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July 10, 2014

Artists Selected to Transform Alameda Utility Boxes

ALAMEDA, Calif. – Alameda Municipal Power (AMP) today announced the artists selected to beautify the utility’s transformer boxes in the Park Street business area as part of its Power Box Art project in partnership with the Park Street Business Association and Rhythmix Cultural Works.

Selected artists are: Emily Bonnes, Delena Britnell, Nancy Crookston, Flavia Krasilchik, Clare Rickard, Chris Rummel, Stephen Seche, Jessica Warren, and Wesley Warren. 6-year-old Lars Petersen III was selected in the student category. All artists are Alameda residents.

Artists were chosen by judges Mayor Marie Gilmore, Public Utilities Board president Madeline Deaton, Alameda Sun editor Eric Kos, Alameda artist and Cal State East Bay instructor Dickson Schneider, and Park Street Business Association representative Julie Baron of Julie’s Coffee & Tea Garden. Over 100 submissions were reviewed by the judges.

Each artist’s work reflects ways in which the community can reduce its carbon footprint through renewable power sources, cleaner transportation, recycling and reuse, shopping local, supporting farmers’ markets, or water and energy conservation.

The artwork will be unveiled on the transformers on Friday, September 12. That evening, a celebration at Rhythmix-K Gallery will feature the works of the selected artists along with all of the submissions received. The event is free and open to the public.

To learn more, visit the Alameda Municipal Power website.