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Pushing Boundaries: An Out-of-this-world Art Project

20 Apr 2019, 09:30 UTC
Pushing Boundaries: An Out-of-this-world Art Project
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A large-scale campus collaboration is underway to visually pay homage to the significant contributions CU Boulder has made to space exploration. The SpaceTime Underpass project will be a permanent public art installation inside the Regent pedestrian underpass.A team of CU Boulder students, faculty and staff from engineering, art and art history, environmental design and business are collaborating on the project, spearheaded by Martha Russo, an installation artist and CU Boulder art instructor, and led by Denver artist Bruce Price.The Regent underpass is a high-traffic east entrance to a pedestrian path that extends across campus. Every day, 3,000 people use the underpass when the university is in session.“We want the installation to be visually stunning,” Russo said. “It won’t just be a static piece of art. We want people to enter the underpass and be delighted and amazed, and to wonder about all the elements we’ve added.”The project started with a request sent to faculty in the Department of Art and Art History to submit proposals and ideas for installing permanent public art in the underpass. Since Russo is a sculptor practiced at large installation art, and teaches a class about sculpture, installation and public art with students engaging in internships ...

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