Living Walls, in collaboration with Underground Atlanta and Atlanta Fashion Week, have joined forces to announce an inspiring event that will celebrate art, culture, and creativity. On October 6th, 2023, an exceptional mural unveiling and gallery exhibition featuring prints by Jasmine Nicole Williams (Atlanta) and textiles by Daniel Villela (Mexico) will take place as part of the Living Walls Abroad mural exchange program.
The mural was created as part of the 3rd annual Living Walls Abroad exchange program between Atlanta, Georgia, and Ciudad Satélite, Mexico. Atlanta artist Jasmine Nicole Williams traveled to Mexico to paint a mural with Satélite-raised Daniel Villela in August. In exchange, Villela will visit Atlanta to create a second mural with Williams at Underground Atlanta. Both murals are collaborations between the artists, exploring the ways in which their personal practices and cultural histories can be interpreted in modern monuments.
This collaboration between Living Walls, Underground Atlanta, and Atlanta Fashion Week represents a fusion of artistic disciplines that promises to inspire, ignite conversations, and foster a sense of community and pride. The gallery will be open from 12pm-12am on Friday, October 6, 2023, with a mural unveiling at 8pm followed by a gallery reception at 9pm.
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ABOUT LIVING WALLS ABROAD
Living Walls Abroad started in 2019 as a way to support the development of local Atlanta artists through cultural exchange. Previous exchanges included Dianna Settles and Kashink in Paris & Sofahood and Maremoto in Mexico City. The overarching goal of this exchange is to learn from other artists and organizations across the world while having conversations around public art practices and how culturally diverse artists can work together to take up space across the globe.
ABOUT UNDERGROUND ATLANTA:
Underground Atlanta has long been the cultural heart of Downtown Atlanta. With historic roots dating back to the 1900s, this arts, entertainment, and retail district spans multiple levels and four city blocks. In 2020, Lalani Ventures purchased Underground with a vision to restore and revitalize this iconic destination. Bordered by Pryor, Central, Wall, and Alabama Streets and connected to the Five Points MARTA, Underground Atlanta is a central, accessible space that will house local restaurants, entertainment and exhibition spaces, and galleries with a special focus on immersive art experiences. With a new and visionary team at the helm and the support and enthusiasm of the Downtown community, Underground will once again reflect and enhance the vibrancy of the city we call home. Follow along on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
ABOUT ATLANTA FASHION WEEK:
Atlanta Fashion Week (ATLFW) is committed to evolving into a global fashion destination with the mission of celebrating diversity, innovation, and creativity in fashion. Our primary goal is to create an interactive platform that drives brand awareness and foster’s creativity, growth, and exposure to advance emerging fashion designers and brands careers. For more information, visit www.atlantafashionweek.co and follow @atlfw.
ABOUT SATÉLITE M17:
SATÉLITE M17 is a festival showcasing the current musical and creative community of the Naucalpan de Juarez region. Ciudad Satélite is a city that holds roots for many families in the region but tends to be forgotten as residents move to other parts of Mexico. The festival brings together artists from the city to celebrate how its history, architecture, and genealogy influenced the construction of a solid artistic community in the city, leading to the emergence of independent music studios and labels, photographers, audiovisual producers, and visual artists, among others. The festival brings these artists together across multiple venues to showcase this history's influence on the artist's individuality and collective power. Follow @satelitem17 for more information.