Hundreds of people lined the streets in Athens, GA to pay their respects for Officer Elmer “Buddy” Christian, an Athens police officer who was shot last week. As they waited for the funeral procession, people were loud and restless, but once the flashing lights of the cop cars were spotted silence spread. The sound of the bagpipes, the hooves of the horses pulling the casket, and the hundreds of police cars and motorcycles that drove past were the only noises heard. Some people wiped away tears, and others stood steadfast holding flags. The procession lasted an hour, beginning with the motorcycles and bagpipes, then the horse-drawn casket followed by hundreds of policemen.
Award-winning choreographer and media artist Johan Bokaer presented two live performance pieces at Georgia Tech's Ferst Center on April 2. In "Replica" the artist examines memory loss, pattern recognition and perceptual faculties in relationship to space. "Filter" is the new work he created during his residency at ArTech.
More photos from Johan Bokaer's performance.
The Atlanta Street Food Coalition holds events throughout the city on the last Friday of every month, with the intention to call attention to the lack of street food in Atlanta. With a hope to spread awareness and inspire a change in our health rules and regulations, the vendors want to bring healthier food options to the city.