Stone and water
This inlaid stone patio and fountain was created by artist Maria Artemis. This piece combines a memorial to Civil Rights leader, Donald Hollowell, with a playground. Artemis designed this plaza to have an interactive fountain, which calls back to Centennial Olympic Park’s fountain. Water flows down an abstract black stone marker that memorializes Hollowell and calls back to another piece of Atlanta public art, the obelisk that commemorates Andrew Young in downtown. Quotations honoring Hollowell are engraved on a wall that serves as an edge for part of the plaza.
Artemis is an Atlanta-based artist who taught for over 25 years at the Atlanta College of Art. Artemis is the recipient of many awards, grants and commissions. She most recently received the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia’s Working Artist Award 2009, which included a solo exhibition in August-September 2009, and was included in the Georgia Council for the Arts 2009 Publication, Georgia Masterpieces: Selected Works from Georgia’s Museums. Other awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, Mayors Fellowship in the Arts Award, Georgia Women in the Visual Arts Award, and a Ford Foundation Grant. Artemis maintains both an active studio and public art practice.
Center Hill Park
2305 Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway
Atlanta, GA 30318