THere was bit of good news this week for The Rippling Wall project at Fire Station 21 in Portland Oregon. It was honored with a Public Arts Network Year in Review award which can be viewed here, by Americans for the Arts, the nation’s leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education. Their budget number is a bit off in their entry, my budget was a fraction of that and the building cost much more so I don’t know where that came from.
This year The Rippling wall was recognized as one of 31 outstanding public arts projects created in 2014 by the Public Art Network (PAN) Year in Review program, the only national program that specifically recognizes the most compelling public art. The works were chosen from more than 300 entries across the country and were presented Americans for the Arts’ 2015 Annual Convention in Chicago.
Check out the other incredible public artwork that was selected here.
This project could not have been done without Kurt Nordquist of Davinci’s Workshop, or Arron Whelton and Whelton Architecture, who designed the building and worked closely with me on my project, a great team. Peggy Kendellen of Portland’s Regional Arts and Culture Council was amazing to work with as well.
Portland Fire and Rescue Chief Erin Janssens, Deputy Chief Marco Benetti, Station Captian Marty Getsch and all the firefighters at the station were great to work with too. Connie Johnson was the project manager with the City of Portland, David Dwyer with Skanska was, the contractor, and Ian Eikanas with KPFF engineered the project.