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Tree Tour: Art and Pollinators of the Atlanta BeltLine Westside Trail

Sat Jun 25 | 9am-11am | Atlanta BeltLine - Westside Trail

This is a special tree tour with artists Kaylin Broussard and Chris Barlett. They will discuss the original art piece created for Trees Atlanta: its intention, design and making. The ConNectar arches over the Westside section of the Atlanta BeltLine with a canopy of butterflies, hummingbirds, bats, wasps, and bees in transparent primary colors. The shapes of the pollinators interact with the sun, resulting in projections of colorful silhouettes on the trail below.

Joining the artists, our Docent Alison Mawle will lead you through the Atlanta BeltLine Arboretum Westside Trail with a focus on the horticultural collections along this part of the Atlanta BeltLine and the restoration efforts that have occurred to create a diverse plant collection including grasses, flowers, trees, and shrubs which has led to an increase in the number pollinators that are visiting the trail. Throughout the trail, discover more about the surrounding neighborhoods and enjoy fresh air, new city views, and fascinating Atlanta history.

About the Artists

Kaylin Broussard and Chris Bartlett are a collaborative husband and wife team who transplanted to Atlanta in 2014 to pursue graduate degrees in Design at Georgia Tech. They both received BFAs in sculpture and began their careers as craftspeople in Louisiana, Kaylin in a production ceramics studio and Chris in an artisanal furniture company. They now spend their professional time researching and designing for the human experience but confess to being sculptors at heart with an urge to use tools and create meaningful objects to share with as many people as possible. They enjoy applying the inclusive thinking of Design to public art projects to create playful, approachable work. Public art is passion work for the couple and they are drawn to projects that ask for commentary on the human experience and our connection to the natural world.

  • Meeting Location: Rose Circle Park in front of the circular, metal art piece.
  • Nearest Address for GPS: 828 Peeples St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
  • Registration required. Walk-ins not accepted at this time.
  • This tour is free. Please consider adding a donation when you register.

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