‘Tenth Year of Pubic Art’ celebration to conclude with Newly Commissioned Art

go to link The City of Roanoke and the Roanoke Arts Commission announce the selection of Stephen Fairfield of St. David, AZ, to create a special work of art celebrating 10 years of public art in Roanoke. The piece, titled Global Harmony, will be placed in Entranceway Park at 114 Wells Ave. NW. The city issued a Request for Qualifications seeking an artist or artist team to design artwork that would reflect the inclusivity and diversity of the population of the City of Roanoke. Fairfield was selected out of four finalists who presented proposals.

follow link The selection panel was made up of Roanoke Arts Commission members, arts professionals, city staff, community members, and a representative of the Gainsboro neighborhood. Fairfield’s work was selected because it best fit the specifications established for the art. He explained his artwork as follows: “Global Harmony will symbolize the role that human diversity plays in lifting up and supporting the world in which we live. Visually it is intended to be a placemaking iconic gateway to downtown Roanoke.”

source Global Harmony consists of a 17-foot-high forearm and hand projecting from the earth. The fingers of the hand point upward and hold a mirror finish stainless steel globe with the earth’s continents etched into it. The arm will be encircled with a ribbon of colorful hands and the globe will reflect the surroundings on its surface. Lighting installed below the hand and projecting onto the entire sculpture will make it a welcoming beacon at night.

lasix iv bolus The project is funded through a one-time allocation that recognizes the 10th year of the City of Roanoke’s formal Public Art Program. Fairfield will be paid $42,000 for his work, and the infrastructure work to prepare the site will be performed by city staff. Installation will be completed in October 2018, marking 10 years from the installation of In My Hands at the Berglund Center, the city’s first commissioned piece under its Percent for Art Program.

omprare viagra generico 50 mg consegna rapida a Roma For further information, contact Susan Jennings, Arts and Culture Coordinator, at susan.jennings@roanokeva.gov or 540-853-5652. A color rendering of Global Harmony can be accessed using this link.