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Artists sought for statues honoring Mink, Inouye

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 4:11 a.m. HST, Jul 30, 2013

The Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and Arts is putting out an international call for artists to create art in honor of the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye and U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink.

The foundation says the state Legislature passed a measure to commission sculptures honoring Inouye and Mink to go near the state Capitol. The Legislature instructed that $250,000 be spent for each work.

Mink died in Honolulu in 2002. She was 74. Inouye died in December in Washington, D.C. He was 82.

The foundation says art honoring the two longtime leaders will be the most anticipated and scrutinized pieces ever commissioned in Hawaii, in line with historic statues of icons such as King Kamehameha, St. Damien and Duke Kahanamoku.

The application deadline is Aug. 26.

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