Public Art

5:28pm

Wed July 9, 2014
City Visions: July 14, 2014

City Visions: Coit Tower, restored

California (detail), Maxine Albro, 1934
Image courtesy of Architectural Resources Group

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. 

Guests:

Cassandra Costello, Property Manager, San Francisco Recreation and Park Department

Tom DeCaigny, Director of Cultural Affairs, San Francisco Arts Commission

David Wessel, Principal, Architectural Resources Group

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5:52pm

Tue March 5, 2013
Arts & Culture

New art installation lights up Bay Bridge's Western span

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.

A new installation called “The Bay Lights” launches with 25,000 LEDs lighting up all the cables across the Western span of the Bridge, transforming it into an illuminated sculpture inspired by the surrounding environment.

Sculptor Leo Villareal is the project’s light artist, but Ben Davis is the man who came up with the idea for the installation.

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6:59pm

Mon December 3, 2012
Arts & Culture

Finding artistic inspiration in your fellow commuter

Local painter Brett Amory’s series “Waiting” is inspired by the Bay Area’s commuters.
Brett Amory

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.

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