of Goodyear, Arizona
Immediate Release: Oct. 5, 2009
Art project for Goodyear's public works building to
GOODYEAR, ARIZ. (Oct.
5, 2009) The concept for the public art project proposed for the Goodyear
Public Works and Water Administration Building will be unveiled Thursday,
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.
As in the previous
August 27 meeting, the artist will invite comments from the public and is
interested in feedback from local residents.
The meeting is open to
the general 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
The San Jose 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 Public Works/Water
Administration Building is located on Estrella Parkway at MC 85.
For additional information, call Dianne Cripe at 623-882-7809.