Horse - Carrollton, GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member YoSam.
N 33° 34.840 W 085° 04.579
16S E 678528 N 3717321
Quick Description: A series of art work along the outside of the Cultural Center.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/26/2019 6:02:14 AM
Waymark Code: WM110VV
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member jriddell
Views: 3

Long Description:

County of horse: Carroll County
Location: of horse: Barnes St., & Art Center Circle, Central Arts Center, Carrollton
Artist: Joel Johnston

This small horse...stands agbout 3 feet tall...displayed on the east side of the Cultural Arts Center in Carrollton.
Many of the displays have a plaque, this one does not.

A cam shaft for a spine, and fly wheels for a butt and breast...with wire (ref-rods) legs and wire ribs, and a chain tail.
Head is some metal smooth part, with a mane made of wires pulled from the amp or distributor, or similar part.


Found this about the artist:
"Born in Eerie, Pennsylvania, Joel’s fascination with art began during his educational years in high school and college. His skills of grinding, melting, mixing and welding metal were learned as an undergrad. Several years later, during a slow day at work Joel created a small sculpture using scrap square tube steel. A trade was made with a jeweler friend and a new direction began in his life. Finding large amounts of cast off scrap around the neighborhoods of Atlanta, Joel started collecting an assortment of steel and, with a new mig welding machine, sculptures were created out of the bits and pieces.

"Starting small with whimsical wall sculptures depicting faces, animals, and abstracts, he moved on to large freestanding sculptures using recycled steel that he found or that was given to him. Today he creates sculptures ranging from tiny dogs weighing a few pounds, to wacky wall faces, to a full size steel horse, and some flamingos that invaded his garage studio." ~ Ideas From the Scrap Bin

Web Address: [Web Link]

Physical Address:
251 Alabama St, Carrollton, GA 30117


Business Name:
"Made possible by over five million dollars in public and private support, Carrollton Cultural Arts Center opened in 2002 and offers a variety of programs and productions in addition to classes and a gallery that is open to the public. CCAC hosts performances of touring musical and theatrical organizations and serves as the home of numerous local theater organizations. The organization also sponsors the popular Mecca Fest craft festival each October." ~ The Clio


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