After soliciting input from the project team, the CHS Field Design and Construction Committee, and the general public, “Meander” has been selected as the public art piece for the CHS Field’s West Plaza.
Designed with 28 sculptural pillars, Meander is inspired by the Upper Mississippi River’s shape, bathymetry, and the 28 locks along its course from Saint Anthony Falls, Minnesota, to St. Louis, Missouri. Each section will be artistically fabricated out of cast glass and masonry – made from silica and lime harvested from the Mississippi River Valley. Both materials have been crucial to the industrial history of Saint Paul. The glass cap of each piece will contain an embedded LED light, illustrating the changing water conditions of the river and organically reacting to viewers’ presence.
“We drew our inspiration for Meander from the Mississippi River, which is such an integral part of Saint Paul. We are excited to move forward with this piece,” said John Kim from Futures North, the design and build collaborative which is designing the public art for the ballpark. “As a part of the voting process, we received some great feedback from the project team, the CHS Field Design and Construction Committee, and the public, which we are incorporating to involve the community in the design of the project.”
Now that the design has been selected, Futures North will finalize the sculptural and interactive electronic elements of the artwork and develop prototypes to test the materials to be used in the piece.
From a leisurely afternoon taking in the signs of CHS Field from the Minnesoyta Lawn to hosting the annual company field day event, CHS Field offers a unique venue to provide a memorable experience for your employees and clients.
Would you like to get out of the board room and into the ballpark? The Securian Club at CHS Field provides a one-of-a-kind location for your next meeting. The Securian Financial Club can seat up to 200 guests and offers audio and video equipment.
CHS Field offers one of the most unique wedding venues in Saint Paul. From ceremonies on home plate to scenic receptions against the glow of the city lights in the Securian Financial Club, CHS Field has options available to accommodate weddings of up to 200 guests.
CHS Field is available for outdoor concerts and festivals. The venue can accommodate up to 12,000 guests by utilizing the field level and fixed seating areas. The warning track and concourse are great for vendors to set up demonstrations and exhibits.