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SPACES and Kohler Foundation Celebrate New Partnership at the Road Less Traveled

Posted in SPACES News

 

dsc9775L to R: Susan Kelly, Senior Preservation Coordinator, KFI; Bill Swislow, SPACES Board; Ann Gappmayer, JMKAC; Stacy Mueller, SPACES Archivist; Terri Yoho, KFI Executive Director; John Foster, SPACES Board; Christine Taylor, Incoming KFI Executive Director; Jo Farb Hernández, SPACES Executive Director. Missing: Lisa Stone, SPACES Board.

The recent Road Less Traveled conference in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, hosted by a consortium that included the Kohler Foundation, Inc., the John Michael Kohler Art Center, and the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, was the venue for the “official” announcement and celebration of SPACES archives partnership with, and move to, the Kohler Foundation, Inc.

 

screen-shot-2017-10-09-at-114503-amScenes from the In Celebration of Ourselves exhibition co-curated by SPACES Archives, including the works of Sanford Darling, from his House of 1,000 Paintings + figure from Calvin and Ruby Black's Possum Trot.

In conjunction with the conference, SPACES Director Jo Farb Hernández worked with JMKAC curator Karen Patterson on two complementary exhibitions that drew from the archive’s resources – one focused on the Watts Towers and one that presented components of the groundbreaking In Celebration of Ourselves exhibition organized by SPACES founder Seymour Rosen for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 1978. Hernández, along with all current members of the SPACES Board of Trustees – including John Foster, Lisa Stone, and Bill Swislow – as well as SPACES archivist Stacy Mueller, also participated in a panel discussion describing the work of SPACES archives, its development and evolution, and its plans for the future.

 

wattstowerexcel20170002rosenwattsMore scenes from the exhibition, including early images from Watts Towers. Photo courtesy JMKAC.

As this partnership with KFI develops and the physical archives are transferred to Sheboygan, SPACES staff and Board will continue to fulfill our mission of identifying, documenting, collecting information about, and advocating for the preservation of art environments all over the world. And as we continue to do so, we encourage all of you to continue to send us your photos, your texts, and any information you can uncover about art environments. This site has truly become a crowd-sourced resource, and we couldn’t do it without you! Thanks to everyone for your support!

 

img1930-brightenedSPACES Director Jo Farb Hernández with SPACES Board Member Lisa Stone at the celebration honoring the transfer of SPACES to KFI. Photo by John Foster.

Read more about the week’s events + the accomplishments of SPACES in this new piece by Hyperallergic

 

To see a video tour of the exhibition, view more on our Instagram feed

 

SPACES IS HIRING: New Media and Communications Coordinator

Posted in SPACES News

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Today, we say farewell to our friend and former New Media and Communications Coordinator, Jennifer Joy Jameson, as she dives further into her responsibilities at the Alliance for California Traditional Arts. We’re glad to be able to continue Jennifer’s work by bringing a new person onto the SPACES staff to aid in accessibility and visibility for the organization as it transfers operations to the Kohler Foundation.

 

SPACES - Saving and Preserving Art and Cultural Environments, a 501(c)(3)public benefit organization, is looking for an individual who can combine digital media skills and an understanding of SPACES’s mission and goals to help us build new audiences for our organization. Familiarity with the genre of art environments and the fields of folk and self-taught art are preferred but not required.

 

We seek a self-starter with experience in communications and digital media content development who can successfully promote and build awareness for the unique sites and environments that SPACES represents. With the new national and international audiences you build, we will expect to see significantly increased page views on our website (www.spacesarchives.org).

 

This position is defined as an “independent contractor” and is expected to require the equivalent of approximately ten hours weekly; compensation will be negotiated commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will be reviewed after the first month, with a second review after six months. The New Media and Communications Coordinator will report directly to SPACES’s Director.

 

The New Media and Communications Coordinator may work remotely from their home or business.

 

> > > Click here to review and download the attached PDF for the full job description.

 

There is a short window of opportunity to apply: Applications are due by Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.

Add Your Name in Support of Saint Malo’s Famed Seaside Sculptures in France!

Posted in Threatened Environments

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Sculpted from the rocky seashore by French priest l’abbé Fouré between 1895 and 1907, the famous Rochers of Rothéneuf have been suffering incremental damage for years, damage that has now reached a critical point where conservation is essential.

