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Hancock College debuts interactive online map highlighting campus art projects

Hancock College online art map
New interactive Hancock College art map

SANTA MARIA, Calif. -- Allan Hancock College has debuted a new interactive online map that allows users to view artwork displayed at its Santa Maria campus and Lompoc Valley Center.

people didn't know where the artworks were or they didn't know much information about them." said Lauren Milbourne, Art of Campus Co-Chair. "We came up with the idea to create an interactive map, where people can go to the website, open this map, move their cursor all around, and have information about the artworks pop up, and then when they're walking around campus they are more informed about the different types of art that they're seeing."

The new map was created by Hancock's Art on Campus Committee in partnership with the school's Information Technology Services Department.  

"Hancock’s campuses feature a myriad of wonderful public art created by many talented artists,” said Hancock Fine Arts Department Chair and instructor John Hood. “This interactive map is just another way to share these works with the public and remind them that this fantastic art is all around them."

The map features 15 displays of artwork in a variety of mediums including murals, paintings, sculptures, and ceramics.

Users are able to click on the map to view a photo of the art and learn more about the piece and the artist who created it.  

"It's so simple to use the map. If you ever come onto our Santa Maria campus or our Lompoc Valley Center, they are big campuses that are spread apart and here is art spread all over the place," said Milbourne. "These interactive maps are like a one-stop shop. You can go on. You can move your cursor around. You can see all the art that we have available to the community right in one spot."

Many of the art projects that are included on the new online map were created by current and former Hancock College students and staff. 

To view the new online art map, click here.

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