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We Have Risen
 Outdoor Art Installation 
2016 Art on the Atlanta Beltline 
Reynoldstown Hiking Trail 
Sept. 10 - Nov. 15

(1.) 1845 -- Fredrick Douglass (L) fled the U.S. as an escaped slave and traveled to Dublin, Ireland to meet with Irish Abolitionist Daniel O’Connell (R). (2.)Phoenix with the Irish Flag (Foreground). Background. Atlanta Phoenix (L).  Background. Phoenix and Irish Flag with the burning of the Post Office during the 1916 Irish Rebellion(R). (3.) U.S. Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Father Thomas O’Reilly who saved Atlanta churches from burning in 1864. With Atlanta Skyline.

Atlanta and Ireland share the Phoenix image and have had similar journeys from ashes to re-birth. Gateway Performance Productions’ We Have Risen Art Installation created for the 2016 Art on the Atlanta Beltline celebrates Atlanta’s emergence as an international city and commemorates Ireland’s journey to independence. 

Construction and painted surface art by Michael Hickey. 
Designed by Michael Hickey and Sandra Hughes. 
Conceived by Sandra Hughes. 

We Have Risen 
Original Drama, Dance and Song 
Outdoor Performance  
2016 Art on the Atlanta Beltline
Reynoldstown Hiking Trail
October 9, 2016
5 pm -- Free 

A commemoration of Ireland’s journey to independence 
with an historic African American dimension.
Conceived, Directed, Adapted
by Sandra Hughes

Jerilynn Bedingfield, Jelani  Akil Jones, D. Olivia Jones, Rob Jerome, Michael Hickey, Sandra Hughes, The Pacha Mamas ( Marquetta Dupree, Angela Bennett, Vivian Slade), Vanessa Manley, Vivian Manley, Carolyn Renee, Dekalb School of the Arts (Dancers, Actors, Singers, Musicians). 

Art on the Atlanta Beltline commissioned We Have Risen. This project is also supported in part by the Consulate General of Ireland in Atlanta, Fulton County Commissioners under the guidance of Fulton County Arts and Culture and the City of Atlanta, Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs.

CD Album
Now Available!

Original Spoken Word

Poems, Stories, Memoir, Dramatic Monologues

Written and Performed by  Gateway's Sandra Hughes

Flute Music Composed and Performed by Sandra Hughes

 Piano Music Composed and Performed by John Burke



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Produced by Gateway Performance Productions and made possible in part by support from the City of Atlanta Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs through Power2Give.org/Atlanta and individual contributors: Christina Bayne, Julie Baggenstoss, David Burke, Jae Traina Cosby, Jennifer Denning, Pamela Gardener, Michael Hickey, Grant McGowen, Tom Spach, Peter Traina

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Gateway Performance Productions' programming is made possible in part by grant awards from  the Fulton County Commissioners with the guidance from Fulton County Arts and Culture and the City of Atlanta  Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs. Gateway is a member of Alternate ROOTS and is on the Georgia Council for the Arts Touring  Roster.
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