June 15, 2012

The Atlanta Preservation Center is pleased to support the SIDEWALK ART PROJECT by hosting the THE SIDEWALK ART SHOW at its offices in the historic LP Grant Mansion from Thursday, June 21, 2012 – Thursday, July 19, 2012. The Opening for the exhibit will be Thursday, June 21 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm. Gallery hours for the exhibit are Thursdays from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. The Opening will include light refreashments and live music provided by AM 1690.

THE SIDEWALK ART PROJECT is an audio education experience created by Sidewalk Radio and SCAD Atlanta. This creative partnership integrates Sidewalk Radio’s programming into the curriculum of SCAD’s School of Fine Arts to educate students about Atlanta’s artistic and cultural history. Using Sidewalk Radio’s episodes as the starting point, the students and their work become a discussion of the subject matter. It is hoped that the project will expose the students to their talents to a large and art interested public, and realize a productive and successful partnership for the school, the show and the community.

THE SIDEWALK ART SHOW presents a collection of 13 of more than 30 works created by this project selected by Brett Osborne, SCAD’s Associate Dean of the School of Fine Arts. The students selected to present as part of this show are Carrie Alexander, Elizabeth Castaldo, Jarrett Christian, Andrus Deanne, Emily Harris, Nat Kamp, Sergei Isaenko, Kin Matt, Yi Lim Park, Serge Ruffato, and Arzu Yontar. The exhibition includes lens based work, works on paper, canvas and panel and multimedia sculpture.

Sidewalk Radio is a monthly show on AM1690 “The Voice of the Arts” hosted by Gene Kansas, that thematically focuses on art, architecture, design, development, city planning and preservation. Episodes typically feature people, places and things that have had a great impact on and are important to Atlanta’s physical and cultural development.