Artistry in Motion!
Duluth, Georgia (November 9, 2012) – The City of Duluth, Georgia, led by the Gateway Art Project Committee (GAPC) and Mayor Nancy Harris, are very pleased to announce that we received 85 letters of intent from artists all over the country for this very exciting public art project. The committee has now narrowed the field down to 18 semifinalists that are asked to submit their concept drawing or illustration. Finalists will then be selected and given a honorarium to produce a mock up or model of the concept before the final decision is made. The chosen design will be a permanent piece of original art to be installed in the center of the newly constructed roundabout located at the intersections of West Lawrenceville Street, McClure Bridge Road and Irvindale Road. This historic residential setting is considered a “gateway” into downtown Duluth, and this piece of art is expected to become a significant icon in our City and an important symbol to welcome citizens and visitors alike into the heart of Duluth.
The generous donation for this initial project is from the AGCO Corporation (www.agcocorp.com), a leading global manufacturer of agricultural equipment and Fortune 500 Company, whose corporate headquarters is located in Duluth. AGCO distributes their products in more than 140 countries worldwide and is a publicly traded company with additional locations in Europe, South America, Africa and Asia Pacific.
The GAPC was formed in January 2012 to plan and implement the process of selecting a piece (or pieces) of public art to be located in the center of the roundabout. This initial site-specific project is the first of many public art pieces the City hopes to commission to enhance the beauty and culture of Duluth and the surrounding areas.
This entry was posted on Monday, November 12th, 2012 at 12:12 pm.