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Sprint Center art installation begins

Work is currently under way outside Sprint Center to bring one of the City of Kansas City Mo.’s, most exciting public art installations to life.

The piece, titled “We hardly ever see the moon anymore,” includes three landscaped “islands” with 10-foot tall, high-resolution circular LED screens, water displays and trees. The screens, which will be on 24 hours a day, will display videos of city residents seemingly flying from one screen to the next.

New York-based artist Chris Doyle created the $1.3 million piece as Sprint Center’s addition to the City’s One Percent for Art program. Under a 1986 ordinance, any new building project undertaken by the City must earmark one percent of the estimate construction cost to commission a work of art related to the project.

The islands in the exhibit are meant to represent small satellite moons orbiting around Sprint Center. The piece will be completely installed and a formal dedication will be held next month.

Media inquiries about this issue should be directed to Deanna Richards, communications specialist in the Capital Improvements Management Office, (816) 513-2757.

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