Lockman artworks are stored for time being

By Lariena Nokes

Lariena Nokes/Collegian - A Lockman Hall corridor, prior to recent remodeling.
Lariena Nokes/Collegian - A Lockman Hall corridor, prior to recent remodeling.

Redecorating Lockman Hall involves new paint, updated colors, and fresh warm neutral colors on the walls.

The process of updating Lockman included taking down the collection of framed art works and commerative prints from past events.

Don Rose, director of facilities at Hutchinson Community College is one of the many officials with a hand in making this project happen.

The contractors took all the art down, but it is not gone forever.

“They are right here in my office,” Rose said.

Many of these prints and framed works have artistic value that is unchanged by age. What will happen to those?

“Stringer Fine Arts has spoken for 13 items and 19 are unclaimed,” Rose said.

Some of the art pieces are available to be displayed in departments on campus.

“If a school department would like to have and display them, I would be happy to work with them,” Rose said.

Redecorating a space is a process of balancing a building’s heritage and making room for new growth and accomplishments. This project has entered a phase of true improvement.

There currently are many blank walls in the repainted halls. New art is on the way to bring enjoyment and color to the halls as students walk by.

“That is all going to be generated by Dennis Stoekline, with marketing,” Rose said “When they bring in the decorations they will be safely affixed to the walls.”

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