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Meeting on public library art project set for Thursday

August 26, 2012

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Artists who want to know more about the Percent for Art commission planned for the renovated Lawrence Public Library can attend an information session Thursday at the library, 707 Vt.

The session is designed for artists considering responding to the city’s request for qualifications to learn about the selection process, view examples of other public art installations, see architects’ renderings of the library renovation and hear about the library’s vision for the project.

The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday. For more information, go online to www.lawrence.lib.ks.us.

Through its Percent for Art ordinance, the city has allocated $75,000 for the search, design, materials, fabrication, installation, artist fee and other project costs to create a public artwork for the renovated library.

The library’s vision for art says the piece should “serve as a showcase to inspire the public imagination. This piece should stretch beyond a traditional interpretation of libraries and speak broadly to our mission to build community, share stories and instill a love of learning and creative pursuits.”

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