The Orange County Arts Commission, in partnership with Orange County Animal Services, announces the selection of Mark Elliott for the Art for Animals public art project.
Elliott was born and raised in Detroit Michigan. He received a BFA from UNC Chapel Hill. After graduating, Elliott moved to Italy where he maintained a studio In Umbria for three years. Upon returning to the States he settled in New York City and maintained a studio there for many years. Mark returned to North Carolina in the eighties and built a house and studio where he remains today. Elliott is primarily a sculptor, working in steel, clay and wood. He also makes prints, paintings and collages. His work is represented in private, public and corporate collections all over the world.
The sculpture will be located on the campus of Orange County Animal Services. The committee hopes to unveil the piece by June 1, 2017.
“The selection panel was drawn to the playful nature and bright colors of Mark’s work, and felt that his creation would be a cheerful, welcoming greeter outside the facility’s front door,” stated Katie Murray, Director of the Orange County Arts Commission.
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