Tuesday, March 29, 2011
What's on your wall, Rep. Jessica Wooley?
Rep. Jessica Wooley, chair of the House Committee on Culture and the Arts, talks about a couple of her favorite art pieces displayed in her office. The first one is "Blue Surfer," a pastel on black Arches paper, by Vicki Vierra. The second is a masterpiece by her 7-year-old son!
The public will be able to view this piece and other works of art on April 1, 2011 at the 3rd Annual Art at the Capitol from 5 - 7 p.m. This year's theme is "State of the Art" and will feature Doug Young, the local artist who designed Kapolei Court Complex's five multistory stained glass windows inspired by area ocean wave patterns, and is currently working on a glass floor project for the Hawaii State Art Museum.
Works of art are placed in public areas of the State Capitol as part of the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts' "Art in Public Places" program, which seeks to enhance the environmental quality of state public buildings and spaces for the enjoyment and enrichment of the public; cultivate the public's awareness, understanding and appreciation of visual arts; contribute toward the development and recognition of a professional artistic community; and acquire, preserve, and display works of art expressive of the character of the Hawaiian Islands, the multicultural heritage of its people, and the various creative interests of its artists. The program was established in 1967, and was the first program of its kind in the nation.