Please consider adding your name to a list of those who support including it among official French historical monuments and/or remarkable gardens (either would provide protection and support), as well as naming it a French heritage site. To ADD YOUR NAME, please send your name along with a 1-2 word description of yourself (collector, researcher, professor, photographer, etc.) to joelle.jouneau@orange.fr, and please copy SPACES Director Jo Farb Hernández as well, at jfh@cruzio.com.

See the attached letters of support below for more context, and thank you for helping to save this important art environment!

ENGLISH: Letter in Support of Rochers de Rotheneuf (Jo Farb Hernández)

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Sculpté du rivage rocheux par le prêtre français l’abbé Fouré entre 1895 et 1907, les Rochers célèbres de Rothéneuf subissent des dégâts supplémentaires pendant des années, des dommages qui ont atteint un point critique où la conservation est essentielle.

S’il vous plaît, envisagez d’ajouter votre nom à une liste de ceux qui l’accompagnent parmi les monuments historiques français officiels et / ou les jardins remarquables (soit fourniraient une protection et un soutien), mais aussi le nommant un site patrimonial français. Pour ajouter votre nom, envoyez votre nom avec une description de 1-2 mots de vous-même (collecteur, chercheur, professeur, photographe, etc.) à joelle.jouneau@orange.fr et copiez également le directeur de SPACES Jo Farb Hernández , À jfh@cruzio.com.

Consultez les lettres ci-jointes de soutien ci-dessous pour plus de contexte, et merci d’avoir aidé à sauvegarder cet environnement artistique important!

FRENCH: Letter in Support of Rochers de Rotheneuf (Joelle) / FRANÇAIS: Lettre à l’appui de Rochers de Rotheneuf

SPACES, Inc. Moving to Wisconsin's Kohler Foundation, Inc.

Posted in SPACES News

 (L) Sign by the late NC artist James Harold Jennings, from the collection of Seymour Rosen;
 (R) Executive Director Jo Farb Hernández at SPACES. Photos by Jennifer Joy Jameson, 2017.

SPACES was informally organized in 1959 and has operated as a formal nonprofit organization since 1978. After some 5 1/2 decades, it is now time for us to take a new step that will enable us to put our collections and resources to even greater use. We are thus truly excited to announce that SPACES has decided to partner with Kohler Foundation, Inc., and will transfer SPACES’ archives and the operation of the website to the only foundation in the country dedicated to the preservation of art environments. KFI is committing extensive resources to the present and future of SPACES mission and archives, and we will look forward, through this anticipated partnership, to maintaining the resources to continue to support SPACES’ mission for generations to come.

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 (L) Library view of the Aptos, California Archive

 (R) Archivist Stacy Mueller and Executive Director Jo Farb Hernández at SPACES. 

Find out more about this exciting transition in the upcoming months. Please note that due to the move, SPACES is no longer able to welcome scholars and researchers to our Aptos offices. We will notify our supporters when the archival materials once again become accessible for study, but in the meantime, keep up with SPACES online!

Act Now: Save The Last Resort - A Working Model of Sustainability in Marin County, CA

Posted in Take Action, Threatened Environments

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Here’s your opportunity to voice your support David Hoffman’s The Last Resort house in Luganitas, a community in the Bay Area’s Marin County, California.

By signing the petition at this link, you are supporting the reinstatement of the Marin County Architectural Commission resolution that all 36 structures on the 2-acre property of David Lee Hoffman in Lagunitas constitute a cultural and historic landmark of local importance.

 

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From the petition:

We feel that David is a visionary who, during the past 40 years, has created solutions to climate change issues that we face as a global community. These solutions lie in the very structures and systems that stand to be destroyed if the Commission’s unanimous ruling continues to be discounted or ignored. We believe the demolition of his work would severely endanger the health, safety, beauty and tranquility of Marin County - and the potential for large-scale solutions that David’s innovation provides.

Be sure to sign the petition today, and show your support for this dynamic ecologically-minded site!

 

And below, see a preview of the the documentary film being made about the threat against this site, for which SPACES Director Jo Farb Hernández was interviewed. Read more about SPACES participation here.

  

The Last Resort: Call To Action from A.J. Marson on Vimeo.

