We are pleased to share some photos from the recent mural unveiling held at Live Thrive’s Center for Hard to Recycle Materials (CHaRM) on Tuesday, Feb. 9.
Commissioned by the Live Thrive Board of Directors and CHaRM to brighten a 40-ft. shipping container at the recycling center, the mural was painted by local artist Pamela Tellez Coria.
For 23-year-old Coria, the mural was her first solo project after assisting artist and activist Yehimi Cambrón. While creating her original work, Coria practiced reuse by sourcing materials that had been dropped off at CHaRM, incorporating recycled paint and mixing colors in plastic containers she found on-site.
Photo captions are below.
Please let us know if you would like to visit CHaRM to view the mural or have a tour with Peggy Whitlow Ratcliffe, founder/executive director, Live Thrive. CHaRM is located at 1110 Hill Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30315. For more information, please contact Andi Frey, 678-560-2466 ext 4 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photos: Malcolm Davie Photography
Images are L-R
CHaRM Mural: The new mural created by artist Pamela Tellez Coria
145A8399: Artist Pamela Tellez Coria reused paint recycled at CHaRM when creating the mural.
7819: Artist Pamela Tellez Coria in front of the CHaRM mural she created
7852: Artist Pamela Tellez Coria and Peggy Whitlow Ratcliffe, founder/executive director, Live Thrive
7863: Artist Pamela Tellez Coria and Peggy Whitlow Ratcliffe, founder/executive director, Live Thrive
7915: Artist Pamela Tellez Coria speaks with guests about the mural and her process.
7918: Artist Pamela Tellez Coria speaks with guests about the mural and her process.
7942: Members of the Live Thrive Board of Directors: Sofi Armenakian, Alex Wan, Shelby Watson, Matt Carter, Peggy Whitlow Ratcliffe, Marla Prince, Chris Scislowicz, Meredith Lindvall and Hadley Laughlin
7944: Members of the Live Thrive Board of Directors: Sofi Armenakian, Alex Wan, Shelby Watson, Matt Carter, Peggy Whitlow Ratcliffe, Marla Prince, Chris Scislowicz, Meredith Lindvall and Hadley Laughlin
7957: Artist Pamela Tellez Coria was joined by her family at the mural unveiling event.
(Live Thrive board members not in attendance include: Alfred Chahine, Lauren Tilson, Louis Edwards, Helen Ho, Robin Delmer, Nicholas Niespodziani and Sarah Baxley)
CHaRM recently launched the Zero Waste Patrol! This pilot program provides home pickup services (in a limited area) for hard-to-recycle-materials.
About Live Thrive
Live Thrive is a 501 (c) 3 that empowers people, organizations, universities, communities and businesses to make positive, healthy and sustainable changes to the environment, through partnerships and community events. Since inception, Live Thrive and CHaRM have been recognized by Keep Georgia Beautiful, Southface, the Atlanta Metro Chamber, Georgia Recycling Coalition, Georgia Natural Gas, Atlanta Business Chronicle and Fulton County Citizens Commission, to name a few. www.livethrive.org
Atlanta’s first permanent facility for the recycling of materials too harmful or bulky to place at the curb, Live Thrive’s CHaRM – the Center for Hard to Recycle Materials – encourages reuse while diverting thousands of tons of household hazardous waste, bulky materials and other hard to recycle items from local homes, water supplies and landfills. Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and nearly three months of closure, CHaRM’s intake increased during 2020 – the center recycled 9.6 tons of Styrofoam, 180 tons of chemicals, 189 tons of glass, 1,215 mattress and much more. for a total of 1,364 tons of recycled materials during the year. CHaRM is located at 1110 Hill Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30315.
CHaRM is open by appointment only due to COVID-19. http://livethrive.org/charm, 404-600-6386