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Press Contact: Mary Ann Merker, Civic Arts Coordinator , (510) 981-7533


Berkeley, California (Friday, May 13, 2011) - The public is invited to view and celebrate the installation of this year's Martin Luther King, Jr. Civic Center Art Exhibition. Please join us to meet the artists, enjoy the music, and receive a guided tour of the artwork given by the two curators from the Berkeley Art Center and Kala Art Institute.

The program will include welcoming remarks by Mayor Tom Bates, music, refreshments and a tour of the art given by the two Curators.

WHEN: Thursday, May 26, 2011
          3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: 6th Floor of the Martin Luther King Civic Center 
          2180 Milvia Street, Berkeley

The artwork was selected through an Open Call and a Selection Panel juried process. The Selection Panel consisted of Civic Arts Commissioners; city of Berkeley staff; the city architect; a representative from the Mayor's Office and the two Curators. Over 160 digital submissions of up to 5 images each were viewed.

The panel selected 75 artworks of artists who either live or work in Berkeley. The mediums for the artworks range from works on paper, photography, painting, mixed media, fiber art and sculpture. To support the individual artists' efforts, a cash per-diem was awarded to each selected artist.

The Berkeley Civic Center Art Exhibition 2010-2011 is a public art project of the Berkeley Civic Arts Commission in collaboration with Berkeley Art Center and the Kala Art Institute. The Civic Center Art Exhibition celebrates the diversity and richness of the visual arts within Berkeley. For more information about this exhibition, please contact Mary Ann Merker, Civic Arts Coordinator at (510) 981-7533 or mmerker@CityofBerkeley.info.

This exhibition is wheelchair accessible and open to the public during normal business hours.


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