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“HELLO SUNSHINE” ART INSTALLATION TAKING SHAPE IN WPB
The art installation of five separate sculptures will adorn five landmark locations into the City.
WEST PALM BEACH, FLA. (September 16, 2019) – West Palm Beach residents and visitors will soon be able to say “hello” to “Hello Sunshine,” an art installation of five separate sculptures that will adorn five landmark locations in the City. The individual artworks are geometrical representations of the sunrise that are sectioned into five clusters of sun rays. Each cluster is unique, and together they form a whole sunrise. The project, which is a partnership between the City’s Engineering Services Division and the City’s Art In Public Places (AiPP) program, is scheduled for completion in November.
 
Through a National Call to Artist, the artist collective Aphidoidea (ey-fi-o-ahy-dee-uh) was awarded the project. Aphidoidea is known for creating site-specific art installations that engage the viewer and enhance the built environment. Right now, contractors are installing the interior artwork, and the artists will return to the site on September 19, 2019 to begin adding the finishing touches.
 
In keeping with the City’s code and with input provided by AiPP, the locations and were chosen by the City’s Department of Engineering Services, because of visibility, safety, and logistics. “Hello Sunshine” works of art are now rising at the following five City of West Palm Beach locations:
  • Cumberland Rd. roundabout;
  • 45th St. & Australian Ave.;
  • Phipps Park at 4715 S. Dixie Hwy.;
  • Okeechobee Rd. & Tamarind Ave.;
  • And Northlake Blvd. & Beeline Hwy.
 
“’Hello Sunshine’ will play an important role as a welcoming and unifying feature throughout our city, while visually enhancing our five districts with unique art that will serve as landmarks,” said West Palm Beach Mayor Keith A. James.
 
Funds were allocated through the Department of Engineering Services with additional funds coming from AiPP. The project’s budget: $265,000. Southern Custom Iron & Art were contracted by the collective to fabricate, weld and install the artwork.
 
“What’s especially unique about this project is that the art is being made on-site, as opposed to being made in a studio, placed on a truck, and then installed,” said Sybille Welter, the City’s Art in Public Places Coordinator.
 
For more information about the City of West Palm Beach Art in Public Places, please visit: https://wpb.org. To contact the City of West Palm Beach, please call (561) 822-1400 (TTY: 800-955-8771).

PHOTO CAPTION: Concept design of "Hello Sunshine" project is scheduled for completion in early October 2019. Concept of 45th & Australian. 
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PHOTO CAPTION: Installation of 'Hello Sunshine' at Cumberland Rd. roundabout.

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PHOTO CAPTION: Installation of 'Hello Sunshine' at Cumberland Rd. roundabout.