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Port of Entry

Muñoz & Company

“Port of Entry” will be built of Jarritos, the colorful, iconic Mexican sodas. The cube will be a lit, 12x12x12 structure with one set of parallel centers removed for “passage”. The multicolor facet of the Port represents the diversity of the migrant worker population that has long been a major source of Grand Rapids’ growth. The Port’s illumination symbolizes the community’s strength through unity. With the help of volunteers from the Hispanic Center and the community, we will construct the “Port of Entry” one bottle at a time. The symbolism of the community working together to create the “Port of Entry” reflects the meaning of the Grand Rapids' fabric and the strengthening migrant worker community. During deconstruction of the “Port of Entry” installation, we will invite the volunteers and the community back to take the Jarritos bottles with them as a token of our thanks and a keepsake of this moment. The “Port of Entry” theme is a tribute to Michigan’s migrant workers.

Entry Details
  • Art form: Installation
  • Depth: 12'
  • Medium: Glass and Light
  • Width: 12'
  • Year created: 2015
  • Height: 12'

About Muñoz & Company

The team is primarily comprised of Muñoz & Company employees. Mr. Henry Muñoz, III, CEO, is providing the design direction for the Port of Entry installation. Muñoz & Company is the largest, minority-owned design firm in Texas. For this installation, Roberto Torres, Executive Director for the Hispanic Center, will be leading the volunteer effort.