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Art Night at Monrovia City Council - Poetry in the Sidewalks

Proposed Bartlett memorial at train station.

At its next meeting ( ) the Monrovia City Council will, among other things, consider ...

~ Stamping poetry into the sidewalks of east-west streets, and tidbits of Monrovia history into north-south streets. It'll cost $7,000 the first year for 10 sidewalk panels, paid for by an existing art tax on developers. Short poems would be selected through an annual contest open to all ages.

~ Also, the company developing the "MODA at Monrovia Station" multi-family project proposes to pay its art tax with a $264,000 shimmering mosaic waterfall on the side of the building.

~ A recommendation by the Bob Bartlett Memorial Tribute Committee to spend $30,000 (again, in art-tax money) to hire artist Carole Choucair Oueijan based on her proposal (see above) for a mosaic sculpture honoring Bob Bartlett.

- Brad Haugaard

1 comment:

  1. Hate to criticize art, but that looks like a 4th graders history project. A picture of a bus? Super weird