Built Environment, The Stn. Mtn. Art Station

Stone Mountain Entertainment Built Environment, The Stn. Mtn. Art Station The Stone Mountain “Art Station” is located in downtown, one block north of Stone Mountain Lithonia Hwy.  The Art Station has been open for more than ten years.  The theme and management have changed several times over the years.  The Art Station is a business and provides services to artist and the community.  The artist can join and receive benefits through membership.  The artist can have shows and participate in exhibits for money and festival shows.  Community events and performances are offered with advance ticket sales. The venue has two floors with an elevator for accessibility.  The upper floor is a fine gallery for traditional exhibitions.  There are some works that are on permanent display.  These permanent works are owned by the Art Station. Classrooms and meeting rooms are housed on the second landing near the gallery area. Thi floor is a quiet area; all the rooms use doors, so gallery visitors are undisturbed. The main floor is where activities are held, and rental space is available to the public.  Wedding receptions are common at the Art Station.  Weekly youth events are scheduled year round.  The main level has a full bar and dance area capacity for 12 couples.  The seating area doubles as food service and luncheon meeting space.  The grand feature of the facility is the auditorium.  There is access from outside and from the Bar used during performance intermissions. While surveying the Art Station interior I was introduced to Andre Bennett, Director.  Mr. Bennett manages performing artist and uses them in his productions.  Currently, he is...

Stone Mountain Built Environment Interior

THE DYNAMIC PROPERTIES OF THE ATLANTA STONE MOUNTAIN GRANITE Stone Mountain Park Granite Rock Built Environment Interior The Stone Mountain rock formation is a majestic part of the horizon and dominant as a part of the environment.  Stone Mountain Granite rock has a story that dates back 300 million years.  The rock mountain has attracted humans and animals alike, who seek the nature of the mountain.  The mineralogy or the granite consist of quartz, alkali feldspar. Plagioclase feldspar, and biotite and muscovite mica. Sheets of granite parallel to the surface of the mountain appear to flake off. The process occurs as the rock is shaved off over millions of years. The surface removal of stone releases pressure on the hardening granite. The huge exposed granite rock originated from a pluton beneath the earth surface in the mantle.  The stress from movement of the surrounding materials and weight of above rock structure causes the pluton pressure to increase.  The pressure forces magma to push outward and buoyancy cause it to penetrate the upper crust and intruded above the surface to form this igneous granite rock.  Rapid cooling formed the outer crust and slower cooling crystallized the core and solidified the minerals. Pluton: intrusive igneous rock that crystallized from magma.  Cooling slowly beneath the earth surface. Plutons include dykes, batholiths, stocks, laccoliths, otoliths and other igneous bodies. Pluton Intrusion Diagram Stone Mountain rises approximately 750 ft. Above the surrounding countryside. The volume one-half billion cubic feet (Watson, 1902) and the area are over 583 acres.  Only the tip of the granite body is above ground. The intrusion began at a depth...
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