Category Archives: Around Atlanta

THE RHYTHMS OF MEMORY – A DAUGHTER’S JOURNEY

 

OPENING RECEPTION APRIL 21, 2018; 5-9p

Art-Haus

332 Ormond St. NE

Atlanta, Ga. 

Dementia and Alzheimers are probably the most feared incurable diseases there are. As the people are living longer and the population is aging, most of us will be affected by some form of dementia. This series is inspired by my mother’s journey into dementia.

I begin each painting with multiple layers achieving a tactile surface. The layers are symbolic of the abundance of plaques and tangles that are found in the brain of Alzheimers/Dementia patients.

Each piece represents a different aspect of what I observed during mom’s struggle.

The first is the isolation and the feeling of invisibility patients frequently experience. A figure is painted on a multi-layered textured background. The entire surface is painted out and with mark making the figures begin to emerge from the background, while still being faint and translucent.

Some paintings illustrate the confusion that comes with this disease.I make seemingly random marks creating chaos. Using pen and ink, the lines and dots are connected bringing order to the composition.

Connect the Dots – 18×24

Let Me Call you Sweetheart, 8×10 collage, framed 11×14

There are also a series of collages illustrating the power of music, which has been proven to be an effective treatment to help patients access their memory. As the grand-daughter of both a piano tuner and music teacher, this is close to my heart. Each collage included is based on a particular song that has been proven to be effective. 

The inspiration for the piece on the right is a powerful story.  A woman had been verbally unresponsive for a year. But, when we heard this song on the piano, she began humming along, ultimately singing the words. They found this was the song used in her wedding.

 

 

The work shows those with dementia can still be present and they still have stories to share.

For the opening on April 21, 2018, two pieces will be auctioned and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Georgia Alzheimers Association.

These pieces are valued at $600 apiece. 

 

If you have any stories to share, please put them in the comments. 

 

VISION BOARD WORKSHOP

I am so excited.  I’ve done the research, taken classes and worked with experts around the globe – and now I’m ready to share what I’ve learned. A VISION BOARD WORKSHOP!

Do you know what a vision board is?

It’s a way to manifest your dream life. When you make a Vision Board, you get clear on what you want to create in your life.

Once you get clarity, you select images and words from magazines, and paste them on a poster board. Seeing this board aligns your brain with the outcomes you want to attract. (Oprah, Ellen and Katy Perry swear by them!)

So, why doesn’t everybody do them? In my experience as a life coach and artist, I find people just don’t take the time. Or maybe they are just skeptical.

But, it is time to change that!

With this workshop, I will send you a “Create Your Best Life” Dream Sheet to fill out prior to the workshop to get clearer on what you want in your life.

After completing the workshop, not only will you leave with a finished vision board, but you will leave with other tools such as a booklet that will include the “Be-Do-Have Worksheet”, a hand out on the importance of having a Word of the Year, and other things (working on several ideas).

Are you ready? Doubts, excuses and wavering are just the ego’s way of stopping you from creating your dream!

 

If you sign up prior to February 1, you will get the early bird discount of $50. To sign up email me here and I will send you an invoice. Also, don’t hesitate to ask questions.

You can download the flyer HERE.

Because of the powerful work in our day together, there are only a few spaces available. They will fill up quickly, so please act quickly. Your space will be confirmed with payment is received.

 

FUN FACTS ABOUT ATLANTA

 

Atlanta is more than the home of CNN and Coca-Cola, as well as the 1996 Olympics. While it is a fairly young city (established in 1847), there are some little known, what I think are entertaining, facts about Atlanta.  (The above images are my loose interpretation of the skyline in 1980 and 1970).

1. Atlanta was the fifth city to become the capital of the state of Georgia (Savannah, Augusta, Louisville and Milledgeville were first!).

2. The symbol of the city is the mythological  Egyptian bird called the Phoenix, which rose from it’s ashes.  Why is this symbol of Atlanta?

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PHOENIX

 

There was a historic fire in Atlanta that was deliberately set to burn the city.

Of course, I am referring to Sherman burning the city of Atlanta in 1864. In fact, Atlanta is considered the only U.S. city to have been destroyed by an act of war. Over 400 buildings were destroyed. Atlanta surrendered to the Union on September 2, 1864. 

