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Public art site: More work is planned there

Written August 23rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Albany’s public art project at the south entrance to downtown, installed in December 2020, may get some enhancements of the grounds around it before it is formally “unveiled.” But the timing is uncertain.

In the dark: Look at those sculpture lights

Written May 14th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

For weeks the colored lights on Albany’s steel wildflower sculptures had been giving the city fits, in the words of Rick Barnett of the parks department. But now the one light that refused to work before has been fixed.

Flower sculpture update: Lights fixed, mostly

Written March 18th, 2021 by Hasso Hering

You may recall the Feb. 23 story here about the colored LEDs on Albany’s downtown wildflower sculptures. The good news is that the lights have been fixed.

To fix the lights on those steel flowers

Written February 23rd, 2021 by Hasso Hering

Changing colored lights are a significant nighttime feature of the four steel sculptures in the grassy area near the Pacific Boulevard off-ramp to Lyon Street in downtown Albany. But lately they’ve not come on.

To really see this, you must get close

Written December 21st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

As you can see, Albany’s new art installation is the result of work that is both heavy-duty industrial and extremely intricate. But to appreciate it, you have to get close.

Public art on a dark and stormy night

Written December 18th, 2020 by Hasso Hering

One of the selling points — to me anyway — of Albany’s public art project was that its colorful lights would brighten our winter nights. But on Friday evening, they were hard to see from more than a few feet away.

Bright spot: Looking forward to this public art

Written November 21st, 2020 by Hasso Hering

Here’s a first look at one of the long-awaited pieces of public art the city of Albany will install at the Lyon Street entrance to downtown.

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