Call to artists for public art project extended to July 7

Press release from Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway:

The Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway, Inc. (FOHCG) has extended the deadline for proposals for their art exhibition on the Hominy Creek Greenway to July 7th. There has been a very strong response and we want to keep the creative ideas coming in! The FOHCG is a non-profit organization serving as stewards of the 14 acre parkland owned by the City of Asheville. The exhibition will showcase artwork celebrating the Hominy Creek Greenway’s 10th anniversary during the nine day exhibition in October.

What: Call to Artists, Public Art Exhibition celebrating the Hominy Creek Greenway
Where: Hominy Creek Greenway, West Asheville
Submissions accepted: June 1 to JULY 7, 2021
Notification of acceptance: July 22, 2021
Exhibition Dates: October 2 – October 10, 2021

The Friends of Hominy Creek Greenway is seeking craftspeople, and visual and performance artists to celebrate the Hominy Creek Greenway’s 10th anniversary. The exhibition of temporary, outdoor art installations will be displayed from Saturday October 2 to Sunday October 10, 2021. The exhibition will celebrate the Hominy Creek Greenway’s 10th anniversary and reflect on the history, ecology and beauty of the greenway.

This is a juried exhibit. Artists will be notified of their acceptance by July 22. Exhibited artists (or teams) will receive a $100 honorarium. Entries will be accepted June 1 through July 7. Performances will be scheduled on either Saturday, October 2nd or Sunday, October 10th. Collaborations are welcome.

The art installations are required to last nine days outdoors, but are not permanent. All work must be safe for people, plants and animals and leave no-trace following the exhibition. We encourage art or performance that invite interaction from the public.

The theme of the project will highlight all aspects of the Hominy Creek Greenway experience including the history of the river and watershed, the ecology, the human impact, local biographies, folktales and legends, the story of the greenway, threats from development, the flora and fauna, its beauty, and in general, the spirit of the greenway.

For an application, inspiration, or to find more information for the project, visit Contact FOHCG board president Bryan Tomes with questions.

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