The Jim Hall Foothills Learning Center on the 8th Street Extension will get the third in its series of four planned installations: Earth, Fire, Air and Water. The team of Marianne Konvalinka and Lynn Fraley won the commission for the Earth Node with their design Medicine Wheel. The installation includes a stone pedestal set with cast-bronze offerings (detail pictured above), a stone bench, pillars and a pathway. It will be installed in spring 2014.
A call to artists for the Roundabout Project on the new Whitewater Boulevard (30th Street Extension) is complete. The finalists Margo and Dennis Proksa of Blackrock Forge in Pocatello, sculptor Dirk B. Anderson of Idaho City and the team of mosaic artist Reham Pearson Aarti and metalsmith Kenneth McCall are working on proposals. The public comment period will be Sept. 7-20. You can find images of the proposals and follow this and other public art projects at BoiseArtsandHistory.org/blog. Youll also be able to view the proposals at Jerrys Market, 819 N. 27th St., and Idaho River Sports, 3100 W. Pleasanton Ave.