#725Views and Grady High School Present “Individually, We Are”

Beginning in mid-September 15, 2018, 725 Ponce and Grady High School will present “Individually, We Are,” a rotating exhibition of original artwork by Grady High School artists. “Individually, We Are” is part of the #725Views project, an ongoing installation of viewfinder artwork on the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. The first Grady student exhibits will be installed by September 15, 2018 and art will rotate every two weeks through November 2018.

Located on the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail at 725 Ponce (adjacent to Ford Factory Lofts and across from Ponce City Market), #725Views presents stereoscopic artwork by notable local photographer Peter Bahouth, as well as original 2D and 3D artwork by emerging local artists. As Eastside Trail visitors pass by the #725Ponce exhibit this fall, they’re invited to peer inside and discover engaging works by talented Grady High School artists.

The first three Grady artists to display work are Zoe White, Ava Montelongo, and Maelle Gutierrez Casal. Zoe White will present a computer-generated pop art piece inspired by Roy Lichtenstein. Ava Montelong will display a series of Nebulae inspired by artist Matt Armstrong. And Maelle Gutierrez Casal’s project will represent the ideal education for a teenage girl — an education where her body, history and current struggles are explained plainly; where she can learn the names of strong women who have changed the course of history. These works will be on view September 15 – 29, and “Individually, We Are” will continue into November with new student artwork rotating in every two weeks.

Other Grady students with works under consideration include Sadie Bader, Madeleine Brown, Devin Cottrell, Katie Dowd, Mina Goldsman, Victoria Hagood, Tyler Jones, Lilia Muscarella, Hannah-Rose Nichols, Assata Norment, Sophie Pye, Harry Rowe, Mina Goldsman, and Reina Rodriguez.

Of the partnership with Grady High School, Jim Irwin, President of New City and developer of 725 Ponce says, “As Eastside Atlanta continues to grow and evolve, partnering with emerging local artists is one way to hold fast to what makes the neighborhood unique. We are honored to have the opportunity to exhibit the work of these talented young women and men and proud to be associated with Grady High School.” John Brandhorst — Grady High School Fine and Performing Arts Chair — agrees, saying, “This is an incredible validation for the work that Grady students produce. We are honored and excited to be a part of this exhibition and the continued evolution of the BeltLine.”

Learn more about #725Views and construction progress at 725 Ponce at instagram.com/725ponce. Learn more about Grady HS at atlantapublicschools.us/grady.