Urban art to be displayed at county facilities
Three pieces of urban art, inspired by the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Sequoias, will be displayed in eight Tulare County buildings through March 29.
The urban art will be unveiled during the Urban Art Kick-Off reception at 5:30 p.m. today at the Tulare County Library, Visalia Branch. The art will remain on display at the library through Jan. 16 and will then be moved to the county’s Dinuba Branch Library from Jan. 16-23.
Other stops include libraries in Porterville, Lindsay, Exeter, Earlimart and Tulare. The last showing of the art will be at Tulare County Government Plaza in Visalia March 18-29.
This marks the second year urban art will be displayed in county facilities.
“Tulare County is pleased to showcase this art to the public,” Tulare County Supervisor Phil Cox said in a news release issued Tuesday. “We hope people take the time to take a look and admire the creative work.”
Tulare County acquired the urban art through the September 2012 Taste the Arts event organized by the Visalia Arts Consortium and sponsored by the Step Up Gang Task Force.
Three artists, representing San Jose, Reedley and Los Angeles, were invited to create the paintings inspired by the mission of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Sequoias, which enables all young people, especially those in most need, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
At the conclusion of the tour, the artwork will be donated to the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Sequoias.
To view the tour schedule, visit www.stepuptc.com.