About this Event
Join us for the final episode in our series of Artists Talks about new public art projects in the City of Phoenix. On Thursday, May 6th, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. (Arizona Time), we will sit down with artist team, Haddad Drugan to discuss, Uplift, their newst public art project completed in 2020. A grove of tall, colorful, and kinetic tree-like sculptures marks Phoenix's 107th Avenue streetscape near Dust Devil Park as a gateway to West Phoenix. This project was built with Percent-for-Art funds from the City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department in collaboration with the City of Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program.
Laura Haddad and Tom Drugan's collaboration as an artist team began in 2001 and has fostered a wide range of innovative site-specific public art commissions and plans. Their studio, Haddad|Drugan LLC, operates at intersections of art, architecture, landscape, and theater, and includes collaborators adept at detail design, computer modeling and drafting, physical modeling, and graphics. Haddad|Drugan specializes in creating conceptually driven site-specific art that is often integrated into large-scale infrastructure projects. Past and current work includes art for stormwater utilities, transportation projects, architectural facades, industrial artifacts, museums, libraries, urban plazas and parks. Their award-winning work has been published in Sculpture, Architectural Record, Landscape Architecture, Eco-Structure, Landscape Journal, Land Forum, and other publications.