The smoothly rusted steel structures in the strip of land between Schmitz Hall and the Visitors Information Center comprise a public art project called “Give Voice,” entirely conceived, built and installed by undergraduate and graduate UW students. Students gathered from various artistic disciplines for a spring quarter class called Design-Build Studio, otherwise known as Art 332. The project sprang from the multi-million-dollar improvements to University Way last year. The budget included $25,000 for sidewalks along the site of the art project. For this relatively small amount, the student artists installed the entire public art project, plus sidewalks.
August 27, 2003