All Press Releases for November 07, 2017

Atlanta Artist Corey Barksdale - Elevating Art to a Brand New Level

The Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs has decided to expand ELEVATE, turning it from a seasonal temporary public art program, to a regularly occurring arts program.

Atlanta visual mural artist Corey Barksdale pushes the boundaries of contemporary art by mixing styles and blending techniques to create fresh, original art.

    ATLANTA, GA, November 07, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Elevate, the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs' annual public art festival, will return for the seventh year to downtown Atlanta. Atlanta visual mural artist Corey Barksdale pushes the boundaries of contemporary art by mixing styles and blending techniques to create fresh, original art. Barksdale is one of the featured visual artist in the public art festival.

About Atlanta Artist Corey Barksdale

Atlanta artist Corey Barksdale uses art to capture African American history, "A lot of my images are representative of the experiences that I have had and how I identify myself. These subjects reflect my community. The bold colors that I use have been with me since the beginning. Initially I focused on a few primary colors. Now I am blending them in different ways to create my secondary colors. I give the colors a different value or tone. Examples: blue is a darker tone, then red a mid-tone, orange is light, yellow even lighter, and white I use for highlights. So there is actually a system, and I use certain colors over and over. Using bright colors is part of my makeup. Much art from Africa utilizes some of the same color combinations that I use. So, it's part of my DNA that I use these colors; it's what seems natural."

Barksdale's resume includes a current project for Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC, as well as murals on the Atlanta Beltway, in Athens and Decatur, GA, and numerous projects for television. The National Museum of African American History and Culture will feature eleven inaugural exhibitions focusing on a wide arc of history: Slavery, Reconstruction, the Harlem Renaissance, the Great Migrations to the North and West, the Civil Rights Movement, and beyond. It will be a place where everyone can explore the story of America through the lens of the African American experience. Opening September 24, 2016, Barksdale's image will be part of a 360-theater exhibit film that celebrates African American creativity and cultural expressions through art, music, dance, theater and literature.

His passion and skill in capturing the African American experience through color, imagery, and motion will translate into a vibrant experience of interpretation that will inspire visitors of today and tomorrow," said Rebecca McWilliam, Director of Tourism, Visit Dublin GA. "We're grateful to Georgia Tourism for the opportunity to have an artist of Barksdale's experience and talent creating this work of art for what will become the primary gateway to downtown."

When it comes to real blend of African America art works, those that are a renaissance of time, Artist Corey Barksdale knows how to make the spirits come alive. For over a decade now, Barksdale has been offering public exposure to Atlanta artist Corey Barksdale's art creations and has been serving art dealers and collectors in their search for a broad range of fine art paintings and collectible's that are quite exclusive and striking.

Atlanta African American artist Corey's art projects have touched the hearts of those that have come across it - as every of his artwork presents that touch & feel that connects with the body, mind and soul.

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Atlanta artist mural painting video by Corey Barksdale.