BENNINGTON - The Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services invite the public to help decide which artist will lead the newest Vermont "Art in State Buildings" project.
The permanent public art project will be commissioned for the Bennington Courthouse and State Office Building. Four finalists were chosen from a pool of 16 applicants: Jim Cole of West Rupert; Gordon Auchincloss of Hardwick; Sabrina Fadial of Elmore; and Donald Saaf of Saxtons River.
At a public meeting the finalists will present their preliminary design concepts, plus field questions from a Local Review Committee as well as interested members of the public. After the public presentation, the Local Review Committee, made up of selected building employees, community members, visual arts experts and the building architect will meet to determine which of the artists will be selected as the "Lead Artist" to further develop their concept and create the final design.
The public is invited to the open meeting on Monday, Oct. 29, at 5 p.m. in the Crisp Multipurpose Room at the Vermont Veterans Home in Bennington.
The Art in State Buildings Program is a partnership between the Vermont Arts Council and the Vermont Department of Buildings and General Services. Funded by the Art in State Buildings Act, the program allows up to two capital construction projects be selected each year.