Our day-long Public Art planning workshop with local artists took place on July 24, and the group collaborated to create concepts for future public art in the Sherman Cultural District and around the city. The activities are part of the Focalpoint(!) Project's ongoing work to build community bridges through photography and public art. 

This session helped our workshop consultants to gather ideas for a community-based and authentic vision that reflects Sherman’s creative heritage as well as its growing diversity.

The workshop was facilitated by two outstanding professionals from the Arts Council of Fort Worth: Martha Peters, Director of Public Art, and Karen Wiley, President/CEO. Many thank to our panelists for the workshop: Daron Holland, Holland Logos and Sherman City Council, District 4; Ilknur Ozgur, Artistic Director and Founder, Artstillery, West Dallas;  Heidi Rushing, Associate Director of Marketing, Austin College; Mark Monroe, Associate Professor of Art, Austin College; Jared Tredway, Tredway Workshop and Co-Director, Ghost Town Arts Collective; and Giovanni Valderas, Exhibition Manager at the Fort Worth Community Art Center.


The workshop is supported by the City of Sherman, and will result in a final report that provides a blueprint for developing a robust and inclusive public art strategy in Sherman.

Completing this activity is an important step to conclude our Focalpoint(!) Project grant at the end of September 2020. We gratefully acknowledge that this project funded in part by an Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and with the support of Austin College. 

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