3. There was a second fire in Atlanta that occurred in 1917.

200px-1917AtlantaFireWhen the fire was stopped at 10PM, 22,000,000 gallons of water had been pumped. Fire trucks came from from nine Georgia towns, as well as from Tennessee. When it was over, 1,938 buildings were destroyed over 300 acres that spanned 72 city blocks. 

More than 85% of the burned buildings were made of wood shingles. 

So, the symbol of the Phoenix is appropriate for this city that continues to rebuild. 

 

 

 

4. Atlanta hosted the Atlanta International Pop Festival, held one month prior to Woodstock. Many of the same bands played at the Atlanta festival that played at Woodstock, such as Janis Joplin among others.

5. The Atlanta Braves are the oldest continually operated professional sports franchise in the U.S. They began as the Boston Red Soxs in 1871 and moved to Atlanta in 1966.

6. The Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport is honestly the world’s busiest airport. Why? Partly because you can fly to almost 80% of the U.S. within 3 hours from Atlanta. The terminal is larger than 45 football fields.

7. I know The Continental Divide is a big deal out west, but in Atlanta you can find the Eastern Continental Divide.  This divides water flowing into the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic Ocean. 

8. You can ride your bike to Alabama on the Silver Comet Trail

9. It is illegal to tie a giraffe to a telephone pole.

10. Stone Mountain is one of the largest blocks of exposed granite in the world. And the etching on the side of Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jefferson Davis, is the largest bas-relief in the world.

11. Babe Ruth hit a home run into the tree that is behind the Whole Foods on Ponce de Leon. That was the home of the Atlanta Crackers and a magnolia tree stood in the outfield. The Babe hit a ball into the tree during an exhibition game – the tree is still there!
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12. The infamous punk rock band, The Sex Pistols, played their first American show at The Great Southeast Music Hall, located in a shopping center in Atlanta. (I was there!).  Here you see Johnny Rotten having his beer there.

 

13. Margaret Mitchell wrote Gone With The Wind while recuperating from a sprained ankle. “Scarlet” was originally “Pansy”, and this was changed only six months prior to publication. “Tara” was known at “Fortenoy Hall”, and “Melanie” was almost “Permelia”. In fact, the original title was “Tomorrow is Another Day.”

14. There are over 55 streets bearing the name “Peachtree” in Atlanta. Interestingly, the Peach Tree is not native to Atlanta. It is “said” the Creek Indians had a site called “Pitch Tree”, which is what pine trees were called because of the sap (this is disputed fact.)

15. Atlanta is one of only two cities that are home to two Nobel Peace Prize Winners, Martin Luther King and President Jimmy Carter (I’m very proud of this fact actually.)

16. The Peachtree Road Race is the world’s largest 10k race, this year there were more than 60,000 participants

17. And, last but nott least, Atlanta has the largest toll-free dialing area in the world. I guess there is something to be said about Southern Hospitality.

Hope you enjoyed this. This is just a small sampling on Atlanta’s short history. I previously gave historical tours of a couple of Atlanta’s historic neighborhoods, so Atlanta’s history has always been of interest to me.

 

MY LITERARY PRINCE IS GONE

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I have never written a tribute to a writer before, and I think the best to do it is to share some quotes by Pat Conroy, who the world lost on March 4, 2016.

“Happiness is an accident of nature, a beautiful and flawless aberration.” The Lords of Discipline

“Music could ache and hurt, that beautiful music was a place a suffering man could hide.” Beach Music

“A story untold could be the one that kills you.”

“My wound is geography. It is also my anchorage, my port of call.” The Prince of Tides

“”Here is all I ask of a book – give me everything. Everything, and don’t leave out a single word.” My Reading Life

“I’ve never had anyone’s approval, so I’ve learned to live without it.” The Great Santini

“Without music and dance, life is a journey through a desert.”

“I have lived with the terrible knowledge that one day I would be an old man still waiting for my life to start. Already, I pitied that old man.” The Prince of Tides

“The best thing about a small town is that you grow up knowing everyone. It is also the worst thing.” Beach Music

“I would have to take you to the marsh on a spring day, flush the great blue heron from its silent occupation, scatter marsh hens as we sink to our knees in mud, open you an oyster with a pocketknife and feed it to you from the shell and say.”There, That taste. That’s the taste of my childhood.”

