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Posted on: May 19, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Celebrating 15 Years of Public Art in the Blue Springs Community

Blue Springs, Mo. – The Blue Springs Public Art Commission will host a 15 Years of Public Art celebration reception on Thursday, May 21 beginning at 9 a.m. at the Adams Pointe Conference Center.

“We are excited to be celebrating 15 years of partnership with the Blue Springs community to bring art and vibrancy to the city,” said Eleanor Frasier, current chair of the Public Art Commission. “By publicly recognizing our partners who have helped us share this art with the public through their time and resources, we hope to show other community members that they can also be a part of the art movement in Blue Springs.”

During the reception, the following community members will be recognized for their ongoing support of the Blue Springs Public Art Commission: Bill Essmann, Public Art Partner of the Year; Mike and Jane Semrau, Public Art Business Partner of the Year; Judy Ecton, Public Art Organization Partner of the Year; and Carol Reed, Public Art Administrative Support Partner of the Year.

“It is great to see community members working together with the Blue Springs Public Art Commission to make our city a welcoming place to live and visit.” said Mayor Carson Ross. “I look forward to the continued dedication of the Public Art Commission engaging the community in beautify Blue Springs.”

The reception will also feature a dedication of the newest piece of permanent public art “Fire, Earth and Water.” This piece was created by regional artist Janet Kummerlein for the 2014 “Voices” temporary art exhibit and was donated by Judy Ecton, president of the Blue Springs Art League. “I purchased this artwork because of the excellent use of different fibers that highlight the intensity and movement found in nature,” said Judy. “It is my pleasure to donate this work to the City of Blue Springs for the entire community to enjoy.”

Other public art assets added to the City in 2014 include: “Moving the Stars” by E. Spencer Schubert, “Fortitude III” by Mark Krucke and “Breath" by Victoria Reed-Nieman.

For more information, please contact the Park & Recreation Department at 816-228-0137.

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