Susan Dannenfelser and Kirk Beck, World Tree of Life, 2007, high-fired ceramic, slate, glass and concrete/steel structure.
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Established in 1994 by Alameda County’s “2% for Art” Ordinance, the Public Art Program provides for public art elements connected to capital improvement projects undertaken by Alameda County. The unique artworks are created by professional artists and are integrated into the design of the structure or landscaping, or are in proximity to the project, in any number of treatments and media. Artwork is purchased or commissioned through an open competitive process. A separate call for artists is issued for each project. The Arts Commission administers the Public Art Program with guidance from the Public Art Advisory Committee, a body of nine citizens appointed by the Arts Commission.

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Susan Dannenfelser and Kirk Beck, World Tree of Life, 2007, high-fired ceramic, slate, glass and concrete/steel structure. Located at the Alameda County Juvenile Justice Center. This artwork was funded through Alameda County’s “2% for Art” public art ordinance. Photo: Sibila Savage.

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