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Many artists draw inspiration from their environment. That’s certainly the case for those who created a new sculpture installed at Philip S. Miller Park. The new artwork, commissioned by the Town’s Public Art Commission, is also intended to inspire visitors.
The sculpture represents the active atmosphere of the park and provides entertainment, inspiration, delight and fun for park-goers. Titled “Tree of Wings,” the kinetic piece features leaf-like wings that gracefully glide through the air in both high and low wind.
Artists Mary Williams and John King have more than 30 years of combined experience in public art. Their pieces are in many public and private spaces across the Front Range.
The Public Art Commission selected the artists’ proposal to achieve one of the goals in its 2017 Public Art Plan: commission a new public art project at Philip S. Miller Park to deepen the visitor experience. A dedication event for “Tree of Wings” is being planned for spring.
The Commission also recently installed a community-created painting at Castle Rock Adventist Hospital. Volunteers painted “The Rock” by numbers during the annual Artfest event. A dedication for that piece is expected soon.
The Public Art Commission works to acquire art for public buildings and parks in Castle Rock. The group aims to create community vibrancy with art reflecting the Town’s charm, heritage and beauty.
The commission presently has two vacancies due to members moving out of the area. Visit CRgov.com/BoardVacancies to view additional information and to apply to serve as a volunteer member.
Learn more about the Town’s public art pieces and program at CRgov.com/PublicArt. Funding for public art in Castle Rock comes from the Philip S. Miller Trust Fund – not taxpayer dollars.
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