BLIND WILLIE McTELL MOSAIC
Due to a renovation four years ago, this beautiful mosaic, based on a well-known photograph of legendary Georgia blues singer and guitarist Blind Willie McTell, had to be removed from Little 5 Points’ Findley Plaza. Now, it is being reassembled and installed on the grounds of the Little 5 Points Center for Arts and Community, the home of WRFG, Horizon Theater, and numerous other non-profits. The Center has brought the original artist, Jason Johnson, back from Italy, to complete its challenging reconstruction. For this process, Jason is using a version of the ancient Japanese method of repairing broken pottery with gold called kintsugi.
The restoration project, which will include a Japanese style garden, is expected to cost upwards of $20,000. A generous donor has pledged $10,000, but additional funds are needed. For that reason, the Center for Arts and Community is offering blues and art lovers the opportunity to order personalized bricks that will be incorporated into the garden. In return for a $100 donation, you can have an engraved brick that can accommodate 1 to 3 lines of text, with up to 15 characters per line.
To add your brick to the Blind Willie McTell Mosaic, visit the Little 5 Points Center for Arts and Community’s website.