The City of Reno, continuing its support of the arts, dedicated a new landmark art sculpture at the Meadowood exchange at the northwest corner of South Virginia Street.
The sculpture, created by artist Mark Szulgit, was constructed with repurposed materials donated by the Reno Sparks Visitors and Convention Authority. The project was funded through the Public Art Fund (room tax dollars allocated for public art), Ward 2 Central and South Neighborhood Advisory Boards along with private donations from citizens, including a major donation from the William Thornton Family and Cultural Arts Foundation of the Community Foundation of Western Nevada. Reno Iron Works installed the sculpture and Black Rock Solar donated a solar array to light it.
"The City of Reno is very cognizant of how public art enhances our civic spaces and reflects positively on our city in the eyes of both visitors and residents," remarked Art Domagala, Chair of the Reno Arts and Culture Commission. "The Reno Star is a very significant project because it not only creates a new public landmark, but highlights Reno as a place where art thrives and has a strong positive influence in our community."
Many travelers come to Reno to tour the City's $3.7 million collection of public art. The collection is curated to include examples of many different genres and styles from representational to abstract and a variety of materials which provide our citizens and visitors with a diverse collection.
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