A temporary installation of the Linnentown mosaic [Photos]

The University of Georgia has denied the Athens government permission to install the Linnentown mosaic at the intersection of Baxter and Finley streets, but some UGA students were able to gain permission for a temporary installation outside of Memorial Hall.

From noon until about 4:30pm on Monday, these UGA students installed the mosaic and left it up for about an hour. Then, they took it apart again as the day was drawing to a close. The students were directed by Dr. Lynn Sanders-Bustle of the Lamar Dodd School of Art.

Pieces for the Linnentown mosaic
The Linnentown mosaic being installed
The Linnentown mosaic being installed
The Linnentown mosaic being installed
The Linnentown mosaic
The Linnentown mosaic being installed
The Linnentown mosaic being installed
The Linnentown mosaic being installed
The Linnentown mosaic being installed
The Linnentown mosaic
The Linnentown mosaic
Hattie Whitehead standing in front of the Linnentown mosaic being installed

In the gallery above, you can see various photos of the Linnentown mosaic as it was being installed.

Below, you can see video of the mosaic being taken apart. In a short ceremony just before, Hattie Thomas Whitehead, a former resident of Linnentown, read the names of the Linnentown homeowners who were displaced.

If you’d like for UGA to allow a permanent installation of the mosaic, you can sign the petition here (but there is no need to donate).

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