Recreator - Spring 2018 - 12

Message from the Parks and Recreation Board

ART IN OUR PARKS
"Check it out," my husband said. He was pointing at five enormous,
interlocked rings cascading from the roof of a silo. "Wow! What is
that?" I asked. "I don't know, but it looks cool," he said.
It does look cool.
The sculpture, called Ringfall, is located on South Timberline Road
and was created by local artists, Todd Kundla and Tim Upham, to
commemorate the two historic silos that once stood on the site,
but have since been relocated to Twin Silo Community Park. The
structure is part of Fort Collins' Art In Public Places. The program
was created more than 20 years ago with the purpose of integrating
artwork into the public realm to celebrate local art, create a sense of
place, and add aesthetic value to the city. Artwork submitted to the
program varies in media and can range from sculptures to decorative
pavements, painted utility boxes, and pianos.
Art in Public Places installations are funded through a city code that
requires one percent of the cost of construction projects valued
at more than $250,000 be dedicated to public art. Members of
the construction project team and the Art in Public Places board
select artists during the design process to ensure the artwork is
constructible and aesthetically compatible with the project. Selection
is based on artist portfolios, and concepts are developed in tandem
with design, often resulting in installations that integrate seamlessly
with the environment.
Projects can be found throughout Fort Collins' parks and recreation
facilities. Some recent examples include Lisa Cameron Russell's
sculptural representation of Franklin Avery's 1872 "New Town" plat

12

fcgov.com/recreator

at Avery Park. Avery's plat covered a street grid based on compass
points onto the old street configuration, causing contrasting
intersections that are still present in Fort Collins today.
During the design of Twin Silo Park, local artist Jill Mackay worked
closely with the project team to develop a mosaic that celebrates
the creek meandering through the park. The mosaic is comprised
of deep-blue, photo-luminescent stones in a pattern reminiscent
of moving water, and is located on either side of a bridge in a dark
location to allow the stones to glow at night.
Colorado artist, Mario Miguel Echevarria, collaborated with the
Foothills Activity Center project team to create a mural in the gym
that inspires physical activity and goal setting in young athletes
through a colorful arrangement of typography and figurative
silhouettes.
These three art projects represent a small fraction of work initiated
by the Art in Public Places Program in Fort Collins parks and
recreation system. To find out more about Art in Public Places
projects, visit fcgov.com/artspublic. The website contains an
abundance of images and project descriptions of artwork found
throughout Fort Collins. You might be surprised by what you
discover. I know I was!
Kelly Smith
Board Member, Parks & Recreation


http://www.fcgov.com/artspublic http://www.fcgov.com/recreator

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Recreator - Spring 2018

Contents
Recreator - Spring 2018 - Intro
Recreator - Spring 2018 - Cover1
Recreator - Spring 2018 - Cover2
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 1
Recreator - Spring 2018 - Contents
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 3
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 4
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 5
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 6
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 7
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 8
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 9
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 10
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 11
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 12
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 13
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 14
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 15
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 16
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 17
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 18
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 19
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 20
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 21
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 22
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 23
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 24
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 25
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 26
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 27
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 28
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 29
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 30
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 31
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 32
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 33
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 34
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 35
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 36
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 37
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 38
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 39
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 40
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 41
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 42
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 43
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 44
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 45
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 46
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 47
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 48
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 49
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 50
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 51
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 52
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 53
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 54
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 55
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 56
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 57
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 58
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 59
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 60
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 61
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 62
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 63
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 64
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 65
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 66
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 67
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 68
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 69
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 70
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 71
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 72
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 73
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 74
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 75
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 76
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 77
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 78
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 79
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 80
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 81
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 82
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 83
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 84
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 85
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 86
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 87
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 88
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 89
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 90
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 91
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 92
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 93
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 94
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 95
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 96
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 97
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 98
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 99
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 100
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 101
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 102
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 103
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 104
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 105
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 106
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 107
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 108
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 109
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 110
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 111
Recreator - Spring 2018 - 112
Recreator - Spring 2018 - Cover3
Recreator - Spring 2018 - Cover4
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2020spring
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2020winter
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2019fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2019summer
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2019spring
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2019winter
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2018fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2018summer
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2018spring
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2018winter
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2017fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2017summer
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2017spring
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2017winter
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2016fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2016summer
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2016spring
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2016winter
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2015fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2015summer
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2015spring
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2015winter
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2014fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2014summer
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2014spring
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2014winter
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2013fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2013summer
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2013spring
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_201213winter
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2012fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2012summer
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2012spring
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2012winter
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2011fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2011summer
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2011spring
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2010winter
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2010fall
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2010summer
https://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/fortcollins/recreator_2010spring
https://www.nxtbookmedia.com