In November 2006, City of Austin voters approved funding for select cultural facilities in the community. Zachary Theatre was awarded $10 million in bond funds towards the design and construction of the new 427-seat Topfer theatre on their campus at South Lamar and Riverside Drive. Their capital campaign also raised over $20 million towards the new theatre, which opened in fall of 2012.
The Art in Public Places (AIPP) program commissioned artist Cliff Garten to create a bronze sculpture with integrated sound for the Topfer Theatre complex. This project was created through a deep collaboration between the artist and the creative staff at ZACH. An inaugural sound piece was created by Garten, with support from local sound artist Lindsey Sikes; the piece investigates the nature of theater through dialog read by Austin actors. Visitors to the sculpture can activate the recording by triggering the motion sensors located within each horn.
More information on the Zachary Theatre can be found at www.zachtheatre.org.
Images of the ZACH Topfer Theatre can be found here.