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Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs to Showcase Atlanta Children’s Memorial Portraits

Post Date:01/15/2020 12:35 PM

Mayor’s Office of Communications
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303


Michael Smith, Press Secretary
404-546-1465, office
470-372-8752, cell

Jordan Johnson, Communications Manager
404-546-1956, office
470-409-0015, cell


Media Advisory

Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs to Showcase Atlanta Children’s Memorial Portraits


The Office of Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs
Michael Langford
Honored Guests


The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs and the Atlanta Children’s Memorial Taskforce will showcase a curated gallery exhibition of artworks from the more than 100 submissions by Atlanta visual artists for the Atlanta Children’s Memorial Portraits RFP. This exhibition will be hosted in the Mayor’s Gallery at City Hall from January 16th to February 6th, 2020. In addition, the winning portrait artist Dwayne Mitchell will be introduced. His portraits memorializing victims of the Atlanta Child Murders will be displayed in the Atrium of Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport from May 28 - July 22, 2020.
In 2019, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms issued an Administrative Order to establish the “Mayor’s Advisory Committee: Atlanta Children’s Memorial Taskforce”. The Task Force—comprised of mayoral appointees from the community—was charged with determining an appropriate acknowledgment of the lives cut short during the Atlanta Child Murders. The Atlanta Children’s Memorial Portraits was one of two projects determined by the Task Force to acknowledge the memory of the lives lost. The second project, the Atlanta Children’s Memorial Eternal Flame, is currently under review and will be installed on the grounds of Atlanta City Hall.


Thursday, January 16, 2020
:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


Atlanta City Hall
Mayor’s Gallery and City Hall Atrium
55 Trinity Avenue, SW
Atlanta, GA 30303



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