As the 2016 Pan American Championships get underway today at the Lake Lanier Olympic Park, five artists’ work will be revealed to the watersports crowds thanks to the Free Range Art Project.
The partnership between Vision 2030 and the North Georgia Community Foundation have selected five pieces to adorn the space at 3105 Clarks Bridge Road in Gainesville during the Continental Olympic Qualifier for the Americas for the upcoming Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Each piece measures 8 feet by 8 feet and will be installed in the public sphere throughout Gainesville and Hall County after the competition.
The selected artists and their works are: Paul Dunlap and his “Two Llamas” photograph, Fox Gradin and her “Real Life Dogs Playing Poker” photograph, Roxanne Hollosi and her “Echoes VI” mixed media collage and Mary Frances Hull and her “Snail Giant” painting.
Youth Art Month Quinlan award winner Trevor Ballard and his “Peace” acrylic on canvas was selected as well, but the Riverside Military Academy senior’s artwork will remain at Olympic Park permanently.
Vision 2030, sponsored by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, is a community project to provide a common vision for what Gainesville and Hall County would look like in 2030. Since communities have great art, the Public Art Committee was formed to create opportunities for artists in conjunction with the growth of the community. The Vision 2030 Free Range Art Project works in partnership with the Quinlan Visual Arts Center.
For more information, visit www.vision2030.org/public-art.