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Niki
December 52015

This statue was a permanent gift from the City of Athens, Greece, to the City of Atlanta, symbolizing the Olympic ideals. It is a contemporary adaption of the Winged Victory of Samothrace. The Mayor of Athens, Dimitrios L. Avramopoulos, donated Niki to the city of Atlanta for the Centennial of the Modern Olympics, July 19, 1996. The artist is Pavlos Kougioumtzis, who created a sculpture of bronze and marble, standing 10 feet, 8 inches high.


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City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs
Robert Witherspoon, Project Supervisor, Public Art
www.ocaatlanta.com
404-817-6758

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The Pheonix
December 52015

The Pheonix statue’s dimensions are 15’ 10” high by 10’ width, and 13’ deep. It’s medium is bronze with 23 Karat gold leaf, and a granite base.

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World Peace Rose Garden
December 42015

The Rose Garden was installed in 1992 by The International World Peace Rose Gardens, with the theme: “Peace through Non Violence.” The Garden borders the Peace Plaza, in front of the Visitors’ Center.

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Gandhi Statue
December 32015

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi was unveiled at the Martin Luther King Jr. Historical Site in Atlanta on January 24, 1998. This historical event, taking place in the course of the 50th anniversary of India’s independence …

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Homage to King
December 22015

This dramatic sculpture – a profile of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his arm outstretched – literally welcomes people to the King National Historic site …

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Conversation Peace
December 12015

Atlanta artist Kevin E. Cole created a four-part installation entitled, “Conversation Peace.” Since 1992, the artist has made use of the necktie as an icon, motif, and symbol of power, emphasizing a relationship between music and color.

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Dancing Bear Labyrinth
November 302015

After traveling to England to attend a Labyrinth conference and walk the Tor at Glastonbury, the Lashes decided in March 2004 to build a labyrinth in their front yard, as a meditation garden and a place of peace.

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“Our City” artist is Mahdi Fakhreddin. This wall was created with students from the private Industry Council 1993, and restored in 2002 by Mahdi with students from Inn Harbor Project.

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East Lake Commons
October 302015

Many of the people at East Lake Commons (a Co-Housing Intentional Community) know Andrea and were at the dedication ceremonies of many of the previously planted Peace Poles in Atlanta.

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In 1990 PIP planted their first Peace Pole at Goodwin House on Peachtree Rd. in Bookhaven area with ASHA, which has moved two times.

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Oakhurst Community Garden
October 302015

In 1996, Ms. Louise Jackson, a resident of the Oakhurst neighborhood in Decatur, had no idea that one little nuisance would transform her community. What she knew then was that every afternoon, children leaving the nearby elementary school cut through her yard and trampled her beloved garden. A single decision, however, made all the difference.

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Following September 11, 2001 the Atlanta Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends planted a Peace Pole. The Pole was placed in the ground as a road marker on the path of peace during the chaos following this tragedy. The occasion was also the 50th anniversary of the Atlanta Meeting where, dating back to the Civil Rights era, peace and social justice  remain a dynamic of individual faith.

The Peace Pole was inspired and donated by Elizabeth Hendricks who is one of those most integral  in the founding of the Atlanta Meeting. Elizabeth was living in a Senior Center in Pennsylvania and is there today. She first contacted Jim Tolmach who then asked Fred Stevens to help with planting it and creating a ceremony and garden.

As a Quaker community the Atlanta Friends have been steadfast in their opposition to wars of any kind. Over 100 adults and children were gathered around the Pole at its dedication outside the entrance to the Meeting House. Making the event meaningful were Bert Skellie, Karen Morris and a host of others. The Peace Pole stands as an ever-present reminder that the peoples of this planet will stop fighting once they decide to  stop fighting. In this way the Pole expresses how we are divinely and  infinitely loved! It honors what we are most deeply all about.

Like most Peace Poles it has four sides with four languages in a world of over 4000 different languages, connecting us in minute ways. In remembrance of devoted Atlanta peace activist Ed Arnold, Physicians For Social Responsibility, 1938-2008.


CONTACT:

Atlanta Friends Meeting House
701 W. Howard Avenue Decatur, GA. 30030
Julia Ewen
404-534-3043
404-377-2474

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There are two Poles on this property. Rick & Jeni have supplied information about Peace Poles to many Universal Brotherhood Movement ministers around the world, including planting one at Simpsonwood Conference Center in Norcross, Forrest Hills Conference Center in Dahlonega near Amacalola State Park, GA …

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A special kind of traveling museum teaching character education, violence prevention, and peacemaking skills to Elementary aged children with fun, hands-on, interactive exhibits & Discovery Workshops.

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Dr. King made frequent trips to Los Angeles, CA where she went to peace programs put on by the Baha’i community on Jefferson Ave. On one of her speaking engagements at a sister church in LA, she met Dr. Michael Beckwith in 1995 who had planted a Peace Pole.

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Cultural Arts Council
October 302015

The Cultural Arts Council was chosen for the planting of the Peace Pole because the children of Georgia displayed their Masks for one month at the Art Center in 1989. They performed several times, sharing the music, dance, and customs of their Georgian traditions.

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Millennium Gate is the largest national monument of its kind to be constructed since the Jefferson Memorial. It is built as a Gateway to the Atlantic Station complex, a new “city within a city” located at the former site of the Atlantic Steel mill, on a piece of private land in the center of 17th Street.

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The serene Rose Garden is home to more than 40 varieties, including the coral Rosalynn Carter, pink Queen Elizabeth, red and white Snow Fire, red Rotary, pink and yellow Peace, lavender Lady X, and Blue Girl. The garden centerpiece is the engaging statue, “Hope”, donated by Dorothy C. Fuqua.

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World Wall For Peace
August 52015

For the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta 2,000 people came together to paint their vision of peace and created this #30 World Wall for Peace. It represents the combined endeavor of many individuals, businesses, arts groups, government agencies & private contributors committed to working together to leave this legacy for our great city.

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Little Five Points
August 52015

Partnerships In Peace planted this Pole with the assistance of Don Bender and the Little Five Points Business Association on Christmas Day, 1995 for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

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FCS Urban Ministries
August 52015

This Peace Pole had a long history beginning in 1994 when it was planted at the intersection of Briarcliff Rd. & LaVista Rd. by the Druid-Lavista Business Assoc. on Earth Day with a garden to commemorate the beginning of the construction of area sidewalks.

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