Second Installment of Public Art Series to Close with Awards Ceremony at Tattnall Square Park


MACON – The Art Department in Mercer University's College of Liberal Arts is set to close the second installment in a series of public art exhibitions, titled “Art in the Park,” in Macon's Tattnall Square Park on Saturday, March 26. Closing events and an awards ceremony will take place at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

The second installation was unveiled on Nov. 14 and is titled “Faculty Selects Invitational.” Mercer art faculty actively sought out submissions and invited the artists to participate. The seven artists each received a $1,000 stipend for their efforts.

Voting is currently taking place for the community's favorite public art piece in this installation and will continue until midnight on March 18. To vote, click here.

“Art in the Park has been a great success in introducing the idea of having art in the environment to the community,” said Craig Coleman, associate professor of art at Mercer. “Temporary public art exhibitions are a great cultural exchange, and the Art Department has enjoyed serving as cultural ambassadors in this regard. We are looking forward to future 'Art in the Park' exhibitions.”

The closing ceremony will feature Robert Harrison's “Singing Serpent” with flame effects, in addition to the awards presentation.

The series of four exhibitions, which is funded by a Knight Neighborhood Challenge Grant, will take place over the next two years. Details about the third public art installment will be announced soon.