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Programmable LED Artwork Planned For Water Street Garage

Jacksonville Daily Record
"Emergence" is planned for the Water Street Garage at Water and Broad streets.

By the end of August, the corner of the Water Street Garage at the base of the Acosta Bridge might look anything but pedestrian.

"Emergence" will rise up the southwest sides and top of the city-owned facility at Water and Broad streets, according to WJCT News partner the Jacksonville Daily Record

"Jacksonville is not really used to this kind of public artists," said Glenn Weiss, director of the Public Art Program with the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville.

Its changing LED lighting will perform during the dark while the mural and musical frets, staffs and notes will stand out during the day.

"The central sculpture’s brightly colored petals that are prominent during the day will recede behind an organic assemblage of translucent rods that come alive with dynamic colored light coursing through them," says a release from the Cultural Council of Greater Jacksonville.

The Cultural Council calls it "a fusion of place-based inspirations rising out of the water lines, music lines, and rail lines etched into the history of the site."

While there is no sound, the lighting will change and can be programmed to reflect holidays and special events.

An expanded version of this story that includes additional renderings of "Emergence" is at JaxDailyRecord.