Artist Andy Dufford of Chevo Studios was selected to create artwork for the new Utility Administration Building at 222 Laporte Ave. Plans include the series of wall reliefs located at the front of the building that are currently being installed. The three walls will highlight images related to one power source (coal, sun, or wind). In each composition, the designs will trace that power source from its origin, following the journey as it is transformed into electricity.
“Upcyclone” by Tim Upham was recently installed in the Vine & Shields Roundabout. It incorporates recycled bike frames, supplied by local businesses, to create a whirlwind of triangles and color. The sculpture was created with help from artists Andrew Bohn, Todd Kundla, and Rick Upham. The swirl of the sculpture will be incorporated into landscape design of the roundabout. The artist also designed fence enhancements that can be seen on the outside edge of the roundabout.
Pianos About Town is a collaborative effort between the Fort Collins Art in Public Places Program and community partners Bohemian Foundation and the Downtown Develoment Authority. This exciting project brings together visual art and music for the public to enjoy. We are currently planning our 6th season! For updates and to share your photos and videos of the pianos in action, please visit us on Facebook.
Help us care for the pianos! If you enjoy playing the pianos, help us protect them by closing the keyboard cover after each use and using the attached tarp to cover the piano in times of bad weather—Thank you!