Play Me Once more Pianos will launch its latest public piano on the nationally acclaimed blended use group hub, Ponce Metropolis Market, on Saturday, February seventeenth, at 4 pm. The occasion is free and open to the general public and everybody is inspired to play the piano named “Lin” after the ceremony.
Play Me Once more Pianos, a Georgia nonprofit charity, is working to put in and completely keep 88 free public pianos all through the Atlanta Metropolitan space for the group to play and revel in 12 months spherical.
“Public pianos encourage folks to attach with one another in ways in which had been as soon as widespread, however appear more and more uncommon,” mentioned Jason Brett, co-founder of Play Me Once more Pianos. “By including our pianos to the panorama all through the metropolitan space, we hope to nurture that connection into an evolution of Atlanta’s tradition, group and the humanities.”
The painted piano named “Lin” will stay within the ‘Trestle’, the breezeway close to the bike valet at Ponce Metropolis Market. She was designed and painted with a stunningly stunning peony theme. “Lin” replaces “Cornelius” who was positioned at PCM in 2017.
This latest piano was designed and painted by Andrew Blooms of Atlanta, GA. Blooms is a high quality artist, tattooer, designer, musician, and is the proprietor of Blooms Emporium, situated inside Citizen Provide, an artisan market at Ponce Metropolis Market. “Lin is definitely named after my mom,” mentioned Blooms. “She has been such a help throughout this time of my life, and I needed to thank her by dedicating this piano to her.” His aim is to encourage his group to assume exterior the field, and to position a better worth on artwork and the method of creativity as a lifestyle.
Status Degree sponsorship for the piano was donated by Atlanta native, Benjamin Barnes. “I really like enjoying public pianos and am all the time on the lookout for them after I journey,” shared Barnes, “so I used to be actually excited to study this venture.” Status Degree sponsorship covers the shifting and set up prices for the piano, tuning and upkeep prices for over a 12 months, and decommission prices when the piano is not repairable.
You will discover different pianos put in by Play Me Once more Pianos at Atlantic Station, the Chastain Arts Heart, and the Woodruff Arts Heart in addition to in Chamblee, East Cobb, Roswell, Alpharetta and the Serenbe Artwork Farm Group.
With the rising rarity of house pianos, public entry to them uplifts your complete group, however donations to charities for non-essential providers have been crushingly low for the reason that pandemic. Contributions proper now could make the distinction between a charity surviving or closing its doorways. In the event you love the considered having pianos obtainable to the general public in your metropolis, please donate in the present day, whereas it is in your thoughts. It is by no means been wanted extra. For details about volunteer alternatives, the impression of Play Me Once more Pianos, and a hyperlink to donate, go to www.PlayMeAgainPianos.org.
Andrew Blooms is a high quality artist, tattooer, designer and musician from Atlanta, GA. Blooms’ artworks draw inspiration from conventional Asian portray, printmaking, and tattoos and hopes to reinterpret these conventional values by way of the lens of latest artwork. In 2023, Andrew opened his first retail and studio idea, “Blooms Emporium” in downtown Atlanta, the place one can discover a assortment of his authentic artworks, prints and attire. On the weekends, he teaches artwork courses, the place folks from all backgrounds can come and study the fundamentals of making their very own conventional Asian artwork items. Via these efforts, Blooms’ aim is to encourage his group to assume exterior the field, and to position a better worth on artwork and the method of creativity as a lifestyle. In some ways, Andrew processes his personal challenges and experiences he goes by way of in life by way of his art work, aiming to search out the sweetness and lightweight of life by way of portray, tattooing and creating experiences for the world to take pleasure in. You will discover Andrew portray in his non-public studio in Castleberry Hill or at his retailer, Blooms Emporium, downtown, the place you may discover him portray stay, educating a category, or speaking to his visitors in regards to the artworks he’s creating. Blooms’ slogan, “all the time bear in mind me, OK?” is a reminder to all the time bear in mind the aim of life itself and to bear in mind the golden thread that makes all of life worthwhile: love. For extra info go to www.AndrewBlooms.com.
Ponce Metropolis Market
Developed by actual property funding and administration agency Jamestown, Ponce Metropolis Market is a historic, mixed-use group hub that includes native and world-class meals and retail, residential lofts and workplace area. With ample public inexperienced area and a pedestrian community straight linked to the Atlanta BeltLine hall, Ponce Metropolis Market is a landmark in Atlanta’s skyline and an iconic vacation spot for guests and neighbors alike. At its core is a buzzing indoor/out of doors Central Meals Corridor
that includes eating places and meals stalls, from rising native meals ideas to James Beard award-winning and -nominated cooks. The group hub’s various retail choices embody a mixture of nationwide manufacturers like Anthropologie, West Elm, Williams Sonoma, and J. Crew in addition to native Atlanta-based outlets like Fashionable Mystic, The Village Retail, Rhen’s Nest Toy Store, and extra. When development on the subsequent part of growth is full, Ponce Metropolis Market will embody 5 buildings providing greater than 700,000 sq. toes of workplace area, 350,000 sq. toes of retail area, and over 800 residential and hospitality residing items. For extra info, please go to www.PonceCityMarket.com; www.Subsequent.PonceCityMarket.com.
Play Me Once more Pianos
A registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit charity based in Georgia in 2016, Play Me Once more Pianos locations, maintains and promotes public pianos to strengthen communities, encourage pleasure and produce folks collectively by way of shared encounters with public music and artwork. Every piano is uniquely painted by a wide range of artists starting from internationally acclaimed professionals to aspiring college students. The group is presently working to position 88 pianos all through metropolitan Atlanta. To discover a map of Play Me Once more Pianos installations, donate, volunteer or discover out extra, go to www.PlayMeAgainPianos.org.