Mayor Bottoms, OCA Hosts Atlanta Children’s Memorial Portraits Gallery Exhibition at City Hall

Portrait of Clifford Jones by artist Dwayne Mitchell, one of a series of portraits that will be apart of the Atlanta Children’s Memorial Portraits collection.

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Atlanta Children’s Memorial Taskforce invites you to the opening reception for the Atlanta Children’s Memorial Portraits gallery exhibition at City Hall, Thursday, Jan. 16, from 5:30 pm to 8 pm.

The curated gallery exhibition will showcase select artworks from the more than 100 submissions shared by Atlanta visual artists for the Atlanta Children’s Memorial Portraits RFP.

This exhibition will be hosted in the Mayor’s Gallery at City Hall from January 16 to February 6, 2020.  In addition, the winning portrait artist, Dwayne Mitchell, will be introduced. His portraits memorializing victims of the Atlanta Child Murders will be displayed in the Atrium of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport from May 28 to July 22, 2020.

In 2019, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an Administrative Order to establish the “Mayor’s Advisory Committee: Atlanta Children’s Memorial Taskforce”. The Task Force—comprised of mayoral appointees from the community—was charged with determining an appropriate acknowledgment of the lives cut short during the Atlanta Child Murders.

The Atlanta Children’s Memorial Portraits was one of two projects determined by the Task Force to acknowledge the memory of the lives lost. The second project, the Atlanta Children’s Memorial Eternal Flame, is currently under review and will be installed on the grounds of Atlanta City Hall.

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