Downtown gets a public art lift starting Friday night from Elevate 2013
By Howard Pousner
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.
- 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”).