Press release from Madison County government:
Madison County Economic Development Board presents the Fourth Annual Madison Manufacturing Art Park Sculpture Competition – a juried competition presented annually in Madison County. The competition is made possible thanks to Funding provided by a grant from The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina.
The Madison County Economic Development Board is seeking an artist to design and develop a permanent piece of artwork for the Madison Manufacturing Public Art Park, which honors local manufacturers and their impact on Madison County. The art park is an embedded component of the Dr. Otis Duck Greenway in Mars Hill, NC. All submissions must be received on or before January 29, 2021 (12:00 pm noon Eastern Time Zone).
An artist is being sought to create a sculpture that honors Madison County based company, Buchi Kombucha. The Madison County Economic Development Board feels that manufacturers are important members of the community and should be celebrated as such. This innovative program seeks to build community, celebrate heritage, and recognize the arts by honoring local manufacturing entities through sculpture pieces. The winning artists will be challenged to create a piece that does one of three things:
- Create a sculpture that is inspired by the product that the identified industry produces.
- Create a sculpture that is inspired by the people who work within the industry.
- Create a sculpture using recycled materials from the industry.
Information on the Company: The 2020 – 2021 featured industry is Buchi Kombucha. Buchi is maker of kombucha, which is a natural fermented probiotic tea. More information is available via: https://tinyurl.com/ArtSculpture