Limited edition bike racks a unique addition to District 5


Ten bike racks designed by local architect and artist Jason A. Silva will be installed throughout Sacramento Council District 5 beginning May 1, 2014, 8:30 a.m. The installation launches “May is Bike Month” and is Sponsored by Sacramento City Councilmember Schenirer’s office. This bike rack is the first in a “limited edition” series of bike racks uniquely designed by Silva to help define District 5.

WHERE: McClatchy Park, 5th Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95817

WHEN: Thursday, May 1, 2014. 8:30 a.m.

The design was selected in a competitive process as part of the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission’s Art in Public Places Program

Jason A. Silva grew up in and now lives in District 5. Silva describes his approach to design – and to architecture –as “performance-based.” As a leader in communication and environmental design, he envisions a world that can engage in discussion leading toward a reality that is greater than perception. This philosophy is evident in the bike rack he designed for the project. Titled “Anamorphosis,” the rack includes three separate racks that, when viewed together from a specific vantage point, form the stylized image of a cyclist riding a bike.

Anamorphosis – District 5 Bike Rack Project from Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects on Vimeo

Silva is also partner and design principal at Dreyfuss & Blackford Architects and has served as Creative Director for TEDxSacramento. He is a graduate of California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and attended Virginia Tech’s Washington Alexandria Architecture Consortium. He is Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs for the American Institute of Architects, California Council and has lectured nationally on environmental and technological innovations.

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. For further information on programs and opportunities visit the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission. SMAC is funded by the City and County of Sacramento.

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