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Scott Bye “Rush Docks”

I love watching people interact with public art. Out of all of the Fluid Culture installations at Canalside, Scott Bye’s “Rush Docks” is the probably the most interactive. Because of the whimsical nature of the design, combined with the warmth of the wood, I have noticed that many passersby can’t resist walking up and touching the work of art. I’ve also seen little kids climbing on it. Earlier today a wedding party was taking turns standing in front of it as the photographer snapped photos. “Rush Docks” is the fifth installation that we have covered in the Fluid Culture series. From Scott Bye:

Water movement, buoyancy of wood, means of transportation, industry, recycling the land and growth are a few thoughts that come to mind about Rush Docks. The form shows industrious crate fences that were donated by vertically lined. The front face section is solid rectangular fences that anchors the back spiral section. The arch can be adjusted during setup for a high or low spiral.
Location: Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf (Canalside).
Date: September 24-November 15.
To learn more about the different installations, click hereOr visit Fluid Culture.


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Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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