Join us for a unique urban adventure! Our "Walk & Talks" will feature a unique subject (anything from art to trees) and a subject matter expert (artist, arborist, etc.). Most will be outdoors but we will include some indoor events as well, especially during the winter months. The idea is to give our members an opportunity to meet and learn from these experts. You can suggest subjects and SMEs for future events on the registration form.
The non-refundable $10 registration fee will be used to buy shared appetizers at the optional get-together afterwards. Registrations may not be cancelled but they may transferred to another UXATL member right up until event time. No guest registrations for this event, sorry.
- 5:00, Optional get-together at Victory Sandwich Bar
- 5:45, Check in at meeting location*
- 6:00, Event / tour starts (expect a 1-mile leisurely walk)
- 7:15, Optional get-together at Bazati*
* Meeting and get-together locations sent to those who register
ABOUT DAVID LANDIS
If you’ve seen the stainless-steel sculpture of an endangered northern white rhino on the Atlanta BeltLine near Inman Park, then you know the work of David Landis. The sculptor, who welds and casts in a studio near Turner Field, is one of the South’s most prolific public artists, with installations in libraries, gardens, and hotels throughout Atlanta and elsewhere. Though animals are a common theme, Landis’s primary goal is to make art that is both beautiful and emotionally powerful—and that captures attention. “This world we’re in now—cell phones and everything—if you can grab someone for a minute and actually make them feel something, that’s pretty rewarding,” he says. Landis also created "33 Oaks," thirty-three gleaming, oversize oak leaves—one for each species in Georgia—for the BeltLine, and sculpting a series of endangered birds for a children’s hospital in Palo Alto, California. When he isn’t in his studio, you’ll find him hiking with his family at Sweetwater Creek State Park, or driving around with his sidekick, a four-year-old Catahoula mix named Baxter. “I’m a big lover of the outdoors and space,” Landis says. “It’s a needed source of rejuvenation.”
SOURCE: Trees Atlanta