Park District hosts ‘Sinnissippi Guardian’ sculpture unveiling Oct. 22
From press release
The Rockford Park District will reveal the
sculpture at 10 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 22, in Sinnissippi Park near the lower parking lot. The sculpture is being given to the community in honor of the Park District’s 100th anniversary celebration and was made possible through the support of local donations and sponsorships.
The piece was chosen by a committee who selected an existing work from Chicago artist Terrence Karpowicz to commemorate the Park District’s 100th anniversary. The
reflects Karpowicz’s signature dedication to refined and skillful craftsmanship, and his use of diverse materials including granite and metal. The
was placed at a 30-degree angle to North Second Street and will be appropriately landscaped and lighted.
This sculpture is a beautiful piece of art that honors the Park District’s 100th anniversary and will be enjoyed by the public for many years to come. The ‘Guardian’ will look over our community as citizens enjoy parks, play and fun over the next century,
said Board President Doug Brooks.
Brooks said that in addition to
the Park District also has recently received some very generous sculpture donations from several local residents, artists and businesses, which will be placed in the vicinity of the Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens. The location of these sculptures will be announced next month.
Our goal is to create a cohesive experience with all the existing and new sculptures located along the Rock River,
For more information, contact Jodi Carroll at (815) 987-8840.
From the October 21-27, 2009 issue
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