Egg Harbor Public Art Initiative Unveils Public Statues
The Public Arts Initiative of Egg Harbor announces their inaugural year of “Celebrate! Wisconsin Sculptors 2017.” The organization was created with a strong belief in the positive impact the arts have on the world and to celebrate the power of art in public spaces. Celebrate! Wisconsin Sculptors 2017 includes sculptural works of art created by four Wisconsin artists displayed in public spaces throughout the village.
“The Weaver” by Chilton artist Teresa Lind is on display at the Peg Egan Performing Arts Center. Using cast aluminum and galvanized steel, Lind’s art reflects the strength of women and their stories, as shown by the realistic woman weaving her own flowing dress made of steel wire.
Village View Park is where you will find Adam Meurer of Mequon’s “Colored Mast.” There is an inherent sense of movement as the surrounding light and colors are reflected and absorbed in the painted steel and plastic resin, abstracted boat’s mast.
Fish Creek artist Patty Degenhardt’s “Universal Mother” cast in bronze with a verdigris patina, is nestled among the trees at the entrance of the Bird/Nature Park. Her abstracted, biomorphic mother embraces and nurtures her young swathed within her arms.
Looking out across Egg Harbor, a young boy with periscope in hand sitting upon a turtle is the sculpture “Natural Wonders” created by Edgerton artist Michele Moushey Dale.
All sculptures are for sale. Thirty percent of the sale will benefit the Public Arts Initiative, with a portion of the funds to be used for future purchases of permanent art for public spaces in the Village of Egg Harbor. For more information visit paiofeggharborwi.wordpress.com.