PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- On February 2, FMC Corporation (FMC) and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) launched the FMC | PAFA Art Initiative, a unique community partnership that is designed to promote culture and the arts through a series of programs and events. The first exhibition, entitled Way of Light, features student artwork prominently displayed on several floors of FMC's new headquarters at FMC Tower.
"Bringing art into the building is not only beautiful and decorative, but it creates a stimulating workplace for all of our employees," said Mark Douglas, president of Agricultural Solutions. "Art has a transformative power that can enable creativity to flourish and therefore provide an invaluable quality for people regardless of occupation or discipline."
According to David R. Brigham, PAFA president and CEO, the partnership is PAFA's first ever of this scale. The FMC | PAFA Art Initiative is an opportunity "to encourage the promotion, expansion and application of opportunities for the art community," said Brigham. "I'm thrilled to see this vision come to life for our artists." Liza Samuel, PAFA student and art curator of the Way of Light exhibition, echoed David's comments when introducing the event: "This partnership allows me and other PAFA students to showcase our work in a different environment. I look forward to working with you all, and I hope that our work will have a lasting, positive impact."
Throughout the year, the initiative will include opportunities to meet the artists, student scholarships, best-of-show selection events with employees, artwork purchase options, and similar programs and events.
About the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
Founded in 1805, the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) is America's first school and museum of fine arts. A recipient of the 2005 National Medal of Arts, PAFA is a recognized leader in fine arts education with a world-class permanent collection of American art.
For more than a century, FMC Corporation has served the global agricultural, industrial and consumer markets with innovative solutions, applications and quality products. Revenue totaled approximately $3.3 billion in 2016. FMC employs approximately 6,000 people throughout the world and operates its businesses in three segments: FMC Agricultural Solutions, FMC Health and Nutrition and FMC Lithium. For more information, visit www.FMC.com.
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