Since this year’s summer heat marathon has yet to begin, we aren’t yet yearning for our brief winter respite, when, for a few days, we can go outside and enjoy various holidays while wearing sleeves.
Nevertheless, we look forward to the annual Waller Creek Show all year, and 2018 is no exception. Sponsored by the Waller Creek Conservancy, the annual show is intended to bring attention to the Waller Creek Restoration Project, an ambitious plan to revitalize the creek on many levels, including flood control, pedestrian pathways, and native plant and wildlife restoration.
In late fall of every year since 2013, light installations created by architects, landscape architects, artists, and designers have been placed above, below, and in the creek and residents have been invited to wander in wonder through the displays. The Conservancy announced Monday that the show will return this year Nov. 9-17—this time in a slightly different location—and gave us a glimpse of work by the artists chosen for the 2018 show.
This year’s Creek Show will be located on the creek between Ninth and 11th streets, creating a new space for designers and connecting with new neighboring businesses. The 2018 “Creek Show Lounge,” which includes interactive activities and fun ways to learn about the Waller Creek parks project, will be located at Symphony Square.
After reviewing more than 50 submissions, Creek Show selection committee chose the following six groups for 2018’s installations. Below are renderings that offer a peek at what to expect.
Parabolus by aod (Jose Roberto Corea (lead), Courtney Jones Burton, Gretchen Leigh Du Pré, and Jeff Fletcher)
la noria by Drophouse Design (Christian Klein (lead), Matt Satter, Christy Taylor)
Urban Scrim by Lemmo Architecture and Design (Ryan Lemmo, AIA (lead), Stephanie Lemmo, Assoc. AIA (lead), Jonathan Butler, Julia Martinelli)
TENTSION by Perkins+Will (Chet Morgan, Assoc. AIA (lead), Jenny Adair, Caitlin Admire, Aaron Manns, AIA, Emilie Ogburn, Ellen Saathoff, Assoc. AIA, Paul Ward)
Ambedo βeta by Polis (Daniel Goodwin (lead), Brianna Graves, Olivia Nguyen, Bruce Wilcoxon)