The Public Art Committee of Vision 2030 unveiled the first installation of its Free Range Art Project series on Monday afternoon in the Hunt Tower Parking Lot in downtown Gainesville.
Free Range Art is an ongoing series of two-dimensional works of art, outside the traditional walls of galleries and 100-percent free.
This first piece, “Two Bad Llamas,” was reproduced from a tin mosaic by artist Mary Frances Hull and was contributed by a private donor.
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 the year 2030.
The Vision 2030 Free Range Art Project works in partnership with the Quinlan Visual Arts Center, a comprehensive visual arts center operating for almost 70 years, and has selected the first six artists for the series: Hull, Clayton Santiago, Frances Byrd, Ann Alexander, Zoe Head and Sharon Farkas.
For more information on the Free Range Art Project, see the Quinlan website at www.qvac.org. For more information on public art in the Gainesville/Hall County area, see www.vision2030.org/public-art-tour. To make a contribution to the Public Art Fund, contact the North Georgia Community Foundation at www.ngcf.org.