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Interactive art installation going up at Artpark

by jmaloni
Sat, Jun 16th 2012 01:30 am

Local artist Jesse Walp and his team have been hard at work creating an interactive art installation geared toward children and nature lovers. The installation will consist of many different elements designed to represent topographic features and history of the Artpark grounds. Interactive elements include bridges, windmills, sculptural seating, an earth mound, a sundial, and large pod-like huts, which stand at 15 feet tall.

The installation is located in the picnic grove next to Scott Burton's "A Picnic Table and Four Benches" (1983) concrete installation in between the lower park information center and the Artpark Gallery.

Artpark Director of Visual Arts and Family Programs Tanis Winslow said, "We are so happy to have a working artist in the park, bringing Artpark back to its roots as a place for visual artists to create in a natural setting. Jesse and his team are doing a great job and we can't wait for people to come check out the complete installation."

Visitors are welcome to come to Artpark to view the construction of the installation over the weekend. Construction is expected to be completed by Monday, June 18.

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