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Local Architects and Designers Pay Homage to ATL with Glowing Art Installations in MARTA stations
Local Architects and Designers Pay Homage to ATL with Glowing Art Installations in MARTA stations

Atlanta, GA --  (submitted by Sarah Gates) Throughout the month of June, the sun isn’t the only thing that will be shining across Atlanta. A unique exhibition titled “Light Up Atlanta” will be offering Atlantans the chance to soak up some local art and culture during their daily commute.

On Wednesday in a ceremony at Five Points, C.H. Briggs and MARTA will unveil glowing art installations made primarily of DuPont™ Corian® that will be on display at MARTA stations across the Atlanta. Each item in the exhibition was created by Atlanta-based architects and designers to celebrate the local creative community

C.H. Briggs, a leading local distributor of specialty building products, commissioned the placement of seven sculptural pieces—some illuminated— in six of the city’s busiest MARTA stations. Each item in the exhibition was created by members of the Atlanta architecture and design community to reflect how the city inspires them. The futuristic designs are made almost entirely of DuPont™ Corian® - a durable and flexible solid surface material that has broad appeal and myriad applications among architects and designers.

“We’re thrilled to support the Atlanta community with these beautiful and unexpected additions to their workday commute,” said Luis Arias, chief marketing officer, C.H. Briggs. “We strongly believe in the efforts MARTA takes to enrich the lives of Atlanta residents and visitors alike, and together we wanted to provide a platform that champions local artistic expression. The Atlanta design community is robust, and we are proud to showcase their work.”

From longstanding resident designers to recent student transplants, C.H. Briggs and MARTA aim to showcase the talents of the local design community in a city with a reputation for cultivating art of all kinds. Participating designers featured in Light Up Atlanta include:

  • Kellen Minor, “Seed Bench” at Peachtree Center
  • Shelly-Anne Tulia Scott, “Peeling Back the Heart” at Five Points
  • Jim Ferguson, “Whirling Dervish” at Decatur
  • Tae Jun Park, “Seating Bench 01” at Arts Center
  • Ted Freeman, “Hot-lanta Fan” at Five Points
  • IA Interior Architects, “Perspectives” at Dome/GWCC/Philips Arena/CNN Center
  • Lisa Lin, “Life/Flame/Rising” at Lindbergh Center

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