Location: Helene S. Mills Senior Multipurpose Facility


Address
515 John Wesley Dobbs Ave.
ATLANTA, GA 30312
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    [name] => 4th Ward
    [description] => Louis Delsarte, 2002
Mural
Fulton County Arts Council

Atlanta resident Louis Delsarte, a painter and educator, has created scenes of the culture and the community of the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood during the 1940s and '50s. This mural, titled "4th Ward," is composed of four panels, each designed to reflect the values of community, spirituality, family and entertainment. Delsarte’s brilliant use of color and impressionist painting techniques animate these images with a vibrant energy. The first panel, "Sunday Gathering," illustrates a scene of African-Americans in a large church listening to a soul-stirring sermon. In this panel, the artist wishes to pay homage to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and to acknowledge the importance of church life to many Old Fourth Ward residents. The second panel, "The Gathering," pictures generations of friends and family around a table, celebrating a birthday as the cake is brought into the room. "The Family Outing" is the subject of the third panel. The artist depicts a family promenading through a residential street on a sunny afternoon, visiting with each other and their neighbors. The fourth panel, "The Dance," pays tribute to Auburn Avenue’s night spots, such as the Royal Peacock.
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