The Fife Public Arts Commission (FPAC) will celebrate the unveiling of a newly commissioned mural at Fife City Hall on October 22nd at 6:30 in the evening. The mural, entitled “Opulence” by Muralist Savy Jane, represents the diversity and bright and full lives that Fife residents enjoy. It depicts a historical scene with a contemporary, progressive interpretation to represent Fife’s progress, growth and future.
Jane is a local artist from Puyallup and created the mural over three months at her studio in Seattle. The mural is painted on five- four by eight foot panels of outdoor cement board. Arts Commissioner Anette Cree said, “We were thrilled with the final product. The mural really brings a breath of fresh air to City Hall, and we think the mural really exemplifies our heritage and future.”
The mural will be on public display for at least a 12 month period, after which the FPAC may choose to move it to a new location and commission a new mural for City Hall. The goal is to have a rotating mural display at City Hall, highlighting new local artists each time. Arts Commissioner Mizu Sugimura said, “Bringing art work and an artistic voice is something that every community should strive for. I am so excited to see where this project is going to take us!”
The mural will be displayed on the City of Fife website and in printed brochures, local newspapers, televised events, and other promotional materials.
The mission of the FPAC is to identify and actively encourage the development and sustainability of the arts in the City by serving as the City's primary resource in matters of public art and culture.