The Lewes Public Art Committee will hold a Public Art Forum Tuesday, Sept. 24, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Margaret Rollins Center on Kings Highway in Lewes.
The event features artist Robin Rose and Deputy Director of the Delaware Division of Arts Kristin Pleasanton. It will be moderated by committee chair Clifford Diver.
Rose has been commissioned for many public art projects in the region, and has exhibited his work at shows and galleries throughout the United States. He just served on a jury to choose specific arts projects for the City of Washington, D.C. Pleasanton's work at the Division of Arts includes administering grants and programs that support arts programming, and promoting the arts throughout Delaware.
This program is the first in a series of interactive presentations that will help define the role of public art in the community. The purpose of the program is to create an awareness of the value of public art, not only aesthetically but also economically, and its contribution to enhancing the quality of life.
It will include presentations of various projects that may be models for creating public art projects in Lewes, and a moderated discussion.
Refreshments will be provided at the event. In addition, the program will review the process and procedures for the development and installation of public art projects in Lewes.
The Lewes Public Art Committee is a small group of local citizens appointed by the mayor and city council to develop guidelines, review and promote public art. For further information go to www.lewespublicarts.org.