The Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch is seeking feedback from the public for two new public artworks in Antioch.
Two sites have been chosen for the creation of new art: the entry to Prewett Park and the intersections of Rock Springs and Dallas Ranch.
Both locations are on highly visible roadways and within walking distance of schools. Capital Improvement Funds set aside during the development process in the Hillcrest and Lone Tree assessment districts provides the funding for two new public artworks.
A seven-member public art subcommittee has narrowed over 130 Call for Artists submissions to five artists' proposals for Prewett Park and four for Rock Springs/Dallas Ranch.
The Public Art Selection Panel consists of two members from each of the assessment districts, a board member from the Arts & Cultural Foundation of Antioch, a City Council member, a community member at large and an ex-officio member.
The goals of the Public Art Section Panel are to outline themes, potential sites for artworks and the artist selection process, and provide a cohesive and integrated approach to placing art, taking into consideration the geographical layout of the area and input from members of the community.
The mission of public art is to encourage a sense of shared community and an understanding of the area's heritage for future generations, to visually enhance public spaces and to promote an appreciation for the visual arts.
Most of the existing artworks are located in the downtown area and along Hillcrest Avenue. The works include building murals, life-size bronze animals and a large-scale fountain.
Nine artist proposal boards are available for the public to view and comment until April 12 at Lynn House Gallery, 809 West First St. Gallery hours are Thursdays through Saturdays from noon to 5 p.m.
Appointments for viewing outside normal gallery hours may be made by calling 779-7018. Proposals are also available for review and comment on the foundation's Web site, www.
The Public Art Selection Panel will meet on April 14 at 6 p.m. at the Nick Rodriguez Community Center to review community comments.
For more information, please call Diane Gibson-Gray at 779-7018 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.