Public Art Committee Considered at Council Meeting | Big Horn Basin Media

Public Art Committee Considered at Council Meeting

Written by on February 4, 2019

The Cody City Council is ready to create a formal committee that would promote art in Cody.

At the Council’s meeting tomorrow evening, the Council will consider creating the Cody Public Arts Committee. According to the resolution under consideration, the committee would advise and assist the City of Cody in identifying, selecting and acquiring art work to exhibit in public places within the community.

The idea of a task force was first proposed last year, at the request of Cody Mayor Matt Hall. Graham Jackson with the Cody Country Art League says that they are excited about having the opportunity to promote art in public places.

Mayor Hall told KODI news in September that Bell Plaza is an example of an under-utilized space that could be used to display public art.

The committee would include former mayor Nancy Brown, local gallery owner Sue Simpson Gallagher, Buffalo Bill Art Show manager Kathy Thompson, Cody Chamber president Kenny Lee, and several other locals who are heavily involved in the promotion of art.

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