Monday, February 16, 2009

Onorato orders halt to removal of artworks

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Onorato orders halt to removal of artworks
Monday, February 16, 2009
By Mark Belko, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"The airport is a wake-up call for all of us to preserve the great artwork that exists in this county," the county executive said.
Mr. Onorato said the proposed review committee would include representatives from local arts groups and architectural firms. While the panel would review requests to remove artwork from public facilities, Mr. Onorato made it clear that, as he sees it, such requests would be granted only in rare instances.
"You start with the assumption that the artwork stays. You've got to meet the burden of removal. The idea is to preserve artwork," he said.

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