Arts & Entertainment Atlanta Launches New Digital Exhibit Curated by Lauren Jackson Harris – SaportaReport

“Of the Fantastic: Extraordinary ATL” runs through July 31, featuring 11 artists at 3 sign locations

Arts & Entertainment Atlanta (A&E Atlanta) is hosting its third digital exhibition, Of the Fantastic: Extraordinary ATL, from now through July 31. Curated by Lauren Jackson Harris, work by 11 Atlanta-based artists will be featured on three A&E Atlanta digital signs throughout Downtown Atlanta. The exhibit is presented in partnership with the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) and Orange Barrel Media.

“Atlanta has artists that produce intrinsic work to their communities, whether native or long-time residents. The exhibition will feature artists whose work is ethereal yet layered in emotion and context. The fantastic elements in each of the selected works provide a look into the Atlanta artist’s mind and offer underlying sentiments into their various cultures, ideals, and dynamics, ”says curator Lauren Jackson Harris.

Of the Fantastic: Extraordinary ATL will feature works by artists Chloe Alexander, Chiomma Hall, Lewinale Havette, Melissa Huang, Horace Imhotep, Emily Mann, Kristian Melom, Ato Ribeiro, José Ibarra Rizo, Timothy Shortand Aineki Traverso.

Artwork will be on display on A&E Atlanta digital signs located at Peachtree Center, Reverb Hotel by Hard Rock, and Margaret Mitchell Square.

A&E Atlanta is a neighborhood activation and economic development project for Downtown Atlanta. The program fuses new outdoor media, local art, and advertising and funds cultural and public space programming in the city’s core. The effort is managed by ADID and self-funds its management and programming through revenue-sharing agreements with media companies within the district.

“Curator Lauren Jackson Harris takes a bold step in this year’s A&E Atlanta digital exhibition by showcasing an outstanding combination of artwork from different mediums. A&E Atlanta is excited to share the work of these exceptional Atlanta artists with the broader community, ”said Fredalyn M. Frasier, Project Director of Planning and Urban Design at the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District, who directs A&E Atlanta.

For more information about Arts & Entertainment Atlanta, including participating sign locations and past arts and culture programs, visit AEAtlanta.com.

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Arts & Entertainment Atlanta (A&E Atlanta) is a neighborhood activation and economic development project for Downtown Atlanta established by Atlanta City Council legislation in 2017. A&E Atlanta fuses new media, local art, and performance with advertising to fund cultural and public space programming in the city’s core. A&E Atlanta is managed by the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID), a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, charitable organization that strives to create a livable environment for Downtown Atlanta. | AEAtlanta.com

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