Singing Blind Willie McTell’s praises
Flux Projects points out that Atlanta has 71 roads named Peachtree but none named for Blind Willie McTell, the famed blues musician (1898-1959) who played his 12-string guitar on the city’s street corners for years.
The public art presenter pays posthumous respect to the “Statesboro Blues” songwriter in a program in which it will present buskers at the corner of Peachtree and 10th, 12th and 14th streets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on every Thursday in April. Flux is referring to this Midtown stretch of Peachtree as “McTell Street.”
Free. www.fluxprojects.org. HOWARD POUSNER
Artist makes a case for sculpture
Tom Player, a lawyer turned artist who works in Atlanta and Highlands, N.C., will mount a show of more than 30 sculptures, April 4-6 at Tula Arts Center in Buckhead.
Player’s exhibit will include, he said, “a massive cape buffalo, a truly frightening crocodile fountain, a playful otter fountain and four raucous crows.”
An instructor at the Bascom Art Center in Highlands, Player will give an artist’s talk on “The Use of Sculpture in Design” at 1 p.m. Sunday, and sign copies of a new book chronicling his art career, “Inside Player.”
Gallery hours: 6-9 p.m. April 4 (opening reception), noon-6 p.m. April 5-6. 75 Bennett St., Atlanta. 404-307-8613, www.tomplayersculpture.com. HOWARD POUSNER