(Whitewater Arts Alliance press release) – On Tuesday, June 29th, 2021, the Whitewater Arts Alliance, in collaboration with the City of Whitewater, will unveil the finished pieces from the 2021 Public Art Project- “Whitewater’s Heroes of the Covid-19 Pandemic.”
Each participating artist was encouraged to convey their “thank you” message in their own personal way and artistic style, dedicating their artwork to the medical personnel, emergency workers, and essential workers that helped us through the pandemic.
The decorated wooden hearts will hang on the lampposts in downtown Whitewater throughout the rest of the summer months, after which each will be returned at the artist’s request, or become a permanent part of the Whitewater Arts Alliance collection.
This public art project was made possible by an incredibly hardworking team of WAA staff, WAA board members, and Whitewater community members. Specifically, the Whitewater Arts Alliance would like to thank the following individuals.
Sherry Stanek – for her consistent enthusiasm and willingness to volunteer wherever we needed assistance along the way, including undertaking the major task of cutting out the wooden hearts for the artists.
Rick Fassl – for offering his home as a workspace and assisting in cutting out the wooden hearts for our participating artists.
Nicole Holder – our WAA Gallery Manager, who graciously offered her time and talents to ensure the success of this project.
Kelly Freeman and his team – for their assistance in hanging the wooden hearts from the light posts in the downtown area.
We are excited to share this art with the community of Whitewater and are grateful for the opportunity to thank those who gave so much to see us through the pandemic.