"Old Florida" Selected for City Commissioners' Main Conference Room

April 18, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

See: http://www.cocanet.org/city-hall/2016/1/4/city-commissioners-main-conference-room.html


"Old Florida" in City Commissioners' Main Conference Room"Old Florida" in City Commissioners' Main Conference RoomImage Credit: cocanet.org

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 Tallahasseeart 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 annual Creative Tallahassee exhibition. Several of the area’s most exciting artists are highlighted in this extension exhibition which features artworks in a variety of mediums including paintings in oil, acrylic and watercolor, photographs, and fused glass.

The 2016-2017 participating artists are: Darlene Almeda, Natalia Andreeva, Terrie Corbett, Brenda Francis, Sharon Hester, Bill Humphries, Margo Layerd, Mary Jane Lord, Brinda Pamulapati, Susan Peacock, Danny Pietrodangelo, Jill Quadagno, Joe Roache, and Bob Rubanowice.

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.




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