2016 Public Art

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COME HOME WITH THE POWER COMPANY COLLABORATIVE. Where are you from and what do you call home? From your point of view, what is home? What are the sights, sounds, tastes, and textures elicited by your thoughts of home? Are you buoyed by your home, or encumbered? For that matter, do you even have a home, and how is that affecting your life? These are the kinds of questions contemplated as the Power Company Collaborative (PoCoCo) has constructed “The Home Project,” a large-scale interactive performance installation focusing on the notion of home.

PoCoCo’s The Home Project began in Columbia, SC in 2015, collecting stories from the community. As the conversed with residents in transitional housing facilities, the PoCoCo gathered a diverse collection of stories about home. This project comes to Lake City as the Home Projects: ArtFields Edition. Throughout the nine days of ArtFields 2016, audience members will be encouraged to offer their own stories of home to accumulate and be integrated into the installation. During the week, visitors may explored the installation on a self-guided tour, investigating a number rooms installed in the Atlantic Coastline Building. In the kitchen, for example, visitors might share a favorite recipe and witness it becoming part of the performance! The piece will build and change toward its culminate on the final day of ArtFields. Scheduled performances will take place as the installation develops.

PoCoCo’s The Home Project involves many creative partners including Martha Brim, PoCoCo Artistic Director (choreography); Co-associate Directors, Erin Bailey and Amanda Ling (choreography); sound designer and composer, Nic Jenkins; scenic designer and installer, Kimi Maeda; video projection creator and media artist, Jamille Wallace Brayshaw; and several of PoCoCo’s professional members and apprentice performers.

PoCoCo teaches and rehearses in residence at Columbia College (Columbia, SC) and is on the South Carolina Arts Commission’s Artist Roster. To find out more about PoCoCo, visit their website  here.


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Experience public art in three dimensions using the elements of design: line, shape, direction, size, texture, color, and value. Created by ArtFields 2015 People’s Choice 3-D Winners and arts education gurus, Patz and Mike Fowle, we invite you and your family to engage with these life-size puzzle pieces to create  your own masterpiece.

The interactive sculpture will be open daily during ArtFields on The Village Green from 10:00AM to 7:00PM.

 


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The South Carolina Rural Arts Project (S.C.R.A.P.) is a conscious effort led by Orangeburg, South Carolina artist, Herman Keith, to energize and revitalize rural towns and communities through art by transforming public spaces collectively with local individuals, institutions, and organizations.

In S.C.R.A.P.’s pilot project, located on North Acline Street next to Joe’s Barbershop, a public mural created by Herman Keith and students from the Lake City Community has been installed for it’s ArtFields debut! The mural, entitled From This Moment Forward, is intended to warm our souls, just as quilts warm the body. Inspired by the quilt designs of the Gee’s Bend Quilters in Gee’s Bend Alabama, the design aims to visually embrace the oneness of our past, present, and future with love and hope.

In a true community-wide effort, this installation of S.C.R.A.P. was made possible by The Lake City Beautification Committee, Lake City Community Foundation, Lake City Concert Series, The City of Lake City, and ArtFields.


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Touring internationally since 2008, Play Me I’m Yours is a public artwork by British artist, Luke Jarram. More than 1,400 pianos had now been installed in over 50 cities across the globe, from London to Lima, bearing the simple invitation, “play me, I’m yours.” the project has already touched mor than eight million people worldwide.

Florence, South Carolina is presenting Play Me, I’m Yours again in 2016, this time from April 15 through May 1, 2016, as part of the Willcos, Buyck, & Williams Foundation’s history and culture participation program. A number of street pianos, decorated by local artists, will be located in parks, squares, and other public spaces for anyone to play and enjoy. Find our more online here.

Lake City’s installation of Play Me, I’m Yours will be located at Pirate’s T-Shirts Plus (111 West Main Street) and Polyphony Music (135-B West Main Street). A pop-up concert will be held Sunday, April 24 at 5:00PM.


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“Before I Die is one of the most creative community projects ever.” -THE ATLANTIC

ArtFields once again invites you to share your hopes, dreams, and aspirations by visiting the Before I Die Wall. This wall was born in April, 2013.

What is important to you? After experiencing a great personal loss, New Orleans artist, Candy Chang created an interactive art work all on an abandoned home in her neighborhood to create an anonymous place to help restore perspective and share intimately with neighbors while remaining an introvert. Since the birth of her project in 2011, over 1,000 Before I Die walls have been created in over 35 countries.