The Bus Art! - It's 40 feet tall by 20 feet long. Thoughts?
Really? YGTBSM.... That looks like something out of a bad movie. Great.
If someone dug the place up 500 years from now they would think this place was built in the 1950's. This looks like the kind of art they displayed. And where is this bus going? They really need to name this bus, I volunteer Chitty Chitty Bus Bus.
I think the Bus art is cool looking, but I wonder why they aimed it at the Moon? In person maybe it won't look so goofy. You can't miss it -- that's for sure!
I like it. It's a conversation piece and it's not too serious. It's fun!
It was meant to be something going from the 50's to the future to reflect the historic Lincoln Hwy.
It has a name - "Jackson"
Saw the bus this weekend and I must say that it looks even cooler in person. It makes me miss the black spider VW Bug that used to overlook Wells overpass. While I fully realize why some may find these pieces distasteful, they add character to the city IMO.
Mike, what does RTC plan to do with the old center in front of the bowling stadium? This would make a GREAT park IMO. The northern end of downtown could use some more greenery. Put in a large fountain, add a few more trees, tear out the concrete and plant some grass, and salvage as many of the buildings/structures as possible for shade and/or year round plantings. With a modest amount of work you could have a VERY nice little oasis in the middle of our urban core.
I think it looks cheesy. They basically took an old bus and squeezed it in back and stuck it on a pole. I don't find that artistic, unless you consider the KFC bucket on a stick artistic. I suppose it's a homage to how trashy, backwards, podunk, and unsophisticated this town seems. And how original is the name of the place? It's a bus station on 4th Street, let's call it, oh I don't know, 4th Street Bus Station??? It's times like these I'm reminded that I live in Reno. Any single sculpture at Burning Man is a million times more aesthetic, original, and creative than the old bus on a stick. It screams, podunkville!
Art, like most everything, is subjective. I'm not an art expert, but I'm pretty sure this is a classic example of pop art (e.g. taking an everyday object and twisting it).
If there is one thing I know for certain it's that people in Reno love to complain. No matter what went in there someone would hate it. It's not that serious folks! :-)
The old RTC site is now owned by the city and they have a deal with the ball park people to take it and develop it.
As for the art - better than expected but I agree they could have found a real creative artist at Burning Man which would have given us something more regional.
i'm sure all the convicts that get dropped off in reno at the bus station will appreciate the new art installation. WTF. that's what we spend our money on? seriously reno. no wonder no one takes us seriously.
awvd, you can't be that clueless and out of touch with reality can you? Ridership of RTC is at all time high and its not all convicts riding. Get a life.