City of Atlanta Hosts Reception for the Atlanta Children’s Memorial Project

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On Thursday, Jan. 16, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Atlanta Children’s Memorial Taskforce hosted an opening reception for the Atlanta Children’s Memorial Portraits gallery exhibition at City Hall.

On display until February 6, 2020, in the Mayor’s Gallery at City Hall, the curated exhibition showcases artworks from the more than 100 submissions by Atlanta-area visual artists for the Atlanta Children’s Memorial Portraits Artist Call released in November 2019.

In addition, Dwayne Mitchell was announced as the commissioned artist for the project during the reception. Mitchell will create portraits memorializing the 27-plus victims of the Atlanta Child Murders. Once completed, the portraits will be displayed in the Atrium of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport from May 28 to July 22, 2020.

Thanks to everyone who joined us in remembering the lives lost during this tragic time in our City’s history and helped celebrate the talent and passion of the amazing artists who participated in this call.

Watch the video below to see the digital gallery highlighting some of the portraits of Clifford Jones submitted for the project.