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KVB Roundabout Public Art Installation Scheduled to Begin Wednesday

9/1/2015

Minimal Traffic Delays Expected As Moeller’s Stix Expected To Rise On Site Over Six To Eight Weeks

The Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission (Metro Arts) today announced that installation of Stix, the new public artwork in the roundabout of Korean Veterans Boulevard adjacent to the Music City Center, will begin on Wednesday and take approximately six to eight weeks to complete.

Metro Arts officials and Rains Electric Company, Inc., the Nashville-based contractor conducting the installation, said that traffic interruptions and lane closures will be at a minimum. Each day, work will commence at approximately 9 a.m. and be completed by 3 p.m. to avoid rush-hour issues. No work is currently scheduled for Saturdays and Sundays through the installation period.

Stix consists of 27 70-foot, colorful native hardwood poles, painted red orange, light blue, dark blue, light green and egg white, that serve as a homage to the Native Americans who first populated Middle Tennessee. The sculpture is the creation of artist Christian Moeller, a professor in the Department of Design/Media Arts at the University of California-Los Angeles (UCLA) who operates his studio in Silver Lake, California.

The installation schedule, which is subject to change, begins with site drilling over the next 10 days with installation expected to begin the week of Sept. 14 through the end of the month. Once the poles are installed, lighting installation will tentatively begin on Oct. 1 and landscaping completed by the end of October.

About the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission (Metro Arts)

The Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission, a commission of the Metropolitan Nashville Government, drives a more equitable and vibrant community through the arts. Metro Arts receives operational support from the Tennessee Arts Commission, and additional information is available online at www.artsnashville.org.

About Metro’s Public Art Fund

Nashville’s public art collection is funded through a public-art ordinance, adopted in 2000, and managed with public art guidelines. The ordinance sets aside one percent of certain general bond-funded capital-improvement projects for the commissioning and purchase of art. Since Nashville’s public art program began, 42 permanent works of art have been added to the city’s collection. Of the 42 pieces, nearly 70 percent have been Tennessee artist commissions and more than 60 percent are by Nashville-based artists. For more information, visit publicart.nashville.gov or ExploreNashvilleArt.com on mobile devices.