FREEPORT – Atlanta-based artist Corrina Sephora will install her site-specific sculpture, “Bridge Beyond Time: Past, Present and Future” at the Freeport Arts Plaza on Wednesday.
The installation represents the “meaningful journey of inclusion” that the museum, plaza and community have taken over time, Sephora said. in a press release from the Freeport Art Museum.
The sculptural components of the installation will represent the past of the plaza, which is âanchored in the generosityâ of Jack Myers who donated the land, its current role as a civic space for the community to come together and share. take advantage of arts and culture and its future as a space to facilitate artistic growth and community engagement.
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The sculpture is that of three boats, 14 to 16 feet high, perched on top of elongated oars. They will be located near the northwest corner of the plaza green space.
Sephora specializes in sculpture, painting and installation on metal and draws inspiration from natural and spiritual worlds.
Public art “makes art accessible and achievable for the whole community,” Sephora said. âThrough nautical and natural symbolism like boats, oars and trees, my sculptures engage the imagination of each viewer to create their own story.
The mixed metal sculpture will be a permanent feature of the square.
A dedication ceremony will be held at 4 p.m. on October 1 in the plaza and a reception will follow at Wagner House, 1 E. Spring St.
The artist’s fees for the creation of the sculpture were funded in part by a Our Town grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The product of this year’s Paint the Port event will help finance the cost of installing the structure.
“This is just one of many works of art planned for the space, which will include interactive sculptures and large wall installations,” said Jessica Modica, director of the Freeport Art Museum. “Together, they will create a place where Freeport can exhibit its art and history in a highly visible public setting.