(James Haire with his Kaye Eberhard Memorial piece)
The Art Around the Clock (AATC) in Redmond installation this year has had its challenges with the eclipse etc. However, Redmond managed to install the final two new pieces for Art Around the Clock in September.
According to Jackie Abslag, project coordinator for the City of Redmond, the sculptures are on loan for two years at little to no cost to the community. “At the end of the two years, we ask the community to vote for their favorite piece which is then purchased by Redmond Committee for Art in Public Places and becomes part of Redmond’s permanent public art collection.”
Renovation by Oregon artist Sharon Agnor depicts the trauma that we deal with and the healing and repair that takes place within us. Renovation is installed on Glacier Ave. and Seventh Street.
Skippers Jig is made from found objects from an oil field in Alberta, Canada. The Canadian artist is Andrew Hellmund, who is a dancer and his piece expresses a sense of hope, fluidity and power while fostering and supporting the community. Skipper’s Jig is installed on Fifth and Deschutes Streets.
Ancient Protocol is by Paul Russell of Brookfield, Illinois. The dragonflies are the same size that they were back in the dinosaur age. Paul works in a blacksmith shop that was started by his grandfather.
Short Stack is a new installation but not part of AATC. Short Stack was created by Colorado artist, James Haire, and was purchased by the Leadership Redmond class of 2017 and donated to Redmond as a memorial for Kaye Eberhard. Kaye was a teacher in Redmond for 26 years and had a passion for teaching a love for reading. Short Stack is currently installed in the courtyard behind City Hall.