“Dear Sayaka, Greg & Steve,
The Arts Commission of Greater Toledo (ACGT) would like to take a moment to thank you for your professionalism and the quality of work that you have created for the Huntington Center. We have already received a good deal of positive feedback about RE-surgence and know that it will continue to be enjoyed for many years to come. It is an outstanding piece and is clearly accessible to a broad spectrum of people on a variety of levels. Beyond its immediate impact on the arena and its visitors, RE-surgence adds to the overall aesthetic and cultural identity of Toledo. Working in unison with the rest of the collection, it helps create a unique experience that elevates the quality of life for our citizens and creates a strong impression on our city’s visitors.
Additionally, your involvement on this commission has added to the momentum that is building in our creative community The level of professionalism that the three of you exhibited throughout this project sets a strong positive example for our local artists. Knowing that opportunities exist in our community and that local artists are taking advantage of them, helps create the confidence that is necessary to build and sustain a creative culture. Your example will (and most likely has already) inspire others to continue taking steps forward and challenging themselves.
Again, we would like to express our gratitude for your hard work and dedication to the project. The ACGT is proud of this public artwork and the fact that it was created by talented artists with strong ties to the local community. We enjoyed working with you on this project and look forward to the possibility of working with you in the future.”
– Best Regards,
Dan H.; Art in Public Places Coordinator
Marc F.; Executive Director
The plastics exhibit opened on Saturday. I just was down there this morning, and saw for the first time the exhibit as a whole. It’s beautiful!! Your pieces are the highlight. My personal favorite is the albatross. One woman said that the art opens her heart in a way that our usual graphics do not.”
Gail S.; Image Researcher & Archivist