Public Artists Panel to Feature Mason Statue Artist, Faculty

Posted: February 26, 2007 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On Feb. 27, Mason’s Center for the Arts is sponsoring a panel discussion and reception for several public artists, including Wendy Ross, who created the statue of George Mason on the Fairfax Campus, as well as Mason faculty members Tom Ashcraft and Peter Winant. The discussion will open an exhibit of drawings and models of public art that will remain on display through March 23.

The discussion is from 4 to 6 p.m., and the reception is from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Fine Arts Gallery on the main level of the Johnson Center on the Fairfax Campus. Both events are free and open to the public.

In addition to Ross, Ashcraft and Winant, other featured public artists are Martha Jackson-Jarvis, Heidi Lippman, Byron Peck and Janis Goodman.

As a follow-up to the exhibit, a panel discussion with arts administrators will be held on March 22 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. in Harris Theater on the Fairfax Campus. This discussion on the “why” of public art will feature Angela Anderson Adams, public art administrator, Arlington County; Rachel Dickerson, public art manager, D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; David Furchgott, president and CEO, International Arts and Artists; Nancy Sausser, exhibitions director, McLean Project for the Arts; and Ann Rodriguez, president and CEO of the Arts Council of Fairfax County.

For more information, call 703-993-8950 or visit the gallery web site.

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