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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                  January 4, 2007  

Release No. M-1-07




The Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts (MOCA) is encouraging organizations to participate in the new Adopt-a-Sculpture program.

The Adopt-a-Sculpture program is intended to enable organizations to be actively involved in the preservation of a monument or sculpture in their community. Participating organizations will assume the responsibility of assisting the City with the routine upkeep of public art for a term of five years. Training on art preservation techniques will be provided by MOCA staff.

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 varies on the type, condition and material composition of the sculpture.

 “Public sculptures beautify and enhance our community,” said Mayor Mufi Hannemann. “And, as sculptor Benvenuto Cellini says, a sculpture ‘has eight views and they must all be equally good.’

 “The Adopt-a-Sculpture program is an opportunity for organizations to help us keep our sculptures looking good and to express their civic pride by becoming actively involved in helping us perpetuate the legacy of Honolulu for future generations.”

There are 87 public monuments and sculptures on display on Oahu from Waianae to Hawaii Kai.

            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.



            Tory Laitila, 523-4105

            Mayor’s Office of Culture and the Arts, 523-4674

Thursday, January 04, 2007

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