The Bower selected sculptors via an international “Call for Art” conducted in 2019. Ten artists, 5 men and 5 women, were selected out of approximately 135 submissions. Six artists are from Pennsylvania. The remainder are from Vermont, New Jersey, Switzerland and Hungary.
There are currently 13 pieces in The Bower collection. Seven of these were commissioned, designed and fabricated for the site over a year long period.
The Artists vary in their backgrounds, choice of media, and experience with public art. Their sculptures are formed from dry stacked stone, polished marble; Corten steel, powder coated steel, recycled scrap steel; bronze; aluminum and local biomass.
Click on each artist picture below to gain more information about the artist and the sculpture created for The Bower, as well as general work history.
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