12 new sculptures featured at Madrona Grove Sculpture Garden/Depot, sponsored by Windermere Real Estate
A new exhibition of 12 outdoor sculptures is in place around the Depot Arts and Community Center, sponsored by Windermere Real Estate. It’s the second exhibit in the new location which also includes the Madrona Grove east of the Depot.
“We’re ready for all the visitors who come to spring, summer and fall events in the area - the marina, the snag boat museum, the farmer’s market - it’s the busy time of year in this neighborhood,” said Lanny Bergner, the arts commission member who worked with the jury that selected the new works of art from those that were submitted.
“Our thanks to Windermere Real Estate for their generous, continuing support of this sculpture project that enlivens the public art scene in Anacortes,” he added.
All the sculptures are for sale during the exhibition that will run through late fall. Two of the sculptures in last year’s exhibition were sold - the giraffe family and the sphere made from driftwood. “That increases interest among sculptors and we hope to build on that success,” Bergner said. The Anacortes Arts Festival has pledged to buy two sculptures from the current exhibition to add to the growing public art collection around town.
A public event to celebrate the new exhibit and its participating artists will be planned later this spring, according to Bergner. He also said that more signage and a exhibition map will be added this year.
Sculptors/sculptures in the new exhibition are:
Roger Small - Cosmic Fish, Worship; Joe Treat - Rhinoceros; Leo E. Osborne - Coming Home; Steve Lloyd - Rotational Symmetry; Lin McJunkin - Fossil III, Mt. Baker Glacial; Leon White - Miracle Grow With Butterflies; Peregrine O’Gormley - Meek; Terri Malec - Wetlands Guardian; Craig Breitback - Celebration; Lucy Mae Martin - For Patty and Eve.
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