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Artist Reception & Lecture with Michael Szivos Regarding the Public Art Project at King Street Park | News Release | City of Alexandria

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Public Invited to Attend Artist Reception with

Michael Szivos of SOFTlab

For Immediate Release: June 5, 2018

The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts will host a reception with artist Michael Szivos of SOFTlab to learn about the studio’s practice and process for their new public art project at King Street Park at the Waterfront. The reception will take place on Wednesday, June 20 at the Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St. from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The artist presentation will begin at 7:30 p.m. The reception is free and open to the public.

The City of Alexandria’s Office of the Arts has commissioned SOFTlab to design a temporary, site specific public art piece as part of Site/See: New Views in Old Town, a public art exhibition series that invites artists to create an original, temporary installation for King Street Park at the Waterfront, a new public space that is being created at the foot of King Street.

SOFTlab, a New York-based design studio led by Michael Szivos, has been selected to create the first work in the series, which will be installed in the spring of 2019. Szivos’ artwork will kick off an annual series of temporary installations whose goal is to attract visitors, foster interaction, and enrich the experience of Alexandria’s waterfront.

For more information about this project, please visit www.alexandriava.gov/publicart or contact Diane Ruggiero at diane.ruggiero@alexandriava.gov or 703.746.5590.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended. To request a reasonable accommodation, email diane.ruggiero@alexandriava.gov or call 703.746.5590 or Virginia Relay at 711. 


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