Macon Arts Alliance Presents New Downtown Murals to Public

Staff Report From Middle Georgia CEO

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Macon Arts Alliance and local resident, Marlon Baldwin, partnered to secure a generous grant from the Downtown Challenge of the Community Foundation of Central Georgia to install three murals on the expansive wall located on the MTA Transfer next to the historic Terminal Station on 5th Street in downtown Macon. The public and press are invited to join Macon Arts Alliance for a public ribbon cutting and opening of the new project on Friday, June 1st at 9:00 AM. Light refreshments will be served. Interested residents and visitors participated in the mural creations by working directly with Isaac Ramsey, Christopher Logan and Mary Frances Burt, the featured artists. The new vibrant art installations add vitality and interest to the bustling station where MTA passengers can make transit and personal connections.
About the Muralists:
Isaac Ramsey MFA, Macon, GA

Isaac Ramsey has an MFA from the University of Connecticut in Scenic Design. He is a Professor of Scene Design at Georgia College & State University. He has national experience in scene design and production and is a Kennedy Center award winner in Scene Design for Oedipus Rex.

Isaac's mural is about interaction with the natural world, specifically the State of Georgia's birds of prey and their symbolism in our mascots such as the Hawks and Falcons. Isaac plans to have the community assist him in the painting of the mural.

Christopher Logan MFA, Macon, GA
Christopher Logan has an MFA from NYU, He is an artist with an international exhibition and mural production history including mural commissions in Michigan USA, Berlin, Germany and Dakar, Senegal.
Christopher's mural incorporated silhouettes of individuals he encountered at the MTA station. "Bus passengers volunteered to have their shadows sketched and included in the mural."
Mary Frances Burt BFA, Macon, GA
Mary Frances has a BFA from the Lamar Dodd School of Art, University of Georgia. A professional artist and designer, she is the Creative Director and Co-Owner of Burt and Burt Graphic Design here in Macon.
Mary Frances' mural is titled "A Celebration of Grace" and meant to convey a message of good will. Using a color-coded system, she had members of the community contribute by painting sections of the mural and adding their signatures within the image.