Patrick Marold's "Virga" Public Art Installation Dedication
Delgany Pedestrian Bridge in LoDo (Delgany and Cherry Creek Trail)
Thursday October 6th, 2011 at 6pm
(from the press release)
Public Art Installation “Virga” to be dedicated at Delgany pedestrian bridge October 6
On Thursday, October 6, 2011 at 6:00 p.m., the newest addition to the Denver Public Art collection, “Virga,” by Denver artist Patrick Marold, will be dedicated at the Delgany Pedestrian Bridge over the Cherry Creek, near the Museum of Contemporary Art located at 1485 Delgany Street. Although it was not initiated by the LoDo Lights Project, it was inspired by it and is a compliment to the existing light art installation on the Wynkoop Street pedestrian bridge. Diane Huntress who is the LoDo Lights Director was on the public art panel to select this artist.
This sculptural work was inspired by the cycle of water in Colorado and the creek that flows under the bridge. “Virga” is named after the streaks of rain that appear to hang under a cloud and evaporate before reaching the ground, in this case, anchored by the Delgany Pedestrian Bridge.
Consisting of over 300 stainless steel tubes, suspended in the structural steel, this piece is intended to eventually support the growing vines that have climbed the west end of the bridge.
Dedication speakers will include artist Patrick Marold and the Executive Director of the Greenway Foundation, Jeff Shoemaker. The dedication is free and open to the public. Following the dedication at the bridge, Goodwin Fine Art Gallery (at 1255 Delaware Street) will host a reception and artist talk from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. This reception is also free and open to the public.
About the Artist
Artist Patrick Marold, a native of Denver and Fulbright Fellow, has been working for over 10 years as an artist and sculptor. Marold studied at Rhode Island School of Design and later established a studio in Denver after working abroad for several years. He has completed several public art commissions in Colorado and around the U.S. and has been widely exhibited in recent years. His temporary landscape installation, The Windmill Project, first installed in Vail in 2007, garnered international attention, including recognition by the Public Art Network “Year in Review”. Marold maintains a studio on the edge of Globeville and is currently represented by Goodwin Fine Art. More information can be found at www.patrickmarold.com. For more information on Denver’s Public Art Program, please call 720-865-4313 or visit http://www.denvergov.org/publicart.