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New Art Installation in Downtown Renton

July 24, 2015

For more information contact:
John W. Collum,
Community Development Project Manager, 425-430-6589
Preeti Shridhar, Deputy Public Affairs Administrator 425-430-6569

Renton High School Student’s Art Displayed Utilizing Film on City Utility Box

RENTON: A new public art installation in downtown Renton has turned a city utility box into a vivid display of color and geometric shapes. “Chroma,” the artwork of Jason Vo, a recent Renton High School graduate, was selected from 13 designs submitted by students in the Renton High School Video Production and Visual Communications program. His design was favored for its array of colors, ability to capture the attention of by both drivers and pedestrians, and its overall simplicity. Vo’s inspiration for the design was the diverse community that makes up Renton High School, as represented through the artwork’s variety of colors and utilizing diamond shapes to symbolize that each race is a treasure. The artwork’s colors also represent the three high schools in the Renton School District.

Designed to beautify the downtown area, the utility box is located at South 3rd Street and Burnett Avenue South. The material in which it is wrapped is a new technology developed for beautification and graffiti-proof applications produced and installed by TrafficWrapz (www.TrafficWrapz.com). The project was funded by the Renton Community Marketing Campaign, which was launched in 1997. Its mission is to collectively market the Renton community to recruit quality companies and diversify Renton's employment base. For this project, the campaign members are helping to improve the downtown area as a destination for the arts. For more information about “Chroma,” please visit www.RentonDowntown.com/Arts.