glo is a collaborative platform of relationship building across issues, identities and creative possibilities, for co-imagined neighborhood transformation. Our projects support artists and strengthen communities by creating culture mixings, providing free arts programming and developing choreography as a tool for placemaking.
Our mission is to demonstrate the impact of innovative and ambitious movement arts and cultural initiatives. Our work is framed by three core values: all people matter, histories survive, our bodies unite. We intermingle the power and potential of communities, places and civic rituals that others cast aside.
Founded in 2009, glo is a part of a network of sister collaborators, including Maestro Robert Spano, the Dungeon Family, Flux Projects, and The Goat Farm Arts Center, that work hard to extend the social sculpture of glo to Atlanta, the south and beyond.
Read glo’s Civic Action Statement

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    Lauri Stallings
    Founding Artist
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    Richard Carvlin
    General manager
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    Thom Baker
    Photographer
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    Tim Boone
    grants manager
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    Paul Boshears
    creative consultant
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    Kristina Brown
    moving artist
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    Virginia Coleman
    founding moving artist
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    Maggie Davis
    creative consultant
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    Ashley Ianna Daye
    moving artist
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    Noah Hill
    site-installation guide
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    Christina Kelly
    moving artist
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    Katherine Maxwell
    Moving Artist
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    Mandi B. Mpezo
    Moving Artist
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    Cailan Orn
    Moving Artist
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    Mary Jane Pennington
    moving artist
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    Mechelle Tunstall
    Moving Artist
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    Cara Watkins
    moving artist

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glo makes art as social sculpture that cannot be expressed in any other medium. Our vision is that movement and community are powerful activators of cultural identity, neighborhood transformation and spiritual growth. Our passion is local, and how we encounter each other daily. Social interaction is the art, and the purpose of the art and artists of glo is to experiment, and through their work, ask deep and risky questions in a way that no one else in the region is able to do.

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As we aim to fulfill our mission and embody our vision, the following values inform all of our work:

It begins by us listening.
We welcome impossibility.
The city of Atlanta as our canvas.
Migration as a journey form.
We value continuous communication.
The search for characteristics and values that belong to all ages, races and creed.
We value getting lost.

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glo’s most valuable asset is working across disciplines. The platforms’ willingness to take risks, respond to other art practices, and support fellow artists has created an ever-widening alliance while creating glo’s unique trajectory.

Alliance Theatre | Atlanta Contemporary | David Balliet | Big Boi | Big Rube | Brooklyn Queens Land Trust | Jason Bunin | Center for Civil and Human Rights | Chattahoochee Park Conservancy | City of Griffin | Margaret Ann Dinkins | Georgia Council for the Arts | Georgia Department of Economic Development | Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation | John Gibson | Global Kidz | Goat Farm Arts Center | Jessica Gonzales | Bruce Harlan | Gyun Hur | Tian Justman | Adam Larsen | Living Walls, The City Speaks | Malika Whitley / ChopArt | Meriwether County | Paper-Cut-Projects | Ryan O’Gara | Rebecca Makus | Audrey Morrison | Sonic Generator Music Ensemble | Robert Spano | Rooth Stanford | Micah + Whitney Stansell | The Lawrence | The UltraMind, Inc. | Truly Living Well Center for Urban Architecture | WonderRoot | Columbus State University

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Nancy Nethery, President | Ruben Bailey | Liliana Bakhtiari | Richard Carvlin | Matthew DiVenere | Matthew Garbett | Mitchell Watkins

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Howell Binkley | Louis Corrigan | Tiyana Lehtikoski | Max Leventhal | John Gibson | Don Purcell | Joe Bankoff

Contact Us

glo

glo
#17-1200 Foster Street
Atlanta, Georgia 30318
t: 470-344-4561
email: info@gloatl.org

photographic and film documenters without whose work this site is not possible: thom baker, proper medium, dustin chambers, david wang, priest fontaine, liliana bakhtiari, arno myers, ralph williams, adam davila, esin saglam, joe dreher, joeff davis, terry kearns, nick burchell, jennifer clark, john ramspott, andrew alexander, charlie baker band, julie jones, roy sockwell, mark brown