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Bringing Public Art to Life

$3,015
50%
Raised toward our $6,000 Goal
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Project has ended
Project ended on October 25, at 08:00 AM EDT
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Bringing Public Art to Life

Public art brings communities together. It has the power to inspire, spark creativity and tell stories in new ways.

 

Over the past two years, NKU student artists have collaborated with the City of Newport to create and install their work in the community. These works tell the stories of Newport's rich history, bringing attention to famous city landmarks. 

 

Two more of these projects are ready to be realized, but we need your help to make it happen...   

 

We are seeking to raise $3,000 to purchase materials necessary to build and install two student-produced sculptures to be placed outside the Southgate Street School.  

Mary Aldridge- "One Step Before Flight" (left) / TJ Dixon- "I'll Be Back" (right)

 

The works above were created to represent the crucial role the school plays in local Newport history.  

 

The Southgate Street School was created immediately following the end of the Civil War, educating generations of African American children. This ended when the U.S. Supreme Court ordered the desegregation of public schools in 1954 with the Brown vs. Board of Education decision. It now serves as a local landmark, museum and historical reminder of our past.  

A scale model of the Southgate Street School located in Newport, Kentucky. Artist: Michea Supinger

 

By supporting these projects, you are investing in the community of Newportthe future careers of our student artists, and helping to keep vital local history alive for generations to come.  Thank you in advance for helping to make these sculptures a reality!

Our way
of Thanking You

$25

Donor

In recognition, your name will appear on our project donor wall.

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Estimated Delivery: October 2019

$50

Supporter

Receive previous recognition, as well as a thank you email from our artists.

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Estimated Delivery: October 2019

$100

Friend

Receive all previous recognition, as well as a handwritten thank you note from our artists.

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Estimated Delivery: October 2019

$250

Patron

Receive all previous recognition, as well as a special invitation to our art installation.

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Estimated Delivery: October 2019

$500

Benefactor

Receive all previous recognition, as well as 2 tickets to any NKU Six @ Six Lecture Series for the remainder of the season.

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Estimated Delivery: October 2019