Our weekly column spotlights the best, newest, strangest and most beautiful in Atlanta street art. Today’s focus: the Meagan Jain mural Garden of Growth, added March 23 to the Sweet Auburn section of the Atlanta Street Art Map.
Jain, who has a master’s in gerontology from Georgia State University, says her painting explores the human experience. She calls herself a “gerontolartist,” as in gerontologist + artist = gerontolartist. She founded the nonprofit Ageless interAction in 2014 to promote social relationships between senior citizens and younger people through art. She also paints, illustrates and does handpoke tattoos. See more of her work on Instagram.
“I work to redefine, recreate and reimagine how we think about art, aging, relationships and connection,” Jain says on her website. “My mural work focuses [on] age and growth throughout life by evoking elements from nature.” All of her mural work is freehand.
SEE FOR YOURSELF:
The spotlighted mural is at the Georgia Beer Garden, 420 Edgewood Ave. SE. Directions HERE.
ELSEWHERE IN ATLANTA:
Jain’s work also can be seen at Georgia State University, Krog Street Market and the Moreland Avenue area as well as Edgewood.
This week in street art is a collaboration between ARTS ATL and Art Rudick and his Atlanta Street Art Map (please send comments, suggestions and ideas for street art you’d like to see spotlighted to firstname.lastname@example.org).