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June 10, 2014

Public art mural session planned for tonight

VALDOSTA — Anyone who has ever wanted to be an artist or have a hand in helping to prepare a community work of art has the opportunity this evening to make such a dream come true.

Earlier this spring, Boys & Girls Club youths, the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts, the area Public Art Advisory Committee and artist-in-residence Marty Haythorn have been building the region’s history from the beginning of time to now.

Haythorn, a Thomasville artist, has created a mosaic time-travel design that explores the region’s past from the eras of small-celled organisms to dinosaurs to Native Americans to the current age.

A National Endowment of the Arts’ Arts Engagement in American Communities grant funds the effort.

Boys & Girls Club members have been preparing the work which uses tiles, broken-plate pieces, ceramics, and created iconography to tell Valdosta’s tale. And everyone can participate in telling this story.

This public art project invites the public on specific assigned dates through the spring and summer months to participate in constructing the 14-1/2-foot-long by 3-1/2- to 4-foot-high installation of four connected panels.

Once it’s completed, organizers hope to install the work in Downtown Valdosta or some other public place where the entire town and visitors can see the work.

Haythorn hopes to include a plaque bearing the names of all participants who helped create the artwork.

The public sessions are scheduled for 6-8 p.m. today; 9:30 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 14; 6-8 p.m., June 17; 6-8 p.m., June 19, Hudson Building Ceramic Studio, across the street from the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts. More information: Call (229) 247-2787.

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