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The Dallas Office Of Cultural Affairs held a meeting this month and explained that the “Happy Shapes” public art project, which is expected to light up the Ross Avenue underpass, is awaiting TxDOT approval for electric plans.

Then it will go on to the Dallas city council.

The Dallas Morning News blogged about the meeting:

It’s been more than a year since the city’s Office of Cultural Affairs voted to light up the Ross Avenue underpass with Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock’s so-called “Happy Shapes.” But, as the OCA’s Public Art Committee was informed at last night’s meeting, the project still awaits the green light from the Texas Department of Transportation before the $112,913 public-art installation can makes its way to the Dallas City Council.

The point of the piece is twofold: to make the underpass safer and to invite pedestrians to walk between the Arts District and East Dallas. And while some committee members still question its effectiveness — in short, is the thing bright enough? — it’s moving ahead…

…Read the entire blog here