Two new public art pieces are now on display for all to enjoy in Madison. The one-of-a-kind artistic creations stand tall at Madison’s Town Park and the Fifth Street Community Garden.
Madison’s Public Arts Commission (PAC) oversaw the installation of each art piece after choosing which regional artists to work with on the project.
“The PAC is moving forward on its mission to celebrate the city of Madison with original and dynamic works of art,” said Clare Wolfe, chair of the PAC. “Both of these magnificent pieces were selected from our Call to Artists proposal recently sent to hundreds of working artists in the region.”
The “Light Cone,” a red and blue steel art piece created by Hanna Jubran, was erected in Madison’s Town Park this week. According to Jubran, her artwork “depicts celestial motion in nature, expressing the universe from the micro to the macro.”
The “Red Digital Gate,” a red steel piece created by Jim Gallucci, was also recently unveiled at the Fifth Street Community Garden’s grand opening. “It highlights and challenges the computing age with brilliant bytes of information coming and going.”
The PAC, founded in 2017, has been working to bring unique public art pieces to popular locations throughout the city of Madison, in an effort to enhance both local culture and tourism appeal.
“Public Art is intended to be a community conversation. Both pieces chosen are made of steel, yet they are expansive and welcoming in their reach. They invite viewers to peer through the finite, and consider a variety of perspectives. And that is a relevant and timely message to all of us, indeed. They also offer the viewer an opportunity to consider form and light,” said Wolfe.
“The PAC believes in the power of public art to be a moment of connection, possibility and reflection.”
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