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Casey Farina, The Sunset People, Eli Richard, Francisco Flores, Amanda Clayton and Daniel Funkhouser

Local Light 2019

Canal Convergence extends its atmosphere beyond the Scottsdale Waterfront!

For the second year, Canal Convergence | Water + Art + Light extends its atmosphere beyond the Scottsdale Waterfront to Old Town Scottsdale businesses through Local Light.

Beginning October 26, this initiative from Scottsdale Public Art places temporary, light-based installations along 5th Avenue, Stetson Drive, and Marshall Way and inside Scottsdale Fashion Square mall. All of the installations, which were created by local artists, will remain on display through Dec. 31. The initiative is designed to support businesses in Old Town Scottsdale. Some of the installations will be placed outside the businesses while others will be inside.

Local Light is also part of Scottsdale Contemporary Month from October 26 – November 25 and will remain on display through Scottsdazzle, the City of Scottsdale’s holiday festival. Follow Scottsdale Public Art on social media throughout the initiative for updates on events and for information about the artists and artwork.



Installations

Traverse

Artist: Casey Farina 

Traverse is a generative video installation that uses projection mapping to span the east and south facing windows of the Canal Convergence Storefront. The installation uses five different projectors synchronized by a computer. As the projected entities traverse the length of the installation, they accumulate and emit particles into the virtual environment. The movement and parameters of the virtual environment are stochastically generated by a computer in real time to ensure that the artwork will never repeat. 

Installation: Nightly, Nov. 8 through Dec. 31, 2019

Location: Various locations in Old Town Scottsdale

Canal Convergence Storefront
7035 E. 5th Avenue
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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The Sunset Stack

Artists: The Sunset People

The sunset’s atmospheric optics are humanity’s original form of entertainment. The glow of screens is what we stare at today. The Sunset Stack sources videos uploaded by strangers that have been tagged as “SUNSET” in the Creative Commons library. Sixty sunsetthemed video clips have been gathered and manipulated into a one-hour montage. This assortment of sunset videos provides a canvas foThe Sunset People to make their mark with custom filters, transforming the landscapes into colorful, electronically altered collaborations with outsiders. The screens loop in an offset, syncopated patterncreating a new kind of meditative sunset dream-haze, just like nature intended. The Sunset Stack is inspired by the vintage aesthetic of bygone eras while embracing the cutting-edge technology of the future. This hybrid of Mother Nature’s analogue beauty captured in digital form becomes contemporary color bars. 

Installation: Nightly, Nov. 8 through Dec. 31, 2019

Location: Old Town Scottsdale

Carlson Creek Wine Tasting Room 
4142 N. Marshall Way 
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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Sun Lanterns

Artist: Eli Richard

The 23 individual Sun Lanterns are made of steel, plexiglass, and solarpowered lights. Ranging from 3–8 feet tall, they are layered with horizontal plexiglass strips, inspired by colors found in the landscape of Arizona. The lanterns absorb sunlight throughout the day, and then, as the sun sets, each lantern flickers on to reenergize its environment.

Installation: Nightly, Nov. 8 through Dec. 31, 2019

Location: Old Town Scottsdale

Intersection of 3rd Avenue and Marshall Way 
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 

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Into the distance

Artist: Francisco Flores

Where is the sky? Not the physical sky, but the place where everyone goes after being alive. Do they go anywhere? Our prayers and wishes—where do they go? All we really know is that they part from us, into the distance, like ships sailing in the ocean. Into the distance becomes the name of this art piece, a light shrine sculpture consisting of seven, 9foottall, slim columns that emit light. The RGB pixelmapped light columns create contemplative visual animations of upward movement. The idea of movement toward the sky is a gesture to interact with the light of the stars and send light waves into the distance of outer space. This artwork is an invitation to look up to the sky and intends to evoke positive memories of wonder in the stars. Placed on a balcony above Marshall Way, Into the distance will be viewed from ground level, using light as a metaphor for thoughts and prayers going into the sky. With upward fluid movements of light, this sculpture takes the shape of an intentional visualizer to put prayers and thoughts into light forms and be sent into the distance. 

Installation: Nightly, Nov. 8 through Dec. 31, 2019

Location: Old Town Scottsdale

Balcony above: 
7051 E. 5th Ave. 
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 
(Facing Marshall Way) 

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Terroir

Artist: Amanda Clayton

Terroir is a site-specific art installation celebrating the importance of landscape on the nuances of wine properties. Installed in a planting bed along the patio at LDV Winery Tasting Room, the real focus of Terroir is on the location of LDV’s vineyards at the base of the Chiricahua Mountains in southeastern Arizona. The unique physical aspects of this region inspired the outline of the mountain range rendered in neon, which is suspended on a vine trellis and surrounded by cinders—a nod to the volcanieruptions that formed this geography centuries ago. An homage to Turkey Creek, which now runs dry, is depicted in LED light. This mélange of phenomena supplied thland with the specific requirements needed for the high desert grape varieties to flourish. These temporal characteristics are what give this art installation its physical form and also makes the wine that comes from here so special. 

Installation: Nightly, Nov. 8 through Dec. 31, 2019

Location: Old Town Scottsdale

LDV Winery Tasting Room 
7134 E. Stetson Drive, #B110 
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 

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Pocket Dimension

Artist: Daniel Funkhouser

Pocket Dimension includes two separate artworks installed in two different wings of Scottsdale Fasion Square mall. Both artworks feature transparent desert imagery, cut from acrylic and illuminated by LEDs. Featuring patterns etched into surface, the designs are distorted into a dreamlike and sci-fantasy reality through colorful materials and light. 

Installation: Nightly, Nov. 8 through Dec. 31, 2019

Location: Old Town Scottsdale

Inside Scottsdale Fashion Square 
7014 E. Camelback Road 
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 

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Learn more about Local Light and Canal Convergence.

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Location4420 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251, USA

ArtistCasey Farina, The Sunset People, Eli Richard, Francisco Flores, Amanda Clayton and Daniel Funkhouser

DatesOct. 26 through Dec. 31, 2019

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