County Executive, Art in Public Places Committee Dedicate Artwork

Art in Public Places Committee co-chairman Kenneth Linsner, artist Doris Laughton, Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Rockland Legislator Harriet Cornell

Rockland County Executive Ed Day and the Rockland County Art in Public Places Committee on Wednesday dedicated two new county public artworks in front of Building D and Building A at the Dr. Robert L. Yeager Health Center in Pomona.

“Support for the arts is an investment in Rockland’s economic well-being and quality of life,” Day said. “Public art provides an important venue for Rockland County residents and visitors to appreciate art outside of traditional museum settings.”

The public art is funded through a small surcharge on certain county construction projects and does not involve taxpayer funds.

The steel and enamel sculpture entitled, Candy Splat, by multimedia artist and New City resident Doris Laughton was installed across from Building D at the county office building.

The refurbished wood and concrete bus shelter was originally designed and installed in front of Building A in 1990 by Pomona artist Bill Hochhausen. After falling into disrepair, the shelter was recently restored by Bill Hochhausen.

“Thank you to the Art in Public Places Committee and our talented artists for their contribution to our County,” said County Executive Ed Day. “Our county employees and residents can enjoy the beauty and vibrant colors of the artwork and take cover while waiting for the bus.”