The City of El Paso Museums and Cultural Affairs Department Public Art Program cordially invites the public to attend the ribbon cutting ceremony of the Cavalry Man Triangle Project, located 605 N. Santa Fe Street in downtown El Paso on September 27, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. In addition, The El Paso Museum of History (located at 510 N. Santa Street) will host Aztec Calendar Stone lecture by John Carlson, Friday, September 28, 2012, 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. Both events are free to the public.
About the Project
The project was made possible after securing funds from the Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ), the El Paso Community Foundation and the U.S. Department of Energy American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Cavalry Man Triangle was deemed a good fit to site the pavilion due to its open space and good public facing. The City made extensive studies of the area and decided to close Prospect Street and expand the triangle to accommodate the pavilion and native landscaping. Cavalry Man Triangle Project is now a remarkable example of utilizing solar energy to create an urban green space for all to enjoy.
About the Aztec Calendar Pavilion
The Aztec Calendar Pavilion, a renewable energy education project, is a shaded yet light-filled gathering and performance space with an elaborate detailed ceiling, paying homage to the original Aztec calendar and casting light play onto the ground below. It is made out of Cor-Ten steel which contains solar panels, light condensers, and crystal prisms.
About the Artist
Poetic Kinetics is an artist collective focused on large scale installations, experiential design and performance production. Based in Los Angeles and born from the film industry, Poetic Kinetics brings an adventurous and enthusiastic spirit, an exploration of technology, and a deep commitment to top notch production value to each new endeavor.