Summit’s Sculpture Statuary

I love how public art changes a landscape. Animals scamper around and birds perch on the structures. Pedestrians, from commuters heading to trains to babies pushed in strollers, stop for a few minutes to absorb the work, read about the artists and talk.

If nothing else, public art inspires conversation.(poster at MOMA

Every six months, thanks to Summit (NJ) Public Art, different artists have the chance to display their sculptures sprinkled around the town’s Village Green, small parks and sidewalks.

Summit Public Art receives no funding from the city for acquisitions or operations. It raises money through personal donations and public and private grants. As of the end of 2010, Summit Public Art had raised more than $175,000 to support its projects.  http://arts.cityofsummit.org/

Here are a few of the latest installations.(Charles Hewitt)

(Boaz Vaadia)

(Richard Pitts)

My other post about public art:https://cyclingrandma.wordpress.com/2011/05/20/sweaters-not-bombs/

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About cyclingrandma

I was a journalist (Danbury News-Times, Ct), before becoming a teacher, and continue to write for professional journals. I have written several study guides for Penguin Books and write for Education Update, a newspaper based in New York City. (www.educationupdate.com). I’ve interviewed many authors, college presidents, and scientists. I wrote “The Kentucky Derby’s Forgotten Jockeys” for Smithsonian Magazine's website, www.smithsonian.com. (April, 2009). Two essays have been published in book anthologies; one for Wisdom of Our Mothers, (Familia Books) and the other in “College Search and Parent Rescue: Essay for Parents by Parents of College-Going Students.” (St. Martin’s Press). I was a middle school Language Arts teacher for more than 10 years and have just completed a five year grant position under No Child Left Behind in Newark, NJ public schools. I have three children, two daughters-in law, and six grandchildren. I'm an avid cyclist, knitter, cook, and reader. I love theater, museums, and yoga.
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3 Responses to Summit’s Sculpture Statuary

  1. Madeline Taylor says:

    I am stealing the Robert Motherwell quote for A.R.T.S. Day – If I ever raise enough $ to have t-shirts made for the event – that will surely be the quote!

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