“In the secrecy of its gardens you can discover jasmine and camellias and hundreds of other plants that look embroidered and stolen from the Garden of Eden, for the sheer love of richness and the joy to stealing from the gods.” South of Broad

“Books are living things and their task lies in their vows of silence. You touch them as they quiver with a divine pleasure. You read them and they fall asleep to happy dreams for the next 10 years. If you do them the favor of understanding them, of taking in their portions of grief and wisdom, then they settle down in contented residence in your heart.” My Reading Life

“The only word for goodness is goodness, and it is not enough.” The Prince of Tides

“The world of literature has everything in it, and it refuses to leave anything out. I have read like a man on fire my whole life because the genius of English teachers touched me with the dazzling beauty of language. Because of them I rode with Don Quixote and danced with Anna Karenina at a ball in St. Petersburg and lassoed a steer in “Lonesome Dove” and had nightmares about slavery in “Beloved” and walked the streets of Dublin in “Ulysses” and made up a hundred of stories in the Arabian nights and saw my mother killed by a baseball in “A Prayer for Owen Meany”. I’ve been in ten thousand cities and have introduced myself to a hundred thousand strangers. In my exuberant reading career, all because I listened to my fabulous English teachers and soaked up every single thing those magnificent men and women had to give. I cherish and praise them and thank them for finding me when I was a boy and presenting me with the precious gift of the English language.”

Thank youPat Conroy for every single word.

 

 

FEBRUARY’S BOOKS – A SMORGASBORD

My reading in February included a spy novel, a graphic novel based on the life of possibly the first person that was famous for being famous, two books I read for my quest of reading an author from each state, a classic children’s book the author didn’t allow the sequel filmed after hating the the film based on this book, and more.

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THE ENGLISH SPY by Daniel Silva – I love this series of books, based on secret agent Gabriel Allon – world class art restorer by day, assassin and spy by night. Gabriel’s wife Chiara is pregnant with twins and he is going to become the head of “The Office”. But, he is called into service again to track down the Irish bomb maker Eamon Quinn, who has killed around the world, with his most recent victim a royal princess aboard a private yacht (seemed like shades of Diana). He recruits previously seen character Christopher Keller and the story moves between  Moscow, Vienna, Hamburg, London and Belfast. It is fast and exciting, and you don’t need to read any previous Gabriel Allon books to enjoy this one!  An aside Daniel Silva is married to reporter Jamie Gangel, previously of The Today Show and now CNN.

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A MAP OF THE KNOWN WORLD by Lisa Ann Sandell  – I am on a quest to read a book by an author from each state, and this is my selection for Delaware. I enjoyed it so much, I read another book by this author, THE WEIGHT OF THE SKY – which was this author’s first novel and written entirely in verse. These will be discussed in another blog devoted to my quest, but I want to mention, these are both Young Adult novels about finding your way, your home and your heart.

 

KIKI DE MONTPARNASSE by Catel Muller and Jose-Luis Bocquet – A graphic novel, it is based on the life of Alice Prin. Alice was born in 1901 in rural france and raised by her Grandmother. She was sent to Paris at age 12 and was caught modeling nude by her mother, she was kicked out and began living on the streets. The book focuses on the wild bohemian lifestyle in Paris after WWI. She befriends artists such as Picasso, Calder and lived with Man Ray for several years.  In fact, the cover of the book is based on a famous photograph by Man Ray of her (see below based on the photography Le Violon D’Ingres). She became known as Kiki, and became known as the Queen of Montparnasse. It is a riveting story, and I must admit, I read it as research for another blog series I am writing about women in art. Kiki dabbled in everything from painting a little (and having a sold out show) to singing bawdy songs in nightclubs, to abusing alcohol and drugs. Sadly, she became a shell of herself and died at the age of 52. This was fun to read, and  even though it is a graphic novel, IT IS NOT FOR CHILDREN!

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DELIVERING HAPPINESS: A Path to Profits, Passion and Purpose by Tony Hsieh – Tony is the CEO of Zappos – and this book chronicles the rise of the company to $1 billion sales a year. Beginning with Tony’s life and his history of entrepeneurship it is a mostly fun read. He explains the importance of corporate culture and why customer service is something for the entire company, not just a department. (They will pay an employee $2000 to quit if they don’t fit.)  Zappos has been named one of the Fortune magazine’s top 25 companies to work for. While employee growth is encouraged, so is playing hard together. In another younger life, I would have loved to work at a place like this, but I’ve worked too long to want to work with the seemingly fraternity atmosphere (to me anyway).

