Playable Art coming to Sandy Springs!
THEY’RE ON THEIR WAY! Our Playable Art Park sculptures are gradually arriving in Sandy Springs. Unexpected delays of the Abernathy Greenway/Art Park construction have pushed back our sculptures’ installation several months, so artists are delivering works as they complete them. They will be stored locally until the park opens.
Our first sculpture is already in place. If you’ve driven along Abernathy Road, you’ve seen the gigantic, 50ft Dragonfly peeking out above the safety fence – waiting for our grand opening sometime next winter. Artists Tanner Coleman and Alexis Gregg built it last summer from more than 7,000 carved and colored bricks. Its webbed wings are stored away until they can be stretched taut for kids to climb on.
Last week, Kansas City artist, Beth Nybeck delivered “Twist & Shout” – a fantastic three-piece steel playscape. It will be stored until it can be installed in the Art Park.
Colorado Artist Frank Swanson has completed “It’s You & Me, Kid”, his 18,000 lb granite sculpture, but will deliver it to the Park for direct installation on site.
IT’S TIME FOR SPRING CLEANING! Before you scrub the baseboards and beat the carpets, head on down to the Chattahoochee to expend a little spring cleaning effort on the great outdoors. Sandy Springs Conservancy is helping out Chattahoochee River Keeper with … Continue reading
THE CITY CLOSED BIDDING on Phase IV construction of the Abernathy Greenway on February 21 and should award the winning bidder a contract to complete many of the amenities on the north side of the Greenway. These include landscaping & irrigation, … Continue reading
A KEY AMENITY FOR LOST CORNER will be a walking trail through the wooded areas, with benches, small picnic areas and stream crossings. The City, recently awarded a Department of Natural Resources trail grant, is working with SSC, the grant’s community … Continue reading
THINGS ARE HAPPENING AT LOST CORNER! Here is a update on the progress of the property. Over the next few months, the city will be stabilizing, restoring and upgrading the Miles Family 1920′s bungalow house located at Lost Corner. The city put … Continue reading
The Playable Art Park Steering Committee held a Hail & Farewell gathering for Alexis Gregg and Tanner Coleman, artists of “Dragonfly”, the first fabulous completed Park sculpture at Abernathy Greenway. After eight weeks of intense work of constructing thousands of … Continue reading
COME FIND SSC at theSandy Springs Festival Business and Civic Expo, near the entrance to the Entertainment Lawn. Hear the latest news on Lost Corner, the DragonFly at the Playable Art Park, Abernathy Greenway and much more!
Goody Clancy City Meeting: Wednesday, September 19, 6 – 8 PM at City Hall HERE’S OUR FIRST OPPORTUNITY to see how input on the City Center meetings in June will take shape. SSC said loud and clear that we want major … Continue reading
LOST CORNER PRESERVE is getting some friends. Last year, the City of Sandy Springs asked that a Friends of Lost Corner non-profit group be created to help turn this 26 acre preserve into a usable and enjoyable place for residents of … Continue reading
SPINE-TINGLING NEWS: Dragonfly, our first Playable Art sculpture, is almost complete. This week, artists Tanner Coleman and Alexis Gregg installed the huge glass mosaic eyes and poured the concrete base for the stairs and slide along Dragonfly’s spine. The Sandy Springs … Continue reading
WHEN THE CITY hired architectural firm Goody Clancy to develop a plan for our downtown, SSC asked that citizens in Sandy Springs consider the benefits that a large green space would have on our City Center. In line with our mission, SSC advocates … Continue reading