Wednesday, October 23, 2013

‘Cover Art’ Expands Its Reach

The Ketchum Arts Commission has recently expanded its “Cover Art” project to include artwork on five new utility boxes in the city. The project, which now includes 11 boxes around Ketchum, is intended to beautify the city and transform otherwise ordinary public infrastructure into works of art. “Cover Art“ features high-resolution digital images of original art applied to vinyl and wrapped around utility boxes, primarily in Ketchum’s downtown core. As with the initial installations, an independent jury selected the artists from approximately 30 submissions to create vibrant, unique artwork to cover the selected boxes. The artists work in Idaho and Arizona. The commission has also installed a temporary new outdoor sculpture in Town Square by the Spanish artist Joan Barrantes entitled, “Tour of the Mundane to the Spiritual.” The steel piece is on loan from DeNovo Gallery. Pictured are: Above, Boxing Day—A fresh fish wrap was created by Josh Udesen of Boise. It is on a utility box on the corner of Main Street and Fifth Street (across from Veltex) in Ketchum. The second image, right, by former valley resident J. Pierce, is on the corner of state Highway 75 and Saddle Road.
Courtesy photo by Marybeth Flower for the Ketchum Arts Commission

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