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Percent for Art program provides new public artworks for Fletcher Hall

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Near painting: Scot Sinclair, "Specere," Oil on canvas, 2016 (click image to view larger, focused shot of painting)

This past summer, the College of the Arts used funding from the Louisiana Percent for Art program to purchase several new permanent pieces of art for public display within Fletcher Hall. Funding was provided through the previous phase 1 & 2 renovations of Fletcher Hall.

The Percent for Art law was enacted in 1999. It stipulates that whenever more than $2 million in state funds is spent by a state agency for the construction or renovation of a building, one percent must be spent to acquire, conserve or restore and install works of art for display.

An open call was sent out to current and retired Department of Visual Arts faculty. A small selection committee under the guidance of the Louisiana Percent for Art office helped a diverse committee select 10 pieces of artwork that includes prints, photographs, paintings, ceramic sculptures and mixed media works.

All works can be viewed on the 2nd floor of Fletcher Hall, with additional works donated or loaned to the permanent installation. Works can be viewed in the enclosed atrium, DMRC, staff lounge and the Dean’s office.

The Louisiana Percent for Art program provides the citizens of Louisiana with an improved public environment, adds visibility to the cultural heritage of the state and its people, attracts visitors to the state and creates economic opportunities and training for public art artists and related industries.

The Percent for Art program provides open call to artists to additional projects within the state along with an archive of completed projects. For more information click on the link below.