Forwarding an announcement you may find interesting:
Subject: You are Invited To the closing evening for local artist, Scott Ingram’s latest work, New Historic Modernism based upon the Wigwam Building, being shown at the Wigwam.
WHAT: Come have a cocktail or two and celebrate this convergence of art and architecture, view the remaining units in the historic Wigwam Building and hear a brief talk on Art Deco Architecture by Uri Vaknin.
WHEN: January 20th 2006 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM
WHERE: 589 B Auburn Avenue Atlanta, GA 30312
Solomon Projects and Uri Vaknin, The Art of Real Estate team of Coldwell Banker The Condo Store and Judi Knight/ JC Knight Properties, Inc. are thrilled to host an evening where art and architecture converge. Built in 1940 and completely restored and updated as condos for modern living in 2004, The Wigwam was the recipient of the 2005 Award of Excellence from the Urban Design Commission and the Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. Nestled in the heart of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Historic District, The Wigwam is one of the few buildings in Atlanta that displays International Style Architecture.
“New Historic Modernism”, an installation by Scott Ingram, was inspired by The Wigwam. Scott Ingram, represented by Solomon Projects, uses architecture and modernism in his mixed-media works as a vehicle to present current issues in art and society. Modernism was quickly dismissed and thought of as cold and impersonal, time has given us a different perspective on this recent history and ideas that once seemed radical have become very personal. As part of this evening, Uri Vaknin, recently featured in Georgia Trend Magazine’s 40 Under 40, will present an overview of the roots of the International Style/Art Deco architecture.
The Wigwam Building was saved and restored by developer Judi Knight/JC Knight Properties, Inc. Knight also obtained the two properties adjacent to the Wigwam Building and has incorporated them into the Wigwam Condominium Complex, at the corner of Auburn Avenue and Randolph Streets. On one of the lots Knight was able to historically reconstruct the two story duplex that had burned several years ago. She has recently obtained the unanimous approval of the Atlanta Urban Design Commission to proceed with her plans for a three unit building, The Wigwam Annex, to be built adjacent to the Wigwam in the same International Style Architecture.
The Wigwam Condominium, with its total of 13 units, is an intimate community centered on a common courtyard with a South Beach style fountain. At this time there are only three one and two bedroom condos remaining in the original building and one in the duplex. They range in price from $149,000 to $296,900 and garages can be purchased separately. Knight’s sensitive restoration of the Wigwam Building resulted in those units enjoying a ten year property tax freeze at less than $ 300 per year!
For More Information Contact:
Uri Vaknin / Geoffrey Greene