Mammal Gallery in Downtown has launched a fundraising campaign to ensure that it remains open. Founders Brad Egan and Chris Yonkers say that the majority of the buildings on its block on South Broad Street have have been purchased or are under contract to new owners. The owners said in a statement: “We are hopeful to have a positive and long-standing arrangement with the future owners of our building. Already, they have been looking into improving the safety and efficacy of the buildings, and have no intention of pushing us out. However, due to the uncertainties that lie ahead, all of our long-term plans for investments for our building are currently at a standstill.” Mammal Gallery, which opened in 2013, is part of the renaissance of south Downtown into a burgeoning arts destination. To make a donation visit this link.
Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) Assistant Conductor and Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Music Director Joseph Young has been named the Ruth Blaustein Rosenberg Artistic Director of Ensembles at the Peabody Conservatory following an international search. In this role, Young will lead the programming and direction of all Peabody Conservatory instrumental ensembles. In addition, he will work with Marin Alsop, who leads the graduate conducting program. Since 2014, Young has been a driving force for the artistic growth and leadership of the Orchestra. He engaged the Atlanta community regularly as the primary conductor for all education, community and Youth Orchestra concerts.