METRO ARTS HOSTS “MEET THE ARTIST”/Q-AND-A EVENT WITH ARTIST DESIGNING CIVIL RIGHTS-INSPIRED ART IN PUBLIC SQUARE PARK ON JUNE 26
June 19, 2014
The Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission (Metro Arts
) and the Metro Council Minority Caucus will host a community “meet and greet” with artist Walter Hood, selected as the finalist for the Civil Rights movement- inspired art in Public Square Park, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 26, at the Hadley Park Community Center, 1037 28th Ave. N.
Hood is scheduled to speak at 5:30 p.m. and engage the audience in a question-and-answer session about his “Witness Walls” design. The proposed design is a set of fragmented sculptural walls – inspired by the classical sculpted friezes commemorating heroic and mythical events in antiquity – creating a dynamic visual field as a visitor moves closer, further or among the walls. Walking among the walls places visitors in the middle of historic moments represented by photos from the collection of the Nashville Public Library’s Civil Rights Room.
The event is free and open to the public.
WHAT: Open House with artist Walter Hood, design finalist for the Civil Rights movement- inspired art in Public Square Park
WHEN: 5 to 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 26; artist remarks at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hadley Park Community Center, 1037 28th Ave. N.