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Phoenix Public Art: Doing The UnexpectedPhoenix Public Art: Doing The Unexpected<div class="ExternalClassD69EF26453EE452A865634DEA7AC4DFC"><p style="text-align:center;"><em>30 Years of Public Art Captured in Fifteen Minutes</em></p><p>(Phoenix) - The city of Phoenix celebrates 30 years of putting artists to work in building a better city with the release of a brand new, 15-minute documentary about the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program.   </p><p>Produced by PHXTV, the video features many of the city's nationally renowned art program's award-winning achievements. The projects range from new designs for city recycling centers, transit shade structures, water treatment plants and terrazzo floors at the airport to parks, canals, streetscapes, freeway overpasses and pedestrian bridges. </p><p>"Sculptures and a wide range of art in infrastructure have become iconic landmarks in defining Phoenix," says Gail Browne, Executive Director for Phoenix Arts & Culture.  "That's because they often defy expectations about what art can be and the roles artists can play in designing cities." </p><p>The video will premiere on PHXTV Friday, March 11 at 8 p.m. and also be available on the city's <a href="https://youtu.be/DNrNWMhrsXM" target="_blank">YouTube​​ channel</a>.</p><p> </p></div>3/10/2016 6:30:00 PMMatthew Hamada602-262-6213