By Howard Pousner
Atlanta artist Radcliffe Bailey, whose High Museum of Art exhibit “Memory as Medicine” was one of the city’s visual arts highlights last year, will be honored by the Atlanta Hawks as part of the team’s Black History Month salute on Wednesday night.
The still-touring exhibit included a 108-inch-tall baseball bat sculpture, and Bailey, who played sports as a kid in Atlanta, with Hank Aaron a hero, said, “I always felt ballplayers were so large to me.”
He’ll be recognized with a video tribute at the 7:30 p.m. Philips Arena game against the Indiana Pacers, one of seven African-American trailblazers being honored by the Hawks at every home game this month.
Monday (vs. Phoenix): Monique Rivarde, founder of BFAM, which educates about teen violence.
Wednesday (vs. Indiana): artist Radcliffe Bailey.
Feb. 12 (vs. Miami Heat): Earl Lloyd, who broke the NBA’s color barrier in 1950.
Feb. 23 (vs. Orlando Magic): civil rights and religion leader the Rev. Joseph Lowery.
Feb. 29 (vs. Golden State Warriors): Milton Little Jr., United Way of Atlanta president.
Information on the program and game tickets: www.hawks.com.