Students to Join Artists Worldwide in Art Installation Event

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- Students, residents and volunteers will join artists worldwide in transforming public spaces with temporary art installations for the annual PARK(ing) Day event next week. Instructor Ricardo Gomes assigned PARK(ing) Day as a project on the first day of the design and industry 300 class. Nickolas Tonn, a visual communication major, says students hit the ground running in preparation for the event which takes place on Sept. 15. “It’s been really fast paced but fun. The first day of class we were assigned the project and our theme,” said Tonn. “Every class session has been focused on developing our ideas.” PARK(ing) Day began in 2005 when San Francisco based art and design studio Rebar transformed a metered parking spot into a temporary public park. Since then, it has become an annual worldwide event that SF State has participated in for eight years.