Monday, March 28, 2011

Mural belongs to the federal government.

"Keeping with the intent of the “Percent for Art” law,

the Maine Department of Labor set aside funds to

furnish the workspace with artwork, including a mural depicting the history of labor in Maine.

The department used $60,000 in Federal funds, which could only be spent on buildings and

infrastructure to commission the work. The Maine Arts Commission assisted in the drafting of

a competitive RFP, which attracted several proposals by Maine artists. Acclaimed Tremont

artist, Judy Taylor, was selected to create and install the work."

The full, original press release can be linked to from the Portland Press Herald article under the link titled "Background on the Maine DOL murals:"

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