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Adopt-A-Sculpture During National Arts and Humanities Month

 

Mayor Mufi Hannemann is encouraging organizations to Adopt-a-Sculpture in recognition of October as National Arts and Humanities Month in Honolulu.

Mayor Hannemann said, “Public sculptures beautify and enhance our community. Becoming involved in the Adopt-a-Sculpture program is an opportunity for organizations to express their civic pride, be actively involved in the preservation of public art, and embrace the arts during National Arts and Humanities Month in Honolulu.”

There are more than 80 public monuments and sculptures available for adoption throughout Oahu.

Participating organizations will assist the City with the routine upkeep of public art for a term of five years. Training on art preservation techniques will be provided by the staff of the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts.

General maintenance of public sculptures takes place in one of the following cycles: monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, annually, biennially, or five years. The type of maintenance required depends on the type, condition and material composition of the sculpture.

Since 1993, National Arts and Humanities Month has encouraged millions of Americans to renew or begin a lifelong habit of active participation in the arts and humanities. The celebration grew out of National Arts Week, which was started in 1985 by the National Endowment for the Arts and Americans for the Arts.

On September 28, 2007, Mayor Mufi Hannemann presented a proclamation to the Hawaii Museums Association declaring October as National Arts and Humanities Month in Honolulu.

            Contact the Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts at 523-4674 for more information or to become involved in the Adopt-a-Sculpture program.

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Contact:

Tory Laitila, Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts, 523-4105

Dymian Racoma, Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts, 527-5288

Thursday, October 04, 2007

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