New Columbus museum exhibit bringing the community together through art

Updated: May. 31, 2019 at 11:38 PM EDT
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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WTVM) - A new exhibit at the Columbus Museum is allowing some community members to have their stories captured. On Friday, the Making Conversation with Warren Williams project welcomed new artist Deedee Morrison.

Morrison, a nationally known artist, plans to create a 9-foot laser cut stainless steel sculpture for the Warren Williams Homes community in Columbus.

The Making Conversation with Warren Williams Homes project was designed to capture the stories of people who live in the community. The Project included oral history interviews conducted by volunteers, resident dinners with brief historical programs, collaborative art-making activities for children and teens, and the public art installation.

"Everybody has a story to tell and so a lot of times, there are people in neighborhoods and just stories that we don't know anything about,” said Sherricka Day, community engagement consultant. “But it adds value to our community, it helps people feel appreciated, and so through this project we were able to capture this story. So now the residents here can go back generations from now and listen to this story.

The Making Conversation exhibit will be on display until Sunday, June 2.

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