THE TEMPEST TALES by Walter Mosely – This book was chosen by a book club to read in honor of Black History Month, and I am so thankful I was introduced to this book. For a book of only 165 pages, it packs a moral punch like I’ve never read before. Tempest is “accidentally” shot by the police and sent to the Pearly Gates, where St. Peter condemns him to hell. Tempest refuses to go explaining that as a black man living in Harlem, many of his choices were made for his survival and for his friends and family. He ends up back on earth with a black guardian angel. The pace if fast and often funny.When a white man shows up – Basel Bob (get it? aka Beezelbub) the dialogue and the exchanges turn almost devilish as they begin making deals for hell, heaven and life on earth.  I will read more of Walter Mosely – he did after all create the character of Easy Rawlins!

CHARLIES AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY by Roald Dahl  – written in 1964, it is the adventures of Charlie Bucket and his tour of the chocolate factory led by Willy Wonka.  I found this was inspired by Dahl’s experience with chocolate factories in his childhood. Cadbury sent packages to schoolchildren and asked for their opinions (around 1920). Apparently the largest chocolate factories at the time sent spies into other factories. I want to read the sequel – CHARLIE AND THE GREAT GLASS ELEVATOR, which has never been made into a film. Story goes, Dahl was so disappointed in the film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, he refused to have the film version of this book made.

Let me know what you think – leave me a comment! March reading has another morality story, as well as a famous horror story that was written by an 18-year old!

AMAZING AGNES MARTIN

WOMEN IN ART SERIES #13

The worst thing you can think about when you’re working is yourself”

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Agnes Martin was born in 1912,  the same year as Jackson PollockThis was the year Arizona became the 48th state, the Titanic sunk, and Fenway Park opened in Boston.

Born in Saskatchewan, growing up in Vancouver, she moved to the US in 1931,  became an American citizen in 1940 and earned her B.A. in 1942 from Teachers College, Columbia University. She briefly taught art at the University of New Mexico. While there, she participated in a painting program in Taos eventually opening a studio there (which she lived in).

About this time, the legendary Betty Parson’s came into the picture. She offered her a solo show in New York but only if she moved back to New York!  With the help of artist Ellsworth Kelly, she found a loft at Coentis Slip located in the financial district of Lower Manhatten.  What a magical place this probably was –  with Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns,  and others taking up residence here.

After her promised solo show at the Parson’s Gallery, Martin seemed to find her own voice.   The London Times stated her method included:

“a square format; canvas primed with two layers of gesso; hand-drawn pencil lines; thin layers of paint, first in oils, then in acrylic which she preferred because it was much quicker to dry.”

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Agnes Martin

 

 

Settling into this method, her work became critically acclaimed and also was much sought after. But, she found the New York art world  too much to handle. Since Coentis Slip was to be demolished in 1967,  Agnes Martin decided to leave the art world. She gave away most everything (including art supplies) and traveled the United States and Canada.  She did not paint for SEVEN YEARS!

Lucky for us, she began painting again in 1974. Her paintings became smaller so she could move them herself. Larger paintings would have required an assistant, something she did not want.

 

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Agnes Martin

 

 

Let’s take a step back back to her undergraduate years at Columbia University.  She began going to lectures by Zen Buddhist scholars. What she learned at this time was reflected in her lifestyle for the remainder of the her life. She prefered to live a simple, quiet and somewhat singular life.  This is reflected in her own words:

“I often paint tranquility. If you stop thinking and rest, then a little happiness comes into your mind. At perfect rest you are comfortable.”

Often referred to as a minimalist by others, she described herself as an abstract expressionist.  In her work, she placed emphasis on the line, the grid and extremely subtle colors. They were drawn freehand and the flaws remain (she didn’t even use a ruler!).

“When I first made a grid I happened to be thinking of the innocence of trees and then a grid came into my mind and I thought it represented innocence, and I still do, and so I painted it and then I was satisfied. I thought, this is my vision.”

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Agnes Martin

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Agnes Martin

About this time, Martin began trying to locate her earlier work, wanting to destroy them all – in fact she wanted to burn them!  Karen Yank, a sculptor and former student, told her it was okay to have a few of the earlier works out in the world, it would give young artists that are struggling some hope.

