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Public Art Piece Chosen For New Arena

The Louisville Arena Authority has commissioned a large piece of public art that will hang in the new KFC Yum! Center.An artist selection committee chose a proposal from Al Price of Phoenix. Panel chair and Kentucky Arts Council Executive Director Lori Meadows says Price's 200 foot sculpture was chosen from 74 applications. It will be installed on the Third Street side of the arena concourse."It hangs from the ceiling and will run the entire length of the corridor. It's composed of fifty open metal panels that are all built from individual stainless steel tubes," she told the authority at its Monday meeting.Officials say 23 of the 74 proposals came from Kentucky artists, including 11 in Louisville.The sculpture will cost just over $200,000.

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation." Email Rick at rhowlett@lpm.org.