Last year, the city of Austin’s Art in Public Places Program took a step forward when it initiated “Tempo,” a series of temporary art projects in public parks.
The city commissioned a total of 11 “Tempo” pieces, all modestly scaled and in urban parks often overlooked by new civic developments, that offer fresh visual surprises to the cityscape.
As the 2013-2014 “Tempo” season will wind down over the summer, catch them before they’re gone. In fall, a new set of commissions will be unveiled.
“GloWave,” by Melissa Borrell
Little Stacy Park, 1400 Alameda Drive; through June 8.
Solar-powered LED lights glow at night to illuminate Melissa Borrell’s playful sculpture, made of lightweight plastic sheeting manipulated into a fluid, curving form, a visual reference to the water that flows in nearby Blunn Creek.