"Turning Leaves" dedicated at North Regional Library opening
A new public art project will be dedicated at the Grand Reopening of North Regional Library Saturday, Jan. 27, 2007, 1-6 p.m., 1315 Lowry Ave. N.
"Turning Leaves," was created by Marjorie Pitz. Three whimsical leaf-shaped, wooden benches beckon visitors inside the lobby of the newly renovated North Regional Library. Turning Leaves is a play on words, as the benches appear to have floated down from the sky and gently landed on the ground.
Pitz’s goals for the project was to use imagery from nature to provide community residents with a learning environment that evokes inspiration, mystery, a sense of belonging, and contemplation. "I wanted the pieces to welcome people of all ages to touch and feel the art, and to fold themselves into the sensual forms," says Pitz. "My hope is that visitors to the library will feel closer to nature through their reflection on the leaves, as well as the trees from which they were made and the transformations that are part of life."
Pitz worked collaboratively with of a team of woodworkers from Blue Sky Galleries to finely craft the benches from oak, walnut and cherry woods. She also designed the leaf pattern in the surrounding tile floor.
For more information about the art project, contact Mary Altman at (612) 673-3006 or email@example.com.
January 24, 2007
Published Jan. 24, 2007