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Fiberglass livestock has been spotted “grazing” in front of local civic and commercial buildings in Webster, Dudley, and Oxford. But before you say “Eww!” — or even more appropriately “Ewe!” — rest assured that no one is trying to pull the wool over one’s eyes with this faux flock popping up in front of banks, municipal buildings, and storefronts. In fact, “Slater’s Sheep,” as they have been called, is a community art project supporting the …

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Rabbits hopped into Dedham, cows grazed around Boston, and foxes will trot through Foxboro this summer as part of a public art project. The Foxboro Cultural Council is seeking five local artists to participate in the public art, tourism, and charitable event that will place five decorated, four-foot-tall foxes around the uptown area for its Fox-in-the-Boro art walk. A map will lead folks around uptown Foxboro to find each fox and recognize the participating artists …

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Rocky, a tiny saw-whet owl found in a Norway Spruce tree to be set up as the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree in 2020, has become something of a folk legend in the years after his discovery. Books have been written about his adventure, including one by Ellen Kalish, the Executive Director of Ravensbeard Wildlife Center in Saugerties, where Rocky recovered from his trip and was then set free. The owl’s recovery in Saugerties made him …

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An auction of life-size painted sculptures of a much-loved therapy horse raised approximately $250,000 for WindReach’s educational and therapeutic programmes. Tilly, a miniature pony, died in November last year after 22 years of helping others at the Warwick-based outdoor activities centre. Tilly’s Filly Fundraiser was held at WindReach last Friday, where 20 fibre-glass sculptures, painted and decorated by well-known local artists, were auctioned off to the highest bidders. A spokesperson stated: “Tilly was loved by the masses …

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Most of the time, when art is visible in a community, it instantly becomes a public art project. It doesn’t matter if the art is murals, paintings, or large art installations; it is still works of art made by artists showing their creative side while completing that artwork. When we refer to public art, we talk about using fiberglass animals or sculptures as a canvas that anyone can paint; it does not have to be …

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At Evergreen Home Cemetery in Beatrice, a few yards away from U.S. Highway 136, there are a group of graves marking the final resting place for local infants and babies. The only thing noting this area’s importance is a plot marker, and instead of a number a sign reads “Babyland.” Robin Butler said she noticed the marker in 2019 while she was teaching her grandson to drive. She made him stop so she could get …

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We have been selected to enter for a small business grant through FedEx and we are asking for your help to vote for Icon Poly. The FedEx Small Business Grant Contest is a grant program by FedEx to award twelve U.S.-based small businesses with grants up to $50,000 and up to $7,500 in FedEx Office® print and business services. Businesses rely on votes to get noticed by the judges. The 700 entrants receiving the highest number of votes …

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Turning a negative into a positive. I wish it weren’t true, but unfortunately, there are idiots among us, and sometimes those idiots do things that most of us will never understand. When we put art on display for the public to enjoy, unfortunately, we have to accept the fact that not all will appreciate and respect it or the artists who put many hours of their time into creating it. Some may even go as …

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What is a Public Art Project? A lot of art can be labeled as public art projects. In fact, any artwork which is created and displayed for the public to enjoy is a public art project. At Icon Poly, when we refer to public art projects, we are referring to public art projects where paintable fiberglass animals and sculptures are used as 3D canvases for local artists to design and embellish, which are put on …

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The public is invited to view the PAWS 4 PAWS PAINTED DOGS and pieces of original art created by dozens of area artists. The PAWS 4 PAWS painted dog statues will tour various Scottsbluff locations from Tues., May 7 to Sun., May 13: Gering sites from Tues., May 14 to Sat. May 18, and subsequently, events in Alliance, Bridgeport, and Sidney. Produced by Skipper’s Cupboard, PAWS 4 PAWS is a multiple-month/city/venue to raise funds to …

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COZAD — The Cozad Development Corporation has put out a call for five more artists who want to decorate one of their 20 Giant Art Palettes. Working with a sponsor, artists can create whatever design they choose, the palettes will be displayed throughout high traffic areas in Cozad in 2019. “This is a project I have been working on since I started at the CDC,” said Executive Director Jennifer McKeone, “That was a year and …

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Chapel Hill, NC, November 27, 2017— As you travel around downtown Chapel Hill, take the time to come say hello to Rainbow Ram. Rainbow Ram, located at the Chapel Hill/Orange County’s Visitors Center, 501 W. Franklin Street (Corner of Roberson) is a colorful, 4-foot tall expression of the love that Tar Heel fans have for their beloved mascot, Rameses. Rainbow Ram will be on display for the approximately 12,000 annual visitors who stop by the …

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