New Public Art in Emeryville
Grand Opening Celebration
Saturday, November 13, 2004, 4-7 pm
Powell Street Undercrossing of Interstate 80 at the Powell Street
/ Emeryville Exit
With sponsorship of the City of Emeryville and its Public Arts Committee,
the artist team of M. Louise Stanley, Vickie Jo Sowell and Jeremy
Hamm have transformed the city's Powell Street Undercrossing into
a larger than life tableau featuring the citizens of Emeryville.
Brightly painted steel figures are lit against a sky blue
wall projecting dramatic silhouettes. In the reversal
of an arcade game, cars drive through the space while figures appear
and re-appear behind columns along the pedestrian walk-way between
the Marina and city of Emeryville. Emeryville citizens
featured include a policeman with bicycle, a couple referring to
their map, a runner with his dog, a father and daughter, and even
a cameo appearance by Stanley as—what else?—the artist.
Please join the artists and friends for an illuminating walk within
the recently completed installation. Events begin at 4 pm,
Saturday, November 13, 2004.
Nationally recognized Painter M.
Louise Stanley, is known for her humorously quirky allegories
and spoofs on the human condition. For "Neighborhood
Convergence" she has designed "larger than life"
caricatures honoring the citizens of Emeryville. Her work
is in the permanent collections of the San
Jose Museum of Art, Oakland Museum, Triton Museum of Art. In
addition to exhibiting, teaching and lecturing nationally, she leads
an annual "Art
Lover's Tour" to Italy for artists and scholars.
Metal sculptor Vickie Jo Sowell, has created public
art for many communities including projects for the cities of
Oakland, Dublin, Emeryville, Concord and an upcoming 80 foot fence
for the city of Richmond. Her community garden, "Big
Daddy's Rejuvenating Public Garden and Sculpture Park",
graces the W. Macarthur exit of Highway 580 E. Sowell has
twenty years of studio experience and has taught welding for more
than a decade.
Lighting designer Jeremy Hamm, has created dramatic lighting
for the stage, museums and restaurants for more than twenty five
years. His credits include the entry for the Outer Bay
Wing of the Monterey Bay Aquarium and Bucci's Café in Emeryville.
He currently teaches stage and lighting design at Las Positas
Pedestrian walk-ways on either side of Powell Street (from Denny's
and Powell Street Plaza (west) and Emeryville Marina (east). Site
is wheelchair accessible.
For additional information or a studio preview contact:
M. Louise Stanley Ph (510) 658-8468 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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