STATE VISION CONTINUED - Public Art Projects
"Creating a sense of place"
Pillars of Creativity
These "Pillars" would be towers of stained glass rising 100 - 150' tall. They would be lit up from the inside and would look spectacular at night.
There are many things Heatwole would like to do state wide that will unite the artists and the arts groups. But currently his biggest desire is to place pillars of light on all of the major highways that would be the first things welcoming people into the state. These would be stained glass, stainless steal and light. They would all be created in collaboration with stained glass artists from around the state and with anyone interested in learning more about stained glass. This project would provide support for the state in a number of ways. a.) It would help fund artists that work in the medium. b.) it would help encourage amateurs to learn the craft through workshops. c.) it would put the state on the map even more as a place to visit. d.) each parcel of land where these beacons are located would also be a park where people can relax and see something beautiful up close.
In addition to projects that Heatwole and the office of the Arts Ambassador would come up with the artist would also support, in a variety of functions, other community projects managed by other people/organizations.
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2nd - Advocacy / Marketing
Heatwole has gained a fairly good reputation for his years of advocacy within the area. From The Main ARTery publication to the community art mural projects that he has lead to the more recent highly publicized Exhibitions Art Gallery. Heatwole would like to work on projects that will help the state in a variety of ways from marketing/tourism related projects to projects designed to support certain charities in the state.
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"Whenever I take a ride through the mountains of the state and through the valleys my mind is adrift on waves of inspiration and my mind dances with potential art project both temporary and permanent that would engage and possibly inspire others. It would be a great honor to attempt to do any of these one day." - David