If you’ve been to the Georgia International Convention Center (the GICC) or follow us on social media you should know that this is one convention center with some serious style. The GICC is renowned for its bold architecture and contemporary design, but did you know that the flair also extends into the GICC’s interior? Our halls are stocked with commissioned artworks by over 35 local and internationally known artists. You can now add “art gallery” to the list of our many
Take a peek at what hangs on our walls:
“Boardgame in Flight” by Brad Howe is a nod to the GICC’s close proximity to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport. The 3D sculpture evokes the theme of flying over Earth with its rounded color blocks and directional figures. Howe, an American sculptor from California, has had his work showcased in galleries all over the world. We’d like to think his best work is here with us.
“Night and Day” by the late artist David Jansheski is inspired by College Park’s architecture and Charles Lindbergh’s famous flight into the area. He cites local sites and poetic elements as the inspiration behind the silk screen layered piece.
“Inquisitive Traveler” by California artist, Bob Stimmel, is another one of many GICC pieces that honor the flight and transportation. Stimmel used steel, copper, aluminum, various woods, and acrylic to put together this beautiful sculpture. Maybe the most interesting element of this work is the colors used. Atlanta corporations Delta, Georgia-Pacific, UPS, Home Depot, Coca-Cola, and Chick-fil-A all have their brand colors represented.
“Cityscape” by Jian Wang is one of the most memorable pieces of GICC artwork. The oil painting is a depiction of the city of College Park. In the foreground, College Park City Hall and Woodward Academy stand out as notable landmarks. The bright background shows the iconic Downtown and Midtown Atlanta skylines reaching into a bright morning sky.
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