U.S. General Services Administration Celebrates Arts And Humanities Month
Federal government supports creative expression with employee art program
DENVER - For the third year, the U.S. General Services Administration is sponsoring an art exhibition, “After Hours,” during October’s Arts & Humanities Month. This program identifies, encourages and acknowledges the creative talents of federal employees in Colorado. Forty pieces of art from 20 federal employees were submitted this year. Most submissions fall into the fine arts category, photography, and fine crafts.
“This opportunity is a great way to showcase and celebrate the creative talents of so many federal employees,” said Sue Damour, GSA Rocky Mountain Region Administrator. “Every year it’s fun to learn the many talents of federal partners and colleagues that are often not discovered in everyday work life.”
The arts have played a significant role in shaping our country’s culture and legacy. President Obama proclaimed October as National Arts and Humanities Month. This is an opportunity for Americans to recognize the importance of arts and culture in our daily lives.
The program name “After Hours,” is a result of works of art being completed on the employee’s own time. Art submissions are on display in the lobby of the Cesar E Chavez Memorial Building at 1244 Speer Boulevard in downtown Denver from October 1 through 15, 2014. A panel of art professionals judged the work on Thursday, October 2 followed by a brief program and reception.
Barbara Magyar - First Place for her piece "Winter Frost Covers Us"
Rick Tucker - Second Place for his piece "Through the Mist"
Stacy Diccicco - Third Place for her piece "Tea"
Kelly Cole - Best in show for his sculpture "Untitled
Jessica Loving-Campos - Honorable Mention for her piece "Cinder II"
John Gritts - Honorable Mention for his piece "Bareback Rider"
Helen Littlejohn - Honorable Mention for her piece "Going Places"