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The Atlanta Beltline Presents Courtney Brooks' 'Journey of a Black Girl' Exhibition (AUDIO)

Journey of a Black Girl is a public art exhibition presented by Art on the Beltline’s First Curator in Residence, Courtney Brooks, opening on the Atlanta BeltLine’s newest addition of the Southside Trail in Atlanta, GA on March 14th. 


Journey of a Black Girl or JOABG is a public art exhibition, a curatorial narrative, that visually shares experiences the from black adolescence to black womanhood from a creatives point of view.  Brooks is an artist and independent curator holding space for culturally relevant and reflective activations of space, the influence of identity, relationships and self-love. As the inaugural Curator-in-Residence for the Art on the Atlanta BeltLine's Public Art Residency Program, Brooks celebrates her identity as a Black female culture maker throughout her artistic and curatorial practice. 


Brooks, also brings a decade of experience to her exhibition presenting various installations from multiple disciplinary artists of the African diaspora. JOABG focuses on the importance of sisterhood and how it shapes our relationships with peers and the women we look up too; it engages the community in multifaceted works of public art, representing our culture responsibly, through experimentation with contemporary works of art in hair, fashion, performance, film and visual installations.  


Credit Atlanta Beltline
Courtney Brooks preparing for Atlanta Beltline Exhibition

The exhibition will take place alongside the Atlanta BeltLine’s Southside trail, Art on the Atlanta BeltLine in three separate phases, each with their own installations, beginning this weekend through April 2020.  The exhibition includes two large scale murals, a community art installation, multimedia and performance art. 


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Listen to the un-edited version of my conversation with Courtney Brooks about JOABG and more: 




Ray Cornelius is one of Atlanta’s newest entertainment writers and media personalities. His arts and entertainment website, www.raycornelius.com spotlights the latest in “positive” African-American celebrity news and was established in 2012. Since that time Cornelius has covered a myriad of red carpet premieres, award shows and Atlanta-based films including Tyler Perry’s Temptation, The BronzeLens Film Festival, The Trumpet Awards, and The Steve Harvey’s Neighborhood Awards just to name a few. He has also interviewed a who’s who list of today’s top singers, actors and reality stars. With nearly 20 years of media experience, Cornelius has also worked as an associate producer for the Emmy-winning public affairs program, ATL Insider and with such award shows as The Soul Train Awards, The Trumpet Awards and BET Hip-Hop Awards.