|March 18, 2014
||Anne Marie Peacock
Office of Communications
Redmond, WA -
The public is invited to join the City of Redmond in celebrating the newest public artwork, ‘SIGNALS’ by John Fleming. A sunset ribbon cutting reception will be held on Thursday, March 27 from 7:30-8:30 p.m. on the Redmond Central Connector near 161st Ave. NE & Bear Creek Pkwy.
Guest speakers include Redmond Mayor John Marchione, Parks and Recreation Director Craig Larsen, and the artist of ‘SIGNALS’ John Fleming. The event begins at 7:45 pm, but guests are encouraged to arrive at 7:30 pm to enjoy the artwork with music and refreshments.
John Fleming is a gifted artist with decades of experience. His work is a combination of art, architecture, and conceptual/environmental projects. Many of Fleming’s projects are inspired by mixed and recycled media.
Fleming’s latest work, “SIGNALS” is a substantial gateway sculpture with a colored LED lighting feature that was installed throughout January and February of this year. It is located at the Brown Street Plaza, within the Redmond Central Connector near 161st Ave. NE & Bear Creek Pkwy. “SIGNALS” reuses parts from de-commissioned train signals that used to regulate traffic along the BNSF railroad intersections in Redmond. This eye catching piece brings together pedestrians and bicyclists instead of trains and cars. It also serves as an informal gathering place and performance venue for the City of Redmond.
For more information contact Jessica Rubenacker, Arts Coordinator, at 425-556-2367 or firstname.lastname@example.org