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On Saturday, December 11, 2010, downtown Scottsdale held an official dedication of Paolo Soleri's first completed bridge. Over a thousand people joined Scottsdale Major Jim Lane. Vessel created a Community Waterfall (with 50 community delegates) and an atmospheric performance Spectrum with 12 performers. On Friday evening, Spectrum performers ritualistically extracted 50 buckets of water from the canal over three hours to be used for the community waterfall at solar noon the following day. The Soleri Bridge and Plaza is a joint City of Scottsdale Capital Improvement Project and Scottsdale Public Arts commission funded in part by Starwood Capital Group and Golub & Company, Ground Up Development Services and Salt River Project.


Winter Solstice Sunset Ritual and Community Water Fall
Soleri Bridge Dedication, Scottsdale Public Art Commission. 2010.

Performed by Rachel Bowditch, Matt Watkins, Logan Phillips, David Starry, Portia Beacham, Grace Rolland, Laine Nelson, Abraham Ntonya, Jamie Sandomire, Kristina Serna, Katie Kotulak, and Drew Ignatowski. Photos by Chris Loomis.