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Leadership Johns Creek Works on Public Art Plan

Class of 2012 creating master plan, seeking public comment.

In hopes of enriching the City of Johns Creek through public art, a 2013 Leadership Johns Creek team is developing a master plan for public statuary, sculpture and other media in the city.

“Our public art plan creation is based on a collaborative approach between the city residents, arts community, not-for-profit agencies, stakeholders, and the City of Johns Creek,” said Chris Pullaro of the Leadership group spear-heading the project. “We believe that the purpose of art lies in inspiring powerful personal experiences as well as fostering social progress.”

The master plan will include a map of potential art locations, guidelines for public art, a funding strategy, and a list of corporate and non-profit agencies that might contribute to the project.

To receive public comment, the Leadership team has scheduled public forums at 6 p.m. Jan. 30 at Emory Johns Creek Hospital and at 6 p.m. Jan. 31 at Newtown Park Community Center, and will post the draft master plan on the city website for public comment. The Leadership Team also will consult with cities with successful public arts programs. Finally, the Leadership group will submit the proposed plan to the city for ordinance changes to enable the plan to be implemented.

Team Leader Bradley Evans expressed satisfaction and underscored the role of Leadership Johns Creek in facilitating this partnership for the city.

“A vital part of Leadership Johns Creek is community service, which is achieved through the realization of our mission statement – namely to inspire and engage the community to serve others in the way they work, live and give,” Evans said. “The city’s need for public art is our inspiration to step up and serve.”

Now in its fourth year, Leadership Johns Creek is designed to develop leadership talents in individuals representing the Johns Creek community through a structured series of learning experiences. In addition to leadership, training and development, class participants gain insights into business, government, community quality of life, volunteer services and local history.

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