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Culture notes: Buskers to pay tribute to Blind Willie McTell; sculptor mounts exhibit at Tula

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.”


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, HOWARD POUSNER

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