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New public art project in Rochester

Will be installed Saturday morning in Riverfront Plaza.

Posted: Dec. 8, 2017 10:14 AM

ROCHESTER, Minn. – A new public art sculpture will be installed on the Mayo Civic Center’s Riverfront Plaza on Saturday morning.

The 30-foot-long and 15-foot high work of stainless steel weighs over 5,000 pounds and will be placed on the southern side of the plaza. The Civic Center says it is the creation of Po Shu Wang, a California artists who was picked for the job by the City of Rochester Public Art Task Force.

The sculpture being shipped to Rochester.

A kiosk is also being placed inside the Center to overlook the as-yet-unnamed sculpture. When it is activated in the spring of 2018, people will be able to type on a keyboard and project sound and light on the sculpture outside.

“The idea is friends and strangers can come together and all contribute. All they need to do is express themselves,” Wang says. “They can be like-minded or not like-minded people. It doesn’t matter. Everyone can be constructive and enjoy what’s created.”

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