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Got Art? Proposals for New Building Due June 20

June 1, 2011

Area artists, take note: Lake Superior College is seeking proposals for public art to be

Wenzhi Zhang‘s 15 x 25-foot ceramic mural,"Stele" was commissioned for LSC's Student Services Building in 2007 through the Minnesota State Arts Board "Percent for Art in Public Places" program.

displayed inside or outside of the new Health and Science Building.  Scheduled to open January 2012, this facility will house academic classrooms and teaching laboratories for LSC’s science and health programs.

The college is seeking highly visual, original art that reflects the educational mission of Lake Superior College. The art will be sited in a prominent location or locations. The deadline for art proposals is June 20, 2011.

For more information:

LSC Mission: http://www.lsc.edu/Mission/

Artist qualifications: http://www.lsc.edu/PublicArt/RFQLSCArtwork.doc

Renderings and in-progress construction photos (www.lsc.edu/HealthScience)

The public art is funded through the “Minnesota Percent for Art in Public Places” program.  This program acquires works of art to be exhibited in and around state buildings in areas regularly accessible to the general public. The Minnesota State Arts Board in cooperation with the Minnesota Department of Administration administers the program.

Percent for Art secures artwork in two ways: by purchasing existing work, or by commissioning artists to create new work especially for the state building or site. In order to reflect the rich diversity of the citizens of Minnesota, the Percent for Art program chooses artwork that represents a wide range of social, cultural, and historical values. The work also must be enduring and thought provoking, as well as fiscally responsible and appropriate for the space.


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