Kite Realty Group, in partnership with ArtsWestchester, recently unveiled two public art commissions as part of the renovation and Grand Reopening of The City Center Shopping Center in White Plains. Design proposals for a suspended sculptural installation in the Center’s multi-story atrium and for a mural in the renovated Mamaroneck Avenue lobby were sought from artists throughout the Hudson Valley. The two newly-commissioned dynamic artworks now enhance the property, both activating wall and air space and helping to create an overall contemporary aesthetic.
THE ATRIUM PROJECT – Lightband Studio’s illuminated organic glass installation was awarded the commission for the City Center’s atrium. The large-scale illuminated glass forms fill an empty space, in the heart of the busy shopping and entertainment complex, with color and light. The modern sculpture consists of large floating mesh pieces made from fused glass rods that impart a sense of perpetual motion.
THE MURAL PROJECT – Mamaroneck painter and muralist Piero Manrique was awarded the City Center lobby mural commission. The colorful and graphic design for the 2,000 square foot wall embodies the vibrancy and diversity of the City of White Plains. “Each bold color block makes a strong impact upon the viewer by itself,” says Manrique. “Then, when layered on top of one another, these colored elements join together to form surprising new shapes and perspectives.”
The City Center, White Plains is located at 237 Martine Avenue. For more info on the shopping center, visit: shopatcitycenter.com.
A version of this article first appeared in the December 2016 / January 2017 issue of ArtsNews, ArtsWestchester’s monthly publication. ArtsNews is distributed throughout Westchester County. A digital copy is also available at artsw.org/artsnews.