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Beverly Penn and Steve Wiman, Community Core Sample Project
Beverly Penn and Steve Wiman, Community Core Sample Project

Since its inception in 1985, Art in Public Places has put more than 100 art works in city facilities. The following are among the most famous examples.

Barbara Jordan
Cast bronze portrait bust on granite base
David Deming
Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

The Community Core Sample Project/The Threshold Project
Mixed media, found objects, photos/sand-blasted marble
Beverly Penn and Steve Wiman
J.J. Pickle Elementary School and St. John's Multipurpose Community Center

Lone Star Gazebo
Galvanized steel
Rodolfo Ybarra
Town Lake Hike and Bike Trail

Philosopher's Rock
Glenna Goodacre
Zilker Park (Barton Springs Pool)

Stevie Ray Vaughan Memorial
Ralph Helmick
Town Lake

The Wall of Hands
Bas relief ceramic tile
Tre Arenz
St. Elmo Service Center

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    Since 1985, Austin's Art in Public Places program has placed more than 100 works in 57 facilities, transforming not only the look of the city but neighborhoods and the lives of people in them.
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