Thursday, March 22, 2012

Grant Mansion Photographers and Patinas.

Will I love it as much when it's finished? I'm talking about the 1854 L.P. Grant Mansion, home of the Atlanta Preservation Center.


It was a ruin in 2001. There were no ceilings, no floors. But oh the walls - patina is an inadequate a word for them.

You should see for yourself on Saturday March 24 from 2-5pm for a couple of Phoenix Flies events.

May I show you a few pictures from the Grant Mansion's first art show on March 14?

WonderRoot partnered with Atlanta Preservation Center on the exhibit, "The Future is Behind Us."

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I arrived about dusk. It's only a rancher so far, it's got some growing to do.

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The walls are about all that's left from the original structure. but what walls.

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The porch is grand and makes me feel grand.

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I rushed straight though the house to see the new back porch. Folks were so comfortable back there.

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I peeked from the porch into the parlor and found the party amid the patina. (I'm going to get into big trouble for this sentence.)

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Stephanie Dowda (above) curated the show for WonderRoot and Atlanta Preservation Center.

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Photographer John Paul Floyd.

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Photographer Nikita Gale.

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Photographer Chris Carder.

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Photographer Chris-McClure.

I arrived too late to photograph photographer Jill Frank.

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A mansion with plywood floors makes for a comfortable party.

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Smiles were the order of the evening.

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The 3 Chris's wanted a picture: Chris Carder, Chris McClure, Chris Appleton.

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It was time to go home.

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I'll see you there on Saturday, OK?

3 comments:

  1. I love the patinas. I doubt they will leave them alone but I can dream.

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  2. They will certainly leave them alone. They cast a magic spell, the are proud of the notches and dings accumulated over the years. Resistance is futile.

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