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Friday, June 19, 2020

Reston Underpass Art Among World's Top 100, And The Hits Don't Stop 'Til We Get To The Top

During these challenging times, it's important to celebrate what little good news comes our way. That's why it's time to visit Casey Kasem's unmarked grave in Norway and light an earth-toned candle, because Reston is BACK IN THE TOP 100 BABY!

One of the very exciting An Arts scattered around Reston, "Thoreau's Ensemble," was selected by the 2020 CODAawards jury as one of the top 100 finalists in the world for demonstrating "the most successful integration of commissioned art into an interior, architectural, or public space." Alrighty then!

But the hits don't stop 'til we get to the top, which is why Reston needs our help. There can only be one An Art to rule them all, and CODAawards is opening the Top 100 to public voting. Of course, we'd encourage you to vote early and often, but because Restonian Is On Your Side (tm), we'll go one step further and point out some other worthy An Arts from around the world recognized in the Top 100:

Okay, Seattle, but we did the glowy bois on ugly infrastructure thing before it was cool.

Canada trying to cash in, artistically speaking, on Jon and Yoko's famous bed-in for peace. Inspiring, but would be even more so with a view of odd parallelograms out that hotel window.

Sorry, Scottsdale, but even Tysons has used the Fake Bird motif.

The inevitable round of budget cuts means we'll probably get something like this An Art from Shenzhen as our long-awaited pedestrian bridge over Wiehle.

If our ceaseless lobbying had worked, we could have had something even radder than this at our own Metro station. But our loss is exurban Colorado's gain.

Voting continues through the end of August; as of this writing, Thoreau's Ensemble is one of only a handful of An Arts with more than 140 votes. You know what to do, the end.

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