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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor

For Immediate Release
Unique new Art Project Dedicated in Downtown Knoxville
May 19, 2005 - Mayor Bill Haslam, in partnership with Knoxville Area Transit, is pleased to announce the dedication of a new public art project, at 6:15 p.m. on Tuesday, May 24 at the City County Building Plaza, 400 Main Street.

The a ceramic tile and 'found object' piece was created by students from The Community School of The Arts in coordination with nationally-known artist, Sammy Nicely. Sponsored by a grant from the Knoxville Area Transit as an Art in Transit Project, the piece makes creative use of various bus parts, turning them into works of art on a copper background.

Artist Sammy Nicely, seated, Community School of the Arts staff Missy Jackson (to Nicely's right), and some of the student artists creating the piece. Photo by Charlie Brooks.

"We are very excited about the results of this unique partnership," says Mark Hairr, KAT General Manager. "The students got real-life experience in creating public art and now have something they can point to out in the community that they created themselves. We have a great piece of art."

The students/artists will be on hand for the dedication, and will be recognized at the City Council meeting to follow.

The Community School of the Arts, housed at First Presbyterian Church in downtown Knoxville, provides affordable quality instruction in the visual and performing arts to children of all ages, abilities, and economic backgrounds.

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