Passage was recognized by The Valley Forward Association 2012 Environmental Excellence Awards. The project received the prestigious Crescordia Award for Art In Public Places. In addition, the South Mountain Community Library received Crescordia Awards for both Institutional and Civic Buildings & Structures. Valley Forward’s Environmental Excellence Awards program is Arizona’s oldest and largest environmental competition.
Mags Harries and Lajos Héder’s recent projects Terpsichore for Kansas City and Passage were selected as part of the Americans for the Arts Public Art Network Year In Review at the 2012 Convention. This year, projects were selected and presented by Jean Greer, Daniel Mihalyo, and Celia Munoz.
Read Alice Thorson’s article “Kauffman Center’s ‘Terpsichore’ sculpture gains national recognition” here
Mags and Lajos’ proposal LightPlay was recently selected for the Southstar Lofts public art project on Broad & South Street in Philadelphia, PA. The project will use refracted light and other day/night lighting effects for this new mixed-use building. This is a Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority Percent for Art project.
Working with the South Mountain Community Library, poet Alberto Ríos collected and edited submissions from the community a line, phrase, “tweet”, short memory or observation for the creation of a collective poem about the South Mountain area. To celebrate the one year anniversary of the Library, the poem will be recorded and included on the Acoustic Chairs of Passage. The poem will also be printed on a bookmark and distributed at the anniversary celebration.