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City Seeking Artists To Finish Transit Center Walls

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The Wahiawa Transit Center is seeking proposals for two art pieces that will highlight the history and culture of Wahiawa, including the transportation history of the area. The budget for each one is $100,000.

The two-story, 46,000-square-foot center was dedicated Oct. 25, 2011, and cost the county $5,563,000.

The artwork is to cover the interior driveway walls, and can be mural, frieze, fresco, sculpture or other types of wall-mounted works that will be permanently installed.

While the next phase of artistic expression will take some months before work begins, an earlier effort is nearing the end of its collection period.

Photos for a mural made of ceramic tiles are still being gathered to create a mosaic highlighting energy conservation and environmental awareness in the area. The project is organized by the Leilehua High School Eco-tech team, and the students need 1,500 photographs before Dec. 9, as well as monetary support and volunteer help.

For details on this project, call 772-1294, 258-4978 or 622-6551.

Selected artists or teams of artists for the massive $100,000 projects must comply with Federal Transit Adminstration contractor requirements. Applications must be received by 4 p.m. Jan. 11, 2013.

For more details, go to honolulu.gov/moca/news.htm or call E. Tony Laitila at 768-4105 or email tlaitila@honolulu.gov.

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