Blue Springs, Mo. – The Blue Springs Public Art Commission, together with the Adams Pointe Conference Center will host a dedication ceremony for the 2014 temporary public art exhibit, “Voices” on Tuesday, June 17. The event begins with a pre-program reception at 6 p.m. at the Adams Pointe Conference Center, 1400 Coronado Drive. The dedication program will follow promptly at 6:30 p.m. The event is free of charge and open to the public.
“Voices” is a temporary art exhibit consisting four original artworks placed throughout the Adams Pointe Conference Center campus. The sculptures were commissioned by the Blue Springs Public Art Commission as part of its ongoing program to bring art to the community.
“We believe this program not only adds beauty to the community, but also helps us build our identity,” says Eleanor Frasier, chair of the commission. “Often these works are purchased by individuals or groups in the area and remain in Blue Springs for all residents to enjoy.”
The exhibit, which will be on display and open to the public through September 30, 2014, was designed to capture the meaning found in the word Voices.
“New this year is a Peoples Choice Survey,” said Frasier, “We really wanted to engage the community and find out which piece was their favorite from this year’s exhibit.” The survey can be found on the City’s Web site by visiting www.bluepsringsgov.com/voices.
“This is a great program for our community and we’re excited to be a part of it,” says Bill Essmann, general manager for the Courtyard by Marriott Hotel & Adams Pointe Conference Center. “Adams Pointe Conference Center provides a beautiful platform for showcasing public art right here in our community.”
About the Artwork Selection Process
The Public Art Commission developed and organized the exhibit in which four finalists were chosen from a wide call to artists to participate in the project. Artists were given a small fee to deliver and install their works at the selected site, Adams Pointe Conference Center. The works are the properties of the artists and are only displayed for six months before being removed. Each sculpture is for sale and inquiries can be made through the Parks & Recreation Department, (816) 228-0110.
For more information about the ceremony or to view the “Voices” artworks, visit www.bluespringsgov.com/voices.