Time: August 19, 2017 from 5pm to 6pm
Location: Historic Sanford Welcome Center
Street: 230 E. 1st Street, Sanford
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Event Type: lecture
Organized By: Jennifer Lindquist
Latest Activity: Aug 7, 2017
“Streetscape, Mindscape, Economic Landscape”
How Arts and Culture placemaking initiatives improve community livability factors and contribute to sustainable community (re)development.
Featuring: Byron Clercx, Professor
University of Central Florida School of Visual Arts & Design
Byron Clercx hails from St. Paul, MN, in a family of art educators and practitioners. He earned an M.F.A. in sculpture from Cal State-Fullerton. His academic experience includes Visiting Professor at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA; Graduate Coordinator and Sculpture Program Coordinator at Univ. of Idaho; Chair of the Department and then Director of the School of Art & Design at Marshall Univ. in WV. In 2013, Professor Clercx joined the UCF School of Visual Art & Design as Director and is currently a board member of the Seminole Culture Arts Council. He has freelanced for SCULPTURE magazine and authored artist reviews, held 40 public lectures, been featured in more than 80 art exhibitions in the USA and Europe, and was awarded a research sabbatical in Central & Eastern Europe distinguished by an artist residency at the Center for Polish Sculpture. He has been active in graffiti abatement programs in Huntington, WV, streetscape enhancement, public beautification projects, and in securing non-profit grant funding, and with his wife, continues to advocate for the arts in their community.
The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information about the Sanford Public Art Lecture Series contact Christine Dalton, AICP – Historic Preservation Officer/Community Planner or visit
Historic Sanford Welcome Center
230 E. 1st Street, Sanford