Charles Bergen Studios was commissioned by Dance Place after an open competition to create the Downspout Art for their Arts Park. Funded by a Public Art Building Communities Grant that Dance Place received from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities as well as a Community Storm Water Solutions Grant this functional piece of art moves water forty-nine feet laterally and down twenty-five feet across the building facade. Waves, fish, water, watering cans, turtles and a whale tail tell the story of the water coursing through the downspout underneath and also highlight the dynamism, energy, rhythm and movement inherent in the art form of dance. The water is collected in rain barrels that are then used to water the community garden in the Arts Park.
TITLE: Water Dance
DATE: October 2016 Grant Awarded
MEDIA: Riveted Pre-Painted Aluminum Sheet Metal and welded Aluminum Brackets.
DIMENSIONS: Forty-Nine Feet x Twenty Six Feet by Two Feet.
LOCATION: Dance Place Arts Park, Edgewood NE Washington, DC
PARTNERS: Dana Holister, Mid Atlantic Welding and Fabrication, Wagner Roofing, Linton Engineering and Keast and Hood Engineering.
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