Scottsdale Public Art

Temporary Art

Spring Crossing

Minneapolis-based artist Randy Walker views the existing built environment as a framework for artistic intervention. For Canal Convergence | Spring Equinox the Marshall Way Bridge captured his imagination. Using tens of thousands of feet of solution-dyed acrylic braid and the bridge canopy’s geometry, Walker developed a fiber-based installation that introduces color and line to reveal the empty volume between the bridge and canopy.


Spring Crossing was made with 35 different colors of UV resistant, solution-dyed 13/16”acrylic braid (commercially known as Sunbrella). Part of his proposal for this project included his desire for a second use for this material after his project de-installed.


Scottsdale Public Art is expectantly looking forward to January 8, 2016 for the opening of 11 Miles of Color, a new exhibition in the Gallery @ The Library, Scottsdale Civic Center. Eleven Arizona artists have been chosen to create their own artworks from the acrylic braid fibers repurposed from Randy Walker’s Spring Crossing installation.


Artists of many different disciplines from all over Arizona will be featured: Valerie Fair, Shawn Rost, Sharie Monsam, Amber Doe, Courtney Richter, Francine Kavanaugh, Jeffrey DaCosta, Katherine Leigh Simpson, Kris Manzaneres, Kristin Wolfe, and Sarah Hurwitz.

The opening reception for 11 Miles of Color will be on Thursday, January 14, 2016, from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Please join us, and meet the artists at the opening reception!

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