SEARCH: Executive Director, Friends of Fred Smith (Wisconsin Concrete Park)

Posted in Take Action
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Fans and advocates of Fred Smith’s Wisconsin Concrete Park in Phillips, Wisconsin should consider applying immediately (there is a short turn-around) for the Executive Director opening for the site’s non-profit institution, the Friends of Fred Smith, Inc. Read the entire announcement below:

 

THE FRIENDS OF FRED SMITH, INC.

Job Opening: Executive Director

In cooperation with Price County, the Friends of Fred Smith, Inc., exists to support the 16 acre Wisconsin Concrete Park and the 237 concrete and glass sculptures created by self-taught artist and retired lumberjack, Fred Smith.  Under the direction of the FoFS Board of Directors and the Executive Committee, the Friends of Fred Smith Executive Director will promote and fulfill the mission and financial objectives of the Friends of Fred Smith, Inc., “… to preserve the Wisconsin Concrete Park and all its resources, including sculptures, landscape, and the Smith Family House, and develop the site as a public educational and cultural facility.”

The Friends of Fred Smith, Inc. (FoFS) seeks a leader who shares our passion for the art of Fred Smith, who believes that creative expression and visual and performing arts are necessary for quality of life and innovative, economic vitality.

 

FoFS values strong, positive and transparent collaborations with several community partners and strives to provide to the public, cultural, historical and artistic resources which have the capacity to broaden our views, expand our collective and individual potentials and bring people together for the common good.

 

To this end, the responsibilities of the Executive Director are as follows:


General Communications

  • Facilitate 2-3 board meetings per year and arrange quarterly Executive and Finance Committee meetings and monthly Educational Programming Committee meetings.

  • Coordinate and produce an Annual Report.

  • Represent and advocate for FoFS and the Wisconsin Concrete Park to the general public.

  • Collaborate with other non-profit and statewide organizations to create a sense of a common good for area residents and promote the FoFS mission.

  • Develop promotional package and ongoing communication with foundation management companies.

  • Develop a good working relationship with all board members. Work closely with the FoFS President to identify organizational needs and facilitate board oversight.

  • Work closely with Conservation Committee Chair to support site preservation; serve as liaison with area technicians.

  • Develop a good working relationship with the Price County Board of Supervisors and heads of the county departments of Forestry and Parks, Tourism and Buildings and Grounds.

 

Fund Raising

  • Expand grant support for FoFS activities and general operating support.

  • Develop a Donor Database.

  • Establish relationships with current Foundations that support FoFS; seek additional foundation support.

  • With the Administrative Assistant, develop and assist in coordinating annual membership drives and fund raising efforts.

  • Working with the Finance Committee, develop a long range strategy for fund raising and long term financial stability.

 

Education, Programming, Events

  • Develop and coordinate activities with area schools.

  • Coordinate Heritage Days, Annual Celebration of Arts in Action and other events held at the Park.

  • Identify community needs and desires to coordinate the educational programming at the park throughout the year in accordance with the FoFS Mission.

  • Develop advanced programming which will provide ongoing educational opportunities in specific media as well as a revenue stream for FoFS.

  • Research other possible venues to serve area residents through introducing the arts into everyday life.

 

Bookkeeping/Clerical

  • Develop and update a digital bookkeeping system including a check book ledger, income and expense spreadsheets, quarterly reports, and profit and loss statements.

  • Develop an annual budget and review with Finance Committee.

  • Handle all accounts payable and receivable.

  • Perform all payroll duties including withholdings and payments to staff, recording data for tax purposes, and overseeing payments to state and federal authorities. Cooperate fully with FoFS accountant to meet all financial and reporting obligations of the organization.

  • Record and track all details and listservs of workshops participants, events, memberships, fund raisers, donors, donations and inventory.

  • Respond to all inquiries in a timely fashion.

  • Work with Administrative Assistant to develop promotional graphics and avenues of dissemination including social media.

 

Volunteerism

  • Develop and coordinate volunteerism in conjunction with the Administrative Assistant and FoFS Committees:  Promotion and Educational Programming, Buildings and Grounds, Finance, Fund Raising and Membership, and Conservation.

  • Pursue collaborations with youth groups to involve them in the Park and instill a sense of “giving back” to the greater community.

 

Supervision

  • Identify organizational needs and initiate recruitment, training and financial sustainability of new employee positions.

