Tuesday, May 8, 2012

PAL News - May 2012

The Public Art League Issues Two Calls to Artists

The Public Art League is seeking submissions of sculpture for potential installation in the Champaign-Urbana area from 2012 through 2014.  Entries should be submitted by June 8, 2012.

Additionally, the Public Art League, in collaboration with the City of Urbana Public Arts Commission, is seeking submissions of tree-themed sculptures for potential placement in downtown Urbana to celebrate Urbana's designation as a Tree City USA.  The sculptures will be leased for a 2-year period with a deadline for submissions of June 15, 2012.

For further information, visit www.publicartleague.org or call 217/898-8263.

A Spring Soiree...

Thanks to all who were able to attend the Public Art League's Spring Soiree on April 9.  We had a wonderful evening in the shared space of Figure One and Cream & Flutter, enjoyed comments from Robin Hall, entertainment by the Drew Ninmer Quartet and Elizabeth Buckley and received generous donations to help bring more public art to our community. 
Thank you again!

Special Thanks!

Thank you to Cream & Flutter for generously donating 5% of their sales from the months of January and February to PAL.  We also owe them a big thanks for all of their help with the Spring Soiree.

PAL would also like to thank the Barham Benefit Group for a generous donation which has allowed the Public Art League to showcase the installed sculptures and thank its fantastic site sponsors through a series of ads in the News Gazette.

Help Keep Great Works of Art in C-U! 

In Sugust of this year, the leases for 7 of the sculptures installed in Champaign-Urbana will be coming to an end.  To find out how you can help keep these amazing pieces in the community, please contact us at info@publicartleague.org or call 217/351-4225.


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