Mayor Kirk Caldwell dedicates 2 new art pieces on display at Thomas Square for a year

Two new pieces of contemporary artwork by local artists on display at Thomas Square are just the first of a new program to feature Hawaii artists.

The two site-specific works — “Ho‘okumu — Moana (The Source — The Deep Ocean),” by Bernice Akamine, and “16 Cube Truss (About Building Systems),” by Sean Connelly — were commissioned by the city at a cost of about $35,000.

The new “Art at Thomas Square program” is intended to enhance the visitor experience at the park while engaging the public with thought-provoking artwork. The two new pieces will be on view along the South Beretania Street side of the square for one year and then rotate with other works by local artists.

“Art at Thomas Square is part of a vision we had for this historic park,” said Mayor Kirk Caldwell in a news release last week, four days before he turned

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Trump Orders Art Deco One Of The Only Acceptable Federal Design Styles. Architects Are Not Happy

An executive order issued by President Trump this month limited the kinds of architectural styles for federal developments to a small list of options. Moving forward, the only designs for federal developments, according to the order, are Neoclassical, Georgian, Federal, Greek Revival, Beaux-Arts, and lastly: Art Deco.

More than any other part of the nation, South Florida is known for the pastel colors and soft curves of Art Deco design. The aesthetic has become synonymous with the way that South Florida — especially Miami Beach — has been marketed to tourists, selling the grandeur of the 1920s, ’30s and ’40s.

But many architects, including Art Deco enthusiasts, are not happy with Trump’s executive order.

“I don’t think that governments have mandated architectural style since as far as I know, Mussolini and the fascist architecture of Italy,” said Daniel Ciraldo, the president of the Miami Design Preservation League. “Or there are

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Amazing art exhibitions to check out this December in Dubai

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One for the culture vultures…

Your list of things to do during December may be packed with Christmas brunches, Santa visits and other festive events. As bright and cheerful as those events already are, these awesome art exhibitions listed below will add even more colour to your life.

Here are 5 awesome art exhibitions, installations and events to check out this December

Jameel Art Centre

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There’s plenty to see and do all throughout this contemporary art museum throughout the month. 

Until December 26, UAE designer exhibition features works by locally-based emerging designers. Expect to see furniture, lighting, accessories, jewellery and more in unique styles and designs.

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