News from the City of Blue Springs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: September 10, 2009
CONTACT: Merideth Parrish, Public Information Officer
Art Commission Announces Public Art for Sale
Exhibit artists reduce sculpture prices in hopes to keep artworks in Blue Springs
Blue Springs, Mo. – The Blue Springs Public Art Commission has announced the public art pieces from the Spring/Summer 2009 temporary art exhibit entitled “Serendipity” are now for sale.
Located throughout the hospital campus at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Blue Springs, the “Serendipity” art exhibit will close on September 30, 2009. All six art pieces featured in the exhibit will be available for sale to the public through the end of September.
If purchased, artworks can be donated to the Blue Springs Public Art Commission or to St. Mary’s Medical Center for permanent display or can be relocated at the expense of the purchaser.
The public art pieces for sale include:
1) “The Visit” by Dutch Schulze
Artist’s Requested Sale Price for the Art: $4,500.00 (was $9,000.00)
About the piece: A cast thin craved glass panel with bas-relief image set in a steel frame work and includes interior back lighting. Artwork is approximately 3 feet tall by 21 inches wide by 7 inches thick. View a photo of “The Visit” at www.bluespringsgov.com/serendipity.
2) “From East of Here” by Karl Saliter
Artist’s Requested Sale Price for the Art: $770.00 (was $7,500.00)
About the piece: Base is single piece or stone, with a series of steel rods projecting upwards to the sky with large rocks/stones mounted to the top or end of steel rods. Entire piece is 6 feet long by 1.5 feet wide by approximately 8 feet high. View a photo of “From East of Here” at www.bluespringsgov.com/serendipity.
3) “Tumbleweeds” by Karl Saliter
Artist’s Requested Sale Price for the Art: $1,000.00 each or $2,500.00 for all three
(was $10,000.00 each or $21,000.00 for all three)
About the piece: Three large round forms constructed of steel with rocks on the steel, creating 6 foot diameter open spheres. View a photo of “Tumbleweeds”at www.bluespringsgov.com/serendipity.
4) “Subdued Radiance” by Beth Nybeck
Artist’s Requested Sale Price for the Art: $5,500.00 (was $7,500.00)
About the piece: A large abstract galvanized steel lion measuring 4 feet high by 3 feet wide by 7.5 feet long. View a photo of “Subdued Radiance”at www.bluespringsgov.com/serendipity.
5) “Cranes Bill” by Juniper Tangpuz
Artist’s Requested Sale Price for the Art: $300.00 each or $600 for pair
About the piece: Two sculptures total, composed of stainless steel structures/frames covered with corrugated plastic to create to figures resembling cranes in two different poses. Units are 5.5 feet tall by 2 feet wide by 2 feet long. View a photo of “Cranes Bill”at www.bluespringsgov.com/serendipity.
6) “Mountain Owl’s Clover” by Juniper Tangpuz
Artist’s Requested Sale Price for the Art: $250.00 each (only one available for purchase)
About the piece: Sculpture of three total pieces, each with three owls on limbs. Each owl is approximately 2 feet wide by 2 feet long by 4 feet tall. Composed of steel frames with concrete bases and corrugated plastic materials. View a photo of “Mountain Owl’s Clover” at www.bluespringsgov.com/serendipity.
Deadline for purchase of all public art pieces is Wednesday September 30, 2009 at 5:00 p.m. All pieces can be viewed at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Complete information about the art pieces including photos, maps and descriptions can be found at: www.bluespringsgov.com/serendipity.
Those interested in purchasing public art pieces should contact Roscoe Righter, Director of Parks and Recreation at (816) 228-0187 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. All proceeds from the sale of public art pieces are reserved exclusively for the creating artist(s).
Any purchase made and donated back to the Blue Springs Public Art Commission is classified as a charitable donation thus can be claimed as a tax deduction. Art purchased and donated back to the Art Commission will also have a 10% maintenance fee added to the purchase price. This fee is set up in an established foundation account and would be used to maintain the art in the future. This fee does not pertain to art purchased for personal or corporate use.