The John Lewis Commemorative Task Force (“the Task Force”) in conjunction with Legacy Decatur is seeking an artist(s) to create site-specific, original artwork for permanent installation to commemorate the life and legacy of the late Congressman John Lewis. This piece will be at the south entrance of the Historic DeKalb County Courthouse located at 101 E Court Square, Decatur, GA 30030 and adjacent to the Decatur Square. The previous Obelisk Monument honors the soldiers of the Confederacy, but fails to address the violence, cruelty and inhumanity of slavery and their acts of sedition against the United States of America, the primary cause for which the Confederacy fought the Civil War.
The artist shall create a statue, sculpture or other permanent artistic piece that reflects the values and impact of Congressman Lewis’s life and work. The artwork is intended to be a permanent installation that will withstand an outdoor setting. Budget to be determined.
- Contact Name: Sharice Feagins-Bailey
- Contact Email: [email protected]