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Public Art Installation to be Unveiled at Warren Williams Homes

Sep 24, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

September 23, 2019

CONTACT: 

​Bridgette Russell

Director of Marketing and Public Relations- The Columbus Museum

Ph.: 706.748-2562 ext. 5410
 

​Public Art Installation to be Unveiled at Warren Williams Homes

The sculpture​ is the final phase of the Making Conversation with Warren Williams oral history project

 

WHAT: COLUMBUS, GA. -- A sculpture to be installed in the Warren Williams Homes community represents the final phase of the months-long Making Conversation with Warren Williams Homes oral history project with The Columbus Museum.

 

"The commissioned public art installation will become part of the Warren Williams neighborhood," said Rebecca Bush, Curator of History at The Columbus Museum. "The artwork will give the residents of Warren Williams, visitors to the site, and members of the public the opportunity to reflect on what it means to reside in Warren Williams and be a member of the Columbus community."

 

Sculptor Deedee Morrison, nationally known for creating art for public spaces around the country, was selected with resident input. Morrison held a workshop over the summer with residents to incorporate their ideas.

 

WHY: The Making Conversation with Warren Williams Homes project began in February 2018, designed to capture the stories of people who live in the community, free of oft-held negative stereotypes. Making Conversation included four phases: oral history interviews conducted by volunteers; resident dinners with brief historical programs; collaborative art-making activities for children and teens; and the public art installation. 

 

The Making Conversation exhibition went on view at the Museum with a listening station for YouTube interviews, photographs, and other memorabilia from residents from December 2018 until June 2019. The project was generously supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts and by the Knight Foundation Fund of the Community Foundation of the Chattahoochee Valley.

 

WHEN & WHERE:  The sculpture will be unveiled Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 3 p.m. at Warren Williams Homes, 1200 Warren Williams Road in front of the leasing office; the event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Click here for Facebook event.

 

INTERVIEW/PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES: Media is invited to interview the artist, Warren Williams residents, and The Columbus Museum staff at the unveiling. Photos and video are encouraged at that time.

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

​Bridgette Russell

Director of Marketing and Public Relations

The Columbus Museum

1251 Wynnton Road

Columbus, GA  31906

Ph.: 706.748-2562 ext. 5410

Fax: 706.748.2570

www.columbusmuseum.com

 

 

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