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June 3, 2007 in Las Vegas.
Best Public Art Award to Millennium Springs by Ritsuko Taho
Millennium Springs was one of forty artworks selected by the Americans for the Arts for the 2007 Year in Review . The recipients were announced at the annual Americans for the Arts conference in June 2007.

The 2007 Year in Review highlights innovative and exemplary public art projects completed between April 2006 and April 2007 in the United States.
June 14, 2007 in Toride Japan
Premier public projection of Millennium Springs live in JAPAN
Millennium Springs live images transmitted through webcams were projected during a presentation by Ritsuko Taho at National University of Fine Arts and Music on June 4, 2007 in Japan. It was the first public projection of Millennium Springs live images abroad. Night views were projected in the early morning presentation and the City of Hollywood made special efforts to extend the time of the fountain operation. As they were so interested in the idea of the fountain operation based on life wave of Baobab tree, many questions were asked.
June 2007, in Tokyo Japan
Millennium Springs Premier Appearance in a Book in JAPAN
Millennium Springs was included in a book entitled "New Approach to Environment and Design". Ritsuko Taho was one of the speakers on the issue, and Millennium Springs was presented as a major project with photographs of the Water Sculpture and Baobab tree.
May 2, 2007
Public presentation of Millennium Springs in Tokyo
Ritsuko Taho presented Millennium Springs to more than 80 students at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, Japan. The 14 students, who were very interested in Ritsuko Taho's work, prepared the presentation and made special designs of the information pamphlet, posters and logos for the presentation.
Cultural Quarterly Spring 2007
Millennium Springs ; Broward County public introduction
Officially Opens in Hollywood with new works by renowned Japanese artist Ritsuko Taho as the focal point, the eagerly awaited ArtsPark at Young Circle in downtown Hollywood was dedicated in March. Originally conceived as part of Broward County's Community Cultural Plan 2010 in response to a community-identified need for hands-on facilities for arts and culture, the ArtsPark was seeded with $5 million in park bond funding from the Broward County Board of County Commissioners in 2002. The 10-acre park is located at Hollywood Boulevard and U.S. 1. The focal point of the ArtsPark is a spectacular fountain designed by Taho in collaboration with project designer Margi Glavovic Nothard and architect Marvin Scharf. Taho's design concept, Millennium Springs, consists of three components: A water sculpture within the fountain along with sound art and an ornamental ceremonial rope encircling a large Baobab tree in the park; a DreamWave pattern sculpture, which is incorporated into the park's walkway design; and an E-sculpture that will be accessible to people all over the world via the Internet.

March 13, 2007 in Hollywood Florida
Millennium Springs Dedication Ceremony of the ArtsPark at Young Circle, March 16-18, 2007

3/13/2007 9:49:53 AM
BROWARD COUNTY, FL-Broward County Commission's Cultural Division invites the Broward community to a dedication ceremony for The ArtsPark at Young Circle in Hollywood on March 16, 5-10 p.m. Internationally-known artist Ritsuko Taho's artwork Millennium Springs has transformed the Young Circle park into a regional, interactive ArtsPark where Broward County residents and visitors can partake in arts and cultural activities in the day and night. Young Circle ArtsPark, a 10-acre park in the heart of Downtown Hollywood, is located at Hollywood Boulevard and US-1.

The focus of the ArtsPark at Young Circle is a spectacular feature fountain designed by Taho in collaboration with project architect Margi Glavovic Nothard. Taho's design concept, Millennium Springs, consists of three components: (1) the water sculpture with the fountain, sound art and ceremonial rope; (2) the dream wave pattern sculpture, which is part of the walkway design; and (3) an E-sculpture that will be accessible to people all over the world via the internet (Compelling Images Available Upon Request).

Ritsuko Taho weaves eastern sensitivity to the landscape into her practice of public art. Dividing her time between Cambridge, Mass. and Tokyo, Japan, she is known for creating poetic works that are highly sensitive to the context of the site, as well as to the intended audience and local community. Past projects include the landscape sculpture and plaza design for the Penta-Ocean Institute of Technology in Nasu, Japan; the landscape sculpture for Kobe Earthquake survivors to use for community gardening in Ashiya, Japan; the Mist Fountain for Gateway Village in Charlotte, N.C. and Multicultural Manifestos, a community-based lighting and plaza design commissioned by the Cambridge Arts Council for Central Square, Cambridge, Mass. She has recently completed a monumentally-scaled earthwork sculpture for the prestigious Echigo-Tsumari Triennale in Japan.

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