Museum of Art - DeLand Proud to Announces
 Utility Box Art Program
 
 
 
 
DeLand, FL September 28, 2017 - The Museum of Art - DeLand is proud to announce the completion of the Utility Box Art program in partnership with the City of Deland as part of the Downtown Community Redevelopment Area plan.  After many months, even years of planning, the Museum and its Public Art Committee issued the call to artists, arranged for a jury selection of artwork to be displayed, handled the logistics of the vinyl reproduction of the art, and the wrap installation onto the utility boxes.  Artists chosen for the project include Bobbi Baugh, Regina Dunn, Ray Johnson, Harry Messersmith and John Wilton.  

This latest public art collaboration with the City of DeLand is in addition to the DeLand Sculpture Walk, a collaborative effort offering established and emerging artists the opportunity to display their work throughout downtown DeLand.  The sculptures change annually, contributing to the quality of life for DeLand residents as well as to educational and cultural tourism.  This year's Sculpture Walk includes internationally renowned artist Jorge Jiménez Deredia. Two pieces shipped from Italy arrived in January having most recently been exhibited in the Giardino di Boboli, Florence Italy, City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia Spain and many more locations throughout the world.  

The Museum of Art - DeLand also partners with the County of Volusia in displaying the Legendary Florida Collection of paintings by Jackson Walker which hang in the rotunda of the Historic Volusia County Courthouse.  The narrative paintings from the Museum's permanent collection depict significant events and personalities from more than 400 years of Florida history.  


For more information, please visit moartdeland.org.  


About the Museum of Art - DeLand

The Museum of Art - DeLand is a vital and interactive 501 (c) 3 non-profit visual arts museum dedicated to the collection, preservation, study, exhibition and educational use of the fine arts. The Museum is host to several rotating exhibits, gallery talks and receptions, educational programming, master artist workshops and special events throughout the year.  Now in its sixth decade, the Museum of Art - DeLand is recognized statewide by its peers for academic excellence and community outreach. The Museum's staff and trustees work together to serve residents of Volusia County each year through numerous enriching experiences. Community members of every age participate in a wide range of lifelong learning programs developed and coordinated by the Museum’s staff and partnered educators.


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For more images of the Utility Box Art Project, or information on the Museum of Art - DeLand, contact: Shonna Green, Marketing Director | 386.734.4371 | green@moartdeland.org