WHO: A collaborative public art project with Cochran Gallery, LaGrange Art Museum, Downtown LaGrange Development Authority, and New York sculptor Bob Clyatt.
WHAT: Shared Spaces is a free public art workshop involving the ideas and interests of the members of the LaGrange community. In the end, there will be a sculpture of the American flag created with plaster and Carrara marble. Embedded in this wall relief sculpture will be small objects contributed by members of the community. These objects will be meaningful representations of the diverse interests of our fellow Americans.
WHEN: Friday, June 22 (10 am to 9 pm) and Saturday, June 23 (10 am – 5pm)
The public is invited to drop in during these hours to watch the process.
Also on display at the Cochran Gallery will be the works of local artists.
**Deadline to turn in an object to be embedded is 3pm Friday, June 22.
Objects should be firm and can be returned to you.**
WHERE: Cochran Gallery, 4 East Lafayette Square, LaGrange, GA
WHY: Shared Spaces will help the community and the sculptor deepen our understanding of what America means to each of us, what it means to be an American today. Sculptor Bob Clyatt is doing approximately 10 of these sessions in both rural and urban parts of the country. He plans to do a final collective exhibition of the work, including video, still images of the process, memorabilia and examples of finished pieces. This exhibition will likely be in Washington DC or New York City.
BONUS EVENTS: On Friday, June 29, this sculpture will be on display at the Pavilion at Sweetland Amphitheatre’s Boyd Park during an event honoring WWII veterans. It will also been on display for the 34th annual July 4th Sweet Land of Liberty Parade for Youth, which begins at 10 am. This sculpture will belong to LaGrange.
Friday, June 22 – Project Begins – 10 am – 9 pm
Saturday, June 23 – Second and final day of project – 10 am – 5 pm
Contact information: Laura Jennings, Executive Director
LaGrange Art Museum
112 Lafayette Parkway
LaGrange, GA 30240
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