Public Art http://kalw.org en City Visions: Coit Tower, restored http://kalw.org/post/city-visions-coit-tower-restored <p>City Visions July 14, 2014: What are the stories behind the newly completed restoration of Coit Tower and its famed murals? City Visions host Joseph Pace speaks with the architect, conservator and city officials responsible for the $1.7 million project, and explores the monument’s artistic, historical and social significance in San Francisco.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guests:</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cassandra Costello, Property Manager, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department</span></p> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 00:28:45 +0000 City Visions 46348 at http://kalw.org City Visions: Coit Tower, restored New art installation lights up Bay Bridge's Western span http://kalw.org/post/new-art-installation-lights-bay-bridges-western-span <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">San Francisco is globally famous for being home to the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, but tonight it’s the Bay Bridge that’s making international headlines.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A new installation called “The Bay Lights” launches with 25,000 </span>LEDs<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> lighting up all the cables across the Western span of the Bridge, transforming it into an illuminated sculpture inspired by the surrounding environment.</span></p> Wed, 06 Mar 2013 01:52:18 +0000 News Producer 23979 at http://kalw.org New art installation lights up Bay Bridge's Western span Finding artistic inspiration in your fellow commuter http://kalw.org/post/finding-artistic-inspiration-your-fellow-commuter <p>Time spent riding BART or Muni can be one of the least inspiring parts of a parson's day. It’s a time spent mostly waiting to be somewhere else. Commuters with headphones snaked from ear to ear, eyes focused on smartphones and iPads, or on the pages of books and newspapers. On the train, it’s sometimes too loud to talk to anyone, even when you want to.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2012 02:59:38 +0000 Julie Caine 20133 at http://kalw.org Finding artistic inspiration in your fellow commuter