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Art 2C On Havana

 

2012/2013 Art 2C On Havana Exhibition

Installation of sculptures in the 2012/2013 exhibition will take place the first two weeks of October, 2012.  Here are the sculptures in the exhibition:

  

Pictured above, left to right:

  • "Wellness Globe" by Ivan Kosta of Colorado Springs to be located at the RTD Park & Ride north of Alameda.
  • "Trifecta" by Maureen Hearty of Denver to be located at Havana Machine
  • "Illia" by Nestor Fedak of Wheat Ridge to be located along Garden Drive at The Gardens on Havana

  

Pictured above, left to right:

  • "River Otter" by Fred Lunger of Parker to be located at Mark Vissering State Farm Insurance
  • "Jazz Drummer" by Mary Ann Baker of Mimbres, New Mexico, to be located at Havana Street Station
  • "More--Bow Tie Series #11" by William Mueller of Sedalia to be located at M-Mart

  

Pictured above, left to right:

  • "For Which it Stands" by James Haire of Fort Collins to be located at Autawash
  • "Aspens and Moon" by Reven Swanson of Denver to be located at The Stampede
  • "Aura" by Harold Linke of Evergreen to be located at The Summit Steakhouse

Pictured above:  "Red Radius" by John Wilbar of Pueblo to be located at Havana Exchange in front of Bicycle Village

The Selection Panel for the 2012/2013 Art 2C On Havana:

  • Susan Bruice--AIPP Commissioner
  • Reno Carollo--AIPP Commissioner and artist
  • Laura Noe--AIPP Commissioner
  • Tom Tobiassen--RTD Representative
  • Scott Goldammer--Property Manager of The Gardens on Havana, Miller Realty
  • Paul Suss--Owner of Suss Buick GMC
  • Cheryl Muzaca--Ward IV Neighborhood Representative
  • Collin Bennett--Ward III Neighborhood Representative
  • Gayle Jetchick--Executive Director, Havana Business Improvement District

About ART 2C on Havana
This year-long exhibition is a sculpture-on-the-street project modeled after others around the country, uniting the business community and the arts to attract visitors to the area, refresh streetscapes and create beautiful public gathering spaces.

ART 2C on Havana came to fruition as a combined effort from the City of Aurora Art in Public Places (AIPP) Program and the Havana Business Improvement District (DBA: On Havana Street).

“The Havana Business Improvement District is very excited to be partnering with the city of Aurora's Arts in Public Places Commission on this sculpture art street project,” said Gayle Jetchick, executive director of the Havana Business Improvement District. “The business owners feel this project will go a long way to create a sense of place and serve as another important economic development tool for On Havana Street and the city.”

For the 2012/2013 Exhibition, the Havana Business Improvement District funded the $1000 artist stipends to transport and install artwork along Havana Street and also funded cash awards amounting to $1,000 for People’s Choice, $750 for first place, $500 for second place and $250 for third place.

Aurora’s AIPP Program purchased "Tween" by James Haire to become the first permanent piece in the Art 2C on Havana collection.  "Tween" will be permanently placed adjacent to the rose garden plaza at The Gardens on Havana.

Benefits of Public Art in Our Community
The Colorado community loves public art. We have seen more and more public art displays pop up all around the state in the last several years. Public art really improves the look and feel of an area and is a great tool for bringing people together.

Public art is an asset accessible to all.

  • Contributes to making memorable gathering places
  • Artwork has a positive impact on morale
  • Encourages creative problem solving and innovation
  • Helps create a sense of respect and pride in the community
  • Contributes to lifelong learning

About City of Aurora Art in Public Places (AIPP):  Established at the request of City Council nearly two decades ago, the AIPP program mission is to create great places that contribute to neighborhood vitality and economic development by building and maintaining a collection of quality public art that enriches and engages the community of Aurora.

The AIPP Program has made it possible for locally and nationally renowned artists to enhance the City’s public spaces with works of art ranging from outdoor sculptures and murals to functional works integrated into the architecture. This innovative approach has resulted in a community asset of 240 pieces valued at over $3 million, creating cultural landmarks that serve as cornerstones of the community's identity.

Aurora's Art in Public Places Program provides the city with an opportunity to establish a unique identity and shape the overall aesthetic nature of the community. Public art provides residents and visitors a new way to experience the city, and enhances the quality of life. A well-designed public space boosts real estate values and creates opportunities for local business to thrive, while serving to knit together communities socially. Aurora's public art program clearly creates a bounty of priceless benefits that are integral to the city's architecture, character and community.

For more information about public art in Aurora click here.


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