The Center for the Arts & Design at Brenau has partnered with Vision 2030 on a community art project titled the Brenau Urban Rural Discoveries (B.U.R.D.), named in honor of past Brenau President Dr. John Burd. As part of an ongoing effort to raise awareness of public art in Gainesville and Hall County, the Vision 2030 Public Art Committee will produce 300 golden resin-cast birds, and 100 will be placed throughout various locations in Hall County, including several on the Brenau main campus. The 2030 B.U.R.D.s can be“discovered” by community members and visitors, who are encouraged to post their discoveries on social media at #2030BURDS.
A contest to select the B.U.R.D.s design was held during the fall 2017 semester, and the jurors selected the winning design created by interior design student Carmen Garcia-Pitarch Lopez. She will be awarded $500 through Vision 2030 and four other students who participated will receive honorable mention and a $25 prize.
To learn more about Vision 2030 and the B.U.R.D. project, visit https://www.vision2030.org/the-big-ideas/public-art/.