Scholl Mural Project finalists announced
The Cabbagetown Initiative and Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta have announced six finalists in the 2021 Scholl Mural Project. They are Cathryn Bozone, Dizzy Dain, Jonesy, Yuzly Mathurin, Eric Nine and Rebecca Shenfeld.
Each artist will explore the life of Sophie Scholl, a nonviolent activist and graffiti artist who was executed by the Nazis. They are invited to document their approach and process while they create a canvas study. The winner will be announced in February and will receive $3,500 to paint a mural at 97 Estoria, adjacent to the Krog Tunnel and the BeltLine Eastside Trail.
Says Bozone: “I was drawn to this project because of Sophie Scholl herself. She risked her life for the sake of knowledge. Her writings, and what she stood for, are still relevant today. During this time of fear, climate change and COVID-19, her defiance is especially strengthening. I hope that my mural can help connect Sophie’s story to someone who needs a push, who needs to hear her words.”