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for NC Arts Vol. 3 Issue 2, Feb 1987
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The Waterworks Visual Arts Center in Salisbury, North Carolina holds two juried art exhibitions per year. Jurors are selected for their knowledge of art, an objective viewpoint, and an analytic mind. This article gives an inside look at the judging process.
Like many community theatres throughout North Carolina, most productions of the Stokes County Arts Council’s theatre group are performed in local high school auditoriums and have limited technical resources. Despite this, the technical crew finds a way to produce special effects that allow for productions to be successful.
The Art-in-State Buildings Program, managed by the Visual Arts Section of the North Carolina Arts Council, is a process of utilizing an appropriation from the General Assembly to place art in or around government buildings. The process of selection and placement of art in public spaces is discussed.
David Goist, Chief Conservator of the North Carolina Museum of Art, explains what he and his staff do to maintain, treat and protect the museum’s collection. He also gives advice on how to care for art in private homes, emphasizing the importance of framing and lighting.
Controversies over public art are political and involve questions about what is considered art. Debates have been raised over public sculptures in Raleigh and sign ordinances in Asheville.
North Carolina artists give their perspectives on the challenges presented when working in a public context. Among these challenges are the specific sites of public art, scale, concessions to utility and public taste, and developing public awareness.