Think art and baseball don’t mix? You obviously haven’t checked out the new public art at the renovated Cheney Stadium in Tacoma. Recent pieces installed as part of the one-per-cent-for-art budget program include LED-lit salmon sculptures, light installations and a baseball-themed mosaic; to show it all off (and dedicate the new art) the City of Tacoma Arts Commission is hosting an Arts Appreciation Night next Monday at the Stadium, including dance, hands-on art and a game between the Rainiers and the Tucson Padres.
The event includes a tour of the public art at 5:30 p.m. leaving from the general admission gates, with brief talks by the artists. Works include Beliz Brother’s huge overhead light sculpture “Tilt;” David Franklin’s LED-lit school of metal salmon atop poles, “Home Run;” Paul Michaels’ bronze sculpture of Ben Cheney; Jennevieve Schlemmer’s baseball-themed mosaic “It’s Outta Here;” and a glass installation by the Museum of Glass.
During the game there will be live arts performances including dance by Fab-5 and the Rainiers mascot Rhubarb, as well as hands-on art activities.
Join friends and families Aug. 29 for a night of family fun, championship baseball and a dedication of the public art at the newly renovated Cheney Stadium.
The $9.95 tickets include a reserved seat game ticket, ballpark meal (hot dog, chips and drink), game program and optional art tour. 253-752-7707×184 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Information about the City of Tacoma’s Municipal Art Collection, is available at http://www.tacomaculture.org/arts/home.asp