Thanks to a partnership with Southwest Airlines, Emory University students have the opportunity to work directly with local artists and community groups in Atlanta to learn about ethically engaged art and improve the city around them.
In our 2014 class, students partnered with artist Deborah Sosower to create artwork for TreesAtlanta. Their final product was a large wood carving, which can act as a stand-alone art piece or be used to make promotional prints.
Emory student artists were Lois Chang, Kunal Patel and Aubrey Tingler. Click through to see more photos!
In 2014, acrylic painter and tattoo artist PaperFrank collaborated with Emory students to create artwork for Foreverfamily, a nonprofit that “works to ensure that, no matter what the circumstances, all children have the opportunity to be surrounded by the love of family.”
Emory student artists included Benjamin Austin, Kevin Oshiro Do and Maya Hubbard. Kids at a Foreverfamily location played an integral role in creating the work.
In 2014, artist Kelly Kristin Jones led Emory students Brittany Fauconnet, Yeji Park, and Daneka Stryker in creating artwork for Gateway Center, a nonprofit that works to end chronic homelessness in Atlanta by helping people achieve self-sustainability.
The group created a striking photo campaign called “We Are Atlanta.” Click through to see the results!