Ebony magazine names Atlantan to Power 100
Joining President Obama and Oprah Winfrey among other notables, Atlanta Music Project co-founder and executive director Dantes Rameau has been selected for Ebony’s Power 100.
Leading a nonprofit that provides intensive music training to underserved youth, Rameau and the other “game-changers” are featured in the magazine’s December/January issue. He is included in the Community Crusaders category.
Rameau said the call from Johnson Publishing CEO (and former White House social secretary) Desiree Rogers took him by surprise and he didn’t fully believe it until an invitation to a New York gala feting the honorees arrived in the mail.
“It’s fantastic that a major national publication recognizes the impact that an organization such as the Atlanta Music Project is having on our youth and communities,” Rameau said.
To check out the Power 100: www.ebony.com. HOWARD POUSNER
Dashboard Co-op announces 2014 artist roster
Dashboard Co-op, the Atlanta grassroots arts organization that who to revive neglected Atlanta areas through visual art presentations, has announced 12 artists who it will feature in 2014.
The artists will participate in a group exhibition on Feb. 8 in a vacant Atlanta property whose location will be announced in January.
The participating artists:
In late 2012, Dashboard Co-op received one of the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation’s initial SEED grants of $10,000 per year for three years.
Interviews with and images by the artists: www.dashboardcoop.org/2014-dash-artists. HOWARD POUSNER