Buzz: 7th Annual Rome Community HeART Project seeks submissions. Recycling Center hosts Electronics Recycling Event this Saturday. TEA Party meets Nov. 19.

Buzz: 7th Annual Rome Community HeART Project seeks submissions. Recycling Center hosts Electronics Recycling Event this Saturday. TEA Party meets Nov. 19.

Rome Area Council for the Arts and Redmond Regional Medical Center are teaming up again for the Seventh Annual Rome Community HeART Project in celebration
of National Heart Month.

Once again, artists will be given a blank canvas on which to create their piece. The canvases will be photographed and enlarged into outdoor banners that will be
installed on the side of the Third Avenue Parking deck overlooking the Town Green.

The finished product will be one large public art installation made up of the individual artists’ visions of heart health. We are looking for a total of 24 different canvases created by local artists, art classes and groups to showcase their talent. The month-long public art experience will celebrate the local artists and organizations that bring creativity to our city while also raising heart health awareness.

A maximum of 30 canvases will be considered for installation. One HeART will be awarded The People’s Choice Award and a $100 cash prize based on “votes” from the community via social media campaign. All selected artists will be invited to participate in media coverage and promote their work through exposure from this event. Important Save-the-Dates:

  • Canvas pick-up will be Wednesday, Dec. 4–Friday, Dec. 6 at the RACA Office – 303 Broad St,., from 12:30–3 p.m. each day.
  • Canvases returned on or before Friday, Jan.10.
  • Canvases selected and photographed the week of Jan. 13.
  • Art installed the week of Jan. 27.
  • Canvas dimensions are 12 x 24 and must be created vertically
  • Select a heart health awareness message to convey through your art
  • Questions: Chair Megan Watters, at megwat@comcast.net.

The Rome–Floyd Recycling Center will host an Electronics Recycling Event this Saturday at the center at 412 Lavender Drive in West Rome.  The event, for Rome/Floyd residents only, will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Please call 706-291-5266 for an appointment.   Items typically collected at these events include computers, televisions, recorders and most any peripheral type equipment like printers and keyboards.


The Rome TEA Party in conjunction with its Conservative Coalition will host the Lunch Bunch at Fuddruckers on Nov. 19, Tuesday, from noon-1 p.m. The program will feature a Lincoln-Douglas style debate on racism featuring Rondie Goode and Randy Smith. Please arrive early to purchase your meal from the menu. For more: Mike Morton at 706-346-3400.

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