"Here To Stay"

The Education is Liberation Monarch Mural

A panel discussion held at the Latin American Association building about Immigration Advocacy in public spaces titled “Here To Stay”

The "Here to Stay" Panel discussion event was a success! Thank you each and everyone who came out to support. Special thanks to Yehimi's mother for the delicious food.    

Our moderator, Gigi Pedraza, captivated a room full of listeners with her infectious personality. She was able to incorporate commonalities amongst the audience by asking intriguing questions to our panelist
 

Our first-panel member, Dr. Laura Emkio Solstis, who runs a school for undocumented youth shined a light into her world. Dr. Solstis shared a story with the community about an experiment she conducted at the University of Georgia with her students. A peace protest that paved the way for educational reform. 

The second panelist, David Schaefer, who works with the Latin American Association provided some insight on the mural's relocation. The message behind the Education is Liberation Monarch mural made him share personal stories which made him overwhelmed with emotion.  

The last panelist, Leslie Ramirez, a Cross Keys High School student of Yehimi Cambron elaborates on the meaning of the mural. The Education is Liberation Monarch mural is a safe haven for her community that is and will always be "Here To Stay" 

"Symphony"

Atlanta’s largest mural is almost complete!

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Living Walls selected an artist who qualified to illustrate this dynamic project for the community of Atlanta. Banyan Street Art and International Corporate Art(ICart) are responsible for the curation of this mural. Our partnership with these organizations has produced what will be Atlanta’s largest mural to date. During the last week of January, Hopare will be adding his finishing touches to “Symphony” just time for Super Bowl LIII. We’ve documented and put together a few images of our progression throughout the month of January. Check it out!

New Mural at Mercedes Benz Stadium with AT&T

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We are so happy to have had the opportunity to help curate and produce a new murals for AT&T at the Mercedes Benz Stadium to celebrate the historic Westside and its roots. We worked with local Atlanta artist Faatimah Stevens to create an immersing mural. Her concept highlights The Westside community, the stadium architecture and the growing and changing Atlanta.


The two diamond motifs that reflect each other, actually represent the rooftop of the old Dome. Those two shapes anchor the cityscape in between, as a way to open up to the new Stadium--and the community that surrounds it. The signature retractable roof, the map of the Westside, the colorful brushstrokes and detail carry this composition before you. Designed to guide the viewer along a landscape that is provocative, striking, bright and interactive.

Artist Bio

Faatimah Stevens is a designer, painter, and illustrator, Faatimah Stevens has her hand in many creative avenues. From visual branding to curation, being involved in the creative process is her true purpose. Although a Memphis native, she currently resides in Atlanta after studying at Atlanta College of Art and SCAD, and completing a BFA in Studio Art at Georgia State University. The primary motivation for her work is to provide a universal articulation shared through a visual language.


Check out our 2017 Laura Calle Recipient Mural by Lauren Pallotta

“In Solidarity” 

A mural project by Lauren Pallotta, Jessica Caldas, Lela Brunet, Angela Davis Johnson and Krista Jones set to take place on Edgewood Ave.

Inspired by Laura Patricia Calle’s advocacy work in social equality, feminism, immigrants’ rights, LGBTQ rights, and culture diversity, "In Solidarity" represents Laura Patricia Calle's constant fight for equality for all.