Public artwork unveiling at Burberry Park Saturday


The public is invited to join the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission and Councilmember Angelique Ashby’s office for a public artwork unveiling on Sunday, February 23, 2014, beginning at 3:00 p.m. at Burberry Park, located at 2400 Burberry Way, Sacramento.

Chico artist Jenny Hale will make remarks about recently completed artworks, titled “Shadowflowers” and “Reflect,” commissioned by the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission (SMAC), Art in Public Places Program.

The artwork “Shadowflowers” features large, colorful petals and leaf forms that extend 18 feet into the air. At the base of this sculpture sits another artwork, “Reflect,” a seven foot long mosaic bench, created in collaboration with the surrounding community. The location has been landscaped with a path and garden, and overlooks the park’s covered
picnic area.

Jenny Hale’s artwork focuses on the intersection between the natural world and culture. She often utilizes recycled materials and found objects in her work. Jenny Hale is best known for a 2004 public artwork in Chico, California titled “Ancestor Gates”, designed in collaboration with the community to celebrate multicultural and multi-generational cooperation. In 2006, she was commissioned to design an artwork for Sacramento Solid Waste and Recycle, titled “Recyclone” to draw attention to recycling. Hale, who graduated from the University of California at Davis with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Studio Art, has participated in several Public Arts Education projects in Sacramento, Chico, and Nevada County.

The Art in Public Places Program was established by the City and County of Sacramento to provide visual art experiences in public locations through a percent-for art program which reserves a portion of construction dollars from City, County or Redevelopment projects for public art.

The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission is devoted to supporting, promoting and advocating for the arts in the region.