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Thursday, November 15 2012

Greenfield Sculpture Project Seeks Artist Proposals

From a Greenfield Gateway Sculpture Project press release:

The Greenfield Gateway Sculpture Project announces its first competition for sculptures designed to welcome visitors and residents to Greenfield.  Over the next four years, the Project plans to site four sculptures in key areas around town.  The first sculpture will be placed on Deerfield Street on the open area near the corner of Meridian Street in fall 2013.

“We are really excited about getting this project started,” said Caitlyn von Schmidt, Chair of the Greenfield Cultural Council.  “There are so many accomplished artists in the Pioneer Valley.  This is an opportunity to create a permanent piece of art that will welcome us all to town and be part of the town’s identity for many years to come.”

The Project will be open to all Pioneer Valley artists.  Applications, including 2 or 3 dimensional models of the planned sculpture, are due on February 4, 2013.  The applications are available by contacting Project Chair, Susan Worgaftik at suworg@comcast.net.

“This is a community effort which we hope will involve everyone,” said Worgaftik.  “A review committee will go through all the applications and chose the two or three that they believe represent Greenfield best.  Then, in March, the community, as a whole, will be able to vote for their choices.  The result of the vote will be announced in April.”

Becky George, another member of the Project Committee, noted, “All sculptures will be permanent celebrations of Greenfield’s history, future, commitment to the environment, local agriculture, place in the county as a crossroads or some aspect of town life.  It is a very open canvas and we are looking for ideas that help us see our town from fresh perspectives.”

“Although we have commitments of funds for the sculptures themselves,” said Worgaftik, “we have additional needs to complete the project.  We would welcome support from town residents who are interested in the project.  Please feel free to contact us at 413-773-0228 or at suworg@comcast.net.

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