France-Atlanta 2017 Off to a High Flying Start

By Phil Bolton – Global Atlanta
October 20, 2017

The 8th France-Atlanta program already has taken off in the air with the beginning of the work on a 140-foot mural installation by the artist Jo Di Bona downtown and on the ground with the French American Chamber of Commerce’s Crystal Peach Awards held at the the Georgia Tech Wardlaw Center.

The 42-year-old Parisian Jo Di Bona may be seen atop a mobile and mechanized scaffolding at 57 Peachtree SWwhere he is applying with his unique method of stenciling, spray painting and collaging the faces of three children on the upper-story facade of a Payless shoe store.Once again the Consulate General of France and theGeorgia Institute of Technology are collaborating on a line up of events across a wide spectrum of science, culture, humanitarian affairs and business for the 2017 version of the annual program that aims to foster cooperation between France and the U.S. Southeast.

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