Local Stories is an initiative that uses creative storytelling to present lesser-known facts about Downtown Atlanta's rich history. For this round of stories, A&E Atlanta worked with curator Jennifer M. Williams to select three Atlanta artists tasked with interpreting a local story through a visual lens.
Local Stories are displayed monthly on the digital sign at Margaret Mitchell Square (140 Peachtree St NW). Artwork is displayed daily in between commercial content.
December 2023: Ginkos on Peachtree St. by Noah Reyes January 2024: LEGACY: John Wesley Dobbs by Jerushia Graham February 2024: Ode to Grady Baby Blues by Angela Davis Johnson
Jennifer M. Williams has more than 13 years of experience producing multidisciplinary public arts programs. She is the Programs & Marketing Manager for National Black Arts (NBAF) in Atlanta. Previously, Williams has held positions at Alternate ROOTS, Art Papers, New Orleans Museum of Art, and Prospect.4.
As an independent visual arts curator organizing exhibitions & performances, Jennifer is committed to contributing to the cultural and artistic landscape locally, regionally, and internationally. She served as Director and Curator of the George and Leah McKenna Museum of African-American Art in New Orleans for six years. She supports and serves on various committees and boards, including Junebug Productions and A Black Creative’s Guide. She has participated in and led a variety of experiences, including the Lagos Biennial Curatorial Intensive and the Urban Bush Women Leadership Institute. Jennifer received her B.A. in History from Georgia State University.