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Art at SMCLArt at SMCL<div class="ExternalClass5EABE3EFD3534733B30126F39456C703"><p>​Learn more about just some of the artful touches on view at South Mountain Community Library.<br></p><div><table class="ms-formtable" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%" style="margin-top:8px;"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" class="ms-formbody" width="350px"><div><div><div class="ExternalClass0BFAC054764040A0BEEB83DD0EB6EE95"><h2>​Public Art<br></h2><p>A multi-faceted public artwork, "Passage" by Mags Harries and Lajos Héder with poet Alberto Rios, begins with steel letters embedded in concrete in the plaza at the library's west entrance and continues to a shaded pathway that connects the library to the Western Canal Bridge, providing a pedestrian link to the Legacy Village Shopping Center. Speakers set in acoustic chairs in the plaza play recordings of poetry curated by Rios that reflect the community and local landscape. Four tre​llises spanning the path between the library and canal feature cut-out letters that cast poems in shadows along the path. The project was commissioned jointly by the Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture Public Art Program and the Maricopa County Community College District.<br></p><h2>"Baseline Blooms"</h2><p>"Baseline Blooms" is a collaborative community poem compiled by Arizona poet Alberto Rios. More than 30 community members of all ages submitted a few words, a line, phrase, short memory or observation about South Mountain communities, including Phoenix and Laveen. The poem was presented at the library's one-year anniversary celebration on September 29, 2012.​<br></p></div></div></div></td></tr></tbody></table></div>​<br></div>





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