New Art In Running Fox Park
At their January 6th meeting, the Greenwood Village City Council voted to purchase and install a piece of public art in the newly renovated Running Fox Park.The chosen work is “Within Reach” by Sedalia, Colorado artists Laurel Gregory. The process originated with a request from Park, Trails and Recreation Commission member, Ellie Moller, to the Greenwood Village Arts and Humanities Council. The Arts Council then opened a call for artists and received 29 submissions from 18 Colorado based artists. After forming a selection committee, the GVAHC presented the chosen piece to the PTR Commission and then to the City Council for final approval.
“Within Reach” is constructed of lost wax aluminum casting and depicts a playful fox sitting on a perch. The artists says of her work, "My art has always represented my vision and spirit. And if my current bronze sculpture series is any indication, that spirit is a tad whimsical." This whimsy can be seen in "Within Reach". The artwork was installed in May and is ready for you to view in person. The artwork was funded by the City of Greenwood Village’s Arts and Humanities Council.
Greenwood Village Public Art Guide
The City of Greenwood Village views public art as a cultural enrichment for our community. The Public Art Program contributes to the civic pride of Greenwood Village and involves residents in an active dialogue of the arts. We've organized this guide to be a self-guided tour of art at each specific site. Printed copies of the Public Art Guide are available at Greenwood Village City Hall and the Curtis Center for the Arts.
Black Cube Project at the Curtis Center
The Curtis Center for the Arts was selected by Black Cube, a gallery without walls, to participate in their latest project, SHARE. SHARE is a series of 100 small-scale, bronze, sculptural text installations by Mexico City-based artist and Black Cube Fellow, Anuar Maauad. The artworks are installed on building facades throughout the Denver area. Each sculptural phrase mimics the thick, geometric, slab serif font and gold coloring of the iconic Trump Tower sign. Maauad’s series of text installations are approachable in scale and relay an uplifting message: “To share is precious, pure, and fair.” The phrase is a lyric from “I Want You” by American singer and songwriter Marvin Gaye. In doing so, the artist subtly transforms an icon synonymous with power into an artwork that symbolizes kindness. By engaging numerous public sites throughout the community and encouraging members of the community to disseminate a positive anecdote, the artist is literally acting out the message of his work. The artwork at the Curtis Center for the Arts can be found on the north side of the building. More information can be found at www.blackcube.art.