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OCA’s Public Art Program Installs New Art in Hardy Ivy Park


The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs’ Public Art program recently installed a new sculpture in Hardy Ivy Park, an urban garden park in the convention and visitor district of downtown Atlanta.

Created by local blacksmith and sculptor Corrina Sephora, “Freedom of Flight” is an eight-foot-tall by 10-foot-wide installation forged from fabricated steel and copper. The sculpture depicts two doves soaring over a boat, a metaphor for migration and breaking barriers.

The new installation is a part of the Public Art program’s Temporary Art Program, which is a two-year rotating art program that provides Atlanta-based artists the opportunity to receive a stipend and a prominent location to display their work.

The piece was chosen by a committee of community members and arts professionals, who convened to review submissions from local artists. These submissions were compiled of pre-existing works that the artists submitted for consideration for the two-year-long outdoor exhibition.

Sephora has been active in Atlanta’s artistic community for more than a decade and received her Master’s in Fine Art in Sculpture from Georgia State University in 2005.