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Best Public Art BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Freedom Park
Though the range of work in the summer-long ART IN FREEDOM PARK exhibition ran the gamut from so-so to sublime, it was nice to see this grassroots effort (and a laudable involvement by the Freedom Park Conservancy) in trying to bring art out of the galleries and to the folk who bike, jog and sauntermore...

Though the range of work in the summer-long ART IN FREEDOM PARK exhibition ran the gamut from so-so to sublime, it was nice to see this grassroots effort (and a laudable involvement by the Freedom Park Conservancy) in trying to bring art out of the galleries and to the folk who bike, jog and saunter through the 210-acre greenspace. Notable pieces include Meshakai Wolf’s faux animal-crossing road signs warning of citified critters like squirrel and opossum on the roadways; Linda Stern‘s politically charged and user-friendly “Hammocks for the Homeless” made of construction site material; and Phil Proctor’s bright yellow metal sculpture that looks like metal origami plunked into the middle of the park. The Conservancy’s dedication to public art continued last month with the installation of folk artist Thornton Dial’s sculpture “The Bridge,” the largest piece of public art ever created by the artist. The work, at the corner of Ponce de Leon Avenue and Freedom Parkway, sits on the John Lewis Plaza dedicated to the civil rights legacy of that beloved U.S. Representative.
The cross-shaped park runs from DeKalb Avenue to Ponce de Leon Avenue, from Boulevard to Oakdale Road. www.artinfreedompark.org. www.freedompark.org.

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Best Public Art BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Freedom Park

Best Public Art BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
State Farm Arena
We can only figure that our readers meant the facade of the arena parking garage. According to readers, big commercial logos, an enormous monitor displaying nonstop sports action, a scrolling electronic message board and a giant clock present the ultimate exemplar for public art. When it comes to excessmore...
We can only figure that our readers meant the facade of the arena parking garage. According to readers, big commercial logos, an enormous monitor displaying nonstop sports action, a scrolling electronic message board and a giant clock present the ultimate exemplar for public art. When it comes to excess sans aesthetics, Philips says it all. less...

Best Public Art BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
The Storyteller
The man-deer that sits telling stories to animals in the midst of Buckhead mayhem is an unexpectedly dreamlike vision. With The Storyteller, sculptor Frank Fleming transforms the center of a crazy intersection into an island of refreshing calm, where there is still time and place for nature to quenchmore...
The man-deer that sits telling stories to animals in the midst of Buckhead mayhem is an unexpectedly dreamlike vision. With The Storyteller, sculptor Frank Fleming transforms the center of a crazy intersection into an island of refreshing calm, where there is still time and place for nature to quench our thirsty souls. less...
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