ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – Kelly Weber hopes to rope people in with this string exhibit. “This is to be interactive,” says Kelly Weber the Vice President of Communications for Grand Center. “You know you can stand and admire it from across the street. You can be next to it or you can be inside of it”
Chances are you may have driven past “A Chromatic Confluence” at the corner of Grand and Samuel Shepard Drive.
Or maybe you’ve passed by and paused to sample the strings like these guys from nearby Grove Design Group.
“I have no idea what that is but if you walk through it you just kind of look at what went into building it,” says Ben Niesen walking by the display this afternoon. “I’m in engineer so I like to see how things are built and when you look at the detail that went into building it it’s really intriguing.”
“That’s one of the reasons that we chose to be located here is because of the vibrant and energy here in the district,’ says co-worker Aaron Terry.
With 30 arts organizations tied to Grand Center, it seemed appropriate that this was the first display organizers hoped would strike a chord with St. Louisans.
“So we kind of like the idea that their journey it’s interesting that from the parking lot to the building that they’re going to that maybe there something new to see,” says Weber.
But the strings come unstrung in two weeks. The display will be dismantled as this is just a test run for bringing in more temporary public art.
“So I tied this knot on my finger so I wouldn’t forget to tell you about what’s going to happen to all this string from the outdoor exhibit,” says Patrick Clark.
“So the string can be re-purposed,” says Weber. “With 25,000 feet I think we’re going to split it up between Craft Alliance and the Grand Center Arts Academy.”
Those two groups combined on the installation process and now are bound to enjoy a whole lot of string.
That’s a colorful opportunity from some outdoor art.
Patrick Clark, News 11.