Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Come and Show your Alumni Spirit!

Come one, come all to the dedication of a world-famous sculpture by Jaume Plensa on September 21, 2010! From 6pm - 8pm, Plensa will unveil and speak about his sculpture "Spillover II" which will be a permanent work at Atwater Park at the end of Capitol Drive in Shorewood.

An anonymous donor presents Shorewood with this significant piece, which is to be the first of many public art pieces in Shorewood. Plensa is a well-known artist from Barcelona, who also created the Crown Fountain in Chicago's Millennium Park.  The Committee that chose the sculpture was given a host of works and this piece, Spillover II, seemed most appropriate for the site and for Shorewood. This soul-searching 8 foot high figure made from stainless steel letters will be graceful but allow for a view of the lake through the piece.  It will be mounted on a 2 foot concrete base surrounded by boxwoods, and the sculpture will be lit internally at night. The unveiling should be quite stunning as night falls and the figure begins to glow.

Come out from 6-8PM and Show Your Support - wear your alumni gear or red and grey and help welcome in this significant work of art!