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Photo Opportunity: Preview of Public Art Installation for Lights on Tampa with Mayor Castor


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WHAT: Photo opportunity of Mayor Jane Castor previewing new Lights on Tampa installation at the Channelside Drive Tunnel.    The installation is still in progress and artist will be on site to answer questions. Mayor is not making formal remarks.

ABOUT THE ART: Serving as a gateway into downtown, Circles Unity, is a series of custom LED rings programmed together as a synchronized ensemble. The gradual transition of the program will illuminate the tunnel walls through unique color sequences. Circles Unity provides unique views from every position while passing through the tunnel either by car or on foot.  This project is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

WHEN:  Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.

WHERE:  Channelside Drive Tunnel. Best meeting spot is outside the Convention Center Franklin Street entrance at the corner of Franklin Street and Channelside Drive, the east-end of the tunnel.

MEDIA PARKING:  Due to heighted security for Super Bowl LV, parking is not guaranteed, but suggested parking is the Selmon Expressway 1 Parking Lot, on the north side of the Tampa Convention Center. 

WHO:  Mayor Jane Castor, Artist, Erwin Redl

ABOUT THE PROGRAM :  Lights on Tampa brings critically acclaimed, new media artwork to the downtown core. Originally launched in 2006, Lights on Tampa is a program of the City of Tampa, Division of Arts & Cultural Affairs, and is a public/private partnership of the Public Art Alliance, a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization.  www.lightsontampa.org

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Erwin Redl was born in Gföhl, Austria in 1963. With an MFA in Computer Art from School of Visuals Arts in New York and a BA in Music Composition from the University of Vienna, Austria, the artist is able to expand his practice beyond the traditional Fine Art context. The scale of his installations

very often reaches large, architectural dimensions. In 2017 his large-scale kinetic light installation “Whiteout” was prominently showcased at Madison Square Park in the heart of Manhattan.  His work is collected by prestigious national and international institutions as well as private collectors. www.paramedia.net