Suwanee Plans To Add to Public Art Collection

The Iron Canopy sculture in Town Center Park, Suwanee, Ga. (Photo: Steve Burns)

The Iron Canopy sculpture in Town Center Park, Suwanee, Ga. (Photo: Steve Burns)

The public art collection in Suwanee (Ga.), which has been a leader in Gwinnett County, is about to grow again.

City officials want to purchase the Iron Canopy sculpture that is on display in Town Center Park for permanent display, according to city documents. Iron Canopy is part of the 2013-15 SculpTour, the third phase of the city’s outdoor, walkable public art display.

Denise Brinson, Suwanee’s assistant city manager who also is involved with economic development, noted in city documents that Iron Canopy “has consistently led, and continues to lead, in the voting for ‘people’s choice’ ” on the city website.

Brinson also noted that “the natural look/theme is complimentary to Town Center Park.”

Purchase price would be $16,000 — a “very good” deal for the city’s Public Arts Commission, Brinson’s document said.

Iron Canopy, by artist Phil Proctor of Atlanta, would join other SculpTour pieces that have been purchased by the city. Also, the 9/11 artifact Remembrance, which is also on display in Town Center Park, is a member of the permanent art collection.

“Art is truly woven into Suwanee’s fabric,” City Council member Dick Goodman said in the 2013 dedication ceremony for the 9/11 piece.

Gwinnett County cities such as Sugar Hill and Duluth have begun public arts programs since Suwanee launched SculpTour in 2011.

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Planned Suwanee Restaurant Sets Opening Date

Sign on Suwanee Park Tavern entrance details planned opening date. (Credit: Steve Burns.)

Sign on Suwanee Park Tavern entrance details planned opening date. (Credit: Steve Burns.)

An opening date has been set for the latest restaurant venture in a prime Suwanee (Ga.) location.

Suwanee Park Tavern will open to the public on Feb. 6, 2015, according to a notice posted on the entrance to the site in Town Center Park. Continue reading

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Was Seattle Victory a “Comeback”?

Updated 8:57 a.m. Eastern time

“Great comeback,” I posted in a comment on a Seattle friend’s Facebook page. Continue reading

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College Football Playoff: Championship Weekend Matchups, Results

Updated Dec. 7

The most critical weekend of the 2014 college football season has arrived. The now-completed conference championship games and other key matchups will determine pairings for the new College Football Playoff (CFP). Continue reading

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Is Ray Rice Fallout PR, Journalism, or … ?

jourĀ·nalĀ·ism: the activity or job of collecting, writing, and editing news stories for newspapers, magazines, television, or radio

The above definition of “journalism”, albeit brief, was excerpted from the Merriam-Webster online dictionary on 12/4/14, by yours truly. Continue reading

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College Football Playoff Hunt: Next Stop, Conference Championships

Note: This post was updated Dec. 6 with Oregon’s victory over Arizona in the Pac 12 title game, and other key games of Dec. 6.

The Thanksgiving weekend 2014 results are in, and the conference championship matchups are set. However, the College Football Playoff (CFP) rankings likely will face a scramble this week. Continue reading

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SEC Football Schedule, Info for Thanksgiving Weekend

Credit: SEC Network.

Credit: SEC Network.

UPDATE, 11/28/14: Missouri defeats Arkansas, 21-14, becoming the 2014 SEC East champion.

Thanksgiving turkey and trimmings will barely be digested before a frantic and crucial weekend of Southeastern Conference football will begin on Friday (Nov. 28, 2014).

The developments: Continue reading

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