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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    April 5, 2007

Release No. M-32-07

 

VETERANS' MEMORIAL AQUATIC CENTER TO BE ENHANCED BY NEW ARTWORK

 

            Mayor Mufi Hannemann will dedicate four new works of public art in a ceremony at 10 a.m. Monday, April 9, at the Veterans’ Memorial Aquatic Center at the Central Oahu Regional Park.            

The new works that will be unveiled and dedicated revealed are:

·                “Olapa Wai – In the Style of Water” by Mark Brown. The mural is a montage of figures engaging in various water sports such as diving, swimming, surfing, and canoe paddling and is located in the main building of the aquatic center.

 

·               “Sea Sky Forever” by John Wisnosky. The mural is a depiction of divers, swimmers, surfers, windsurfers and sea life in an airy light-filled setting. It is located in the main building of the aquatic center.

 

·               “Big Pool” by Mari Sakamoto. The painting shows people having fun in a big swimming pool. This work is located in the dining area of the aquatic center.

 

·               A group of three sculptures entitled “The Spectators” by Jodi Endicott. The sculptures are a representation of people swimming and will be located near the aquatic center pool.

 

            “It is a privilege to welcome new artwork that personifies the quintessential nature of the aquatic center,” said Hannemann. “These new works enhance the quality of the aquatic center and will surely be enjoyed by all who use and visit it.”

            The Veterans’ Memorial Aquatic Center is a world-class facility that includes a 50-meter pool with electronic touch pads and a diving well with 1- and 3-meter boards. The aquatic center opened in 2003 as part of the Central Oahu Regional Park complex and was given its present name in 2005 by Mayor Mufi Hannemann.

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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, April 05, 2007

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