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Public art selected for Hillsboro library

COURTESY PHOTO - Arizona sculptor Blessing Hancock will create Hillsboro's newest public art installation on 10th Avenue near the Shute Park Branch Library. After reviewing almost 1,700 images, Hillsboro’s Public Art Selection Committee has settled on a new public art installation for the Shute Park Branch of the Hillsboro library.

The committee selected Blessing Hancock of Arizona to install one of her sculptures that incorporate light, color and sound. Hancock has installed sculptures around the world and has completed several projects for libraries.

For Hancock’s previous installations, library patrons have contributed their favorite literary quotations to be incorporated into the artwork. The art selection committee looked for high artistic quality combined with the ability to connect with the local community and involve them in the creative process when narrowing down the finalists.

Project planners are aiming to make the work highly visible by placing it on Southeast 10th Avenue.

Hancock has already made an initial visit to Hillsboro to survey the library, park, trees and surrounding space, and she will return this summer to share her concept and gather input from the community.

See more of Hancock’s work at blessinghancock.com. More information about Hillsboro’s Public Art Program can be found at www.hillsboro-oregon.gov/publicart. Hillsboro Public Art is a program of the City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation Department.

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