The City of Palo Alto's Public Art Program has received three awards from the nonprofit Americans for the Arts (through its Public Art Network Year in Review program), which this week honored 49 works of public art created in 2016 from across the nation.
Susan Narduli's "Conversation," Aaron Lee Benson's "Running Wall" and "Tabula" by Charles Gadeken and D.V. Rogers, all of which originated as part of the City of Palo Alto's "percent for public art" program, were among those honored, selected by a jury from 325 entries.
"Conversation," located in the lobby of city hall, is an interactive, digital work that allows the public to post comments and images. The rippling wooden bench and sculpture "Running Wall" was installed in King Plaza for six months starting last autumn. "Tabula," installed at installed at 385 Sherman Ave., is a light installation that displays seismic data from the United States Geological Survey
"Three out of 49 is quite an impressive accomplishment, and is a testament to this city's and community's enthusiastic support for art in public places. We hope to continue this standard of achievement," City Manager James Keene was quoted as saying in a press release by the city.
All of the year's recognized artworks can be viewed at the Public Art Network website.