Thursday, October 23, 2008

Arts Event Transforms Historic Castleberry Hill Neighborhood October 24

“Le Flash,” a night of art, light and sound
Atlanta’s Castleberry Hill district and Cleopas Park
7 p.m. to midnight Oct. 24

For one night, Georgia State artists will transform the streets of Atlanta’s Castleberry Hill district as part of “Le Flash,” an event coordinated by Welch School of Art and Design gallery director Cathy Byrd and local artist Stuart Keeler.

Performances and shows from percussionists, poets, filmmakers and fashion designers are among the more than 30 projects that will be featured as part of “Le Flash.” Highlights include an iron pour and the unveiling of a temporary fountain in Cleopas Park created by Paris-based artist Kristina Solomoukha.

“Stuart Keeler and I invented ‘Le Flash’ as a way to animate the neighborhood and synergize the relationship with the park,” Byrd said. “It’s a community project, and so many of Georgia State University’s staff, students and faculty members have become involved in making this happen.”

Byrd said she hopes that Solomoukha’s exhibit will help bring more Castleberry Hill residents to Cleopas Park, as it is currently an underused cultural space. “Le Flash” will be happening in collaboration with Castleberry Hill’s Fourth Friday Art Stroll, linking the historic district’s monthly event to the park.

“The energy’s there, the excitement’s there, and the community is waiting to share it,” Byrd said.

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