CLAREMONT, Calif. (March 12, 2008) — Ken Gonzales-Day, Associate Professor of Art and Art Department Chair at Scripps College, has designed a mural for the L.A. County Administration Building. This administration building, the biggest art installation ever completed by the Civic Arts Program, houses the County departments with the largest concentration of social services.
Completed this December, the building is the first to be constructed under the Civic Arts Program, which designates 1% of the building costs to art. Gonzales-Day’s wall-sized mural depicts a landscape scene using photographic glazed tile recessed into the wall. This work not only adds to the administration building, but it is pioneering the adoption of civic art in public architecture. The full story appears in the Los Angeles Times.
About Scripps College
Scripps College was founded in 1926 by Ellen Browning Scripps, a pioneering philanthropist and influential figure in the worlds of education, publishing, and women’s rights. Today, Scripps is a nationally top-ranked liberal arts college and women’s college with approximately 950 students, and is a member of The Claremont Colleges in southern California. The mission of Scripps College is to educate women to develop their intellects and talents through active participation in a community of scholars, so that as graduates they may contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.
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