The Defoor Centre announces the 2nd Volunteer Artist Exhibit: Delsarte Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Mural, the first show of 2012 celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life achievements known throughout the world in mural form. This group of artists will display their larger than life wall space pieces on a smaller scale.
The display will be up for six weeks from January 13 through February 29, 2012 with a Sunday afternoon reception on January 22 from 2-4 p.m. This is a free event and families are welcomed.
Started by the City of the Atlanta in 2008, the mural project tells the story of Martin Luther King Jr. by using the large visual format. The first exhibit started small with 70 artists on Edgewood Ave. in downtown Atlanta, across from the MLK museum, to well over 200 today. Artist Louis Delsarte won the first contest and now he’s the manager along with artist, Cheryl D’Amato coordinating the show all year round.
Many artists from various backgrounds bring their talent and skill to explore Martin Luther King’s life and achievements, that are still carried on today in many ways unknown to the obvious. “At the Defoor Centre this will cover the entire inside of the building and that’s over 20K square feet, just think of the physical and emotional impact of the imagery”, states D’Amato with a smile.
As a juried show, participating artists are not yet known and will be announced in mid November.
The Defoor Centre
1710 DeFoor Ave.