Meet The Artists
From a Grammy Award–winning musician to the executive producer of “The Walking Dead,” the Creative Media Industries Institute has an impressive crop of artists-in-residence.
ATLANTA—Georgia State University Library’s Special Collection and Archives announced that it will acquire the papers of acclaimed Civil Rights leader Lonnie C. King, Jr. The collection documents the rich history of the Atlanta Student Movement between 1960-1965 as well as the Mr. King’s life and work.
Georgia State University’s Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence has been awarded a $125,000 planning grant from JPMorgan Chase to prepare local youth for careers in the burgeoning film, media and entertainment industry in Georgia.
ATLANTA—Georgia State University opened the Creative Media Industries Institute on Thursday, Oct. 19, unveiling an ultramodern facility dedicated to digital media, film and other innovative programs.
ATLANTA—In honor of the Atlanta Jazz Festival’s 40th Anniversary, the Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs recently installed a collection of photographs of jazz musicians in storefront windows throughout south downtown Atlanta. The project features 23 striking images of musicians who have entertained festival audiences over the past 39 years, including School of Music’s Dr. Gordon Vernick, Professor of Music and Coordinator of Jazz Studies.
ATLANTA—Georgia State Library’s Special Collection and Archives have acquired the records of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, a collection that documents the rich history of the organization since its founding in 1945.
On the Greek island of Lesvos, hundreds of thousands of life vests discarded by refugees fleeing war blanket the shoreline. When art professor Pam Longobardi saw these acres of litter, she found a creative way to bring attention to refugees from many nations.
ATLANTA—Dr. Nickitas Demos has been appointed interim director of the School of Music in Georgia State University’s College of the Arts.
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