Over the past weekend C4 Atlanta’s Action Team had a chance to see three of ArtsForce ‘s fiscally sponsored projects in full force. With an over abundance of support and love we looked down the center of a two-story sculpture made from recycled plastic, attended the opening of a beautiful garden filled with 20 sculptures made by Georgia artist, and witnessed the inspiring journey of one man and his wheelchair begin.
Current Collections Sculpture:
If looking into the center of this amazing two-story sculpture doesn’t leave you awe struck then knowing that the entire piece was created from reclaimed marine debris and plastic should. Dena Light, Mike Wsol, and Amandine Drouet held their opening night exhibition Friday evening to an excited and dedicated crowd eager to hear more about this amazing project. Created from the help of 2000 adults and children this sculpture will remain in Centennial Olympic park through June helping to bring awareness to litter and the impact it has on the aquatic ecosystem. Take a moment and ride the new Atlanta Streetcar down to see this wonderful social and artistic project. You won’t be disappointed.
More information at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Current-Collections-Sculpture
Cashin Sculpture Garden:
Saturday was a beautiful day for the outdoors, and the C4 Atlanta Action Team was lucky enough to spend it viewing over 20 pieces of large-scale art work displayed throughout a re-purposed horse riding path. Now known as the Cashin Sculpture Garden, this path incorporates large-scale sculptural artwork into a natural setting all while ensuring an uninterrupted environment — no other garden in the state of Georgia has taken this approach. C4 Atlanta is lucky enough that our own IGNITE alumni Corrina Sephora Mensoff was represented by 2 different piece in this garden. For anyone seeking a unique experience, we highly suggest taking a trip up to Chukkar Farm Polo Club. At only an hour from the downtown, why wouldn’t you!?
There are single moments in life that are so amazing that if you blink, you’ll miss them. Monday morning was such a moment for the C4 Atlanta Action Team as we watched Frank Barham speed off by wheel chair from the Center for Civil and Human Rights headed for Stone Mountain. Pretty impressive, right? Well, that is only the first step in Frank’s two week , 302-mile journey from Atlanta to Savannah to raise awareness for the 25th anniversary of the American’s with Disabilities Act. Wheel2Live is one man’s journey to share good music and raise funds to provide access to quality wheelchairs for those who cannot afford one. The Action Team feels lucky to have seen this adventure begin and was excited to have shared it with Council Member Kwanza Hall. With only 12 days left to go, you will not want to miss all of Frank’s journey via Facebook!
More information at: http://www.wheel2live.net/the-ride