Sound and sky meet in Walker concerts

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May 25, 2009 // UPDATED 2:43 pm - June 1, 2009
By: Dylan Thomas
Dylan Thomas

The Walker Art Center opens an outdoor summer concert series of performances in and around one of its most intriguing outdoor sculptures June 4.

Local rockers Aviette open the “Skyspace/Soundspace” series of concerts with an 8:30 p.m. performance in the green space near “Sky Pesher 2005,” a bunker-like space designed by artist James Turrell. Viewers who enter the sculpture look up through rectangular opening in the sculpture’s ceiling to see a section of sky framed like a painting.

The series continues on occasional Thursdays throughout the summer, with some groups even scheduled to perform inside “Sky Pesher 2005.” The series continues June 18 with a performance by circuit-bending duo Beatrix*JAR.

For a full schedule of performances, visit the Walker Art Center website (

Turrell’s sculpture also was the site of a wedding over Memorial Day weekend. Walker employee Justin Heideman wrote about his big day on the Walker’s blog (