Sculpture on Main
Sculpture On Main for 2017 will be a wonderful mixture of old and new. The sculpture display, first mounted in 2007, is a unique showing of public art within the Historic Downtown Marble Falls area.
The Highland Lakes Creative Arts, presenter of the event, is delighted to announce that many of the pieces proudly displayed along Main Street will remain with us for another year.
Rotating pieces every two years is a system that we think will work better for the artists and the City alike.
These pieces were juried in last year and represent the best of artists from around the region. Images of the pieces and information about the artists can be found on the Sculpture On Main portion of the HLCA webpage (www.hlcarts.com)
The “new” part of SOM 2017 is the inclusion of “Otocast”, a smart phone guide that facilitates discovery of recommended “points of interest” in the area, such as our Sculpture On Main pieces.
The app was created for a public art exhibition held in honor of the bicentennial celebration in Ossining, NY. Called “Ossining in 3D”, the app received rave reviews from the town officials, the participating artists, the local business community, and of course the visitors.
It’s like having a personal tour guide with you at all times!
The HLCA believes that Otocast will enhance the visitor’s experience as they stand before the sculpture and hear the artists describe the piece in his/her own words. Additional information on the piece – such as price and artist’s website – will be included, as well as information about Sculpture On Main sponsors.
The “old” portion of SOM 17 will be the re-locating and re-dedication of Father Jairo Lopez’s piece created, in part, from the remnants of the old bridge that spanned the Colorado River/Lake Marble Falls. That bridge, constructed in 1936, was demolished by the Texas Department of Transportation in March, 2013. The Marble Falls Chamber of Commerce, with financial support from Sculpture On Main, issued a call to artists to create a piece with parts of the old bridge that would symbolize the “bridging” of the old with the new. Father Lopez was selected and the piece was initially installed at the Marble Falls Visitor Center.
Janey Rives, Highland Lakes Creative Arts Board member, commented, “Father Lopez’s piece has so much wonderful detail that we really wanted it placed in a spot that was more conducive to pedestrians. Downtown on Main Street will be the perfect place. And we wanted to have one more chance to thank Father Lopez for all his artistic contribution to our city."
There will be a reception following the re-dedication. The festivities will be on Friday, November 24, 2017. Detailed schedule will be posted on www.hlcarts.com
In addition to the reception, there will be live music provided by area musicians with the fantastic Walkway of Lights and historic Main Street shopping district mere steps away.
At the conclusion of the unveiling and dedication ceremony, the public will is invited stroll up Main St. to enjoy all of the pieces that are part of SOM 17.
And if you can’t attend the re-dedication, the dozen sculptures will be on display along Main Street and the downtown Marble Falls area through Fall 2018.
Sculpture On Main for 2017 will a wonderful blending of the old and the new. Mark your calendar now for Friday, November 24, 2017. Hope to see you there!
For more information, visit www.hlcarts.com.