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06/ 13/ 03 Woodruff Park Plays Host to Latest CowParade Atlanta Public Painting

ATLANTA - June 13, 2003 - More than 30 area teenagers will take part Monday from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in a public painting at Woodruff Park of CowParade Atlanta's newest creation.

Participants in Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs ARTScool Summer Arts Program will paint the first of three cows in a public exhibition - a perfect opportunity for residents of Atlanta to see the cow-painting process from start to finish.

The Bureau of Cultural Affairs sponsored three cows with CowParade Atlanta, to be designed by ARTScool, an innovative summer arts program that offers teens the opportunity to experience the life of a working artist. The design for this particular cow will be chosen this weekend from submissions by ARTScool participants. Monday, teams of four to five teenagers will work in shifts until the work is completed.

"CowParade is a natural fit for ARTScool," said Camille Love, director of the City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs and CowParade Atlanta host committee member. "This is a great opportunity for our kids to get involved and have their work seen by hundreds of thousands of people. What a great thrill it is for these young aspiring artists."

The three cows created by the City of Atlanta Bureau of Cultural Affairs will be unveiled at the ARTScool final exhibition on July 25. The cows will then join the rest of the herd on public display as part of CowParade Atlanta 2003.

ARTScool is open to City of Atlanta residents between the ages of 14 and 18. Participants apply to work as an apprentice artist to a professional artist specializing in the visual, literary or performing arts. Apprentices enjoy museum and gallery visits, cultural outings, career workshops and intense technical instruction. The program concludes with a professional scale exhibition of the apprentices' work.


CowParade is an international public art exhibition that first appeared in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1998 and since then has been hosted by 13 cities around the world. More than $8 million has been raised for charitable organizations and more than $1.5 million has been paid to local artists since CowParade started in 1998. For further information, call the CowParade Atlanta hotline at 404-898-2915 or visit .

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