Six cities across the Phoenix metropolitan area—Chandler, Glendale, Peoria, Phoenix, Scottsdale and Tempe— issued a collective call for artists as part of the IN FLUX initiative in its newest cycle of creating temporary public artworks in a wide variety of locations throughout the Valley. The locations range from art centers, libraries and government buildings, to public plazas and plinths. The artworks from Cycle 8's cohort of artists vary in material, size and style for an exciting range of site-specific experiences.
The work will be on public display for one year, beginning in April 2019. For those who want an early viewing, guided tours will take place on April 27, 2019, as part of International Sculpture Day festivities.
There will be two scheduled tours with each tour visiting a different set of destinations:
The 9 a.m. tour will visit Phoenix, Glendale and Peoria:
Phoenix – Daniel Funkhouser & Christy Puetz | Burton Barr Central Library
Glendale – Mary Shindell | Glendale City Hall
Peoria – Eliza Weber | Main Library; Bobby Zokaites' | Sunrise Mountain Library
The 1 p.m. tour will visit Scottsdale, Chandler and Tempe
Scottsdale – Christine Cassano | NE corner of Scottsdale & Oak St.; Min Kyu Kim | NE of Scottsdale &
Roosevelt St.; and Steven Torres | Via Linda just east of the 101/Pima Freeway
Chandler – Pete Goldlust | SE corner of Arizona Ave. & Boston St.
Tempe – Kyllan Maney | Edna Vihel Art Center
Tickets are $15 for each tour, $25 for both. The tours will depart from Park Central, 3121 N. Central Ave. with midday picnic lunch options in the shaded breezeway pavilion. “Hip Historian” Marshall Shore will emcee the tour shuttles while relaying some lesser-known tales and and tidbits of local lore pertinent to the routes.
For more details about this multi-city initiative, please visit INFLUXAZ.com.