Bouncy house and ice cream! This poster about sums up Sunday’s event…
Bouncy house and ice cream! This poster about sums up Sunday’s event…
You may have already noticed, but work on the beautiful MARTA Overpass mural has resumed!
Asst. City Manager Linda Harris writes on The Decatur Minute…
Felici Asteinza and Joey Fillastre (the artists that make up the Milagros Collective) will begin painting on Saturday, April 1 at 9 a.m. They will paint each day from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. from April 1 – April 9. West Trinity Avenue will be closed to through traffic near the overpass so that they will have safe access in order to paint the rest of the mural.
The following vehicles will be allowed to enter through the locations: vehicles going and coming from 700 Atlanta Ave., vehicles going and coming to the Decatur Police Dept. or Decatur Municipal Court, delivery drivers for Trinity Walk, employees and visitors of the Task Force for Global Health. Trinity Walk residents should enter and exit the complex via W. Trinity Place at Waters Street.
Linda also notes that the “the dedication and celebration of the community mural and new playspace” will be on Sunday, April 23rd. More details coming on that front soon.
Asst. Active Living Director Cheryl Burnette writes in…
May is National Bike Month and Decatur Safe Routes to School invites you to participate in Decatur’s second annual Bike to School Month poster contest. We invite children in grades k – 8 to design a poster illustrating bike safety. For example, the poster could show a child using hand signals, or it could stress the importance of wearing a helmet. Creativity is encouraged!
A panel of judges will select four winners who will receive a gift certificate from Bicycle South, the contest sponsor. Judging will be based on creativity, inclusion of bike safety theme, and originality. Age and grade will play a factor in the judging. The winning posters will be made into posters to be displayed throughout the City during May. Winners will also be recognized at the City Commission meeting in May and poster art will be featured in the May Decatur FOCUS magazine.
Deadline is March 10. Entries are to be turned in at the student’s school by 3 pm.
Morgan sends along this announcement…
The Oakhurst Community Choir is gearing up for our 2017 spring session and we want you to come join in the musical fun!
The Oakhurst Community Choir is a friendly, non-audition, independent choir established in 2013. Our goal is to bring together members of our community to share in the joy and benefits of communal singing in a fun, informal and low commitment setting. We welcome singers of all experience levels and the choir is open to all teens and adults as well as pre-teens accompanied by an older family member. There is also no requirement that choir members actually live in Oakhurst! We have singers from a variety of neighborhoods in both Decatur and Atlanta. In addition to our time spent singing together, our choristers often retire to a local establishment after rehearsals for some socializing.
Rehearsals take place on Wednesdays from 7:00-8:30pm at the Solarium at 321 West Hill Street in Oakhurst, Feb. 22nd through May 17th. The theme for this semester is Popular Songs from the 1940s to the Present and the season will culminate with several community performances.
Membership for the session costs $60, which includes the cost of sheet music.
To register or for further information, please contact Alice Reeves, our Executive Director, at [email protected]. Choir members who sign up by January 31st will have their music ordered for them through the choir. After that, singers will be responsible for ordering their own music (membership fee will be reduced accordingly).
We look forward to singing with you!
From Asst. City Manager Linda Harris on The Decatur Minute…
The mural on the MARTA Overpass at W. Trinity Place and Atlanta Ave. is almost complete. The Milagros Collective, consisting of artists Felici Asteinza and Joey Filastre, began work on the mural in the middle of November.
The project was initially delayed in order to do a lead abatement on the steel girders and while the rain was much-needed, it caused more delay in the painting process. The artists worked for a month through the middle of December and one side of the mural is just about finished along with the pilings under the Overpass. The other side has been pressure washed and primed and is ready for the detail work.
Felici and Joey are part of a residency program at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) from the end of December through the end of January.
They will return to finish the mural the first week of April when the weather is warmer so the paint will adhere better. In addition to finishing the mural, they will be working with Decatur Active Living and the community at the Decatur Housing Authority to enhance the area under the bridge.
The area under the bridge has been funded by a KaBoom! Play Everywhere grant to create a playspace that will give the community a pleasant place to stop by and be physically active. The space will be an extension of the mural and have features such as hopscotch, four-square, an artist-created bench and more. The space is also used as a bus stop by the adjacent community and once the mural is complete and the space is activated, it will be brighter, more welcoming, and add an element of fun to the area.
Video courtesy of The City of Decatur via YouTube
In the “new golden age of TV”, there are a ton of new programs to choose from, but feel free to list any series – from any year – that you really enjoyed this past year.
One of my favs above. 🙂
Photo courtesy of HBO.com
Paste is back in print and better than ever!
We covered when the Decatur-based publication folded its print version back in 2010. We were sad, but you may recall it was a tough era for magazine. Since then Paste has concentrated its efforts on its website, and grown its audience 10-fold, according to its recently release. (I believe it. I get Paste search results frequently when looking for any number of arts & entertainment and beer-related content!)
I’m not sure we could have anticipated that Paste would ever return to our mailboxes, but here it is! (Though it may not fit in a mailbox anymore.)
Paste is returning as a quarterly publication in a “large 12”-by-12”-inch format” with “thick paper and rich colors,” And instead of the old Paste Sampler CD, you’ll get “150-gram colored vinyl album with exclusive tracks recorded at the Paste Studio in New York”.
The publication, which sounds more like a book than a magazine, will sell for $20/issue or $70 for a year’s subscription (four magazines plus four vinyl samplers). The first issue will release in March of 2017.
For more info, check out the video above and let Founder and Editor Josh Jackson explain it to you. Or read their full release HERE.
Welcome back to print Paste!