Phoenix Features Art Installation as Part of the Valley-Wide "IN FLUX" Temporary InitiativePhoenix Features Art Installation as Part of the Valley-Wide "IN FLUX" Temporary Initiative<div class="ExternalClass06818359CF6041BD8D0B2CEE7C662201"><p>"The Re-birth of Venus, 2015", a temporary public art installation by Arizona artist Eric Boos, is now on view at a Phoenix Convention Center storefront on Monroe Street across from the Herberger Theater Center. The colorful installation is a multimedia diorama inspired by the early Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli's classic painting "The Birth of Venus". The artwork will remain on view through spring.</p><p>Boos' project was commissioned by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program. It is one of 15 temporary projects being presented as part of the Valley-wide IN FLUX Cycle 5 program of temporary public art installations and performances by Arizona artists. In Flux involves 11 cultural institutions and private developers in seven Valley cities and towns. The partnership, which includes organizations in Chandler, Glendale, Gilbert, Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, and Tempe, was launched by Scottsdale Public Art in 2010 to activate vacant storefronts with temporary public art. More information about IN FLUX can be found at <a href="http://influxaz.com/"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">influxaz.com</span></a>. </p><p>IN FLUX is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2015; the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture was established by the Phoenix City Council in 1985 to advance the growth and development of the city's arts and cultural community. For more information about the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, visit <a href="/arts"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">phoenix.gov/arts</span></a>, call 602-262-4637 or TTY 602-534-5500, or follow the Office of Arts and Culture on <a href="https://www.facebook.com/phxofficeofartsandculture"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">Facebook</span></a> or Twitter at <a href="https://twitter.com/phxarts_culture"><span style="text-decoration:underline;">@phxarts_culture</span></a>.</p></div>2/18/2015 10:00:00 PMEd Lebow602-495-0197