Welcome Blind Willie to the L5PCAC
The Blind Willie mosaic, by Jason Evers Johnson, was commissioned by the City of Atlanta in 2005 for Findley Plaza. During the renovations to Findley Plaza, the mosaic was saved to move to a new home at Little 5 Points Center for Arts and Community. The mosaic is based on a rare photograph of blues & ragtime singer, Blind Willie Mctell.
This mosaic was once almost lost to the world but was saved by Don Bender, L5P Business Association and L5P Alliance. Now it will be recreated at the L5PCAC. Due to time and weather, there are some parts of the mosaic that have been damaged by time. The artist Jason Evers Johnson, will be using the Japanese repair style of Kintsugi. This style of repair makes the broken pieces lines prominent to remember them with gold seams. Taking our broken parts to create something even more beautiful seems fitting during these unprecedented times.
This wonderful piece of Little 5 Points history needs your help to be preserved. As part of this installation, the L5PCAC and the L5P Business Association are building a garden to create a welcoming space for this mosaic for visitors and neighbors alike. Please consider supporting this campaign by purchasing an engraved brick or making a donation to help be part of wonderful piece of Atlanta and American Blues History.
Blind Willie Mosaic Project Bricks
Surrounding the re-installed Blind Willie mosaic at the new L5PCAC home will be a wall of engraved bricks with inscriptions chosen by donors supporting the project. The donation required to choose an inscription is $100.
The text can be up to three lines of 15 characters each. You can include your name, messages to loved ones and more. Special characters including ampersands, exclamation points and pound signs can be used. Please include your message in the Engraving Details block below. Logos and graphics are not allowed.