The City of Ketchum and the Ketchum Arts Commission are celebrating the first “Surprise Art” project now on display on the south side of the Ketchum Innovation Center building located at 311 First Ave., N.
The city’s newest public art was created by Wood River Valley native Rudi Broschofsky. The artwork consists of metallic enamel and spray paint on five-foot-high wood panels that stretch across 36 feet of the building’s outside wall.
Broschofsky’s work, entitled “Flight,” is based on a proverb about the wise old owl. According to Broschofsky, the owl’s open wings symbolize a welcoming nature to outsiders and entrepreneurs.
Wings also “denote the idea of flight, as the KIC is a place where aspirations hatch and take flight into something more successful and concrete,” said Broschofsky, who now lives in Portland.