|Rendezvous Arc, Zodiac Park, created by Suzy Hendrix|
The Memphis UrbanArt Commission and the City of Memphis will celebrate the addition of a new public art sculpture at Zodiac Park, located at 5226 Zodiac Road, on Saturday, June 18 from 4 to 6 p.m. This free celebration is open to the public and will feature a number of kid-friendly activities, including games, music and performances, as well as refreshments.
The celebration will begin with the dedication of the Rendezvous Arc created by local artist Suzy Hendrix. District 3 Councilwoman Patrice Robinson, Tchulahoma community members and UAC staff will participate in the dedication.
UAC and the City of Memphis commissioned the Rendezvous Arc sculpture in 2014 through the City of Memphis Percent for Art program, which allocates up to 1 percent of the city’s capital improvement budget for public art and design enhancement projects for public facilities and properties. The total budget for the sculpture was $65,000.
Residents of the park’s neighboring subdivision, Whitehaven Hills, and other Tchulahoma community members were actively involved in the art commission process. They wanted the sculptural piece to represent the neighborhood and serve as an attractive landmark for the park and community.
The 23-acre Zodiac Park, which was completed in 2014, was allocated through a donation from city developer V.O. Sneed Sr. The park’s land is considered a second-growth reforested area and previously served as pasture ground for a horse farm.
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