Hancock artist-professor’s art installation to light up Betteravia Government Center

A new art installation by Hancock College design professor and artist Nancy Jo Ward is expected to light up the Betteravia Government Center this summer in a whole new way.

“Valley of Lights” was chosen for installation out of several submissions from faculty in the college’s Fine Arts Department, and will be installed through a collaboration between the college, the city of Santa Maria, and the Santa Barbara Office of Arts and Culture.

According to Ward, the installation includes seven metal tree-like structures adorned with different-colored translucent leaves made from solar-powered LED lights, simultaneously emphasizing the surrounding architecture and the community’s relationship to the Santa Maria Valley’s natural resources. Read more…

Share this Article: