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ArtTalk: Curated Stories by Roswell Arts Fund

A Piano as a Work of Art in East Roswell Park

  I’m not an artist, but I am an art lover.  So, when I heard about the Public Piano project at East Roswell Park, I wanted to see it for my own eyes.  I visited the community center on June 28th and met with the artist, Amol Saraf and his wife, Alpana (who is also

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Focus on Synovus – April’s Featured ArtAround Roswell Sponsor

As Catherine Storey stands in the lobby of Synovus Bank with Roswell Arts Fund Development Director Heidi Speckhart, they witness true community connection through the arts. Local business owner Tolbert Yilmaz studies the newly installed artwork in the lobby as a part of the Roswell Visitor and Convention Bureau’s Azalea Festival. As he studies one

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Third Annual ArtAround Roswell Sculpture Tour Opens April 14

Roswell Arts Fund premieres the third annual ArtAround Roswell Sculpture Tour, featuring ten original works of art on display throughout the Roswell community. These temporary sculptures will join six permanent ArtAround Roswell pieces purchased from previous tours in 2016 and 2017. Opening Celebration The ArtAround Roswell Opening Celebration will be held on Saturday, April 14,

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More Sculptures Added to Roswell’s Permanent Public Art Collection

Closing our second year of the ArtAround Roswell Sculpture Tour, Roswell Arts Fund is thrilled to gift three sculptures to the City of Roswell. Reception, Sweet Pops of Brilliance, and Sentience will all remain permanently in Roswell thanks in part to generous donations by local businesses and residents. Steady has also been purchased by The

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Why Art is in our Hearts: An Interview with Ann Cramer

“Holistically, analogies can be used to tell the story of how the arts make a difference in communities with statistics and facts to underscore it. It really is quite remarkable,” said Ann Cramer as she shared an insightful story on the true value of art. Did you know we can use our hands to be

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Back to School Special: Is Your Child Being Prepared for a Successful Life?

It’s the relationship between high quality creative learning experiences, which build capacities in our children, and communities. – Big Thought, Dallas Texas After a fun-filled summer, now it’s time for the kids to head back to school. What are you kids doing to prepare for future success in their classrooms? We bring you this blog post about

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Is it a Bridge? Streetlamp? Stairs? Art? It’s Both!

“If the point of transportation planning is to get people to places where they want to be, then most transportation planning should really start with placemaking.”  Constance White Infrastructure is the connective tissue of most places. How we get from here to there, whether that journey is five miles or five hundred miles. Today we are

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Artists in Residence

In 2005, Public Art Saint Paul, a private non-profit collaborated with the City to launch the City Artist in Residence Program (CAIR). Artists in Residence are employees of Public Art Saint Paul and work across City agencies. City Ordinance states that artists shall be involved in the design, implementation and integration of art in public

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Arts Under Attack: Funding for the NEA & Public Broadcasting Threatened

The arts are under threat once again. Funding for two of our most critical national institutions, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and Public Broadcasting Service, may be severely diminished or eliminated. Congress established the NEA in 1965 as an independent federal agency and the designated arts organization of the U.S. government.  The NEA is

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Art & the Plight of Personal Privacy

by Rochelle Mucha, PhD, Founder & Chair, Roswell Arts Fund Artists have entered a new realm…they have taken on the onerous task of exposing the many ways our personal worlds are no longer personal, no longer private. Artists have wed technology with their art forms to visually provoke and shock us with this not so

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