Americans for the Arts (AFTA), the nation’s leading arts advocacy organization, has recognized a Portland public artwork as one of the year’s 40 best. “Big Pipe Portal: Making the Invisible Visible,” by the interdisciplinary design group, rhiza A+D received the distinction at the annual AFTA Public Art Network conference held in Baltimore, MD, June 24-25.
Please join us for the annual Portland Art Museums fund raising ball. We have been asked to contribute to the evening with a set design / performance and invited dancer performance artist Linda Austin to collaborate with us on a piece entitled “Nunavut” – explores creating a personal and expressible architecture that can transform from – blanket, to suit, to hide, to roof and to a blossom.
Big Pipe Portal Public Art Celebration at 4299 N. Port Center Way*, Portland, Ore. – Music by The Bristlecones who will lead a parade to the sculpture @ 4:30 pm. – Tour the Swan Island Pump Station. Go 165 ft. underground to see the inner workings of the Big Pipe. […]
Portland, Ore. – (September 3rd, 2009) When October’s first snow falls on Mt. Hood, Timberline Lodge will sport an eye-catching new visitors’ entrance designed by Portland’s rhiza A+D. The graceful reticulated structure, like a snowdrift blown against the National Historic Landmark’s massive masonry façade, will be assembled at the onset of each year’s snow season and disassembled the following spring.
Although the Big Pipe Project is the largest infrastructure project in Portland history, it is largely invisible. Working closely with the Bureau of Environmental Services, the sculpture celebrates this hidden work by revealing and re-adapting massive pre-cast concrete segments of the Big Pipe.