Twin Unveils New Target Field Public Art

One of the joys of a home Minnesota Twins game knows the baseball-themed Target Field public art. This year’s debut: A 20 meter long glass mosaic on the side of seventh street target place.

the mosaic, pictured above, features the themes “All are welcome to Target Field” and “Celebrating the rich diversity of our community.” Designed by the Minneapolis Mosaic Artist Duo Daniela Bianchini and muralist Kalakaand composed of thousands of individual glass pieces, this mural is designed to bring together Minnesota’s many cultures and communities in a colorful expression of unity.

“Among the many things that make Target Field special, our ongoing celebration of public art is one that the Twins organization is especially proud of,” said the club’s president and CEO. Dave Saint-Pierre by press release. “From the 5th Street facade to Target Plaza to 7th, inside and outside the stadium, these works represent our game, our team and our community in a way as unique as the artists themselves. Target Field is for everyone, and we’re thrilled that our baseball stadium “porch” now celebrates the wonderful diversity of our city, state and region – not just on game day, but every day. . We are grateful to our MBA partners and congratulate Daniela and Kalaka for their incredible vision, energy and talent.

“When we began designing Target Field, we focused on both creating seamless connections to downtown Minneapolis and the North Loop, and creating quality spaces outside the gates. to bring people to the ballpark all year round,” the MBA executive director said. Dan Kenny by press release. “We are very excited about the amazing work of Daniela and Kalaka and the vibrancy the new mural adds to the place.”

According to a press release from the team, “The mosaic mural is as varied and special as the people it represents. Bianchini and Kalaka’s art depicts an inclusive group of fans entering Target Field, with a diversity of colors, ethnicities, ages, genders, even vegetation and animals. The artists’ intention is for everyone who walks by the mural and in Target Field to feel represented, to feel a sense of belonging and welcome. The room is surrounded on the stadium side by a sun to symbolize hope for a bright future, and on the far side of the square by an individual waving to present an open invitation for others to join.

Public art target field facilities over the years have included various statues of large twins (Rod Carew, Harmon Killebrew, Kirby Puckett, Carl and Eloise Pohlad, Tony Oliva, Kent Hrbek and Tom Kelly) and The wave by Ned Kahn – those baseball card-shaped aluminum elements attached to the Target Plaza side of Ramp B that ripple in the wind, among other notable works.

Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Twins.

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