May 27, 2022

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Iowa Metropolis general public sculpture shows deliver new artwork to three parks

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For most persons, a stroll through Mercer Park is a opportunity to get some clean air and admire the greenery.

But a vibrant-coloured metal sunlight is about to be a new fixture on people’s route by way of the park.

Mercer is one of a few parks in Iowa Town that will rejoice newly extra public art installations Friday.

It is part of Iowa City’s inaugural Sculptors Showcase, a program that selects sculptures submitted by artists and temporarily shows the artwork in community.

The first showcase functions five sculptures from a few Iowa-based artists, distribute out across Mercer Park, Riverfront Crossings Park and Terry Trueblood Recreation Location. The artwork will be on show till July 2022.

A grand opening for the showcase will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Riverfront Crossings Park, which hosts three of the artwork parts. Associates of the Community Art Advisory Committee and some of the artists will be current to focus on the artwork.

It is a application that PAAC has mentioned for the past couple of years, in accordance to Marcia Bollinger, community outreach coordinator for Iowa City.

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Tim Adams of Webster City installs a public art piece titled, "The Other Extreme," on Thursday at Mercer Park in Iowa City. The sculpture will be on display through July 2022.

In 2019, PAAC organized a strategic program for the community artwork application.

“One of the essential concepts that arrived out of that was to deliver as lots of prospects for neighborhood artists, once more to get their artwork or their inventive skills on display screen or readily available in the group,” Bollinger stated.

One way to provide additional possibilities was making a showcase that utilized a number of areas.

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