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Urban Art to be displayed at County facilities

Urban Art to be displayed at County facilities

Three pieces of urban art, inspired by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sequoias, will be showcased in eight Tulare County buildings through March 29.

Tulare County Supervisor Phil Cox unveiled the urban art during the “Urban Art Kick-Off Reception” last Wednesday at Tulare County’s Visalia Branch Library. The art will remain on display at the library through January 16 then be moved to the Dinuba Branch Library.

The artwork will be on display at the Exeter Branch Library, 230 E. Chestnut St. in Exeter, from Jan. 23-30 and then at the Lindsay Branch Library, 157 N. Mirage Ave. in Lindsay, from Jan. 30 to Feb. 6. Other stops include libraries in Porterville, Earlimart, and Tulare.

The last showing of the art will be at Tulare County Government Plaza in Visalia from 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,” Supervisor Cox said. “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 held 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 & Girls Clubs of Sequoias, which enables all young people, especially those who need help the most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.

At the conclusion of the tour the artwork will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Sequoias. Visit www.stepuptc.com to view schedule for the Urban Art tour.

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