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Art on the Ave.

                             Save the date

                   Saturday May 16, 2015

                                 9:30am – 4:00pm

                          400 Block of 11th Ave SE 

Event Contact: slatterlyparkAoA@gmail.com

2015 Sculpture RFP: SCULPTURE COMPETITION

“Art, everyone’s
favorite neighbor.”

Art on the Ave
is an annual spring art fair showcasing local artisans and musicians in Slatterly Park.  The event features painters, glass blowers, metal workers, jewelers, musicians and a perennial plant sale.  Art on the Ave is an initiative to promote the arts, encourage walkability and attract Rochester citizens to downtown neighborhoods.  Food and drink will be available for purchase from a neighborhood food stand, People’s Food Co-op and wine & beer from Sontes. The highlight of the event is the unveiling of the nstallation of a permanent boulevard sculpture, which will be the ninth public sculpture brought to Slatterly by this event. Locally designed T-shirts with this year’s theme, Compassion, will be printed on site and made available for sale.  This year’s event will be held on Saturday May 17th, from 9:30 am until 4:00 pm, on the 1000  block of 4th Ave SE two blocks north of Kwik Trip off of Hwy 14 East.

MISSION STATEMENT: Art on the Ave is a neighborhood initiative to promote the arts, to revitalize Slatterly Park with progressive beautification projects, and to foster conscientious community in SE downtown Rochester. Annually in May, Art on the Ave hosts a festival showcasing local artisans and art-based organizations, food, musicians, and fine arts performers. Our event welcomes all-comers and is committed to maintaining an environment without religious or political polarity. Through our efforts, we seek to champion creativity as a vehicle for peace, humanism, and prosperity.

 Past Event Sponsors

 

 Past event photos: http://www.facebook.com/SlatterlyAOA

 

 

 

 

 

Art on the Ave Sculpture Locations:

2014 1025 4th Ave SE  (The Divine Twine) Paul Cassidy

2014 Riverside School (Dancing) Cheryl Fitzgerald

2013 1029 7th Ave SE (Water) Doug Snyder

2012 505 10th St SE (5th Ave side) (Peace Tree) Karl Friedrich.com

2011 Hawthorne Education Center (Tulips) Cheryl Fitzgerald

2011 911 9th Ave SE (Dragonflies) Cheryl Fitzgerald

2010 1051 8th Ave (Whimsical Flowers) Cheryl Fitzgerald

2009 912 8th Ave  (Flower Man)  Cheryl Fitzgerald

2008 922 6th Ave SE (Tulip) Cheryl Fitzgerald

2007  920 6th Ave SE (Global Twine) Cheryl Fitzgerald

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                                          

About the Sculptors:

Rochester sculptor, Cheryl Fitzgerald is a local artist who works with metal medium to create a variety of sculpture designs that reflect on the simplicity of garden art, at a larger scale.

Rochester sculptor, Karl Friedrich is an abstract artist who works with a variety of mediums, but specifically recycled metal pieces to create his works of art, you can check out more of Karls work at www.karlfriedrich.com

Elgin, MN sculptor, Doug Snyder is a local artist who works with variouis metals, Doug was a structural steel welder in Rochester for 8 years and has made several large public works in the last few years in SE MN. mnsnyders@hbci.com  A note from the artist in reference to the sculpture titled WATER: “I looked at fountains and many images of water for inspiration. I found the energy in waves and the curl of a tidal wave in particular to be exciting and beautiful and easily applied to my style of working. I love using curves and find that they are very expressive. Contrast is also important in my work. Here I would contrast the colors – blues against the browns and oranges, and the natural rust finish with the smooth painted finish. I almost always use one word titles that are leading, but not limiting so people have some interpretation of their own. I was thinking “Tidal” or “Rising”, but nothing is set yet.

Dover, MN sculptor, Paul Cassidy paulcassidy68@gmail.com is a local artist who has showcased his unique style at Art Prize in Grand Rapids, MI which is an international Art Festival   http://www.artprize.org/paul-Cassidy  A note from the artist  in reference to the sculpture titled THE DIVINE TWINE: “The first idea that came to mind when I decided to create something that I thought would translate into compassion was embrace. I attempted to reflect this idea of compassion by hand cutting a single piece of salvaged pipe into 2 similar pieces and twisting them together. This was my first abstract piece and I am leased with the effect I was able to achieve. There is a harmony of contour and form, light and shadow that create different effects as you walk around the piece, seeming to embrace, lean on each other and even to gracefully be dancing together. ”

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