ARTIST RUTH MANSMITH DONATES, INSTALLS "UNITED" AT CITY HALL
Mayor Muoio and Chairman Growick have made an ongoing commitment to advancing art and artists through the Art in Public Places Program.
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (May 29, 2018) – Ruth Mansmith’s art installation titled “United” will be on permanent display in the Mayor’s Office at West Palm Beach City Hall as a part of the West Palm Beach Art in Public Places program. Mayor Jeri Muoio and West Palm Beach Art in Public Places Chairman, Phil Growick, joined Mansmith to unveil her contribution to the City’s growing art collection during a ceremony at City Hall on Tuesday, May 29, 2018.
Mayor Muoio and Chairman Growick have made an ongoing commitment to advancing art and artists through the Art in Public Places Program (AiPP), making West Palm Beach the cultural and artistic heartbeat of the Palm Beaches. “United” is an original acrylic on canvas painting measuring 60”x36”.
“’United’ represents one of the greatest characteristics of West Palm Beach: our diversity,” said Mansmith. “As a native resident, I captured the vivid colors of the landscapes, the vibrant pulse of the neighborhoods, and the vital heartbeat of the people. ‘United’ harnesses our diversity through impressionism. It articulates that we are not defined by a single brush stroke or pattern or palette, but rather by the continuous outpouring of ideas, dreams and values.”
During the ceremony, Mayor Muoio expressed her heartfelt appreciation to the artist and her admiration of “United”. “We are so grateful to Ruth Mansmith for this dynamic piece of art,” said Muoio. “Not only does it enliven the walls of City Hall, but also it conveys a very powerful message that I believe will really resonate with our City.”
Ruth Mansmith is a South Florida artist residing in Wellington, Florida. Mansmith was born in West Palm Beach and graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and a Master of Science degree from California College of Health Science. Ms. Mansmith has working studios in both Wellington, Florida and Chicago, Illinois.
For more information about the artist, please visit: http://www.ruthmansmithfineart.com.