In 2019-2020, we embarked on developing a 36-acre sculpture park and native landscape along the northern slope of the Appalachian Mountains in Perry County, Pennsylvania. We engaged Bridgette Mayer Art Advisors to administer the sculpture procurement during Phase I. Throughout 2019 we communicated with artists from our Call to Art to select those we felt would provide the perfect pieces for our landscape. We have narrowed the 130 applications to four sculptures that will be purchased and six that are commissioned. Sculptures will be installed during summer 2020, with The Bower to open to the public in Spring, 2021.
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The Artists vary in their backgrounds, choice of media, and experience with public art. Their sculptures will be formed from dry stacked stone to polished marble; steel from Corten to bronze coated to powder finished rods to recycled scrap; foundry bronzed pieces; aluminum; and steam bent wood. Five artists are local to Pennsylvania; two are from other areas of the US; and we are fortunate to have three from the UK and Europe. Of our ten finalists, five are women sculpture artists.
Click on each artist picture below to gain more information about the artist and the sculpture being created for The Bower, as well as general work history. Some works are completed; some still in design and development.
bower (noun) 1. a pleasant shady place; 2. a retreat or sanctuary