Loveland Public Art Project For The Foundry Canceled Due To Rising Cost Of Metal

Loveland Public Art Project For The Foundry Canceled Due To Rising Cost Of Metal

A sculpture titled "Shimmering Hues to Solar Muse," scheduled to be placed on the side of Loveland's new parking garageat The Foundry, had to be canceled due to metal price increases brought on by import tariffs and commodity speculation, city manager Steve Adams told the Loveland City Council via memo Friday.

The sculpture was to feature the sun with a human face and wavy flames along two sides of the new garage, which is now open to the public.

The sculpting team Michael Stutz and James Dinh of Los Angeles, Calif., notified the city of Loveland earlier this month that the higher prices meant the project scope needed to be shrunk by half, perhaps by installing art on only one of the two walls planned, scaling the sculpture smaller, or eliminating the lighting elements.

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