  • Supervise staff as may be necessary to achieve the long term goals of FoFS.

 

ATTRIBUTES AND EXPERIENCE 

Requisite Experience and Skills

  • Applicant must have a deep appreciation for the life and art of Fred Smith, and believe that all forms of creative expression are necessary to the enhancement and quality of everyday life.

  • Congenial personality, must enjoy working with people of all ages.

  • Excellent organizational, leadership, and financial management skills.

  • Solid interpersonal and collaborative experience.

  • Proficient with all Microsoft Office programs, especially Excel, Publisher and Outlook.

  • Proficient in internet and social media platforms.

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Experience in policies, procedures and good governance practices

 

Preferred Attributes

  • Non-profit management and/or arts administration experience

  • College Degree in related field

  • Program assessment and project management skills

  • Photoshop proficiency

Located in Wisconsin’s northwoods, Phillips is a small city in a largely rural area with small, local businesses and a few larger corporations. Located on State Highway 13, an artery to northwoods vacationlands, by car Phillips is approximately 4 hours from Minneapolis/St. Paul, 5 hours from Madison, 5 ½ hours to Milwaukee, and 7 hours from Chicago. X miles to Ashland and Lake Superior.  Wisconsin is home to a remarkable number of vernacular art environments. Friends of Fred Smith participates in the Wandering Wisconsin consortium and in communication with colleagues at Nick Engelbert’s Grandview (Hollandale), the Herman Rusch Prairie Moon Museum (Cochrane), the Paul and Matilda Wegner Grotto (Cataract), the James Tellen Woodland Sculpture Garden, The Mary Nohl Home and Sculpture Garden, and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (Sheboygan).

 

THE FRIENDS OF FRED SMITH OFFERS:

  • Professional development opportunities at an art environment recognized nationally and internationally as a leading vernacular art site.

  • A natural environment of rural beauty amidst lakes, forests, rivers and wild creatures, easily accessible by well-maintained hiking, biking and motorized trails.

  • A welcoming community of people who value this area’s natural heritage.

  • An opportunity for independence and flexibility in the workplace at an art environment with a great potential for positively affecting the people’s lives.

  • Industry competitive salary and benefits commensurate with entry-level administrative positions.

 

INTERESTED CANDIDATES should contact MARISSA RAAB at Express Pros: 

marissa.raab@expresspros.com / 715-785-7905

 

Conservator-in-Residence Position, Hartman Rock Garden - Ohio

Posted in Preservation News
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The Hartman Rock Garden is seeking applications from individuals who wish to gain professional experience in the fields of art history, conservation, history, and museum studies for its eleven-month Conservator-in-Residence position. The position begins May 1, 2017 and concludes March 31, 2018 (dates can be flexible). The selected individual or individuals will reside in the furnished one-bedroom house at the Hartman Rock Garden, where they will work alongside the garden’s strong volunteer base and professional advisors on the maintenance, conservation, and interpretation of the garden. Applications are due Wednesday, January 25, 2017. See the attached document for full details and application information. Questions can be directed to krose@hmturnerfoundation.org. Please forward to students, friends, or colleagues who may be interested.

Learn more about Hartman at www.hartmanrockgarden.org.

See the full job description here: Job Description: Conservator-in-Residence, Hartman Rock Garden

 

Kevin Rose
Historian
The Turner Foundation

Laura Pope Forrester Home + Art Environment on the Market

Posted in Gardens, Threatened Environments

 

A guest post by Ginger Cook of Deep Fried Kudzu, originally seen here.

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I was contacted a few months ago by a UGA faculty member for permission to use some of my photographs of the Laura Pope Forrester home in Ochlocknee, Georgia (which I granted) in paperwork to add it as a “Places in Peril” with the National Trust of Historic Preservation.


An entry for Laura Pope Forrester (they spell her surname differently, as it most often appears ‘Laura Pope Forester’) appears in the New Georgia Encyclopedia for her work as a self-taught artist in Ochlocknee who “created one of the state’s first outdoor art environments during the 1940s and 1950s. Her concrete figures, depicting such historical and literary personages as Nancy Hart and Scarlett O’Hara, came to be known as “Mrs. Pope’s Museum.”“

The AP reported on the site in 1961:
One of the most unique museums in the nation, containing more than 200 statues hand-carved by a Mitchell County woman…

Mrs. Forester’s inventiveness was almost as incredible as her talent.  Besides using scrap iron from junkyards, discarded tin cans and other waste material as braces for her statues, she painted the figures with liquids of many flowers and brightly colored berries…

…The sculptress, who created her first statue in 1900, died in 1953, at the Pope mansion in which she was born.  The museum is sponsored by a civic club and the Chamber of Commerce.

