Albert Paley, one of the world’s prominent metal sculptors, has collaborated with the City of Boynton Beach’s Art in Public Places on a new outdoor exhibit called, “Albert on the Avenue.” The national exhibit is an easy, self-guided walkable 30-45-minute tour along E. Ocean Avenue in the City’s Cultural District, and consists of six massive sculptures totaling 17 tons. Albert Paley’s descriptive commentary of each of his sculptures can be accessed via a smart phone connecting with a QR-code on each of the artwork plaques.
A colorful iconic sculpture, titled “Cavalcade”, reaches 40-feet into the sky, making it the tallest public art in the Palm Beaches. Cavalcade is a permanent structure, commissioned by the developers of 500 Ocean. The five additional Paley sculptures are on are on loan for the yearlong exhibit ending in Sept 30, 2018 and are also available for purchase.
Albert Paley describes his artwork Cavalcade as, “The sculpture provides a dramatic silhouette with spire-like shapes projecting into the sky. These vertical elements have their basis in my interpretation of palm fronds. Although the sculpture is not kinetic, the interlaced folded metal shapes indicate movement as if they are being articulated by the air from the sea. The sculptures dynamism will change with the passage of time.”
“Art in Public Places creates a sense of place and enhances our community’s identity.” said Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Arts Manager. “The Albert on the Avenue national exhibition, powerfully connects with visitors, creating cultural tourism that contributes to the City’s economic development and branding.”
Albert on the Avenue nationally recognized exhibit promotes the new Town Square Boynton Beach redevelopment project’s Cultural District in east Boynton Beach. Structured tours for groups and organizations will be available for booking by January 1, 2018. For updates keep posted on the City’s Art in Public Places website; BoyntonBeachArts.org, Facebook page; Boynton Beach Art in Public Places, Twitter; @BoyntonArts or contact Debby Coles-Dobay, Public Arts Manager
For press information, and high res photos for download please go to Albert on the Avenue.
For more detail about each artwork please visit http://bit.ly/AlbertPaley.
Upon request, media interviews with Albert Paley can be arranged via phone from his studio, by contacting, the City of Boynton Beach – Public Arts Manager, Debby Coles- Dobay, at: Coles-DobayD@bbfl.us.
About Albert Paley: Albert Paley is an American modernist metal sculptor. Initially starting out as a jeweler, Paley has become one of the most distinguished and influential metal artists in the world. Paley is the first metal sculptor to have received the Institute Honors Award from the American Institute of Architects. A distinguished Professor, Albert holds an Endowed Chair at the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Commissioned by both public institutions and private corporations, Paley has completed more than 50 site-specific works. Albert Paley’s body of work incorporating glass and steel is on exhibit at the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington.
About Boynton Beach Art in Public Places: Based on a public art ordinance the city adopted in 2005, the Art in Public Places program’s mission is to integrate the public artworks throughout the community. The program is funded through a one-percent public art fee. As new development occurs, public art is integrated into the architecture, infrastructure, landscape and greenways throughout Boynton Beach. To date there are 75 public and private artworks throughout the City of Boynton Beach. The vision is to connect the cultural environment in Boynton Beach to the global community. BoyntonBeachArts.org
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