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Posted on: April 30, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Rescheduled for Today: Installation of sculpture near Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary

Metal sculpture depicting a colorful palm tree by local artist David Windey.

Representatives from the Public Arts Commission along with local artist David Windey will install a new 16- foot sculpture near Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary.

The work of art, titled “Palm Tree,” was created by Windey and is the newest addition to the Rotating Art Program. This sculpture will be on display for one year and is available for purchase. The sculpture resembles a palm tree consisting of a rusted steel trunk topped with holographic reflective “fronds.”

Windey’s piece was selected for the Rotating Art Program during the March 2019 meeting of the Green Bay Public Arts Commission (GBPAC.) Interviews with Windey and GBPAC representatives will be available during the installation taking place at 12:30PM on Tuesday, April 30, near Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary at the intersection of Irwin and East Shore.

About David Windey                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Local artist David Windey has had experience working in metal fabrication and installation for over 30 years. Evolving from a family-owned custom metal shop, Windey currently works at his studio located at 1940 Hwy PP, De Pere, WI 54115. To learn more and see some of Windey’s past work visit his website.

About Rotating Art Program                                                                                                                                                                                                          

The Rotating Art Program provides financial assistance to accepted artists to help facilitate the installation and deaccession of their sculptural work. The program creates an opportunity for temporary works of art to sprout up throughout the community. Six concrete pads have been installed throughout the city to serve as platforms for temporarily installed sculptures to be on display for one year. Accepted artists are determined on a case-by-case basis, depending on overall project quality and display pad availability.

About Green Bay Public Arts Commission                                                                                                                                                                                  

The Green Bay Public Arts Commission is made up of community representatives, arts professionals, and city staff. The group exists to fund artistic activities and support cultural programs that integrate and advance arts and culture as an essential part of life in Green Bay. They focus on the creation and preservation of public art in Green Bay, and ensuring equal access for all to enjoy and interact with public art.

To learn more about the Public Arts Commission or about the Rotating Art Program, visit here or contact Public Arts Coordinator, Laura Schley at 920-448-3142 / email laurasc@greenbaywi.gov 

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