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Courtesy City of Hillsboro
Courtesy City of Hillsboro
Hillsboro to Dedicate New Public Art Sculpture, "Elemental Sequence", on Thursday, August 15, with Live Performance by New Vision Dance (Photo) - 08/12/19

Hillsboro’s AmberGlen Park is now home to “Elemental Sequence the latest public art installation by acclaimed artist Dann Nardi.

Inspired by the area’s nature beauty, “Elemental Sequence” consists of a series of vertical forms on either side of low, gently curving benches. Constructed from custom-tinted concrete, the piece evokes hills, trees, and a winding stream under a dynamic sky.

Comparable to “Stonehenge”
Nine feet at its tallest, the installation is striking from a distance. “Almost ‘Stonehenge-like,” according to Valarie Otani, Public Art Supervisor for the City of Hillsboro’s Parks & Recreation Department. Otani convened the committee of artists, residents, and City staff members who chose Nardi for the commission. 

“Elemental Sequence is designed for up close viewing that creates a personal experience.

“Once you walk through the piece you get a sense of rhythm,” Nardi says, adding that he hopes viewers intuit form, line, and symmetry from the negative spaces.

Original dance inspired by the art
“Elemental Sequence” will be dedicated on Thursday, August 15, at 5:30 pm, and will feature an original dance performance by New Vision Dance Company, presenting a lyrical, contemporary composition inspired by the new artwork.

The art unveiling will precede AmberGlen Park’s first-ever Showtime Concert, the City of Hillsboro’s free summer concert series, with a performance by Precious Byrd, a rock and roll dance band.

Click for more information about artist Dann Nardi and "Elemental Sequence"



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