posted at 1:08 pm Mon Oct 22nd, 2012 by (WherezIt_Staff)
Four artists to share preliminary concepts for $41,000 public art project at the Bennington Courthouse and State Office Building.
The Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services invite the public to help decide which artist will lead the newest Vermont 'Art in State Buildings' project.
The permanent public art project will be commissioned for the Bennington Courthouse and State Office Building. Four finalists were chosen from a pool of 16 applicants: Jim Cole of West Rupert; Gordon Auchincloss of Hardwick; Sabrina Fadial of Elmore; and Donald Saaf of Saxtons River.
At a public meeting the finalists will present their preliminary design concepts, plus field questions from a Local Review Committee as well as interested members of the public. After the public presentation, the Local Review Committee, made up of selected building employees, community members, visual arts experts and the building architect will meet to determine which of the artists will be selected as the "Lead Artist" to further develop their concept and create the final design.
The public is invited to the open meeting on Monday, October 29, at 5:00 p.m. in the Crisp Multipurpose Room at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington.
The Art in State Buildings Program is a partnership between the Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services. Funded by the Art in State Buildings Act, the program allows up to two capital construction projects be selected each year.
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Since 1964, the Vermont Arts Council has been the state's primary provider of funding, advocacy and information for the arts in Vermont. It strives to increase public awareness of the positive role artists and arts organizations play in communities and to increase opportunities for Vermonters to experience the arts in everyday life. The Council is the only designated State Arts Agency in the U.S. that is also an independent, not-for-profit, membership organization. For more information on the programs and services of the Vermont Arts Council, visit www.vermontartscouncil.org.
Montpelier, VT 05602 (Set as Local)