For Immediate Release: Sept. 8, 2010
Artist to present
concept for Goodyear Park and Ride
ARIZ. (Sept. 8, 2010)
Artist Jim Gallucci of North Carolina will present an art concept for the
Goodyear Park and Ride from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 15, in
room 117 of Goodyear City Hall, 190 N. Litchfield Road, Goodyear. The public is
invited to attend and comment.
artist is creating metal artwork for five columns near the bus waiting area of
the new Goodyear Park and Ride facility which is currently under construction
and expected to open this fall.
was selected as the artist for this project in May by a panel with
representatives from the Goodyear Arts and Culture Commission, Goodyear city
staff, and an art professional. The panel cited Gallucci's original use of
metal and artwork that is designed specifically for this site.
researched Goodyear?s history and landscape when designing the concept. He has
completed public art commissions in several states including North Carolina,
New Mexico, Georgia, Maryland, Illinois, California and Colorado. In 1993, he
received the Governor?s Award of Excellence in North Carolina.
installation will begin once the Park and Ride is completed in late October or
early November. The project will cost $70,000, with $50,000 paid for from the
Park and Ride project budget and $20,000 from the city's public art fund.