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Posted on: May 30, 2012

[ARCHIVED] Summer Celebration at Sculpture Park on Saturday, June 9

You are invited to the Summer Celebration of the newest outdoor art venue in Central Wisconsin at 11 am on Saturday, June 9. The Stevens Point Sculpture Park will debut eight sculptures in the 20-acre park at 900 N. Second St. near Zenoff Park.

The community is invited to the Summer Celebration of the newest outdoor art venue in Central Wisconsin on Saturday, June 9. The Stevens Point Sculpture Park will debut eight sculptures in the 20-acre park at 900 North Second Street, Stevens Point, on the Green Circle next to Zenoff Park.

The Stevens Point Sculpture Park Summer Celebration will begin at 11:00 a.m. Poetry readings will begin at 11:00 a.m., live music featuring the Voyageur Saxophone Quartet will happen from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., and an artist meet and greet will begin at 1:00 p.m. Those attending will also be able to create a peace flag to hang along the trail in the park. The flags will be added to peace flags made by Stevens Point Area Elementary school students, and will line the entrance to the Stevens Point Sculpture Park at the entrance off of the Green Circle Trail.

Representatives from the Stevens Point Sculpture Park and numerous artists will be available for interviews during the event.

Work by artists include the "artist and nature" collaboration between the Aldo Leopold Audubon Society for Chimney Swift Habitats featuring: Ben Zoltak of Cottage Grove, Wisconsin – ‘Swift Nesting Wing’ and Mike Godell of Stevens Point, Wisconsin – ‘Bird Craft’.

Work by 2012 Artist in Residency Artists include: Adam Valesano & Korrin Lohmann of Minneapolis, Minnesota – ‘It's for the Birds’.

Work by artists for the annual juried call are: Stephanie Jones of Stevens Point, Wisconsin – ‘Above the Looking Glass’, James Dinkins of Plover, Wisconsin – ‘Outhouse of the Sky’, Hongtao Zhou of Madison, Wisconsin – ‘Bench made of 1000 Belts’, Stephan Klema of Hartford, Connecticut – ‘Hobbes Claw – Unsheathed’ and Estela De Paola de Lerma of Minneapolis, Minnesota – ‘Three Colors, One Heart’.

The Stevens Point Sculpture Park is an evolving living park, art will be continually added to each year through juried exhibitions, artist in residency programs, and other events.

The Stevens Point Sculpture Park, a twenty-acre site featuring woodlands, wetlands, ponds and prairie, is located on North Second Street on the Green Circle next to Zenoff Park. The mission of the Stevens Point Sculpture Park is to provide a welcoming and accessible outdoor venue for environmental arts exhibitions, activities, and educational programs. In addition to the rotating sculpture exhibits, the Stevens Point Sculpture Park will host a variety of art programs and events, including an artist in residency program. The park is open to the public.

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