Two hundred life-size statues…plus she painted, including painting directly on her home.  In the early ’80s, the owner of the house reportedly had the statues destroyed in fewer than 48 hours.  A witness to what was left later records: “I remember going out behind the house and seeing just piles of faces and hands and such…”  

The author of ‘A Palpable Elysium: Portraits of Genius and Solitude’ includes a quote from the owner who arranged for the destruction as saying, “They had done passed their days of bein’ useful. So we’ve taken down just about all of ‘em.”

The author writes:
Based on the evidence that remains, this is one of the worst pieces of unconscious vandalism that one has ever heard of. How could the museums and historical societies and university art departments and collectors of the state of Georgia — or just local citizens with eyes in their heads — have allowed this destruction to take place?
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The home’s been on the market for a few months, and the price has been lowered to $153k. The photographs on the realtor.com listing don’t show the artwork out front, and doesn’t make any notation about it. Hopes are to have the site preserved, as some of the previous owners destroyed statuary. 

Sam Gappmayer Appointed New Director of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center

Posted in Self-Taught Arts in the News

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The morning of Sept. 30, 2016, the Board of Directors of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center announced the hiring of Sam Gappmayer as the new Director of the Sheboygan, WI, arts organization. Gappmayer, who currently serves as President and CEO of the Peoria Riverfront Museum, will assume his new position October 17.

Gappmayer has 27 years of experience heading multidisciplinary arts organizations throughout the United States. Prior to the Peoria Riverfront Museum, he worked as the top executive at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, and at the Sun Valley Center for the Arts in Ketchum, ID. Gappmayer earned a Master of Arts in art history from the University of Oregon and a Bachelor of Arts in fine arts from Montana State University.

“I have admired the work of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center and Ruth DeYoung Kohler, its longtime Director, for most of my career,” stated Gappmayer. “Vital and relevant programming in multiple artistic disciplines, the unique Arts/Industry program, and the focus on art environment builders sets the Arts Center apart as an important contributor to a healthy arts culture on local, regional, and national levels.”

Ruth DeYoung Kohler served as the Arts Center’s Director since 1972, and in January, she transitioned to the role of Director Emerita and Director of Strategic Initiatives. In 2015, she was honored with the Visionary Award from the American Folk Art Museum in New York City, and she received the Wisconsin Visual Art Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007.

“I have deep admiration for all that Ruth Kohler, the staff, board and donors have accomplished in building and expanding the reach of the Arts Center over many years and feel honored to become part of this dedicated creative community,” commented Gappmayer. “It is my intention to continue to enhance and extend the mission of this very special institution.”

John Michael Kohler Arts Center Board President Sandra Sachse said, “The board of directors believes that Sam has the skills and experience to continue the unique vision of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center as we go forward into the future. We welcome him and his wife, Ann, to our community.”

In 2017, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center will celebrate its 50th year as a leader in innovative explorations of the arts. Its programming is distinguished by original, thematic exhibitions; cutting-edge music and dance performances; commissions of collaborative community works of art; and a highly respected arts-based preschool. The Arts Center’s anniversary will be celebrated with a yearlong series of exhibitions featuring its world-renowned collection of works by art-environment builders. The Arts Center is also in the planning phase for construction of the Art Preserve, a facility that will provide state-of-the-art storage and display of its extensive collection.

About the John Michael Kohler Arts Center: Founded in 1967, the John Michael Kohler Arts Center is dedicated to making innovative arts programming accessible to a broad audience that ranges from artists and academics to families and youth of all ages. Central to its mission is promoting understanding and appreciation of the work of self-taught and contemporary artists through original exhibitions, commissioned works of art, performing arts programs, community arts initiatives, and publications. The Arts Center’s collections focus primarily on works by vernacular-environment builders, self-taught and folk artists, and works created in the Arts/Industry residency program.

