Public Art Work to be Dedicated at Service Center on Oct. 15

Event is scheduled for 11 a.m.

Marlene Feist, Utilities Communications Manager, (509) 625-6505

Monday, October 5, 2015 at 1:20 p.m.

As part of the construction of the Spokane Central Service Center for the City of Spokane, Coeur d’Alene artists Allen and Mary Dee Dodge were commissioned to create a work of art for the site. The art work dedication will be held at the grassy area on the north end of the site on Thursday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m. The artists will be on site to answer questions about the creation of the art work. The event is free and open to the public.

The artists have created seven steel figures of animal forms with internal supporting structure with enamel sections and base of concrete. The artists Allen and Mary Dee Dodge are well-established in the region with gallery representation with Art Spirit Gallery in Coeur D’Alene and with a history of public art including a major project at the Waste Water Treatment Facility in Coeur d’Alene.

Art selection and project management for this project was provided by Spokane Arts.

The Service Center is a combined Solid Waste Management and Fleet maintenance facility designed to create operational efficiencies and long-term savings.