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As part of the Flux Projects, Lima Lives! will be in downtown Decatur this Friday, September 24th–an image of a running zebra will be projected through the street scape of downtown and will later be seen projected on the front of the former Wachovia building (Decatur Court) located at 315 W. Ponce de Leon. Here’s a summary of the Lima Lives! project:

Lima Lives! by artists Ed Calhoun, Linda Calhoun, and Ralph Brancaccio celebrates the life and spirit of Lima, the zebra that escaped from Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus near downtown on February 18, 2010. For nearly one hour, this courageous animal managed to break free of his circus routine and run wild in the streets of Atlanta. Riffing on the excitement of multiple sightings of him that day, Lima Lives! will roam the city at night and project a running zebra back into the landscape. In coordination with the FLUX, nightly projections will begin one week in advance of the event and move in a geographically tightening radius, leading to the October 1st event in Castleberry Heights District.

In response to input from the Cultural Arts Master plan sessions this year, the Decatur Arts Alliance hopes to bring more public art projects –temporary and permanent–to Decatur in the future. Let us know what you think! Thank you Oakhurst Realty Partners for their cooperation with this cool project!

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