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Agnes Martin

 

Some of her awards include:

  • Named one of the “100 Women of Achievement by Harper’s Bazaar in 1967
  • Inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters
  • Awarded the National Medal of Arts from the NEA
  • Awarded the Golden Lion at the 1997 Venice Biennale

She died in her home in Taos at the age of 92.

“there are so many people who don’t know what they want. And I think that, in this world, that’s the only thing you have to know – – exactly what you want…Doing what you were born to do…That’s the way to be happy.”

“I’m an empty mind. When something comes into it, you can see it.”

“the best things in life happen to you when you’re alone”

“Art is responded to with emotion…and the best art is music – – that’s the highest form of art. It’s completely abstract, and we make about eight times as much response to music than any of the other arts.”

“Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings”

Of Rothko, he has:

“reached zero so that nothing could stand in the way of truth.”

Next up – the letter “N”!

 

 

 

 

THE ABC’s OF GRATITUDE

This blog is part of the Soaring Sisters monthly blog circle.  This month there are 14 women participating around the world – and each of us at posting about gratitude.  We are linked to each other, so after reading this – click HERE to read the post by Karrlin Bain.  This will begin your journey through the circle!

I decided to go through the alphabet with my gratitudes – so here goes.

ART – As Neitzche said “The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude”.

BEING ME – I have to admit, being thankful of being me was sometimes a struggle.  I had someone tell me about 20 years ago to have a love affair with myself!  One of the best pieces of advice I ever had.  Just remember, as Oscar Wilde said “Be yourself, everybody else is already taken”.

CREATIVITY – This is one of the things that makes this world a wonderful place and keeps it from getting boring.  Being creative means taking risks, looking at problem solving a new way.  In fact, this would be a good blog topic in the future.

DREAM – You have to dream it first, and if you pursue that dream, anything is possible.  

ERIN – my niece.  She is doing a remarkable job of taking care of my mother right now – and I am thankful for that every day!  

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Mom and Erin

FRIENDS – new and old, and those I have yet to meet. 

GOD – need I say more?

HEALTH – this is something my family and I are blessed with.

INTERNET – it may seem a little lame, but without the internet I wouldn’t be writing this and connecting with women around the world.  

JOEL – my husband is an artist too.  He is supportive of my art and he gives great critiques. We have such a good time together.  He also takes good care of the dogs – what more could I ask for?

KNOWLEDGE – I am thankful I grew up in a country where education is compulsive.  I am thankful I have a lifelong desire to learn as much as I can.  

LAUGHTER – one of the sweetest sounds on the planet!

MUSIC – I am thankful I was instilled with a love of music at a young age.  I believe Beethoven’s 9th Symphony is the most  perfect piece of music ever written – and it always brings tears to my eyes when I hear it performed live (along with Rhapsody in Blue and Carmina Burana)

NIECE – along with Erin, it has been a pleasure to watch Mallory grow into a remarkable and beautiful young woman.

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Mallory

OPTIONS – I am glad I have options, or choices, in the decisions I make.

PARENTS – on the basic point, without them I wouldn’t be here.  However, I was taught at a very young age that we are all created equal.  That is something that has stayed with me, so thank you so my parents for teaching me that.  I’m not better than anybody and they aren’t better than me.

QUIET TIME – it took me A LONG time to learn this, but quiet time is important to having a healthy body, mind and soul.

READING – I love books as much as I love art – well, books are a form of art.  I read EVERY day and I’m glad I have a love for reading, which is knowledge and learning.

SUNRISE and SUNSETS – I’m thankful for every one I see.  It is another day to experience life.

TIME – it is your friend – you have to learn to use it.  I am glad I’ve learned that and know it is something to work on.

UNIQUE – I’m glad and thankful that I never strived to be like everybody else.  Maybe being left-handed and having red hair taught me early I was unique.  It is learning everybody is unique is important.

VISION –  I am thankful for having a vision of my life – it helps me overcome obstacles when times are tough.  Having a vision connects me with my passions to live life to the fullest

WONDER – I sincerely believe this is what keeps you young.  Wonder about everything – today my wonder was how and when traffic lights began – i’ll google that.

X – tough one –  I considered X-rays.  But I decided the letter X is unique and that is what makes the world go around.

YESTERDAY – without memories, where would we be?

ZIGGY – need I say more – i knew the minute I saw him – we belonged together.

