For Immediate Release
Artist Presentation of Design for Public Art at Rain Garden Installation
Public opportunities to view the art design.
ANN ARBOR, Mich., July 8, 2013 — Artist Joshua Wiener will present his design for a new public artwork to be located at a forthcoming rain garden installation on the corner of Kingsley and First Street. There will be several opportunities for the public to view the design.
The art design will be unveiled at a meeting that will take place on Friday, July 12, at Larcom City Hall, 301 E. Huron, in the City Council chambers. The presentation will begin at noon. The public is welcome to attend and view the presentation of the design.
On Tuesday, July 16, at 10 a.m., the artist will be at the location of the art and rain garden installation —the southeast corner of East Kingsley and South First streets. This will be another opportunity for the public to be introduced to the design and meet the design team for the installation in person. The Ann Arbor Public Art Commission will be hosting an information table at the Ann Arbor Townie Party on Monday, July 15, from 5 to 9:30 p.m. The artist will be in attendance and exhibiting the design.
Wiener is a public artist from Colorado and is an accomplished stone sculptor. His public sculptures can be found in Florida, Washington, Oregon, and Colorado: Durango, Wheat Ridge, Broomfield, Castle Rock, Littleton, Denver, and Longmont. He is currently working on public commissions for San Luis Obispo, Calif.; Oklahoma City, Okla.; and Denver, Littleton, and Boulder, Colo. Visit his website at: www.joshuawiener.com
The Ann Arbor Public Art Commission and the City of Ann Arbor selected the rain garden installation project as a location for public art. A selection panel, with membership that included stakeholders from the neighborhood, reviewed over 20 submissions for the project and selected Joshua Wiener to create artwork for the installation.
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