The Red Bull Illume Exhibit opened at Piedmont Park last Thursday and will be up through next weekend. The exhibit consists of 25 life-size light boxes which contain action and sports adventure images taken by photographers from around the world. What is wonderful about the exhibit is that it provides the public the opportunity to view art in a public space. Not only was it enjoyable to view the exhibit but it was also entertaining to witness the enthusiasm among the masses as they strolled from image to image.
This week I accompanied third grade students from Oakhurst Elementary School in Decatur to Decimal Place Farm in Conley, GA. The school received a mini-grant from the Decatur Education Foundation for a project called, Be The Change. This project teaches the children how the gift of a goat can empower a family to turn hunger into hope and prosperity. At the farm, the students had the opportunity to milk a goat and learn how the milk could be used to make cheese. Aside from their educational experience, the children also discovered that goats are gentle and social creatures. The day after their visit to the farm, these third graders learned that they would be donating a goat to a poor family in Africa.
The Atlanta Black History Month Parade drew participants and spectators from the region as well as abroad. The Legend Marching Band in the image above traveled from Freeport, Bahamas and included musicians of all ages. Their motto is One Band, One Sound, One Family. The music inspired a spectator to join in and dance amongst the performers.
I am always moved and awe-struck when I see this 125-foot-long mural entitled Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Mural at the MLK National Historic Site. It was created by the prominent Atlanta artist, Louis Delsarte, and dedicated in 2010. Upon my most recent visit to the Sweet Auburn historic district in Atlanta, people of all ages were milling around in this courtyard after the Black History Month Parade and celebration. I waited a few minutes to capture this unobstructed view of the mural. To learn more about the artist and mural visit the following link. http://www.accessatlanta.com/news/entertainment/calendar/atlanta-artist-paints-mural-fit-for-a-king-1/nQbkk/