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Wes Cummings

The fauna of Atlanta's creative communities is diverse and expansive, and an organization called Deer Bear Wolf seems like a good fit to try to bring them together.

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Pam Longobardi / Hathaway Gallery

Pam Longobardi is not only an artist. She's an environmentalist and activist who has traveled the world exploring oceans. Lombardi is a Distinguished Professor of art at Georgia State University and has won numerous awards for her work, which has been on display in several countries around the globe.

Plastic in oceans is central to her work, and she joined "City Lights" host Lois Reitzes to discuss her exhibit "Reworlding," which is on view now at Hathaway Gallery through Sept. 16.

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Corrina Sephora

Corrina Sephora started her tutelage in metalworking before most kids are allowed to light a match. Now, she’s an acclaimed artist and dedicated teacher and mentor to the next generation of metalworkers.

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Ari Marcopoulos

Artist Kara Walker spent her teenage years in Atlanta after her father, artist and professor Larry Walker, accepted a position at Georgia State University. Her family lived in Stone Mountain, home of the famous and controversial Confederate memorial carving. That carving, the world's largest bas-relief sculpture, inspired Walker’s own monumental piece, "The Jubilant Martyrs of Obsolescence and Ruin." It was recently acquired by the High Museum of Art and will on view starting next year.

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Gene Phillips

The corner of 10th Street and Peachtree Street has a new sculpture. It's called “Autoeater” and looks just like it sounds: a car being eaten by a slab of marble. Weighing 16 tons and mined and built it Italy, it was created by artist duo Julia Venske and Gregor Spänle.

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