"John Riddle and several other artists created the mural at the Formwalt Street entrance to the NAC. Tina Dunkley created the art in the windows."--from Jim Alexander's annotations. The Formwalt Street entrance of the original Neighborhood Arts Center building, located in the old Peter James Bryant Elementary School building at 252 Georgia Ave. S.W., in the Mechanicsville neighborhood of Atlanta, Ga. The building is decorated with a mural created by Neighborhood Arts Center director John Riddle and several other artists; images in the windows are created by artist-in-residence Tina Dunkley. The partially obscured phrase "Black is art, music, light, since the beginning" is created by John Riddle, known for his paintings and sculptures. Riddle was educated in fine arts at the Los Angeles City College, the California State College at Los Angeles, and the California State University at Los Angeles. Before joining the Neighborhood Arts Center as director in 1976, he taught high school and worked as both a freelance artist and a veterans' councilor in Atlanta. He left the Neighborhood Arts Center in 1981 and became assistant director of the Atlanta Civic Center in 1984. He died in March 2002. Tina Dunkley received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 1974. She worked as a teacher and artist at the Neighborhood Arts Center from February 1975 until August 1977 when she left to join the children's programs division of the High Museum of Art in Atlanta. Title provided by Jim Alexander.
Cite as: The Neighborhood Arts Center. Neighborhood Arts Center photographs series. Jim Alexander collection. Archives Division, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System, presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.
Neighborhood Arts Center photographs series. Jim Alexander collection. Archives Division, Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System.