New Public Art Lights Up the Scene in Miami

November 4, 2011  |   Initiatives,   News,   World
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Two light-based works are meant to electrify, literally and emotionally, the visitors and audiences at the brand-new South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center.   Artist Robert Chambers created the stunning Light Field, which illuminates the lobby in an array of colors and images, and can be seen, dramatically so, from outside the building, through the all-glass walls. Ivan Toth Depeña is adding interactive light and video panels to the otherwise uninspiring and dour lobby. CalledReflect, it is an elaborate and awe-inspiring sight. Both projects are commissions of  Miami’s Art in Public Places program that allocates 1-1/2% of construction costs of new county buildings for the purchase or commission of artworks. Kudos to Miami!