Public Art NEWS
Public Art at Ann Arbor Bridges reconstruction
Proposals and designs for public art at the Ann Arbor Bridges reconstruction were presented to an audience on Friday, June 7th. Four artists were asked to complete design concepts for a site-specific artwork at the location. Volkan Alkanoglu, Sheila Klein, Rebar Group / Matt Passmore and Catherine Widgery presented their designs in-person. The artist presentations were recorded and will be broadcast beginning June 12th on Community Television Network (GovTV).
Now that the artists have presented their designs, AAPAC will be collecting feedback from the community to assist the selection of the final design. A display of the four designs will be in the Larcom City Hall lobby from June 14 to 21.
The full proposals are linked (PDF) below. The artist finalists are:
Volkan Alkanoglu, nominated in 2006 for the Young Architect of the Year Award in the UK and is a faculty member at Southern California Institute of Architecture.
Sheila Klein, a Pacific Northwest artist who designed Underground Girl, a subway station in Hollywood, in 2000, that continues to be recognized as an award winning artwork. http://www.sheilaklein.com/
Rebar Group / Matt Passmore, a California firm, recognized as inventing PARK(ing) Day, a temporary event that transforms metered parking spaces into a park.
Catherine Widgery, a Massachusetts artist who has created several works with public infrastructure, including bridges, and has been recognized multiple times for creating an outstanding public artwork by the Americans for the Arts. http://www.widgery.com/
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