Hillsborough Countys Public Art Committee met Wednesday, Nov. 3, to discuss the installation of new artwork at the University Community Social Services Center. According to Human Services Supervisor Nancy Luath, the new art pieces will provide a better feel for visitors in the Social Services Center, who may have fallen under hard times.
The Public Art Committee has received $10,000 to spend on the new art project, and it is looking for a local Tampa Bay artist to kick-start the project in 2011. A large piece of art that reflects the community is what the committee is looking for in the installation, and is excited to begin an original work of art with an artist.
The community center, located near Fletcher Ave and 22nd Ave, is a plain, five-year old building and has clients coming in and out through out the day. Bill Iverson, Public Art Program Manager, hopes to use the hospital-white walls in the long hallways and waiting rooms as a blank canvas for the fresh art project.