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Community Meeting for Public Art April 2

The public is invited to an April 2 meeting on the next phase of the City's Rotating Public Art Exhibition Program to hear about the upcoming Request for Proposals (RFP) that are due by April 22.

The community meeting begins at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 2, at the Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Avenue, in Old Pasadena. The deadline to submit proposals to the City is 5:00 p.m., Monday, April 22 and artwork must be ready for installation by June 30, 2013.

Additional information is online at www.cityofpasadena.net/arts, including the full RFP, a map and brochure of the first phase, and photos of all sites to be included in the next phase. Call the Cultural Affairs Office at (626) 744-7062 for more details.

The City is seeking sculpture proposals from artists, artist teams, galleries or others for the selection and commission of outdoor artworks under the Rotating Public Art Exhibition Program. Selected sculptures will be installed for 24 months at eight highly-visible locations throughout Pasadena. Two of the six loaned artworks may reflect sustainability, water, conservation, electrical, or recycling themes.

Pasadena's Rotating Public Art Exhibition Program began in 2011 to create an outdoor art gallery that enlivens the urban landscape and produces a dynamic visual experience for residents and visitors. Existing loaned and newly commissioned, site-specific sculptures are placed on public view in neighborhoods, representing all City Council Districts. Exhibition sites are unsupervised and include traffic islands, medians and smaller, more intimate parcels.

"We are thrilled to provide another opportunity to bring artworks to Pasadena's neighborhoods," Pasadena Cultural Affairs Manager Rochelle Branch said.

Artist honoraria are $3,000 for the loaned artworks and $5,000 for site-specific projects. Artworks will be selected by a panel of arts professionals and community members. For more information about the City of Pasadena go to www.cityofpasadena.net.


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