Courtney Brooks has been named the first Curator-in-Residence for Art on the Atlanta BeltLine. Her public art installation “Journey of a Black Girl”  will open on the Southside Trail on March 14. 

Brooks vision for the installation is a narrative that visually shares experiences the from black adolescence to black womanhood from a creative’s point of view. 

 The exhibition will take place alongside the Southside Trail in three separate phases, including two large-scale murals, a community art installation, multimedia and performance art. 

Phase 1 will open March 14 from 2 to 6 p.m.; phase 2 opens March 21 from 3 to 6 p.m.; and phase 3 open April 5 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Brooks is an Atlanta-based independent curator, visual artist, and art instructor. Originally from Denver, her talents led her to become an artists advocate, encouraging creativity and connecting communities through the arts. In 2019,  she was the first   urator and gallery director for ArtsXchange’s Jack Sinclair Gallery in East Point. 

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Collin Kelley

Collin Kelley has been the editor of Atlanta Intown for two decades and has been a journalist and freelance writer for 35 years. He’s also an award-winning poet and novelist.