The Fayette County Board of Commissioners unveiled two county billboards created by local Fayette County students. This unveiling was the end result after the Board of Commissioners partnered with Fayette High School to create designs for two billboards on the opposite side of the Administration Complex building facing towards the Fayette County Public Library. The billboards, which once bore the images of General Marquis de Lafayette and Indian Chief William McIntosh, had become tattered and worn.
The students from Ms. Lori Thomas' art class were given instructions to research the history of Fayette County and use that information and turn it into a single art piece. The students sent several sample art pieces for Deputy County Clerk Tameca White and other county staff to review. Ms. White and county staff decided to take specific images from each drawn art piece and combine them into two separate works of art.
The Board of Commissioners is excited to have the vision and talent of these magnificent artists to help preserve the historic beauty that is Fayette County.
Commissioner McCarty stated, “One of the best things I’ve seen happen in our county and we need to do more of it”
The unveiling and recognition of the art students included attendance from the Board of Commissioners, Principle Dan Lane of Fayette High School, Art Educator Lori Thomas of Fayette County High School, student artists Kensley Bailey, James Stanley, Monica Sepulveda, Summer Hogan, Adria Miller, Malik Shepherd, Kyia Ward, Salina Gomez and Ciara Pardee, along with families and friends. Mrs. Vicki Turner and Ms. Anne Wallace, both of whom are currently serving on the Public Art Committee, also attended the unveiling ceremony.
The Board of Commissioners would like to extend a special “thank you” to Graphic Signs Inc. Atlanta, located in Fayetteville, for all their effort in making the drawings come to life!