The City of Boise, in partnership with the McCord Family, who is providing funding, is commissioning an artwork for the Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center. The work will represent “earth” and will join two other public artworks at the Center that represent “air” and “fire.” The public is invited to comment on proposals by four Idaho artist teams, who were chosen through a public process by a selection panel of stakeholders. The finalists are Mike Landa, Leslie Dixon, Daniel Borup and the team of Marianne Konvalinka and Lynn Fraley. The panel will take public comment into account prior to making their final decision regarding which project to commission. Comments will be collected until July 29th. You may leave your public comments here, on our blog site, or see the proposals in person at Foothills Learning Center in Hulls Gulch, at the end of 8th Street. For more information about the Center, go here http://bee.cityofboise.org/foothills/.
LYNN FRALEY AND MARIANNE KONVALINKA
Across This Earth
DANIEL E. BORUP
Boise City’s public art collection of over ninety works can be found on downtown plazas and streets and in public facilities such as City Hall, Boise Airport, parks and Public Library branches. 1.4% of all eligible Boise City capital projects are set aside to invest in site-specific artwork, with all artworks chosen through a democratic selection process. Public art invigorates residential and commercial zones, developing new places of beauty and interest and adding to civic vitality.
For Questions on this and other public artworks in Boise, Idaho please contact Karen Bubb (firstname.lastname@example.org).