Artists Rolstad and Hill Selected to Create Art for New Neighborhood Police Station
Style Magazine Newswire | 10/20/2017, 2:28 p.m.
The City of Houston has selected artists Koryn Rolstad and Sherry Tseng Hill to create original artworks for the new Southwest Police Station due to open by the end of this year. The station, off South Post Oak and adjacent to Cambridge Village Park, replaces the old Beechnut police station and will serve the patrol area that includes Meyerland, Hiram Clarke, Almeda and Bellaire Boulevard. The 50,000-square-foot facility will have a community meeting room and adjacent playground that will eventually connect to the Bayou Greenways project. Artist Koryn Rolstad’s outdoor sculpture, Illuminated Community Reflections, is a “grove” of abstract tree-like structures of colorful structural acrylic and powder-coated aluminum creating a lively, highly visible and distinctive entry to the station. For the community meeting room, Houston artist Sherry Tseng Hill is creating her first public commission—a new City Sites series of paintings -- by exploring the neighborhood and consulting with station officers about the community’s history. The selection process and management of the artist projects is provided by Houston Arts Alliance, under contract with the city and in conjunction with Houston’s General Services Department.