April 20, 2016 [DETROIT]- Visitors to the Garden Rooms along the East Riverfront this spring will notice a colorful new public art installation.  Laurie Tennent’s Desmanthus and Oriental Poppy, are large-scale botanical creations which are designed to draw viewers to the architecture and beauty of plant life.  The installation was already featured in the February issue of The Detroit News’ Go! Magazine.

Desmanthus and Oriental Poppy join the other examples of public art along the riverfront, including Double Tornado by Jene Highstein, Ball and Spiral by Ray Katz, Mitchell Schorr’s “Da Race” mural at GM Plaza and numerous examples of graffiti art and commissioned murals along the Dequindre Cut.  Additionally, the Detroit Institute of Art’s popular Inside | Out program returns to the riverfront this summer.

Stop by the riverfront and take in some public art this season.  Watch for more examples of public art to be installed in the coming months.