BURD Birds
One of the BURDs, part of a public art project to be placed around Gainesville by Vision 2030.
One of the BURDs, part of a public art project to be placed around Gainesville by Vision 2030.

BURD Birds

May. 16, 2018
Brenau Staff

In March of this year, several golden birds appeared around hall county. These birds are part of a project developed by the Center for the Arts & Design at Brenau University in collaboration with the Vision 2030 Public Arts Committee. The design for the birds was chosen from a competition held in November 2017, where undergraduates from Brenau submitted 3D printed prototypes. The winning design was cast in resin and the resulting birds were installed, much like geo-cached boxes or Easter eggs, around Hall County. This interactive public arts project is called BURDS (Brenau Urban Rural Discoveries) but is also named after former Brenau President Dr. John S. Burd. The winning design was announced by the committee in March and went to interior design student Carman Pitarch-Garcia Lopez. She was awarded a prize of $500 for her design.

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Carmen Garcia-Pitarch Lopez, a sophomore interior design major and member of the Brenau basketball team from Valencia, Spain, poses for a photo with one of the BURDs, a public art project to be placed around Gainesville by Vision 2030. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)

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