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Committee Members
Ellen Tykeson, Chair
Tim Smith 
Joe Valasek 
Joe Moore
Courtney Stubbert 

Staff
Renee Grube
Executive Director - Library, Recreation and Cultural Services
Isaac Marquez
Public Art Manager
Mike Penwell
Facilities Management
Neil Bjorkland
Public Works - Parks and Open Space

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Public Art Committee
What We Do
The Public Art Committee, serves as an advisory body to the City Council and City Manager. The committee consists of community representatives with staff support from Cultural Services, Facilities, Planning & Development, and Parks and Open Space Divisions.

Program activities include:
  • Acquisition
  • Advising on matters of public and private development of arts spaces
  • Cataloguing and maintenance of Public Art works
  • Collaboration with non-City partners regarding Public Art
  • Communication with the public regarding Public Art
  • Deaccession
  • Inventory
  • Maintenance of governing policies

Minutes
Minutes are available after approval.
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Eugene Supports the Arts

Art in Public Places_Soniquarious at the Hilton EugeneThe City of Eugene established its commitment to the visual arts through the Percent for Art Ordinance of 1981, which states that it is an appropriate function of government to foster arts and the development of artists. Visual arts contribute to and provide experiences which enrich and better our social and physical environment. The commissioning of art works in public places, in addition to furthering the policy of fostering art and developing artists, enriches public perception of government buildings, parks and other public spaces.

The City of Eugene's Public Art collection can be seen in many places throughout the city, including an installation in the portico of the Hilton Eugene adjacent to the Hult Center for the Performing Arts. The Hult Center is the home of many treasures of public art. Art at the Hult includes a permanent collection on display, as well as work that is architecturally integrated throughout the building. Visitors enjoy paintings, masks, statues, and six small bronze "surprises" hidden throughout the building. The Hult Center also hosts temporary exhibits in the Jacobs Gallery located downstairs.