From colorful puzzle pieces to painted shattered plexiglass formed into an artful mosaic, Joel Cadoff, the Chief of Interpretation and Visitor Services, says there’s no lack of originality in Fort Pulaski’s first student art exhibition.
This temporary art installation is in partnership with the International Fiber Collaborative (IFC) and encouraged students throughout Georgia to create artwork highlighting the challenges Fort Pulaski has faced throughout its history. The exhibition is on display inside Fort Pulaski until April 2 and is included with daily admission to the park.
Cadoff explains the theme of the exhibit is titled “Picking Up the Pieces,” and asked student to “look at the entirety of Fort Pulaski’s history from construction to literally picking up the pieces after the recent storms.” Cadoff adds the staff at Fort Pulaski is amazed at the level of talent presented by the students in the show.
More than 600 students from 16 different Georgia schools, including several local schools, submitted work.
“We are hoping to work with IFC again and create another art exhibit,” Cadoff says. “We are always looking to find new and interesting ways to use the space we have and this exhibition is another way to connect with students and help them learn more about Fort Pulaski.”