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The National Arts Program® Exhibit at Honolulu Hale

 

(Mon., May 16, 2011)—Honolulu Hale will host the sixth annual exhibit of The National Arts Program® featuring City employee paintings, drawings, photographs, sculptures, crafts, and other visuals arts from June 6 − 22, 2011.

 

The exhibit, presented by the National Arts Program Foundation and the Mayor's Office of Culture and the Arts, features original art by City employees and family members. 

 

During the past five years, City employees and their families have submitted more than 500 works of art.  All works will be judged by professional artists from the Commission on Culture and the Arts in four categories: amateur, intermediate, professional, and youth. 

 

The program was established in 1983 by the National Arts Program Foundation to identify the artistic talent of our nation.  It involves employees and family members in more than 450 large and small cities, counties, airports, hospitals, and other organizations.

 

 The program is now producing "people's art" at a rate of some 30,000 pieces a year.  The City and County of Honolulu is the only organization in Hawaii to participate.

 

Exhibit hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Exhibit viewing is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Mayor's Office of Culture and the Arts at 768-6622 or visit www.honolulu.gov/moca.

 

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Media contact: Tory Laitila, 768-4105