Public art celebration set for Richmond Ferry Terminal

Changing Tides

A celebration for the new public art sculptures at the Richmond Ferry Terminal, called Changing Tide, is set to bring light shows, music and dancing to the waterfront Saturday.

Dedication comments and performances will begin at 6 p.m. at the terminal at 1453 Harbour Way South.

Changing Tides is a city-funded art project by sculptors Jennifer Madden and Jeff Reed of Richmond-based Reed Madden Designs. The 20-foot tall sculptures aim to bring awareness of the importance of eelgrass to the ecosystem along Richmond’s shoreline.

Now, the artists are fundraising to create a “free outdoor stage” on the shoreline that would feature “light shows, motion sensors, sound speakers and a website for open source programming that students can use to create their own dance, music and light shows.”

For more information about the effort, visit the Changing Tide website here. Also, the East Bay Express crafted a good profile of the artists and the sculptures here.