June 28 2016 01:04 PM

REACH Studio Art Center searching for ‘SenseFence’ artist

TUESDAY, June 28 — REACH Studio Art Center is looking for an artist to build a new interactive art installation for its REO Town location. The studio is accepting applications from artists to create a “SenseFence,” a compilation of metal, wood and concrete elements with interactive features that can be moved and manipulated in what REACH calls “sensory play.”

“We want this in our courtyard,” said Debbie Hew, REACH’s outreach coordinator. “We want to create a space for kids to play.”

The studio hopes to install a permanent 70-foot metal sculpture along the public alley. Inspiration for the project came from Old Town ScrapFest sculptures.

“We want the artist to have experience in metalwork, sculptures and working with clients,” Hew said. “We want them to be reliable.”

While the coordinators have initial plans for the sculpture, they are hoping to find an artist that will bring new concepts to the table.

“We have had a variety of ideas, but we are also hoping that the artist presents us with something creative, something that’s interactive,” Hew said.

The studio hopes to have the sculpture completed for final installation by August 30 and ready for the public by September 28.

The application deadline is July 5; more information is available at reachstudioart.org/sensefence.