Public Art Updates from the Arts Council
The Greater Augusta Arts Council is looking forward to the coming year for several reasons, but we’re most excited about public art! See below for some exciting updates.
Porter Fleming Foundation invites artists to submit 2018 grant applications for public art – The Porter Fleming Foundation invites artists to submit proposals for Foundation grants, deadline February 1, 2018. The Arts Council will host information sessions on submitting your applications on January 10, 4:00-5:30 and January 18 5:30-6.
Potential Public art projects identified through Harrisburg community meetings – Beginning in August 2017, the Greater Augusta Arts Council has been meeting with residents of the Harrisburg neighborhood to support their efforts in bringing public art to their community. These residents have identified potential projects to the Arts Council that would be welcome in the Harrisburg area.
Arts Council seeks nominations for new members of the Public Art Advisory Panel – Nominations for local artists are open for positions that are currently available on the Public Art Advisory Panel, the Arts Council’s committee that works to bring public art to the City of Augusta Richmond County.
Local Artist Melanie Stokes featured in The Art of Georgia 2018, hosted by office of Governor Nathan Deal
Congratulations to local artist Melanie Stokes! Stokes is one of 30 artists whose work was chosen to represent the North Georgia region in The Art of Georgia, the annual art exhibition hosted in the state capitol by Governor Nathan Deal. Stokes is an active part of the Augusta arts community, with recent exhibitions at the Sacred Heart Cultural Center and workshops at the McDuffie Arts Council in Thomson, GA.
Miller Theater Now Open!
We would be remiss not to mention the spectacular weekend that was had by all who attended the Miller Theater Opening Gala January 6, as well as the public “Raise the Curtain” event on January 7. This historic weekend is part of a new, exciting chapter in downtown Augusta and the arts community. There’s lots more opportunities to check it out with a full calendar of shows!
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