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April 23, 2018
 

Public art project for the new Chandler Museum features artwork of Scottsdale Artist Jeff Zischke 

Infinite Wave coming to the new Chandler MuseumConstruction continues on a new Chandler Museum and the City Council recently approved an artwork agreement with Jeffrey Zischke of Scottsdale to create a work of art that also will serve as a courtyard shade structure for the museum.
 
Zischke’s installation, titled Infinite Wave, is made of articulated wavy sculptural shapes that will be installed within the framework of the museum over a courtyard meeting space. The courtyard and this artistic shade structure will serve as a connection point between the new building and the adjacent McCullough-Price House, a historic adobe ranch house just south of the new museum.
 
“I chose organic-based wavy-type shapes that were developed with a new design motif that reflects the modern and progressive traits of the people and the City of Chandler,” says Zischke. “This infinite wave of shapes will give dimension and texture to the space while creating visually interesting interactive animated light and shadow play.”
 
The artist’s installation was chosen by the Chandler Arts Commission after reviewing a number of proposals submitted by artists from across the state, then giving their recommendation to the City Council for the project.
 
Infinite Wave is funded by the City of Chandler’s Percent for Art Ordinance. One percent of limited capital improvement projects, primarily new buildings and parks, is allocated for the acquisition, commission and installation of public art.
 
“I am really looking forward to seeing this public art installation in place,” says Peter Bugg, Chandler’s visual arts coordinator. “I’m excited to be able to use the public funds obtained from this ordinance for an arts project that will be integrated within the museum for visitors to enjoy. I think it’s a good use of money from the perspective of the artist, architect and taxpayers who voted to fund the museum.”
 
Zischke’s work can be seen on display across the Valley, including a giant stainless steel sculpture of a horse at Westworld in Scottsdale, a lighted installation on the Scottsdale Waterfront of pieces that resembled giant bugs skating on the water and temporary installations at Mesa Arts Center.
 
For more information about the new Chandler Museum, which is on schedule to open later this fall, visit chandleraz.gov/museum.