28 Feb Call for Artists: John Lewis Commemorative Task Force Seeks Artist for Permanent Public Art Piece
Call for Artists: John Lewis Commemorative Task Force Seeks Artist for Permanent Public Art Piece
DeKalb County Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson and City of Decatur Mayor Patti Garrett created the John Lewis Commemorative Task Force (“Task Force”), which was initiated to determine the best and most appropriate means to honor the life and legacy of the late Congressman. The John Lewis Commemorative Task Force (“the Task Force”) in conjunction with Legacy Decatur is seeking an artist(s) to create site-specific, original artwork for permanent installation to commemorate the life and legacy of the late Congressman John Lewis. This piece will be at the south entrance of the Historic DeKalb County Courthouse located at 101 E Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030 and adjacent to the Decatur Square.
The previous Obelisk Monument honors the soldiers of the Confederacy, but fails to address the violence, cruelty and inhumanity of slavery and their acts of sedition against the United States of America, the primary cause for which the Confederacy fought the Civil War.
The artist shall create a statue, sculpture or other permanent artistic piece that reflects the values and impact of Congressman Lewis’s life and work. The artwork is intended to be a permanent installation that will withstand an outdoor setting.
The artistic piece will be installed at the south entrance of the Historic DeKalb County Courthouse, adjacent to the Decatur Square.
DEADLINE: March 3, 2021 at 5PM