Another summer is almost upon us here in the desert...but it has been a very cool spring...so perhaps that'll mean good things for my cooling bill over the next few months.
I'm getting caught up after another busy semester or two...and wanted to share some great news that I hadn't posted here yet.
|Photo of David Higley, Ashley Bernnardo, and Jephyr's Public Art Sculpture in the City of Tempe|
Last year I took a sculpture class at Mesa Community College (MCC) and our instructor,
Sandra Luehrsen, made an announcement that the platForm Public Art Installation Program was looking for student proposals.
So I partnered with two other students from that class, David Higley and Ashley Bennardo, and we created a sculpture design and submitted a proposal for it.
|Photo of David Higley, Ashley Bernnardo, and Jephyr's |
Public Art Sculpture in the City of Tempe
platFORM is described on the City of Tempe website as "a public art program in partnership with the Cities of Tempe, Chandler, Scottsdale, and Surprise that gives currently-enrolled Arizona student-artists the opportunity to create artwork for temporary showcase in public places.
platFORM aims to prepare emerging artists for future public art opportunities and to gain a wider exposure for their work"
Our proposal was accepted by the City of Tempe, and we were given and we were given a $3,000.00 Grant. David Higley oversaw construction of our design during the summer of 2015.
The completed sculpture was installed September 2015 at the new Bike Corral at the Tempe Beach Park on the corner of Mill Avenue and Rio Salado Parkway near ASU, and will be in place through September 2016.
You can read more about our project and see additional photos of it here:
City Of Tempe - Website Info On Our platFORM Installation
MCC's Newspaper ran a news release about our platFORM sculpture as well and you can see that here:
MCC - Mesa Legend Newspaper Article
The sculpture is 8’ Tall - On a 30 x 30” triangular base and is made from Dyed Concrete, Glass, Steel, with LED Lights and Solar Panels to power it after the sun goes down.
If you live in the area...please stop by and check it out....and if you do please let me know in the comments below.
Thanks as always for stopping by!
See you soon!