 

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ziggy and waylon

 

what are you grateful and thankful for?

This is part of an international blog circle – I copied this from Karrlin Bain’s blog to complete the circle.

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I got this note HERE:  http://www.lalymille.com/2013/11/gratitude.html  * “This blog circle is an international group so it’s a bit of a challenge to coordinate the different time zones. If you find that the circle is not yet complete, please check back later today!” 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

MARKETING PLAN

I just completed the IGNITE class with C4 in Atlanta. This is a class designed to “ignite” your art career and move you forward.  In participating in this, I created a marketing plan, which I have included below.  This is my initial version.  In presenting to some very knowledgeable people, I realized I need to change the following to really be successful:

  • Personalize my vision statement
  • Focus – it was felt to focus on the coolage party, when that takes off, the rest will come.
  • Target women in the 25-40 range. They not only have children for birthday parties, but friends getting married and many are in the corporate or non-profit world to eventually incorporate team-building and performance art.
  • Don’t ignore the suburbs
  • Snag the domain name of CoolageParty immediately
  • Once it gets going, re-assess my costs, they are low

I realized alot about myself – it was very eye-opening. I want to be part of a bigger art community that is well-respected. I’m not that interested in personal fame.  This was a big first baby-step for me.

 

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MY DOG ATE MY BLOG

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Ziggy and Joel

It’s hard to believe that cute little dog could do this to my notes. Ziggy literally ate my notes on my blog.

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Those are notes I made after hearing a story on NPR about the new exhibit at the High Museum of Art here in Atlanta!!  The exhibit is Frida & Diego, Passion, Politics and Painting, which I am looking forward to seeing.  This is the only stop in the United States and apparently close to 25% of Frida’s paintings are on view.

I had looked up and found some interesting tidbits about the two of them that I was going to share – but alas, you see what happened to them.

So – back to the drawing board.

Lesson learned?  Apparently Ziggy thinks anything on the bed belongs to him!

THE ORLY PLANE CRASH

THE DAY ATLANTA STOOD STILL

Headline of the paper after the fateful crash
Fifty years ago today, on June 3, 1962,  the art community in Atlanta was forever changed.  After a three week trip to Europe, members of the Atlanta Art Association were returning home to Atlanta on a chartered plane.  The plane crashed on takeoff, killing all but two stewardesses.  At the time, it was the worst single plane crash in history.

“It was the Titanic of our city.  When it happened, it took a lot of leaders, important people at the time.” says Ann Uhry Abrams, author of Explosion at Orly, The Disaster that Transformed Atlanta”.  The group included artists, civic leaders, heads of businesses, overall, an influential group.  They had traveled to Europe partly for pleasure, but also to show the city had a commitment to culture.

Out of this grief,  the citizens of Atlanta realized something needed to be done to memorialize the crash victims.  They knew the tiny museum located in an old house needed to be improved.  Ground was broken on the fourth anniversary of the crash for the Memorial Arts Center.   It opened in 1968, and was the first arts center that housed both visual and performing arts in the same venue, which included the Atlanta College of Art (now part of SCAD, Savannah College of Art and Design), The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the High Museum of Art.  The Alliance Theatre was added in 1970, and in 2005 Young Audiences was added.   This addition ensures the PreK-12 programs will serve more than one million children annually, the largest base of an arts center in the country.

It was renamed the Woodruff Arts Center in 1982 to honor the great benefactor, Robert W. Woodruff, also known in Atlanta as Mr. Anonymous.  

The French government donated Rodin’s “The Shade” to the High Museum in memory of the crash victims.  It now stands outside with the names of all the victims surrounding it.  The crash victims had seen Whistler’s Mother at the Louvre,   In a gesture of goodwill, the Louvre loaned the painting to the museum in the fall of 1962 – it’s first appearance in the US.

The High Museum now holds more than 11,000 works of art in its permanent collection


Rodin’s The Shade outside the Woodruff Arts Center

Some other facts:

33 children were left without parents after the crash
Martin Luther King and Harry Belafonte cancelled a sit-in in downtown Atlanta as a concilliatory gesture for the grieving families.
Andy Warhol painted his first “disaster painting” 129 Die in Jet, based on the cover of the New York Mirror the day after the crash.
The plane was known at the Chateau de Sully
The High Museum is named for the High family that donated their home to the museum in 1926.