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KACC Announces the Winning Designs for the Spring 2021 Garden Art Poles

Celebrating Nature, the round II garden art poles will be planted July 16th

The Kennesaw Art and Culture Commission (KACC) is pleased to announce the winning designs of our Spring 2021 Garden Art Poles were “Pole Jumpers” submitted by Aimee Boothe, “Mother Nature Sees All” submitted by Emily Bosze, “Springvale” submitted by Alaina Jean, “Love Blooms” submitted by Lily Nguyen, and “Native Birds of Kennesaw” submitted by Elizabeth Hornor. The theme of round 2 is Nature and we were delighted by the entries we received.  

 

Each unique pole is painted on a 8’ tall 4”x4” post and designed to illustrate anything that is part of the natural world wildlife, landscapes, seascapes, outdoors activities, or to reflect the emotions that nature can evoke. This second round of poles will be planted along the inner walking trail near the Skate Park at Swift-Cantrell Park on July 16, 2021.

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AJC–Kennesaw to unveil KSU mural for festival

Kennesaw Big Shanty Festival Mural

This is the second year the City of Kennesaw has collaborated with students to create an amazing public art mural on the side of one of the city's iconic brick buildings. This mural is an interactive design where people in the community are encouraged to come take pictures in front of it. 

The design, done by Kennesaw State University Graphic Design student, Crys Newberry, is one that shows the city's growth by linking it's history with a vibrant modern look.  

The unveiling of the Second Annual Big Shanty Mural is happening April 20th at 6:30pm at The Venue on Main.

To find out more head over to the event page.

Read the full article here.

A very special thanks to High Stakes Digital, Simmertime Cafe, and The Venue on Main for making this mural possible.

Sarah Willeart

Art Exhibit

The Kennesaw Art & Culture Commission (KACC) is excited to present the artwork of Sarah Willaert. Willaert’s exhibit, “A Path Through My Mind & Heart,” will be on display at the Fine Art Gallery in the Ben Robertson Community Center, located at 2753 Watts Drive, through the end of April.

 

Willaert will be on-site Thursdays through the month of April from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. to speak with Gallery visitors.

 

A Gallery Tour and “Create With Me” free, virtual tutorial video can be found on the Kennesaw Parks & Recreation Facebook page, www.facebook.com/KennesawParksRecreation.

 

KACC invites the community to participate in creating with Willaert via coloring pages that have been uploaded to the City’s website at https://www.kennesaw-ga.gov/download/sarah-willaert-coloring-pages/. Once colored, KACC asks that participants submit a copy of their work to KACC@kennesaw-ga.gov. All participants will be entered into a drawing to win a gift card. The deadline for entries is April 22, as the drawing will take place on April 23.

 

For those unable to view the exhibit in-person, a digital version has been uploaded to the KACC Facebook page at https://tinyurl.com/puv3x3hb.

AJC–Kennesaw, KSU present public art project

A new collaboration between the City of Kennesaw and Kennesaw State University School of Art and Design is making quite an impact on the community. 

 

As part of a public art project between the school and the city, two sculptural benches were installed on the Southern Museum walkway in downtown Kennesaw.

 

AJC.com covered the story. Find the whole article on their website, here. Marietta Daily Journal also has an article here. Or head over to the Kennesaw State University page to read more.

Ribbon cutting ceremony at The Southern Museum

“We wanted to give art students a real-world opportunity to go through the public art commission process, including selection, fabrication and installation,” - Bob Fox, City Economic Development Director

Geo Sipp, director of the KSU School of Art and Design; Page Birch, studio technician/coordinator, KSU School of Art and Design and Kennesaw Economic Development Director Robert Fox. Seated are KSU artists Megan Pace and Thomas Daniel.