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July 29, 2011

Wall Power!

Four local artists take to the street with their handiwork this month

By Nancy Staab

Take four cutting-edge galleries as curators, four hot local artists, and four blank walls in four arty Atlanta nabes, and you get the mural mania known as Four Coats. See the final results at festive unveilings this Saturday night, July 30, 6-9PM and meet the artists in person.

Artist Tommy Taylor Artist Tommy Taylor

“Four Coats” is an annual murals-in-the-city project to promote public art introduced by Monica Campana of the Living Walls international graffiti fest (which took place in Atlanta Aug. 12-14) and sponsored by the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs. Four major art districts I45 (i.e. Inman Park, Fourth Ward, Little Five Points), Westside Arts District, Castleberry Hill, and Midtown each scored a fresh outdoor wall mural curated by a hip neighborhood gallery (Whitespace, Marcia Wood, Get This! and Beep Beep) and produced  by a leading Atlanta artist. This year the hand-picked artists are Tommy Taylor, Lucha Rodriguez, Andy Moon Wilson and Sunday Southern Arts Revial—an artist collective consisting of George Long, John Tindel, Michi, Jesse Cregar and Mario Schambon. The artists have been working on the murals for weeks and now you can witness the final products. Click here for a map indicating the location of each mural:

http://fourcoats.wordpress.com/mural-locations/

Below a few snaps of the walls in progress and final results—from the dreamy, story book cityscape of towers and spires by Andy Moon Wilson to the gorgeous abstract by Tommy Taylor. Just call them wonder walls.

 

Andy Moon Wilson final murla Andy Moon Wilson final murla
 
Andy Moon Wilson's Mural in process Andy Moon Wilson's Mural in process

 

Sunday Southern Art Revival Mural Sunday Southern Art Revival Mural

 

Lucha Rodriguezmural in progress Lucha Rodriguezmural in progress
 

 

Tommy Taylor's mural Tommy Taylor's mural