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“Spires” Arrive in Boulder’s Central Park

"Spires” is installed on the south end of the bandshell and will remain on display through the summer

Local artist group Dispersion will introduce a new temporary public art project called “Spires” at Boulder’s Central Park near the Glen Huntington Bandshell this weekend. “Spires” will be installed Saturday and Sunday on the south end of the bandshell and will remain on display through the summer.

Three separate light-emitting sculptures complete “Spires.” Each sculpture includes three stems of rolled bridge slot steel, integrated LEDs and touch-sensitive sensors for a-dynamic light art experience. Visitors can touch the sculptures to change the colors and patterns.

“‘Spires’ is an engaging new addition to our urban environment,” said Matt Chasansky, manager of the Office of Arts and Culture. “The team at Dispersion is deploying its skills with interactive technology to draw people together who are visiting the Civic Area. Works of art that add a surprising encounter with beauty and technology can tell the story of Boulder as both a center for innovation in technology and for remarkable artists at the forefront of the city’s creative identity.”

“Spires” is one of many projects underway by the City of Boulder’s Public Art Program. To stay informed of all public art projects and to get involved in these opportunities, visit the Public Art Implementation Plan at

About Dispersion
Dispersion is a collaborative practice of art, architecture, and engineering based in Boulder. The collaborative creates sculptures and environments made of responsive pixel-controlled LED lights.

About The Office of Arts + Culture
The City of Boulder’s Office of Arts and Culture is currently implementing Boulder’s Community Cultural Plan. Through a set of programs including cultural grants, public art, initiatives that support artists and the creative economy, and research, the office supports the community-created Vision for Culture: Together, we will craft Boulder’s social, physical, and cultural environment to include creativity as an essential ingredient for the wellbeing, prosperity and joy of everyone in the community.

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Published: March 9, 2018

Media Contacts: 
Tanya Burden, Communications, 303-441-4247, cell: 303-579-7614
Mandy Vink, Office of Arts and Culture, 303-441-4342