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City of Goodyear, Arizona

Communications Office


For Immediate Release: Oct. 19, 2009




Artist to unveil concept for city building in Goodyear



GOODYEAR, ARIZ. (Oct. 19, 2009)  The concept for the public art project proposed for the Goodyear Public Works/Water Administration Building will be unveiled Thursday, October 22.


Artist Marta Thoma will present her design for the project, planned for the exterior of the building, during a meeting from 7 to 8 p.m. in room 117 of City Hall, 190 N. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear.


As in the previous August 27 meeting, this San Jose-based artist will invite comments from the public and is interested in feedback from local residents.


The meeting is open to the public and participation is encouraged.


Thoma, considered a "green artist" for her use of recycled materials in her art, was selected from a field of more than 80 entries by a panel of residents, staff and arts professionals. The city's art ordinance allows for funding of public art costing up to 1 percent of the city's capital improvement project budget each year.


The artist often references nature and the environment in her work and uses bottles that were destined for the landfill. Students from a Goodyear elementary school will furnish used bottles that will be treated then incorporated into the project. Thoma has more than 20 public art commissions and exhibitions to her credit.


The proposed artwork will appear on Goodyear's Public Works/Water Administration Building, located on Estrella Parkway just south of MC 85.


For additional information, call Dianne Cripe at 623-882-7809.



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City of Goodyear • 190 N. Litchfield Road • Goodyear AZ 85338 • Phone 623-932-3910 • Toll-Free 1-800-872-1749