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Commerce City dedicates two new public art pieces

Post Date:01/25/2019 4:47 PM

Commerce City celebrated two new pieces of public art at the newly renovated Eagle Pointe Recreation Center during a dedication ceremony on January 15.

The artwork was created by Colorado artists Lisa Cameron Russell and Reven Marie Swanson. Russell’s stainless steel sculpture called “Community Circle” is 11 feet tall by 11 feet wide and hangs near the entrance to the recreation center. She was inspired by how recreation centers help foster a sense of community and by the Eagle Pointe name.

Swanson’s mobiles, called “Swirling Bird Flight” hang from the ceiling in the recreation center lobby. The mobiles are created from colorful glass art birds. Though similar in shape and size, Swanson was inspired to make each glass bird slightly different to represent the “uniqueness and diversity of the community.”

Like the Bison Ridge Recreation Center, Eagle Pointe will also feature spaces for rotating displays of local artwork. The first exhibition will feature photographs of “People and Places in Commerce City” from local artists in early 2019.

Funding for the pieces was made available through the 1 percent city public art program and the Scientific Cultural Facilities District. Artists were selected through a competitive process identified in the public art master plan. Visit the art at the Eagle Pointe Recreation Center, 6060 E. Parkway Dr.

Community Circle by Lisa Cameron Russell

Swirling Bird Flight by Reven Marie Swanson

 

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