Art institute gets new director
Heather N. Williams has been appointed executive director of the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art.
Williams will begin in her role April 15.
Her duties will include overseeing all current program areas and the functioning of the organization’s ongoing operations.
Exhibit on display
The Georgia Artists with Disabilities 28th annual statewide tour and exhibit opens today at Walton Rehabilitation Hospital, 1355 Independence Drive.
The exhibit features about 50 pieces of art from disabled artists in Georgia. The works will be on display through April 30.
Reforestation project restoring woodland
Redcliffe Plantation State Historic Site is undergoing a reforestation project this year to replace damaged woodland.
A grant from the Arbor Day Foundation has allowed the park to plant 15,500 longleaf pine seedlings on a 27-acre plot. The trees are expected to grow to 8 to 10 feet in height within the next five to 10 years.
About 95 percent of the trees in project area were damaged in a 2009 tornado, according to a news release.
Art contest finalists announced
The finalists for the city of Aiken’s Park Bench Catalogue art cover contest have been selected from Aiken Elementary School.
The finalist art pictures are on display at the city of Aiken’s Web site, www.cityofaikensc.gov. People may vote for their favorite picture through April 12.
The winner will be announced April 15.