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How many electrical boxes do you happen by in a day? Have you ever stopped to notice?
The next time you’re at Philip S. Miller Park, you may notice a group of electrical boxes near the Amphitheater, which recently has been transformed into public art through a project by the Town’s Public Art Commission.
The volunteer Commission aims to create community vibrancy with art reflecting the Town’s charm, heritage and beauty. Funding for the Commission’s projects come from the Philip S. Miller Trust Fund – taxpayer dollars are not used.
The recent project builds on two initiatives the Commission undertook last year – developing a Town Council-adopted public art plan, and installing the Town’s first public art wrap on a traffic signal cabinet at Plum Creek Parkway and Perry Street.
Goals in the art plan included commissioning a new project at Miller Park. The Commission earlier this year launched a call for artworks, which could be featured on an art wrap to conceal the large group of electrical boxes at Miller Park.
The Commission selected the artwork “Spirit Buffalo” by Fort Collins artist Linda Fitzgerald for the installation.
Now, instead of seeing a large cluster of gray electrical boxes, visitors to PSM Park are treated to a colorful scene reflective of the Town’s natural beauty. The installation is expected to have a lifespan of up to 10 years.
More information about the Town’s public art pieces and program is available at CRgov.com/publicart.
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