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Contact: Laura Schley, Public Arts Coordinator
Matt Cullen, WPS Media Relations
Mayor Schmitt, Green Bay Public Arts Commission to unveil
downtown sculpture funded by WPS Foundation donation
Green Bay, WI – Representatives from the city of Green Bay and Wisconsin Public Service (WPS) will be joined by artist Kent Hutchison to officially reveal a new 23-foot sculpture during an unveiling ceremony on Wednesday, Dec. 19, in the city’s downtown.
WHO: Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt, artist Kent Hutchison, WPS representatives, Green Bay Public Arts Commission members
WHAT: Unveiling of new downtown work of art
WHEN: Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 4 p.m.
WHERE: Northland Avenue and Washington Street, Green Bay
The work of public art, titled “Embark,” was created by Hutchison through a $100,000 donation by the WPS Foundation to the Green Bay Public Arts Commission. The sculpture symbolizes the significance of the Fox River and the commitment of WPS to Green Bay through five aluminum panels that rotate independently in the wind.
Interviews with Mayor Schmitt, Hutchison and WPS representatives will be available at the ceremony.
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.
About Wisconsin Public Service Foundation
Wisconsin Public Service Foundation is funded by the shareholders of WEC Energy Group, not by the customers of its utility subsidiaries, and is in its 54th year.
Since its inception, the foundation has provided more than $34 million in contributions to programs that support work in the areas of arts and culture, community and neighborhood development, education, human services and health, and care for the environment. Learn more at www.wisconsinpublicservice.com/company/wpsfoundation.aspx.
WEC Energy Group (NYSE: WEC), based in Milwaukee, is one of the nation’s premier energy companies, serving 4.4 million customers in Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota. Visit wecenergygroup.com.