Painted Stone @ the City Commissioners’ Main Conference Room
(Painted Stone will be on exhibit for one year at the City Commissioner's Conference Room.)
The Council on Culture & Arts (COCA) announces a new public exhibition space
The City of Tallahassee has been a longtime supporter of arts and culture in our community. In an effort to promote, encourage, and share our local art with residents and visitors, the Art in Public Places program was created more than 20 years ago.
Since 1994, the City has contracted with the Council on Culture & Arts (COCA), the area’s designated arts agency, to manage and implement all aspects of the Art in Public Places program. COCA curates and installs rotating exhibits in the City Hall and airport galleries. COCA also manages the City’s permanent art collection, which is displayed throughout City Hall and other public buildings as well as publicly accessible outdoor locations.
Emphasizing this commitment to showcase local art and artists, Mayor Andrew Gillum recently asked COCA to expand the Art in Public Places program. In collaboration with the City, COCA has designed a new public exhibition space on the fourth floor of City Hall in the City Commissioners’ Main Conference Room. This space is one of the most active public locations in City Hall, with frequent meetings of local leaders and decision makers.
COCA produces the annual Creative Tallahassee art exhibition which features local artworks, specially selected by a volunteer art advisory panel. Each spring, as the exhibition draws to a close, the Mayor’s team will tour the City Hall Gallery and select a variety of artworks for COCA to install in the Commissioners’ Main Conference Room.
The artworks currently on display were selected from the 2015 Creative Tallahassee exhibition. Seventeen of the area’s most exciting artists are highlighted in this extension exhibition which features twenty-two artworks in a variety of mediums including paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor, photographs, and fused glass.
The participating artists are: Darlene Almeda, Edward Babcock, Scott Bell, Christine Bloor, Randy Brienen, Tammy Brown, Jennifer Clinard, Stephen Coleman, Wayne Denmark, Michelle Eccles, Linda Long, Yoshiko Murdick, Stewart Nelson, Mike Olivella, Kent Putnam, Bob Rubanowice, and Millie Ruffles Smith.
The exhibition is curated by COCA on behalf of the City of Tallahassee as part of the Art in Public Places program.
For more information about any of these artworks, please contact the artists directly.
For more information about COCA, the Art in Public Places program, or to sign up to receive COCA’s emails visit www.cocanet.org.
Keywords: COCA, City Commissioners, Exhibit, Hasselblad CFV-50c, Macro Photography, Painted Stone, Tallahassee City Hall
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