GHS Student Mural Installation Set for June

Students at Georgetown High School plan to install a mural on the downtown building at 101 E. Seventh St. Now home to Tejas Meat Supply, the building formerly housed Georgetown Municipal Court.

The Georgetown Arts and Culture Advisory Board selected sophomore Peyton Vega’s design from among 16 student designs submitted by art instructor Angela Morin. Morin selected this public art activity as an educational opportunity for her students as part of the Art 1 curriculum.

“The students are learning how they can use art to communicate and connect with others within their community,” Morin said. “They also spent the entire year extensively learning about art history and the legacy that people who came before us created through art. With the creation of the mural, the students will now feel even more connected to that history, because they will be connected to a piece of Georgetown history.”

The mural will be painted first on “ripstop” mural fabric and adhered to the wall of the building. Vega and other students will paint the mural in the classroom during late May. Installation is scheduled for the first week of June.

The goal of this project is to continue to add to the mural every year. This first section of the mural, Everyone Deserves Kindness, will claim only a small portion of the wall, which continues the length of the long alleyway between Tejas Meat Supply and the Baked Bear. The art students and their instructor have worked with Brady Clark of Tejas Meat Supply on the placement and size of this first mural section.  The Tejas Meat Supply team, as well as the property owner of the building, say they are excited about further collaboration with Georgetown ISD and student artists on the annual additions to the mural.

The mural is jointly sponsored by Georgetown ISD and the City’s Arts and Culture Board. For updates on the project, as well as information on other art and cultural events in the downtown Georgetown cultural district, visit arts.georgetown.org.

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“Lady of Georgetown” by Mya Stoessel

“Lady of Georgetown” by Mya Stoessel was selected by the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board for the utility box at the corner of 7th Street and Austin Avenue.

Several pieces of student artwork were submitted for consideration to the Arts and Culture Board by Eastview High School art instructor, Jessica Sobhani, during an open call for artwork submissions for public art in Georgetown. The art students selected and the EVHS Art Department recognize the value of public art to the community and the City of Georgetown, and the Georgetown Arts and Culture Board are honored to add “Lady of Georgetown” and “Colorful Georgetown” to the City public art collection.

Two GISD art students honored at City Council meeting

Two art students from Georgetown ISD were acknowledged with a mayoral proclamation at the Sept. 26 City Council meeting.

Mikaela Simmang is a senior at East View High School whose work was featured in the Georgetown Art Center’s GISD High School AP Exhibit this year. Also this year, she was the recipient of 2 gold seals at the State of Texas Visual Arts Scholastic Event. She won Best of Show at the prestigious 31st District Congressional Art Show for her painting “Cherry on Top,” as well.

Annabelle Richardson is a senior at East View High School whose work was featured in the Georgetown Art Center’s GISD High School AP Exhibit, and she was the recipient of the prestigious Top 1 Percent National Scholastic Award for her painting “Parachute.”

A survey of artists, musicians, actors, writers, and other creatives in Georgetown

The City of Georgetown has contracted TXP, Inc. to analyze the economic impact of the arts in the city. The focus of the study is to document the role of arts and culture in Georgetown’s local economy. This survey is intended to gather primary data on Georgetown’s arts community and will help frame the rest of the study.

If you earn money through art, music, theatre, writing, or other creative efforts in Georgetown, Texas, please follow this link and respond to this brief nine-question survey: Survey of Artists, Musicians, Actors, and Other Georgetown Creatives.  

If you have any questions about the survey or the resulting study, please contact:

Eric P. Lashley
City of Georgetown, Library Director
512-930-2513

or

Travis James
Vice President, TXP
512-328-8300
travisjames@txp.com
www.txp.com

A survey to assess the impact of the arts on Georgetown’s downtown

The City of Georgetown has contracted TXP, Inc. to analyze the economic impact of the arts in the city. The focus of the study is to document the role of arts and culture in Georgetown’s local economy. This survey is intended to gather primary data on the relationship between downtown businesses and the local arts community. The information gathered in the survey will help frame the rest of the study.

If your business is a part of the Georgetown, Texas downtown area, please follow this link and respond to this brief four-question survey: Survey of Georgetown Downtown Businesses

If you have any questions about the survey or the resulting study, please contact:
Eric P. Lashley
City of Georgetown, Library Director
512-930-2513

or

Travis James
Vice President, TXP
512-328-8300
travisjames@txp.com
www.txp.com

2016-2017 Georgetown Arts & Culture Guide

Guide 2016-2017 CoverThe new edition of the City’s Arts and Culture Guide is now available. The Guide includes a calendar of art, music, theatre, and cultural events in town from September 2016 through August 2017, as well as an arts and culture business directory, a Cultural District map, and other features.

The Guide lists events offered by Southwestern University’s Sarofim School of Fine Arts, The Williamson Museum, the Georgetown Art Center, Georgetown Heritage Society, Georgetown Symphony, Georgetown Festival of the Arts, Georgetown Public Library, the Georgetown Palace Theatre, and the Georgetown Independent School District Fine Arts Department.

The custom cover artwork by Leslie Kell features a collage of Georgetown photographs in a digital piece that Ms. Kell constructed in the style of stained glass.

Pick up a free printed copy of the Guide at the Georgetown Art Center, Georgetown Public Library, Visitors Center, Sarofim School of Fine Arts at Southwestern University, or The Williamson Museum, or click on the cover image at left to visit the digital version of the 2016-2017 Arts & Culture Guide.

Get the latest at facebook.com/artsgeorgetown or at arts.georgetown.org.

Red Poppy Artist Jen Rose and Clive Siegle to Speak at Georgetown Art Center May 1

Artist Jen Rose and and Clive Siegle, a historian, will speak at the Georgetown Art Center on Sunday, May 1, at 2 pm, about their collaboration on “Blood of Heroes Never Dies,” the current art installment in Georgetown’s downtown Square. The talk is free and open to the public.

Both Rose and Siegle teach at Richland College. They are the collaborators behind the current outdoor art installation of thousands of deep red ceramic poppies on the lawn of the Williamson County Courthouse in Georgetown’s downtown Square. The piece, entitled “Blood of Heroes Never Dies,” commemorates Texas World War I veterans and it will remain on display through May 5.

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Individual poppies from the display are available for purchase for $10 apiece at the Visitor Center, 103 W. Seventh Street on the Square. Proceeds will benefit Puppies Behind Bars, a nonprofit organization that provides service dogs for combat veterans returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan who have suffered a physical injury, including traumatic brain injury or post-traumatic stress disorder.

Visit this page to read more about the art installation in Georgetown.