Artist-in-Residence and Arts Programs

Previous Artist-in-Residence: Ross Rossin

Renowned portrait artist and Atlanta resident Ross Rossin was the 2017–2018 Donna and Marvin Schwartz Artist-in-Residence.

Rossin, whose art hangs in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery and was exhibited at the United Nations Palace of Nations in Geneva and the Russian Duma in Moscow, is also known to Atlantans as the sculptor/creator of the nine-foot-tall bronze statue of Hank Aaron at SunTrust Park.

Rossin’s residency is part of the Ethics & the Arts Program. The program, the only one of its kind in the nation, encourages ethical discourse and debate through and about the arts, and it partners with arts organizations to demonstrate the way art challenges ethical perspectives.

Says Carlton Mackey, director of the Ethics & the Arts Program, “Rossin's portraiture art is not only masterful in its technical and artistic merit but is also a catalyzing force for igniting critical conversations around current ethical and social issues.” 

For additional information about Ross Rossin and to view his extraordinary work, visit the artist's website.

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