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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 22, 2006

Public participation sought for Sprint Center artwork project

Kansas Citians are invited to bounce into one of the region's newest public art installations next week.

Artist Chris Doyle will hold a series of videotaping sessions for his "Moons" multimedia installation starting Sept. 28. The $1.3 million "Moons" installation, which will be placed as a permanent attraction at the downtown Sprint Center, will feature landscaping, water and moon-shaped LED video screens on which the artist proposes to feature Kansas Citians "flying."

During the videotaping sessions, participants will leap on a trampoline for approximately three minutes. This footage will be used to create the images of "flying" Kansas Citians looping across the screens daily.

"This is a unique way for Kansas Citians to immortalize themselves through art," said Porter Arneill, director of the Municipal Art Commission in the Capital Improvements Management Office. "These images will be in place for years and will add a sense of whimsy and dynamism to downtown."

The taping sessions will be Sept. 28 from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Kansas City Art Institute campus, 4414 Warwick Blvd.; Sept. 29 from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at Ilus W. Davis Park, north of 11th Street between Oak and Locust streets; and Sept. 30 from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at the Kansas City Zoo, 6800 Zoo Drive. All of these events are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Sean Demory, communications specialist in the Capital Improvements Management Office, at (816) 513-0059 or Sean_Demory@kcmo.org.

    
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