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Downtown gets a public art lift starting Friday night from Elevate 2013

By Howard Pousner
hpousner@ajc.com

Elevate Week 2013, the City of Atlanta’s public art commissioning program taking place downtown from Oct. 18 to 26,will revolve around the theme “Transit: Time, People and Places.”

The installations, murals and events orchestrated by the city’s Office of Cultural Affairs will unfold along North and South Broad Street and the Broad Street Plaza/Five Points MARTA station.

Highlights include:

  • Opening Night Block Party: With performances by Giwayen Mata, Ursula Kendall Johnson, RemoteKontrol,cq, they jam together Dragon House, DJ Speakerfoxxx and DJ Genesis, 7-11 p.m. Oct. 18 in the Fairlie-Poplar district.
  • “Mass Transit Muse”: A mobile multimedia theater performance from Mike Molina and 7 Stages aboard MARTA between the Inman Park and Five Points stations, 6 p.m. Oct. 24 and 7 p.m. Oct. 25.
  • “Streetmuseum,” a tour of 10 blown-up works from the Clark Atlanta University Gallery, posted on building exteriors along International Boulevard between Peachtree and Spring streets, by gallery director Tina Dunkley, noon-6 p.m. Oct. 25.
  • “Cooperatzia,” the American premiere by the French performance troupe G. Bistaki Company that involves objects such as roofing tiles and purses in its movement, 8 p.m. Oct. 25 at the Five Points MARTA station.
  • Installations by Atlanta artists Shelia Pree Bright (civil rights workers in “1960 Who?”) and Sarah Emerson (“Lost and Found”).

Details: www.ocaatlanta.com/programs/elevate.

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