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11 Miles of Color: Repurposing Spring Crossing

Scottsdale Public Art introduces 11 Miles of Color: Repurposing Spring Crossing on view at the Gallery @ The Library, Scottsdale Civic Center opening Friday, January 8 through Saturday, April 30, 2016.

Through an open call, Scottsdale Public Art and artist Randy Walker selected 11 Arizona artists to take an equal portion of the recovered materials from Walker’s Spring Crossing, a temporary installation made for Canal Convergence │ Spring Equinox in 2014, and create new artworks for the city’s first public art exhibition of 2016.  

Spring Crossing was made with nearly 11 miles of 35 different colors of UV resistant, solution-dyed 13/16” acrylic braided ribbon, commercially known as Sunbrella. As a part of Walker’s proposal, it was his wish to have the materials of Spring Crossing repurposed for a second use after de-installation. Eleven artists of different disciplines from across Arizona were selected: Jeffrey DaCosta, Amber Doe, Valerie Fair, Sarah Hurwitz, Francine Kavanaugh, Kris Manzaneres, Sharie Monsam, Courtney Richter, Shawn Rost, Katherine Leigh Simpson, and Kristin Wolfe.

The artists have transformed their one mile share of the repurposed ribbons through different techniques including weaving, welding and sculpture, and by incorporating a broad range of materials such as paint, beads, resin and clay. The resulting artworks engage the public in a dialogue about art-making, perspective and recycling. 

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