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Thursday, December 3, 2015
Sculpture by Joey Manson, Clemson University Senior Lecturer in Art, to be Unveiled at Mauldin Public Art Trail
Mauldin Public Art Trail
“The Depot” Unveiled December 8
MAULDIN, SC – The first installation along the Mauldin Public Art Trail at the Mauldin Cultural Center will be unveiled to the public on Tuesday, December 8 at 1:30pm. The artwork, entitled “The Depot” by artist Joey Manson, was selected earlier in the spring of 2015 and is the first of nine installations that will be placed along the perimeter of the outdoor amphitheater at the Mauldin Cultural Center. It will take a total of ten years to install all nine works, and every year after the first ten, the oldest installation is replaced with a new artwork – creating a new slate of public artwork every ten years. Retired artworks will be relocated to permanent locations around the community.
“The Depot” is inspired by the theme chosen by the Mauldin Cultural Council, the City’s nonprofit partner in the selection of each artwork, “Crossroads” and reflects the geography and layout of Mauldin.
“Mauldin’s historical borders were first drawn as a circle centered around a train depot. Highways now encircle a city that was once a crossroads, and the railroad still runs straight through. “The Depot” references and abstracts the historical and current transportation paths and symbolizes the dynamic forces that surround and connect Mauldin today,” reads the Artist Statement.
The public is invited to attend the unveiling at 1:30pm on Tuesday, December 8 which will feature remarks from Mayor Dennis Raines, artist Joey Manson, and others.