Philanthropies and the city of Atlanta are planning a $100 million spend on an expansion of Piedmont Park and the Atlanta Botanical Garden, part of which will extend green space to the corner of Piedmont and Monroe, Mayor Kasim Reed announced on Friday.
Trees Atlanta is slated to plant about 4,000 trees throughout Atlanta and provide various programs to teach people about the importance of trees, according to legislation pending before the Atlanta City Council.
A garden gate by Andrew T. Crawford is a frame of beauty and a joy of metal.
It’s also a sign of the artist’s mid-career transformation.
Eleven of Andrew T. Crawford’s organically inspired gates frame the daffodils, tulips and hyacinths in the current exhibit, “Atlanta Blooms: 300,000 Watts of Flower Power” at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, through April. “I learned that you can change how you do something without changing what you do,” said the successful blacksmith who switched gears into more sculpture art at age 40. “Because of that freedom, I’ve done more honest work and met with more success.”