Thursday, April 2, 2009
11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Hennepin County Library - Central, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis
Doty Board Room, second floor in the Library's main commons area
After an extensive, nationwide call for artists that began last fall, a Public Art Steering Committee formed by the Minnesota Ballpark Authority and its project partners, Hennepin County and Northstar Commuter Rail, has selected artists for two public art projects to be installed at Target Field in downtown Minneapolis. The Northstar Commuter Rail station will be adjacent to Target Field. The artists will be present at an April 2 Open House to unveil their design plans and take questions from the public.
The Committee has selected St. Paul muralist Craig David and Phoenix artist Al Price from a pool of 84 applicants. David will create murals for the Fifth Street panels along the ballpark's northeast exterior, while Price will design and install a large-scale sculpture inside the ballpark transit station's vertical circulation building. Past work can be seen on the artists' web sites at artdavidii.com and alpricestudio.com.
Minnesota Ballpark Authority Commissioner Barb Sykora chairs the 11-member Public Art Steering Committee. Committee members include representatives of the Twins, Hennepin County, Metro Transit, Nortstar Commuter Rail Line, the Minneapolis Arts Commission, the Warehouse District Business Association and the Near North Community. City of Minneapolis Public Arts Administrator Mary Altman is providing technical assistance to the committee.
Phoenix Artist Al Price's Drawings