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9/11 Pillars of Hope Public Art display to be at Downtown Commons

September 4, 2018 | Email This Post Print This Post
 

Arts for Hearts Clarksville

Arts for Hearts ClarksvilleClarksville, TN – On Thursday, September 6th, 2018, Arts for Hearts Clarksville, Montgomery County Parks and Recreation staff, and volunteers will setup the “Pillars of Hope” Honoring our Heroes through Art at the Downtown Commons, 215 Legions Street. The Pillars of Hope will be on display from 11:00am-7:00pm.

The Pillars of Hope is a commemorative piece of public art created by our community to honor and remember those who serve. The project began in 2012, a collaborative project organized by Rita Arancibia, Volunteer Clarksville, Hands on Nashville , APSU Ceramics Department, with support from the Corporation for National and Community Service and the Clarksville Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council.

Pillars of Hope traveling public art exhibit to be displayed at Downtown Commons honors our heroes and community.

Pillars of Hope traveling public art exhibit to be displayed at Downtown Commons honors our heroes and community.

The Pillars of Hope art exhibit is meant to be a memorial, a tribute and reminder of the service and sacrifice made by so many.

“The Pillars of Hope is a bridge between the past, present and future— each tile gives a voice to the person who created it and gives the community an opportunity to connect with the emotion beneath that artwork.”

Since 2012, more than 1400 tiles have been painted by elementary students, seniors and civic groups throughout Clarksville-Montgomery County. The two pillars represent the twin towers and stand 6 feet high and 4 feet wide. The exhibit will be on display for one day only, September 6th, 2018 from 11:00am- 7:00pm at the Downtown Commons.

The following day, the exhibit will travel to Fort Campbell’s R.F. Sink Library where it will be on display through September 27th, 2018.

The community is also invited to participate in a commemorative tile painting event from 5:00pm-7:00 pm, September 6th at the Downtown Commons. The event is free and sponsored by F&M Bank and supported in part by Horsefeathers Pottery Studio. The tiles will be glazed and fired and added to the Pillars in 2019.

Arts for Hearts Clarksville is a program of the Clarksville Montgomery County Arts and Heritage Development Council.

For more information visit www.artsforheartsclarksville.org, call 931.237.7647 or email

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