Redwood City Improvement Association Invests in Art Kiosk Installation in Downtown’s Courthouse Square
-RCIA has partnered with Fung Collaboratives to create an artistic place for local artists to display their work in the community for all to enjoy-
The Redwood City Improvement Association, a non-profit community benefit district that works to enhance Downtown Redwood City, has funded $50,000 for a new art installation in Downtown Redwood City, the Art Kiosk Installation. The installation is in partnership with Fung Collaboratives, an arts organization that develops curatorial, commercial, and educational events to foster the collaboration of both emerging and established artists. The official ribbon cutting will be held on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 4 p.m. and will commemorate the 2019 project that will display 10 art installations in one of the Courthouse Square kiosks in Downtown Redwood City. The shows will rotate to showcase new top local and international artists and their unique exhibits curated by Fung Collaboratives throughout 2019.
The Redwood City Improvement Association is honored to fund and partner with Fung Collaboratives on the new art installation project starting with local Redwood City photographer, Erin Ashford, which is being displayed in one of the Courthouse Square kiosks for the community to enjoy the month of January,” said Don Gibson, president of the Redwood City Improvement Association. “We invite the community to attend our official ribbon cutting for the Art Kiosk Installation as the exhibits are very community-friendly where all can engage in the project from the outside and also have the opportunity to enter the kiosk to observe. The project aims to further our commitment to enhance and beautify the community for residents and visitors while also making the Downtown an artistic hub for local artists to showcase their works of art.”
“I am thrilled to be discovering, mentoring and introducing some of the hidden talent that resides in the Bay Area, as well as bring artist icons to Redwood City to inspire and communicate through their innovative art projects,” said Lance M. Fung, chief curator for Fung Collaboratives. “Redwood City has been consistently supporting high-quality art and culture and I am proud to be a small part of a larger and strategic vision.”
The next installation in the series will begin on Saturday, Feb. 2 following the official ribbon cutting. The installation features Santa Fe based mother, daughter duo Nora Naranjo Morse and Eliza Naranjo Morse in an exhibit titled “Seeking Life.” This installation illustrates geese in flight to represent migration. The birds will move through braided stands of colorful, repurposed plastic. Some of the geese will carry bundles of human personal objects; things that can be exchanged, left behind or held onto while traveling. “Seeking Life” is a celebration of the incredible spirit behind movement and journey.
More artists’ exhibitions will be announced in the coming weeks. To learn more about the Art Kiosk Installation or the Redwood City Improvement Association, please visit www.visitRWC.org or follow the association on Twitter and Instagram @visitRWC and Facebook.com/visitRWC.