COCA's Amanda Thompson curates the TOWN (Tallahassee's OWN) show at the City Hall Gallery as part of COCA's "Art in Public Places" program - here's an article about the show on the front page of today's local section of the Democrat. The show runs through September 2, and you can read more about it here.
"Own Show highlights city employees’ talents"
By Cecelia Smith-Schoenwalder
The idea struck Frank Dietrich over a decade ago when he was showing his art in the Downtown Marketplace to City Manager Anita Favors Thompson.
“We got to talking about art and art shows, and she didn’t know her city employees did this kind of stuff,” Dietrich said. “And I said, ‘You know what would be really neat? If the city employees had their own art show.’ That’s basically what kicked it off.”
This year marks the 10th anniversary for the annual Tallahassee’s Own TOWN Show, an art show displaying the work of current and retired city employees.
Dietrich has participated as an artist and committee member every year, as well as designing the posters and graphics for the show. He is a graphic specialist in Tallahassee’s Planning Department.