From: Alayne Unterberger
Sent: Monday, July 20, 2009 10:13 AM
Subject: Public Art Event Postponed to 7-22-09 due to weather!
Please pass it on!
PO Box 16745, Tampa FL 33687 * 813.249.8100
(phone) www.ficsinc.org * Alayne@...
For Immediate Release: July 20, 2009
Contact: Alayne Unterberger, Executive Director,
813.249.8100 or 813.477.2882
Public Art Unveiling Postponed Due to Weather: Join us
Wednesday 7/22/09 at 5 PM with Florida Institute for Community Studies, RCMA
and Hillsborough County Parks, Recreation and Conservation for “Wimauma” Public
Art at Bethune Park
Tampa, FL: The
summer is to enjoy and be creative. We invite you to the unveiling of our
summer public art project done by young residents of Wimauma at Bethune Park
Edina St, Wimauma, FL 33598.
For several weeks this summer, youth
from RCMA(Redlands Christian Migrant Association), the parks and Nuestra Señora
de Guadalupe Catholic Church met twice a week to do art. A public art
project to enhance the Bethune Park was planned by youth and artists to reflect
the strengths of rural Hillsborough County, where Wimauma is situated.
Each letter of W-I-M-A-U-M-A reflects a different theme from the previous
classes and depicts:
1)Agriculture (tomatoes, strawberries,
4) History (water tower)
5) Healthy lifestyles (sports)
6) Environment (water, fish, dogs, etc.)
This project, directed by
Venezuelan-born artist Joanne Osborn, was funded by Prodigy Cultural Arts
Program, University Area Community Development Corporation, FL Department of
Juvenile Justice, Bay Area Youth Services and the University of South Florida.
The mission of
the Florida Institute for Community Studies (FICS) is to partner with
communities to help them achieve their goals through research, service,
education and training. For more information, please contact FICS at
813.249.8100 or email Alayne@....
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