In addition to the upcoming show Citizen Culture at the UTEP Rubin Center (which will originate at the Santa Monica Museum of Art), the city of El Paso is also embarking on a major public art program, via a quality of life bond that passed in 2012. One of the key pieces in a new Triple-A baseball stadium (for the charmingly, albeit unferociously, named El Paso Chihuahuas) will be an installation by LA-based architectural Ball-Nogues Studio. The design, an elegant metal fence behind the outfield, will allow pedestrians to peer through round portholes and watch the Chihuahuas in action.
We reported on the Ball-Nogues selection last year, and a recent visit showed the city hustling to get the stadium finished in time for its opening day in one month (with no sign of any public art yet).
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