Dec. 23, 2022
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NEW DATE: City to Host Chute Des Cubes Public Art Unveiling Jan. 12
The City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department invites the community to attend a public art unveiling ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 12 at 4 p.m. to celebrate the installation of the Chute Des Cubes sculpture at Admiral Mason Park.
Designed by Quebec artist Marc Plamondon, Chute Des Cubes is an aluminum sculpture featuring three stone white cubes balanced to form one monolithic outdoor structure. Strongly influenced by American minimalist art, Plamondon’s playful, abstract sculptures explore positive and negative space. At night the sides of the cubes appear as free-floating diamonds.
The Chute Des Cubes sculpture was donated to the city by resident Holly Benson.
"Pensacola has an impressive collection of public art and particularly of sculptures, and our support of the arts makes us special,” Benson said.
"We're excited to have another work of art for the community to enjoy at one of our city's many beautiful parks," Mayor D.C. Reeves said. "Thank you to Holly Benson for this generous gift that will continue to enhance public art in the City of Pensacola, which is an important part of any thriving city."
Citizens are encouraged to explore and celebrate Pensacola's collection of public art using the city's story map website artventurepensacola.com. ArtVenture Pensacola is a guide to learn more about the sculptures, murals, and other outdoor assets Pensacola has to offer. ArtVenture includes information about the artist, donor, and significance of each piece.
Admiral Mason Park is located at 200 S. 9th Ave. in Pensacola.
To learn more about the artist and sculpture, click here.
For more information about City of Pensacola parks, playgrounds and locations, visit PlayPensacola.com or contact the City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation Department at 850-436-5670.