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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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ELKO – Elko will be seeing a few more cowboy boots than usual ahead of the city’s centennial celebration. The Arts and Culture Advisory Board is working to bring about 20 cowboy boots statues that will be painted by local artists. The painted statues were sponsored by local businesses and some individual donors. The boots that were sponsored by businesses will be placed in front of those businesses, while others will be located near other …

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COXSACKIE – Catskill has its cats, Cairo has bears, and Ravena had trains. Now, it’s Coxsackie’s turn. A volunteer committee has been working for several months to get a new project off the ground – Hoot of the Owl, a public art exhibit that will bring sculptures of creatively decorated owls to the community. Owls have long been the symbol of Coxsackie; indeed, some translations of the name “Coxsackie” – said to be of Native …

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Lighten Up Spartanburg! is a large scale public art project that bolsters the cultural vitality of downtown Spartanburg, expands the local economy through tourism, provides opportunities to local and regional artists, and fosters connections between local businesses and the arts.The project is comprised of 28 six foot tall fiberglass light bulbs painted, sculpted, and otherwise altered by 28 local and regional artists, sponsored by 28 local businesses, and installed in 28 public spaces in and …

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Clearwater, FL – Come celebrate the first gathering of dolphin sculptures since their debut in Pier 60 Park during the summer of 2012. This Dolphin Reunion, free display, can be enjoyed from November 11 – 20 at Westfield Countryside Mall, 27001 US Highway 19 N, Clearwater on the upper level above the ice rink. Dolphins have been loaned by their owners for this display. This Clearwater Regional Chamber initiated public art project spans 10 counties …

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PLYMOUTH – Artist Diana Naples spent 100 hours meticulously adhering tiles to the 150-pound lobster sculpture, just featured as one of the major highlights on the Lobster Crawl tour. The Chamber hosted its Lobster Release Kick-off Party at Cabby Shack on Water Street Wednesday, Aug. 3, and Naples was one of the thirty artist honorees to receive recognition for her work. Then, sometime in the wee hours of Saturday morning, vandals stole the lobster, ripping …

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After more than two years of planning and collaboration, the Thomson-McDuffie Convention and Visitors Bureau unveiled the McTell’s 12-String Strut art project with a reveal party at the Thomson Depot on Friday. Local artists from around the county were introduced and took turns unveiling their individually designed 7-foot Stella guitar replicas, in honor of blues music legend Blind Willie McTell. “This project began about 2½ years ago when the Georgia Department of Economic Development brought …

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LINCOLN — The Nebraska Tourism Commission has announced the stops that will be on the summer 2016 Nebraska Passport, including several in Central Nebraska. “The Passport Program encourages travelers to explore the state collecting stamps, while reconnecting with Nebraska and supporting small businesses and attractions,” said Kathy McKillip, Nebraska Tourism Commission executive director. “Year after year, the program gains popularity. In 2015, more than 24,600 travelers collected stamps, and we expect 2016’s participation to be …

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KEARNEY — More than 300 people gathered Saturday at the Museum of Nebraska Art to attend Cranes on Parade 3 art auction. Presented by Kearney Dawn Rotary, the auction featured 14 full-sized cranes along with 13 smaller study cranes and other assorted crane-influenced artwork by regional artists. Susan Bigg, co-chair for the event, said the amount of money raised during the auction will be released in about a week. “We raised a lot of money …

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GROTON, Conn. (AP) – Artists in southeastern Connecticut are being called upon to design sculptures of submarines for a public art project celebrating 100 years of subs in the Groton area. The Connecticut Sub Trail will showcase 20 miniature fiberglass subs, each about 5 feet long. They’ll be officially displayed at the Groton 4th of July Parade. Art teacher Joy Supples proposed the idea. Supples works for Ella T. Grasso Southeastern Connecticut Technical High School. …

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Groton — An art teacher wanted to create a “sub trail” as part of the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the first submarine to the U.S. Naval Submarine Base, and her idea has taken hold. Teacher Joy Supples’ plan was to have local artists create a “fleet” of submarine sculptures, similar to the “Whale Tail” art project in New London a few years ago. About a dozen sponsors have come forward …

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