LOOK: Proposals for Veterans Memorial at Transit Center
Models of three artists' designs will be moved to downtown Kent Monday for public viewing
Bryan Smith, director of planning for PARTA, said the three artists who are semifinalists to design the veterans memorial submitted their proposals Nov. 14 to PARTA's steering and advisory committees on the project.
The three artists are:
- George Danhires, of Kent
- Brinsley Tyrrell, of Ravenna
- Mary Roberts, of Acworth, GA, and Timothy and Daniel Gay of Savannah, GA
Smith said starting Monday the three mock-ups will be moved to downtown Kent to an as-yet unidentified location for public viewing.
Kent residents are encouraged to provide feedback on the three designs via PARTA's website for the transit center project.
Before year's end the transit agency will hold two public meetings to get feedback from the public on the designs, and the winning artist should be chosen around the first of the year.
PARTA's goal is to have the chosen artist under contract by February with a dedication of the memorial in fall of 2013.
The $26 million transit center includes a budget of $120,000 set aside for public art to pay for the memorial.