Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Member news from Kathy Dobash
Beauty Flower Poem is surrounded by the past, present and future. The Markle Building contains the decorative floral art nouveau relief patterns and neo-classical revival influences. The Markle Building is known as the first skyscraper in Hazleton. It was built in 1910 with renovations occurring in 1923 and 1928. The future of the current restoration of this structure is important to the revitalization of the Greater Hazleton business community. A century old ceiling was restored. Ms. Dobash created a series of plaster relief sculptures which included saved fragments from the process.Ms. Dobash is willing to loan her art to enhance the work environment for the county employees and citizens to view. This is a collaborative effort between Prothonotary Carolee Medico Olenginski and the artist.Ms. Dobash hopes to promote a positive change within the structure by providing visual art produced by herself and other community pieces created with children from the Southern region of Luzerne County.