Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Burbank Sister City Sculpture Commission

Burbank seeks artists for South Korean art commission
Burbank Leader: 8.16.2011 by Jason Wells

Burbank officials are seeking applications from artists for a commission celebrating 50 years of being a "sister city" with Incheon, South Korea.

Incheon Mayor Young-Gil Song proposed that the two cities exchange sculptures of art and cultural delegations to commemorate the anniversary, according to Burbank officials.

A delegation from Incheon is scheduled to deliver that city's sculpture in the fall.

Burbank officials are seeking credentials from artists in the greater Southern California region to create an art piece that fits with the theme "friendship" between the two cities.

City officials did not list a budget for the art project, but in their announcement, said projects of a similar scale range from $40,000 to $60,000, including design fees, fabrication work, transportation of piece to the site, installation and project oversight.

The City Council will ultimately decide the budget.

The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Library Services Department office.

Postmarks will not be accepted.

For more information, contact Krista Dietrich in Library Services at (818) 238-5567.

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