Public Art Coming to Sweeney Open Space

Work crews began installing “Gateway Columns,” public art by Norman Moore, at Jean Sweeney Open Space Park last week.
Photo & story by Eric J. Kos

Public Art Coming to Sweeney Open Space

Last week City of Alameda work crews began installing the foundations for two new public artworks in Jean Sweeney Open Space Park. The first piece, “Gateway Columns” by local artist Norman Moore, will be fully complete by the end of April and includes two 15-foot columns of cast concrete covered in glass mosaic. The two columns form a gateway meant to symbolize the island of Alameda as the gateway for prospectors and the railroad heading east.

The second piece, two “Rockspinners” by local artist Zach Coffin, will be installed later this summer. A Rockspinner is a multi-ton boulder which can be spun easily and silently with just a light push.

Learn more about the city’s Public Art Program at www.alamedaca.gov/Departments/Community-Development/Public-Art-Program/P... Art-Awards.