Giwayen Mata

Giwayen Mata

photo by blctxt

Giwayen Mata

Giwayen Mata

photo by blctxt

Projection by Kristan Woolford

Projection by Kristan Woolford

installation view

Art and performances at the Academy Theatre

Art and performances at the Academy Theatre

photo by blctxt

Exhibiting artist Dennis Morton

Exhibiting artist Dennis Morton

photo by blctxt

photo by blctxt

photo by blctxt

Performance by Brenda Porter of Impact Theater

Performance by Brenda Porter of Impact Theater

photo by blctxt

Installation view of the Academy Theatre

Installation view of the Academy Theatre

photo by blctxt

Speaker Jane Gunter

Speaker Jane Gunter

photo by blctxt

Installation view

Installation view

photo by blctxt

Giwayen Mata

Giwayen Mata

photo by blctxt

BLACK HISTORY MONTH EXHIBITION AND ART WALK

Hapeville, GA, 2020

The 2020 Inaugural Hapeville Black History Exhibition and Art Walk included work from 40 artists that celebrated the beauty diversity of the African diaspora. In addition to four public art galleries, festivities included special performances by Giwayen Mata African Dance Company; live jazz featuring the Edwin Williams Experience; "Pathways" starring Brenda Porter; and a special talk by Jane Gunther, who witnessed Rosa Parks' arrest in 1955. This event mass made possible thanks to funding from the Hapeville Main Street Board and collaboration with the Academy Theatre and Hapeville Depot Museum. All photos courtesy of blctxt.

Event attendees

Event attendees

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Festival Attendees

Festival Attendees

photo by blctxt

Attendees on the Parade Route

Attendees on the Parade Route

photo by blctxt

Los Tres Amigos

Los Tres Amigos

photo by blctxt

Parade participants

Parade participants

photo by blctxt

Event attendees

Event attendees

photo by blctxt

Parade Participants

Parade Participants

photo by blctxt

Event Attendees

Event Attendees

photo by blctxt

Community Offrenda

Community Offrenda

photo by blctxt

DÍA DE LOS MUERTOS EN HAPEVILLE

Fall 2019

Funded by the Hapeville Main Street Board and supported by local businesses and volunteers, this event included four free community maker events that culminated in a festive, family-friendly celebration and parade. Workshop participants learned about Day of the Dead and its origins while making traditional Mexican crafts. Parade attendees were then immersed in an interactive experience that included authentic Mexican food, music and welcoming fellowship with their friends, neighbors and visitors. 
All photos courtesy of blctxt.

Exhibiting artist Sunny Davis

Exhibiting artist Sunny Davis

Contest winner Koolest Keith

Contest winner Koolest Keith

Exhibiting artist Dennis Morton

Exhibiting artist Dennis Morton

Pin-up contest participant Brett Reicher

Pin-up contest participant Brett Reicher

Pin-Up contest participant Dewey Chaffee

Pin-Up contest participant Dewey Chaffee

Sunset Yoga with Sanskrit Moon Yoga Cent

Sunset Yoga with Sanskrit Moon Yoga Cent

photo by blctxt

Sunset Yoga with Sanskrit Moon Yoga Cent

Sunset Yoga with Sanskrit Moon Yoga Cent

photo by blctxt

Hapeville Depot Museum

Hapeville Depot Museum

photo by blctxt

Live Music with DJ Bomb Jalaam

Live Music with DJ Bomb Jalaam

photo by blctxt

ATLANTA CELEBRATES PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL

October 2019

Featuring the work of Crew Thick ATL, a local, all-black photography collective, this exhibition also included a photo walk and pin-up contest as community engagement components. Additional event festivities, funded by the Hapeville Main Street Board, included sunset yoga with Sanskrit Moon Yoga Center, food, and live music.

Mural Installation View

Mural Installation View

In-process mural installation

In-process mural installation

Completed Frida Kahlo mural

Completed Frida Kahlo mural

In-process mural installation

In-process mural installation

Side view detail

Side view detail

Collaborative artist Laura Vela

Collaborative artist Laura Vela

HISPANIC HISTORY MONTH MURALS

HAPEVILLE, GA

September 2018

Completed in collaboration with artist Laura Vela and community volunteers.

 

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Mural Installation View