Fort Pulaski National Monument is proud to announce the installation of a new temporary art exhibit in historic Fort Pulaski entitled “Picking up the Pieces.” This art installation, completed in partnership with the International Fiber Collaborative (IFC), encouraged students throughout Georgia to create artwork highlighting the challenges Fort Pulaski has faced during its vast history. The exhibition will be on display inside historic Fort Pulaski through Tuesday, April 2, 2019.
“We are very excited to feature the work of these very talented young people,” stated Fort Pulaski National Monument Superintendent Melissa Memory. “Their images are not only visually stunning but are also quite profound in how they capture the significant historical values of Fort Pulaski that remain relevant today.” Each of the more than 70 pieces represents the student’s unique perspectives on the diversity of the cultural history at Fort Pulaski National Monument. More than 600 student artists from 16 different Georgia schools created art for this exhibition. If you’re unable to visit, the artwork can be viewed here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskHNXAV9.
The following schools participated in this exhibit:
Arbor Springs Elementary School, Blandford Elementary School, Dr. George Washington Carver Elementary School, Ebenezer Elementary School, Heard County High School, Juliette Low Elementary School, Lewis Frasier Middle School, Long County Middle School, Luella Middle School, Pate’s Creek Elementary School, Pike County Elementary School, Pike Middle School, Pooler Elementary School, Sugarmill Elementary School, West Chatham Middle School, Windsor Forest High School
The IFC was formed to create deeper learning experiences through art, collaboration, and cross-curricular-themed programming for individuals and their communities. They develop and promote community programs that create collaborative opportunities in art and civic engagement that link learning and creativity in the arts to science, math, engineering, and the humanities. Public programming has been a catalyst for creativity in health care facilities, libraries, schools, museums, and other locations. For more information on the IFC please go to their website, https://ifcprojects.com or their Flickr page https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/.