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Southeast Davidson Public Library and Regional Community Center

Paul Vexler's proposed design is titled, “From the Four Corners” and will consist of a large sculpture suspended from the ceiling in the central lobby area.

About the Project:

Metro Nashville Arts Commission is in process of commissioning an artwork for the future Southeast Davidson Public Library and Regional Community Center. The newly constructed facility is part of a larger effort to rejuvenate the Hickory Hollow Mall. The expanded Library and Community Center will be located in the former J. C. Penny building, purchased by Metro in 2011.

Artist Paul Vexler has been selected for the public art project at the library and community center. Vexler’s design was heavily influenced by the Antioch community.  His proposed design is titled, “From the Four Corners” and will be a large sculpture, suspended from the ceiling in the central lobby area. For materials, Vexler will use four different types of wood laminate, created in his home studio in Snohomish, WA. The wood laminate will be shaped into curling,spiraling strips, coming together in a knot formation in the center of the sculpture. Each of the four pieces of wood will stretch to a different corner of the lobby space. Vexler describes his design as, “a sculptural metaphor celebrating a rich diverse community.”  The public artwork for the Southeast Davidson Public Library and Regional Community Center is scheduled to be installed May 2014.

For more information about Paul Vexler visit http://www.paulvexler.com/

Questions? Email van.gill@nashville.gov

Timeline:

Request for Qualifications announced January 24, 2013
Request for Qualifications due March 8, 2013
Selection Panel March 14, 2013
Site Visit for Semi-Finalists June 2013
Semi-Finalists’ Presentation to Selection Panel August 22, 2013
Artist Selection Notification September 20, 2013
Installation May 2014

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