The Kenai Peninsula College is requesting applications from artists to fulfill interior and exterior building art projects.
We spoke with KPC CEO Gary Turner about the projects.
Turner: “Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus opened its new buildings, the Career and Technical Education Center and our residence hall last August, and as part of each University of Alaska and state constructed building, we do what is called art for the public, its a call for art so we can have art within our facilities and outside our facilities.”
Only Alaskans may apply to create the art wanted for the interior of the new student housing complex however artists residing outside Alaska may apply to produce the art for the two exterior projects.
We asked Turner why the exterior projects were open to non-Alaskan residents.
Turner: “The exterior ones we wanted to open it up more, we’re looking at wind sculptures, kinetic type sculptures for outside, that might use solar or wind, so we wanted to open it up more to other artists, we know there are a number in the Lower 48, we know there are some in Alaska.”
Turner said funding for the projects comes from the 1% for Art program.
Applications for the projects must be recieved by June 13 after which an Art Selection committee will work to choose an artist for each project.