ultimate reality show—Shemer Art Center


ultimate reality show installed at Shemer Art Center, Phoenix, Arizona

Special thanks to Hector Ortega, who has several works exhibited on the Shemer grounds, for his time and efforts pouring the slab and applying his hammer-drilling expertise, and Shonna James, Interim Executive Director, for coordinating the final installation. The sculpture is part of the recently installed Arizona Sculpture Showcase, juried by Mary Bates Neubauer, and will be on-site for two years.


Hector Ortega watches as the Craters and Freighters crew unloads the sculpture


Enjoy a stroll around the grounds, and the many new works recently added to the outdoor sculpture exhibition.

Under the Leafy Canopy

"Under the Leafy Canopy"

Artistic bus station designs by Joan Waters at Arizona Ave. and Chandler Blvd., in downtown Chandler, Arizona.
TranSystems is the architect, DL Withers is general contractor.

Valley Metro hosts a public reception Wednesday, January 19 at
2 pm to celebrate the new LINK bus rapid transit service connecting Chandler to the Light Rail, the new bus shelters on Arizona Avenue designed by TranSystems, and the two art shelters. The other shelters also feature work by area artists in lighted “Art Boxes.”

Under the canopy

Artist bus shelter canopy, under construction

A first glimpse of the steel leaf canopies at the two bus shelters I designed.  Located at the SW and NE corners of Chandler Blvd. and Arizona Avenue, these shelters are part of the new bus rapid transit LINK system connecting riders to the light rail. To come: leaf-stamped concrete, translucent roof material lit by fiber optics, leaf and branch fiberglass shade screens and tall sculptures with dynamic fiber optic lighting. TranSystems is the architect; DL Withers general contractor.