The “Reunion” installation was originally installed at the Kiley Garden site as part
of “ArtLoud Sculpture”. The ongoing event was created and sponsored by “CREW Tampa
Bay”. The civic group works with the City of Tampa and other downtown development
organizations to beautify the cityscape and to showcase Tampa’s rich cultural heritage
while sustaining and supporting it’s Artists’.
The placement of the Artwork encourages interaction, expands the focus and the inter-connection
of Kiley Gardens and the University of Tampa across the river. As the waterfront
corridor develops and the quality of our cultural experience matures, relevant environmentally
sensitive artwork made by our own recognized artists from local materials, elevates
our sense of “Place” and humanizes the urban landscape.
A sister piece titled “ChairMuse” was created at the same time in 1982 and is located
on Franklin Street at the City of Tampa Municipal Office Building and is listed in
the Smithsonian Institution’s Inventory of American Painting and Sculpture
The unique characteristics of the Kiley Gardens landscape architecture with its
mathematical measures and geometric shapes are uncannily reflected, reinforced and enhanced
by the simple shapes, forms, color, contrast and shadows of the “Reunion” sculpture installation
In addition to the way the site-specific installation integrates into the physical environment,
it’s size. proportion and people friendly spacing invite community interaction.
Sundays are “Yoga in the Park” from YogaDowntownTampa
If there is an event in Curtis Hixon Park they hold class on the other side of the park in Kiley Gardens