Briefly Noted: Leawood installing temporary kinetic sculpture by John King

Leawood installing temporary kinetic sculpture by John King. The Art in Public Places Initiative of the Leawood Arts Council has announced the temporary installation of a kinetic sculpture by John King. Sky Writing I is the 10th temporary installation of the “Art on Loan Program,” which provides local artists the opportunity to display their work to the residents of Leawood for one year. The kinetic art piece titled Sky Writing I is made of painted steel, standing 14′ high by 14′ long by 14′ wide. Sky Writing I has wing-like elements, hinged in four places that move the piece horizontally. The artwork will be located on the lawn on the southwest corner of the Leawood City Hall property. Sky Writing was imagined while riding the thermal currents in a hang glider. The Art in Public Places Initiative of the Leawood Arts Council will host a reception for the artist on Thursday, Oct. 3 at the installation site. In the event of rain, the reception will take place in the Main Conference Room of Leawood City Hall. Refreshments take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 pm.