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Storybook theme chosen for third public art project


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  • Nov. 10, 2017 - 6:07 PM

Storybook theme chosen for third public art project

Clay Neely / The Newnan Times-Herald

Children Connect Children’s Museum of Newnan is launching its third public art project with area artists painting fiberglass figures. From left are Dennis McEntire, Greer McEntire, Barron Smith and Keith Brady.

Children Connect Children’s Museum of Newnan is launching its third public art project – one that will tell its own story.

This will be the third project with area artists painting fiberglass figures. Children Connect will pair artists with sponsors who will pay for one of the four types of animal figures that will be part of the display. 

“Newnan: A Storybook Town” will be the theme for this art project.

The figures hearken back to Coweta’s agricultural heritage. Sponsors may choose a cow, $3,500; a mule, $3,000; a pig, $2,500; or a rooster, $2,000. Artists will use their creativity in painting the figures, which will then be displayed around the downtown Newnan area and in city parks.

After the display period, sponsors can enjoy the art pieces at their home or business.

The deadline for sponsorship is Dec. 24. The fiberglass figures will be arriving in February or March. Artists will turn their pieces in by May 5, with a scheduled unveiling in early June.

Anyone interested in being a sponsor or an artist should contact Bette Hickman at betteghickman@gmail.com or 678-480-0146 or Pamela Prange at pamela.prange@yahoo.com or 678-481-4526.