New public art will be displayed in Southwest Atlanta

Atlanta Mayor Kasim ReedAtlanta Mayor Kasim Reed (Photo by Todd DeFeo)

ATLANTA — New public art will be permanently displayed in the heart of the Ben Hill neighborhood in Southwest Atlanta, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs announced.

“A Window to the Sky” is created by internationally renowned artist Agostino Iacurci who chose the City’s District 11 neighborhood to create an innovative and contemporary outdoor mural that reflects this Atlanta community.

“Our mission is to enhance the quality of life through cultural experiences that can serve as an international model,” Camille Russell Love, executive director, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, said in a news release. “The City of Atlanta is pleased to partner with Herman Miller Cares and All City Canvas in bringing this signature public artwork to this highly visible intersection in the Ben Hill community.”

Herman Miller Cares, which is the philanthropic arm of the Herman Miller Company, is the generous sponsor of the artist mural, as well as the sponsor of a three-day children’s artist workshop that was held during the Camp Best Friends summer program at the Center of Hope at Ben Hill. The community outreach component of this project allowed for an Italian and Mexican artist team to provide a true cultural experience for Atlanta’s youth.

The campers who participated in the Camp Best Friends summer program held at the Center of Hope at Ben Hill provided inspiration to artist Agostino Iacurci, who will use that inspiration and incorporate it into the finished mural project.

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