Thursday, April 26, 2012

Art in Public Places

I usually park my car at Pearl Ridge Elementary School when we go to the swap meet.  Don't know why I never noticed this sculpture before. On the upper right hand corner of the plaque situated below the sculpture, it says "Art in Public Places".

I went online just now and found the following:  The Art in Public Places Program commissions works of art (original art projects that are contracted by the APP Program) for permanent installation at specific state public places.  These project sites, such as state public schools, community colleges, libraries and airports, are identified and proposed for works of art by the HSFCA (Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. Funding is requested in the biennial budget, presented within the Executive Budget, to the Hawai‘i State Legislature.  You can find more info here.

I wonder how many pieces there are around the island . . . probably a lot and I never even noticed.




Yosh808 said...

It's a great program. We have some pieces at the Shidler College of Business.

Erick said...

Cool, never seen it before.

jalna said...

Really Yosh? I'm gonna start keeping my eyes open for these.

Let's see how many we can find Erick!