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BernCo Announces Asian American Monument Public Art Sculpture Finalists’ Presentations

09/27/2017
12:34 PM
Larry Gallegos, O (505) 468-1273, C (505) 228-6668 - lagallegos@bernco.gov

Bernalillo County – The Asian American Monument Committee is preparing for a monument that will be located on the west side of the Second Judicial District Courthouse at 400 Lomas Blvd NW.

Two artists were selected from a nationwide call for artists for an Asian American Monument in honor of the Landmark ruling in the civil rights case, Territory v Yee Shun. (1882).

The artists: Shan Shan Sheng and Carl Cheng will be presenting their final designs on Tuesday, Oct. 3 at the Second Judicial District Courthouse, 400 Lomas Blvd NW, in the 4th Floor Atrium.

The public is invited to view the presentations. Cell phones, cameras, laptops, etc. are not allowed in the courthouse. Please leave those items in your vehicles.

1:30-2:15 p.m. Carl Cheng

2:30-3:15 p.m. Shan Shan Sheng

One finalist will be selected and awarded the commission.

This monument also honors the citizens and the legal system of New Mexico which recognizes that “justice and liberty for all” is a principle for all ages and people.

The sculpture should reflect the tenacity of the human spirit and speak to all people.

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About Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 674,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county. Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $590 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff and treasurer.

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