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Cosmo Whyte

Every other year, the Hudgens Center awards one Georgia artist the Hudgens Prize. That includes one solo exhibition and a $50,000 award.

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Cosmo Whyte is one the four finalists. Originally from Jamaica, he is now an art professor at Morehouse College. As an artist, he isn't limited by medium: he draws, paints, photographs and does performance art. His art explores migration, home and outsiders.

Jiha Moon

Every two years, the Hudgens Center awards a $50,000 prize to one Georgia artist. It's one of the largest prizes of its kind in the country.

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Jiha Moon is one of the four finalists. In her work, she combines traditional iconography from her Korean heritage with contemporary objects like Angry Birds.

Corrina Sephora

Corrina Sephora started her tutelage in metalworking before most kids are allowed to light a match. Now, she’s an acclaimed artist and dedicated teacher and mentor to the next generation of metalworkers.

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Sean Fahie is an artist and graphic designer in Atlanta. His favorite spot is one of the benches on Carroll Street in Cabbagetown. Listen above to hear how the bench promotes camaraderie with new and old friends.

“City Tours” is an occasional series on WABE’s “City Lights,” where Atlanta artists and luminaries give a tour of their favorite spot in the city.

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South Arts

One Atlanta artist has just received a boost to his practice: This week, South Arts, which highlights and supports artists working in the Southeast, named Masud Olufani as one of their 2017 State Fellows. Olufani was chosen to represent Georgia in this honor, and is one of nine artists in the region to receive this fellowship.