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THOMAS, GA – 2/11/2016 (PRESS RELEASE JET) — The Thomson-McDuffie County Convention & Visitors Bureau is proud to present a new public art project located in McDuffie County. Titled McTell’s 12-String Strut, the project is meant to recognize and honor the legacy of Blind Willie McTell, his music and the fact that such an influential musician was born and lived in McDuffie County. Local artists will create unique designs for 12, 7-foot-tall polyurethane replicas of …

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Already Birmingham’s best known symbol, Vulcan has been reimagined as a new public art project focused on celebrating the city and raising awareness for what it has to offer. “Today, we take the symbol of our great city and use that as a way of creating a public identity for our great city, to let visitors know that Vulcan represents the best that this city has to offer,” said Birmingham Mayor William Bell during the …

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If you saw a painted pig at Bruster’s Real Ice Cream in September, it wasn’t a judgment of your diet. It’s part of a new campaign reminding Vestavia Hills residents to support their local businesses. At its September luncheon, the Chamber of Commerce launched its “Shop, Dine, Play” initiative and introduced four painted fiberglass pigs. One pig stays at the Chamber office on Merryvale Road, and the other three rotate between city businesses. Each pig …

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There’s a new attraction at the Merryman Performing Arts Center; it’s tall and colorful but totally silent…. So what is it? Another crane in the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club’s Cranes on Parade. The auction for all of the cranes will take place on March 12th. View the video

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KEARNEY — Tami Moore wants everyone to own a crane. “We’re taking a different direction this time,” said Moore, a member of the Kearney Dawn Rotary Cranes on Parade III Steering Committee. “We want to make them more affordable and accessible because they’ve been in the thousands of dollars before. We’re going to do about 10 of the 6-foot cranes again and about a dozen of the 1-foot study cranes.” The kickoff event for Cranes …

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TAMPA — Colorful scenes of Tampa Bay, the downtown skyline, a pirate’s map and World War II posters splashed across 41 streetcar sculptures on display at the Yacht StarShip on Wednesday, just days away taking their final perches around the city. The sculptures, all decorated by local artists, are the latest initiative of the Commercial Real Estate Women, or CREW, and its artLOUD! project. This is the fourth time CREW has undertaken a public art …

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Giant light bulbs that decorate the streets of Lincoln, Nebraska, artistic cranes spread throughout Kearney, the wolf mascot that stands high above each Bosselman convenience store and to-scale replicas of fire hydrants found in mainstream movies are just some of the projects that come out of Icon Poly located just west of Gibbon, on U.S. Hwy 30. Kyle Vohland and his family have built a unique business that has grown since 1998, and is now …

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A miniature of the Cranes on Parade II fundraising project stands on a table as the announcement of artists was made Tuesday at the Museum of Nebraska Art. Artists will receive their 6-foot cranes in the next few weeks and start working on them for an end of March deadline. The public art project, presented by the Kearney Dawn Rotary Club, follows the 2003 Cranes on Parade. The mission of both projects is to raise …

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KEARNEY — One of the major fund-raising activities for the 2010 Cattlemen’s Ball June 4-5 at Lori and Norris Marshall acreage southwest of Kearney will be an auction of 3-foot-tall decorated fiberglass Western boots. Many of the plain white boots were delivered Thursday evening at the Viaero Event Center parking lot to some of the 50-plus businesses and individuals who donated $500 to the ball, which has a goal of raising funds primarily for the …

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