Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) reached out recently to Meals on Wheels Atlanta (MOWA) but they weren’t looking for lunch. The university has donated 50 artworks by 14 SCAD alumni to be permanently exhibited in the new Meals on Wheels Atlanta headquarters in West Midtown and the adjacent 1705 West venue space.
“This SCAD collection complements the positive energy and meaningful work of MOWA . . . with the joy of fine art,” said SCAD President and Founder Paula Wallace in a press release. “SCAD and Meals on Wheels share a heart for the underserved in this wondrous city. Glenn [Wallace] and I wanted to do something special for our friends at MOWA to thank them for their important work.” Glenn Wallace is SCAD’s chief operating officer.
SCAD has a long-standing relationship with Meals on Wheels Atlanta, supporting the organization’s commitment to alleviate food insecurity among Atlanta’s seniors.
The artists represented are alumni from many of the university’s degree programs: fiber artist Trish Anderson, photographers Marcus Kenney and Chris Skeene aka Blockhead, sculptor Abigail Chase Miller, illustrator and muralist Brandon Sadler, textile designer Aliyah Salmon and painters Lauren Coggins-Tuttle, Adrienne Dixon, Tim Kent, Kent Knowles, Michael Porten, Ayana Ross, Hasani Sahlehe and Dan VanLandingham.