The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs is pleased to announce the unveiling of Yvonne Domenge’s monumental scale artwork “The Tree of Life” at Atlanta’s Freedom Park. The art unveiling ceremony will occur from 4pm to 5pm on Wednesday March 20th and participating dignitaries will include Atlanta MayorKasim Reed and the Mexican Consulate General. The artist will receive the Phoenix award from the City of Atlanta at this ceremony. After the unveiling ceremony, the Ms. Domenge will speak at the HIGH Museum of Art later that evening.
Atlantans joined activists around the world in a global movement called, One Billion Rising on Thursday. The goal is to demand an end to violence against women and girls. A sculpture in support of the movement was unveiled in Freedom Park on Thursday, atop the hill east of Moreland Ave. The sculpture is a 12-foot tall, female figure intended to represent a woman rising in dance, which is the whole idea behind the one billion rising initiative.
The Chelko Foundation came up with the concept and enlisted the help of sculptor Phil Proctor. He says a project like this would usually take 6 weeks, but they’ve been asked to do it in a little. The sculpture will be on display at Freedom Park until March 30.
Last night the Freedom Park Conservancy Board of Directors welcomed a number of new members to the board. After many years of service Bob Haness of the Poncey Highland neighborhood stepped off the board and the position is now filled by Edward Holifield as our new representation from PHNA.
Carol Gregory has been serving on the FPC board as a Regional Director and as of this month is now our Candler Park representative to the board. With Carol’s move from Regional to Neighborhood Representative and the exit of a few other board members at the end of their terms, the FPC board is very excited to welcome four new Regional Directors:
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