Art Design from BJ Katz Wins Public Art Competition
A glass art creation from BJ Katz, founder of Meltdown Glass in
Chandler, Arizona, was selected the winner of a public art competition
in Iowa City for the Robert A. Lee Community Recreation Center.
The dedication ceremony will take place tomorrow.
Titled "Dancing Water," the hand-painted, tempered glass
wall sculpture includes 22separate 2-foot by 7-foot panels of Azurlite
glass with silver dichroic highlights and silver reflective back
painting that were installed last week along the east wall of the
recreation center's pool. Katz says the panels are hung at varying
heights to give a playful appearance of the natural movement of
intent with the sculpture is to bring attention to the importance
of water--it's essential to life as a natural resource and it provides
opportunities for recreation, such as swimming, skiing, etc."
says Katz. "But it also can bring the force of nature with
it with dire consequences. And, sadly, Iowa suffered disastrous
flooding earlier this summer."
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