C.H. Briggs Lights Up Atlanta with Incredible Corian® Creations in MARTA Stations

A unique exhibition titled "Light Up Atlanta" features seven sculptural pieces - some illuminated - made almost entirely of DuPont™ Corian®.

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Local Architects and Designers Pay Homage to Atlanta with Glowing Art Installations

ATLANTA, GA, June 8, 2011 - Throughout the month of June, the sun isn't the only thing that will be shining across Atlanta. A unique exhibition titled "Light Up Atlanta" will be offering Atlantans the chance to soak up some local art and culture during their daily commute. C.H. Briggs, a leading local distributor of specialty building products, commissioned the placement of seven sculptural pieces - some illuminated - in seven of the city's busiest MARTA stations. Each item in the exhibition was created by members of the Atlanta architecture and design community to reflect how the city inspires them. The futuristic designs are made almost entirely of DuPont™ Corian® - a durable and flexible solid surface material that has broad appeal and myriad applications among architects and designers.

"We're thrilled to support the Atlanta community with these beautiful and unexpected additions to their workday commute," said Luis Arias, chief marketing officer, C.H. Briggs. "We strongly believe in the efforts MARTA takes to enrich the lives of Atlanta residents and visitors alike, and together we wanted to provide a platform that champions local artistic expression. The Atlanta design community is robust, and we are proud to showcase their work."

"MARTA is extremely excited to work with C.H. Briggs to transform a number of our rail stations into public art exhibits featuring the creative stylings of these talented Atlanta designers," said MARTA General Manager/CEO Dr. Beverly A. Scott. "We thank all the participants for creating these inspiring works of art to offer our customers and the community an enhanced transit experience."

The seven designers were chosen because of their accomplishments in the field of design, as well as their personal histories in Atlanta. From longstanding resident designers to recent student transplants, C.H. Briggs and MARTA aim to showcase the talents of the local design community in a city with a reputation for cultivating art of all kinds. Participating designers featured in Light Up Atlanta include:

  • Kellen Minor, "Seed Bench" at Peachtree Center
  • Shelly-Anne Tulia Scott, "Pealing Back the Heart" at Five Points
  • Jim Ferguson, "Whirling Dervish" at Decatur
  • Tae Jun Park, "Seating Bench 01" at Arts Center
  • Ted Freeman, "Hot-lanta Fan" at Five Points
  • IA Interior Architects, "Perspectives" at Dome/GWCC/CNN Center
  • Lisa Lin, "Life/Flame/Rising" at Lindbergh Center

The eye-catching designs range from a glowing interpretation of a heart to an inventive bench to a southern heat-inspired melting fan. Each designer was supplied with sheets of Corian® and a local fabricator who brought their visions to life. Participating fabricators include:

Light Up Atlanta will be on display in MARTA stations from June 8-June 30, 2011. An unveiling ceremony honoring the participating designers and featuring MARTA Board Member Noni Ellison-Southall and Ted Basta, Chief of Business Support Services at MARTA, will be held at Five Points Station on Wednesday June 8, 2011 at 11 am. Currently, C.H. Briggs is researching Atlanta-based organizations to receive the Corian® works as a donation after the exhibition closes.

For over thirty years, MARTA has served as the ninth largest transit system in the United States and provided combined bus and rail service to DeKalb and Fulton Counties and the City of Atlanta. MARTA provides approximately 500,000 passenger boardings each weekday and helps to remove more than 185,000 cars off Metro Atlanta roads each day. For more information, visit MARTA's website at http://www.itsmarta.com/.

C.H. Briggs markets and distributes specialty building materials. Founded in 1967 and operating in North America, C.H. Briggs offers a wide range of innovative products and services in hardware, board and surfacing materials. The company is the preferred sourcing partner for creators and users of commercial and residential interior building spaces. For more information, visit the company's web site at http://www.chbriggs.com/.

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