Published Oct. 4, 2012
By Josh Peterson, KVEW TV
Columbia Basin College gets a new piece of art for its newest building on campus.
Educators unveiled a massive sculpture this morning inside the school's Center for Career and Technical Education.
The artwork is called "VELOCITY".
Seattle artist, Virgina Paquette, created the sculpture.
She said it took her about a year and a half to conceptualize and create it.
Paquette says the piece of art is a reflection of the community and the college.
"I'm hoping that there's an initial feeling of beauty and power. That it's appropriate for the space. It feels like it's connected to the space" said Paquette.
The art project was paid for out of the construction budget for the new building.
Washington state law requires that one half of 1% of construction budgets for public buildings are dedicated for art.
The Center for Career and Technical Education opened earlier this year.
Construction on the new building cost $17 million.
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