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Arts Council Launches ArtPop Program
Works by five local artists are featured on regional billboards
The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County launched the ArtPop project the first week in April by promoting local artists’ original works through the use of donated outdoor advertising space. Five works were chosen to appear on billboards on major arteries in a 13-county region as space becomes available on billboards owned by Fairway Outdoor Advertising.
Artists whose works will be prominently displayed on billboards throughout the region by The Arts Council of Winston-Salem and Forsyth County during the next year:
Owens Daniels, Winston-Salem. Title of work: Sorcerer. Medium: Digital photographer.
Kelly Keegan, Rural Hall. Title of work: Nature by design. Medium – Digital photography.
Kevin Marion, Mocksville. Title of work: Cylinders 7. Medium: Digital photography.
Jennifer McCormick, Winston-Salem. Title of work: Headspace. Medium: Pastel paint over a CT scan of a head.
Timothy Porter, Winston-Salem. Title of work: Fall Feeding. Watercolor.
The Arts Council is partnering with ArtPopStreetGallery creator, Wendy Hickey, and the Greensboro Division of Fairway Outdoor Advertising. The Arts Council is paying for the creation of the artwork on the billboards and Fairway is contributing the outdoor advertising space.
Photographs of original artwork are printed on vinyl and will be used from program inception for one year. Vinyl could be potentially anywhere in the Fairway Outdoor coverage area. There are no guarantees on locations, as they could be anywhere for any length of time, and vinyls will rotate across available locations in the market on a space available basis.
“Art has no boundaries,” said Jim Sparrow, President and CEO of The Arts Council, “and by partnering with Fairway Outdoor Advertising we can take art to travelers on public highways. Our local artists will delight countless motorists each day with amazing works of arts as they go to and from work or go about other daily activities. The works range from abstract and provocative to representational and sublime. We know they will be a real treat for travelers.”
There were 43 submissions and works were chosen through a juried process chaired by Cheryl Lindsay, Hanesbrands and Arts Council board member. Other members of the panel were Saul Guinto Salinas, Que Pasa Media Network; Rosa Otero, Salem College Art Department; Tammy Evans, Winston-Salem State University, Department of Art + Visual Studies; Will Taylor, Visual Arts Department at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts; Anu Williams, Humanities, Communication, and Fine Arts department at Forsyth Technical Community College; and John Pickel, Visual Art Department. Wake Forest University.
Thank you to our partners: ArtPop Founder, Wendy Hickey from artpopstreetgallery.com and the Greensboro Division of Fairway Outdoor Advertising
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