Visitors to the Office of the Governor on Capital Hill will soon be able to enjoy viewing the work of local artists, which will be displayed on the walls of the office’s conference room, courtesy of Bridge Capital LLC.
The works on display are part of the Flame Tree Collection of Fine Arts from the Mariana Islands, which grew out of the annual arts competition hosted by Bridge Capital, as a major sponsor of the Flame Tree Arts Festival.
Now in its seventh year, the competition provides local artists with an opportunity to compete for cash prizes and gain exposure by having their work displayed to the public during the three-day festival held every April.
“Art is one of the most important tools we have in preserving and developing the cultural traditions of these beautiful islands,” said John K. Baldwin, CEO of Bridge Capital. “Here at Bridge, we are proud to have one of the largest collections of works from local Mariana artists anywhere in the world. I am very pleased that Gov. [Ralph DLG] Torres personally extended this invitation to us, and happy that these works will be displayed [on Capital Hill], where they will continue to inspire all of us.”
Bridge Capital’s collection includes oil and watercolor paintings as well as traditional wood carvings, sculptures and multimedia pieces. Four works from the collection will be selected each month to be displayed at the Office of the Governor. In addition, many works from the collection are also on permanent display at the offices of Bridge Capital on Micro Beach Road, in Garapan. (PR)