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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release April 17, 1997
                      PRESIDENT NAMES EMILY MALINO 

     The President today announces his intent to appoint Emily Malino,

A.S.I.D., to serve as a member of the Commission of Fine Arts.

Emily Malino, of Washington, DC, is Senior Design Consultant for Tobey & Davis, an architecture and design firm. Ms. Malino specializes in interior design for health care and commercial facilities. She is the author of several books on design and the syndicated column Design for Living.

Ms. Malino is a member of the Architectural League of New York, and the American Institute of Architects. She serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the Queens Symphony Orchestra, the Queens Botanical Garden, and The Shakespeare Theatre, and is a member of the governing council of Woodrow Wilson House Museum. She previously served as Chair of the Gracie Mansion Conservancy and as Fellow of the Aspen International Design Conference. She also chaired the legislative and education committees of the American Society of Interior Designers (A.S.I.D.). Ms. Malino is a graduate of Vassar College.

The Commission of Fine Arts is an independent agency comprised of seven members which advises on the location of statues, fountains, and monuments in the public squares, streets and parks of the District of Columbia. With the exception of the Capitol Building and the Library of Congress, statues, fountains, and monuments in the District of Columbia are executed by artists selected by the Commission. In addition, the Commission advises the President and Congress on questions pertaining to public art.