In an effort to respond to injustices against the black community and in memory of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Rashard Brooks and many more before them, "In this together" aims to raise funds for the Atlanta Solidarity Fund whose mission is to support people in Atlanta who have been arrested for taking action against social injustice. They provide access to jail support, representation and bail funds.
Living Walls project, "Signs of Solidarity", will partner with a local arts organization, Tila Studios to bring "In This Together"; an extension of the “Signs of Solidarity” project.
With "In This Together", Tila Studios' will bring two artists; Erica Chisolm and Aaron Trimar, to create a "Sign of Solidarity". These signs will aim to encourage our community to stand together against hate and the marginalization of Black Americans. Each artist will share their art process, story, and vision via social media. Each artist will be selling their individual banners for ($75-$100) on a GoFundMe where all proceeds of sales will be donated to the Atlanta Solidarity Fund. ( https://atlsolidarity.org/#what-we-do )
"Still In This Together" goes beyond the art and digs deeper in search of healing through a time of unpredictability, violence, and discrimination.
Living Walls seeks to utilize the power of public art as a social and economic engine, providing an artistic workforce for the local community and creating healthy, sustainable urban spaces for the city of Atlanta.
We envision a future where public art is foundational to the growth and evolution of cities, and channels the spirit and culture of local communities.
TILA Studios is a visual arts incubator that empowers emerging black women artists to create and showcase their art through our year-long membership and agency program. When black women artists are thriving, they have the power to transform their communities, neighborhoods and the world.
Featured in New York Times, Huffington Post, NPR and Forbes, TILA Studios has been the recipient of the Arts Innovation Luminary Award, Best of Atlanta 2017 and 2018 Awards. TILA Studios has redistributed over $150,000 amongst artists with a direct investment to their practice through our residencies, fellowships, and gallery sales. In 2019, TILA curated the first exhibition by women of color for the Mayor’s Office in City Hall and the first organization to produce a gallery for Summit 21, which we sold a record amount of artwork to collectors across the nation.
E. L. Chisolm is a black female mixed media artist, art activist, and muralist based in Atlanta, GA & Birmingham, AL. E.L.’s formal studies of sociology, art, cosmetology inform her artwork. Her work is centered around adversity in black communities. She uses acrylic paint, found materials and wood to create texture to imitate the imperfections of the black experience while highlighting the beauty. She advocates for the activation of public art in underserved communities. She is currently working as the Creative Placemaking Fellow under Urban Impact Birmingham, serving the Historical 4th Ave Business District & Civil Rights District of Birmingham, AL.
Atlanta, GA concept tattoo artist, Aaron Trimiar. has gained the devoted following of many with his diverse perspectives placed within his fine art. Self-taught in figure and comic drawing, Trimiar uses the human expression for most of his focal points while incorporating non-traditional elements to help depict what his imagination desires- serving metaphorically for various life experiences.
His unorthodox artistry has gained clientele in search of an artist who could capture their stories with an innate level of creative freedom. Trimiar’s deep range of creative freedom and personable subject matter is reflective within his art including Egyptian love, drug overdosage, a homeless man’s mental arguments with his demons, and the ever-present issue of police brutality. Although one may initially wonder, “What the hell is going on?”, at first glance, Trimiar ensures that his distinctive delivery will allow for one’s eyes to follow the imagination of his visual short stories and hopefully broaden their perspective far beyond what they could have ever imagined.