City Hall Art Selection
The Cherry Hills Village Art Commission (CHVAC) has begun the process of looking for a permanent piece of art to be placed outside the front entrance of the new City Hall building. We are eagerly hoping that residents will attend some of our meetings (the last Monday of the month at 9:30 am in City Hall) to give us their input and hear what we learn as we proceed through the process. The City Council has set aside 1% of the cost of City Hall, $45,000, for the purpose of purchasing a piece of art.
Kendall Peterson of ThereSquared LLC serves as the Commission’s art consultant and is leading the Commission in this process. At the June 24th Commission meeting, the group discussed how to go about finding artists and what features of artwork we value. CHV resident Janet Sacks suggested the Commission attend the Loveland Sculpture in the Park Show in August as the Loveland High Plains Arts Council has already previewed thousands of artists for this show. Commissioners attended the show on August 10th and 11th
In addition, the Commission discussed ideas important to CHV residents. Kendall asked the group to brainstorm words and concepts important to them in the decision making process. “Rural, pastoral, nature, wildlife, unique, preservation, outdoors, western heritage, family, children, fitting in with the space and the architecture of the municipal buildings, and complimenting the Deborah Butterfield piece across the road” were some of the ideas expressed. The Commission feels we have set a high standard by having Charlo, a piece by nationally acclaimed artist Deborah Butterfield, in our collection and our next piece needs to meet an equally high standard. At this point, we want to keep all options open knowing we are limited by funds and location for the new piece.
The CHVAC cancelled their July meeting and will meet on Monday, August 26th at 9:30 am at City Hall to discuss ideas gleaned from visiting the Loveland show as well as artists we might want to invite to take part in the process of selecting the new piece. No one wants to rush this process and our hope is to collaborate with artists to get the best possible piece for the Village. We would love your input and hope you will join us in this selection journey. We are purchasing a piece for both today and tomorrow.
-Ann Polumbus, Chair
Cherry Hills Village Art Commission
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Artist: Wayne Salge
- Art Piece: "Really" (sculpture)
- Location: southwest corner of E. Quincy Avenue and Meade Lane
- Dedicated: summer 2019
- Status: on loan
Artist: James Surls
- Art Piece: "Big Bronze Walking Eye Flower" (sculpture)
- Location: Northwest corner of Quincy and University (City Park)
- Dedicated: July 2018
- Status: on loan
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Artist: Robert Mangold
- Art Piece: Untitled (sculpture)
- Location: Quincy Farm
- Dedicated: February 2018
- Status: Donated to the City
Artist: Emmett Culligan
- Art Piece: "Rubric Series Number 6" (sculpture)
- Location: Northeast Corner of Joint Public Safety Facility
2460 E Quincy Avenue
Cherry Hills Village, CO 80113
- Dedication: October 2016
- Status: Purchased in November 2016