Public Art in Roswell Pops!
ROSWELL ARTS FUND IS DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THE purchase of three sculptures from the 2017 ArtAround Roswell sculpture tour as gifts to the City of Roswell. Reception, Sweet Pops of Brilliance, and Sentience will all remain permanently in Roswell. Steady has been purchased by The Hagan Family Foundation and on loan until 2019.
The sculptures will join 2 other permanent pieces purchased from last year’s tour, Smoke in the Roswell Square and Oak Leaf Triptych in Roswell Area Park. ArtAround Roswell’s 2018 Opening Celebration will be April 14 at Riverside Park.
RECREATION, created by Nigerian artist Fred Ajanogha, is located at the Roswell Riverwalk and welcomes visitors, fulfilling a Nigerian tradition they should be greeted by the most beautiful woman in the house. The sculpture, made of stone cast, is of an African woman, dressed in traditional attire.
SWEET POPS OF BRILLIANCE, by artist Craig Snyder, features man-made materials forged into a whimsical form, then infused with bright primary shades. This piece was created to remind people of their fun, happy memories with family and friends. Fittingly, it remains in East Roswell Park, near the lake, fields, paths and Rec Center where these happy memories are made everyday.
Ben Pierce’s sculpture STEADY, will remain because of a generous purchase of the Hagan Family Foundation. It will be on loan to the City of Roswell for the ArtAround Roswell 2018 tour and remain in its current location at Riverside Park at the East Trail entrance through early 2019. It is installed in one of the few sites which is visible to vehicle, pedestrian and bike traffic.
SENTIENCE, by Atlanta-based artist David Landis will remain in the Heart of Roswell Park on Canton Street. This purchase was made possible in part by a $10,000 challenge grant issued by the Roswell Downtown Development Authority (Roswell DDA). Matching funds were raised via the Roswell Arts Fund’s 2017 Keep the Art! campaign.