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November 11, 2009 > Help the City Hall trophy case come to life

Help the City Hall trophy case come to life

By Dustin Findley

At the November 2 Milpitas Arts Commission meeting Commissioner Rabe wanted to explore the possibility of the commission working to make use of the trophy case inside of City Hall and put together something, with what's in the city or what's going on, to make that case "come to life."

"That is an opportunity for us to show our own particular, personal artistic bent" said Rabe.

She explained that people love it when items in the case are semi-informational, at one time giving information about kid's art day or events that were happening, as examples.

"We are not visual to the community much of the time... We don't work on a lot of things where people see us" Rabe said.

She thought making use of the trophy case would be a good opportunity for the Arts Commission "to have an impact on our community and a visual appearance to the public."

This is something that Arts Commissioners can do to enhance the community that they can do personally and not have to ask the commission staff liaisons, or ask an artist to create a special project.

The trophy case is challenging to work with because the shelves are of fixed, comparatively small dimensions.

Staff liaison Renee Lorentzen told the commission that they can suggest to Milpitas residents and organizations to contact the City Manager's office, (408) 586-3051, and ask if the case is available.

The only obvious restriction is that items cannot be on display with the intent to sell.

In December there will be holiday items in the case, but should be open and available on January 1, 2010.

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