This blog exists to inspire people to seek out all the great art that lives in and around the Minneapolis skyway.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Navigating the Skyways - Midwest Plaza

This multi-faceted sculpture, Navigating the Skyways by Darcy Ferrill is on the street level of the Midwest Plaza. It combines a bit of the lake culture of the cities with the urban worker's daily journey through the skyways.

Ferrill, a principal at Trellage-Ferrill, the Minneapolis-based design firm, has art exhibited all over the Twin Cities and the country. They provide architectual and design services as well as creating sculptures and custom lighting systems. Check out some cool work they've done at Zelo and the Cambria Club at the Target Center.

The home of this piece of public art is the Midwest Plaza which was the supposed home of the fictional television station, WJM-TV on the Mary Tyler Moore show. They filmed the opening sequence (where she famously throws her hat) nearby on the Nicollet Mall.

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea for a blog! I work downtown and have enjoyed some of the pieces you've highlighted.