Risa Puno—a New York City-based sculpture and installation artist—selected for the fourth installation of 2022
Springdale, Ark. (November 22, 2022) – The windows of the Famous Hardware building in Downtown Springdale are once again activated with a new art installation. This time the windows have been brought to life by the artist Risa Puno who was commissioned by CACHE with funding from the Tyson Family Foundation.
Risa Puno is a New York City-based sculpture and installation artist. Puno uses interactivity and play to understand how we relate to one another. She has exhibited with museums and organizations in the US and internationally. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, NPR, The New Yorker, ProPublica, and The Boston Globe.
Come By is an interactive art installation that shares the people who represent Springdale and the Northwest Arkansas community and their stories. Fitting together like a puzzle, each panel presents the silhouette of a person living in this region; a symbol for the way that each member of this community holds different parts of this region's history. Also included in Come By are excerpts from the Ozark Story Project, a book by Amber Perrodin, a poem by Noelia Cerna, illustrations by Maximiliano Calabotta, and a soundscape by Reilly Dickens-Hoffman.
The #famoushardware art installations, which began at the beginning of 2021 have featured a variety of artists from across the county. Information about each of the artists and their work can be found on the CACHE website. The installations make art accessible to the community and create new experiences for people visiting the downtown. All of the installations are visible from the sidewalk in front of the Famous Hardware building located at 113 West Emma Avenue and are explained in English, Spanish and Marshallese.
Below are the art installation details:
- Puno will install Come By from November 16-21.
- CACHE will host an artist talk and reception on February 9 at 6 pm at The Medium located 214 S Main Street.
- The art installation will be in place through the end of February 2023.
More information about the art installation can be found at Visual and Public Art.
ABOUT DOWNTOWN SPRINGDALE ALLIANCE: Downtown Springdale Alliance is a nonprofit that was formed in 2011 with a mission to create vibrancy in our dynamic downtown. For more information, visit www.downtownspringdale.org.
ABOUT CACHE: CACHE formed in 2019 to act as the central regional agency committed to connecting, supporting and developing the region’s arts, culture, and creative communities. CACHE will bring cohesive vision and strategy to the region’s organic creative activities, uplifting local artists, the nonprofit sector, municipal leadership, creative industries, and arts philanthropy and investments. CACHE programs include the Arts and Culture Bridge Fund, OZCast, region-wide cultural planning, the Music Ecosystem Strategy and Action Plan, ARt Connect, and the Arts Resource Desk. Learn more at cachecreate.org.
ABOUT THE TYSON FAMILY FOUNDATION: Established in 1970, the Tyson Family Foundation supports efforts for education, health, arts and culture and youth programs as well as a scholarship program for Tyson Foods employees and their families. The foundation has endowed and supported local, regional and national organizations committed to furthering access to knowledge, promoting creativity and supporting communities. The Foundation is currently led by President Olivia Tyson.