"Harmony" at Colony Square - Atlanta
Artist: Max Lebven
Piano Donation Made possible by The Vales Family
Location: Colony Square
Find and play Harmony in the plaza off Peachtree Street near the MIDTOWN letters. Due to a local noise ordinance, please refrain from playing Harmony after 8pm.
We're so excited to have Harmony in Colony Square. Colony Square was the first mixed-use development in the Southeast, and in celebration of it's 50th anniversary, big changes are taking place, a modernization that will continue until its official rebirth in July 2018, and Harmony is helping to launch their vision.
“We are thrilled to bring the art of music to our community,” said Carla Toro, director of marketing at Colony Square. “The lovely piano ‘Harmony’ comes as part of a larger vision to reimagine Colony Square to be an arts-infused place to gather with community. We look forward to hosting continued cultural activations and events at Colony Square, especially around the holidays.”
Max Lebven was commissioned to paint two murals in the Colony Square plaza, near the MIDTOWN letters. So when they asked if Max could paint the piano as well, we looked at his work, and knew with full confidence that it would be spectacular, and spectacular it is!
“It was a joy to be a part of this endeavor,” Lebven said. “While bright, brilliant colors are my passion, when I was painting Harmony, there was something more. You'll notice that the back, under the top board and the underside of the fallboard are painted dark blue with clouds. That was inspired by a scene from the movie "Immortal Beloved" where, as a child seeking to escape the wrath of his father, a young Beethoven finds tranquility floating on his back in a nearby pond while Ode to Joy plays. I've always loved that scene and hoped that the dark blue sky might spark the imagination of some passing would be pianist.”
We expect that Max will have achieved his goal the same day Harmony is unveiled!
About Max Lebven
Born in New England, Max currently resides in the Atlanta metro area. His art is about life... The Colors of Life… the trivial, the momentous, the mundane and the extraordinary… as refracted through paint on canvas. For more information, visit www.lebven.com.
About Colony Square
At the corner of Peachtree and 14th Streets, Colony Square is not only the heart of Midtown, it’s the heart of Atlanta – an original icon at the very center of the ever-rising capital of the modern South. Today, Colony Square is becoming an icon of another kind, bringing the Art of Modern Life to Midtown. With two office towers totaling 720,000 square feet, residential condos, a 467-room hotel and a 163,000-square-foot retail center, Colony Square is a sophisticated business, residential and cultural hotspot, that like all great city squares, is alive with possibility. The reimagined Colony Square will be known as a foodie haven; a shopping mecca; an events destination; a beautiful, amenity-rich and arts-infused place to gather with community and soak up Midtown’s vibe. Open, walkable and transit-friendly, the reimagined Colony Square will be seamlessly connected to the vibrant energy of the streets around it. For more information, visit colonysquaremidtown.com.
About North American Properties
Founded in 1954, North American Properties is a privately held, multi-regional real estate operating company that has acquired, developed and managed more than $5 billion of mixed-use, retail, multifamily and office properties across the United States. Headquartered in Cincinnati, with offices in Atlanta, Dallas and Fort Myers, Florida, the company has developed 19 million square feet of retail and 17,000 apartment units in 12 states. In the past three years, North American Properties has launched 36 projects totaling $1.1 billion in total capitalization. In Atlanta, North American Properties owns Avalon, Colony Square and Anthem on Ashley. For more information, please visit naproperties.com.
Harmony's Birthdate: November 11th, 2016
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