Looking to the future, the Arts Center continues to generate new explorations in the arts that foster creative exchanges between an international community of artists and a diverse public, making real the power of the arts to transform lives and strengthen communities. The John Michael Kohler Arts Center is supported by corporate and foundation donors, government grants, and its many members. The Arts Center is not an entity of Kohler Co. or its subsidiaries. More information about the Arts Center can be found at jmkac.org.

Grand Re-Opening of St. EOM's Pasaquan on Oct. 22 in Georgia

Posted in Preservation News



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Pasaquan opens to the public on October 22, 2016 after two years of structural repairs and intense art conservation work. As Eddie Owens Martin, known as St. EOM, would say, the past, present, and future all come together at Pasaquan. And, indeed, they have.

Kohler Foundation was contacted by noted folklorist Fred Fussell of Columbus, Georgia on behalf of the Pasaquan Preservation Society more than ten years ago. The group cared for the site for over two decades, caring for it to the best of their ability but with limited resources. Pasaquan was always of interest to Kohler Foundation, and when Fred made that initial call, it was discussed, but the request was declined. Kohler Foundation was engaged in other preservation projects at the time, and frankly, the project was daunting given the deteriorating conditions and the magnitude of the site.

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A decade later, when Fred called again, Kohler Foundation was seeking a major project and in the ensuing ten years, we had finished several major projects, including the Garden of Eden in Lucas, Kansas. Over the years, we pulled together an amazing team of objects conservators and painting conservators who we trusted and who we knew could do the job. International Artifacts from Houston and Los Angeles, with technicians brought in from Kansas and Wisconsin, handled the structural issues with the art. Parma Conservation of Chicago took on the massive job of color matching, testing, and painting. These two conservation firms worked well as a team and benefited from local talent and interns from the University of Wisconsin and Columbus State University.

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A local contractor, T.G. Gregory of Columbus, Georgia, was hired as general contractor. Tim’s crew proved to be exceptional problem solvers and highly skilled craftsmen. They did a superb job renovating and making the buildings functional and sound. With a keen understanding of preservation work, Tim’s group fit in well with the art conservation team, each with their own role, but guiding, helping and contributing to one another along the way.

Pasaquan is Kohler Foundation’s largest and most challenging project to date, but we had a team that worked through it and delivered incredible results.

st-eom-11-environmentslideenlarge-1024-1024 All this was done amid scorching heat and high humidity and constantly dealing with snakes, termites, spiders, and fire ants. Challenges and problems arrived as if by avalanche. Two years of hard work. Sweat and more sweat. Conditions were less than perfect, and there were also budgets and deadlines to be considered. Pasaquan is Kohler Foundation’s largest and most challenging project to date, but we had a team that worked through it and delivered incredible results. 

However, preserving the site is only half the equation. Kohler Foundation never takes on a site without a solid recipient identified to take care of the preserved site into the future. Without someone to care for the art and property, make it accessible to the public, and to offer programing, none of this would make sense. In this case, we were so very fortunate to partner with Columbus State University (Columbus, GA). Forward thinking and appreciative of the arts, CSU is an ideal recipient. Their administration has the courage to step outside the box and they recognize how art can enrich and change people’s lives for the better. They are already taking an interdisciplinary approach and involving other university disciplines to take advantage of this amazing resource and share it with others. Professor Mike McFalls, from CSU’s Art Department, coordinates the site and the programming. We couldn’t have better partners; clearly, what CSU does will continue to impact the region for many years to come.

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Pasaquan is located outside of Buena Vista in Marion County, GA, and this small community welcomed Kohler Foundation with open arms. Our team immersed themselves in Buena Vista and we have seen Buena Vista take on the challenge to be ready for the opening of Pasaquan. Their community leaders and state tourism officials recognize that Buena Vista and Marion County have a treasure in their midst. It is heart-warming to see this level of involvement from the local community as they welcome visitors to Pasaquan.



 

For more information contact the Director of Pasaquan, Professor Michael McFalls at mcfalls_michael@columbusstate.edu.

To find out more about the opening events, see details on the Pasaquan website.

 

~ Terri Yoho, Executive Director, Kohler Foundation, Inc.

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Send them to your friends, post them on Facebook or to your Twitter account!

Look for this button on pages that can be saved:

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