4.2.16

NEW OFFICIAL WEBSITE!

The new official website for Pasaquan is here.

15.1.16

RE-OPENING INFORMATION!

Pasaquan is scheduled to re-open to visitors in late spring of 2016, exact date dependent on restoration progress. A grand opening is planned for October 2016.  Check back here for more details, or have your name added to the e-mail list.

28.9.15

MICHAEL MCFALLS NAMED DIRECTOR OF PASAQUAN


Columbus State University has announced the appointment of Michael McFalls to the position of Director of Pasaquan. 

McFalls is a practicing artist who received his B.F.A. in Fine Arts from The Columbus (Ohio) College of Art and Design and his M.F.A. from The University of California at Davis. Prior to joining CSU, he served as the Art Program Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Art at The University of Maine at Farmington. He recently completed a six-month Fulbright Fellowship in Sweden at the University of Gothenburg, HDK Steneby and has received numerous scholarships and awards, including; the Pitzerker Foundation Endowed Fellowship, the College of the Arts Teaching Award, College of the Arts Faculty Research Award, as well as being nominated for the University Regents’ Excellence in Teaching Award. Mike has been a resident and visiting artist at Sculpture Space, Inc., The Djerassi Resident Artists Program, Australia National University, Dartmouth College, Furman University and many more. McFalls has had numerous exhibitions at national and international venues. Over the last 5 years he was the co-director for the USG European Council, Waterford Ireland Program with Dr. Howard Keeley from Georgia Southern University and was the director of the CSU’s Art in Japan Program.



Columbus State University is scheduled to assume ownership of Pasaquan in December of this year, with programming to begin in late spring, when it is anticipated that restoration will be complete. A grand re-opening of a completely restored Pasaquan is being planned for October of 2016.

22.9.15

Update September 22, 2015

Restoration is still very much in progress, so Pasaquan is not officially open for tours at the present time.  However, if you would like to stop by on a weekday, when workers are present, to give a look at the restoration process, please feel free to do so. Just please realize that there will most likely not be anyone there to give you a tour, and the place is very much a construction zone.  (Be careful!) Pasaquan is completely off-limits on weekends at the present time.

Pasaquan will re-open on a regular basis when restoration is complete, which is expected to be sometime in 2016.

If you're on Facebook, be sure to check out "Friends of Pasaquan" for updated photos.

1.4.15

UPDATE ON VISITING PASAQUAN

Update April 2015 -- Restoration is very much in progress, so Pasaquan is not officially open for tours at the present time.  However, if you would like to stop by on a weekday, when workers are present, to give a look at the restoration process, please feel free to do so. Just please realize that there will most likely not be anyone there to give you a tour, and the place is very much a construction zone.  (Be careful!)  Pasaquan is completely off-limits on weekends at the present time.

11.12.14

THE PROGRESS OF THE RESTORATION AT PASAQUAN IS NOTHING SHORT OF INCREDIBLE, THANKS TO THE KOHLER FOUNDATION AND THEIR COLLABORATORS -- including PARMA CONSERVATION (Chicago, paint), INTERNATIONAL ARTIFACTS (Houston, concrete), T. G. GREGORY CONTRACTING CO. (Columbus, GA., structural), and COLUMBUS STATE UNIVERSITY ART DEPARTMENT.


Here are a few before and after shots --







To keep up with progress, follow Facebook pages "Friends of Pasaquan" and "The Kohler Foundation."

THANK YOU, KOHLER FOUNDATION, FOR BRINGING PASAQUAN BACK!

18.7.14

Town Meeting Scheduled for Thursday Night, 7/24

Terri Yoho, Executive Director of Kohler Foundation, Inc, will present an informational public forum at the old Marion County Elementary School cafeteria, on Burkhalter Street in Buena Vista, at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 24.
Ms. Yoho's informative slide show and talk, which will be presented free of charge, will focus on Kohler Foundation's plans for restoring Pasaquan as well as the project's expected impact on Buena Vista, Marion County, and the surrounding region. Following her presentation, Ms. Yoho will answer questions from citizens about the project and the future of Pasaquan, including its future use by Columbus State University as an arts center. The public is cordially invited and is encouraged to attend.
Since the late 1970s, the preservation of folk architecture and art environments has been a major thrust of Kohler Foundation. After a site has been either acquired by or gifted to the foundation, local and expert partners employ museum-quality conservation techniques to preserve the site. The site is then gifted to a county, town, or cultural institution for the education and enjoyment of the public. Kohler Foundation then works with the recipient and the local community to ensure the future success of the project.