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Public Art ATL: Elevate Underground Present "Harriet Rising"

Wednesday, 16 May 2012 11:52 By Max Eternity, MaxEternity.com | Report and Video

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On display on the Alabama Street above Underground Atlanta, is a public art installation by artists Lisa Tuttle and Alice Lovelace.  It’s a three-dimensional, multifaceted grouping of polyptych towers paying homage to one of the world’s most notable feminist and civil rights activists—Harriet Tubman.

The project is a part of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program (OCA/PAP) and was brought to fruition through a heroic collaboration with Underground Atlanta in a joint effort called Elevate / Art Above Underground.

First launched in August, 2011, OCA/PAP says that by funding artists and art collaborators via Elevant, they hope to create a series of simultaneous art projects and cultural events “that promises to transform central downtown Atlanta.”

Additional information about the Elevate project can be found here, and in a recent podcast, Tuttle spoke about her “Harriet Rising” collaboration with Lovelace.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

Max Eternity

Max Eternity is a self-taught polymath. A lifelong artist, writer and social critic, he's the founder of the Eternity Group. Eternity was one of the first arts writers for The Huffington Post, and is a contributing author to a new high school textbook,  At Issue: Poverty in America.


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Public Art ATL: Elevate Underground Present "Harriet Rising"

Wednesday, 16 May 2012 11:52 By Max Eternity, MaxEternity.com | Report and Video

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On display on the Alabama Street above Underground Atlanta, is a public art installation by artists Lisa Tuttle and Alice Lovelace.  It’s a three-dimensional, multifaceted grouping of polyptych towers paying homage to one of the world’s most notable feminist and civil rights activists—Harriet Tubman.

The project is a part of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs Public Art Program (OCA/PAP) and was brought to fruition through a heroic collaboration with Underground Atlanta in a joint effort called Elevate / Art Above Underground.

First launched in August, 2011, OCA/PAP says that by funding artists and art collaborators via Elevant, they hope to create a series of simultaneous art projects and cultural events “that promises to transform central downtown Atlanta.”

Additional information about the Elevate project can be found here, and in a recent podcast, Tuttle spoke about her “Harriet Rising” collaboration with Lovelace.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

Max Eternity

Max Eternity is a self-taught polymath. A lifelong artist, writer and social critic, he's the founder of the Eternity Group. Eternity was one of the first arts writers for The Huffington Post, and is a contributing author to a new high school textbook,  At Issue: Poverty in America.


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