In celebration of their 20th anniversary, Winter Park-based business honors City’s artistic cultural heritage.
WINTER PARK, FL – (February 17, 2016) – Employment Technologies, the pioneer and world’s leading developer of employment simulations, has culminated a year-long 20th anniversary celebration with the donation of two original oil paintings showcasing Shady Park at Hannibal Square and its iconic Molecular Dog sculpture.
“Winter Park has provided Employment Technologies with an ideal environment for the growth of our business,” said Joseph Sefcik, Jr., co-founder and president of the company. “In the spirit of providing a symbol of gratitude to the City, and the creative spirit that the City promotes for all who visit and live in Winter Park, we felt that the gift of art would serve as an appropriate and lasting symbol of our thanks.”
The two original oil paintings were commissioned by Employment Technologies especially for the City of Winter Park.
Both paintings were created by North Carolina landscape artist, Belva Sefcik, whose water and still life scenes have earned acclaim throughout the Southeast. Ms. Sefcik has been a landscape artist for more than 30 years. She is the sister-in-law of Employment Technologies co-founder, Joseph Sefcik.
One painting visualizes Shady Park, identified by its Hannibal Square obelisk at the corner of New England and Pennsylvania Avenues. The other painting focuses on a sculpture in the park, a five-foot tall, eight-foot long bronze statue created by Miami artist Robert Chambers. A playful blend of science and art, the sculpture depicts a three-carbon molecule that is shaped like a dog.
The Winter Park Public Art Advisory Board (PAAB), whose members serve Winter Park to enhance the City’s artistic and cultural personality, provided direction for the selection of the setting. “Shady Park and the Molecular Dog provide Winter Park with a pair of symbols illustrative of contemporary growth within the city, as well as a futuristic 21st century icon,” noted PAAB chairperson Susan Battaglia.
The two original paintings will be displayed in prominent publicly accessible viewing locations in Winter Park with the exact locations to be announced some time later during the first quarter of this year.
Employment Technologies’ art donation concludes a year-long series of 20th anniversary company activities and recognition that have included:
- Launch of a new brand and company logo
- Introduction of a new website
- Congratulatory letters acknowledging the company’s 20th anniversary from President Barack Obama; both United States Senators from Florida, Sen. Marco Rubio and Bill Nelson; and Florida Governor Rick Scott
About Employment Technologies:
Employment Technologies is the pioneer and world’s leading developer of simulation-based talent prediction systems. A five-time national “Top HR Product of the Year” award winner, Employment Technologies’ EASy Simulations are proven to predict top performers, cut turnover, and accelerate performance. EASy Simulations are designed for a variety of industries, including financial services, hospitality, attractions, retail, contact centers, insurance, sales, workplace readiness, and more.