Art: the expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power.
Our very own Elm Street Cultural Arts Village is a beautiful example of this definition.
They’ve not only entertained thousands of us with their blockbuster plays, they’ve provided free programming to all Cherokee County schools, raised funds for both local families and schools, and donated their space for events such as Open MIC Coffeehouses and Teen Arts Night. — the list could keep going. The organization has been an undeniable asset to Woodstock.
Recently, the Woodstock Rotary Club sponsored Elm Street’s initial installation of sculptures to the Event Green. The sculptures are beautiful works of art that will give our residents a feel for the big city sculptures like those seen in New York and Chicago. But more importantly, they are symbols of our dedication to the arts and appreciation for the Elm Street Cultural Arts Village. “The growing support and partnership with our community is so gratifying,” says Shawn McLeod, Elm Street board president. “It means we are more than a commodity… we are a valued PART of the community’s life.” Elm Street is thrilled with the Woodstock Rotary Club partnership to bring sculptures to the area. “One of Elm Street’s values is ‘people’, says Christopher Brazelton, operations director at Elm Street, “because it is ‘people’ that bring about that vibrancy, not the events or art necessarily. Woodstock Rotary and their support of the community is evidence.”
It’s our local people who come together to create places like Elm Street, local people who join the Rotary Club, local people who donate their time and money to make our community what it is. These sculptures are another symbol of these amazing people and all their hard work. Keep up the good work!